My 2015 NHL Mock Draft: Ottawa Selects The Hometown Boy [Trevor Shackles]

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Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek speaks before the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

6. New Jersey Devils

Seattle (WHL). Mathew Barzal. 6. player. 85. I’m a huge fan of Barzal’s game, and he put up solid numbers this year and the previous year. The Devils also need a high-end centre, so I can see them being high on him. It’s not much of a stretch to take him 6th, and it could be well worth it.. Center

7. Philadelphia Flyers

68. Crouse seems exactly like a Flyers type of pick. He’s a big player that can hit, but has also been lauded for his hockey IQ. I’ve been critical of him in the past due to his low point totals, but he could still be a decent NHLer. I just don’t think he will end up being a top-end sort of player. Nevertheless, he could bring value.. Left Wing. Kingston (OHL). Lawson Crouse. 7. player

8. Columbus Blue Jackets

9. San Jose Sharks

San Jose’s depth on defense is average, but they should try to shore up the blueline first before forwards. They seem to draft/acquire many American players, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see them take one of the top defensemen in Werenski.. Defense. Michigan (NCAA). Zach Werenski. 9. player. 120

10. Colorado Avalanche

103. Rantanen put up 28 points in 56 games in the SM Liiga, which is very impressive for an 18-year-old in a mens league. Colorado wouldn’t be drafting for need, but instead acquiring the best player available. Rantanen could make the Avalanche’s forward group even more dangerous.. Right Wing. TPS (SM Liiga). Mikko Rantanen. 10. player

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