We are a month away from the NHL Draft commencing from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and the picture at the top is no clearer now than it was back in April when the Florida Panthers won the right to select first overall.
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The belief still holds that Florida is looking to draft Barrie defenseman Aaron Ekblad, but there are still rumblings that they could choose take one of the two Sams (Bennett or Reinhart) with that selection. What we do know, however, is that the New York Islanders are keeping their fifth overall selection instead of sending it to Buffalo, and the Tampa Bay Lightning have received the New York Rangers’ first round pick as a part of the Martin St. Louis trade.
So, after a month away and with a month to go, it’s time for version 6.0 of the FanSided NHL Mock Draft. All 30 picks, starting with Florida. Let’s Go!
**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.**