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SBNation 2019 NHL Mock Draft: Picks 17 & 18

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It’s rare for a DEL player to even be drafted, but this year one is likely going to go in the first round. Our mock draft took him in today’s picks.

Czech Republic v Germany: Quarter Final - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

The SBNation 2019 Mock Draft continues with two selections today.

The Draft so Far

  1. NHL Mock Draft 2019: New Jersey Devils Select Jack Hughes with No. 1 draft pick - All About The Jersey
  2. NHL Mock Draft 2019: New York Rangers Select Kaapo Kakko with No. 2 Pick - Blueshirt Banter
  3. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Chicago Blackhawks select Alex Turcotte with No. 3 pick - Second City Hockey
  4. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Colorado Avalanche select Kirby Dach with the No. 4 pick - Mile High Hockey
  5. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Los Angeles Kings select Dylan Cozens with No. 5 pick - Jewels From The Crown
  6. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Detroit Red Wings select Bowen Byram with No. 6 pick - Winging It In Motown
  7. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Buffalo Sabres select Cole Caufield with the No. 7 pick - Die By The Blade
  8. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Edmonton Oilers Select Peyton Krebs With The Number 8 Pick - The Copper & Blue
  9. SB Nation NHL Mock Draft 2019: Anaheim Ducks select Trevor Zegras - Anaheim Calling
  10. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Vancouver Canucks select Matthew Boldy with the No. 10 pick - Nucks Misconduct
  11. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Philadelphia Flyers select Alex Newhook with No. 11 pick - Broad Street Hockey
  12. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Vasili Podkolzin with the No. 12 pick - Hockey Wilderness
  13. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Florida Panthers select Philip Broberg with the No. 13 pick - Litter Box Cats
  14. 2019 NHL Draft prospect: Victor Söderström is the defender you’re looking for - Eyes On The Prize
  15. NHL Mock Draft 2019: Montreal Canadiens select Thomas Harley at 15th - Eyes On The Prize
  16. NHL Mock Draft 2019: New York Rangers Select Arthur Kaliyev 16th Overall - Blueshirt Banter

Wednesday’s Picks

The Golden Knights fans pick a player who is getting the buzz going at the right time:

NHL Mock Draft 2019: Vegas Golden Knights select Raphael Lavoie with No. 17 pick - Knights On Ice
The Golden Knights add a big, goal-scoring forward in the 2019 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft.

Lavoie was nearly unstoppable in the playoffs. In 23 postseason contests, he scored 20 goals and 32 points to help guide the Mooseheads all the way to the Memorial Cup final. Though his team wound up falling to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for the championship, Lavoie was largely responsible for the Mooseheads making it that far in the tournament to begin with.

While the Stars fans are taking the intriguing DEL defender:

NHL Mock Draft 2019: Dallas Stars Select Moritz Seider 18th Overall - Defending Big D
Draft the best player available or draft to fill a need? By taking Seider, the Stars attempt to do both

Three top 2019 draft-eligible prospects participated in this year’s World Championships. Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, the projected #1 and #2 picks in this draft class, have been scouted intensely going all the way back to the 2017-18 season and both performed as well as expected in this event, so opinions about their potential likely didn’t change much, if at all.

But for German defenseman Moritz Seider, the third teenager who played in the tournament and has been difficult to get viewings of this season? Talk about a coming out party.

Going toe-to-toe against NHL competition, the 18-year-old Seider looked perfectly comfortable and capable, showing off his unflappable composure and long skating stride. He jumped up into the play on a regular basis and was rewarded with two goals for his efforts.


Today, the Sens fans get to use the pick acquired in the Columbus trade, while the Avs fans are using the Rangers pick from their mock draft trade. We’ll have those links up tomorrow.