Post-Cup NHL Mock Draft

Note: For more on the draft, check out or draft podcast: Drinking and Mocking.

It’s officially time to shift focus from the Stanley Cup to the NHL Draft! Congrats to the Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin for finally putting it all together and winning the Cup. Admittedly, I’m not an ‘expert’ on nearly as many hockey prospects as I claim to be with the NFL, but I do read and follow a ton of draft writers and scouts. This is all for fun and to waste a little time reading at work anyways though right? That said, I’m going to list a couple trades that only affect the first round and follow that up with the mock itself!

In an effort to acquire more picks for their rebuild, the Montreal Canadiens trade pick 3 OVR to the Arizona Coyotes for pick 5 OVR (and multiple 2nd round picks).

New York Rangers swap picks 9 OVR and 28 OVR with the Detroit Red Wings for pick 6 OVR.

Colorado Avalanche trade their 1st pick (16 OVR) (and a prospect) for Jeff Skinner.

Ottawa Senators trade Mike Hoffman to the Philadelphia Flyers for pick 19 OVR (and pieces/prospects).

Buffalo Sabres trade Ryan O’Reilly to the St. Louis Blues (after missing out on the Tavares sweepstakes) for their 1st pick (29 OVR) (and prospects).


1 – Buffalo Sabres – Rasmus Dahlin, D
2 – Carolina Hurricanes – Andrei Svechnikov, RW
3 – Arizona Coyotes (via MTL) – Filip Zadina, LW
4 – Ottawa Senators – Brady Tkachuk, LW
5 – Montreal Canadiens (via ARZ) – Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C
6 – New York Rangers (via DET) – Oliver Wahlstrom, RW
7 – Vancouver Canucks – Adam Boqvist, D
8 – Chicago Blackhawks – Joseph Veleno, C
9 – Detroit Red Wings (via NYR) – Quinn Hughes, D
10 – Edmonton Oilers – Noah Dobson, D
11 – New York Islanders – Joel Farabee, LW
12 – New York Islanders – Evan Bouchard, D
13 – Dallas Stars – Barrett Hayton, C
14 – Philadelphia Flyers – Ty Smith, D
15 – Florida Panthers – Bode Wilde, D
16 – Carolina Hurricanes (via COL) – Vitali Kravtsov, RW
17 – New Jersey Devils – Grigori Denisenko, LW
18 – Columbus Blue Jackets – Martin Kaut, RW
19 – Ottawa Senators (via PHI) – K’Andre Miller, D
20 – LA Kings – Jared McIsaac, D
21 – San Jose Sharks – Mattias Samuelsson, D
22 – Ottawa Senators – Dominik Bokk, LW/RW
23 – Anaheim Ducks – Rasmus Kupari, C
24 – Minnesota Wild – Ryan McLeod, C
25 – Toronto Maple Leafs – Ryan Merkley, D
26 – New York Rangers – Rasmus Sandin, D
27 – Chicago Blackhawks – Akil Thomas, C/LW
28 – Detroit Red Wings (via NYR) – Serron Noel, RW
29 – Buffalo Sabres (via STL) – Jacob Olofsson, C
30 – Detroit Red Wings – Ty Dellandrea, C
31 – Washington Capitals – Calen Addison, D

Because Go Sabres…

32 – Buffalo Sabres – Jonatan Berggren, C/RW

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