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Top 2013 Prospects - Lottery Edition

Posted April 29
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie presents the Lottery Edition of TSN's Draft ranking - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League.

(Photo courtesy: The Canadian Press, Getty Images, and NHLI)

The Top 10

1. Seth Jones

Seth Jones
Profile
2012-13 Team: Portland League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'3"
DOB: Oct. 3, 1994 Weight: 208 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Portland 61 14 42 56 +46
Notes:
Jones, the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, had 14 goals and 42 assists in 61 games for the Winter Hawks this season. He was the youngest player on the U.S. team that won the gold medal at this year's World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa.

2. Nate MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon
Profile
2012-13 Team: Halifax League: QMJHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'0"
DOB: Sep. 1, 1995 Weight: 182 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Halifax 44 32 43 75 +40
Notes:
Going into the 2013 QMJHL Final, MacKinnon has nine goals and 28 points in just 12 playoff games. He also represented Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa this past winter.

3. Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin
Profile
2012-13 Team: Halifax League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 5'11"
DOB: Mar. 27, 1995 Weight: 185 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Halifax 49 41 64 105 +48
Notes:
Drouin won three QMJHL awards this season, including the Michel Briere Trophy as the QMJHL's top player, the Paul Dumont Trophy as the league's personality of the year and the Michael Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL's best professional prospect.

4. Aleksander Barkov

Aleksander Barkov
Profile
2012-13 Team: Tappara League: FIN
Position: Centre Height: 6'3"
DOB: Sep. 2, 1995 Weight: 205 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Tappara 53 21 27 48 +18
Notes:
Barkov, a big centre from Tampere, had 21 goals and 27 assists in 53 games for Tappara. He also scored three goals and had four assists for Finland at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

5. Valeri Nichushkin

Valeri Nichushkin
Profile
2012-13 Team: Chelijabinsk League: RUS
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'4"
DOB: Mar. 4, 1995 Weight: 196 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Chelijabinsk 41 15 8 23 +16
Notes:
Nichushkin had two points and a plus-5 rating in six games at the World Junior Hockey Championship. His lone goal of the tournament was scored in overtime of the bronze medal game for a 6-5 victory against Team Canada.

6. Elias Lindholm

Elias Lindholm
Profile
2012-13 Team: Brynas League: SWE
Position: Centre Height: 5'11"
DOB: Dec. 2, 1994 Weight: 181 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Brynas 48 11 19 30 +1
Notes:
Lindholm had 11 goals, 30 points and a plus-1 rating in 48 games for Brynas this season and also scoredtwo goals and four points for the silver medal-winning Swedes at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

7. Sean Monahan

Sean Monahan
Profile
2012-13 Team: Ottawa League: OHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'2"
DOB: Oct. 12, 1994 Weight: 186 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Ottawa 58 31 47 78 -18
Notes:
Monahan stood out on an Ottawa 67's team that struggled this year with a 16-46-6 record. He scored 31 goals and 78 points in 58 games - 27 more points than the team's next leading scorer.

8. Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Ristolainen
Profile
2012-13 Team: TPS Turku League: FIN
Position: Defence Height: 6'3"
DOB: Oct. 27, 1994 Weight: 203 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
TPS Turku 52 3 12 15 -7
Notes:
Ristolainen had a good World Junior tournament in Ufa, scoring goals and four assists in six games played.

9. Nikita Zadorov

Nikita Zadorov
Profile
2012-13 Team: London League: OHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'5"
DOB: Apr. 15, 1995 Weight: 230 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
London 63 6 19 25 +33
Notes:
Zadorov spent last season playing in the MHL - the top minor league in Russia - before being taken ninth overall by the London Knights in the 2012 CHL Import Draft.

T-10. Hunter Shinkaruk

Hunter Shinkaruk
Profile
2012-13 Team: Medcine Hat League: WHL
Position: C / RW Height: 5'11"
DOB: Oct. 13, 1994 Weight: 174 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Medcine Hat 64 37 49 86 -13
Notes:
Shinkaruk scored three goals and tallied six points for Medicine Hat in the WHL playoffs this spring.

T-10. Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse
Profile
2012-13 Team: Sault Ste. Marie League: OHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'3"
DOB: Feb. 4, 1995 Weight: 189 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Sault Ste. Marie 68 12 29 41 +15
Notes:
Nurse - the nephew of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb - is the second-ranked blueliner in North America in the NHL's Final CS Rankings.

Honourable Mention: Max Domi

Max Domi
Profile
2012-13 Team: London League: OHL
Position: C / LW Height: 5'9"
DOB: Mar. 2, 1995 Weight: 193 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
London 64 39 48 87 +33
Notes:
The son of former NHLer Tie Domi led London in regular season scoring and also leads them in playoff scoring (10 goals and 25 points in 14 games) going into the OHL Final.


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