2015 NHL Draft: Round 1

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As expected, the Edmonton Oilers kicked off the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida by selecting Connor McDavid. Following that pick, the Buffalo Sabres shocked nobody but selecting Jack Eichel. Aside from the draft, draft day in itself has been a whirlpool of emotions involving trades. To start off the day, the Senators dealt the 21st overall pick to Buffalo in exchange for Robin Lehner and David Legwand. Next the Boston Bruins dealt Dougie Hamilton to Calgary and Milan Lucic to Los Angeles, seeing Martin Jones and a ton of draft picks coming back their way. Right as the draft was beginning, Buffalo and Colorado came to an agreement seeing the highly touted Ryan O’Reilly landing in Buffalo.

The Montreal Canadiens used their 26th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to select Noah Juulsen of the Everett Silvertips (WHL). Juulsen played with Nikita Scherbak, who the Habs picked 26th overall in 2014 on the Silvertips. Further down in the article where the Habs pick is a little more about him personally as well as a scouting report.

All of the names, positions, height, weight, stats and rankings are from the NHL.com 2015 Draft Page
All of the logos are from sportslogos.net

1. Edmonton Oilers - Connor McDavid (Erie Otters - OHL)
oilersPosition: Centre
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 120 points in 47 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 - North American Skaters

2. Buffalo Sabres - Jack Eichel (Boston University - NCAA)
sabresPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 196
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 71 points in 40 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #2 - North American Skaters

3. Arizona Coyotes - Dylan Strome (Erie Otters - OHL)
coyotesPosition: Centre
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 129 points in 68 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #4 - North American Skaters

4. Toronto Maple Leafs - Mitchell Marner (London Knights - OHL)
maple leafsPosition: Centre
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 126 points in 63 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #6 - North American Skaters

5. Carolina Hurricanes - Noah Hanifin (Boston College - NCAA)
hurricanesPosition: Defence
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 203
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 23 points in 37 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #3 - North American Skaters

6. New Jersey Devils - Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting - OHL)
devilsPosition: Centre
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 34 points in 37 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #8 - North American Skaters

7. Philadelphia Flyers - Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings - WHL)
flyersPosition: Defence
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 201
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 61 points in 60 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #7 - North American Skaters

8. Columbus Blue Jackets - Zachary Werenski (University of Michigan - NCAA)
blue jacketsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 206
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 25 points in 35 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #9 - North American Skaters

9. San Jose Sharks - Timo Meier (Halifax Mooseheads - QMJHL)
sharksPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 209
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 90 points in 61 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #10 - North American Skaters

10. Colorado Avalanche - Mikko Rantanen (TPS - Finland)
avalanchePosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 211
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 28 points in 56 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 - European Skaters

11. Florida Panthers - Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs - OHL)
panthersPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 70 points in 56 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #5 - North American Skaters

12. Dallas Stars - Denis Gurianov (Togliatti 2 - Russia Jr.)
starsPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 192
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 25 points in 23 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #7 - European Skaters

13. Boston Bruins - Jakub Zboril (Saint John Sea Dogs - QMJHL)
bruinsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 184
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 33 points in 44 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #12 - North American Skaters

14. Boston Bruins - Jake DeBrusk (Swift Current Broncos - WHL)
bruinsPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 174
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 81 points in 72 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #19 - North American Skaters

15. Boston Bruins - Zachary Senyshyn (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds - OHL)
bruinsPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 192
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 45 points in 66 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #38 - North American Skaters

16. New York Islanders - Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds - WHL)
islandersPosition: Centre
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 57 points in 44 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #11 - North American Skaters

17. Winnipeg Jets - Kyle Connor (Youngstown Phantoms - USHL)
jetsPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 177
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 74 points in 53 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #13 - North American Skaters

18. Ottawa Senators - Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs - QMJHL)
senatorsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 41 points in 66 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #16 - North American Skaters

19. Detroit Red Wings - Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles - QMJHL)
red wingsPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 78 points in 55 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #17 - North American Skaters

20. Minnesota Wild - Joel Eriksson-Ek (Farjestad - SHL)
wildPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 6 points in 34 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #4 - European Skaters

21. Ottawa Senators - Colin White (USA U-18 National Development Team - USHL)
senatorsPosition: Centre
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 183
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 42 points in 45 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #29 - North American Skaters

