With the first 14 picks set after Tuesday night's NHL draft lottery drawing, Grant Sonier lays out how he believes the first picks will play out -- with one big caveat. He expects the Edmonton Oilers to trade down from their No. 1 pick.
Grant Sonier offers his report card for three top draft prospects, including top 2012 prospects Mikhail Grigorenko and Martin Frk, as well as 2013 star Nathan MacKinnon, and explains why character will play a huge role with these three.
Former NHL scout Grant Sonier breaks down the 2012 prospect group with his first mock draft of the season. Unsurprisingly Nail Yakupov goes No. 1 overall, but Sonier believes a number of teams could find useful parts to round out their rosters.