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Mock Draft: Torie Peterson

Wednesday, 04.06.2014 / 9:02 AM / Home for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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Mock Draft: Torie Peterson
CalgaryFlames.com\'s Torie Peterson\'s 2014 mock draft
mock drafts:  Kristin Hallett | Aaron Vickers
NOTE: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final. Picks 29-30 have been listed by regular season standings.
ORDER TEAM PLAYER THE DEETS
1 COL Aaron Ekblad, D,
Barrie (OHL)
Ekblad is the type of player all 30 teams covet; a total-package defenceman who has the size and tools to make the jump into the NHL in 2014-15.
2 COL Sam Reinhart, C,
Kootenay (WHL)
A cornerstone piece for a rebuilding team. Reinhart has unbelievable hockey sense and is incredible playmaker who makes everyone around him better.
3 TBL Leon Draisaitl, C,
Prince Albert (WHL)
A big centreman who is a game-breaker thanks to his creative playmaking skills and puck management.
4 NSH Sam Bennett, C, Kingston (OHL) Bennett's toolbox is jam-packed: excellent skater, plenty of offensive weapons in his aresenal, superb hockey sense, and plays with an edge.
5 CAR Michael Dal Colle, LW, Oshawa (OHL) Dal Colle reminds me a bit of Sean Monahan thanks to his maturity and nose for the net. In addition to his offensive prowess and hockey IQ, he's got a solid frame to grow into.
6 EDM Jake Virtanen, RW, Calgary (WHL) Virtanen is an absolute sniper and holds one of the best - if not the best - shots in the draft. He is physical force as well, making him even harder to defend against.
7 CGY William Nylander, RW, Modo (SWE) Nylander is the epitome of the word dynamic. His skill level is off the charts and he's a strong skater who hits top speed quickly. He was Sweden's best player at the U18's, generating offensive chances in almost every shift.
8 TOR Nick Ritchie, LW,
Peterborough (OHL)
Ritchie is a power forward through-and-through. He utilizes his 6-foot-3, 229-pound frame very well and has soft hands.
9 BUF Haydn Fleury, D,
Red Deer (WHL)
The Jets nab the best defenceman available after Aaron Ekblad; a big-bodied two-way rearguard who is excellent positionally.
10 NJD
(From OTT)
Kasperi Kapanen, RW, Kuopio (FIN) Kapanen, who was the CSS' top-ranked European skater, is an absolutely explosive skater who can be a game-breaker.
11 PHX Brendan Perlini, LW,
  Niagara (OHL)
Nashville's prospect pool will get an offensive boost from Perlini, a strong skating winger who has a knack for scoring goals.
12 PHX Robby Fabbri, C, Guelph (OHL) Fabbri will fit right in with the Coyotes hard-working mold. In addition to variety of offensive weapons, his work ethic is off the charts.
13 Nikolaj Ehlers, LW,
Halifax (QMJHL)
The biggest knock against him is his size (5-foot-11, 162-pounds) but he makes up for that with his creativity, puck skills, and extremely high compete level.
14 WPG Jared McCann, C, Sault Ste Marie (OHL) A strong two-way player who can be a big help to a club's special teams units. McCann is extremely dependable in his own zone, raising his value.
15 CBJ Dylan Larkin, C, USA Under-18 (USNP) Larkin reads the game at a very high level, is a very strong skater and can play a variety of roles for his team.
16 CBJ
Sonny Milano, LW, USA Under-18 (USNP) Milano is a dynamic offensive talent with absolutely unreal puck skills. He isn't an ideal size at 5-foot-11 but he makes up for it with his compete level and skating.
17 Alex Tuch, RW, USA Under-18 (USNP) Tuch has the size to be a power forward in the NHL and has offensive upside that could flourish as he develops.
18 Kevin Fiala, LW, HV71 (SWE-JE) Fiala plays bigger than his 5-foot-10 frame and can be a wizard with the puck. He breaks games open with his speed and is a clutch player, creating from nothing.
19 Ivan Barbashev, C, Moncton (QMJHL) The pivot is relentless every shift, operating at top gear at all times, and has very good hockey sense. He put up 68 points in just 48 games with Moncton last year.
20 WSH Jakub Vrana, RW, Linkoping (SWE) High-end skating and pro-level shot makes Vrana a threat whenever he hits the ice. He carried the Czechs offensively at the U18's.
21 TOR Adrian Kempe, C, Modo (SWE) Kempe plays a strong, heavy game and has a solid offensive skill set. He plays a similar style to countryman Gabriel Landeskog.
22 CGY Josh Ho-Sang, RW, Windsor (OHL) He has eye-popping offensive skills and speed. If he can get a bit more structure to his game and add some size, he could be a force to be reckoned with.
23 Nikita Scherbak, RW, Saskatoon (WHL) Scherbak absolutely flies when he's on the ice. His skating is excellent, with a strong first stride. The winger is very talented offensively with good hands in tight.
24
Roland McKeown, D, Kingston (OHL) McKeown is a reliable defender who never panics under pressure. He reads the game very well and is a coach's dream. He is also a tremendous leader.
25 Ryan MacInnis, C, Kitchener (OHL) Like his dad, MacInnis owns a booming shot which can handcuff goaltenders. He is a versatile forward who is strong in the face-off circle and is defensively dependable.
26 Conner Bleackley, C, Red Deer (WHL) Workhorse is a perfect term to describe Bleackley. He never quits, can log big minutes, and can chip in offensively. Red Deer's 2013-14 captain also is a great face-off man.
27 BOS Thatcher Demko, G, Boston College (HEA) Chicago's goaltending stable is bolstered immediately with Demko, a big, hybrid/butterfly-style goaltender who is very mature for his age. He has the potential to be a NHL starter.
28
(From NYR)
Vladislav Kamenev, C, Magnitogorsk (KHL-Jr.) With their second first rounder, Tampa grabs another sizeable centre. Kamenev boasts a heavy shot, good hands, and is a strong skater.
29 Travis Sanheim, D, Calgary (WHL) The blueliner made strides throughout the entire season and has turned into a two-way defender who makes good decisions, has offensive upside, and NHL size.
30 BOS Nick Schmaltz, RW,
Green Bay (USHL)
Schmaltz has first-round tools and could be an impact player at the next level. If he amps up his defensive comittment and add some muscle on small frame, he could be a steal for the Devils.
2014 FLAMES PICKS
SAM BENNETT
CENTRE - CGY
Round 1 - 4th Overall
MASON MCDONALD
GOALTENDER - CGY
Round 2 - 34th Overall
HUNTER SMITH
RIGHT WING - CGY
Round 2 - 54th Overall
BRANDON HICKEY
DEFENCE - CGY
Round 3 - 64th Overall
ADAM OLLAS-MATTSSON
DEFENCE - CGY
Round 6 - 175th Overall
AUSTIN CARROLL
LEFT WING - CGY
Round 7 - 184th Overall