Jun 28, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration at Grant Park in Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #30 - Chicago Blackhawks

The first round of the NHL draft will conclude the same way the season ended – with the Chicago Blackhawks.  The Hawks will once again have to do a little bit of housecleaning after a Stanley Cup win due to Salary Cap restrictions, but they will take that because of the Cup they just hoisted.




TEAM STRENGTHS:  Stanley Cup winner, strong team presence

TEAM WEAKNESSES:  goaltending depth, cap issues


UNDER CONSIDERATION:  Laurent Dauphin, Curtis Lazar, Jacob de la Rose, Jason Dickinson, Chris Bigras

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICKBlackhawk Up selected Josh Morrissey


SENSHOT’S CHOICE:   Curtis Lazar from the Edmonton Oil Kings.  With the impending loss of Dave Bolland and/or Bryan Bickell, Lazar would join an impressive list of forward prospects like Brandon Saad, Mark McNeill and Jeremy Morin.  Lazar can play any forward position and is a shooter first, so might be better on the wing. He is 6′ and will play at about 205-210 when he fills out, so he can handle NHL traffic. He has a good nose for the net and very good hands.


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

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)
15 NYI Adam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16 BUFFALO Frederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17 OTTAWA Robert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18 DETROIT Alexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19 COLUMBUS Samuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20 SAN JOSE Kerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21 TORONTO Rasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22 CALGARY Nicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)
23 WASHINGTON Ryan Pulock, Brandon (WHL)
24 VANCOUVER Ryan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
25 MONTREAL Valentin Zykov, Baie Comeau (QMJHL)
26 ANAHEIM Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert (WHL)
27 COLUMBUS Andre Burakovsky, Malmo (SEL)
28 CALGARY Mirco Mueller, Everett (WHL)
29 DALLAS Morgan Klimchuk, Regina (WHL)
30 CHICAGO Curtis Lazar, Chicago(WHL)


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