Draft Order NHL: 2017 NHL Draft Order 32. Colorado Avalanche 22-56-4 48 points, 33. Vancouver Canucks 30-43-9 69 points, 34. Vegas Golden Knights (Expansion Team), 35. Arizona Coyotes 30-42-10 65 points, 36. New Jersey Devils 28-40-14 70 points, 37. Buffalo Sabres 33-37-12 78 points, 38. Detroit Red Wings 33-36-13 79 points, 39. Dallas Stars 34-37-11 79 points, 40. Florida Panthers 35-36-11 81 points, 41. Los Angeles Kings 39-35-8 86 points, 42. Carolina Hurricanes 36-31-15 87 points, 43. Winnipeg Jets 40-35-7 87 points, 44. Philadelphia Flyers 39-33-10 88 points, 45. Tampa Bay Lightning 42-30-10 94 points, 46. New York Islanders 41-29-12 94 points, 47. Ottawa Senators (from Calgary Flames) 45-33-4 94 points, 48. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Toronto Maple Leafs) 40-27-15 95 points, 49. New Jersey Devils (from Boston Bruins) 44-31-6 95 points, 50. Anaheim Ducks (from San Jose Sharks) 46-29-7 99 points, 51. St. Louis Blues 46-29-7 99 points, 52. Carolina Hurricanes (from New York Rangers) 48-28-6 102 points, 53. Boston Bruins (from Edmonton Oilers) 47-26-9 103 points, 54. Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota Wild) 49-25-8 106 points, 55. Columbus Blue Jackets 50-24-8 108 points, 56. Montreal Canadiens 47-26-9 103 points, 57. Chicago Blackhawks 50-23-9 109 points, 58. Montreal Canadiens (from Washington Capitals) 55-19-8 118 points, 59. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Ottawa Senators) 44-28-10 98 points, 60. Anaheim Ducks 46-23-13 105 points, 61. Nashville Predators 41-29-12 94 points, 62. Carolina Hurricanes (from Pittsburgh Penguins) 50-21-11 111 points


2017 NHL Mock Draft: 3 Rounds




Round 2




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: May 26, 2017.


  1. Colorado Avalanche: Jake Oettinger, G, Boston University

    Jake Oettinger has a 2.11 Goals Against Average and a .927 save percentage in 35 starts with Boston University. Some teams have a first round grade on him. The other thing is Colorado needs a long-term goalie to develop so with Oettinger being the best player on the board, this is easily the best pick for Colorado to make at this point.


  2. Vancouver Canucks: Connor Timmins, D, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

    The 6-1 181 lb Conor Timmins is a two-way defender who is drawing late first round consideration. I came away extremely impressed with his tape and would not be surprised at all if he went late first round.



  3. Vegas Golden Knights: Ivan Lodina, RW, Erie Otters (OHL)

    The 5-10 183 lb Ivan Lodina is the next NHL Draft prospect on the Erie Otters. Right now his role is limited, but Vegas can develop him.


  4. Arizona Coyotes: Lukas Elvenes, RW, Rogle B.K. (Elitserien)

    Arizona drafts the 6-0 174 lb Lukas Elvenes. Elvenes has the versatility to play left wing, center, or right wing in the NHL once he develops.



  5. New Jersey Devils: Jocktan Chainey, D, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

    The 6-1 196 lb Jocktan Chainey has second round ability. I feel like New Jersey can go best player available with all the depth and draft picks they have.


  6. Buffalo Sabres: Isaac Ratcliffe, LW, Guelph Storm (OHL)

    The Buffalo Sabres draft the top player available at this pick. Isaac Ratcliffe was a top 15 prospect at one point.



  7. Detroit Red Wings: Grant Mismash, LW, USNTDP (USHL)

    Grant Mismash was a first round prospect at one point. He's the best player available in the second round.


  8. Dallas Stars: Nikita Popugayev, RW, Prince George Cougars (WHL)

    Nikita Popugayev had 69 points in 71 WHL games with two different teams. Popugayev began the season with the Moose Jaw Warriors, but was traded to the Prince George Cougars later in the season. He could go anywhere between the first and second round and is a great value pick at this point.



  9. Florida Panthers: Morgan Frost, C, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

    The Panthers get a second round talent. Morgan Frost provides awesome value here at 40.


  10. Los Angeles Kings: Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)

    The Kings get a defenseman. Pierre-Olivier Joseph is the top defenseman available.



  11. Carolina Hurricanes: Josh Brook, D, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

    Carolina gets a developmental prospect. Josh Brook is a developmental defenseman that Carolina can add.


  12. Winnipeg Jets: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C, Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

    Winnipeg gets a center for depth. Jaret Anderson-Dolan was line mates with Kailer Yamamoto. He's done so well that he could go anywhere from the late first to mid second round. His tape wasn't as impressive as Yamamoto, but he's still too talented to slip out of the first two rounds.



