Jeff Marek’s 2017 NHL Mock Draft

The team to watch is Las Vegas.

On the heels of the most hotly debated and highly anticipated expansion drafts in the history of the league, the NHL’s 31st franchise is not done making noise.

Yup, look for them to be big players at the draft this weekend as so much chatter around the league involves what the Golden Knights will do with their pick.

Or should I say picks.

They already have the sixth overall selection but it doesn’t sound like they’re done by a longshot.

It looks like Vegas is picking up as many first-round picks as they can with the hopes to parlay them into a position to select either first or second overall.

Should Golden Knights GM George McPhee pull this off and get his team into one of the two top spots in the draft, we’d expect him to select Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The right-hand shot centre has a long and storied background with Vegas assistant GM Kelly McCrimmon and the fit seems right.

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