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willz123's 2019 NHL Mock Draft Picks - Last updated: 06-04-2019

Rnd. ▴ Pick   Team Player Pos. School
1 1New Jersey New JerseyJack Hughes C Michigan
willz123's comments: Hughes is the best player available to play with Hall and Nico. Hughes will be a consistent 70 point man in the NHL and will be an elite player.
1 2NY Rangers NY RangersKaapo Kakko RW TPS Turku
willz123's comments: Kaapo Kakko Has played really well this season and is a top 2 pick easily. His big frame and ability to keep control of the puck is better than anybody in this draft class. Not only that but Kakko is very strong off the puck crating open space which lead to scoring opportunities. One of my favourite players in this years draft. Kakko Holds elite potential and can be the center piece of the New York Rangers.
1 3Chicago ChicagoDylan Cozens C Lethbridge
willz123's comments: Cozens standing at 6'3 has the ability to play both center and winger. He shares a lot of characteristics with Kakko s they're both skillful players with handy puck possession better than most in this draft. He's got a great release and plays really well off the puck. Cozens may be a project but the potential is high for Cozens and for a team like Chicago which seems to be entering their rebuilding process he is definitely a solid piece to the puzzle for a forward group that needs help down the middle. Cozens looks to be a good top 6 forward giving you consistent input for offense.
1 4Colorado ColoradoAlex Turcotte C US-Under-18
willz123's comments: The speedy center with great vision can bring that. Personally I think Zegras is more talented at this stage but Turcotte has a higher IQ and has more upside. Turcotte seems to be a top 6 play maker for the future maybe even elite.
1 5Los Angeles Los AngelesKirby Dach C Saskatoon
willz123's comments: LA in this draft will be looking to make a pick exicting pick to bring hope back to this city. The speedy center with great vision can bring that. Personally I think Zegras is more talented at this stage but Turcotte has a higher IQ and has more upside. Turcotte seems to be a top 6 play maker for the future maybe even elite. Kirby Dach Finally crawls into my top 5. Credit where credits due. Dach has performed well and with the one dimensional play of Podkolzin and the fact he might not even come to the NHL. He just can't be a top 5 pick. The only GM to have the guts to pick podkolzin in the top 5 is probably Chayka. Too bad he's picking 14th. Dach can be a good top 6 forward and a good penalty killer for the Kings
1 6Detroit DetroitBowen Byram D Vancouver
willz123's comments: They'll pick D to fill a gap in their lineup. Broberg is probably the most NHL ready out of everyone available. Defense wise. Byram has the potential to be a part of a top pairing in Detroit.
1 7Buffalo BuffaloPhilip Broberg D AIK
willz123's comments: With help on special teams and on defense Buffalo is in need of a 3rd/4th defense-men for the future. Broberg seems to be a great fit for the second pairing and a player you can set up for on a powerplay.
1 8Edmonton EdmontonCole Caufield RW US-Under-17
willz123's comments: I don't believe a lack of size will keeps Caufield down considering the change of play in the NHL now. He showcased that greatly in the U18 tournament and I believe he's a lottery pick no doubt. Caufield looks perfect for a supporting role on a top line contributing big numbers each year.
1 9Anaheim AnaheimTrevor Zegras C US-Under-17
willz123's comments: His playmaking ability will be something that Anaheim is going to be all over. Fast and capable of playing both center and wing, he'll be the center Anaheim wants. Could look to be top center on Anaheim giving them a consistent 60-70 points.
1 10Vancouver VancouverAlexander Newhook C St. Andrew Saints
willz123's comments: Newhook is one of the best juinor players out of the BCHL. He's already outscored the likes of Benn and Carr this year. Personally I wouldn't look past him. Newhook doesn't always play with intensity and can sometimes be a puck hog but I do believe the upside potential is higher than we think. Coming off of a great U18 tournament, I know Canada didn't get the results they wanted but Newhook looked like a leader out there and made his name prominent racking up 10 points (5 goals and 5 assists) in 7 appearances. With a good two-way game, Newhook looks like a top 6 forward who would be great both winger and center.
1 11Philadelphia PhiladelphiaPeyton Krebs C Winnipeg Ice
willz123's comments: Peyton Krebs is top 10 talent. Philly might not have found what they want in Patrick but Krebs is fast and smart with the puck and will be a great player to add up front. Krebs looks like a top center giving his team consistently 70 points.
