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FINAL 2015 Mock Draft (with trades)!

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Here it is, my final stab at a Mock Draft before the real thing hits the fan. I decided to include trades because HEY, this thing is for fun, right?!?

This is a particular tough Mock to be graded on…once you get past the Top 20 or so, it’s really almost a complete crapshoot in terms of who will be selected where. I saw one draftnik post something along the lines of ‘there are 150 candidates for the 'Top 60’ which speaks to just how shallow a draft pool this is without a clear delineation of talent levels. It is almost completely up to the individual draft boards as to who goes as high as the late 1st. So if this is wildly off base, I’m warning you up front!

As time has went on, it’s become more apparent that the strength of this Draft lies in its forwards. This is really a poor year for the goaltenders, with no obvious candidate – even this late in the game – for a 1st or even a high 2nd. Sure, someone might go off the board, but I wouldn’t be surprised if goaltenders remain completely off the board until the 3rd round. There is some depth to the defensemen, but most of the guys in this Draft are middle or bottom pair, and even the best of the bunch have their warts…you could realistically say that none of this Draft’s dmen will become a true #1 dman, and I couldn’t say with real conviction you’d be wrong. It reminds me a bit of the 2010 Draft 1st round, where you had almost all forwards until around #10, then a slew of D-Men until the early 20’s, and then finish up with a bunch of forwards. Of course…that 1st round also had 2 Goalies, which won’t be happening this year.

As for Buffalo, I was kind of meh originally as I looked at who they could bring in, but as I thought more about it, I really like this Draft although it kind of went off the reservation for me when I first started working on it. My focus was adding a) talent, b) speed, c) defensive depth, and d) smarts. I accomplished much of that, added a potentially elite winger for Eichel/ROR, and as I like to do, some late risers who if they could continue their performance would be seen as ‘steals’…a bit like an Estephan or a Guhle in recent years.

The trades may be a bit off the wall, as I didn’t pay TOO close attention to value, but some of these just jumped out at me as the rumors start to pile up ahead of the Draft. With news of a flat cap and the new expansion guidelines and the possibility of a Vegas team being decided right before the Draft, this could be a year where we see lots of fireworks on the Draft floor. While this is an environment I expect Murray to thrive in (some of you would say dread, if you’re not fans of Murray’s past deals) but I stayed pretty close to the vest on this one and did not make any faux-deals (Girgensons is still on the team, everyone. Put down the torches and pitchforks) for Buffalo. It could be a year where Murray sits back and waits to see if the team really builds on their strong finish from last year…and I think stability of coaches, system, and roster really helps the kids especially if they all come in healthy (Bogo, Kane), in shape (Lehner) and ready to play from Day One (Larsson). Would love to see them add Brian Campbell for a couple years as the savvy, PP QB’ing vet to hold the fort until kids like Guhle, Nelson, Lindgren and Borgen can take a shot at the big leagues.

Anyway, here it is and feel free to leave your opinions, and I know you will, in the Comments!

2015 FINAL Mock Draft:

ROUND 1:

#1 TOR: Auston Matthews, C, SWZ

#2 WPG: Patrik Laine, LW, FIN

TRADE: CBJ Tyutin, #3 -> VAN #5

#3 VAN (CBJ): Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, FIN

TRADE: EDM Nugent-Hopkins, #4 -> CAR Faulk, McKeown, #13, #21

#4 CAR (EDM): Matt Tkachuk, LW, OHL

#5 CBJ (VAN): Logan Brown, C, OHL

#6 CGY: Alex Nylander, W, OHL

TRADE: ARI Dvorak, Perlini, #7 -> ANA Fowler, #24

#7 ANA (ARI): PL Dubois, LW, QMJHL

#8 BUF: Tyson Jost, C/W, BCHL

OK, so let’s assume that all this Murray "anti-Russian bias" is an actual thing. And that after Sergo, the other two dmen widely believed to be in the running are seen as guys not worth a Top 10 pick. With that in mind, Murray goes with a kid I prefer slightly more than Keller. Jost is a dynamic 2-way player, with speed to burn and agility to go with it, a sky-high level of awareness at both ends, and a scorer’s mentality. When it comes to skating, can fly and knows how to change speeds to open up passing lanes or find openings for his shot, which is accurate if not a cannon. Relentless on both forecheck and backcheck, he reads the ice extremely well with or without the puck. Tremendous, confident, creative passer.