22. Washington Capitals - Ilya Samsonov (Magnitogorsk 2 - Russia Jr.)
capitalsPosition: Goalie
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 203
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 2.66 GAA / .918% / 2 Shutouts
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 - European Goalies

23. Vancouver Canucks - Brock Boeser (Waterloo Black Hawks - USHL)
canucksPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 191
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 65 points in 55 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #27 - North American Skaters

24. Philadelphia Flyers - Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67's - OHL)
flyersPosition: Centre
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 68 points in 60 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #14 - North American Skaters

25. Winnipeg Jets - Jack Roslovic (USA U-18 National Development Team - USHL)
jetsPosition: Centre
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 182
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 67 points in 57 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #39 - North American Skaters

26. Montreal Canadiens - Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips - WHL)
canadiensPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 174
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 52 points in 68 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #22 - North American Skaters

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Photo: NHL.com

Noah Juulsen
Position: Defence
Shoots: Right
Birthplace: Surrey, B.C., Canada
Favourite Team/Player: Vancouver Canucks/Kevin Bieksa
Favourite Non-Hockey Athlete: Steve Nash
Why Wear #3?: Grew up idolizing Kevin Bieksa
Ranking: Rose from #38 at midterm to #22 at final scouting rankings


Scouting Report
"Juulsen has taken his game to another level and has been consistent throughout
the season. We’re very comfortable saying that he is a legitimate first round 
contender." - Director of NHL Central Scouting, Dan Marr


"A solid two-way defender, Noah Juulsen is able to force plays and always find 
ways to support his teammates. Juulsen is a smooth, yet not dynamic skater, 
and is mobile when he needs to be. Plays with a chip on his shoulder, and isn't
afraid to take the hit to make the play. Sees the ice well and has the individual 
skills to carry out the possibilities he sees. Very poised with the puck; calm 
and controls the play with authority. Has good hands. Without the puck and in 
high-pressure situations, Juulsen tends to overthink things and can try to do 
a little too much; that will go away with time and maturity. All-in-all, an 
impactful presence on the ice that strives to be difficult to play against; 
given how hard he works and how smart he is with the puck, he can be a very 
difficult player to read with and without the puck." - Eliteprospects, Curtis Joe

27. Anaheim Ducks - Jacob Larsson (Frolunda Jr. - Sweden Jr.)
ducksPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 191
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 19 points in 30 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #3 - European Skaters

28. New York Islanders - Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes - QMJHL)
islandersPosition: Left Wing
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 173
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 94 points in 67 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #33 - North American Skaters

29. Columbus Blue Jackets - Gabriel Carlsson (Linkoping Jr. - Sweden Jr.)
blue jacketsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 183
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 7 points in 39 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #2 - European Skaters

30. Arizona Coyotes - Nicholas Merkley (Kelowna Rockets - WHL)
coyotesPosition: Right Wing
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 191
2014-15 Regular Season Statistics: 90 points in 72 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #23 - North American Skaters
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4 Responses to 2015 NHL Draft: Round 1

  1. I just went to a previous article posted here and after today, I agree with some of the latter comments by some fans. Trevor Timmins is way overrated. If he were so good, why are our 3rd and 4th lines composed of other teams castoffs? Parenteau, Eller, Prust, Smith-Belly, Mitchell and Flynn?? You mean to tell me in TWELVE years of his drafts, the Habs cant even draft and produce decent Third and Fourth liners?? Sad!!

    Marc C June 27, 2015 at 11:38 am Reply
    • You do realize that Timmins drafts based on their potential. He has nothing to do with how the development team works with the prospects, develops them and how the kids put in the work.

      Michael Gomez June 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm Reply
  2. Montreal fans at one time were the same way about Bob Gainey, though the numbers said he was doing a terrible job, Canadiens fan couldnt admit it to themselves, Until the Scott Gomez deal. Dont be fooled by stats saying alot of Timmins picks are still playing in the league, those are many times 3rd and 4th liners we gave up on and play or other teams..IE Kyle Chipchura. Habs fans delude themselves, they need to go to Objective hockey sites where fans and moderators will tell them how Average Trevor Timmins really is.

    The Jackal June 27, 2015 at 11:42 am Reply
    • That’s why actual hockey people in the game give Timmins praise. You’re out to lunch.

      Michael Gomez June 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm Reply

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