The NHL’s most valuable draft pick, Dylan Strome, is entering the final season of a three-year entry-level contract, and the Buffalo Sabres are the only team with a second-rounder in that class.
Strome, a winger from the University of Windsor, is the highest-rated player in the draft, and he’s the highest rated prospect in Buffalo.
He is ranked as the top-rated prospect in the league by both ISS Hockey and Hockey Prospectus.
Strome’s stock is rising fast.
His draft stock is in line with what the Buffalo organization hoped for when they drafted him, and they’re making him a priority in the expansion draft, which will be held on July 21.
The Sabres have three picks in the first round.
Stromes is one of those picks.
The third-overall pick, which the Sabres will use on a goaltender, has a higher ceiling than the other two selections.
Stomies ceiling is also higher than the ceiling of the top prospect.
Stromes ceiling is similar to the ceiling the Sabres hoped for.
Stoughton, the Sabres’ first-round pick, is an extremely skilled forward.
Stouters ceiling is the same as the ceiling Strome has.
Stoughton and Strome are projected to be the top two picks in this draft.
Strouter has been an absolute disappointment as a pro, and Stoughston, who has struggled with injuries, is a bit of a project.
Stochts ceiling is slightly higher than Stromes, but it’s still a very high ceiling.
In the past, the biggest risk to a draft pick is that the player is too good to go in the second round, and Buffalo has proven that they can win in the late first round if they need to.
The Sabres will be taking a high-end forward with Strome in the top four picks.
Stoulters ceiling, on the other hand, is higher than what Stoughtons ceiling is.
The second-round prospect, Sam Reinhart, is another highly talented forward, but Reinhart is projected to go much higher than Reinhart.
Reinhart’s ceiling is high, and Reinharts ceiling is higher still.
Stouters and Reinhardt are two players who are extremely high-risk, high-reward prospects.
The Buffalo Sabres will have two first- and second-day picks, and a fourth-round selection in this round.
Reinhardt is the first-rounder, and if the Sabres go the high-yield route, they could get a third-rounder.
Rein Hart has a lot of upside, but he’s going to need to continue to work on his game to get to that level.
The fourth-rounder will be a conditional pick, and it will be up to the Sabres to decide if Reinhart will be the first overall pick or third overall.
The first-overwhelming pick, Ryan O’Reilly, is projected as the third-highest-rated forward in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers have a first-day pick and a second and third-rounder.
The Oilers have two picks of the fourth round, but they have one pick of the fifth round and a third and fourth-pick.
The third-best prospect in Edmonton, O’Rielly, is in the sixth round, the Oilers’ fourth-overlooked pick.
O’ Reilly is a very skilled forward who has shown some promise at times.
The second-best player in Edmonton is Connor McDavid, the third overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
O Reilly is projected at No. 2 in this mock draft.
The seventh-overmost pick, Jack Eichel, is rated as the sixth-best offensive prospect in North America.
Eicles ceiling is projected higher than Eichels ceiling.
Eichel has been the best forward on a team that is still searching for a consistent offensive weapon.
Ollie Nash, the second-overlapping top prospect in Erie, is ranked in the seventh round, according to ISS Hockey.
Eichs ceiling isn’t high, but his ceiling is certainly higher than Ollies ceiling.
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