A lot of questions about the quality of his competition and his lack of size have been answered with great performances at the WJAC and the U-18s, where he broke McDavid’s points record this Spring (of course, McD set it when he was 16). Doesn’t shy away from board battles or work down low, but needs to get stronger (5’11 190#) and sturdier on his skates to endure that kind of play consistently as he can wear down over the course of a game. Intense, relentless, a winner. He’s off to North Dakota next year to replace our old friend Drake Caggiula on UND’s top line. But because he didn’t play in the CHL in his draft year, Jost isn’t bound by the CHL-NHL pact and could play essentially anywhere next year (NHL, AHL, NCAA, CHL) so there’s some extra flexibility there depending on his performance in the summer.

#9 MTL: Mikhail Sergachev, LHD, OHL

#10 COL: Luke Kunin, C/LW, NCAA

#11 NJD: Clayton Keller, C, US NTDP

#12 OTT: Olli Juolevi, LHD, OHL

#13 EDM (CAR): Jakob Chychrun, LHD, OHL

#14 BOS: Charlie McAvoy, RHD, NCAA

TRADE: MIN Brodin, #15 -> TOR Van Riemsdyk, #30, #31, #56

#15 TOR (MIN): Jake Bean, LHD, WHL

TRADE: DET Nyquist, Sproul, #16 -> WPG Trouba, Armia

#16 WPG (DET): Dante Fabbro, RHD, BCHL

#17 NSH: Mike McLeod, C, OHL

#18 PHI: Kieffer Bellows, C/LW, US NTDP

#19 NYI: Max Jones, RW, OHL

#20 ARI (NYR): Julian Gauthier, RW, QMJHL

#21 EDM (CAR/LAK): Brett Howden, C/RW, WHL

#22 WPG (CHI): Riley Tufte, RW, USHS

TRADE: FLA Petrovic, Crouse, #23 -> COL Barrie

#23 COL (FLA): German Rubtsov, C, RUS

#24 ARI (ANA): Pascal Laberge, C/LW, QMJHL

#25 DAL: Jonathan Dahlen, C/LW, SWE

#26 WAS: Cam Dineen, LHD, OHL

#27 TBL: Rasmus Asplund, C/LW, SWE

#28 STL: Cam Morrison, C/LW, USHL

#29 BOS (SJS): Tage Thompson, RW, NCAA

#30 MIN (TOR/PIT): Jordan Kyrou, C, OHL

ROUND 2:

#31 MIN (TOR): Tyler Benson, LW, WHL

#32 EDM: Frederic Allard, RHD, QMJHL

#33 FLA (VAN): Boris Katchouk, LW, OHL

#34 CBJ: Kale Clague, LHD, WHL

TRADE: CGY Andersson, #35, #56, and ’17 2nd -> PIT MA Fleury

#35 PIT (CGY): Vitali Abramov, LW, QMJHL

#36 WPG: Markus Niemalainen, LHD, OHL

#37 ARI: Andrew Peeke, RHD, USHL

#38 BUF: Ryan Lindgren, LHD, US NTDP

Perhaps a bit high, Lindgren is a compact (6’0 200#) but powerful defender who has tremendous ‘hockey IQ’ on both ends of the ice. Powerful, explosive skater, he hits hard, skates hard, plays hard consistently, game in, game out. Sound in his own end, he is very quick in tight spaces which coupled with his strength enables him to win a lot of puck battles. Rarely makes a mistake.

