NHL Mock Draft 1.0

Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY SportsWith well over half of the NHL season gone, it’s time, for some teams at least, to start thinking NHL Draft. Starting today, and continuing every Wednesday from now on up until the event starts on Friday, June 28, Fansided will have constantly updated mock drafts based on that Monday’s standings.

So, without any further adieu, here is version 1.0 of the Fansided NHL mock draft. Make sure to leave your comments and thoughts on each mock in the comment section below. You can also reach me on Twitter @TheMikeStraw.

*Draft order updated as of February 3, 2014.*

1. Buffalo Sabres
Sam Reinhart
Center, Kootenay (WHL)

2. Edmonton Oilers
Aaron Ekblad
Defense, Barrie (OHL)

3. Florida Panthers
Leon Draisaitl
C/LW Prince Albert (WHL)

4. Calgary Flames
Sam Bennett
C, Kingston (OHL)

5. New York Islanders
Michael Dal Colle
C/LW, Oshawa (OHL)

6. New Jersey Devils (FORFEIT PICK)
New Jersey forfeits its pick due to punishment by the NHL for Ilya Kovalchuk contract in 2010.

7. Anaheim Ducks (Trade from Ottawa)
Brendan Perlini
Left Wing, Niagara (OHL)

8. Winnipeg Jets
Nick Ritchie
LW, Peterborough (OHL)

9. Nashville Predators
Kasperi Kapanen
RW, Kalpa (FIN)

10. Washington Capitals
Jake Virtanen
RW, Calgary (WHL)

11. Dallas Stars
Haydn Fluery
D, Red Deer (WHL)

12. Carolina Hurricanes
Nikolaj Ehlers
LW, Halifax (QMJHL)

13. Philadelphia Flyers
Jared McCann
C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

14. Detroit Red Wings
Alex Tuch

15. Columbus Blue Jackets
William Nylander
C, Rogle (SWE)

16. Phoenix Coyotes
Ivan Barbashev
LW, Moncton (QMJHL)

17. Vancouver Canucks
Sonny Milano

18. New York Rangers
David Pastrnak
LW/RW, Sodertalje SK (SWE2)

19. Montreal Canadians
Josh Ho-Sang
C, Windsor (OHL)

20. Minnesota Wild
Dylan Larkin

21. Los Angeles Kings
Nikolay Goldobin
LW, Sarnia (OHL)

22. Toronto Maple Leafs
Connor Bleackley
C, Red Deer (WHL)

23. Tampa Bay Lightning
Julius Honka
D, Swift Current (WHL)

24. Boston Bruins
Adrian Kempe
LW, Modo (SWE)

25. Colorado Avalanche
Roland McKeown
D, Kingston (OHL)

26. San Jose Sharks
Brycen Martin
D, Swift Current (WHL)

27. Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Schmaltz
LW, Green Bay (USHL)

28. St. Louis Blues
Anthony DeAngelo
D, Sarnia (OHL)

29. Chicago Blackhawks
Jakub Vrana
RW, Linkoping (SWE)

30. Anaheim Ducks
Nikita Scherbak
LW, Saskatoon (WHL)

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