2022 NHL Mock Draft

Predicting the first round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft
7/7/2022 • Gage Westerik

Hey DCHL! The NHL Entry Draft is today, so I thought it would be pretty fun to do my own mock draft. I didn't have time to add my reasoning for the picks, but if you're wondering why certain people dropped or rose, I'd be happy to explain my choices. This is assuming that no one trades their first round picks (which very likely won't happen). With that being said, here are my picks: 

1. Montreal Canadiens: Shane Wright, C

2. New Jersey Devils: Juraj Slafkovsky, LW

3. Arizona Coyotes: Logan Cooley, C

4. Seattle Kraken: Simon Nemec, D

5. Philadelphia Flyers: Cutter Gauthier, LW

6. Columbus Blue Jackets: David Jiricek, D

7. Ottawa Senators: Jonathan Lekkerimaki, RW

8. Detroit Red Wings: Frank Nazar, C

9. Buffalo Sabres: Joakim Kemell, LW

10. Anaheim Ducks: Matthew Savoie, C

11. San Jose Sharks: Pavel Mintyukov, D

12. Columbus Blue Jackets: Marco Kasper, C

13. New York Islanders: Brad Lambert, C

14. Winnipeg Jets: Connor Geekie, C

15. Vancouver Canucks: Ryan Chesley, D

16. Buffalo Sabres: Danila Yurov, RW

17. Nashville Predators: Kevin Korchinski, D

18. Dallas Stars: Lian Bichsel, D

19. Minnesota Wild: Noah Ostlund, C

20. Washington Capitals: Isaac Howard, LW

21. Pittsburgh Penguins: Liam Ohgren, LW

22. Anaheim Ducks: Jimmy Snuggerud, RW

23. St. Louis Blues: Jiri Kulich, C

24. Minnesota Wild: Denton Mateychuk, D

25. Toronto Maple Leafs: Rutger McGroarty, LW

26. Montreal Canadiens: Owen Pickering, D

27. Arizona Coyotes: Lane Hutson, D

28. Buffalo Sabres: Jagger Firkus, RW

29. Edmonton Oilers: Noah Gaucher, C

30. Winnipeg Jets: Gleb Trikozov, RW

31. Tampa Bay Lightning: Filip Mesar, C

32. Arizona Coyotes: Ivan Miroshnichenkov, LW