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Craig Button

TSN Director of Scouting


After the Edmonton Oilers won the Draft Lottery Saturday night, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button released an early mock draft of the first 14 picks.

There were no surprises with the top two picks, with Button giving the Oilers phenom Connor McDavid and the Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel. Dylan Strome went third overall to the Arizona Coyotes while the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Mitch Marner fourth in Button's mock draft. Defenceman Noah Hanifan rounded out the Top 5, heading to the Carolina Hurricanes.


Craig Button's Mock Draft

1 EDM Connor McDavid C Erie (OHL)
2 BUF Jack Eichel C Boston U (NCAA)
3 ARI Dylan Strome C Erie (OHL)
4 TOR Mitch Marner RW London (OHL)
5 CAR Noah Hanifin D Boston Coll. (NCAA)
6 NJ Lawson Crouse LW Kingston (OHL)
7 PHI Mikko Rantanen RW TPS (SM Liiga)
8 CBJ Ivan Provorov D Brandon (WHL)
9 SJ Pavel Zacha C Sarnia (OHL)
10 COL Zach Werenski D Michigan (NCAA)
11 FLA Kyle Connor LW/C Youngstown (NCAA)
12 DAL Timo Meier RW Halifax (QMJHL)
13 LA Thomas Chabot D Saint John (QMJHL)
14 BOS Mathew Barzal C Seattle (WHL)