The NHL Draft eligible players coming out of the Western Hockey League for 2018 is rather scarce. There are four defensemen who could be called upon in the first 62 picks, but after that, it is anybody’s guess. However, the group of players who were passed on in the 2017 NHL Draft is a strong one and there is a good chance that a few of 19-year-olds will be picked in June. Let’s take a look at the Draft +1 players with the best chance of being taken this year.
It’s the Western Conference’s version of the young stars against the (literal) grizzled veterans. One team is two years removed from drafting Connor McDavid with the first overall pick, while the other was in the Stanley Cup final ten months ago. The two teams may have finished the season with similar records, but the predicted winner of this series is a no-brainer.