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

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

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

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

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

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

39

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

40

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

41

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

59

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

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

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