The first round of the NHL playoffs is winding down which means it’s time for version 5.0 of our mock draft.
[RELATED: NHL Mock Draft 4.0]
The last version of our mock saw a major shake up in the top five with Kasperi Kapanen jumping to the fifth overall pick to the New York Islanders. This draft we’re changing it up a little bit. With version 5.0, we are weighing our pre-draft rankings heavier than team needs.
Does Aaron Ekblad still hear his name chosen first overall by the Florida Panthers, or will it be one of the Sams (Reinhart or Bennett) hearing their name first? Scroll on for version 5.0 of the FanSided NHL mock draft.
**Note: Despite missing the playoffs, New Jersey will pick 30th in the first round due to the penalty from the Ilya Kovalchuk contract in 2010. Also, the draft order is updated as of Tuesday, April 22.**