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

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Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Ryan Pulock poses for a photo with team officials after being introduced as the number fifteen overall pick to the New York Islanders during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

16. Edmonton Oilers (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

The Oilers know they need defense, and this is their perfect opportunity. Jeremy Roy had a great year for Sherbrooke, and he is one of the better defenseman in the “second tier” after Hanifin, Provorov, and Werenski. Roy would be a natural fit for Edmonton.. Defense. Sherbrooke (QMJHL). Jeremy Roy. 16. player. 148

17. Winnipeg Jets

Right Wing. Cape Breton (QMJHL). Evgeni Svechnikov. 17. player. 30. I feel like this would be unfair for the Jets to get Svechnikov here. After awful drafting for years, the Jets have a stacked farm system. They have good prospects at every position, and Svechnikov has a ton of upside. They have been taking risks lately, and he represents a big one. Picking him could turn out extremely well too though.

18. Ottawa Senators

18. player. 91. It had to be him right? Perhaps deep down I tried to get Konecny to Ottawa while doing this exercise, but I swear that was not my intention. Still, it seems like if he’s on the board while Ottawa is picking that they will take him. He’s somewhat of a local product by for the Ottawa 67’s, and we know how much the Senators love taking local products. They already have <strong><a href=. Right Wing. Ottawa (OHL). Travis Konecny

19. Detroit Red Wings

20. Minnesota Wild

Left Wing. Portland (WHL). Paul Bittner. 20. player. 98. Bittner is ranked a bit higher in some places, but I am not too high on him. However, if the Wild see that he has slipped a bit in the draft then I could see them as a likely destination. They value their physical wingers, and Bittner is also a local boy (well, same state).

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