In the grandest of blogging traditions we here at The Leaf’s Nation are bringing you our Mock Draft.
To make this a bit more relevant for Leafs fans we went two rounds on this one. You’re welcome. (Now scroll ahead to pick 53).
Helping me with this draft are our resident Ryans, both Fancey and Hobart, as well as our newly minted Site Manager, Mike Stephens, who had the honour of picking for the Leafs (so blame him, not the rest of us if you don’t agree.)
Notes on the Pick
Nothing really needs to be said here.
This is an obvious one. I was going to select one of Hughes or Kakko here because there’s really no other choice. Hughes has been the consensus #1 since before this draft year even started, and Kappo Kakko has surged up to become the consensus #2 over the course of the year. He’s a play-driving winger that the Rangers could use in next year’s lineup.
Definitely the second best center in the draft, and as good as Byram is, a center …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation