Seider is the first German off the board in the NHL draft this year. He only has one point playing in the DEL this year, but he’s talented enough to play on the U20 team since he was 16 years old. That says something.
The Avalanche like the Sabres have two picks in the first round. They nab the big six-foot-three 203 pound center from Elmira New York. Beecher has 13 points in 22 games in the USDP and will play at Michigan next year.
It’s no secret, the Maple Leafs need help on defense. They have a ton of forwards to work with so they land the Finland native. Honka is the 23 ranked prospect by McKeen’s Hockey.
Samuel Pulin is putting up big numbers in the QMJHL. He has over a point per game for the Sherbrooke Phoenix where he’s an assistant captain. Samuel’s father, Patrick, played in the NHL from 1992-1998.
Kaedan Korczak has already tied his point total from last year in less than half the games. He’s a right-handed shot, which is always harder to fins and he’s the 28th ranked prospect according to ISS Hockey.
Ryder Donovan is playing high school hockey in Minnesota. He’s the Captain of Duluth East High while also playing for Team North in the UMHSEHL. He’s a first-round sleeper, and potentially a reach but with the Preds depth, they can afford to do that.
The New York native plays his hockey in the USDP. A ton of prospects from that U18 team went in the first round in this mock and Warren will be the last of the bunch. He will play his college hockey at Boston College next year.
That’s our first of many mock drafts to come. It’s never too early to start looking at prospects, even if the team is still in the mix in terms of the playoff race.