2018 NHL mock draft: Rasmus Dahlin goes to Sabres

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 4: Rasmus Dahlin
BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 4: Rasmus Dahlin /

The Buffalo Sabres have the top pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, and they are going to take defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. However, the rest of the order is unknown.

Come June 22, the 2018 NHL Draft will get underway, with plenty of intrigue to follow. With the NHL Lottery in the rearview mirror, the Buffalo Sabres know they have the No. 1 pick, while the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens round out the top three in that order.

Last year, it was Nico Hischier going with the first pick to the New Jersey Devils, with the Philadelphia Flyers following that choice with Nolan Patrick.

Here’s what to expect from this class, with the full order seen here.

1. Buffalo Sabres – Rasmus Dahlin, D
2. Carolina Hurricanes – Filip Zadina, LW
3. Montreal Canadiens – Andrei Svechnikov, RW
4. Ottawa Senators – Oliver Wahlstrom, LW
5. Arizona Coyotes – Brady Tkachuk, LW
6. Detroit Red Wings – Quinton Hughes, D
7. Vancouver Canucks – Adam Boqvist, D
8. Chicago Blackhawks – Noah Dobson, D
9. New York Rangers – Evan Bouchard, D
10. Edmonton Oilers – Ty Smith, D
11. New York Islanders – Barrett Hayton, C
12. New York Islanders – Ryan Merkley, D
13. Dallas Stars – Joe Veleno, C
14. Philadelphia Flyers – Jett Woo, D
15. Florida Panthers – Jakub Lauko, LW
16. Colorado Avalanche – Bode Wilde, D
17. New Jersey Devils – Calen Addison, D
18. Columbus Blue Jackets – Joel Farabee, LW
19. Philadelphia Flyers – Mattias Samuelsson, D
20. Los Angeles Kings – Jesperi Kotkaniemi, RW
21. San Jose Sharks – Serron Noel, RW
22. Ottawa Senators – Akil Thomas, C
23. Anaheim Ducks – Isac Lundestrom, C
24. Minnesota Wild – Grigori Denisenko, LW
25. Toronto Maple Leafs – Jared McIssac, D
26. New York Rangers – Vitali Kravtsov, RW
27. St. Louis Blues – Adam Ginning, D
28. Washington Capitals – Oliver Rodrigue, G
29. Detroit Red Wings – Alexander Alexeyev, D
30. New York Rangers – Ryan McLeod, C
31. Chicago Blackhawks – Kevin Bahl, D

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