Draft Order NHL: Round 2: 32. Buffalo Sabres: 25-45-12 62 points, 33. Detroit Red Wings (from Ottawa Senators): 28-43-11 67 points, 34. Florida Panthers (from Arizona Coyotes): 29-41-12 70 points, 35. Montreal Canadiens: 29-40-13 71 points, 36. Detroit Red Wings: 30-39-13 73 points, 37. Vancouver Canucks: 30-41-11 73 points, 38. Montreal Canadiens (from Chicago Blackhawks): 33-39-10 76 points, 39. New York Rangers: 34-39-9 77 points, 40. Edmonton Oilers: 36-40-6 78 points, 41. New York Islanders: 35-37-10 80 points, 42. Carolina Hurricanes: 36-35-11 83 points, 43. New York Islanders (from Calgary Flames): 37-35-10 84 points, 44. Dallas Stars: 42-32-8 92 points, 45. St. Louis Blues: 44-32-6 94 points, 46. Washington Capitals (from Florida Panthers): 44-30-8 96 points, 47. Colorado Avalanche: 43-30-9 95 points, 48. New York Rangers (from New Jersey Devils): 44-29-9 97 points, 49. Columbus Blue Jackets: 45-30-7 97 points, 50. Philadelphia Flyers: 42-26-14 98 points, 51. Los Angeles Kings: 45-29-8 98 ponts, 52. Toronto Maple Leafs (from San Jose Sharks): 45-27-10 100 points, 53. Pittsburgh Penguins: 47-29-6 100 points, 54. Anaheim Ducks: 44-25-13 101 points, 55. Arizona Coyotes (from Minnesota Wild): 45-26-11 101 points, 56. Montreal Canadiens (from Toronto Maple Leafs): 49-26-7 105 points, 57. Boston Bruins: 50-20-12 112 points, 58. Colorado Avalanche (from Nashville Predators): 53-18-11 117 points, 59. Tampa Bay Lightning: 54-23-5 113 points, 60. Winnipeg Jets: 52-20-10 114 points, 61. Vegas Golden Knights: 51-24-7 109 points, 62. Montreal Canadiens (from Washington Capitals): 49-26-7 105 points


2018 NHL Mock Draft: Final Mock 2 Rounds




Round 2




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: June 22, 2018.


  1. Buffalo Sabres: Jack McBain, C, Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)

    Buffalo gets the best player on the board at 32 to start the second round. Jack McBain is heading to Boston College in 2018, but could be a future addition to Buffalo's back 6 behind Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhardt.


  2. Detroit Red Wings: Adam Ginning, D, Linkopings HC (Elitserien)
    Detroit uses this pick from Ottawa to grab the best player on the board. Adam Ginning is a player some teams are gonna have a first round grade on. Detroit snags Ginning here hoping to pair him with Quinn Hughes for the next decade.



  3. Florida Panthers: Riley Sutter, RW, Everett Silvertips (WHL)

    The son of Ron Sutter would be a nice developmental player for the Florida Panthers. Riley Sutter can provide depth at right wing down the road. Riley Sutter had 25 goals, 28 assists, and 53 points with the Silvertips during the regular season. He also had 9 goals, 10 assists, and 19 points in 21 WHL Playoff games this year. The 6-3 205 lb right winger had a +17 +/- ratio in the WHL Playoffs as well.


  4. Montreal Canadiens: Jonatan Berggren, C, Skelleftea A.I.K. (Elitserien)

    Montreal drafts a second center here who can be a line 2 center down the road. The Canadiens are depleted at center, plus Jonatan Berggren would compliment Jeperi Kotkaniemi well in Montreal.



  5. Detroit Red Wings: Albin Eriksson, LW, Skelleftea A.I.K. (Elitserien)

    Detroit drafts the best player on the board at left wing with Albin Eriksson at 36. Eriksson gives the Red Wings a third line winger who can work his way up to the second line and play either left wing or right wing with his versatility.


  6. Vancouver Canucks: Milos Roman, C, Vancouver Giants (WHL)

    The Vancouver Canucks draft a local here to continue their rebuild. Milos Roman is an awesome addition to this work in progress of a squad.



  7. Montreal Canadiens: Ty Dellandrea, C, Flint Firebirds (OHL)

    Montreal needs depth at center, wing, and defense. Outside of goalie, this team has no long-term stability at any positions despite having some key pieces like Max Pacioretty and Shea Weber. They draft the best player on the board once again in the second round and take Ty Dellandrea who can be groomed for a third line role on Montreal in the future. He can develop while Phillip Danault plays out his contract.


