2014 NHL Draft

2014 NHL Draft: List of Results and Grades Chart for Mobile Users

From left, Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, Florida Panthers' Aaron Ekblad and Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart pose for photographs during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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David DanielsSenior Writer IJune 29, 2014

The 2014 NHL draft was further proof that a later pick doesn't always reap a lesser prospect.

Teams reach. And when that happens, players who should have already heard their name called fall into the lap of extremely lucky teams.

Here are the best values in Round 1, as well as a list of draft grades and results.

2014 NHL Draft Grades
TeamGrade
Florida PanthersA
Buffalo SabresA-
Edmonton OilersA-
Calgary FlamesA-
New York IslandersA-
Vancouver CanucksB
Carolina HurricanesB+
Toronto Maple LeafsB+
Winnipeg JetsB+
Anaheim DucksB+
Nashville PredatorsB
Arizona CoyotesB-
Washington CapitalsB+
Dallas StarsB-
Detroit Red WingsB
Columbus Blue JacketsB+
Philadelphia FlyersC+
Minnesota WildB+
Tampa Bay LightningB+
Chicago BlackhawksB
St. Louis BluesB
Pittsburgh PenguinsB+
Colorado AvalancheB-
Boston BruinsB
Montreal CanadiensB-
San Jose SharksB
New York IslandersB+
Los Angeles KingsB
New Jersey DevilsB+
New York RangersB
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Best Round 1 Values

4. RW Nikita Scherbak, Saskatoon

Drafted No. 26 by the Montreal Canadiens. Ranked No. 15 North American skater by NHL.com.

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Scherbak isn't necessarily the greatest steal in the history of professional sports, but the Canadiens were probably surprised as much as they were smiling that he hadn't been picked yet at 26th overall. He should have been.

He was a scoring machine in the WHL this season. He recorded 28 goals and 50 assists, averaging out at 1.2 points per game.

 

3. C Jared McCann, Sault Ste. Marie

Drafted No. 24 by the Vancouver Canucks. Ranked No. 10 North American skater by NHL.com.

The Canucks had two picks in the first round. If they had selected McCann sixth overall, it would have been a reach but not one large enough to get them on the list of worst Round 1 values.

But Vancouver didn't select him sixth overall. And when it was on the clock again 18 picks later, for some odd reason, no one else had picked McCann either. The Canucks couldn't pass on him a second time, and they walked away big winners as a result.

 

2. RW Kasperi Kapanen, Kalpa

Drafted No. 22 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ranked No. 1 European skater by NHL.com.

Kapanen has been the No. 1 European skater for a while. He wasn't the first off European skater off the board, though. In fact, he was the fourth.

William Nylander, Kevin Fiala and one of the worst values in Round 1 were drafted ahead of him. While Pittsburgh's trade of James Neal is being questioned, there's no doubt it left Round 1 with a steal.

 

1. C Samuel Bennett, Kingston

Drafted No. 4 by the Calgary Flames. Ranked No. 1 North American skater by NHL.com.

Any time a team can draft a prospect who's arguably the best in the draft at fourth overall, it's a cause for celebration. That's what Calgary pulled off in this year's draft.

While there wasn't a consensus No. 1 prospect in the class, Bennett shouldn't have fallen to No. 4. He racked up 54 goals, 77 assists and a rating of plus-32 in his past two OHL seasons. 

