2015 NHL Re-Draft 1st Round: Boston Bruins Build Dynasty, Eichel to Toronto

First pick Connor McDavid, second pick Jack Eichel, and third pick Dylan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
First pick Connor McDavid, second pick Jack Eichel, and third pick Dylan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 18: Thomas Chabot #72 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on December 18, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 18: Thomas Chabot #72 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on December 18, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Florida Panthers #11: D Thomas Chabot (St. John Sea Dogs – QMJHL)

Original Pick #11: LW Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs – OHL)

Considering that Lawson Crouse didn’t play a single game for the Florida Panthers as he, along with Dave Bolland, was traded to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2017 3rd-Round pick (D Max Gildon) and a 2018 conditional 2nd-Round pick (RW Serron Noel), anyone taken here is an upgrade.

In the 2014-15 season with the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Chabot would finish fifth on the team in scoring with 41 points in 66 games. While he displayed tremendous potential in the CHL, the Sens thought it wise for him to spend as much time as possible in Saint John developing his two-way game.

While his offensive production could still certainly improve, the Senators have their prototypical shutdown d-man for the future. Every team in the NHL would be willing to give an incredible surplus in exchange for Chabot.

Dallas Stars #12: RW/LW Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67’s – OHL)

Original Pick #12: RW/LW Denis Gurianov (Ladia Togliatti – KHL)

The Dallas Stars have yet to reap the reward of drafting Denis Gurianov, expected to be another prolific goal scorer in the NHL, in this re-draft, they’re able to obtain high-level performance, production, and consistency by selecting Travis Konecny.

Though his struggles this year have left him to be overshadowed by most players, mainly due to the Philadelphia Flyers’ laughable performance this season, Travis Konecny is one of the best second-line forwards in the NHL today.

The London, Ontario-born skater was drafted out of the OHL after putting up 68 points in 60 games for the Ottawa 67’s wearing the “C” as the team’s captain. Since making his NHL debut in the 2017-18 season, Konecny has established himself as a rather good hockey player.