1 12Minnesota MinnesotaVictor Söderström D Brynäs IF
willz123's comments: Looks to be a good top 4 defensemen and powerplay specialist.
1 13Florida FloridaThomas Harley D Mississauga
willz123's comments: Although they need help in net. Montemboult looked good in the games he played and Florida needs help on the blue line too. This to me will be more or a desperation pick to pick up a solid blue liner. With Harley, they'll get one. Harley looks to be a good second pairing defensemen.
1 14Arizona ArizonaVille Heinola D Lukko Rauma
willz123's comments: Suprising pick? Maybe, but Heinola resembles a lot of what Heiskanen is and with an aging blue line (Hjalmarsson, Demers, Goligoski) Heinola could very well end up being a 1st or 2nd paring in the NHL. Heinola looks like a top 4 defensemen used on the powerplay.
1 15Montreal MontrealVasily Podkolzin RW Vityaz Podolsk HC
willz123's comments: Due to his one dimensional play and lack of play making makes him a project to begin with. To add to that he's signed a 2 year contract in the KHL and has said he's not sure where he wants to play hockey. Montreal is willing to make this pick and stop the fall of Podkolzin as he's got a natural shooting ability and a pure scorer, Montreal is clsoe to the playoffs and can afford to wait 2 years for their winger. Podkolzin looks to be a top 6 forward to reaches 30 goals at least once.
1 16Colorado ColoradoArthur Kaliyev RW Hamilton
willz123's comments: Big Forward with an elite release. His play making ability is nothing to look past, he is sometimes making late passes and not always looking but it's nothing that can't be taught. Drafted by a team that praises hockey IQ (Hamilton). Kaliyev has that, as he can make the flashy play to get by the D, he can also make the smart plays and keep the team out of trouble. I personally don't believe Kaliyev holds elite potential to his name, I do think he will make a good supporting scorer for any team who picks him.
1 17Dallas DallasRyan Suzuki C London
1 18Ottawa OttawaRaphaël Lavoie C Halifax
willz123's comments: Considering what happened during the trade deadline, Ottawa is going to be looking at someone who can bring some hope and some hype to the franchise. Even though they are picking 18th on my board;Lavoie has the potential to bring that hype. was once looked at as a lottery pick late last year. A fast player with a lot of speed and elusiveness in his game. I believe the poteinal is still there with Lavoie, but he just isn't as polished as we once thought.
1 19NY Islanders NY IslandersMatthew Boldy RW Southfield School
1 20Boston BostonMoritz Seider D Mannheim
1 21Buffalo BuffaloMatthew Robertson D Edmonton Oil Kings
1 22Anaheim AnaheimCam York D Shattuck-St. Marys School
1 23Washington WashingtonSamuel Poulin RW Sherbrooke
1 24Nashville NashvilleLassi Thomson D Kelowna
willz123's comments: Plays with a calm demeanor with good backward skating and lateral movement. He played a key role on kelowna and I believe he was better than Korczak. Not to mention his wrist shot/snap shot is virtually the same as Phil "The Thrill" Kessel. Fun player to watch and could definitely jump into the 1st round.
1 25Carolina CarolinaVladislav Kolyachonok D Flint
1 26Calgary CalgaryConnor McMichael C London
1 27Los Angeles Los AngelesBobby Brink LW Minnetonka High School
1 28Pittsburgh PittsburghPhilip Tomasino RW Niagara
1 29Las Vegas Las VegasAlex Vlasic D USNTDP
1 30NY Rangers NY RangersJakob Pelletier C Moncton
1 31Tampa Bay Tampa BayBrayden Tracey LW Moose Jaw
2 32New Jersey New JerseySpencer Knight G US-Under-17
2 33Carolina CarolinaBrett Leason RW Prince Albert
2 34Chicago ChicagoNils Höglander RW AIK
2 35Ottawa OttawaNolan Foote LW Kelowna
2 36Los Angeles Los AngelesJohn Beecher LW Salisbury School
2 37Detroit DetroitAnttoni Honka D JYP Jyvaskyla
2 38Carolina CarolinaRobert Mastrosimone LW Chicago
2 39Edmonton EdmontonAlbin Grewe RW Djurgården
2 40Anaheim AnaheimIlya Mironov D Yaroslavl
2 41Vancouver VancouverMarcus Kallionkieli RW Sioux City
willz123's comments: Speedy, plays the 200ft game, hard worker and committed. The only thing holding Kallionkieli from being a first rounder is his ability to make plays and creativity on offense. Drives to the net hard and has a good release but he wasn't one to make that passing play often.
