Just because the Ottawa Senators do not have a first round pick this summer (at least not yet), doesn’t mean that the NHL draft isn’t happening. It also means that the competition will get better in the future, with 3 Atlantic Division rivals picking in the top 8, including 1 and 2.
So, with the mass number of mock drafts out there, I will add my own to the mix.
There will be quite a lot of moving and shaking, with it being a relatively weak draft and not much distinction or consensus about where certain players fall. This could also result in a considerable number of picks changing hands between now and June 27th.
So without further delay, here is my crack at the mock draft. When I do my mock drafts, I don’t try to predict what will happen, but state what I think should happen.