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Round Totals:

1st Round: 36/155 points

Total Points?:

36 points out of 1085 overall

Ranking:

T456 out of 533 mocks (15% Overall)

nhlscout14's 2019 NHL Mock Draft Picks - Last updated: 04-11-2019

Rnd. ▴ Pick   Team Player Pos. School
1 1New Jersey New JerseyJack Hughes C Michigan
nhlscout14's comments: New Jersey goes with consensus all year. Elite talent. Great vision. High end skill. Injuries were mild concern, but I'm sure he will be fine. Kane esque.
1 2NY Rangers NY RangersKaapo Kakko RW TPS Turku
nhlscout14's comments: Rangers get elite talent. Broke the record for most goals by a 18 year old in Liiga this past season. Played more and more Centre as the season progressed.
1 3Chicago ChicagoBowen Byram D Vancouver
nhlscout14's comments: While I could see Chicago drafting Dach and the Avs taking Byram. Persoanlly I think Dach is the more sure bet, but Byram is best defenseman in the draft this year, and the Hawks are looking to keep getting younger on the back end. Great skater, excellent first pass, plays with a bit of an edge. Solid two way defender with plus offensive ability.
1 4Colorado ColoradoKirby Dach C Saskatoon
nhlscout14's comments: Colorado goes with best player available. Dach is the real deal. Big, fast for his size, great hands, always looking to create a scoring opportunity. Can create something out of nothing. Great playmaker. Underrated shot, could benefit from shooting more. Constantly draws attention from opposing teams playing on a not great Blades team despite their record, still consistently productive. Projects better as a winger at next level. Almost Draisaitl esque. If Hawks go with Dach instead of Byram I think the Avs will take Byram here.
1 5Los Angeles Los AngelesDylan Cozens C Lethbridge
nhlscout14's comments: While I'm not as high as Cozens as others he will most certainly be drafted in this range. Teams will fall in love with his size and speed. Cozens is big, fast, and can shoot the puck. Kind of one dimensional offensively. Not a very good playmaker. Will probably have a couple 30 goal seasons in his career but not as complete of a player as Dach, Krebs, or even Zegras. Project him as a 50-60 point winger.
1 6Detroit DetroitVasily Podkolzin RW Vityaz Podolsk HC
nhlscout14's comments: Detroit will stop the fall of Vasily Podkolzin. Like many Russians before him going into the Draft he has been touted as a top 3 pick all year, but will fall out at the draft. High end offensive skills. Might have one of the highest offensive ceilings in the draft. Great skater, great shot, underrated playmaker/vision. Good size, plays with some grit Decent defensively. Has been strong on the World stage, but hasn't put up astonishing statistics this past year in Russia. Talent wise right up there with Hughes and Kakko, but the Russian factor will play a part in his fall come draft time. High ceiling, low floor type player. Could be 70+ point scorer or might never come over.
1 7Buffalo BuffaloTrevor Zegras C US-Under-17
nhlscout14's comments: While I believe Buffalo would probably go with Turcotte here, I believe Zegras is the better player. Zegras has a great shot, underrated vision/playmaking ability, strong skater with good size. Creates opportunities consistently. Solid defensively. All around solid offensive player, more of a winger than centre, but is certainly capable of becoming a centre. I think he can become a consistent 60-65+ point scorer in the NHL.
1 8Edmonton EdmontonCole Caufield RW US-Under-17
nhlscout14's comments: Some may consider this a reach due to his size being listed at only 5'7, 155 lbs. However Caufield is the best pure goal scorer in this draft class. He is dynamic offensively and can score at will. High IQ , is always in prime scoring areas, and gets open effortlessly. Quick, agile skater. Not a strong defender, but you are not drafting him for his defensive play. Underrated playmaking abilities, wasn't required to be such a passer while playing with the highly talented USNDP. Broke the USNDP goal scoring record this past season. Caufield is exactly the player type the Oilers are missing with McDavid and their Powerplay. A right handed highly skilled goal scorer, who can play the half wall on the PP. Always showed up against strong competition. High ceiling. I like Krebs a lot here as well but I think Caufield is a excellent fit for McDavid.
