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My Mock Drafts - NischalRaman's 2018 NHL Draft

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Round Totals:

1st Round: 34/155 points

Total Points?:

34 points out of 1085 overall

Ranking:

T375 out of 423 mocks (12% Overall)

NischalRaman's 2018 NHL Mock Draft Picks - Last updated: 05-25-2018

Rnd. ▴ Pick   Team Player Pos. School
1 1Buffalo BuffaloRasmus Dahlin D Frölunda HC
NischalRaman's comments: No brainer!
1 2Carolina CarolinaAndrei Svechnikov RW Barrie
NischalRaman's comments: Svechnikov is the better forward over Zadina but would not be surprised if Zadina goes 2nd.
1 3Montreal MontrealFilip Zadina RW Halifax
NischalRaman's comments: Svechnikov or Zadina whoever is available here should be taken.
1 4Ottawa OttawaOliver Wahlstrom LW Shattuck-St. Marys School
NischalRaman's comments: Ottawa should look for a forward with a higher offensive ceiling. Tkachuk is more NHL ready now but has a lower ceiling. Speed and skill, Wahlstrom has them both. Shot compared heavily to Boeser's.
1 5Arizona ArizonaBrady Tkachuk LW Boston University
NischalRaman's comments: The coyotes have been in rebuild mode for as long as I can remember. Should gladly take Tkachuk, a forward that can play as soon as next year, though they will most likely pick a defenseman.
1 6Detroit DetroitQuinton Hughes D Michigan
NischalRaman's comments: 6 through 10 could potentially see all defensemen being taken. Detroit should take either Hughes or Boqvist. Both have higher offensive ceilings than the latter. Whoever they pick could push a team below to move up or down in the draft.
1 7Vancouver VancouverAdam Boqvist D Brynäs IF
NischalRaman's comments: Unless Oilver Wahlstrom is available at 7, the Canucks should take the best defenseman available. Could also see Brady Tkachuk fall to 7.
1 8Chicago ChicagoEvan Bouchard D London
NischalRaman's comments: Take the best D man available here for the hawks.
1 9NY Rangers NY RangersNoah Dobson D Acadie-Bathurst
NischalRaman's comments: The rangers will gladly take Dobson if available at 9.
1 10Edmonton EdmontonJesperi Kotkaniemi C Assat Pori
NischalRaman's comments: Could see the oilers trading this pick for a player that can help them now. If not, Ty Smith or center Jesperi Kotkaniemi is who I would take.
1 11NY Islanders NY IslandersJoe Veleno C Drummondville
NischalRaman's comments: If I'm the Islanders I would look to combine picks 11 and 12 to move up and take someone in the top 6. Or trade one of the picks packaged with another player to move into the top 8.
1 12NY Islanders NY IslandersTy Smith D Spokane
NischalRaman's comments: If I'm the Islanders I would look to combine picks 11 and 12 to move up and take someone in the top 6. Or trade one of the picks packaged with another player to move into the top 8.
1 13Dallas DallasJett Woo D Moose Jaw
1 14Philadelphia PhiladelphiaBarrett Hayton C Sault Ste. Marie
1 15Florida FloridaBode Wilde D US-Under-18
1 16Colorado ColoradoJoel Farabee LW USNTDP
1 17New Jersey New JerseyMattias Samuelsson D Norwood High School
1 18Columbus ColumbusRyan Merkley D Guelph
1 19Philadelphia PhiladelphiaCalen Addison D Lethbridge
1 20Los Angeles Los AngelesVitali Kravtsov RW Belye Medvedi Polar Bears
1 21San Jose San JoseIsac Lundeström C Luleå HF
1 22Ottawa OttawaSerron Noel RW Oshawa
1 23Anaheim AnaheimRasmus Kupari C Karpat Oulu
1 24Minnesota MinnesotaAkil Thomas C Niagara
1 25Toronto TorontoAlexander Alexeyev D Red Deer
1 26NY Rangers NY RangersGrigori Denisenko LW Yaroslavl
1 27Chicago ChicagoRasmus Sandin D Sault Ste. Marie
1 28NY Rangers NY RangersK'Andre Miller D USNTDP
1 29St. Louis St. LouisTy Dellandrea C Flint
1 30Detroit DetroitRyan McLeod C Mississauga
1 31Washington WashingtonDominik Bokk RW Växjö