NHL Draft Mock: Final First Round Predictions

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7. Carolina Hurricanes: Kasperi Kapanen

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Kapanen is a big and strong forward who could easily lead the Hurricanes offence.

8. Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Ritchie

The leafs like big and tough players, add to the equation Ritchie’s ability to produce and the Leafs may hit the jackpot with this pick.

9. Winnipeg Jets: William Nylander

Nylander would be a great addition to the Jets offence which is need of some much-needed skill and scoring.