My Last Minute 2015 NHL Mock Draft: Top 20 Picks

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6. New Jersey Devils

85. Although forwards Pavel Zacha and Lawson Crouse are intriguing selections given the Devils’ need at forward, Ivan Provorov projects to be quite the defenceman. The Devils need help there as much as they do anywhere else as Provorov projects to skate on an NHL blue line in just a few seasons.. Defense. Brandon (WHL). Ivan Provorov. 6. player

7. Philadelphia Flyers

player. 68. The Flyers have always loved big and tough players. They get the chance to take one of those in 6foot4 forward, Lawson Crouse. Crouse is a real wild card in the draft and projects to continue to grow at the CHL level. He holds a high ceiling, and that’s something the Flyers cannot pass on.. Left Wing. Kingston (OHL). Lawson Crouse. 7

8. Columbus Blue Jackets

9. San Jose Sharks

120. Falling a little bit, Barzal certainly has the potential to go as high as number 6. Although, the Sharks cannot pass on the best available player at this point.. Center. Seattle (WHL). Mathew Barzal. 9. player

10. Colorado Avalanche

TPS (SM Liiga). Mikko Rantanen. 10. player. 103. Desperately needing help on defence, the Avalanche don’t see one on the board in this range. They can’t pass on the versatile Rantanen who fits nicely on the wing or up the middle with Colorado’s other forwards.. Right Wing

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