2014 NHL First Round Mock Draft Take 1

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13. Haydn Fleury- Washington Capitals

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The Capitals have some solid offencive defenceman in Mike Green and John Carlson but are in need of a strong stay-at home blue liner which is where Fleury comes in. Fleury is a solid defenceman and the second best one in the draft behind Ekblad. Fleury is quite young in age but has a great maturity to his defencive game which will serve the Capitals well on the back end.

14. Nick Ritchie- Dallas Stars

Nick Ritchie is another guy who could go much higher depending on what the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for. If the Leafs pass on him, it’s safe to say he goes around 15th in the draft. Ritchie is one of the biggest forwards available in this years draft and will be a good asset for the Stars.

15. Julius Honka- Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings don’t have a choice in this years draft, they are in desperate need of a defenceman to help their back-end. Expect them to make a hard push for the Panthers pick and a shot at Ekblad or a move up to snatch Fleury. If they stay pat, Expect Julius Honka to be wearing red and white.