It’s June, so it’s time for SB Nation’s annual NHL mock draft. Between now and the real 2017 NHL Draft on June 23, our network of 30-plus hockey blogs will run through the first round, making selections on behalf of the teams they cover.
It all began June 13 with the top two picks, and we will conclude on June 21 with the final three selections in the first round. We’ll follow the real draft order that the NHL will follow on the 23rd, unless ... yes, we allow trades in our mock draft.
Will any of our teams indulge? Stay tuned to find out.
Click through to the team site for full justification and explanation for each pick.
- New Jersey Devils, via All About The Jersey, select center Nico Hischier.
- Philadelphia Flyers, via Broad Street Hockey, select center Nolan Patrick.
- Dallas Stars, via Defending Big D, select center Casey Mittelstadt.
- Colorado Avalanche, via Mile High Hockey, select defenseman Miro Heiskanen.
- Vancouver Canucks, via Nucks Misconduct, select forward Gabriel Vilardi.
- Vegas Golden Knights, via Knights On Ice, select forward Owen Tippett.
- Arizona Coyotes, via Five For Howling, select defenseman Timothy Liljegren.
- Buffalo Sabres, via Die By The Blade, select defenseman Cale Makar.
- Detroit Red Wings, via Winging It In Motown, select center Cody Glass.
- The Florida Panthers, via Litter Box Cats, select winger Kristian Vesalainen.
- The Los Angeles Kings, via Jewels From The Crown, select center Nick Suzuki.
- The St. Louis Blues*, via St. Louis Game Time, select winger Lias Andersson.
- The Winnipeg Jets, via Arctic Ice Hockey, select defenseman Juuso Välimäki.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning, via Raw Charge, select winger Kailer Yamamoto.
- The New York Islanders, via Lighthouse Hockey, select center Elias Pettersson.
- The Calgary Flames, via Matchsticks & Gasoline, select winger Klim Kostin.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs, via Pension Plan Puppets, select winger Eeli Tolvanen.
- The Boston Bruins, via Stanley Cup of Chowder, select defenseman Nicolas Hague.
- The San Jose Sharks, via Fear The Fin, select center Michael Rasmussen.
- The Carolina Hurricanes*, via Canes Country, select center Martin Necas.
- The New York Rangers, via Blueshirt Banter, select defenseman Erik Brannstrom.
- The Edmonton Oilers, via Copper & Blue, select center Ryan Poehling.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins**, via Pensburgh, select defenseman Callan Foote.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets, via Jackets Cannon, select winger Maxime Comtois.
- The Montreal Canadiens, via Eyes On The Prize, select defenseman Urho Vaakanainen.
- The Chicago Blackhawks, via Second City Hockey, select defenseman Henri Jokiharju.
- The St. Louis Blues, via St. Louis Gametime, select center Shane Bowers.
- The Ottawa Senators, via Silver Seven Sens, select winger Jason Robertson.
- The Dallas Stars, via Defending Big D, select goaltender Jake Oettinger.
- The Nashville Predators, via On The Forecheck, select center Robert Thomas.
- The Arizona Coyotes, via Five For Howling, are on the clock...
*Blues traded No. 20 overall and No. 51 overall to Hurricanes for No. 12 overall
**Penguins traded No. 31 overall and No. 93 overall to Coyotes for No. 23 overall and No. 128 overall