This is my first mock draft in about 5 years. I use to do them every year but it takes so much time....never had the time before. Comments? 1 â€“ St. Louis â€“ Eric Johnson D USA â€“ Franchise defenseman. Donâ€™t be surprised if St. Louis trades this pick though. As they already have depth in young rearguards and need help in many other areas. 2 â€“ Pittsburgh â€“ Jordan Staal C OHL â€“ A franchise center, kind of a cross between Joe Thornton and Jason Arnott. Is almost a full year younger than most draftees as he had a late birthday. 3 â€“ Chicago â€“ Jonathan Toews C ND â€“ Hawks agree to pass on Kessel and take the two way center instead. 4 â€“ Washington â€“ Phil Kessel C USA â€“ The playmaking center the Caps will need to play with Oveckin. 5 â€“ Boston â€“ Nicklas Backstrom C Sweden â€“ 6 â€“ Columbus â€“ Bryan Little C Barrie â€“ The Blue Jackets get the best pure goal scorer in the draft. Had concussion problems in the past but they should not to be worried about. 7 â€“ NY Islanders Derrick Brassard â€“ C QMJHL â€“ The Isles take the offensive center from the Quebec League. Knock on him is his size at 174 lbs and is actually a year older then most other draftees. 8 â€“ Phoenix â€“ Patrick Berglund C Sweden â€“ Phoenix has a history of going off the board. This pick is not off the board but a mild surprise. Berglund had a great U18 and came on strong late. 9 â€“ Minnesota â€“ Peter Mueller C USA â€“ The Wild feel lucky to for him to be still available at 9th overall. But I think he is overrated. 10 â€“ Florida â€“ Chris Stewart â€“ RW OHL - Florida keeps it all in the family. Stewart is a brother to Anthony and plays a similar game. 11 â€“ Los Angeles â€“ Kyle Okposo RW USHL. 12 â€“ Atlanta â€“ Michael Frolik RW Czech â€“ 13 â€“ Toronto â€“ Bob Sanguinetti D OHL â€“ Leafs pick up the one dimensional defenseman from the OHL. 14 â€“ Vancouver â€“ James Sheppard LW QMJHL â€“ The Caps are unable to pass on the power forward. 15 â€“ Tampa Bay â€“ Nigel Williams D USA â€“ The second rated d-man in the draft. Has great size that is for sure. 16 â€“ Montreal â€“ Chris Summers D USA â€“ A cross between A. Markov and Dandenault. Arguably the best skater in the draft, he is smart defensively and is mentally tough which means a lot to the Canadiensâ€™ brass. 17 â€“ Minn (via Edmonton) â€“ Jiri Tlusty LW Czech â€“ The Wild are surprised to see Tlusty still available. This pick is via the Roloson trade. 18 â€“ Colorado â€“ Ivan Vishnevsky D QMJHL â€“ The Avs pick up a bit of a wild card d-man. 19 â€“ Anaheim â€“ Jonathan Bernier G QMJHL, - Ducks are a little thin in net prospects and follow their luck with Giguere by taking another Quebec goalie. 20 â€“ San Jose â€“ Cory Emmerton C OHL â€“ A solid offensive center, has many intangibles. 21 â€“ NY Rangers â€“ Dennis Persson D Sweden â€“ The Rangers get an underrated d-man. 22 â€“ Philadelphia â€“ Ryan White C WHL â€“ Clarkie loves these gritty, two-way dependable centers. 23 â€“ Nashville â€“ Francois Bouchard LW QMJHL â€“ The Preds take the playmaking winger of brother Pierre Marc. 24 â€“ Buffalo â€“Ty Wishart D WHL. The Sabres pick up a steady, defensive defenseman, which has been their trade mark. 25 â€“ New Jersey - David Fischer D USHS â€“ Conte adds a good d-man prospect. 26 â€“ Calgary â€“ Nick Foligno LW OHL â€“ Gritty, good work ethic, decent offensively, in other words right up Sutterâ€™s alley. 27 â€“ Dallas â€“ Mark Mitera D USA â€“ The Stars pick up the big, steady US defender. 28 â€“ Ottawa â€“ Vladimir Zharkov RW â€“ Sens take the high skilled Russian. 29 â€“ Detroit â€“ Mike Forney LW USHS â€“ Wings take the highly touted high school star. 30 â€“ St. Louis (via Carolina) â€“ Ondreu Fiala Czech â€“ Blues need depth down the middle.