Smart, efficient in exiting his zone, like many NTDP defenders, he doesn’t bring a ton of offense to the table upon emerging from the program. He has shown flashes, however, has a very good point shot that he doesn’t use nearly enough, and has tremendous ability to keep the puck in at the blue line. Positionally sound, can clear the front of the net and rarely loses his man in coverages. Captained the US U-18 team, and has some Jake McCabe qualities although he’s a better skater but doesn’t have the offensive game…yet.

Off to Minnesota next year where he may see more of an offensive role to really help round out his game.

#39 MTL: Vlad Kuznetsov, LW, QMJHL

#40 COL: Libor Hajek, LHD, WHL

#41 NJD: Dimitri Sokolov, LW, OHL

#42 OTT: Taylor Raddysh, RW, OHL

#43 CAR: Adam Fox, RHD, US NTDP

#44 TBL (BOS): Henrik Borgstrom, C/LW, FIN **

#45 MTL (BUF/MIN): Alex DeBrincat, C, OHL

TRADE: DET Datsyuk, Athanassiou, #46 -> CAR

#46 DET: Lucas Johansen, LHD, WHL

#47 NSH: Tim Gettinger, RW, OHL

#48 PHI: Will Bitten, C, OHL

#49 BOS (NYI): Carl Grundstrom, RW, SWE

#50 CAR (NYR): Joey Anderson, RW, US NTDP

#51 LAK: Jacob Cederholm, RHD, SWE

#52 PHI (CHI): Logan Stanley, LHD, OHL

#53 ARI (Compensatory): Dennis Cholowski, LHD, BCHL

#54 CGY (FLA): Adam Mascherin, LW, OHL

TRADE: PIT #55 -> BUF #69, #84

#55 BUF (PIT/VAN/ANA): Wade Allison, W, USHL

A riser, he screams Tim Murray hockey to me. Great size (6’2.5 205#), strong skater with an explosive stride who could use a little work in the agility and straight-line speed department, but is a bear on his skates and very tough to knock off the puck. Plays a power, possession game despite his buttery hands, which can unleash a rocket of a shot that is both hard and accurate. Takes the puck hard to the net, but can pull up and rifle a snapper bar down in a blink. Not afraid to mix it up along the wall or in front of the net and will drop the gloves.

Always in attack mode, a forechecking nightmare who needs to work a bit on his release and his skating. But he’s been climbing the charts all year, and his co-MVP of the USHL Top Prospects Game preceded his USHL playoff MVP honors leading Tri-City to the league title. Put up some big numbers at the Combine. Development is definitely on the upswing. He needs to work on his defensive game – something he’s admitted candidly – and his straight-line acceleration, but he’s the type of game every team wants come playoff time. Off to Western Michigan next year, where Andy Murray can show him how to be a pro.

#56 PIT (CGY/DAL): Maxime Fortier, RW, QMJHL

#57 TOR (WAS): Carter Hart, G, WHL

#58 TBL: Jacob Movarare, LHD, SWE

TRADE: STL Shattenkirk -> SJS Goldobin, #59, 2017 2nd

#59 STL: Aapeli Rasanen, C, FIN

#60 STL (SJS): Samuel Girard, LHD, QMJHL

#61 PIT: Janne Kuokkanen, LW, FIN

ROUND 3:

