For the sixth straight year, SB Nation's network of 30 team-specific hockey blogs got together to simulate the first round of the NHL draft.
This 2015 NHL mock draft begins on Wednesday, June 10 and will run for two weeks as we prepare for the real thing on June 26 and 27 in Sunrise, Fla. The staff of SB Nation's 30 NHL team blogs made picks on behalf of their real NHL teams, in the real draft order that we'll see at the event in Florida on June 26.
Trades between teams were allowed in this mock draft, but no team decided to indulge.
Here's the schedule for the mock draft. Three teams will announce their picks per day.
Wed, June 10: Edmonton, Buffalo, Arizona Thu, June 11: Toronto, Carolina, New Jersey Fri, June 12: Philadelphia, Columbus, San Jose Mon, June 15: Colorado, Florida, Dallas Tue, June 16: Los Angeles, Boston, Calgary Wed, June 17: Edmonton (via PIT), Winnipeg, Ottawa Thu, June 18: Detroit, Minnesota, Buffalo (via NYI) Fri, June 19: Washington, Vancouver, Toronto (via NSH) Mon, June 22: Winnipeg (via BUF & STL), Montreal, Anaheim Tue, June 23: Tampa Bay (via NYR), Philadelphia (via TB), Arizona (via CHI)
- Edmonton Oilers, via The Copper & Blue, select Erie center Connor McDavid.
- Buffalo Sabres, via Die By The Blade, select Boston University center Jack Eichel.
- Arizona Coyotes, via Five For Howling, select Erie center Dylan Strome.
- Toronto Maple Leafs, via Pension Plan Puppets, select London forward Mitch Marner.
- Carolina Hurricanes, via Canes Country, select Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin.
- New Jersey Devils, via In Lou We Trust, select Seattle winger Mathew Barzal.
- Philadelphia Flyers, via Broad Street Hockey, select Brandon defenseman Ivan Provorov.
- Columbus Blue Jackets, via The Cannon, select Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski.
- San Jose Sharks, via Fear The Fin, select Sarnia forward Pavel Zacha.
- Colorado Avalanche, via Mile High Hockey, select Finnish winger Mikko Rantanen.
- Florida Panthers, via Litter Box Cats, select Kingston forward Lawson Crouse.
- Dallas Stars, via Defending Big D, select Youngstown center Kyle Connor.
- Los Angeles Kings, via Jewels From The Crown, select Ottawa center Travis Konecny.
- Boston Bruins, via Stanley Cup of Chowder, select Halifax forward Timo Meier.
- Calgary Flames, via Matchsticks & Gasoline, select Sherbrooke defenseman Jeremy Roy.
- Edmonton Oilers, via The Copper & Blue, select Saint John defenseman Jakub Zboril.
- Winnipeg Jets, via Arctic Ice Hockey, select Kelowna forward Nick Merkley.
- Ottawa Senators, via Silver Seven, select Swedish forward Oliver Kylington.
- Detroit Red Wings, via Winging It In Motown, select USNTDP forward Jeremy Bracco.
- Minnesota Wild, via Hockey Wilderness, select Cape Breton forward Evgeny Svechnikov.
- Buffalo Sabres, via Die By The Blade, select Portland winger Paul Bittner.
- Washington Capitals, via Japers' Rink, select Swedish center Joel Eriksson Ek.
- Vancouver Canucks, via Nucks Misconduct, select USNTDP forward Colin White.
- Toronto Maple Leafs, via Pension Plan Puppets, select Charlottetown forward Daniel Sprong.
- Winnipeg Jets, via Arctic Ice Hockey, select Prince George center Jansen Harkins.
- Montreal Canadiens, via Eyes On The Prize, select Saint John defenseman Thomas Chabot.
- Anaheim Ducks, via Anaheim Calling, select Swedish defenseman Jacob Larsson.
- Tampa Bay Lightning, via Raw Charge, select Shawinigan forward Anthony Beauvillier.
- Philadelphia Flyers, via Broad Street Hockey, select Waterloo winger Brock Boeser.
- Arizona Coyotes, via Five For Howling, select Swift Current winger Jake DeBrusk.