Mock Draft: Ottawa Senators Fans Select the First Round

ST CATHARINES, ON - OCTOBER 4: Quinton Byfield #55 of the Sudbury Wolves skates during an OHL game against the Niagara IceDogs at Meridian Centre on October 4, 2018 in St Catharines, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
ST CATHARINES, ON - OCTOBER 4: Quinton Byfield #55 of the Sudbury Wolves skates during an OHL game against the Niagara IceDogs at Meridian Centre on October 4, 2018 in St Catharines, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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KELOWNA, BC – FEBRUARY 8: Seth Jarvis #24 of the Portland Winterhawks warms up on the ice against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on February 8, 2020 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
KELOWNA, BC – FEBRUARY 8: Seth Jarvis #24 of the Portland Winterhawks warms up on the ice against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on February 8, 2020 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) /

21st Overall: Seth Jarvis (RW), Portland (WHL)

H: 5’10” W: 172 lbs

The pick I was most excited of was the selection of Jarvis, the highly skilled forward lit up the WHL this past season.

In another lopsided poll, Senators fans want to bring even more talent to the forward group, at 21 Jarvis was far and away the best player remaining and a better option than reaching for a defenceman.

Enjoying an outstanding draft year, Jarvis scored 42 times while adding 56 assists to almost surpass the century mark in just 58 games. Even more impressive is the fact Jarvis finished the season with 64 points in his final 26 games, after January 1st, the shifty forward was unstoppable.

Jarvis oozes skill, even with his miniature frame at just over 170 pounds, the Portland forward can skate circles around defenders and his offensive talent can make the opposition look silly at times. Ranked in the mid-teens by most scouting services, the Senators will be hard pressed to find a better option at 21.

The highly-skilled forward can use his frame to his advantage at points, he can slip off checks and use elusive maneuvers for chances on net:

In the clip above, Jarvis makes what seems like the whole Try-City team miss and ends doing all the work to get the assist on the play.

Jarvis also possesses a sneaky good shot, he has a quick release with his wrister and call also rip one-timers from his off side on the power play:

A scary combination of goal scoring, playmaking and speed should make Jarvis a can’t miss prospect in the upcoming draft.

Jarvis would be an ideal compliment to Byfield and Tkachuk atop the lineup for the Senators, while the two big bodies can create space for the diminutive forward to use all of his talent to wreak havoc on opposing goaltenders.