Apr 18, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie (24), right wing Jared Boll (40), right wing Blake Comeau (14) and defenseman Fedor Tyutin (51) celebrate a goal in the second period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

SenShot Mock Draft Pick #14: Columbus Blue Jackets

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The team owning the 14th selection in the NHL Mock Draft made great strides this year after shuffling its roster and moving it’s long-term face of the franchise in the summer.  Now it is a matter of filling in more pieces to the puzzle to make sure they are an annual contender for a playoff spot.

 

#14 – COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

 

TEAM STRENGTHS:  Goaltending, Strong group of all-around defensemen

TEAM WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent scoring, size on the wings

HOCKEY’S FUTURE ORGANIZATIONAL PROSPECT RANK: 21st of 30 teams

UNDER CONSIDERATION:   Alexander Wennburg, Samuel Morin,  Bo Horvat, Nicolas Petan

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK: Union and Blue selected Ryan Pulock

 

SENSHOT’S CHOICE: Bo Horvat from the London Knights of the OHL. There are a lot of talented players still sitting in the draft at this point, but Horvat possesses the best combination of speed, skill and size.  Not huge, at 6’1″ and 200lbs, but the attributes combined with his versatility to play the wing or centre make him an attractive prospect for a club still finding its way offensively.

 

MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

PICK TEAM PICK
1 COLORADO Seth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2 FLORIDA Jonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3 TAMPA Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4 NASHVILLE Valeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5 CAROLINA Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6 CALGARY Sean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7 EDMONTON Nikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8 BUFFALO Max Domi, London (OHL)
9 NEW JERSEY Alexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10 DALLAS Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11 PHILADELPHIA Zachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12 PHOENIX Anthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13 WINNIPEG Elias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14 COLUMBUS Bo Horvat, London (OHL)
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