2014 NHL Draft Results
PickTeamPlayerPositionCollege/Junior/Club Team
Round 1
1.Florida PanthersAaron EkbladDBarrie (OHL)
2.Buffalo SabresSam ReinhartCKootenay (WHL)
3.Edmonton OilersLeon DraisaitlCPrince Albert (WHL)
4.Calgary FlamesSam BennettCKingston (OHL)
5.New York IslandersMichael Dal ColleLWOshawa (OHL)
6.Vancouver CanucksJake VirtanenRWCalgary (WHL)
7.Carolina HurricanesHaydn FleuryDRed Deer (WHL)
8.Toronto Maple LeafsWilliam NylanderC; RWModo (Sweden)
9.Winnipeg JetsNikolaj EhlersRWHalifax (QMJHL)
10.Anaheim Ducks (from Ottawa)Nick RitchieLWPeterborough (OHL)
11.Nashville PredatorsKevin FialaLWHV 71 Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
12.Arizona CoyotesBrendan PerliniLWNiagara (OHL)
13.Washington CapitalsJakub VranaRWLinkoping (Sweden)
14.Dallas StarsJulius HonkaDSwift Current (WHL)
15.Detroit Red WingsDylan LarkinCUSA U-18 (USHL)
16.Columbus Blue JacketsSonny MilanoLWUSA U-18 (USHL)
17.Philadelphia FlyersTravis SanheimDCalgary (WHL)
18.Minnesota WildAlex TuchRWUSA U-18 (USHL)
19.Tampa Bay LightningAnthony DeAngeloDSarnia (OHL)
20.Chicago Blackhawks*Nick SchmaltzCGreen Bay (USHL)
21.St. Louis BluesRobby FabbriCGuelph (OHL)
22.Pittsburgh PenguinsKasperi KapanenRWKalpa (Finland)
23.Colorado AvalancheConner BleackleyCRed Deer (WHL)
24.Vancouver Canucks (from Anaheim)Jared McCannCSault Ste. Marie (OHL)
25.Boston BruinsDavid PastrnakRWSodertalje (Sweden-2)
26.Montreal CanadiensNikita ScherbakRWSaskatoon (WHL)
27.San Jose Sharks*Nikolay GoldobinRWSarnia (OHL)
28.New York Islanders*Joshua Ho-SangCWindsor (OHL)
29.Los Angeles KingsAdrian KempeLWMODO (Sweden)
30.New Jersey DevilsJohn QuennevilleCBrandon (WHL)
Round 2
31.Buffalo SabresBrendan LemieuxLWBarrie (OHL)
32.Florida PanthersJayce HawrylukCBrandon (WHL)
33.St. Louis Blues (from Edmonton)Ivan BarbashevC/LWMoncton (QMJHL)
34.Calgary FlamesMason McDonaldDCharlottetown (QMJHL)
35.Tampa Bay Lightning*Dominik MasinDSlavia Jr. (Czrep-Jr.)
36.Vancouver CanucksThatcher DemkoGBoston College (H-East)
37.Carolina HurricanesAlex NedeljkovicDPlymouth (OHL)
38.Anaheim Ducks (from Toronto)Marcus PetterssonDSkelleftea Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
39.Washington Capitals*Vitek VanecekGLiberec Jr. (Czrep-Jr.)
40.Ottawa SenatorsAndreas EnglundDDjurgarden (Sweden-2)
41.New Jersey DevilsJoshua JacobsDIndiana (USHL)
42.Nashville PredatorsVladislav KamenevLWMagnitogorsk 2 (Russia-Jr.)
43.Arizona CoyotesRyan MacinnisCKitchener (OHL)
44.Buffalo Sabres*Eric CornelCPeterborough (OHL)
45.Dallas StarsBrett PollockLWEdmonton (WHL)
46.San Jose Sharks*Julius BergmanDFrolunda Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
47.Columbus Blue JacketsRyan CollinsDUSA U-18 (USHL)
48.Philadelphia FlyersNicolas Aube-KubelRWVal-D'or (QMJHL)
49.Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota)Vaclav KarabacekRWGatineau (QMJHL)
50.Los Angeles Kings*Roland MckeownDKingston (OHL)
51.Nashville Predators*Jack DoughertyDUSA U-18 (USHL)
52.St. Louis BluesMaxim LetunovCYoungstown (USHL)
53.San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh)Noah RodRWGeneve Jr. (Swiss-Jr.)
54.Calgary Flames (from Colorado)Hunter SmithRWOshawa (OHL)
55.Anaheim DucksBrandon MontourDWaterloo (USHL)
56.Boston BruinsRyan DonatoCDexter School (High-Ma)
57.Tampa Bay Lightning*Jonathan MacleodDUSA U-18 (USHL)
