There haven’t been any major surprises through the first 15 picks in the 2019 SB Nation NHL Mock draft. Cole Caufield jumped up to the seventh overall pick and Trevor Zegras (who we almost selected at #4) almost fell out of the top ten. There are still three or four prospects on the board that we are very high on and who we believe will be impact players at the NHL level. With that in mind, we started talking to our fellow GMs to see if anyone was interested in moving up to grab someone they covet with the 16th overall selection.
We have a trade to announce:
To New York Rangers: 16th overall
To Colorado Avalanche: 20th overall + 49th overall
After trying desperately - and failing - to get up into the top-10 to grab Zegras, we have moved back from 16 to 20 and were able to pick up a mid-second round pick in the process. The trade gives us two picks in each of the first three rounds as well as four picks in the top-50 of the draft.
Stay tuned to see how we spent the 20th overall picks.
The New York Rangers used the 16th overall pick on Arthur Kaliyev of the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Draft so Far
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: New Jersey Devils Select Jack Hughes with No. 1 draft pick - All About The Jersey
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: New York Rangers Select Kaapo Kakko with No. 2 Pick - Blueshirt Banter
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Chicago Blackhawks select Alex Turcotte with No. 3 pick - Second City Hockey
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Colorado Avalanche select Kirby Dach with the No. 4 pick - Mile High Hockey
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Los Angeles Kings select Dylan Cozens with No. 5 pick - Jewels From The Crown
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Detroit Red Wings select Bowen Byram with No. 6 pick - Winging It In Motown
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Buffalo Sabres select Cole Caufield with the No. 7 pick - Die By The Blade
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Edmonton Oilers Select Peyton Krebs With The Number 8 Pick - The Copper & Blue
- SB Nation NHL Mock Draft 2019: Anaheim Ducks select Trevor Zegras - Anaheim Calling
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Vancouver Canucks select Matthew Boldy with the No. 10 pick - Nucks Misconduct
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Philadelphia Flyers select Alex Newhook with No. 11 pick - Broad Street Hockey
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Minnesota Wild select Vasili Podkolzin with the No. 12 pick - Hockey Wilderness
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Florida Panthers select Philip Broberg with the No. 13 pick - Litter Box Cats
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Arizona Coyotes select Victor Soderstrom with the 14th pick - Five For Howling
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: Montreal Canadiens select Thomas Harley with the 15th pick - Habs Eye on the Prize
- NHL Mock Draft 2019: New York Rangers select Arthur Kaliyev with the 16th pick - Blueshirt Banter