#62 MIN (TOR): Sam Steel, C, WHL

#63 EDM: Evan Fitzpatrick, G, QMJHL

#64 VAN: JD Greenway, LHD, US NTDP

#65 CBJ: Nathan Bastian, C/RW, OHL

#66 CGY: Josh Mahura, LHD, WHL

#67 CAR (WPG): Matt Filipe, C/RW

#68 ARI: Victor Mete, LHD, OHL

#69 PIT (BUF): Dillon Dube, C, WHL

#70 MTL: Eetu Tuulola, RW, FIN

#71 COL: Trent Frederic, C, US NTDP

#72 TOR (PIT/NJD): Mitchell Matson, C, USHS

#73 OTT: Filip Hronek, RHD, CZE

#74 CAR: Simon Stransky, LW, WHL

#75 CAR (BOS): Mikhail Berdin, G, RUS

#76 ANA (NJD/FLA/MIN): Jesper Bratt, RW, SWE

#77 NJD (DET): Noah Gregor, LW, WHL

#78 NSH: Luke Green, RHD, QMJHL

#79 PHI: Jack Kopacka, LW, OHL

#80 OTT (NYI): Otto Somppi, C, QMJHL

#81 NYR: Filip Gustavsson, G, SWE

#82 PHI (LAK): Cliff Pu, C/RW, OHL

#83 CHI: Mikhail Maltsev, RW, RUS

#84 EDM (FLA): Chad Krys, LHD, US NTDP

#85 PIT (BUF/ANA): Hudson Elynuik, C/RW, WHL

#86 BUF (DAL): Jordy Stallard, C, WHL

Another riser, Jordy is one of the older players in this Draft class, but seems to only be coming into his own in recent months. Good size at 6’2, 185#, he has room to get bigger but is a smooth, quick skater who could still add some explosion to his first step. Natural offensive instincts, buried 21G (more than 2015 1st rounder Jake DeBrusk) while playing with little in the way of skilled linemates. Dangerous with the puck between the dots, and even in the high slot where his soft hands enable him to receive and handle the toughest passes at high speed, and can make a move or pick a corner while going full-tilt.

Plays a North-South game which should be a system fit. Also needs to add strength as he can get pushed around along the wall but his good reach and smarts helps him win puck battles he might otherwise lose. Point totals almost doubled from last year to this year, and with his development trending up, I think he fits that Murray prototype of forward – size, skating, and excellent awareness. Work still to be done, but you might have a very solid middle-line forward when all is said and done.

#87 STL (WAS): Vojtech Budik, LHD, WHL

#88 TBL: Maxime LaJoie, LHD, WHL

#89 BUF (STL): Joe Woll, G, US NTDP

Maybe a reach here, but meeting Murray’s criteria for size (6’3 200#), Woll is a positionally-sound goalie who moves minimally, meaning he’s most often in position before the shot arrives. Quick glove and ability to move post-to-post without getting lost in the process reminds me of Ryan Miller a bit – he’s not typically flashy, just makes the play and makes it look routine. Not a great puckhandler, but he’s not Chad Johnson either. Granted, he played for the US NTDP, which made his job generally easier, but he was really strong on the U-18s in those rare instances when the US was challenged, including a shutout against pre-Tournament favorite Sweden.

Plus his Twitter handle is the obvious but still cool "Brick Woll". Off to replace Thatcher Demko (2nd rounder) at Boston College next year, so plenty of time to develop in a very competitive league that can produce talented goalie prospects (see Cal Petersen!).

#90 DAL (SJS): Zach Sawchenko, G, WHL

#91 EDM (PIT): David Bernhardt, LHD, SWE

ROUND 4:

#92 TOR: Ben Gleason, LHD, OHL

#93 ANA (EDM): Brett Murray, LW, CCHL

#94 FLA (VAN): Tyler Parsons, G, OHL

#95 CHI (CBJ): Connor Hall, LHD, OHL

#96 CGY: Kristian Reichel, C, CZE

#97 WPG: Colby Sissions, LHD, WHL

#98 NYR (ARI): Stepan Falkovsky, LHD, OHL **

#99 BUF: David Quenneville, RHD, WHL

A bit of a surprise pick here, as I have not been really high on DQ most of the year due to his diminutive size (5’8 185#). But some rumors coming out of the Combine have him at 5’9, and his brothers (both of whom are NHL draftees) average about 6’0, so he could still add an inch or three. Put up 55P in 64 games for a wretched Medicine Hat team. His game is fascinating. Sees the O-zone so well. He’s a true PP QB, able to get the puck to the net, walk the line to move coverages, and find open forwards on cross-ice passes or putting pucks in place for tips, deflections, and slap passes with surprising frequency. Skates well in all directions, but not blazing fast or explosive and won’t track down guys from behind. Extremely agile and quick in tight spaces.

