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2014 NHL Mock Draft: Round 1

2014 NHL Draft - June 28th, 2014 @ 2:00 AM, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Final Version - Published: Jun. 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm (ET)

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Round Pick   Team Player Position School Height WeightComments
Florida Aaron Ekblad DBarrie (OHL)6' 3.5"216Tallon's eagerness to trade out tells you there is no generational, no elite, or maybe even not even a top line/top pair player here...just a top two line forward or a top four defender.
Buffalo Sam Bennett CKingston (OHL)6' 0.25"178No surprise that this fierce competitor is desired by so many of the newly hired GM's not selecting in this spot. No matter if the other Sam (Reinhart) goes first, the Sabres are winners with whichever one is left.
Edmonton Leon Draisaitl CPrince Albert (WHL)6' 1.75"208Reinhardt has first line centre potential great hockey IQ, tremendous stickhandling ability and one of the quickest snap shots you'll see. The question is, will the Oilers, a team that wants to get bigger at forward and dee, stand pat and stick to their list, or try to move up for Ekblad, or take big Draisaiti which would surprise many. Nonetheless, this pick and Sam Gagner are in play to make the Oilers better now if the right trades happen.
Calgary Sam Reinhart CKootenay (WHL)6' 1"185Burke wants the Flames bigger...do they pick the skilled centre with upside? Or the twenty pound heavier Ritchie who owns the walls and can throw'em.
NY Islanders Michael Dal Colle COshawa (OHL)6' 1.5"179Still a nice place to be selecting...Dal Colle might develop above the rest.
Vancouver Jake Virtanen RWCalgary Hitmen (WHL)6' 0.75"208Hits fast and hard. Required off season surgery but that should not hurt his ranking.
Carolina Nick Ritchie RWPeterborough (OHL)6' 2.25"230A big man who has good skills and edge. He may be off the board even earlier, if his past injuries don't scare teams off.
Toronto Nikolaj Ehlers LWHalifax (MJAHL)5' 11.5"170Forget about safe, and selecting the second best defenseman. Taking a chance on one of the two scorers Nylander & Ehlers is what President Shanny & company needs to do.
Winnipeg William Nylander CSodertalje SK (Allsvenskan)5' 11"175Unbelievable to think we are here in late June and a top three possible pick still has teams saying they are not going to be calling the name of this exceptionally gifted finisher. If this kid lasts until slot nine, the Jets may have hit a home run...or struck out.
Anaheim Trade Icon Haydn Fleury DRed Deer (WHL)6' 2.75"204Do the Ducks continue to go big and reach slightly on this imposing wing with some skill and scoring ability, or take a smaller skilled player?
Nashville Brendan Perlini LWNiagara (OHL)6' 2.5"205An offensive power centre-wing with excellent puck skills,hands, and big time shot and solid two-way game.
Arizona Alex Tuch RWUS-Under-18 (USAH-NTDP)6' 3.75"222Arizona Coyotes need scoring on the wings, but the question remains...do they reach a bit to go big with Tuch's size and skill or go for a much speedier smaller scoring option?
Washington Kevin Fiala RWMalmö (Sweden)5' 9.75"165He may not be exactly a Brian MacLellan - Barry Trotz type player, but he is one of the smartest players on the ice and is a tremendous natural goal scorer.
Dallas Kasperi Kapanen LWKalPa Kuopio (SM-liiga)5' 11"172The Stars elated that the versatile winger lasted this long.
Detroit Dylan Larkin CUSNTDP (USHL)6' 0.75"190Might have been hoping for Fabbri, but get another highly competitive centre instead.
Columbus Julius Honka DSwift Current (WHL)5' 10"170Jarmo Kekalainen was dreaming of selecting a countyman Kapanen, but would he settle for the undersized Czech offensiveman this early?
Philadelphia Travis Sanheim DCalgary Hitmen (WHL)6' 3"181A first year Dub defender who is very light on the edges. He might be a reach here...or a home run. Same goes for Anthony DeAngelo, who is from Sewell, N.J, in the Philly area.
Minnesota Robbie Fabbri CGuelph (OHL)5' 9.25"166The Wild have no second rounder and badly need a goaltender prospect. Would they trade out and look for one a bit later or hope a defender is here they like, or just take one of the gifted forwards still on the board?
Tampa Bay Ivan Barbashev CMoncton (QMJHL)6' 0.5"185A complete big centre who fills a need.
San Jose David Pastrnak LWSodertalje SK (Allsvenskan)5' 10"165Fills a need at offensive and plays both centre & wing.
St. Louis Nick Schmaltz CGreen Bay (USHL)5' 11.5"172The Blues complete the centre brother act, although some have questions about Nick's commitment.
Pittsburgh Nikita Scherbak LWSaskatoon (WHL)6' 0"172This might be an excellent fit with of a complimentary player who might have a bit of Marian Hossa in his upside.
Colorado Sonny Milano LWUSNTDP (USHL)5' 11.5"183I always wonder if Patrick Roy's close connection to the QMJHL has him looking for familiar faces from there first, but unless Barbashev was to drop, there are none worthy of selection until the late second. There is a quality forward at all three positions, or do the Avs go for one of the better skating defenseman in the draft who probably is ranked a bit lower on boards?? Or would they make the son of Claude Lemieux, Brendan, a sentimental pick, albeit, a reach?
Vancouver Trade Icon Jared McCann CSault Ste. Marie (OHL)5' 11.5"174Vancouver can go in many directions at this point because the board opens up with many possible choices.
Boston Jakub Vrana RWLinköpings HC (SHL)5' 11"178Although he may not look like the typical Bruin forward, but fills their need for a scoring Right Wing.
Montreal Brendan Lemieux LWBarrie (OHL)6' 0"211Montreal needs both Centremen and physical forwards,and it seems like a logical, even though maybe a little of a reach for Claude's son is on the radar.
Chicago Adrian Kempe LWMoDo U-20 (Sweden)6' 1.5"187If the Blackhawks are looking for size and grit, he has the attributes to develop as a powerful two way forward who makes contact and has an emerging offensive side.
Tampa Bay Trade Icon Roland McKeown DKingston (OHL)6' 1"185It might be highly unlikely the best skating defender in the draft class is still here. Displays excellent edging, power and balance, but plays soft.
Los Angeles Josh Ho-Sang CWindsor (OHL)5' 11"166A centre-wing who has everybody talking, may be the biggest late round steal of the draft class. Who would have thought he lasted this long? Oh, wait he scares organizations. The Kings can take that chance.
New Jersey Conner Bleackley CRed Deer (WHL)6' 0.5"192They might have been hoping for Lemieux to fall to them,butthe Devils still have an interesting list of eight possibles, all who bring different strengths. Would they take a chance on three time suspended DeAngelo, offensive wonder Goldobin, developing Quenneville & MacInnis, longer waits in the dee-men, or sleeper LW Justin Kirkland?

* = Junior, ** = Sophomore, *** = Freshman

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