2015 NHL Draft: Beichler’s Full First Round Mock Draft

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6. New Jersey Devils

Mathew Barzal is likely “low” on most rankings because of his injury. Without it, Bob McKenzie says, Barzal could have battled Strome and Marner for one of the top-5 spots. This way, the Devils take a chance on him.. Center. Seattle (WHL). Mathew Barzal. 6. player. 85

7. Philadelphia Flyers

This was one of the hardest picks in the entire draft and it also influences the Colorado Avalanche’s pick significantly. Mikko Rantanen is the No. 1 on my Avs draft board and unfortunately he is the Flyers’ choice as well. Superstar potential outside of the top-5. Full draft profile: <a href=. Right Wing. TPS (SM Liiga). Mikko Rantanen. 7. player. 68

8. Columbus Blue Jackets

9. San Jose Sharks

Brandon (WHL). Ivan Provorov. 9. player. 120. Ivan Provorov is the No. 2 D-man on virtually every draft ranking. The Sharks gladly pick him up, as they have a bunch of great forward prospects already. Full draft profile: <a href=. Defense

10. Colorado Avalanche

player. 103. The Colorado Avalanche select Lawson Crouse with the tenth overall pick. I could also see the Flyers taking him, which would leave Mikko Rantanen for the Avs, but Rantanen has the bigger star potential. Crouse has a Lucic ceiling and a bottom-six checking forward floor. Full draft profile: <a href=. Left Wing. Kingston (OHL). Lawson Crouse. 10

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