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
Day 2 SBNation Mock Draft
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Montreal Canadiens select Filip Zadina with No. 3 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Ottawa Senators Select Quinn Hughes with No. 4 Pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Arizona Coyotes select Brady Tkachuk with No. 5 pick
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.
Day 4 SBNation Mock Draft
NHL Mock Draft 2018: New York Rangers select Evan Bouchard with No. 9 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Edmonton Oilers Select Martin Kaut with No. 10 Pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Islanders trade picks with Capitals for a goalie
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Washington Capitals Select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the No. 11 Pick
Day 5 SBNation Mock Draft
NHL Mock Draft: Islanders select Ty Smith with No. 12 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Flyers move from pick No. 14 to No. 16 by way of two deals
NHL Mock Draft 2018: We have a trade to announce
NHL Mock Draft 2018: With the 13th pick, the Colorado Avalanche select Joe Veleno
Joel Farabee Picked 14th In The SBN 2018 NHL Mock Draft
Day 6 SBNation Mock Draft
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Florida Panthers select Bode Wilde with No. 15 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Philadelphia Flyers select Rasmus Kupari with No. 16 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: New Jersey Devils Select Barrett Hayton with No. 17 Pick
Day 7 SBNation Mock Draft
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Columbus Blue Jackets select Isac Lundestrom with the 18th Pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Philadelphia Flyers select Vitali Kravtsov with No. 19 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Los Angeles Kings select K’Andre Miller with No. 20 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: San Jose Sharks select Ryan Merkley with No. 21 pick
Day 8 SBNation Mock Draft
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Ottawa Senators Select Jonatan Berggren with pick No. 22
NHL Mock Draft 2018: With the 23rd pick, the Anaheim Ducks select Grigori Denisenko
SB Nation Mock Draft 2018: The Minnesota Wild select...
Day 9 SBNation Mock Draft
SBN Mock Draft: PPP Trades the 25th overall pick for Wayne Simmonds
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Philadelphia Flyers select Nils Lundkvist with No. 25 pick
NHL Mock Draft 2018: Chicago Blackhawks select Calen Addison with No. 27 pick
SBN NHL Mock Draft: New York Rangers select Ryan McLeod with the 28th pick
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.