Vancouver Canucks

2015 NHL Entry Draft – Vancouver Canucks

INS: Brock Boeser (Pick 23, Waterloo, USHL), Guillaume Brisebois (Pick 66, Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL), Dmitry Zhukenov (Pick 114, Omsk 2, RUS-JR.), Carl Nevill (Pick 144, Sherbrooke, QMJHL), Adam Gaudette (Pick 149, Cedar Rapids, USHL), Lukas Jasek (Pick 174, Trinec, CZREP), Tate Olson (Pick 210, Prince George, WHL)

OUTS: Eddie Lack (Carolina Hurricanes)

Didn’t get nearly enough for Eddie Lack and now all hope lies with Jacob Markstrom as the next Goaltender behind Ryan Miller. Not the most impressive of drafts.


Toronto Maple Leafs

2015 NHL Entry Draft – Toronto Maple Leafs

INS: Mitch Marner (Pick 4, London, OHL), Travis Dermott (Pick 34, Erie, OHL), Jeremy Bracco (Pick 61, USA U18, USHL), Andrew Nielsen (Pick 65, Lethbridge, WHL), Martins Dzierkals (68, Riga 2, RUS-JR.), Jesper Lindgren (Pick 95, Modo Jr., SWE-JR.), Dmytro Timashov (Pick 125, Quebec, QMJHL), Stephen Desrocher (Pick Pick 155, Oshawa, OHL), Nikita Korostelev (Pick 185, Sarnia, OHL), Martin Marincin (Edmonton Oilers)

OUTS: Brad Ross (Edmonton Oilers)

Mike Babcock’s first draft as Leafs head coach has turned out ot be very successful. Dermott is a steal at 34 and gives the Leafs a nice prospect D and Marner is a great pick at 4. Add in Marincin to your prospect D core and fans in Toronto have reason to get excited about their back end future.


Tampa Bay Lightning

2015 NHL Entry Draft – Tampa Bay Lightning

INS: Mitchell Stephens (Pick 33, Saginaw, OHL), Matthew Spencer (Pick 44, Peterborough, OHL), Dennis Yan (Pick 64, Shawinigan, QMJHL), Anthony Cirelli (Pick 72, Oshawa, OHL), Janne Tammela (Pick 118, Kalpa, FIN), Mathieu Joseph (Pick 120, Saint John, QMJHL), Ryan Zuhlsdorf (Pick 150, Sioux City, USHL), Kristiian Oldham (Pick 153, Omaha, USHL), Bokondji Imama (Pick 180, Saint John, QMJHL)


The Stanley Cup finalists have their squad pretty much set, so there was no need to trade for anything. A solid enough draft, without too much hassle.


St. Louis Blues

2015 NHL Entry Draft – St. Louis Blues

INS: Vince Dunn (Pick 56, Niagara, OHL), Adam Musil (Pick 94, Red Deer, WHL), Glenn Gawdin (Pick 116, Swift Current, WHL), Niko Mikkola (Pick 127, Kalpa Jr., FIN-JR.), Luke Opilka (Pick 146, USA U18, USHL), Liam Dunda (Pick 176, Owen Sound, OHL)


No first round picks and nothing exciting on the trade front. With Tarasenko and Jake Allen needing contracts in Free Agency, it seems they had other matters on their mind.


San Jose Sharks

2015 NHL Entry Draft – San Jose Sharks

INS: Timo Meier (Pick 9, Halifax, QMJHL), Jeremy Roy (Pick 31, Sherbrooke, QMJHL), Mike Robinson (Pick 86, Lawrence Academy, HIGH-MA), Adam Helewka (Pick 106, Spokane, WHL), Karlis Cukstel (Pick 130, Riga 2, RUS-JR.), Rudolfs Balcers (Pick 142, Stavanger, NOR), Adam Parsells (Pick 160, Wausau West, HIGH-WI), Marcus Vela (Pick 190, Langley, BCHL), John Kupsky (Pick 193, Lone Star, NAHL)

OUTS: Antti Niemi (Dallas Stars)

Trading away Niemi to Dallas for only a 7th round pick, is not a good return for them at all. Sure, they drafted Timo Meier, who could make a good tandem with Logan Couture down the line, but trading Niemi, leaves just Alex Stalock in net and I’m not sure he’s ready to be the starter.