58.Arizona Coyotes (from Chicago)Christian DvorakLWLondon (OHL)
59.New York RangersBrandon HalversonGSault Ste. Marie (OHL)
60.Los Angeles Kings (from Los Angeles via Buffalo)Alex LintuniemiDOttawa
Round 3
61.Buffalo SabresJonas JohanssonGBrynas Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
62.Nashville Predators*Justin KirklandLWKelowna (WHL)
63.Detroit Red Wings*Dominic TurgeonCPortland (WHL)
64.Calgary FlamesBrandon HickeyDSpruce Grove (AJHL)
65.Florida Panthers*Juho LammikkoRWAssat Jr. (Finland-Jr.)
66.Vancouver CanucksNikita TryamkinDYekaterinburg (Russia)
67.Carolina HurricanesWarren FoegeleLWSt. Andrews (High-On)
68.Toronto Maple LeafsRinat ValievDKootenay (WHL)
69.Winnipeg JetsJack GloverDU-18 (USHL)
70.Ottawa SenatorsMiles GendronDRivers Academy (High-Ma)
71.New Jersey DevilsConnor ChathamRWPlymouth (OHL)
72.San Jose Sharks*Alex SchoenbornRWPortland (WHL)
73.Montreal Canadiens*Brett LernoutDSwift Current (WHL)
74.Buffalo Sabres*Brycen MartinDSwift Current (WHL)
75.Dallas StarsAlexander PetersDPlymouth (OHL)
76.Columbus Blue Jackets*Elvis MerzlikinsGLugano (Swiss)
77.Columbus Blue JacketsBlake SiebenalerDNiagara (OHL)
78.New York Islanders (from Philadelphia)Ilya SorokinGNovokuznetsk (Russia)
79.Tampa Bay Lightning*Brayden PointCMoose Jaw (WHL)
80.Minnesota Wild*Louis BelpedioDUSA U-18 (USHL)
81.San Jose SharksDylan SadowyLWSaginaw (OHL)
82.St. Louis BluesJake WalmanDToronto JC (OJHL)
83.Chicago Blackhawks*Matheson IacopelliRWMuskegon (USHL)
84.Colorado AvalancheKyle WoodDNorth Bay (OHL)
85.New York Rangers (from Anaheim via Vancouver)Keegan IversonC/RWPortland (WHL)
86.Philadelphia FlyersMark FriedmanDWaterloo (USHL)
87.Arizona Coyotes*Anton KarlssonRWFrolunda Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
88.Chicago BlackhawksBeau StarrettC/LWSouth Shore (USPHL Pre.)
89.Washington Capitals*Nathan WalkerLWHershey (AHL)
90.Los Angeles KingsMichael AmadioCNorth Bay (OHL)
Round 4
91.Edmonton Oilers (from Buffalo via Minnesota)William LagessonDFrolunda Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
92.Florida PanthersJoe WegwerthRWUSA U-18 (USHL)
93.Colorado Avalanche (from Edmonton via Toronto)Nicholas MagyarRWKitchener (OHL)
94.St. Louis Blues*Ville HussoGHIFK (Finland)
95.New York IslandersLinus SoderstromGDjurgarden Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
96.Carolina Hurricanes (from Vancouver)Josh WesleyDPlymouth (OHL)
97.Carolina HurricanesLucas WallmarkCLulea (Sweden)
98.Chicago Blackhawks (from Toronto)Frederik OlofssonLWChicago (USHL)
99.Winnipeg JetsChase De LeoCPortland (WHL)
100.Ottawa SenatorsShane EisermanC/LWDubuque (USHL)
101.Winnipeg Jets (from New Jersey)Nelson NogierDSaskatoon (WHL)
102.San Jose Sharks*Alexis VanierDBaie-Comeau (QMJHL)
103.Toronto Maple Leafs (from Arizona)John PiccinichRWYoungstown (USHL)
104.New York Rangers*Ryan ManthaDIndiana (USHL)
105.Dallas StarsMichael PrapavessisDToronto Lakeshore (OJHL)
106.Detroit Red WingsChristoffer EhnCFrolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
107.Columbus Blue JacketsJulien PelletierLWCape Breton (QMJHL)
108.New York Islanders (from Philadelphia)Devon ToewsDQuinnipiac (ECAC)
109.Minnesota WildKaapo KahkonenGBlues Jr. (Finland-Jr.)
110.St. Louis Blues (from Tampa Bay)Austin PoganskiRWTri-City (USHL)
111.Edmonton Oilers (from San Jose)Zachary NagelvoortGU of Michigan (Big 10)
