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With one of the better Stanley Cup Finals of recent memory now in the rear view mirror, the attention of the hockey world now turns to the Draft, which is less than a week away. This year's crop is considered the deepest in a decade, and there is sure to be plenty of excitement when the picks are made June 30th in New Jersey. As hockey executives and enthusiasts prepare for the big day, I thought I would weigh in with my predictions for the first round. So assuming no picks are traded here is what I think will go down on Draft Day. Enjoy!

1. Colorado Avalanche: Seth Jones

2. Florida Panthers: Nathan MacKinnon

3. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jonathan Drouin

4. Nashville Predators: Aleksander Barkov

5. Carolina Hurricanes: Valeri Nichushkin

6. Calgary Flames: Elias Lindholm

7. Edmonton Oilers: Sean Monahan

8. Buffalo Sabres: Darnell Nurse

9. New Jersey Devils: Hunter Shinkaruk

10. Dallas Stars: Rasmus Ristolainen

11. Philadelphia Flyers: Nikita Zadorov

12. Pheonix Coyotes: Bo Horvat

13. Winnipeg Jets: Alexander Wennberg

14. Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Pulock

15. New York Islanders: Max Domi

16. Buffalo Sabres (from MIN): Anthony Mantha

17. Ottawa Senators: Mirco Mueller

18. Detroit Red Wings: Valentin Zykov

19. Columbus Blue Jackets (from NYR): Andre Burakovsky

20. San Jose Sharks: Frederik Gauthier

21. Toronto Maple Leafs: Adam Erne

22. Calgary Flames (from STL): Kerby Rychel

23. Washington Capitals: Samuel Morin

24. Vancouver Canucks: Curtis Lazar

25. Montreal Canadiens: Ryan Hartman

26. Anaheim Ducks: J.T. Compher

27. Columbus Blue Jackets (from LAK): Robert Hagg

28. Calgary Flames (from PIT): Zach Fucale

29. Dallas Stars (from BOS): Jacob de la Rose

30. Chicago Blackhawks: Ian McCoshen

Any questions or feedback about any of my picks are welcome, and I'll do my best to address them in the comments.

Thanks for reading!
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