  8. New York Rangers: David Levin, RW, Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

    New York gets a future line 1 winger in David Levin. Levin was the first overall pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. He declined a lot this past season, but still has that line 1 upside despite being a huge project who needs two more years of OHL develoment and three years of AHL development after that. The upside to move up a spot in New York's line after five years of development is there and this is a guy who could be an All Star in ten years despite underperforming statistically for Sudbury. New York has the luxury to draft for upside in the second round after using three first round picks on future players.



  9. Edmonton Oilers: Alexander Alexeyev, D, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

    Edmonton got two top 100 defenders in Caleb Jones and Ethan Bear back in the 2015 NHL Draft. Neither is developing quickly enough so with Edmonton being absolutely stacked offensively, I'm giving the Oilers the best defender on the board. The 6-3 190 lb defender had 30 assists and while he's a project defensively he can be a great quarterback on the power play.


  10. New York Islanders: Aiden Dudas, C, Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

    The 5-7 165 lb Aiden Dudas broke out this season with 31 goals, 34 assists, and 65 points. Dudas plays with a lot of heart and has awesome trick shots which will captivate this Islanders fanbase when he scores. That feels like something that is desperately missing from the Islanders.



  11. Carolina Hurricanes: Egor Sokolov, RW, Cape Breton Sreaming (OHL)

    Carolina will have their 2017 first round pick Martin Necas on the depth chart as a center, their 2018 first round pick Andre Svechnikov on the roster, 2014 first round pick Haydn Fleury on the Hurricanes roster, and Cam Ward wants to re-sign with this team. Even though this team has a brand new front office, it feels like things are looking up for the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time in years so Carolina can ignore need and draft the best player on their board for rounds 1-7.


    As long as they get Svechnikov at 2, it really won't matter who they take in rounds 2-7 because this team has some fantastic future prospects like Jake Bean, Julian Gauthier, Callum Boothe at goalie, and Morgan Geekie who they got in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft that they can continue to develop for the future. I gave them Egor Sokolov since he was the top player on my board.


  12. New York Islanders: Olivier Rodrigue, G, Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

    New York got this pick from Calgary as well. They use their second round pick to draft the top goalie in the entire 2018 NHL Draft.


    The 6-1 159 lb Olivier Rodrique had a 2.54 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season. He also had a 2.50 GAA in 10 QMJHL Playoff games. Many consider him the top goalie in the entire 2018 NHL Draft and the New York Islanders are one team that can develop him. He can add 40 lbs of muscle and be ready to start for the Islanders by 2021 when they move into their new stadium. There is a reason he was drafted third overall in the 2016 QMJHL Draft and he started right away that year.



  13. Dallas Stars: Jake Wise, C, USNTDP (USHL)

    Dallas was interviewing 15 different players about the number thirteen overall pick. The only one of those players who made it to pick 44 is Jake Wise. Wise gives you insurance in case Joe Veleno moves to the wing or in case Dallas loses both Seguin and Spezza to Free Agency.


  14. St. Louis Blues: Niklas Nordgren, RW, Helsingfors IFK (SM Liiga)

    The Blues get the best player on the board. Niklas Nordgren is going to be one of the biggest steals in the 2018 NHL Draft.



  15. Washington Capitals: Sampo Ranta, LW, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

    The Washington Capitals use this pick from Florida to obtain Sampo Ranta here. He has great tape despite only having 23 goals, 14 assists, and 37 points. Ranta is one of the top snipers in this years class, and he will only get better with more development at Wisconsin.



  16. Colorado Avalanche: Lukas Dostal, G, HC Kometa Brno (Extraliga)

    Colorado grabs the best goalie on the board here. Lukas Dostal will make the jump to the Extraliga league next season, but he's the top goalie on the board and showed a lot of promise with a GAA of 2.43 and a save percentage of .921. There is a lot to like with Dostal. He may not have as much upside as Rodrigue, but he also may be more NHL ready, plus Colorado has Varlamov, Bernier, and Hammond in the AHL. All of those goalies are going to be thirty next season so another developmental goalie who can be a future starter is needed.


  17. New York Rangers: Nando Eggenberger, RW, HC Davos (National League A)

    The New York Rangers get the best player on the board here. Nando Eggenberger was once regarded as a first round prospect. He's a great value pick for the Rangers at 48 here. A project player with line 1 upside much like David Levin who I mocked to the Rangers at 39.



  18. Columbus Blue Jackets: Calen Addison, D, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

    Columbus gets their eventual replacement to Jack Johnson with Calen Addison at 49 with an offensive defender who can make a splash. Addison was once thought of as a steal of this draft, but now scouts know who he is and what he can do so he's probably going to be picked in the top 50. Addison had 11 goals, 54 assists, and 65 points. The 5-10 177 lb defender also had 7 goals, 12 assists, and 19 points in 16 WHL Playoff games this season.


