2024 NHL Mock Draft 1.0 reveals who the St. Louis Blues should select in each round

The St. Louis Blues should focus on improving their defensive depth in the 2024 NHL Draft, but sometimes, the best available makes for the better pick.
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Round 5: Frans Haara, D/Skelleftea AIK J20

Frans Haara is one of the draft’s older prospects, and the right-handed defenseman is yet another pick in this mock who boasts great size. Further, his jump in productivity - 14 goals and 32 points in 32 regular contests in J20 Nationell factors him in as a decent value pick. He can also continue developing in Sweden’s SHL for the foreseeable future. 

Round 7A: Anthony Romani, RW/North Bay

Versatility alone would make Anthony Romani a solid value pick so late in the draft, and 58 goals in 68 regular season games signifies that the 18-year-old would be a major steal if he falls this far. To be honest, I highly doubt he lasts until the seventh round this coming June, but if he does, Doug Armstrong has got to end the freefall. 

Round 7B: Preston Lounsbury, C/Moncton Wildcats

Another older player, Preston Lounsbury just turned 19, and he brings moderate production - 57 points and 19 goals with the Moncton Wildcats. But he’s one of the most intelligent players in the draft class, and that’s always an outstanding trait to possess if you’re a late-round pick and everything else - productivity, size - clocks in as average. 


(Statistics provided by Elite Prospects)