Calm and confident when facing pressure, can navigate away from a forecheck and get the puck on the tape to an exiting forward with consistency. Also loves to hit, despite of (or because of?) his smaller stature. This desire to plant a hip check on a rushing forward gets him in trouble as much as it gets him highlight-reel hits, as he can easily be taken out of position when overpursuing a forward. Has some leadership skills (wears a letter, and did so for Team Canada in the past) and put up 8P in 7G at the U-18s where he outshone his more heralded teammates to be named to the 1st Team All-Stars for the tournament.

If he grows a couple inches and improves his acceleration while reining in some of his aggression in his own zone, could have a real diamond-in-the-rough…and that’s what you want when you’re talking the middle rounds.

#100 MTL: Brandon Gignac, C, QMJHL

#101 TOR (COL): Connor Bunnaman, C, OHL

#102 NJD: Stephan Dhillon, G, OHL

#103 NJD (OTT): Cole Candella, LHD, OHL

#104 CAR: Riley Stillman, LHD, OHL

#105 NJD (BOS): Otto Makinen, C, FIN

#106 MIN: Jeremy Helvig, G, WHL **

#107 DET: Tim Wahlgren, C, SWE

#108 NSH: Dylan Gambrell, C, NCAA **

#109 PHI: Max Zimmer, LW, USHL

#110 NYI: Ty Ronning, RW, WHL

#111 SJS (NYR): Ondrej Kachyna, LHD, OHL

#112 LAK: Otto Koivula, RW, FIN

#113 CHI: Daniel Marmalind, G, SWE

#114 FLA: Alan Lyzczarczyk, W, OHL

#115 ANA: Ondrej Vala, LHD, CZE

#116 DAL: Artur Kayumov, LW, RUS

#117 WAS: Connor Bleakley, C, WHL**

#118 TBL: Michael O’Leary, C, USHL

#119 STL: Jordan Topping, RW, WHL

#120 SJS: Yegor Korshkov, RW, RUS**

#121 PIT: Jonathan Ang, C, OHL

ROUND 5:

#122 TOR: Sean Day, LHD, OHL

#123 EDM: Willie Kneirim, RW, USHL

#124 MTL (VAN): Jacob Neveu, RHD, QMJHL

#125 STL (CBJ): Igor Shyvrev, C, RUS

#126 CGY: Dylan Coghlan, RHD, WHL

#127 WPG: Linus Lindstrom, C, SWE

#128 ARI: Jack LaFontaine, G, NAHL

#129 BUF: Marcus Ersson, LHD, SWE

Big Swede (6’2 200#) who, as a draft-eligible, got 16 games in the Swedish Elite League. That’s no small matter. And although not explosive, he moves well, with that same smooth stride Swedish D are known for, while piling up 24 points in 34 games for his Junior squad. He’s a 3-zone player, but can get caught puck watching or, worse yet, puck chasing. Despite that he’s fundamentally sound when dealing with transition or on the PK, rarely making a miscue when the puck is in front of him.

A quick, accurate hitter with his long outlet passes, he isn’t afraid to join or lead the rush, often barreling down the slot looking for tips before breaking off and heading back up ice. Should get some great experience next year in the SHL, and despite the lack of press, he could be a real steal in this Draft.

#130 BUF (MTL): Jordan Sambrook, RHD, OHL

Turning their focus to the right side, Buffalo grabs this puck-mover from just down the road. Fundamentally sound, this slick 6'2 185# D has surprised in his rookie year for the Erie Otters. Playing mostly 2nd pair minutes, he specializes in transition offense, using quick decision-making and fluid skating to get the puck moving up ice and attacking. Good awareness in his own end, solid gap control in transition, his mobility helps him trigger the transition game that Erie loves with precise exit passes.