2 42Philadelphia PhiladelphiaNathan Légaré C Baie-Comeau
2 43Minnesota MinnesotaDaniil Misyul D Yaroslavl
2 44Ottawa OttawaRyder Donovan C East High School
2 45Arizona ArizonaMatvey Guskov C London
2 46Montreal MontrealMikko Kokkonen D Jukurit HC Oy
2 47Colorado ColoradoMaxim Cajkovic LW Malmo
2 48NY Rangers NY RangersEthan Keppen LW Flint
2 49Las Vegas Las VegasNikita Okhotuk D Ottawa 67's
2 50Detroit DetroitKaedan Korczak D Kelowna
2 51New Jersey New JerseySasha Mutala RW Tri-City
2 52St. Louis St. LouisAntti Saarela C Lukko Rauma
2 53Detroit DetroitNIck Robertson LW Peterborough
2 54Washington WashingtonJosh Williams RW Edmonton Oil Kings
2 55New Jersey New JerseyTobias Björnfot D Djurgården
2 56Carolina CarolinaMarshall Warren D USNTDP
2 57NY Islanders NY IslandersDrew Helleson D US-Under-18
2 58Toronto TorontoOleg Zaitsev C Red Deer
2 59Florida FloridaMack Guzda G Owen Sound
2 60Montreal MontrealShane Pinto RW Lincoln
2 61Winnipeg WinnipegValentin Nussbaumer LW Shawinigan
2 62NY Rangers NY RangersJamieson Rees LW Sarnia
3 63Philadelphia PhiladelphiaSimon Holmström RW HV71
3 64NY Rangers NY RangersHunter Jones G Peterborough
3 65Arizona ArizonaLeevi Aaltonen LW KalPa Kuopio
3 66Colorado ColoradoElmer Söderblom RW Frölunda HC
3 67Los Angeles Los AngelesMichael Vukojevic D Georgetown
3 68Detroit DetroitWilliam Constantinou D Kingston
3 69Buffalo BuffaloWill Francis D Cedar Rapids
3 70Florida FloridaBlake Murray LW Sudbury
3 71New Jersey New JerseyNando Eggenberger RW Oshawa
3 72Vancouver VancouverMartin Hugo Has D Tappara Tampere
3 73Philadelphia PhiladelphiaNikita Vashchenko D SKA-1946
3 74Minnesota MinnesotaColten Ellis G Rimouski
3 75Nashville NashvilleJake Lee D Seattle
3 76Arizona ArizonaFilip Prikryl C Plzeň
3 77Montreal MontrealJudd Caufield RW US-Under-17
3 78Colorado ColoradoDustin Wolf G Everett
3 79New Jersey New JerseyArtemi Kniazev D Kazan
3 80Columbus ColumbusJohn Farinacci C Southfield School
3 81Edmonton EdmontonHarrison Blaisdell C Chilliwack
3 82Boston BostonGraeme Clarke RW Ottawa 67's
3 83St. Louis St. LouisAlexander Campbell C Stanstead College
3 84San Jose San JoseIlya Safonov C Vityaz Podolsk HC
3 85Los Angeles Los AngelesDanil Antropov RW Oshawa
3 86Las Vegas Las VegasTrevor Janicke RW US-Under-18
3 87Carolina CarolinaRoman Bychkov D Loko Yaroslavl
3 88Calgary CalgaryAusten Swankler C Waterloo
3 89Toronto TorontoMads Søgaard G Medicine Hat
3 90Ottawa OttawaNicholas Porco LW Saginaw
3 91Las Vegas Las VegasJackson LaCombe D Shattuck-St. Marys School
3 92Las Vegas Las VegasHenri Nikkanen C Jukurit HC Oy
3 93Tampa Bay Tampa BayPavel Dorofeyev RW Stalnye Lisy
4 94New Jersey New JerseyNikola Pasic RW Linköpings HC
4 95Boston BostonVojtech Strondala C Kometa Brno
4 96Chicago ChicagoTaylor Gauthier G Prince George
4 97Ottawa OttawaYegor Spiridonov C Stalnye Lisy
4 98Los Angeles Los AngelesLayton Ahac D Prince George
4 99Detroit DetroitDaniil Gutik LW Yaroslavl
4 100Pittsburgh PittsburghBrooklyn Kalmikov LW Cape Breton
