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As per normal, the vote will be specific to the team drafting in that slot, you will have 10 players to choose from in the vote (starting with the top 10 players ranked in the TSN top 60 midterm rankings) . Make your choice not only by skill, but by team needs as well. Every couple of days I will create a new thread with the results of the vote, and a new vote for the next team. I will also post information about the next 5 players in the TSN top 60. We will only be doing the first round. Below the team's logo, you can click to see their current prospects over at Hockey's Future to have more organizational insight. Enjoy and make sure to come back for each vote!


The Winnipeg Jets have selected Logan Stanley with the 22nd overall pick.





Who will the Florida Panthers draft 23rd overall?

Current Panthers Prospects


Draft Eligible Prospects



Tufte has a number of things to work on before he is NHL ready, but if he can add some weight, and overcome the issues with his defensive game and improve his playmaking ability he can become a valuable weapon in a team’s top six. His size, skating, and skill with the puck are an intriguing combination for any team. Playing at Minnesota-Duluth will certainly give him some time to add that muscle to his frame. Tufte’s style is similar to Nick Bjustad of the Florida Panthers, but this is a style comparison only and not one based on talent. (Source)



In terms of upside, Dube can be a productive presence and an agitator on a second or third line in the NHL, assuming he is given the time to develop and is able to reach his ceiling. His style is reminiscent of a mixture of Zach Parise and with a bit of Brendan Gallagher’s feistiness.  This is a style comparison though and not one based on talent. (Source)


Asplund is quick and shifty, using his speed and turning ability to gain time and space. He has a good touch around the net, positioning his stick in the right place and takes a beating to complete a play. His SHL numbers might not show it, but he’s a very good scorer with a quick, accurate shot. Asplund is strong on the puck and can make plays across the ice or diagonally while traveling at a high rate of speed. His work ethic off the ice is excellent, and it shows — he’s a tenacious forechecker and competes every shift from start to finish. Asplund is far from physical, but his excellent work in the faceoff circle coupled with his smarts makes him a perfect fit for the NHL’s puck-possession game. (Source)



Pascal Laberge is a tough and spirited two-way forward with a high level of hockey sense. Hunts for turnovers and causes havoc whenever he is on the ice. Uses his size well to shield the puck, exert physical force, and win board battles. Has a good set of goal-scorer's hands, but tends to use them more to pass than anything. All-in-all, an efficient, yet exciting, two-way forward with potential to develop into a playmaking goal scorer. (Source)



Hajek is a physical and smart defender who consistently just makes the right decision for the situation. He skates with a powerful stride that is both agile and quick. He covers a lot of ground whether he is stepping up to lay a big hit or trying to recover quickly on the defensive side. Strong on the puck and likes to have it on his stick, making solid passes up the ice to his forwards. The Czech Import utilizes aggressive positioning and physical play to be effective defensively. (Source)



Draft Order




1. Toronto - Auston Matthews

2. Winnipeg - Patrik Laine

3. Columbus - Jesse Puljujärvi

4. Edmonton - Matthew Tkachuk

5. Vancouver - Pierre-Luc Dubois

6. Calgary - Alex Nylander

7. Arizona - Olli Juolevi

8. Buffalo - Jakob Chrychrun

9. Montreal - Mikhail Sergachyov

10. Colorado - Tyson Jost

11. New Jersey - Clayton Keller

12. Ottawa - Logan Brown

13. Carolina - Michael Mcleod

14. Boston - Julien Gauthier

15. Minnesota - Jake Bean

16. Detroit - Dante Fabbro

17. Nashville - Max Jones

18. Philadelphia - Kieffer Bellows

19. NY Islanders - Charles McAvoy

20. Arizona - Luke Kunin

21. Carolina - German Rubtsov

22. Winnipeg - Logan Stanley

23. Florida - 

24. Anaheim - 

25. Dallas - 

26. Washington - 

27. Tampa Bay - 

28. St. Louis - 



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9 hours ago, Blue Jay 22 said:

Laberge won't be in the NHL for at least a year or 2, and when he does make it, he won't be a 4th line C.

Just saying he is a late pick not going to be that good could play lower minutes like Quentin Howden Rocki Grimaldi some panthers prospects who played hardly any minutes.

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Just now, Blue Jay 22 said:

Are you really comparing the last pick of an NHL draft to a 1st round pick?



Just saying Perry was drafted 28th overall. The chances of the players who were drafted from 20-30 to play top line minutes are low. Thats what I'm saying. Laberge won't be anything special.

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