On behalf of the Calgary Flames, Flame for Thought selects defenseman Olli Maata from the London Knights of the OHL.
If he had still been on the board when I picked with the next selection, Maatta was who I was going to go with for the Senators. The Flames get a smooth skating puck moving defenseman who will get more opportunity to develop next year after Jarred Tinordi leaves the Knights. Maatta played behind Tinordi and Scott Harrington this year but still was among the leading rookie scorers in the OHL. The OHL Champions could be even stronger next year and Maatta will play a large part in defending that title.
Maatta is probably a couple of years away from a regular NHL job, but like many of this year’s first rounders, once he arrives he will be around for a long time to come.
Edmonton Oilers” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/05/26/fansided-mock-draft-pick-1-edmonton-oilers/”>1. EDM – Nail Yakupov, RW, SARNIA STING (OHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/05/27/fansided-mock-draft-pick-2-columbus-blue-jackets/” target=”_blank”>2. CBJ – Mikhail Grigorenko, C, QUEBEC REMPARTS (QMJHL)
Montreal Canadiens” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/05/27/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-3-montreal-canadiens/” target=”_blank”>3. MTL – Alex Galchenyuk, C, SARNIA STING (OHL)
New York Islanders” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/05/28/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-4-new-york-islanders/” target=”_blank”>4. NYI – Ryan Murray, D, EVERETT SILVERTIPS (WHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/05/29/fansided-mock-draft-pick-5-toronto-maple-leafs/”>5. TOR – Filip Forsberg, F, Leksands (SEL)
Anaheim Ducks” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/05/30/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-6-anaheim-ducks/” target=”_blank”>6. ANH – Matthew Dumba, D, RED DEER REBELS, WHL
Minnesota Wild” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/06/01/fansided-mock-draft-pick-7-minnesota-wild/” target=”_blank”>7. MIN – Morgan Rielly, D, MOOSE JAW WARRIORS, WHL
Carolina Hurricanes” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/06/01/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-8-carolina-hurricanes/”>8. CAR – Teuvo Teravainen, LW, JOKERIT, FIN
Winnipeg Jets” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/06/01/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-9-winnipeg-jets/”>9. WPG – Griffin Reinhart, D, EDMONTON OIL KINGS, WHL
Washington Capitals” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/06/01/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-11-washington-capitals/” target=”_blank”>10. TBL – Zemgus Girgensons, C, DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS, USHL
Buffalo Sabres” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/06/02/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-12-buffalo-sabres/”>12. BUF – Cody Ceci, D, OTTAWA 67′S, OHL
13Dallas Stars” href=”http://senshot.com/2012/06/02/fansided-nhl-mock-draft-pick-13-dallas-stars/” target=”_blank”>. DAL – Brendan Gaunce, C, BELLEVILLE BULLS, OHL
We at SenShot are up next with the #15 pick on behalf of the Ottawa Senators.