Mock Draft 1.0 Who the NY Islanders Should Pick in the First 2 Rounds of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft

2019 NHL Draft - Round One
2019 NHL Draft - Round One / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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2A. Terik Parascak, C, Chicago Steel, USHL

If you’re looking for offense then Terik Parascak is your kind of player. Unfortunately, one side of the ice is the most you'll get out of him as he struggles enormously in his own end. Perascak finished the season third in scoring for the Prince George Cougars of the WHL with 105 points (43 G, 62 A) and is an offensive dynamo. His skating isn’t the strongest which could hold him back a bit, but he possesses the skill to fill the back of the net. He could potentially hear his name in the first round, but similar to his teammate Riley Heidt, who was projected as a potential first-round pick but fell to the last pick of the second round, teams may be wary of Perascak’s defensive flaws, causing his to drop into the mid/late second round.

2B. Matvei Shuravin, D, CSKA Moskva, KHL

A shutdown defenseman who played 11 games in the KHL this season, Matvei Shuravin has size at 6'4" and room to improve. He shines in his own end using his size and strength to clear the front of the net and retrieve pucks from the corners. His offensive game is limited and will need improving if he hopes to bring his name to the next level. He's likely a few years away from making the jump to North America, but that time should allow him to round out his game. If he can add an element of offense to his tool kit, he has middle-pairing defenseman written all over him.