4 101Edmonton EdmontonZachary Okabe RW Grande Prairie
4 102Anaheim AnaheimDillon Hamaliuk LW Seattle
4 103Vancouver VancouverJohn Jack Malone RW Youngstown
4 104Detroit DetroitMason Primeau C North Bay Battalion
4 105Florida FloridaJosh Nodler C US-Under-18
4 106Florida FloridaBrett Budgell C Charlottetown Islanders
4 107Arizona ArizonaCody Morgan C Windsor
4 108Los Angeles Los AngelesDanny Weight LW US-Under-18
4 109Nashville NashvilleHenry Thrun D US-Under-18
4 110Dallas DallasPatrik Puistola LW Ilves Tampere
4 111NY Rangers NY RangersMichal Teplý LW Liberec White Tigers
4 112Calgary CalgaryYaroslav Likhachov LW Gatineau
4 113Chicago ChicagoMassimo Rizzo LW Penticton
4 114Toronto TorontoJack York D Kitchener
4 115Buffalo BuffaloMatias Maccelli LW Dubuque
4 116Washington WashingtonNathan Dunkley C London
4 117Nashville NashvilleJoe Carroll LW Sault Ste. Marie
4 118Carolina CarolinaMarcel Barinka C Halifax
4 119Montreal MontrealAlex Beaucage RW Rouyn-Noranda
4 120Toronto TorontoIlya Nikolaev C Loko Yaroslavl
4 121Florida FloridaKari Piiroinen G Windsor
4 122Las Vegas Las VegasLogan Barlage C Swift Current
4 123Winnipeg WinnipegMaxence Guenette D Val-d'Or
4 124Tampa Bay Tampa BayXavier Parent C Halifax
5 125New Jersey New JerseyLuke Toporowski RW US-Under-17
5 126NY Rangers NY RangersMichal Mrazik LW Liptovsk Mikula
5 127Montreal MontrealOliver Turan D Slovakia
5 128Ottawa OttawaYegor Chinakhov RW Omskie
5 129Los Angeles Los AngelesGrant Silianoff LW Cedar Rapids
5 130Washington WashingtonMikhail Abramov C Victoriaville
5 131Detroit DetroitAaron Huglen RW Roseau Jr. Sr. High School
5 132Montreal MontrealJustin Ducharme RW Chicoutimi
5 133Anaheim AnaheimKalle Loponen D Karpat Oulu
5 134Vancouver VancouverCase McCarthy D USNTDP
5 135Philadelphia PhiladelphiaJosh Groll LW Omaha
5 136Las Vegas Las VegasBen Brinkman D Edina Senior High School
5 137Florida FloridaXavier Simoneau C Drummondville
5 138Montreal MontrealPetr Cajka C Zug
5 139Las Vegas Las VegasHugo Alnefelt G HV71
5 140Colorado ColoradoGrayson Ladd D Windsor
5 141Dallas DallasVladislav Mikhailov C Dynamo Moscow
5 142Detroit DetroitMike Koster D Chaska High School
5 143NY Islanders NY IslandersBrady Meyer C Des Moines
5 144Minnesota MinnesotaMatej Toman LW Prince George
5 145St. Louis St. LouisNikita Alexandrov C Charlottetown Islanders
5 146San Jose San JoseNathan Keppen LW Flint
5 147Washington WashingtonJayden Struble D St. Sebastian's School
5 148Nashville NashvilleVladimir Alistrov LW Edmonton Oil Kings
5 149Carolina CarolinaRoman Basran G Kelowna
5 150Calgary CalgaryConnor Roberts RW Flint
5 151Toronto TorontoSimon Lundmark D Linköpings HC
5 152Pittsburgh PittsburghChristopher Meriser Ortiz D Baie-Comeau
5 153Las Vegas Las VegasIvan Muranov RW Balashikha
5 154Winnipeg WinnipegLucas Rowe C Mississauga
5 155Chicago ChicagoAnthony Aguanno D Guelph
6 156New Jersey New JerseyDominik Sklenar LW Hradec Králové
6 157NY Rangers NY RangersAlfred Barklund D Örebro HK
6 158Chicago ChicagoMarcus Sylvegård LW Malmö
