21. San Jose Sharks – K’Andre Miller, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
The Sharks could use some more defensemen in their prospect pool, and Miller is not a bad way to go at all. At 6-3, 198 pounds, Miller is an intimidating presence and has great potential to be a very good two-way defenseman in the NHL. With impressive work ethic and compete level, Miller finished this past season finished with 16 points (4 G, 12 A) in 22 gamed this season in the USHL and scored 24 points in 50 games for the NTDP.
22. Ottawa Senators – Akil Thomas, C, Niagara (OHL)
In his second season in the OHL, Thomas (5-11, 177 pounds) lit the lamp with 22 goals and added 59 assists for 81 points in a full 68 game season for the Ice Dogs. If Ottawa does indeed go with Tkachuk with their fourth pick, it would be a good move to pick up a quick playmaking center to accompany him. He led all OHL draft eligible skaters in points and has a strong desire to be a difference maker on the ice.
23. Anaheim Ducks – Isac Lundestrom, C, Lulea (SWE)
Ranked as the fourth best center in the draft by NHL.com, Lundestrom (6-0, 183 pounds) played the past two seasons with men in Sweden’s top professional league, where he put up a combined 21 points in 87 games, doubling his production from last season. He has a complete game and will draw people’s attention with his puck protection ability and offensive zone skill. The Ducks need to acquire new young skilled centers and Lundestrom fits the bill.
24. Minnesota Wild – Ty Dellandrea, C, Flint (OHL)
Dellandrea was a star on a team that finished second to last in OHL scoring 27 goals in 67 games leaving one to wonder just how much he could raise his game playing on a team with bette players. At 6-0, 184 pounds, Dellandrea has the speed and determination to be a great player in the NHL one day.
25. Toronto Maple Leafs – Jared McIsaac, D, Halifax (QMJHL)
It wouldn’t hurt for Toronto to add some more defenseman in their system, and McIsaac (6-1, 189 pounds) is a good one to pick up. He scored 47 points in 65 games in his second season in the QMJHL and has developed into being a great puck moving defenseman with, with good smarts and skating ability. This is a defensive defenseman who will fit well into the Maple Leafs playing style and add something to it.