Picks 4-6 2016 NHL Mock Draft

After our first mock draft article which you can find here: https://seamoresports.com/2016/05/05/2016-nhl-mock-draft-top-3/

We are moving on to discuss picks 4-6 where there will be some variation on other mock drafts using viewings at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship coupled with the player’s body of work of the season to determine which team should pick which player. Organizational need along with skill of the player are the two criterion used for this mock draft.

4.Edmonton

Mikhail Sergachyov D-Windsor (OHL)

Two things are true for the Oilers,they need more defenseman, and they need more physical defenseman. The Russian defenseman fits both of those bills. He plays a physical stay at home game and was the Russian side’s most reliable stay at home defender during the U18 Tournament. The Windsor Spitfire is physically ready to play in the NHL but may need another year with the Spitfires to develop the offensive side of this game. Since Windsor will be hosting the Memorial Cup, the Spitfires will hope that whomever drafts him shares this line of thinking.

5.Vancouver

Logan Brown-C Windsor

Brown lit up the U18 Worlds,and had a great year for the Spitfires this season. During Worlds, Brown showed himself to be a dominant two way player who could not be knocked off of the puck for minutes on end. Logan has a strong shot and is a great net front presence on the power play. The Canucks need a stronger net front presence then what they have had, and they need another option to play both ways. While the Canucks have a lot of young forwards ready to make the jump, they would do well to pick Brown. Logan is NHL ready now, and could easily center the third line for the Canucks next year. The American forward has the strength of Milan Lucic, and the shot of  Tyler Seguin.

6.Calgary

Tyson Jost- C Penticton (BCHL)

The Flames have a decent forward group lead by Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Jost is Monahan-esque in his play style. Jost plays a solid two-way game and very rarely ends up in the box for undisciplined play. The Vee forward lead Canada throughout the U18 Tournament. Jost made his entire team better through his superb penalty-killing, strong positioning, and excellent passing. Jost put up 104 points in 48 games for the Vees during their regular season this season. Next year, Jost will be heading to the University of North Dakota. He will be able to develop his game there, and get stronger. Jost will be NHL ready rather quickly and could be a Flame as early as the 2017 season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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