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The Pittsburgh Penguins select Alexander S. Romanov, defenseman, Krasnaya Armiya Moskva.
I was like.... "those two letters don't go together", so I had to look his name up.
How important is this "S"? Is this for "Sasha"?
I took him for 99% of his hockey skills, but 1% is definitely his name. That's how the pros do it, right?
Martin Pospisil - RW - Sioux City - USHL
Anaheim Ducks 2018 Draft
23 - Jakub Lauko
54 - Filip Johansson
79 - Alec Regula
85 - Logan Hutsko
116 - Samuel Fagemo
147 - Lukas Wernblom
178 - Martin Pospisil
This was who I was debating between with Austin Wong. I wanted an agitator. Part of the reason I went with Wong has handedness (organizationally, the Rangers have few right handed forwards).
There is another Alexander Romanov, a forward with the same birth year...probably not overly important as they play different positions
The Minnesota Wild select Cole Krygier, defenseman, Lincoln Stars of the USHL.
Interesting pick. Two years ago I thought his twin brother Christian was the legit NHL prospect with Cole not amounting to much. But now the opposite seems to be true. Curious.
The Vegas Golden Knights select from Bili Tygri Liberec (Czech)
C - Krystof Hrabik
@Night Witch and the Boston Bruins are OTC. PM also sent.
From the Everett Silvertips of the WHL, Boston selects 6’0” 190 lb D Wyatt Wylie.
2 (57th) - Sampo Ranta - LW -FIN- 6'2", 190 - Sioux City - USHL - UofW Badgers
3 (77th) - Ty Emberson - RD -USA- 6'0", 195 - USDP - UofW Badgers
4 (119th) - Curtis Douglas - C - CAN- 6’8”, 234 - Windsor Spitfires - OHL
6 (181st) - Wyatt Wylie - D - USA- 6’0”, 190 - Everett Silvertips - WHL
PM sent to @GrandLarseny
With pick #182, San Jose selects from Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL, D Jack St. Ivany!
Round 1, pick #21 - C Akil Thomas
Round 4, pick #114 - RW Pavel Gogolev
Round 5, pick #145 - C Riley Damiani
Round 6, pick #176 - RW Nikita Rtishchev
Round 6, pick #182 - D Jack St. Ivany
Round 7, pick #207 -
The Washington Capitals (@Reginald McDunlop) are on the clock.
With pick 183 the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals select Trey Fix-Wolansky from Edmonton of the WHL.
@Fixed to Ruin and Vegas are up next! (Also PM'd)
After acquitting himself well at the Oilers rookie camp he went on to have a terrific year in the Dub without much help. Finished 29 pts ahead of the next closest scorer while playing a hard nosed style despite lack of height (but not strength).
Best possible outcome: Brendan Gallagher
1 (28) - Serron Noel - CAN - RW - 6'5" 209 lbs. - Oshawa Generals (OHL)
2 (46) - Liam Foudy - CAN - C/LW - 6'1" 185 lbs. - London Knights (OHL)
3 (90) - Scott Perunovich - USA - LD - 5'9" 165 lbs. - Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
4 (121) - Lukas Dostal - CZE - G - 6'1" 165 lbs. - HC Kometa Brno (Czech)
6 (183) - Trey Fix-Wolansky - CAN - RW - 5'8" 187 lbs. - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
With the last pick for Vegas in the 2018 draft the Golden Knights select from Moncton (QMJHL)
RW - Jeremy McKenna
With pick 185 Tampa selects Justin Brazeau from North Bay of the OHL.
@McVirginOil and the Jets are up! (Also PM'd)
This hulking winger put up 39 goals this year in the OHL, impressive even though he is 20 years old. Steady improvement each year, notably in his patience with the puck and skating stride. Able to help his team in all situations.
Best possible outcome: Patrick Maroon
2 (61) - Ivan Morozov - RUS - RC - 6'1" 185 lbs. - SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)
3 (92) - Gabriel Fortier - CAN - C/LW - 5'10" 190 lbs. - Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
4 (123) - Joey Keane - USA - RD - 6'0 185 lbs. - Barrie (OHL)
5 (154) - Dmitri Zavgorodny - RUS - C/LW - 5'9" 161 lbs. - Rimouski (QMJHL)
6 (185) - Justin Brazeau - CAN - RW - 6'6" 220 lbs. - North Bay (OHL)
select dman Merrick Rippon
Merrick Rippon at eliteprospects.com
@Jimmi McJenkins Sabres are up for round 7!
Also Rtischev at this round is a steal, had him in my 60s in terms of ranking, I missed out because I didn’t realize he was still available.
The Sabres are excited for the 7th round, pick is on the way shortly
With the first pick in the 7th Round of the 2018 HF Oilers Mock Draft, the Buffalo Sabres selection, from NY High School, Buffalo native, Defenseman Gabriel Blanchard
@Joey Moss you're on the clock
Nice pick. Could slip into one of the later rounds in the actual draft. Although I'd probably compare him to Teddy Purcell more than Maroon. He's got the size but doesn't play with the aggressiveness that Patty does. Brazeau has an excellent release on his shot, good puck protection and has decent straight line speed. He also scores a lot of goals in the dirty areas.