  19. Philadelphia Flyers: Jacob Olofsson, C, Timra I.K. (Elitserien)

    Philadelphia is absolutely loaded at center. They continue to stockpile their core of centers by drafting Jacob Olofsson here since he's the best player on the board.


  20. Los Angeles Kings: Nicolas Beaudin, D, Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

    The Kings can take the best player on the board at 51. At this point I believe that's Nicolas Beaudin who gives the Kings a future two-way defenseman potentially giving Los Angeles a steal in the second round.



  21. Toronto Maple Leafs: Xavier Bernard, D, Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

    Toronto is absolutely loaded offensively and has their goalie in Frederik Andersson. This team continues to stockpile their roster with defenders until it translates into a Stanley Cup since the talent for Toronto to put together a run is there once the blue line improves assuming they keep their trio of first round picks in Matthews, Marner, and Nylander.


  22. Pittsburgh Penguins: Jonathan Tyconick, D, Penticon Vees (BCHL)
    The 6-0 183 lb two-way defenseman is a huge steal for the Pittsburgh Penguins at 53. Pittsburgh has gotten amazing value in the second round the last few years with players like Daniel Sprong who I had a top 15 grade on in 2015, Filip Gustavsson my top ranked goalie in 2017, and even last years second round pick Zachary Lauzon. This team knows how to find value outside of the first round and I expect them to come through once again in this part of the NHL Draft despite treating first round picks like novelty items on Pawn Stars.



  23. Anaheim Ducks: Nils Lundqvist, D, Lulea H.F. (Elitserien)

    Anaheim gets a steal with Nils Lundqvist at 54. He's someone who could potentially sneak into the first round so the Ducks have to be thrilled about the prospect of drafting Lundqvist and developing him for the future.


  24. Arizona Coyotes: Dominick Bokk, LW, Vaxjo Lakers (Elitserien)

    I've seen a lot of mocks put Dominick Bokk in the first round. I don't see it and see a second round prospect. Bokk is a huge steal at this point and with John Chayka getting Brady Tkachuk and Dominick Bokk to start this draft after an awful 2017 NHL Draft, you can see things are coming together. Arizona drafted well in 2015 and 2016 due to Chayka and while Arizona still needs a few pieces to contend, this is a good core and once the process is complete, I think Chayka and Head Coach Rich Tocchet will have something in place down the road in a few years.


  25. Montreal Canadiens: Liam Kirk, C, Sheffield Steelers (EIHL)

    Montreal goes best player available again. Do you see why taking Zadina at 3 and reloading at center in round 2 is much much smarter then taking Jesperi Kotkaniemi which I can't fault them for that pick, but it doesn't change the fact that selecting Jesperi at 3 is a huge reach. Montreal still has one more pick and I promise no more centers Montreal fans. I gave you four in this mock draft.



  26. Boston Bruins: Gregori Denisenko, LW, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)

    Gregori Denisenko gives the Bruins a future goal scoring winger. He's a great value pick at this point.


  27. Colorado Avalanche: Philipp Kurashev, C, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)

    Philipp Kurashev is a good two-way forward who can play center or left wing. His 19 goals, 41 assists, and 60 points were outstanding in 59 regular seasons with the Quebec Remparts. Patrick Roy is now the head coach of the Quebec Remparts and he was the former head coach of the Avalanche so he may put in a good word for Kurashev.



  28. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jacob Bernard-Docker, D, Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)

    The Lightning grab the best defender on the board to develop for the future at 59. Jacob Bernard-Docker had 20 goals, 21 assists, 41 points and a + 34 +/- ratio at 6-1 172 lbs. He may creep up into the late first round and is a huge steal for the Tampa Bay Lightning this late in the second round. Jacob Bernard-Docker also had 7 goals, 7 assists, and 14 points in the 2018 AJHL Playoffs.


  29. Winnipeg Jets: Chase Wouters, LW, Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

    The Winnipeg Jets have done a much better job drafting the past few years and now you saw them put everything together until the Vegas Golden Knights won four games in a row in the 2018 Western Conference Finals. They can take the best player on the board at 60 which at this point has to be a nice playmaking winger for Winnipeg with 18 goals, 33 assists, and 51 points on Saskatoon this past season.



  30. Vegas Golden Knights: Jesse Ylonen, RW, Espoo Blues (SM Liiga)
    Vegas gets the best player on the board at 61. Jesse Ylonen may go in the first round and would be an awesome winger for the Vegas Golden Knights to build their prospect pool around after landing two future centers in last years draft.


  31. Montreal Canadiens: Kirill Marchenko, RW, Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk (KHL)

    The Montreal Canadiens use this pick on a right winger to groom for a future line 1 role after loading up on centers. This is an awesome value pick by the Montreal Canadiens to wrap up the second round.











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