NHL Mock Draft 1.0: Celebrini goes No. 1, Islanders confirmed at No. 18 as Draft Lottery awaits

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With the calendar flipping to May, the Stanley Cup Playoffs pool is getting smaller and the NHL Mock Draft community is getting larger.

Two of the three local teams, the Islanders and Devils, have officially entered their offseason — the Islanders’ 2023-24 campaign coming to an end on Tuesday night with a 6-3, Game 5 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. They own the No. 18 pick in the first round of June’s draft.

The Devils, who missed the playoffs, are hoping for some Draft Lottery magic on May 7 where they have a 3.5% chance of getting the No. 1 overall pick. They are most likely tethered to the No. 10 spot, however, as they have a 73.3% chance of settling there. 

While we wait for the ping-pong balls to fall, our first 2024 NHL Mock Draft will decipher the order of the first round simply based on regular-season standings. That means the Rangers, who won the Presidents’ Trophy this year as the league’s top regular-season team, own the No. 32 pick as they prepare for a second-round matchup with the Hurricanes.

2024 NHL Mock Draft 1.0

  1. San Jose Sharks: Macklin Celebrini, F, Boston University (NCAA)
  2. Chicago Blackhawks: Ivan Demidov, F, SKA St. Petersburg (MHL)
  3. Anaheim Ducks: Artyom Levshunov, D, Michigan State (NCAA)
  4. Columbus Blue Jackets: Cayden Lindstrom, F, Medicine Hat (WHL)
  5. Montreal Canadiens: Anton Silayev, D, Torpedo (KHL)
  6. Arizona Coyotes: Sam Dickinson, D, London (OHL)
  7. Ottawa Senators: Cole Eiserman, LW, USDP
  8. Seattle Kraken: Zayne Parekh, D, Saginaw (OHL) 
  9. Calgary Flames: Tij Iginla, F, Kelowna (WHL)
  10. New Jersey Devils: Zeev Buium, D, Denver (NCAA)
  11. Buffalo Sabres: Berkly Catton, F, Spokane (WHL)
  12. Philadelphia Flyers: Carter Yakemchuk, D, Calgary (WHL)
  13. Minnesota Wild: Konsta Helenius, F, Jukurit (Liiga)
  14. San Jose Sharks (from Penguins): Adam Jiricek, D, HC Plzen (Czech)
  15. Detroit Red Wings: Liam Greentree, RW, Windsor (OHL)
  16. St. Louis Blues: Michael Brandsegg-Nygard
  17. Washington Capitals: Igor Chernyshov, LW, MHK Dynamo Moscow (MHL)
  18. New York Islanders: Trevor Connelly, LW, Tri City (USHL)
  19. Vegas Golden Knights: Michael Hage, C, Chicago (USHL)
  20. Chicago Blackhawks (from Lightning): Beckett Sennecke, RW, Oshawa (OHL)
  21. Los Angeles Kings: Sacha Boisvert, C, Muskegon (USHL)
  22. Nashville Predators: Andrew Basha, F, Medicine Hat (WHL)
  23. Toronto Maple Leafs: Aron Kiviharju, D, HIFK (Liiga)
  24. Anaheim Ducks (from Oilers): Terik Parascak, RW, Prince George (WHL)
  25. Colorado Avalanche: Ryder Ritchie, F, Prince Albert (WHL)
  26. Ottawa Senators (from Bruins): Cole Hutson, D, USDP
  27. Montreal Canadiens (from Jets): Emil Hemming, RW, TPS (Liiga)
  28. Carolina Hurricanes: Charlie Elick, D, Brandon (WHL)
  29. Calgary Flames (from Canucks): Henry Mews, D, Ottawa (OHL)
  30. Philadelphia Flyers (from Panthers): Nikita Artamonov, F, Torpedo (KHL)
  31. Dallas Stars: Jett Luchanko, C, Guelph (OHL)
  32. New York Rangers: Maxim Masse, RW, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)

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