The 2021 NHL Draft is here and, for the first time, the league will see 32 picks made in the annual event. With the addition of Seattle — fresh off its expansion draft — things are more interesting than ever for fans and the league’s teams.
There are more questions regarding the top players than ever before due to shortened or canceled seasons because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some players will be taken based on their performance from two years ago. Others will be selected with hopes that what was seen during a shortened year wasn’t just a blip on the radar.
Latest NHL Draft News
- Toronto Maple Leafs: Top 10 Prospects
- Full Press NHL Player Movement Tracker
- Flyers Select Six Prospects in 2021 NHL Draft, Trade For Cam Atkinson
- Late-Bloomer Chaz Lucius Already Drawing Comparisons to Kyle Connor
- Dear Montreal Canadiens, Why Logan Mailloux?
Some teams have bigger decisions to make than others like the Columbus Blue Jackets with their three first-round picks. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have teams like Arizona (forfeited), Tampa Bay, Toronto, and Pittsburgh, among others, without a pick in the opening round. Nevertheless, those organizations are sure to be busy awaiting any possible chance to make the team better.
The spots are set (for now), so let’s get into it. The last official mock draft for the 2021 NHL Draft.
|Owen Power, D||University of Michigan (NCAA)|
|William Eklund, LW/C||Djurgardens (SHL)|
|Dylan Guenther, LW||Edmonton (WHL)|
|Simon Edvinsson, D||Frolunda (SHL)|
|Matthew Beniers, C||University of Michigan (NCAA)|
|Luke Hughes, D||US NTDP|
|Brandt Clarke, D||Barrie (OHL)|
|Mason McTavish, C||Peterborough (OHL)|
|Kent Johnson, C||University of Michigan (NCAA)|
|Jesper Wallstedt, G||Lulea HF (SHL)|
|Sebastian Cossa, G||Edmonton (WHL)|
|Cole Sillinger, C||Sioux Falls (USHL)|
|Matthew Coronato, LW/RW||Chicago (USHL)|
|Fyodor Svechkov, C||Togliatti (Russia 2)|
|Fabian Lysell, RW||Lulea (SHL)|
|Chaz Lucius, C||US NTDP|
|Corson Ceulemans, D||Brooks (AJHL)|
|Carson Lambos, D||JYP (SM Liiga Jr.)|
|Aatu Raty, C||Karpat (SM-Liiga)|
|Sean Behrens, D||US NTDP|
|Isak Rosen, LW/RW||Leksands IF (SHL)|
|(from WSH)||Zach Dean, C||Gatineau (QMJHL)|
|(from TOR)||Xavier Bourgault, C||Shawinigan (QMJHL)|
|(from PIT)||Shai Buium, D||Sioux City (USHL)|
|Logan Stankoven, C/W||Kamloops (WHL)|
|Brennan Othmann, LW||Flint (OHL)|
|Zachary L’Heureux, LW||Halifax (QMJHL)|
|(from NYI)||Francesco Pinelli, C||Kitchener (OHL)|
|Nikita Chibrikov, RW||SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)|
|Daniil Chayka, D||Moskva (KHL)|
|(from TB)||Jack Peart, D||Fargo (USHL)|