Draft Order NHL: 2017 NHL Draft Order 63. New Jersey Devils (from Colorado Avalanche) 22-56-4 48 points, 64. Vancouver Canucks 30-43-9 69 points, 65. Vegas Golden Knights (Expansion Team), 66. Florida Panthers (from Arizona Coyotes) 30-42-10 65 points, 67. New Jersey Devils 28-40-14 70 points, 68. Buffalo Sabres 33-37-12 78 points, 69. Arizona Coyotes (from Detroit Red Wings) 33-36-13 79 points, 70. Dallas Stars 34-37-11 79 points, 71. Detroit Red Wings (from Florida Panthers) 35-36-11 81 points, 72. Los Angeles Kings 39-35-8 86 points, 73. Carolina Hurricanes 36-31-15 87 points, 74. Winnipeg Jets 40-35-7 87 points, 75. Philadelphia Flyers 39-33-10 88 points, 76. Tampa Bay Lightning 42-30-10 94 points, 77. New York Islanders 41-29-12 94 points, 78. Arizona Coyotes (from Calgary Flames) 45-33-4 94 points, 79. Detroit Red Wings (from Toronto Maple Leafs) 40-27-15 95 points, 80. Philadelphia Flyers (from Boston Bruins) 44-31-6 95 points, 81. San Jose Sharks 46-29-7 99 points, 82. Edmonton Oilers (from St. Louis Blues) 46-29-7 99 points, 83. Detroit Red Wings (from New York Rangers) 48-28-6 102 points, 84. Edmonton Oilers 47-26-9 103 points, 85. Minnesota Wild 49-25-8 106 points, 86. Columbus Blue Jackets 50-24-8 108 points, 87. Montreal Canadiens 47-26-9 103 points, 88. Detroit Red Wings (from Chicago Blackhawks) 50-23-9 109 points, 89. Buffalo Sabres (from Washington Capitals) 55-19-8 118 points, 90. Chicago Blackhawks (from Ottawa Senators) 44-28-10 98 points, 91. Anaheim Ducks 46-23-13 105 points, 92. Nashville Predators 41-29-12 94 points, 62. Pittsburgh Penguins 50-21-11 111 points


2017 NHL Mock Draft: 3 Rounds




Round 3




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


  1. New Jeresey Devils: Hugo Leufvenius, LW, Linkopings HC (Elitserien)

    Hugo Leufvenius has terrific awareness and shooting accuracy. The Devils may consider him here since he's versatile enough to play left wing, center, or right wing.


  2. Vancouver Canucks: Aleksi Heponiemi, C, Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

    Aleksi Heponiemi has a second round grade. He fell to this pick because he's not as accurate as Leufvenius and because he's only 5-9 168 lbs.



  3. Vegas Golden Knights: Daniel Bukac, D, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

    The 6-5 187 lb Daniel Bukac only has one year of experience. He has incredible two-way ability. He just needs to gain more experience and bulk up. Bukac had 2 goals, 15 assists, and 17 points in 72 games plus the Brandon Wheat Kings have a track record for producing first round defensemen.


  4. Florida Panthers: Jake Leschyshyn, C, Regina Pats (WHL)

    Florida takes the best player on the board. At this point that player is Jake Leschyshyn.



  5. New Jersey Devils: Maxime Fortier, RW, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

    Maxime Fortier had 77 points in 2015-2016. He had 87 points this season. He struggles defensively though at 5-10 186 lbs.


  6. Buffalo Sabres: Ronald Scooter Brickley, D, Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)

    The Buffalo Sabres get the 6-3 191 lb Ronald Scooter Brickley. He's a hard hitting defensive defenseman that is worth a flyer on here.



  7. Arizona Coyotes: Cole Guttmann, C, Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

    The Arizona Coyotes get Cole Guttman who had a hat trick versus the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Guttman gives the Coyotes depth.


  8. Dallas Stars: Robin Salo, D, Vaasan Sport (SM Liiga)

    Robin Salo is a great two-way defender on tape. Salo had 1 goal, 15 assists, and 16 points in 54 games this season and was sound defensively. Dallas needs to load up on defense and he's someone the Stars could consider here.



  9. Detroit Red Wings: Mikey Anderson, D, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)

    Detroit needs a defenseman. Mikey Anderson is the best defenseman available at this point.


  10. Los Angeles Kings: Keith Petruzelli, G, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)

    The Kings get a developmental goalie. The 6-6 190 lb goalie is great in the regular season, but terrible in the Playoffs. Some believe Petruzelli is the second best goalie in the entire draft. I don't, but this is incredible value for Petruzelli here.



  11. Carolina Hurricanes: Denis Mihkinin, RW, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

    Carolina gets a developmental prospect. Denis Mihkinin has great tape and is worth a flyer here.


  12. Winnipeg Jets: Mario Ferraro, D, Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

    Winnipeg gets a defenseman for depth. Mario Ferraro is the top defenseman available.



  13. Philadelphia Flyers: Austin Pratt, C, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

    The Flyers can ignore need and take the best player on the board. Austin Pratt could go as early as the second round and as late as the fourth round which is why he's a good pick in the third round since he can wow you on tape at times.


  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: Zach Salow, C, Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

    The 5-9 180 lb Zach Salow is fast and elusive. Salow has the versatility to play left wing, center, or right wing. He can be a plug-in-play player at forward for an NHL team.


  15. New York Islanders: Will Warm, D, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

    The Islanders draft a quarterback on the power play. Will Warm is excellent on offense with a knuckle puck shot like in the Mighty Ducks movie while being a sound passer, but horrible with his fundamentals defensively.



  16. Arizona Coyotes: Jack Studnica, C, Oshawa Generals (OHL)

    Jack Studnica would be a great pickup here. He becomes the first General drafted in the third round.


  17. Detroit Red Wings: Stuart Skinner, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

    Detroit takes a developmental goalie here. Stuart Skinner is the top goalie on the board and he has a good save percentage despite giving up a lot of goals. The 6-4 207 lb goalie was a first round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.


  18. Philadelphia Flyers: Ryan Hughes, RW, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

    Philadelphia gets a forward for depth. Ryan Hughes has the versatility to play left wing, center, or right wing. He has the moves and concentration to develop into a special player down the road when you watch his tape.



  19. San Jose Sharks: Greg Miereles, C, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

    Greg Miereles may be the best prospect on the Mitchener Rangers this year. San Jose drafts the 5-10 174 lb center who does well offensively, but struggles defensively.


  20. Edmonton Oilers: Zachary Gallant, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL)

    Edmonton takes the best player available. At this point that player is Zachary Gallant.



  21. Detroit Red Wings: Alexei Lipanov, C, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL)

    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. Edmonton Oilers: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, G, HPK (SM Liiga)

    Some teams have a second round grade on Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Some teams in Finland believe he's the Finish version of Marc-Andre Fleury.



  23. Minnesota Wild: Scott Reedy, C, USNTDP (USHL)

    Scott Reedy has amazing awareness on tape. He's someone Minnesota can develop here.


  24. Columbus Blue Jackets: Jacob Tortora, LW, USNTDP (USHL)

    Jacob Tortora is a good left winger. He has the vision and awareness to be a great decision maker on offense, plus there is potential for him to be a power play guy down the road as well.


  25. Montreal Canadiens: Morgan Geekie, C, Tri-City Americans (WHL)

    Some believe Morgan Geekie is a second round prospect. I wasn't as impressed with his tape so I put him in the third round.



  26. Detroit Red Wings: MacKenzie Entwistle, RW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

    Detroit takes a right winger. MacKenzie Entwistle has excellent stick handling that stands out on tape.


  27. Buffalo Sabres: Ostap Sefin, RW, HC Sparta Praha (Extraliga)

    Ostap Sefin is one of the top prospects from the Extraliga league. Buffalo can take him as a developmental player here.



  28. Chicago Blackhawks: Cayden Primeau, G, Lincoln Stars (USHL)
    Chicago traded Scott Darling to Carolina and got this pick. The Blackhawks can get Darling's replacement here.


  29. Anaheim Ducks: Adam Ruzicka, C, Sarnia Sting (OHL)

    The 6-4 209 lb Adam Ruzicka has incredible size. He seems like someone Anaheim may take.



  30. Nashville Predators: Max Gildon, D, USNTDP (USHL)

    Nashville takes the best player on the board. Max Gildon is that player at this point.


  31. Pittsburgh Penguins: Matthew Murray, G, Fargo Force (USHL)

    The Penguins may lose backup goalie Matt Murray to the Expansion Draft who did well as a starter during the Penguins Stanley Cup run. They can draft another Matt Murray to develop here.











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