His coverage can lapse, and sometimes it seems his mind drifts a bit when a team has control of the puck for long stretches in his zone, but he’s very good working the walls and winning board battles. Plays with a bit of a physical edge which borders on undisciplined, but his overall game is still rounding into form, especially in the defensive end. Still, a key PP performer on a very good team. Next year he should get a ton of ice.

#131 COL: Ondrej Najman, C, CZE

#132 NJD: Brandon Hagel, LW, WHL

#133 OTT: Oskar Steen, RW, SWE

#134 CAR: Nicolas Caamano, RW, OHL

#135 BOS: Matt Gosiewski, RW, USHL

#136 BOS (MIN): Kenny Johnson, LHD, USHS

#137 DET: Joona Koppanen, C, FIN

#138 NSH: Tarmo Reuanen, LHD, FIN

#139 PHI: Tanner Kaspick, C/W, WHL

#140 VAN (FLA/NYI): Dawson Davidson, LHD, WHL

#141 NYR: Jacob Stukel, LW, WHL **

#142 LAK: Nicolas Mattinen, RHD, OHL

#143 CHI: Yegor Rykov, LHD, RUS**

#144 CHI (FLA): Ross Colton, RW, USHL **

#145 WAS (TOR/ANA): Kristaps Zile, LHD, RUS

#146 DAL: Matt Cairns, LHD, OJHL

#147 WAS: Carsen Twarynski, RW/D, WHL

#148 TBL: Vojtech Zelenak, LHD, CZE

#149 EDM (STL): Sam Rossini, LHD, USHL

#150 SJS: Travis Barron, LW, OHL

#151 PIT: Dimitri Alexeyev, LHD, RUS

ROUND 6:

#152 TOR: Tobias Eder, RW, GER

#153 EDM: William Lockwood, RW, US NTDP

#154 VAN: Colton Point, G, CCHL

#155 CBJ: Gabriel Sylvestre, RHD, QMJHL

#156 CGY: Markus Nurmi, RW, FIN

#157 WPG: Lucas Carlsson, LHD, SWE **

#158 ARI: Igor Zaitsev, LHD, RUS

#159 BUF: Tye Felhaber, C/W, OHL

Someone who really turned his game around after the New Year, I don’t think I even considered him for my Mock Drafts in the middle of the year, so poorly did he start off. But after moving from C to W, he experienced a resurgence, putting up nearly a PPG in the last half of the year. Smaller, but super-quick and sturdy (5’11 195#) Felhaber possesses a lot of offensive tools, including a wicked wrist shot and great speed in tight spaces and a lethal arsenal of shots, but more importantly, I think he has the will to convert his game to a bottom 6 player which is where I envision him in the Sabres organization – an offensive contributor who can use those physical skills to become a defensive and forechecking nightmare.

Needs to get stronger, but the frame is there to do so. A bit of a gamble, but he certainly has the natural talent to be a pro. Can he be there mentally is the question A risk worth taking.

#160 MTL: Evgeni Mityakin, LW, RUS **

#161 COL: Justin Murray, LHD, OHL

#162 NJD: Hugo Danielsson, LHD, SWE

#163 OTT: Dominic Commisso, C, OHL

#164 CAR: Todd Burgess, RW, NAHL

#165 BOS: Nolan Stevens, C, NCAA**

#166 CGY (MIN): Graham MacPhee, RW, US NTDP

#167 DET: Gustav Westlund, RW, USHS

#168 NSH: Connor Ingram, G, WHL**

#169 PHI: Matthias From, RW, SWISS

#170 NYI: Brennen Mennell, RHD, WHL **

#171 NYR: Brayden Burke, C/LW, WHL **

#172 PHI (LAK): Tyler Steenbergen, C/RW, WHL

#173 CHI: Jake Ryczek, RHD, USHL

#174 FLA: Grant Jozefek, RW, USHL

#175 FLA (ANA): Griffin Luce, LD, USHL

#176 DAL: Daniel Kurovsky, LW, CZE

#177 WAS: Linus Weissbach, W, SWE

#178 TBL: Jake Keilly, G, USHL **

#179 TOR (STL): Kyle Maksimovich, LW, OHL

#180 SJS: Greg Printz, LW, USHS

#181 PIT: Oliver Felixson, LHD, QMJHL

ROUND 7:

