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SBNation NHL Mock Draft Day 9

We made a trade and everyone else made picks yesterday.

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Day 9 of the SBNation Mock NHL Draft took us right up to number 25. Now you can see what’s left for the Leafs to pick.

Day 1 SBNation Mock Draft

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Day 3 SBNation Mock Draft

The Vancouver Canucks site selected Noah Dobson with the number 7 pick. They haven’t got an article yet, so here’s a scouting report from another site:

2018 NHL Draft prospect: Defenceman Noah Dobson has size, speed & skill - Eyes On The Prize
A dual-threat defender, Dobson would be a great addition to any NHL team.

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Day 9 SBNation Mock Draft

You know we made a trade, and that Broad Street got the pick.

They took Nils Lundkvist, a fairly unknown player, so you need to read their write up.

Nils Lundkvist is a late riser and one of the younger players available in the 2018 NHL entry draft. He spent time not only with Lulea’s SHL team, but also played for their SuperElite team and for the Swedish National team at the WJC. He has exceptional puck skills and excels as an outlet passer. He’s not a big defender, but he doesn’t shy away from physical hockey while defending or when he needs to take a hit to make a play. He’s a very good skater and his ability to adjust to the faster pace of the SHL showcased his hockey sense and smarts.

Next to go was Calen Addison, the player we likely would have taken if we’d spent the pick:

Addison, an offensive defenseman, fell one point shy of doubling his point production from the 2016-17 season. He scored 11 goals and assisted on 54 others — a 30 assist increase — in 68 games for Lethbridge. His 65 points led all Hurricanes defenseman and tied for ninth among all WHL blueliners.

The right-handed shooting Addison also won gold with Canada at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament, where he led all defenseman in goals.

And the 28th pick was for Ryan McLeod, you want their profile of him, if you’re interested in this choice:

From the first look at him, McLeod’s tools will jump out at you. He has very good size for the OHL and, while there’s always room for growth and strength training, he’s pretty much at NHL size. He’s an extremely fluid skater with an effortless stride.

He also has tremendous vision and hands. When he has the puck, he is very hard to knock off of it. He darts in and out of spaces and will stickhandle around defenders. He also threads some impressive passes in tight spaces. He’s the type of player you want to put with other creative types because it will result in a number of long possessions in the offensive zone full of creative passing and cycling, or a killer combination play.

Today is the last three picks, and tomorrow is our last recap! Thanks for playing along.