The Hockey Spy`s Mock Draft Round 2

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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This is my mock draft, not to be confused with The Hockey Spy`s Draft Rankings. In the mock draft I take a stab at who I think NHL teams will pick with their respective draft picks. The draft rankings were my thoughts on the best player available at each position. The following notes put my rankings in perspective compared to other rankings out there.

With respect to scouting services such as CSB, Gare Joyce states in his book ‘Future Greats and Heartbreaks‘, CSB’s preliminary  and mid-season ranking are of more use to professional NHL scouts. A quote from Blue Jackets’ (at the time) head scout Don Boyd sums up the value of CSB rankings quite nicely:

“It’s like a road map for us. That is, a list to cherry-pick from – names to chase down and see. The final list is useful for the media and the fans, but by the time it’s issued NHL teams are more concerned about the lists offered up by their own scouts in the field.”

The following is Round 2 of the Mock Draft.  Please click on each individual player, for my detailed Full Potential Prospect Profile.  There, you will notice some differences between my rankings versus the mock draft.

*Jakub Silfverberg`s link is not my profile as I rated the Top 60 only.

Round 2


NY Islanders Drew Shore RW 6’3″ 194 3/29/91 USA U-18 (USDP) USA


Tampa Bay Richard Panik C 6’3″ 189 2/7/91 Trinec Slovakia


Colorado Simon Despres D 6’3″ 208 7/27/91 Saint John (QMJHL) Canada


Atlanta Stefan Elliott D 6’1″ 186 1/30/91 Saskatoon (WHL) Canada


Los Angeles Ethan Werek C 6’0″ 170 6/7/91 Kingston (OHL) Canada


Phoenix Jordan Caron C 6’2″ 196 11/2/90 Rimouski (QMJHL) Canada


NY Islanders (from Toronto) Olivier Roy G 5’11” 163 7/12/91 Cape Breton (QMJHL) Canada


Dallas Carl Klingberg F 6’3″ 196 1/28/91 Frolunda Sweden


Ottawa Tomas Tatar C 5’11” 176 12/1/90 Zvolen (Slovakia) Slovakia


Edmonton Ryan O’Reilly C 6’1″ 191 2/7/91 Erie (OHL) Canada


Nashville Zach Budish RW 6’2″ 210 5/9/91 Edina HS United States


Nashville (from Minnesota) Eric Gelinas D 6’2″ 190 5/8/91 Lewiston (QMJHL) Canada


San Jose (from Buffalo) Joonas Nattinen C 6’2″ 174 1/3/91 Jyvaskyla Finland


Florida Marcus Johansson C 5’11” 185 10/6/90 Farjesta Sweden


Atlanta (from Montreal from Washington from Anaheim) Matthew Clark D 6’3″ 205 10/17/90 Brampton (OHL) Canada


NY Rangers (Compensatory) Tyson Barrie D 5’9″ 165 7/26/91 Kelowna (WHL) Canada


St. Louis Sami Vatanen D 5’9″ 163 6/3/91 JYP Jr. (Finland) Finland


Toronto (from NY Rangers) Philippe Paradis C 6’2″ 190 1/2/91 Shawinigan (QMJHL) Canada


Carolina (from Los Angeles from Calgary) Taylor Doherty D 6’5″ 210 3/2/91 Kingston (OHL) Canada


Tampa Bay (from Philadelphia) Jerry D’Amigo LW 6’0″ 189 2/19/91 USA U-18 (NTDP) United States


Vancouver Cody Eakin C 5’11” 180 5/24/91 Swift Current (WHL) Canada


New Jersey Robin Lehner G 6’3″ 220 7/24/91 Frolunda Jr. (Sweden) Sweden


Washington Kenny Ryan RW 6’0′ 190 7/10/91 USA U-18 (NTDP) United States


NY Islanders (from Boston) Alex Hutchings C 5’10” 170 11/7/90 Barrie (OHL) Canada


San Jose Chris Brown C 6’2″ 191 2/3/91 USA U-18 United States


6’1″ 185 3/16/91 USA U-18 (NTDP) United States


Chicago Mikko Koskinen G 6’5″ 187 7/18/88 Blues (Finland) Finland


*Detroit Jakob Silfverberg C 6’0″ 183 10/13/90 Brynas Sweden


Pittsburgh Ben Hanowski RW 6’2″ 198 10/18/90 Little Falls HS United States

4 thoughts on “The Hockey Spy`s Mock Draft Round 2”

  1. Klingberg’s profile links to Elliot’s profile. Please fix because I would love to read more about him. Thanks

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