2010 NHL Mock Draft: BT and Bass, Picks 16-23

June 23rd, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
Here is part three of Alan Bass and Bryan Thiel's 2010 NHL Mock Draft!

Picks 1-7

Picks 8-15

16. Ottawa Senators
Jeff Skinner, C, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
There will be a lot of teams disappointed that Skinner is off the board, but this would be a good fit for Ottawa. You can teach defensive responsibility, but not offensive instincts. You also can't teach someone to lead like Flyers captain Mike Richards, whom Skinner has been compared too, which Ottawa will need once Alfredsson retires.

17. Colorado Avalanche
Austin Watson, LW, Peterborough Petes (OHL)
After just barely missing out on a deep playoff run, Colorado will take Watson because of his ability to step up when looked upon by his coach. His numbers skyrocketed after being traded to Peterborough— the Avs will hope those numbers continue.

18. Nashville Predators
Quinton Howden, C, Mosse Jaw Warriors (WHL)
There's some young skill down the middle with Cal O'Reilly and Colin Wilson, and the wings could use some bulking up, but Howden is a quality, big-body centreman. Should develop into a solid leader for the Preds ...

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