Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Number one pick Aaron Ekblad (middle) , number two pick Sam Reinhart (right) and number three pick Leon Draisaitl (left) pose for a photo during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Comparing SenShot's Mock Draft With What Really Happened

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In the weeks leading up to the NHL draft, I did a mock draft, like many other people around the internet.  When comparing my mock draft to what actually happened on Friday night, I am pretty pleased with the results.

Nine of the top ten picks were in my top ten, including the entire top 5, except I had Sam Reinhart and Leon Draisaitl swapped.

In all, 27 of the 30 picks in the NHL draft were on my mock draft. The three I didn’t have were 13th overall Jakub Vrana, 27th pick Nikolay Goldobin and 30th pick John Quenneville.

My biggest miss was Kasperi Kapanen, who I had slotted 8th and dropped to 22nd, as well as Jake Virtanen who was the lone pick in the top 10 that I missed, who I had ranked 12th.

Kingston Frontenacs defenseman Roland McKeown, who I had ranked 19th, fell to the end of the second round and the #60 spot.

Seventeen of my picks went within 3 spots of where they were actually taken.

Here is the first round listed with where I had each player going.


1 FLA Aaron Ekblad 1
2 BUF Sam Reinhart 3
3 EDM Leon Draisaitl 2
4 CAL Sam Bennett 4
5 NYI Michael Dal Colle 5
6 VAN Jake Virtanen 12
7 CAR Haydn Fleury 9
8 TOR William Nylander 6
9 WPG Nikolaj Ehlers 10
10 ANH Nick Ritchie 7
11 NSH Kevin Fiala 14
12 ARZ Brendan Perlini 11
13 WSH Jakub Vrana
14 DAL Julius Honka 24
15 DET Dylan Larkin 16
16 CLB Sonny Milano 13
17 PHI Travis Sanheim 20
18 MIN Alex Tuch 15
19 TBL Antony Deangelo 28
20 CHI Nick Schmaltz 30
21 STL Robby Fabbri 17
22 PIT Kasperi Kapanen 8
23 COL Connor Bleackley 29
24 VAN Jared McCann 18
25 BOS David Pastrnak 22
26 MTL Nikita Scherbak 26
27 SJS Nikolay Goldobin
28 NYI Josh Ho-Sang 25
29 LAK Adrian Kempe 21
30 NJD John Quenneville


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