NHL Mock Draft 2012: Blues Projected To Take Pontus Aberg At No. 25

The 2012 NHL Draft begins this Friday and with the date fast approaching there are more mock drafts trying to do their best at projecting who teams will be taking. Sports Illustrated's Allan Muir has put out his latest mock draft, and he has the St. Louis Blues looking to select Pontus Aberg out of Sweden:

Aberg might be a reach at this spot, but the Blues have never been risk-averse. A finalist for rookie of the year in the Elitserien, he's regarded as a high upside offensive player. If you hate players who refuse to shoot the puck, you'll love this kid. He might take some criticism for being selfish, but he can, and will, fire it at the net, which could net him 25-30 goals a season. That said, offense is his one trick. Think of him in terms of Fabian Brunnstrom. Great talent, but if he's not scoring consistently as a top-six forward, there's not much else he can do for you.

This past season with Djurgårdens IF Aberg appeared in 47 games and had eight goals plus seven assists.

For updates on Blues draft rumors, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more comprehensive coverage, head over to Blues blog St. Louis Game Time. And for more general hockey coverage, visit SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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