2019 TCB Mock Draft 1.0

The Buffalo Sabres will pick 7th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. Joe and Bill will have multiple mock drafts before the NHL Draft on June 21 in Vancouver.

The hope is to have St. Louis get bounced in the first round and one of the underdogs to win a series. Buffalo keeps the St. Louis pick if it’s in the teens and send the SJ first rounder to Anaheim , but if not, Buffalo send the STL pick and keeps the SJ pick. Note that after the playoffs are over, the picks will be set so the Sabres will have no limitations moving any of their first round picks.

Joe (@JoeTCBNHL)

1. NJD C Jack Hughes (NTDP)

2. NYR RW Kaapo Kakko (Liiga)

3. CHI RW Vasily Podkolzin (RUS)

4. COL (OTT) C Dylan Cozens (WHL)

5. LAK D Bowen Byram (WHL)

6. DET C Alex Turcotte (NTDP)

7. BUF LW Matthew Boldy (NTDP)

8. EDM C Peyton Krebs (WHL)

9. ANA C Kirby Dach (WHL)

10. VAN C Trevor Zegras (NTDP)

11. PHI RW Cole Caufield (NTDP)

12. MIN D Victor Soderstrom (SHL)

13. FLA G Spencer Knight (NTDP)

14. ARI D Philip Broberg (Allsvenskan)

15. MTL C Raphael Lavoie (QMJHL)

16. COL C Alex Newhook (BCHL)

17. VGK D Thomas Harley (OHL)

18. DAL D Cam York (NTDP)

19. OTT (CBJ) C Ryan Suzuki (OHL)

20. ANA (STL) D Ville Heinola (Liiga)

21. CAR LW Arthur Kaliyev (OHL)

22. NYR (WPG) D Moritz Seider (DEL)

23. PIT C Connor McMichael (OHL)

24. LAK (TOR) D Matt Robertson (WHL)

25. BUF (SJS) LW Nils Hoglander (SHL)

26. NYI LW Jakob Pelletier (QMJHL)

27. BOS C Philip Tomasino (OHL)

28. NSH RW Bobby Brink (USHL)

29. WSH LW Nick Robertson (OHL)

30. CGY RW Sam Poulin (QMJHL)

31. NYR (TBL) D Anttoni Honka (Liiga)

Bill (@BillTCB)

1. NJD C Jack Hughes (NTDP)

2. NYR RW Kaapo Kakko (Liiga)

3. CHI C Dylan Cozens (WHL)

4. COL (OTT) RW Vasily Podkolzin (RUS)

5. LAK D Bowen Byram (WHL)

6. DET C Alex Turcotte (NTDP)

7. BUF C Trevor Zegras (NTDP)

8. EDM LW Matthew Boldy (NTDP)

9. ANA C Kirby Dach (WHL)

10. VAN D Victor Soderstrom (SHL)

11. PHI RW Cole Caufield (NTDP)

12. MIN C Peyton Krebs (WHL)

13. FLA D Cam York (NTDP)

14. ARI C Raphael Lavoie (QMJHL)

15. MTL D Philip Broberg (Allsvenskan)

16. COL D Thomas Harley (OHL)

17. VGK G Spencer Knight (NTDP)

18. DAL C Alex Newhook (BCHL)

19. OTT (CBJ) Arthur Kaliyev (OHL)

20. ANA (STL) D Moritz Seider (DEL) 

21. CAR C Ryan Suzuki (OHL)

22. NYR (WPG) C Philip Tomasino (OHL)

23. PIT LW Nils Hoglander (SHL)

24. LAK (TOR) D Ville Heinola (Liiga)

25. BUF (SJS) RW Bobby Brink (USHL)

26. NYI D Matt Robertson (WHL)

27. BOS D Alex Vlasic (NTDP)

28. NSH RW Sam Poulin (QMJHL)

29. WSH C Brett Leason (WHL)

30. CGY LW Jakob Pelletier (QMJHL)

31. NYR (TBL) D Lassi Thomson (WHL)


Joe’s Sabres Picks:

7th – Matthew Boldy

Click here for the Last Word on Hockey’s report on Matthew Boldy

A winger that has good size (6’2″, 190 lbs) and a powerful stride with multiple top level tools as a playmaker and a sniper while responsible in his own end. He’ll do anything necessary to win and he’s consistent. All of these attributes has been and continues to be an area of desperate need for the Sabres. 

25th – Nils Hoglander

Click here for Doppler Prospect’s report on Nils Hoglander

A speedy winger with a great motor who excels in stick handling and passing. He goes to the tough areas, which is something you like to see from a player that also has breakaway speed. Playing for Rogle BK in the SHL, you know he’s on Botterill’s radar.

Bill’s Sabres Picks:

7th – Trevor Zegras

Click here for The Draft Analyst’s report on Trevor Zegras

He’s that second line center the Sabres need. Solid in his own zone, plays with pace and can setup teammates. Get him some scoring wingers and he’ll give you the full array of abilities. Zegras is committed to Boston University next season.

25th – Bobby Brink

Click here for DraftGeek.ca’s report on Bobby Brink

A winger that again, plays with pace. You’ll see in the article how he attacks on the offensive end. There’s a clear theme to our picks. Brink is headed to the University of Denver and we know how much Botterill loves college guys.


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