The NHL held it’s annual draft lottery last night, and the Florida Panthers were the lucky team to come out on top and win the first overall pick. With no clear consensus number one player in this year’s draft, the Panthers have a choice to add stud defenseman Aaron Eklad from Barrie of the OHL, or one of the top two centers in Sam Reinhart (Kootenay) or Sam Bennett (Kingston).
It’ll be interesting to see what happens when the NHL Draft unfolds on June 27-28 from Philadelphia. But for now, let’s have fun by mocking out the first post-lottery draft here on FanSided. You can check out version 2.0 of my mock by clicking HERE.
Scroll on for version 3.0 of the FanSided NHL Mock Draft.