#182 TOR: Andrew Peski, RHD, USHL **

#183 EDM: Samuel Solensky, C/LW, SLVK

#184 VAN: David Ovsjannikov, G, OHL

#185 CBJ: Adam Werner, G, SWE **

#186 CGY: Beck Malenstyn, C, WHL

#187 WPG: Antoine Samuel, G, QMJHL

#188 ARI: Lee Roberts, RW, SWISS

#189 BUF: Michael Boyle, RD, USHL**

Fascinating story, this kid only started playing high-level hockey two years ago. Now, he's being talked about as an NHL draftee. Great size (6'3 210#) can really skate, Boyle is one day over-age. Heading to U of Denver after next year, he's a consummate puck-mover who could really blossom as he grasps the game better. Strong, plays with power down low and along the walls. Has some offensive game, and looked pretty smooth during the USHL Top Prospects game, but has only put up 5 points in 45 games this year. A gamble, Buffalo will have to play the long game with him, but has lots of upside and plenty of time to get the kind of coaching he needs to elevate his game.

#190 BUF (MTL): Nikolaj Krag-Christensen, LW, DEN

Raw Dane who has a ton of natural ability. Big (6’3 200#) winger who can really fly, he loves to hit and plays a pure North-South game. While he’s got the physical component – size, strength, speed – his offensive skill game and creativity leaves a bit to be desired and can be a bit of a blunt instrument. But he’s very young – one of the youngest in his class – which suggests he could be coached up to improve his skill game. That said, he did put up 6P in 7G at the U-18s for Denmark, so he can be productive. Worth taking a flier on as his physical abilities could be tantalizing.

#191 COL: Carter Long, RHD, USHS

#192 NJD: Casey Fitzgerald, LHD, NCAA **

#193 NYI (OTT): Mikhail Hakkarainen, C, NAHL

#194 VAN (CAR): Max Gerlach, RW, WHL

#195 BOS: Austin Osmanski, LHD, OHL

#196 MIN: Anthony Salinitri, LW, OHL

#197 DET: Evan Cormier, G, OHL

#198 NSH: Josh Dickinson, C, OJHL

#199 PHI: James Sanchez, RW, US NTDP

#200 NYI: Tanner Laczynski, C, USHL **

#201 NYR: Oleg Susunov, LHD, RUS

#202 LAK: Christian Evers, LHD, USHL

#203 CHI: Casey Staum, LHD, USHS

#204 MIN (FLA): Colin Grannary, C/W, BCHL

#205 ANA: Peyton Jones, G, NAHL

#206 TBL (EDM/DAL): Michael Graham, RW, USHS

#207 WAS: Manuel Weiderer, C, QMJHL **

#208 TBL: Rem Pitlick, C/LW, USHL **

#209 STL: Linus Nassen, LHD, SWE

#210 SJS: Jake Kryski, C, WHL

#211 STL (PIT): Keaton Middleton, LHD, OHL

Sabres Prospect Depth Chart after the Draft:

C: Cornel/Estephan/Stallard/Hurley/Malone/Kea/Felhaber/Brown

LW: Jost/Carrier/Dupuy/Possler/Krag-Christensen/Peterson

RW: Fasching/Bailey/Baptiste/Allison/Rodrigues/Olofsson/Karabacek

LHD: Guhle/Lindgren/Martin/Ersson/Stephens/Austin/Chukarov

RHD: Borgen/Nelson/Quenneville/Florentino/Sambrook/Boyle

G: Ullmark/Petersen/Woll/Johansson/Kasdorf

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