NHL Mock Draft 2015: Red Wings Bolster the Blue Line

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16. Edmonton Oilers (from Pittsburgh Penguins)

Right Wing. Cape Breton (QMJHL). Evgeni Svechnikov. 16. player. 148. Svechnikov is a smooth skater, has an strong and accurate shot. he has only spent one season with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, but, was a great player for them. He netted 32 goals and 46 assists for 78 points. He has the ability to be an elite skill player who could be a high scorer in the NHL.

17. Winnipeg Jets

30. The Jets are a team that if they draft well can keep rolling from last seasons surprise season. Kyle Connor can help by being an elite young forward the team needs. Last season in Younstown he registered 80 points (34-46) and in four games added on another 4 points. Connor is a speedy skater and creative player. He has an accurate shot and is known for creating turnovers. He would be a good pick up for the Jets.. Left Wing/Center. Youngstown (USHL). Kyle Connor. 17. player

18. Ottawa Senators

Gabriel Carlsson. 18. player. 91. The Senators are in a big need for some elite defensemen and Gabriel Carlsson would be a great pick up for them. He is a big defenseman, he comes in at 6’4″, and has improved significantly this passed season. He is a smart, two-way player that won’t help you a ton offensively, but will be a power on the defense for you.. Defense. Linkoping (Swe-J20)

19. Detroit Red Wings

20. Minnesota Wild

Portland (WHL). Paul Bittner. 20. player. 98. The Wild are a team that need some elite talent at both wings and Paul Bittner is a good fit. He is a Minnesota kid who is a big, strong guy who has great hands. He is a smooth skater and is tough as nails to defend. If he could translate the play into the NHL, will be a really good player. With the Winterhawks last season Bittner netted 71 points on 34 goals and 37 assists.. Left Wing

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