112.Nashville Predators (from St. Louis)Viktor ArvidssonLWSkelleftea (Sweden)
113.Pittsburgh PenguinsSam LaffertyC/LWDeerfield (High-Ma)
114.Colorado AvalancheAlexis PepinLWGatineau (QMJHL)
115.Dallas Stars (from Anaheim via Washington and Anaheim)Brent MoranGNiagara (OHL)
116.Boston BruinsDanton HeinenC/LWSurrey (BCHL)
117.Arizona Coyotes*Michael BuntingLWSault Ste. Marie (OHL)
118.New York Rangers*Igor ShesterkinGSpartak 2 (Russia-Jr.)
119.Tampa Bay Lightning*Ben ThomasDCalgary (WHL)
120.Los Angeles KingsSteven JohnsonDOmaha (USHL)
Round 5
121.Buffalo SabresMaxwell WillmanCWilliston-Northampton (High-Ma)
122.New York Rangers (from Florida)Richard NejezchlebLWBrandon (WHL)
123.Anaheim Ducks (from Edmonton)Matthew BerkovitzDAshwaubenon (High-Wi)
124.St. Louis Blues (from Calgary)Jaedon DescheneauRWKootenay (WHL)
125.Montreal Canadiens (from NY Islanders)Nikolas KobersteinDOlds (AJHL)
126.Vancouver CanucksGustav ForslingDLinkoping Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
127.Carolina HurricanesClark BishopCCape Breton (QMJHL)
128.Toronto Maple LeafsDakota JoshuaCSioux Falls (USHL)
129.Winnipeg JetsClinston FranklinLWSioux Falls (USHL)
130.Edmonton Oilers (from Ottawa)Liam CoughlinC/LWVernon (BCHL)
131.New Jersey DevilsRyan RehillDKamloops (WHL)
132.Nashville PredatorsJoonas LyytinenDKalpa (Finland)
133.Arizona CoyotesDysin MayoDEdmonton (WHL)
134.Washington CapitalsShane Gersich(C/LW)USA U-18 (USHL)
135.Dallas StarsMiro KarjalainenDJokerit U18 (Finland-Jr. U18)
136.Detroit Red WingsThomas (Chase) PerryGWenatchee (NAHL)
137.Columbus Blue Jackets (from Columbus via Edmonton)Tyler BirdRWKimball Union (High-Nh)
138.Philadelphia FlyersOskar LindblomLWBrynas Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
139.Minnesota WildTanner FaithDKootenay (WHL)
140.New York Rangers*Daniel WalcottDBlainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
141.Chicago Blackhawks (from San Jose)Luc SnuggerudDEden Prairie (High-Mn)
142.New York Rangers*Tyler NanneDEden Prairie (High-Mn)
143.Florida Panthers (from Pittsburgh)Miguel FidlerLWEden Prairie (High-Mn)
144.Colorado AvalancheAnton LindholmDSkelleftea Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
145.Pittsburgh Penguins (from Anaheim)Anthony AngelloCOmaha (USHL)
146.Boston BruinsAnders BjorkLWUSA U-18 (USHL)
147.Montreal CanadiensDaniel AudetteCSherbrooke (QMJHL)
148.Chicago BlackhawksAndres SoderbergDSkelleftea Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
149.San Jose Sharks (from NY Rangers)Rourke ChartierCKelowna
150.Los Angeles KingsAlec DillonGVictoria (BCHL)
Round 6
151.Buffalo SabresChristopher BrownCCranbrook Kingswood (High-Mi)
152.New Jersey Devils (from Florida)Joey DudekCKimball Union (High-Nh)
153.Edmonton OilersTyler VeselCOmaha (USHL)
154.Dallas Stars (from Calgary)Aaron HaydonDNiagara (OHL)
155.New York IslandersKyle SchemppCFerris State (WCHA)
156.Vancouver CanucksKyle PettitCErie (OHL)
157.Los Angeles Kings (from Carolina)Jake MarchmentCBelleville (OHL)
158.Toronto Maple LeafsNolan VeseyLWSouth Shore (USPHL Pre.)
159.Washington Capitals*Steve SpinnerRWEden Prairie (High-Min.)
160.Minnesota Wild (from Ottawa)Pontus SjalinDOstersunds (J20 Elit)
161.New Jersey DevilsBrandon BaddockLWEdmonton (WHL)
162.Nashville PredatorsAaron IrvingDEdmonton (WHL)
