New York Islanders 2018 NHL Mock Draft post-Lottery 2.0

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the draft board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the draft board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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4. Brady Tkatchuk | Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators are not going to have any anxiety over who they will select with the fourth overall pick. Reason being is Dahlin is the clear number 1 overall selection and the next tier is Svechnikov, Zadina, and Tkachuk.

So given that the Senators will select Brady Tkachuk. Tkachuk is a son of a former NHLer (Keith) and brother of an NHLer (Matthew) is a 6’3, 196 lbs power forward. The young American brings offense, skill, toughness, and grit. Tkachuk has a lot of tools including intangibles as well.

Tkachuk will be a core player for Ottawa for the next decade-plus.

5. Oliver Wahlstrom | Arizona Coyotes

Arizona should be jumping for joy if Oliver Wahlstrom is available at five. He’s what they call a natural goal scorer. Last year, playing for the US National team he netted 48 goals. 48!

In 62 games he had 94 points (48 goals, 46 assists). Wahlstrom will be taking his talents to the NCAA where he’ll play with Harvard for at least 2018-2019.

He can either play center or right wing as he possesses a right-handed shot. He’s considered a dominant power forward with elite puck skills, a rare find.

6. Adam Boqvist | Detroit Red Wings

What does every NHL team need to compete? A puck moving defender. And the only one the Detroit Red Wings have is Mike Green. And “have” isn’t entirely accurate cause he’s gone on July 1st. In steps Adam Boqvist.

The young Swede has impressed at every level he’s played this year. Whether the SHL’s under 20 league where he has 16 points in 18 games or the under 18 league where he has 14 points in eight games. Detroit can absolutely turn this kid into a stud.

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