Philadelphia Flyers

2015 NHL Entry Draft – Philadelphia Flyers

INS: Ivan Provorov (Pick 7, Brandon, WHL), Travis Konecny (Pick 24, Ottawa, OHL), Felix Sandstrom (Pick 70, Brynas Jr., SWE-JR.), Matej Tomek (90, Topeka, NAHL), Samuel Dove-McFalls (Pick 9, Saint John, QMJHL), Mikhail Vorobyov (Pick 104, Ufa 2, RUS-JR.), David Kase (Pick 128, Chomutov, CZREP 2), Cooper Marody, Pick 158, Sioux Falls, USHL), Ivan Fedotov (Pick 188, Nizhmekamsk 2, RUS-JR.) Sam Gagner (Arizona Coyotes)

OUTS: Nicklas Grossmann (Arizona Coyotes), Chris Pronger (Arizona Coyotes)

Drafting a future defensive prospect in Provorov is one, but drafting Konecny as well, means the first round picks weren’t wasted. Add to the fact that they somehow got rid of the Pronger contract and it turned out to be a good draft for the Flyers.


Ottawa Senators

2015 NHL Entry Draft – Ottawa Senators

INS: Thomas Chabot (Pick 18, Saint John, QMJHL), Colin White (Pick 21, USA U18, USHL), Gabriel Gagne (Pick 36, Victoriaville, QMJHL), Filip Chlapik (Pick 48, Charlottetown, QMJHL), Christian Wolanin (Pick 107, Muskegon, USHL), Filip Ahl (Pick 109, HV 71 JR., SWE-JR.), Christian Jaros (Pick 139, Lulea Jr, SWE-JR.), Joel Daccord (Pick 199, Cushing Academy, HIGH-MA), Travis Ewanyk (Edmonton Oilers)

OUTS: Eric Gryba (Edmonton Oilers), Robin Lehner (Buffalo Sabres), David Legwand (Buffalo Sabres)

May have drafted two future studs in the first round, but have really taken a punt with Andrew Hammond in net. If he can’t live up to the hype and play as well as he did, towards the end of last season, then they will soon be regretting trading away Robin Lehner.


New York Rangers

2015 NHL Entry Draft – New York Rangers

INS: Ryan Gropp (Pick 41, Seattle, WHL), Robin Kovacs (Pick 62, AIK, SWE-2), Sergey Zborovskiy (Pick 79, Regina, WHL), Aleksi Saarela (Pick 89, Assat, FIN), Brad Morrison (Pick 113, Prince George, WHL), Daniel Bernhardt (Pick 119, Djurgarden Jr., SWE-JR.), Adam Huska (Pick 184, Green Bay, USHL), Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks), Antti Raanta (Chicago Blackhawks)

OUTS: Carl Hagelin (Anaheim Ducks), Ryan Haggerty (Chicago Blackhawks), Cam Talbot (Edmonton Oilers)

Gave away the best player in the Hagelin/Etem deal and traded for Raanta to be backup for Lundqvist, after trading away Talbot to Edmonton. No first round pick and lost more in trades than gained. Not the best.


New York Islanders

2015 NHL Entry Draft – New York Islanders

INS: Matthew Barzal (Pick 16, Seattle, WHL), Anthony Beauvillier (Pick 28, Shawinigan, QMJHL), Mitchell vande Sompel (Pick 82, Oshawa, OHL), Parker Wotherspoon (Pick 112, Tri-City, USHL), Ryan Pilon (Pick 147, Brandon, WHL), Andong Song (Pick 172, Lawrenceville), Petter Hansson (Pick 202, Linkoping Jr., SWE-JR)

OUTS: Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oilers)

Traded Reinhart to the Oilers, to move up to get Matthew Barzal. Garth Snow started the day with no first round picks and ends up with two. Gave up a little, but got a lot in return.