By @SKubus –
NHL.com released a pair of mock drafts Monday afternoon for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and two Michigan natives appear high on the list.
Grosse Pointe native Zach Werenski and Shelby Township’s Kyle Connor were chosen by writer Mike Morreale at No. 5 to the New Jersey Devils and No. 13 to the Florida Panthers, respectively (draft order was projected by the current standings at the All-Star break).
Fellow writer Adam Kimelman had Werenski going 10th to the Ottawa Senators, with Connor going to the Los Angeles Kings at No. 15.
Werenski is a 17-year-old freshman with the University of Michigan who recently suited up for Team USA in the 2014 World Junior Championship. In 20 games this season with the Wolverines, he has amassed an impressive five goals and 18 points.
Connor, a member of the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL, sits at seventh in the USHL in scoring, with 14 goals and 39 points through 31 games. He also hit a milestone earlier this season that only two other players have ever accomplished in USHL history, when he scored 50 career USHL goals before his 18th birthday. Connor is currently committed to the University of Michigan.
— USHL (@USHL) January 26, 2015