2014 NHL Mock Draft: Second Round

Round 1 of the 2014 NHL Mock Draft – The Next Ones Playoffs Edition is in the books and the result have been posted here.

Note:

  • This is not an attempt to rank prospects. This is mere a guesstimate at what teams might choose if they were to draft today based on weighing out best player available with team need and past experiences at the draft table, with an obvious dose of influence from my personal thoughts.

[For the March edition, ranking the Top 120 prospects check out:

2014 NHL Draft Rankings: The Next Ones]

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2014 NHL Draft War Room: Prospect Profile Index

  • Constantly updated as profiles are completed, check in with the above link often to get more detailed information on this year’s prospect class.

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Let’s get right to the picks of the 2nd round and see what unfolded:

2014 NHL Mock Draft: The Next Ones Playoffs Edition Round 2:

31. Buffalo SabresThatcher Demko, G, Boston College (NCAA)

32. Florida Panthers – Anton Karlsson, RW, Frolunda (Sweden)

33. St. Louis Blues (from Edmonton Oilers) – Ryan MacInnis, C, Kitchener (OHL)

34. Calgary Flames – Travis Sanheim, D, Calgary (WHL)

35. New York IslandersEric Cornel, C, Peterborough (OHL)

36. Vancouver CanucksJack Glover, D, USA NTDP (USHL)

37. Carolina Hurricanes – John Quenneville, C, Brandon (WHL)

38. Anaheim Ducks (Toronto Maple Leafs) – Brendan Lemieux, LW, Barrie (OHL)

39. Buffalo Sabres (from the Winnipeg Jets/Minnesota Wild) – Jack Dougherty, D, USA NTDP (USHL)

40. Ottawa Senators – Spencer Watson, RW, Kingston (OHL)

41. New Jersey Devils – Brycen Martin, D, Swift Current (WHL)

42. Nashville PredatorsVaclav Karabacek, RW, Gatineau (QMJHL)

43. Arizona Coyotes – Ryan Donato, C, Dexter HS (USHL)

44. Washinton Capitals – Alex Nedeljkovic, G, Plymouth (OHL)

Alex Nedeljkovic

Alex Nedeljkovic was ranked no. 5 by CSS in its midterm ranking of 2014 draft-eligible North American goalies and is second goalie selected in THW’s NHL Mock Draft. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

45. Dallas Stars – Julius Bergman, D, Frolunda (Sweden)

46. Nashville Predators (from Detroit Red Wings) – Jayce Hawryluk, C, Brandon (WHL)

47. Columbus Blue Jackets – Dysin Mayo, D, Edmonton (WHL)

48. Philadelphia Flyers – Hunter Smith, RW, Oshawa (OHL)

49. Tampa Bay Lightning (from New York Rangers) – Chase De Leo, C, Portland (WHL)

50. Buffalo Sabres* (from Minnesota Wild; may transfer to St. Louis Blues if conditions of Ryan Miller trade met) – Vladislav Kamenev, LW, Magnitogorsk (Russia)

51. Los Angeles Kings (from Buffalo Sabres; may transfer to Columbus Blue Jackets if conditions of Marian Gaborik trade met) – Marcus Pettersson, D, Skelleftea (Sweden)

52. New York Islanders (from Montreal Canadiens) – Joshua Jacobs, D, Indiana (USHL)

53. Tampa Bay Lightning – Brayden Point, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)

54. Arizona Coyotes (from Chicago Blackhawks) – Brett Pollock, C, Edmonton (WHL)

55. San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh Penguins) – Alexis Vanier, D, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

56. San Jose Sharks – Justin Kirkland, LW, Kelowna (WHL)

57. St. Louis Blues – Juho Lammikko, RW, Assat (Finland)

58. Calgary Flames (from Colorado Avalanche) – Oskar Lindblom, LW, Brynas (Sweden)

59. Anaheim Ducks – Alex Peters, D, Plymouth (OHL)

60. Boston Bruins – Adam Ollas Mattsson, D, Djurgarden (Sweden)

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In what might be the most unpredictable draft in years there are still quality players left to be had in subsequent rounds even though it has been dubbed as many to be a weaker draft. How do you think your team did in THW’s two round mock draft?

Comment here, send me a tweet @ChrisRalphTHW and/or take part in the discussion at THW’s NHL Entry Draft Google + Community for limitless draft discussion.

Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect &Draft Analyst at THW
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com
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4 Comments

  1. Really hoping MacInnis would be there when the Islanders select. Though Cornel sounds like a good fallback option.

  2. What about The Oilers 3rd round pick? Since they have none so far, any other opinions on who they might bring in? Drafts, Trades, Free agents, Thanks.

    • Thanks for stopping by Nunavut – yes Oilers traded 3rd rnd pick in Scrivens deal.
      Tough to speculate – I almost got lynched the last time I suggested the Oilers should trade Nail Yakupov ;)
      Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/the-case-for-trading-nail-yakupov/
      Written before Nail played a game with him and I stick by it.

      The Oilers will have to be aggressive on the FA and trade front, but won’t be easy – the draft table not the answer for their current problems unless involves trading 3rd overall pick.

      If they had the pick, many guys I strongly consider for the 2nd rnd, including, but not limited to:
      Axel Holmstrom, C, Skelleftea (Sweden)
      Vladimir Tkachev, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
      Warren Foegele, LW, St Andrew’s (HS-ON)
      Shane Eiserman, LW, Dubuque (USHL)
      Luke Philp, C/W, Kootenay (WHL)
      Mason McDonald, G, Charlottetown (QMJHL)

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