2014 NHL Mock Draft - Lottery Edition

With the order for the first 13 picks now set, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button goes team-by-team with his 2014 Lottery Edition Mock Draft.

Craig Button's Lottery Mock Draft

1 FLA Aaron Ekblad D Barrie (OHL)
2 BUF Sam Reinhart C Kootenay (OHL)
3 EDM Leon Draisaitl LW Prince Albert (WHL)
4 CGY Sam Bennett C Kingston (OHL)
5 NYI Michael Dal Colle LW Oshawa (OHL)
6 VAN Jake Virtanen LW Calgary (WHL)
7 CAR Kasperi Kapanen RW KalPa (FIN)
8 TOR Nick Ritchie LW Peterborough (OHL)
9 WPG Brendan Perlini LW Niagara (OHL)
10 ANA** Nikolaj Ehlers LW Halifax (QMJHL)
12 PHX Jared McCann C Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
13 WAS Haydn Fleury D Red Deer (WHL)

Notes on current first-round picks.

* - The New York Islanders must surrender either their 2014 or 2015 first-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres as part of the trade that sent Thomas Vanek to New York. The Islanders decide which pick to surrender prior to the 2014 NHL Draft. 

** - The Senators' first-round pick is property of the Anaheim Ducks, who acquired it in a trade for Bobby Ryan to Ottawa.

Despite finishing with the League's 11th-worst record, the New Jersey Devils will receive the 30th overall pick regardless of their final standing as penalty for cap circumvention in signing Ilya Kovalchuk. They are ineligible to receive the first overall pick via the Draft Lottery.


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