North American Scouting Services Mock Draft

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Prospect Pulse on April 17, 2009 — No Comments
Pick NHL Team Player Pos. Thumbnail Report
1 NY Islanders John Tavares; London C The no-brainer pick that will hopefully lead the Isles back to respectability. Expect big pressure to deal pick but they will keep it
2 Tampa Bay Lightning Victor Hedman; Modo LD Another potential deal because Tampa needs and wants more immediate help but he is a potential franchise defender
3 Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene; Brampton C Filling the spot of Joe Sakic for the next generation in the Mile High City will be the highly skilled Matt Duchene. He has all of the physical tools to be a star and his leadership has begun to appear in this years playoffs.
4 Atlanta Thrashers Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi, Timra LW I fully expect this pick to be dealt because Atlanta desperately needs immediate help but if they keep the pick, Svensson-Paajarvi had a great World Juniors and showed that he’ll go into traffic or anywhere else to get points.
5 Los Angeles Kings Evander Kane; Vancouver C With the back end in good shape for the future, they get one of the best finishers in the Draft.
6 Phoenix Coyotes Jared Cowen; Spokane LD The knee injury and indifferent play for much of the year has people concerned but this kid was once considered a threat to Tavares and Hedman because he has all of the tools to dominate in the NHL.
7 Toronto Maple Leafs Braden Schenn; Brandon C I can’t see the Leafs remaining in this spot, especially after Burke’s public comments but if they do keep the pick, Burke has shown an interest in brother acts and this kid can play it any way you want which is also what he loves.
8 Dallas Stars Jordan Schroeder; Minnesota RW Another team that has set their back end so they could go for the US born Schroeder who has been very good at Minnesota.
9 Ottawa Senators John Moore; Chicago LD Ottawa has struggled ever since they kept Redden instead of Chara but they may move down a bit and still get Moore but either way, this kid just keeps getting better and better and has “potential superstar” written all over him.
10 Edmonton Oilers Nazem Kadri; London Knights C The Mac T days are over and its unfortunate because this character kid has all the skills and nastiness that Craig would love and furthermore, he plays way bigger then he is.
11 Nashville Predators Jeremy Morin; US NDTP C Its a bit early for Morin but he is another American star that has “magic” hands and will become a big time scorer. By the way, can Barry Trotz get a hand for the job he’s done in Music City?
12 Minnesota Wild Ryan Ellis; Windsor RD The Jacques Lemaire/Doug Risebrough days are over so look for them to become the Oilers in the 80′s…Fast skating and crazy aggressive and who better to lead them then this wild-card offense-man.
13 Buffalo Sabres Simon Despres; Cape Breton LD The Sabres need help in all areas so this late rising stud would help them immensely in a few years.
14 Florida Panthers Jacob Josefson; Djurgarden C He has many who LOVE him but a few that think a bust but his play against men has prepared him for the jump and his hockey IQ is important to Pete Deboer.
15 Anaheim Ducks Peter Holland; Guelph C A slightly poor mans Chris Drury will have an excellent and long career and although he’s not a sexy pick, they’ll be very with the selection in 5 years.
16 Columbus BlueJackets Dmitri Kulikov; Drummondville RD The Jackets would be thrilled to get arguably the 2nd best defender in the Draft. It took him some time to adjust to North America but from November on, he was a stud.
17 St. Louis Blues Landon Ferraro; Red Deer LW The next in the line of prodigal sons of former NHL greats is very good both ways and is under-rated in his ability to finish. Jarmo Kekalainen and John Davidson look to character and this kid oozes it.
18 Montreal Canadians Zach Kassian; Peterborough RW Bob Gainey goes back to his roots in Peterborough and grabs a kid who can fight AND can play. He has been overlooked all year but brings size, toughness and character that is lacking in La Belle Province.
19 New York Rangers Scott Glennie; Brandon C The Rangers have been one of the best drafting teams in the past 5 years and the credit goes to Gordie Clark and his staff and this gem will turn out to be one of the top 8 players out of this draft when history looks back.
20 Carolina Hurricanes Kyle Palmieri; US NDTP C The future star of North Dakota has really picked up his play and is producing points on a nightly basis.
21 Calgary Flames Dylan Olsen; Camrose LD A rugged western boy that can help solidify the blue line in Cowtown cannot be passed up by Sutter.
22 Philadelphia Flyers Ethan Werek; Kingston LW Another team that has been fantastic of late at the Draft table, the Flyers will scoop this skilled winger that is being tutored by the great Doug Gilmour.
23 Pittsburgh Penguins Carter Ashton; Lethbridge LD The Penguins are set on the back end for a while but the 2nd generation power forward would be a great fit to ultimately ride shotgun for Sydney.
24 Vancouver Canucks Oliver Ekman-Larsson; Leksand LD With the franchise Center playing in Brampton, they would love to get this skilled defender who has our Company divided into those who love him and those that don’t.
25 Chicago Blackhawks David Runblad; Skelleftea LD The Hawks have some of the best young talent in the League and the core of their talent up front is young so the chance to add the big European blueliner with great feet will only add to their group of future stars.
26 New Jersey Devils Ryan O’Reilly; Erie LC Everybody knows how much Lou and David Conte value smarts, hockey IQ and responsible play and the leader in these areas may be O’Reilly so its a natural fit.
27 Washington Capitals Tim Erixon; Skelleftea LD Another Team loaded up front with skill would like a defenseman and the European invasion continues in the Capital.
28 Detroit Red Wings Calvin Dehaan; Oshawa LD It almost seems unfair that the Wings still get 1st round picks because they do more with mid-round picks then most do with 1st rounder’s but this potential QB on the PP is still a few years away so thankfully they have a kid named Lidstrom to fill in.
29 Boston Bruins Taylor Doherty; Kingston LW The Director of Scouting for Boston has ties to Kingston and this behemoth has a lot of potential. He is limited offensively but he could become a shutdown defender.
30 Ottawa from San Jose Drew Shore; US Under 18′s RW With their 1st pick, the Sens brought in a potential franchise Defenseman and now they can go and get bigger and stronger up front with this American prodigy that has been talked about for years.
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