Golden Knights draft this controversial prospect in this NHL Mock Draft simulation

Mock drafts are an essential part of the sports experience. The Vegas Golden Knight will get a controversial prospect in the latest NHL Draft simulation.
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197th overall: Matyas Melovsky, C/Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Another Matyas in the Vegas Golden Knights farm system? According to this NHL Draft simulation, that seems to be the case. The center has some playmaking abilities that make him viable, scoring 118 points in two seasons in the QMJHL (112 games). Averaging 1.05 points a game should warrant a future spot on any NHL team.

Ironically, he did receive a try-out from the Detroit Red Wings during their training camp last year. However, he was released, reducing the roster to 57 players. Still, his two-way play and creative puck-handling will make him lucrative to any team needing forward help. That includes Vegas, who has numerous questions about the position heading down the road.

212th overall: Artur Faizov, C/Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk

There are plenty of big Russian players in the NHL, where they use their size to punish opponents. That includes Ivan Barbashev, who's etched his name on the Vegas Golden Knights with his physicality. One NHL Draft prospect who can do the same for himself is Artur Faizov.

The center knows how to find the puck and win battles, making him a good late-round pickup. He's also strong on the forecheck, fitting in seamlessly with the Golden Knights. He has other pluses to his game, including his stick-handling and speed. Overall, the mock draft gave Vegas a steal in the seventh round. If they draft Trevor Connelly and Faizov in the same draft, there's a huge return that'll come with it (along with a big risk).