Dynasty Hockey League

Basterd Scouting – Season 26 Mock Draft 1st round

This has long been known as a draft that you would want to get the number one pick if you want a stud d-man like Rasmus Dahlin. And it was also well known to have a lot of top end depth on defensemen so there are several that should go early in the draft. But there will always be some bias towards forwards in the DHL drafts so I took that into account with these selections.

Besides Dahlin, the expectation is there are at least 3-4 top pairing d-men that will go in the 1st round of this draft. And there are definitely several others that will be top 4 guys with all different skillsets. Its still leaning towards what the new NHL is with high end skating guys who may be a bit on the smaller side.

On the forward side of things, there are definitely quite a few guys who could be top 6 forwards too in the early part of the draft. Its expected that Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Oliver Wahlstrom will be among the top 5 selections, if not the the 2 guys that go after Dahlin. While the Y26 draft isn’t as deep as the Y27 one for forwards, there are several names that could turn into solid prospects.

Obviously I can’t guarantee the order stays the same but I attempted to have an updated pick list as trades were made (hopefully these are all correct). Due to some time constraints I wasn’t able to do some of the normal notes/analysis but without further adieu:

  1. Buffalo – D Rasmus Dahlin
  2. Calgary – C Jesperi Kotkaniemi
  3. Vegas – C/RW Oliver Wahlstrom
  4. Los Angeles – LW Grigori Denisenko
  5. Buffalo (via Pittsburgh) – C Barrett Hayton
  6. Carolina – D Quinn Hughes
  7. NY Islanders – RW Vitali Kravtsov
  8. Winnipeg – D Ty Smith
  9. Washington (via NY Rangers) – D Ryan Merkley
  10. Philly – C Jay O’Brien
  11. Anaheim – RW Dominik Bokk
  12. Vancouver (via Columbus) – C Ty Dellandrea
  13. Chicago – C Isac Lundestrom
  14. Dallas – RW Jonatan Berggren
  15. Anaheim (via Washington) – D Rasmus Sandin
  16. Florida – D Nicolas Beaudin
  17. Chicago (via Montreal) – D Alexander Alexeyev
  18. Boston (via Tampa) – LW Jesse Ylonen
  19. Calgary (via Minnesota) – D Jett Woo
  20. Nashville – D Bode Wilde
  21. San Jose – C Akil Thomas
  22. Calgary (via Boston) – D Ruslan Iskhakov
  23. Los Angelese (via Detroit) – D Calen Addison
  24. Dallas (via Colorado) – D Kevin Bahl
  25. Toronto – C Jake Wise
  26. New Jersey – RW Gabriel Fortier
  27. Dallas (via St Louis) – RW Kirill Marchenko
  28. Columbus (via Edmonton) – RW Kody Clark
  29. Dallas (via Ottawa) – C Jack McBain
  30. Vancouver – D Alec Regula
  31. Vegas – LW Ivan Morozov

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