St. Louis Blues load up on the blue line in NHL Mock Draft 3.0 with THREE first-round talents

The St. Louis Blues need blueliners, and in NHL Mock Draft 3.0, they got plenty of them, including THREE potential first-round talents.
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145th Overall: Dean Letourneau, C/Sioux Falls Stampede

We got another towering prospect falling to the Blues at 145th overall, and one who dominated with 127 points and 61 goals at St. Andrew’s College. Sure, there’s marginal competition here, so we’ll get more insights on what Dean Letourneau can do at the NCAA this coming fall.  

209th Overall: Bauer Dumanski, D/Prince George Cougars

Okay, I rolled with one more defenseman in this mock draft, with Bauer Dumanski clocking in as the 209th overall pick. The 19-year-old brings good size at 6’1, 196 pounds, and three seasons of WHL experience. He’s one of those players worth taking a chance on this late in the draft, especially following a nice outburst in points in the regular season that included seven goals and 26 assists. 

211th Overall: Noa Vali, G/TPS

And finally, I waited until the final round before snagging my single goaltender in Noa Vali, who should see a lot of time in the cage over in Finland this season. Vali made the most of his opportunities this past season, whether it was in U20 SM-sarja, Liiga, or the World Juniors, and that gives him a chance to see his playing time skyrocket in Liiga this season. 


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