Round 1 of the 2014 NHL Mock Draft – The Next Ones Playoffs Edition is in the books and the result have been posted here.
- 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.
- Constantly updated as profiles are completed, check in with the above link often to get more detailed information on this year’s prospect class.
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 Sabres – Thatcher Demko, G, Boston College (NCAA)
NHL Draft-NCAA-Thatcher Demko-G-Boston College-Big goalie.space eater.Moves well.good glove.rebound control.poised. Recovers well. High end
— dave cadelli (@davecadelli) April 23, 2014
32. Florida Panthers – Anton Karlsson, RW, Frolunda (Sweden)
33. St. Louis Blues (from Edmonton Oilers) – Ryan MacInnis, C, Kitchener (OHL)
Ryan MacInnis — Al's son. Not a D, but huge and DID acquire daddy's slapshot. Maybe hardest in Draft. RT @julesring 33
— The Production Line (@TPLhockey) April 24, 2014
34. Calgary Flames – Travis Sanheim, D, Calgary (WHL)
Elkhorn's Travis Sanheim named one of Canada's top 3 players at U18 WHC. Canada won bronze. #ctvwpg
— Josh Crabb (@JoshRCrabb) April 27, 2014
35. New York Islanders – Eric Cornel, C, Peterborough (OHL)
— THW Hockey (@HockeyLinks) March 18, 2014
36. Vancouver Canucks – Jack Glover, D, USA NTDP (USHL)
37. Carolina Hurricanes – John Quenneville, C, Brandon (WHL)
— WHL Facts (@WHLFacts) April 16, 2014
38. Anaheim Ducks (Toronto Maple Leafs) – Brendan Lemieux, LW, Barrie (OHL)
— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) March 10, 2014
39. Buffalo Sabres (from the Winnipeg Jets/Minnesota Wild) – Jack Dougherty, D, USA NTDP (USHL)
40. Ottawa Senators – Spencer Watson, RW, Kingston (OHL)
Looking at Spencer Watson's split stats and season data, only five of his 33 goals were scored on the PP. Did a lot of damage at evens.
— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) April 20, 2014
41. New Jersey Devils – Brycen Martin, D, Swift Current (WHL)
— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) February 13, 2014
42. Nashville Predators – Vaclav Karabacek, RW, Gatineau (QMJHL)
— QMJHL (@QMJHL) April 9, 2014
43. Arizona Coyotes – Ryan Donato, C, Dexter HS (USHL)
Ryan Donato defines production at Dexter. Since freshman season in 2011-12, has 57 goals, 66 assists, 123 points in 63 games and counting.
— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) December 24, 2013
44. Washinton Capitals – Alex Nedeljkovic, G, Plymouth (OHL)
U.S. Wins Gold at U18 World Championship ! @PWhalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio), who made 15 total… http://t.co/25rRIHue5D
— BobbyMurray (@TheMurrayFlurry) April 28, 2014
45. Dallas Stars – Julius Bergman, D, Frolunda (Sweden)
— michael repertorio (@MikeRepertorio) April 24, 2014
46. Nashville Predators (from Detroit Red Wings) – Jayce Hawryluk, C, Brandon (WHL)
— Benny Walchuk (@BennyGX94Sports) April 27, 2014
47. Columbus Blue Jackets – Dysin Mayo, D, Edmonton (WHL)
Goal stands, credited to Dysin Mayo who is having a superb postseason. 4-6-10, a team high +15 in 10+ GP. D-man doesn't turn 18 til August
— Bruce McMcCurdy (@BruceMcCurdy) April 20, 2014
48. Philadelphia Flyers – Hunter Smith, RW, Oshawa (OHL)
— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) April 8, 2014
49. Tampa Bay Lightning (from New York Rangers) – Chase De Leo, C, Portland (WHL)
— FutureConsiderations (@FCHockey) February 12, 2014
50. Buffalo Sabres* (from Minnesota Wild; may transfer to St. Louis Blues if conditions of Ryan Miller trade met) – Vladislav Kamenev, LW, Magnitogorsk (Russia)
http://t.co/dTmaEKMf2A #26 Vladislav Kamenev Good development curve this season… strong shot & good protection to dominate along the wall.
— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) April 9, 2014
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)
You see the tools of SWE D Marcus Pettersson. He's big, very mobile, skilled but his D zone work little cringe worthy.
— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) April 26, 2014
52. New York Islanders (from Montreal Canadiens) – Joshua Jacobs, D, Indiana (USHL)
NHL Draft-USHL-Joshua Jacobs-D-Indiana.#41 by ISS.good offensive tools.Good skater w/ speed. Good hands. Has a great shot. good hockey IQ.
— dave cadelli (@davecadelli) April 23, 2014
53. Tampa Bay Lightning – Brayden Point, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)
— Craig Button (@CraigJButton) February 20, 2014
— Zenon Herasymiuk (@ZenonHerasymiuk) December 14, 2013
54. Arizona Coyotes (from Chicago Blackhawks) – Brett Pollock, C, Edmonton (WHL)
— Dean Millard (@DuckMillard) April 27, 2014
55. San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh Penguins) – Alexis Vanier, D, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
— HockeyProspect.com (@ScoutingService) December 7, 2013
56. San Jose Sharks – Justin Kirkland, LW, Kelowna (WHL)
— Black Press BC (@BlackPressMedia) April 2, 2014
57. St. Louis Blues – Juho Lammikko, RW, Assat (Finland)
58. Calgary Flames (from Colorado Avalanche) – Oskar Lindblom, LW, Brynas (Sweden)
— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) January 3, 2014
59. Anaheim Ducks – Alex Peters, D, Plymouth (OHL)
— ISS Hockey (@ISShockey) March 11, 2014
60. Boston Bruins – Adam Ollas Mattsson, D, Djurgarden (Sweden)
— Peter Lindsay (@ArchitectWeb) April 24, 2014
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?