  13. Philadelphia Flyers: Robert Thomas, C, London Knights (OHL)

    Robert Thomas is a steal here. Thomas had 66 points in 66 games averaging 1 point per game making a significant contribution on the London Knights.


  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: Michael DiPietro, G, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

    The 6-0 192 lb Michael DiPietro is undersized for a goalie. He's the only other goalie outside of Jake Oettinger drawing first round consideration. DiPietro had a 2.35 Goals Against Average and a .917 save percentage during the regular season. DiPietro also had a .917 save percentage during the 2017 OHL Playoffs.


  15. New York Islanders: Kasper Kotkansalo, D, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

    The Islanders draft the 6-2 190 lb Kasper Kotkansalo. Kotkansalo is a defensive defenseman who will play for Boston University for a year before signing with the team that drafts him.



  16. Ottawa Senators: Antoine Morand, C, Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)

    Antoine Morand is a decent playmaker. He's someone that can develop into a solid role player on Ottawa's new AHL team in a few years.


  17. Tampa Bay Lightning: Roger Karrer, D, ZSC Lions (National League A)

    Roger Karrer is the top player on the board. Karrer is my top National League A prospect currently playing in Switzerland.


  18. New Jersey Devils: Jesper Boqvist, C, Brynas I.F. (Elitserien)

    Jesper Boqvist can play left wing, center, or right wing with his versatility. Boqvist may end up getting called up to the AHL right away which is why the Devils have nothing to lose by taking a flyer on him in the second round.



  19. Anaheim Ducks: Luke Martin, D, Michigan

    The 6-1 200 lb Luke Martin was once considered a preseason first round pick. Martin is the best player available at 50.


  20. St. Louis Blues: Mason Shaw, C, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

    Mason Shaw has the size and awareness that NHL teams look for. He seems like someone the Blues could rely on down the road.



  21. Carolina Hurricanes: Joshua Norris, C, USNTDP (USHL)

    Joshua Norris had 26 points on the USNTDP team in the USHL. Norris has NHL potential, but also will be at Michigan for two years while he develops.


  22. Boston Bruins: James Malm, LW, Vancouver Giants (WHL)

    James Malm has very good tape for Vancouver. Malm may not have the best production, but he's intriguing enough to develop at this point since all the intangibles are there on tape.



  23. Buffalo Sabres: Maxim Zhukov, G, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

    The 6-3 196 lb Maxim Zhukov had a 2.25 Goals Against Average and a .913 save percentage in 31 starts in 2016-2017. Zhukov gives Buffalo a developmental goalie that they desperately need.


  24. Columbus Blue Jackets: Clayton Phillips, D, Fargo Force (USHL)

    Clayton Phillips has a third to fourth round grade. Phillips is really impressive at times though and shows flashes of second round tape. Phillips can develop at Minnesota before joining the Blue Jackets.


  25. Montreal Canadiens: Artem Minulin, D, Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

    Artem Minulin is a 6-2 198 lb defenseman who had 8 goals, 42 assists, and 50 points in 70 games this season. Minulin is a great addition for Montreal at this point.



  26. Chicago Blackhawks: Reilly Walsh, D, Chicago Steel (USHL)

    Chicago adds a future defenseman to develop. Reilly Walsh is the top defenseman available at this point.


  27. Montreal Canadiens: Stelio Mattheos, C, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

    Stelio Mattheos was the line 2 center behind Nolan Patrick to begin the season. He finished with more points than Patrick and gained some invaluable experience on the top line this year due to Patrick being injured. He doesn't have the leadership or upside of Patrick, but Mattheos boosted his stock with the experience he acquired.



  28. Toronto Maple Leafs: Macauley Carson, LW, Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
    The 6-1 206 lb Macauley Carson had 30 goals, 20 assists, and 50 points in 68 games with the Sudbury Wolves. He's raw, but can excel offensively and defensively to the point where he is AHL ready. This is a winger Toronto can stash in their farm system so when the Marlies enter a rebuilding phase, Carson can step up.


  29. Anaheim Ducks: Martin Bodak, D, Tappara (SM Liiga)

    The 6-1 176 lb defenseman from Tappara is one of the best defensive defenseman in the 2017 NHL Draft. He's raw, but the potential to be a two-way defenseman in the NHL is there.



  30. Nashville Predators: Jarrett Tyszka, D, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

    Another talented defensive defenseman is Jarrett Tyszka. Tyszka does everything well defensively on tape and just needs to improve his offensive skills.


  31. Carolina Hurricanes: Nicholas Henry, RW, Regina Pats (WHL)

    The 6-0 190 lb Nicholas Henry only has one year of experience. Henry had 35 goals, 46 assists, 81 points and a +32 +/- ratio in 72 games during his first full season in the WHL. Henry plays both offense and defense well and has potential to be picked anywhere between late round one and early round three. The only knock on Henry is that he only has one year of experience in the juniors. Henry would be ranked in the top 20 if he had multiple seasons with experience in the WHL.











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