SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #27 – Columbus Blue Jackets


The Blue Jackets will continue to stock their shelves with the #27 pick, their third of the first round.  I have them taking a forward at #14 and a defenseman at #19, so they will be able to add to one of those areas at #27.  They received this pick from the LA Kings.


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

TEAM WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent scoring, size on the wings


UNDER CONSIDERATION:  Andre Burakovsky, Alexander Wennburg, Laurent Dauphin,  Morgan Klimchuk, Mirco Mueller

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICKUnion and Blue selected Ryan Hartman.

SENSHOT’S CHOICE:   Andre Burakovsky from Malmo of  the SEL.  Burakovsky is one of those players that could rise to a top 10, or could fall to a late first round spot.  He has had a steady imporvement and does almost everything well, but nothing spectacular.  If he does fall this late in the draft (which in unlikely when the actual day comes around), whoever ends up taking him will have a diamond in the rough.

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

1COLORADOSeth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2FLORIDAJonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3TAMPANathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4NASHVILLEValeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5CAROLINADarnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6CALGARYSean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7EDMONTONNikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8BUFFALOMax Domi, London (OHL)
9NEW JERSEYAlexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10DALLASHunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11PHILADELPHIAZachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12PHOENIXAnthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13WINNIPEGElias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14COLUMBUSBo Horvat, London (OHL)
15NYIAdam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16BUFFALOFrederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17OTTAWARobert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18DETROITAlexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19COLUMBUSSamuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20SAN JOSEKerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21TORONTORasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22CALGARYNicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)
23WASHINGTONRyan Pulock, Brandon (WHL)
24VANCOUVERRyan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
25MONTREALValentin Zykov, Baie Comeau (QMJHL)
26ANAHEIMJosh Morrissey, Prince Albert (WHL)
27COLUMBUSAndre Burakovsky, Malmo (SEL)