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2012 NHL Mock Draft: Slater Koekkoek Linked To Flyers

With the NHL Draft just a day away now, the mock drafts are at a premium and SB Nation's own Defending Big D blog projects the Philadelphia Flyers selecting Slater Koekkoek.

Koekkoek is an 18-year-old Canadian playing in the Ontario Hockey League. He was a first round selection of the Peterborough Petes in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection and won a world gold medal last year in the under-17 competition.

This is what Big D had to say about the potential Koekkoek selection of the Flyers:

The flyers could have the real steal of the first round here picking up a talented potential top pairing defenseman. It helps add strength and point production to their blueline.

You can read more about the Philadelphia Flyers at Broad Street Hockey. For more on the NHL draft and additional news, notes and analysis around the league during the season and offseason, be sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated hub page.