163.Arizona CoyotesDavid WestlundDBrynas Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
164.Winnipeg Jets*Pavel KrasKovskyCYaroslavl 2 (Russia-Jr.)
165.Dallas StarsJohn NybergLWFrolunda Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
166.Detroit Red WingsJulius VahataloLWTPS Jr. (Finland-Jr.)
167.Minnesota Wild (from Columbus via NY Rangers)Chase LangCCalgary (WHL)
168.Philadelphia FlyersRadel FazleevCCalgary (WHL)
169.Minnesota WildReid DukeCLethbridge (WHL)
170.Tampa Bay LightningCristiano DigiacintoLWWindsor (OHL)
171.San Jose SharksKevin LabancRWBarrie (OHL)
172.St. Louis BluesChandler YakimowiczRWLondon (OHL)
173.Pittsburgh PenguinsJaden LindoRWOwen Sound (OHL)
174.Colorado AvalancheMaximilian PajpachGSlovakia U18 (Slovakia-2)
175.Calgary Flames (from Anaheim)Adam Ollas MattssonDDjurgarden Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
176.St. Louis Blues (from Boston)Samuel BlaisLWVictoriaville (QMJHL)
177.Montreal CanadiensHayden HawkeyGOmaha (USHL)
178.Chicago BlackhawksDylan SikuraCAurora (OJHK)
179.Chicago Blackhawks*Ivan NalimovGSka St. Petersburg 2 (Russia-Jr.)
180.Los Angeles KingsMatthew MisteleLWPlymouth (OHL)
Round 7
181.Buffalo SabresVictor OlofssonRWModo Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
182.Florida Panthers (from Florida via Montreal)Hugo FagerblomGFrolunda U18 (Sweden-Jr. U18)
183.Edmonton OilersKeven BouchardGVal-d'or (QMJHL)
184.Calgary FlamesAustin CarrollRWVictoria (WHL)
185.Tampa Bay Lightning*Cameron DarcyCCape Breton (QMJHL)
186.Vancouver CanucksMackenze StewartDPrince Albert (WHL)
187.Carolina HurricanesKyle JenkinsDSault Ste. Marie (OHL)
188.Toronto Maple LeafsPierre EngvallLWFrolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
189.Ottawa Senators*Kelly SummersDCarleton Place (CCHL)
190.Ottawa SenatorsFrancis PerronLWRouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
191.Arizona Coyotes (from New Jersey)Jared FieglLWUSA U-18 (USHL)
192.Winnipeg Jets*Matt UstaskiC/LWLangley (BCHL)
193.Arizona CoyotesEdgars KuldaLWEdmonton (WHL)
194.Washington CapitalsKevin ElgestalRWFrolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
195.Dallas StarsPatrick SanvidoDWindsor (OHL)
196.Detroit Red WingsAxel HolmstromCSkelleftea Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
197.Columbus Blue JacketsOlivier LeblancDSaint John (QMJHL)
198.Philadelphia FlyersJesper PetterssonDLinkoping (Sweden)
199.Minnesota WildPavel JenysCBRNO (CZREP)
200.New York Islanders*Lukas SutterCRed Deer (WHL)
201.Detroit Red Wings (from San Jose)Alexander KadeykinCMytischi (Russia)
202.St. Louis BluesDwyer TschantzRWIndiana (USHL)
203.Pittsburgh PenguinsJeff TaylorDUnion College (ECAC)
204.Colorado AvalancheJulien NantelC/LWRouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
205.Anaheim Ducks (from Anaheim via Toronto)Ondrej KaseRWChomutov (CZREP)
206.Boston BruinsEmil JohanssonDHV 71 Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
207.Montreal CanadiensJake EvansC/RWSt. Michaels (OJHL)
208.Chicago BlackhawksJack RamseyRWPenticton (BCHL)
209.Los Angeles Kings (from NY Rangers)Spencer WatsonRWKingston (OHL)
210.Los Angeles KingsJacob MiddletonDOttawa (OHL)
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David Daniels is a columnist at Bleacher Report. He tweets, too.

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