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

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Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA;

Sam Reinhart

puts on a team cap after being selected as the number two overall pick to the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

21. Buffalo Sabres (from New York Islanders)

21. player. 12. Scouts say that he has one of the highest ceilings in the draft, and with all their draft picks I can see the Sabres taking a chance on him. He was a point per game player in the MHL, and he could turn into another Russian superstar.. Right Wing. Togilatti 2 (MHL). Denis Guryanov

22. Washington Capitals

Left Wing. Swift Current (WHL). Jake DeBrusk. 22. player. 19. DeBrusk is a solid name left on the board, and there isn’t too much reasoning behind the Capitals taking him other than the fact that a team around this spot will take him. As a ’96 he didn’t impress in 2013-14, but this past season he took his game to the next level. Whether or not that’s the real DeBrusk remains to be seen.

23. Vancouver Canucks

104. The Canucks are lacking in the defensive prospects area, and Zboril is the best name left on the board. I think they will be happy with any number of defensemen available, but Zboril could end up being a steal. He is sound defensively, which is what Vancouver really needs.. Defense. Saint John (QMJHL). Jakub Zboril. 23. player

24. Toronto Maple Leafs (from New York Islanders)

25. Winnipeg Jets (from St. Louis Blues)

Center. Prince George (WHL). Jansen Harkins. 25. player. 30. Like I said earlier, this just isn’t fair. With the Jets taking Svechnikov and now Harkins, they have added so much potential. I’m a fan of Harkins game, and he scored 79 points this season. He stands at 6’0″, so size isn’t an issue and I don’t know why he isn’t ranked higher. I think the Jets will be smart and take another high ceiling type player.

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