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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 Boston Bruins have selected Libor Hajek with the 29th overall pick.

 

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Who will the Anaheim Ducks draft 30th overall?

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Current Ducks Prospects

***According to our Draft Rankings, Anaheim has already selected Riley Tufte (LW) in this draft.***

 

 

Draft Eligible Prospects

 

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Bastian is a forward with great size who performs well in all aspects of the game. He has a good shot and can dish the puck as well as any in the OHL. He could benefit from getting a little meaner, but has shown vast improvement throughout his OHL career. He is a good skater for such a large player. Some have compared him to a James Van Riemsdyk. He should be considered a legitimate NHL prospect. (Source)

 

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Overall Howden is a strong two-way player. The question marks here are about how high in a lineup he can go. It is doubtful that he will ever be a first line center on an NHL contender, but he could be an effective two-way player on the second line. He must continue to work on generating offence, and work on adding muscle to his frame for that to happen. In terms of a comparable, Howden is a lot like Sean Couturier of the Flyers. This isn’t a talent comparison though, but one based on style only. (Source)

 

 

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At 6’2” and 200 pounds, Raddysh has good size and is an above average skater. He has an elusiveness where he can slip away from coverage unnoticed and putting himself in prime scoring areas. He can play a 200 foot game, come back hard on the back check and rarely misses his defensive responsibilities in his own zone. He’s also an effective forechecker, able to dump and chase using smarts to put the puck in where he can retrieve it and use his skating to get on top of defensemen and deliver a hard and sometimes punishing hit. (Source)

 

 

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A complete all-around defenceman that makes the game look easy. Natural size and strength compliment his smooth stride. Very mobile skater who moves up and down the ice quickly, with acute recognition of puck and body position. His maturity and poise is actualized in his high-percentage decision-making, with and without the puck, as well as his proactive stick and body play. Very stable defensively and always takes his lane, but is quick to rush the puck up the ice as he recognizes and accounts for how much time his team is spending in their own end. All-in-all, a quick-thinking defenceman that, honestly lacking nothing, has the potential to develop into a reliable two-way defenceman. (Source)

 

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Despite the potential durability concern, Benson is a highly-talented player. He’s drawn comparisons to John Tavares in terms of his skating, mobility, and general on-ice awareness. He’s extremely versatile and was used in a ton of different situations – often with success – when he was healthy. He’s got a ton of upside, but the challenge for scouting and management teams is slotting him based on this season versus other draft-eligible players. Just within the WHL circles, there’s tons of debate where he fits in against someone like Brett Howden (who played a ton of hockey over the past year). (Source)

 

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While somewhat undersized by today’s goaltending standards, Hart’s ability to control his crease is one of the biggest positives to his game. He plays with a calmness between the pipes that benefits his ability to move post to post and come up with timely saves. (Source)


 

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Draft Order

 

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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 - Alex Debrincat

24. Anaheim - Riley Tufte

25. Dallas - Rasmus Asplund

26. Washington - Dillon Dube

27. Tampa Bay - Pascal Laberge

28. St. Louis - Tage Thompson

29. Boston - Libor Hajek

30. Toronto - 

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