Scott Wheeler predicts a new projected third-overall NHL draft pick
June 18 2018
The draft expert with The Athletic joins Sat and Jawn to discuss the NHL Draft and defencemen. He believes the second d-man to come off the board will be Evan Bouchard or Noah Dobson though he likes Quinn Hughes more than both. Still, he predicts a team opts for one of the others sooner. He predicts Jesperi Kotkaniemi goes third since, after speaking with Filip Zadina at the combine, he's been ruled out for the top three. The Finn, he says, is perhaps the best centreman in the draft. "It's good odds Montreal takes the leap."