1 9Anaheim AnaheimAlex Turcotte C US-Under-18
nhlscout14's comments: Similarly to Cozens I'm not as high on Turcotte as others. He is talented, yes. But he makes many questionable decisions with the puck and can be turnover prone at times. He will more than likely still be a top 10 pick. Put up really good numbers the past two years. Noticed he tends to disappear in bigger games and shine against weaker competition. Solid defensively. Project him as potentially solid two way centre/winger with plus offensive upside.
1 10Vancouver VancouverPeyton Krebs C Winnipeg Ice
nhlscout14's comments: Personally I think Krebs is a top 5 talent in this draft. He has great offensive instincts. Excellent playmaker, makes everyone around him better. Great skater. Projects more as winger in the NHL but could be able to play Centre. His draft stock would be significantly higher if he was given more talent to play with. He played all year on a terrible team and carried them. He was also their captain as a 17/18 year old. Canucks would be getting a steal at 10 if he were to land here.
1 11Philadelphia PhiladelphiaMatthew Boldy RW Southfield School
nhlscout14's comments: Good but not great skater. Uses his size well. Good hands, good playmaker. High offensive upside. Shows up against strong competition. Personally like him more than Turcotte if you don't need a Centre.
1 12Minnesota MinnesotaVictor Söderström D Brynäs IF
nhlscout14's comments: While most all year have had Broberg rated higher than the right handed Soderstrom, Soderstrom has proven over the latter half of the season that he is the more polished prospect. Strong skater, moves the puck well. Can improve on his positioning. Unlike Broberg he was able to make the jump to the SHL and was productive considering he was playing bottom pairing minutes for most of the season. Isn't afraid to play physical. Projects as a solid two way defender in the NHL with plus offensive ability.
1 13Florida FloridaPhilip Broberg D AIK
nhlscout14's comments: Florida goes with the left handed offensive defenseman from Sweden. Many consider him to be the 2nd best defenseman in the draft. Lots of room to grow. Excellent skater, can breakout of his own zone with ease. Needs to work on defensive aspects of the game. Not a great stick handler for how gifted he is offensively. Was too good for U20, but struggled in Allsvenskan. Project type player but could turn into something special if he puts it all together. Realistically a few seasons away from being NHL ready.
1 14Arizona ArizonaArthur Kaliyev RW Hamilton
nhlscout14's comments: Arizona goes with the shoot first winger in Arthur Kaliyev. He exploded onto the OHL scene this year with 102 points in 67 games, dwarfing his 48 points in 68 games the previous year. Excellent release. Isn't afraid to shoot and for good reason. His shot is right up there with Caufield in this class. Much more one dimensional compared to Caufield however. Kaliyev is a solid skater, uses his size well to protect the puck. Good, not great hands. Not much of a playmaker and doesn't project to be at the next level. If he is able to add a couple more tools he could become a scary player.
1 15Montreal MontrealRyan Suzuki C London
nhlscout14's comments: This pick almost makes too much sense. The Canadiens already have Ryan's brother Nick in their system. High end playmaker. Great vision, quicker than his brother Nick. High IQ. While the Canadiens would probably rather pick a highly rated defenseman this just unfortunately isn't the class to find one in this range.
1 16Colorado ColoradoAlexander Newhook C St. Andrew Saints
1 17Las Vegas Las VegasCam York D Shattuck-St. Marys School
1 18Dallas DallasConnor McMichael C London
1 19Ottawa OttawaMoritz Seider D Mannheim
1 20Winnipeg WinnipegBobby Brink LW Minnetonka High School
1 21Pittsburgh PittsburghRaphaël Lavoie C Halifax
1 22Los Angeles Los AngelesThomas Harley D Mississauga
1 23NY Islanders NY IslandersMatthew Robertson D Edmonton Oil Kings
1 24Nashville NashvilleBrett Leason RW Prince Albert
1 25Washington WashingtonSpencer Knight G US-Under-17
1 26Calgary CalgaryVille Heinola D Lukko Rauma
1 27Tampa Bay Tampa BayJakob Pelletier C Moncton
1 28Carolina CarolinaNils Höglander RW AIK
1 29Anaheim AnaheimJohn Beecher C Salisbury School
1 30Boston BostonNolan Foote LW Kelowna
1 31Buffalo BuffaloAnttoni Honka D JYP Jyvaskyla