The premiere playmaking forward in the draft passes the puck like the Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers throws the pigskin – almost pure perfection.
RNH possesses a tantalizing combination – tremendous offensive skill-set, defensive awareness and great character. A speedy skater and an accurate shot to go with, “Hoppy” will earn the majority of his future NHL paycheck with his outstanding vision, exceptional playmaking ability and slick puck-handling skills.
Today’s article embarks on my first mock draft of the season – Holiday Edition. The first round results are revealed in this article, with the second round to follow.
* At this point in the season, the mock is, for the most part, based upon teams taking best player available (BPA).
* Draft order is based on the NHL standings as of the morning of December 17th. Standings and thus team drafting positions will obviously fluctuate on a day-to-day basis from here on end.
* Shots From The Slot is a brief rationale for each selection.