Frank Seravalli's NHL mock draft

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(L-R) Top row Thatcher Demko (far left), Brendan Perlini, Sam Bennett, Leon Draisaitl, Aaron Ekblad, Nick Ritchie (far right), and (the second row seated) Kasperi Kapanen (far left) Sam Reinhart, Jake Virtanen, William Nylander, Anthony DeAngelo, and Michael Dal Colle (far right) pose for a picture at the 2014 NHL Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability event on June 26, 2014 at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

1 Panthers - Aaron Ekblad (D) Barrie (OHL): Mature, confident defenseman who is likely to be NHL-ready this fall.

2 Sabres - Samuel Bennett (C) Kingston (OHL): Game-breaking talent who will thrive after facing adversity in off-ice combine testing.

3 Oilers - Leon Draisaitl (C) Prince Albert (WHL): Will be highest-drafted player ever from Germany.

4 Flames - Sam Reinhart (C) Kootenay (WHL): Two older brothers, Max and Griffin, already drafted. His father, Paul, played 11 NHL seasons.

5 Islanders - Michael Dal Colle (LW) Oshawa (OHL): Skilled and physical two-way player, netted 95 points in 67 games.

6 Canucks - William Nylander (F) Sodertalje (Sweden): Son of Michael Nylander, who played 920 NHL games; selected as best forward in 2014 U-18 World Junior Championships.

7 Hurricanes - Jake Virtanen (RW) Calgary (WHL): 45 goals and 100 penalty minutes in 71 games; quickest skater in on-ice tests.

8 Maple Leafs - Nicholas Ritchie (LW) Peterborough (OHL): Difficult to knock off the puck, loves to battle on the boards.

9 Jets - Jared McCann (C) Sault Ste. Marie (OHL): Decent-sized, hard worker who styles his game after Jonathan Toews.

10 Ducks - Kasperi Kapanen (RW) KalPa (Finland): Played for the past two seasons with his father, former Flyer Sami Kapanen, in Finland.

11 Predators - Brendan Perlini (LW) Niagara (OHL): Father, Fred, played eight games for the Maple Leafs after being drafted 158th overall in 1980.

12 Coyotes - Alex Tuch (RW) USNTDP (USHL): Hulking winger and upstate NY native will attend Boston College in the fall.

13 Capitals - Nikolaj Ehlers (LW) Halifax (QMJHL): Denmark native finished fourth in "Q" with 104 points in 63 games.

14 Stars - Haydn Fleury (D) Red Deer (WHL): Big, solid defenseman who can comfortably play both ends of the ice.

15 Red Wings - Kevin Fiala (LW) HV 71 (Sweden Jr.): Just 5-9 but explosive; led Swiss in 2014 WJC with five points despite being youngest player.

16 Blue Jackets - Julius Honka (D) Swift Current (WHL): Offensive defenseman from Finland who models his game after Ottawa's Erik Karlsson.

17 FLYERS - Anthony DeAngelo (D) Sarnia (OHL): Tough for Flyers to pass on Sewell, N.J., native if he's on the board.

18 Wild - Thatcher Demko (G) Boston College (Hockey East): Wild desperately need goaltending depth.

19 Lightning - Roland McKeown (D) Kingston (OHL): Trains in offseason with fitness freak and former NHLer Gary Roberts.

20 Sharks - Sonny Milano (LW) USNTDP (USHL): Will attend Boston College in the fall.

21 Blues - Joshua Ho-Sang (RW) Windsor (OHL): Uber talented and borderline cocky forward turned off some teams in interviews.

22 Penguins - Nikolay Goldobin (RW) Sarnia (OHL): Finished sixth in OHL with 94 points in 67 games.

23 Avalanche - Brendan Lemieux (LW) Barrie (OHL): Son of former Avalanche pest Claude Lemieux.

24 Ducks - Nikita Scherbak (LW) Saskatoon (WHL): Led Saskatoon as a rookie with 78 points.

25 Bruins - Dylan Larkin (C) USNTDP (USHL): University of Michigan recruit who fits Bruins' physical style.

26 Canadiens - Adrian Kempe (RW) MoDo (Sweden Jr.): Solid in his own zone, strong nose for the net.

27 Blackhawks - Ryan MacInnis (C) Kitchener (OHL): Son of Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Al MacInnis.

28 Lightning - Robert Fabbri (C) Guelph (OHL): Closed strong as OHL playoff MVP.

29 Kings - Ivan Barbashev (LW) Moncton (QMJHL): Helped Russia to bronze at 2014 WJC; 68 points in 48 games.

30 Devils - Jakub Vrana (C) Linkoping (Sweden 2): Cut from Lou Lamoriello cloth: productive, reliable, not flashy.

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