NHL Draft: 5 Possible Surprises

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Ekblad will go first 

If the Panthers keep their first overall draft pick than expect Aaron Ekblad to go first overall. Even if they do trade it away, expect Ekblad to go first overall. He’s far and above the best defenceman available and easily a guy that teams can build around. He’s a special player and possibly the most valuable player to a lot of teams. If the Panthers deal the pick it will be because a team desperately wants their hands on this defenceman.