Almost no one thought it possible that the Columbus Blue Jackets would be in position to have two picks in the top five of this summer’s NHL ( photo via instagram )

draft, but here we are. The hockey world will hold its collective breath this weekend as the draft unfolds in Vancouver, and everyone will get ( photo via instagram )

their chance to see what Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has up his sleeve this time around. Will he keep both picks? Trade one ( photo via instagram )

of them away? Or could he package one of them together with another asset to acquire an established player who can help right away? ( photo via instagram )

It's almost a full decade before that draft will take place, and much can change between now and then. But it's never too early to start ( photo via instagram )

speculating about some future NHL stars, which is why so many scouts and hockey experts have already pegged their first-round selections for ( photo via instagram )

2022. Let's take a look at how some organizations' picks could shake out just over eight years from now. Keep in mind that any players ( photo via instagram )

selected outside of the first round are considered to be long shots; it's basically impossible to predict if they'll still be available at that point. ( photo via instagram )

The most recent NHL mock drafts I've seen peg Swedish forward Alexander Wennberg as a top pick, but he might not even be playing by 2022. ( photo via instagram )

He was drafted by Columbus in 2013 and has been lighting up the league ever since, but his contract expires after 2021—and he's only 23 years ( photo via instagram )

old right now. If he decides to retire instead of re-signing with Columbus (or anyone else), there will certainly be other talented forwards waiting ( photo via instagram )