For this week's edition of "The '14 File," we compiled the results of seven different mock drafts, and averaged out the draft positions of each player mentioned in each of the mocks. The mock drafts used for this analysis were:
-- NHL.com Eastern Conference Scout mock draft, published 03-25-14.
-- NHL.com Western Conference Scout mock draft, published 03-25-14.
-- NHL.com Adam Kimelman mock draft v.2, published 04-04-14.
-- NHL.com Mike Morreale mock draft v.2, published 04-04-14.
-- NHL.com Steven Hoffner mock draft v.2, published 04-04-14.
-- International Scouting Services' Top 30 for April, released 04-15-14.
-- Mock Draft at MyNHLDraft.com, updated 05-05-14.
The chart below lists every player who graded out at 20th overall or below, the player's highest and lowest ranking, the number of mocks in which the player was mentioned, and his average score.
|JOSH HO-SANG||WINDSOR (OHL)||RW||17||22||7||20.00|
|DAVID PASTRNAK||SÖDERTÄLJE (Allsvenskan)||RW||11||29||5||20.60|
|ADRIAN KEMPE||MODO (SHL)||C/LW||13||28||5||21.00|
|ROLAND McKEOWN||KINGSTON (OHL)||D||18||25||6||21.33|
|KEVIN FIALA||HV-71 JR. (J20 Superelit)||L/RW||13||28||5||22.20|
|NIKITA SCHERBAK||SASKATOON (WHL)||RW||21||25||6||22.67|
|NIKOLAI GOLDOBIN||SARNIA (OHL)||RW||18||27||6||23.17|
|THATCHER DEMKO||BOSTON COLLEGE (HEA)||G||18||30||4||23.50|
|JAKUB VRANA||LINKÖPING (SHL)||L/RW||20||29||2||24.50|
|NICK SCHMALTZ||GREEN BAY (USHL)||C||21||30||7||25.29|
|BRENDAN LEMIEUX||BARRIE (OHL)||LW||24||28||4||25.50|
|ALEXIS VANIER||BAIE-COMEAU (QMJHL)||D||26||26||1||26.00|
|CONNOR BLEACKLEY||RED DEER (WHL)||C||22||30||5||26.60|
|ANTON KARLSSON||FRÖLUNDA JR (J20 Superelit)||L/RW||23||30||4||27.00|
|RYAN MACINNIS||KITCHENER (OHL)||C||22||29||4||27.00|
Next week in "The '14 File," we'll take a more in-depth look at the players on the above list, and make another attempt to build a "Hot List" for the Blues' first-round pick.