I must say this is the first time in this draft that I had to look up a prospect...never heard of him and don’t know if it would be possible to find a highlight of him. Lol.
Ottawa selects LW Tristen Nielson
With our final selection me and my team of scouts are proud to select Caleb Everett.
1 (5) Evan Bouchard - D - London (OHL)
I've touted Bouchard before and I shall tout him again. He's ranked 6 by McKeens and ISS, 8 by Future Conisiderations and 15 by Hockeyprospects.com, 6 by Button, McKenzie had him 5th. I know some of the takes involve Bouchard not being as explosive in terms of rushing the puck but I tend to favor size still. He has the mobility and along with size/strength he should be a safe bet to be an all situations guy. He led the Knights in points, he led the OHL defencemen in points, he led the CHL defencemen in points. he was top 10 in points in the OHL among all players. There are whispers he can play in the NHL next year and I think his floor is palatable as a top 5 pick and his IQ may make him a really great defencemen.
2 (55) Jay O'Brien - C - Thayer Academy (HS-MA)
Its hard not to like scouting reports of Jay O'Brien; A Right Shot scoring centremen. He is fast. He has great work ethic. He has dangles up the whazoo. He can run a powerplay on the half wall as a playmaker. He loves to forecheck. He scored 43 goals and 80 points in 30 games. How is this possible you ask? To which I would answer it was at the high school level, you fool. Still....this is the same tier of production you saw from Parise, Toews and now Donato. He is committed to Providence next year so some team will take him in the 2nd and hope he develops well in the NCAA. Ranked 31 by Hockeyprospectus. 40 by Future Considerations.
3 (65) Jan Jenik - C - HC Benatky (CZE2)
I just read that he's 364 days younger than Brady Tkachuk. Billed as a lanky centremen who has recently impressed with competitive play at the international level. He is ranked 94 by future considerations and nowhere else. Is this a reach? I think his international play and kamikaze style of play could impress some teams and being the youngest player in the draft he should have some room to bulk up yet to better compliment his cannonball play style. I also wonder if this is a guy who would benefit from coming over in the import draft.
3 (73) Blade Jenkins - LW - Saginaw (OHL)
He comes off as a good ol' meat and potatoes guy with a grade A name to boot. He had a respectable 20 goal 44 pt rookie season on a team that really didnt score a lot. Perhaps they should look to add.....one....Jan Jenik at the import draft?
3 (74) Albin Eriksson - RW - Skelleftea (SHL)
I've read bits and pieces about this guy and it was equal parts blasting him for "work ethic" and raving about skill and one on one moves. At 6'4" 210 ilbs he seems like a guy who could go anywhere if a team panics when the guy they actually scouted gets taken. There was some talk that he had bad IQ in terms of dangling at all times regardless of the situation and causing turnovers as a result.....but that was from a Habs scouting site......which we all know is worthless trash. He would be a real interesting guy to watch if he starts improving his game over the next few years.
6 (158) Kristian Tanus - C - Tappara (SM-Liiga)
He's a crafty little playmaker. Kristian was lurking in the shadows of Kotkaniemi's WJC performance. Played with Kupari and Ranta vs. Czechs and had a nice game. He's at a ppg or more internationally.......could go undrafted.
7 (189) Caleb Everett - D - Saginaw (OHL)
Lots of room to improve. IF Blade Jenkins is meat and potatoes then Caleb Everett is.....a loaf of bread. He is heralded for playing a safe simple game.....but....according to OHL wrtiers.....he had a nice start to the season trailing only Bouchard, Merkley and Sandin before he ran out of steam in January. I will dub this my sneaky sleeper pick since ...after doing some light reading.....I'd expect this guy to go 1-3 rounds earlier.
With the 190th selection in the 2018 HFOil Mock Draft the Philadelphia Flyers are proud to select from the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Alex Steeves!
1st Round(14th Overall)-Joe Veleno, C, Drummondville(QMJHL)
1st Round(19th Overall)-Rasmus Sandin, D, Sault Ste Marie(OHL)
2nd Round(50th Overall)-Blake McLaughlin, LW, Chicago(USHL)
4th Round(112th Overall)-Danila Galenyuk, D, SKA St. Petersburg(KHL)
5th Round(127th Overall)-Eric Florchuk, C, Saskatoon(WHL)
5th Round(143rd Overall)-Olof Lindblom, G, Djurgårdens IF J20(SuperElit)
6th Round(174th Overall)-Mathias Emilio Pettersen, C, Muskegon(USHL)
7th Round(190th Overall)-Alex Steeves, C, Dubuque(USHL)
7th Round(203rd Overall)-
7th Round(205th Overall)-
@McDNicks17 You're Up!!
The Red Wings select Spencer Stastney.
You're up @McMozesmadness
David Tendeck - G - Vancouver - WHL