1. Edmonton Oilers â€“ Adam Larsson, D [There is a high chance the Oilers could draft RNH, but I still see Larsson going 1st overall.] 2. Colorado Avalanche â€“ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C [Yes itâ€™s a centre, but the most skilled guy in the draft and has great character. Canâ€™t pass him up.] 3. Florida Panthers â€“ Gabriel Landeskog, LW [Florida doesnâ€™t need any more defensemen, so they take their future captain and goal scorer.] 4. NY Islanders â€“ Jonathan Huberdeau, C [Islanders need more goal scoring, high skilled prospects, so they skip Couturier and grab Huberdeau.] 5. Ottawa Senators â€“ Sean Couturier, C [Drafting BPA at this point they gain a great 2-way centre that has scoring ability to go alongside a great defense pool.] 6. Atlanta Thrashers â€“ Mika Zibanejad, C [A riser throughout the draft year the big sized 2-way player (aka beast) in Mika is just what Atlanta wants.] 7. Columbus Blue Jackets â€“ Doug Hamilton, D [Losing Klesla hurts, but gaining Hamilton is better. Hamilton is going to be a hard defenseman to play against.] 8. New Jersey Devils â€“ Ryan Strome, C [Another BPA, New Jersey stocks more offensive power with the high skilled smallish centre from Niagara.] 9. Boston Bruins [From Toronto] â€“ Ryan Murphy, D [Canâ€™t deny his skill and skating. Wonâ€™t be rushed and will fit a deep Bruins team perfectly.] 10. Minnesota Wild â€“ Joel Armia, RW [Not a huge fan of Armia, but he does have the skill level and size to make. Just needs to work on consistency.] 11. Colorado Avalanche [From St. Louis] â€“ Duncan Siemens, D [Already gaining a skilled forward the Avs then get a physical shutdown defenseman they desperately need.] 12. Carolina Hurricanes â€“ Tyler Biggs, RW [Plays a great 2-way game with already size of an NHL player. Needs to work on offensive game, but will become a great player nonetheless.] 13. Calgary Flames â€“ Brandon Saad, LW [Another player Iâ€™m not a huge fan of, but if he puts everything together will become another goal scorer the Flames need.] 14. Dallas Stars â€“ Jamieson Oleksiak, D [Purely based on needs, the Stars will take this freight train around the McIlrath spot and will be happy with him.] 15. NY Rangers â€“ David Musil, D [A lot of people see him more of a defensive defenseman now, but he still has great offensive talent.] 16. Buffalo Sabres â€“ Mark Scheifele, C [A very impressive prospect, Scheifele has been a riser with great 2-way game and drives into those tough areas of the ice.] 17. Montreal Canadiens â€“ Sven Bartschi, LW [The gritty skilled forward is what the Habs need and will fit Martinâ€™s system perfectly.] 18. Chicago Blackhawks â€“ Nicklas Jensen, LW/RW [The winger from Denmark is highly skilled and has a CANNON of a shot.] 19. Edmonton Oilers [From Los Angeles] â€“ Mark McNeill, C [After drafting their franchise defenseman they get 2-way power forward in McNeill who they lost in Penner.] 20. Phoenix Coyotes â€“ Dmitri Jaskin, RW [Has great compete level to go along with great hockey sense and decision making.] 21. Ottawa Senators [From Nashville] â€“ Matt Puempel, LW [Already getting a 2-way centre, the Senators now get a goal scoring winger with great hockey sense.] 22. Anaheim Ducks â€“ Jonas Brodin, D [Another riser thatâ€™s getting attention is the Swedish defender who skates extremely well with great defensive position.] 23. Tampa Bay Lightning â€“ Rocco Grimaldi, C [Donâ€™t be hatinâ€™! Grimaldi has top 10 talent in a 7th round body. He will grow more as I see a team taking a risk on him in the 1st round.] 24. Toronto Maple Waffles [From Boston] â€“ Ty Rattie, RW [One of the two late 1st, the Maple Leafs take the playmaking juggernaut from Portland, Rattie.] 25. Detroit Red Wings â€“ Scott Mayfield, D [Has fantastic size and skates well for his frame. Doesnâ€™t have a lot of offensive potential, but will be great for his stay at home ability.] 26. San Jose Sharks â€“ Stefan Noesen, RW [Fits everything the Sharks need, good size, plays right wing, and has a great shot.] 27. Pittsburgh Penguins â€“ Seth Ambroz, RW [Definitely a riser, Ambroz is a winger with a fantastic frame and scoring touch.] 28. Toronto Maple Leafs [From Philadelphia] Boone Jenner, C [Burke loves big prospects, and Boone Jenner is just another one of Burke type prospects and has great defensive game.] 29. Washington Capitals â€“ Vladislav Namestnikov, C [Has great hockey sense with fantastic hands and skating, but needs more strength.] 30. Vancouver Canucks â€“ Nathan Beaulieu, D [Definitely doesnâ€™t appear as a top 15 prospect to me, but is a very safe 2-way defender.] After doing this I have a few surprises throughout the draft. I did try to take needs into consideration, but also take a balance approach with best player available.