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NHL Mock Draft: Sabres take Power and trade back into top 5, Kraken get Beniers

The NHL Draft is almost here. Get ready by checking out our complete first round NHL Mock Draft with selections made by Locked On team podcast hosts.

SECAUCUS, N.J. β€” The NHL Draft is finally almost here, set to begin on Friday at 7 p.m. as the Buffalo Sabres hold the No. 1 pick.

Notably the all-new Seattle Kraken will be picking second after their expansion draft on Wednesday and they'll look to add another key piece to their franchise.

Check out the full NHL Mock Draft on our Locked on NHL YouTube channel. Below, find the picks selected by Locked On team hosts and their reasons for the pick.

1. Buffalo Sabres: Owen Power, D, University of Michigan

Credit: AP
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo, Michigan's Owen Power (22) watches the puck while working against Minnesota's Cullen Munson (13) during an NCAA hockey game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor became a must-stop on the scouting trail because of a buzz-worthy Wolverines lineup featuring a trio of highly touted freshmen in defenseman Owen Power, and forwards Kent Johnson and Mathew Beniers. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

2. Seattle Kraken: Matthew Beniers, C, University of Michigan

3. Buffalo Sabres (via trade with ANA): William Eklund, LW/C, Djurgardens (SHL)

TRADE DETAILS: Sabres send Jack Eichel, 5th round pick to Anaheim in exchange for No. 3 overall pick, Jamie Drysdale and Adam Henrique. 

4. New Jersey Devils: Luke Hughes, D, USNTDP (USHL)

5. Columbus Blue Jackets: Simon Edvinsson, D, Frolunda (SHL)

6. Detroit Red Wings: Jesper Wallstedt, G, Lulea HF (SHL)

7. San Jose Sharks: Brandt Clarke, D, Barrie Colts (OHL)

8. Los Angeles Kings: Dylan Guenther, LW, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

9. Vancouver Canucks: Kent Johnson, C, University of Michigan

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Michigan's Kent Johnson plays during an NCAA hockey game on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

10. Ottawa Senators: Mason McTavish, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL)

11. Arizona Coyotes: Pick forfeited

12. Chicago Blackhawks: Fabian Lysell, RW, Lulea (SHL)

13. Calgary Flames: Cole Sillinger, C, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

14. Philadelphia Flyers: Chaz Lucius, C, USNTDP (USHL)

15. Dallas Stars: Aatu Raty, C, Karpat (Liiga)

16. New York Rangers: Francesco Pinelli, C, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

17. St. Louis Blues: Matthew Coronato, LW, Chicago Steel (USHL)

18. Winnipeg Jets: Logan Stankoven, C/RW, Kamloops

19. Nashville Predators: Fyodor Svechkov, C, Lada Togliatti (VHL)

20. Edmonton Oilers: Sebastian Cossa, G, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

21. Boston Bruins: Corson Ceulemans, D, Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

22. Minnesota Wild: Zachary L'Heureux, LW, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

23. Detroit Red Wings: Simon Robertsson, RW, SkellefteΓ₯ AIK (SHL)

24. Florida Panthers:  Mackie Samoskevich, C, Chicago Steel (USHL) 

25. Columbus Blue Jackets: Carson Lambos, D, Winnipeg Ice (WHL)

26. Minnesota Wild: Nikita Chibrikov, RW, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

27. Carolina Hurricanes: Colton Dach, LW, Saskatoon Blades (WHL) 

28. Colorado Avalanche: Brennan Othmann, LW, Flint Firebirds (OHL)

29. New Jersey Devils: Isak Rosen, LW, Leksands (SHL)

30. Vegas Golden Knights: Xavier Bourgault, C, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

31. Montreal Canadiens: Samu Tuomaala, RW, KΓ€rpΓ€t (Liiga)

32. Columbus Blue Jackets: Oskar Olausson, RW, HV71 (SHL)

Join us for the LIVE Locked On NHL Draft show on Friday starting at 7 p.m. ET.