6 159Vancouver VancouverJaxon Bellamy D Sherbrooke
6 160Los Angeles Los AngelesCarson Riddle C Sioux City
6 161Detroit DetroitKristof Papp C Hungary
6 162Buffalo BuffaloJeremi Gerber LW Bern
6 163Edmonton EdmontonDomenick Fensore D US-Under-18
6 164Anaheim AnaheimMitchell Brewer D Oshawa
6 165Vancouver VancouverJulian Mettler LW Kloten
6 166Philadelphia PhiladelphiaJarrett Baker D Drummondville
6 167Minnesota MinnesotaNathan Staios D Windsor
6 168Florida FloridaRyder Rolston RW US-Under-18
6 169Philadelphia PhiladelphiaLev Starikov D Windsor
6 170Montreal MontrealTyler Paquette LW Des Moines
6 171Colorado ColoradoSamuel Bolduc D Blainville-Boisbriand
6 172Dallas DallasMatej Blümel LW Waterloo
6 173Columbus ColumbusCameron Rowe G US-Under-17
6 174NY Islanders NY IslandersClay Hanus D Portland
6 175Boston BostonDanila Galenyuk D Mamonty Yugry
6 176Anaheim AnaheimNathan Allensen D Barrie
6 177San Jose San JoseYannik Valenti RW Vancouver
6 178Vancouver VancouverGabriel Denis C Shawinigan
6 179Nashville NashvilleGrant Docter D United States
6 180Carolina CarolinaKonsta Hirvonen C HIFK Helsinki
6 181Carolina CarolinaMichael Mancinelli C Madison
6 182Buffalo BuffaloIgor Sokolov LW Cape Breton
6 183Arizona ArizonaNolan Maier G Saskatoon
6 184Minnesota MinnesotaOwen Lindmark C US-Under-17
6 185Buffalo BuffaloTag Bertuzzi C Guelph
6 186Tampa Bay Tampa BayTrevor Kuntar LW Youngstown
7 187New Jersey New JerseyPatrick Keegan D Cushing Academy
7 188Boston BostonFiliph Åström LW Frölunda HC
7 189Tampa Bay Tampa BayRobert Griffin C Boston Jr.
7 190Columbus ColumbusDanil Zinovyev LW Belye Medvedi Polar Bears
7 191Los Angeles Los AngelesYegor Arbuzov D Spokane
7 192Detroit DetroitIsac Andersson C Frölunda HC
7 193Buffalo BuffaloSemyon Astashevsky RW Omskie
7 194Edmonton EdmontonOscar Bjerselius C Djurgården
7 195Chicago ChicagoBoston Bilous G Edmonton Oil Kings
7 196Vancouver VancouverKarl Henriksson C Frölunda HC
7 197Philadelphia PhiladelphiaMathieu Boulianne LW Shawinigan
7 198Minnesota MinnesotaNarvin Mutter LW Hamilton
7 199Florida FloridaAlexander Cherny RW CSKA-Krasnaja Armija Moskva
7 200Detroit DetroitHenrik Claesson D Luleå HF
7 201Philadelphia PhiladelphiaEthan Browne C Prince George
7 202Colorado ColoradoDaniel D’Amico C Sault Ste. Marie
7 203Toronto TorontoKieran Brown LW Sheffield
7 204NY Rangers NY RangersYegor Chizhikov C Russia
7 205NY Islanders NY IslandersArvid Costmar C Linköpings HC
7 206Carolina CarolinaSergei Alkhimov LW Regina
7 207St. Louis St. LouisCarl Sjöberg C Oskarshamn
7 208San Jose San JoseAlexander Lundqvist D Leksands
7 209Washington WashingtonMax Wahlgren C MoDo U-20
7 210Nashville NashvilleJoel Wahlgren C MoDo U-20
7 211Calgary CalgaryJacob Grönhagen C HV71
7 212Ottawa OttawaLudvig Hedström D Djurgardens IF
7 213Toronto TorontoMikko Petman LW Lukko Rauma
7 214Columbus ColumbusJuuso Pärssinen LW TPS Turku
7 215Pittsburgh PittsburghRasmus Lahnaviik LW Jokerit Helsinki
7 216Montreal MontrealAlbert Johansson D Farjestads BK
7 217Tampa Bay Tampa BayGraeme Bryks C Seattle