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2013 NHL Draft

Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7


1. Colorado Avalanche - Nathan MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon
Profile
2012-13 Team: Halifax League: QMJHL
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'0 /182 lbs
Notes
“He wants to be a difference-maker. He is a difference-maker. We’re excited by the possibility of Matt Duchene on one line and Nathan MacKinnon on another coming at you.” - Joe Sakic

2. Florida Panthers - Aleksander Barkov

Aleksander Barkov
Profile
2012-13 Team: Tappara League: FIN
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'2 /205 lbs
Notes
"Of the scouts I talked to he was voted the most complete player and the most ready to step into an NHL line-up." - Bob McKenzie


3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin
Profile
2012-13 Team: Halifax League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 5'11 /185 lbs
Notes
"I had a scout describe Drouin to me as a wheelhouse passer, if you’re on a line with him you’ll have it delivered to you on a tee." - Ray Ferraro


4. Nashville Predators - Seth Jones

Seth Jones
Profile
2012-13 Team: Portland League: WHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'4 /205 lbs
Notes
"The Predators have defencemen Roman Josi, Kevin Klein and Shea Weber locked up until at least 2018 and now they’re adding Seth Jones. Have fun playing against Nashville. This is a heist." - Pierre McGuire

5. Carolina Hurricanes - Elias Lindholm

Elias Lindholm
Profile
2012-13 Team: Brynas League: SWE
Position: Centre Vitals: 5'11 /181 lbs
Notes
"This guy plays his rear end off. He plays both ends of the ice, you don’t see holes in his game. He’s as complete a player as you can be as an 18-year-old." - Ray Ferraro

6. Calgary Flames - Sean Monahan

Sean Monahan
Profile
2012-13 Team: Ottawa League: OHL
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'2 /186 lbs
Notes
"He’s a kid that grew up idolizing Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic, modeled his game after Jonathan Toews. A two-way centre who makes good plays with and without the puck." - Bob McKenzie

7. Edmonton Oilers - Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse
Profile
2012-13 Team: Sault Ste. Marie League: OHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'3 /189 lbs
Notes
"You talk about a player who makes it hard on the opposition, that’s exactly what Darnell Nurse does. He may end up being a top-two defenceman as his offence continues to expand." - Craig Button

8. Buffalo Sabres - Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Ristolainen
Profile
2012-13 Team: TPS Turku League: FIN
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'3 /203 lbs
Notes
"Rasmus is a player who takes the initiative. He plays with a confidence and assuredness in his game that allows him to make an impact." - Craig Button

9. Vancouver Canucks - Bo Horvat

Bo Horvat
Profile
2012-13 Team: London League: OHL
Position: C / LW Vitals: 6'0 /200 lbs
Notes
"The Canucks have had a real search behind Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler, that's a position that Bo Horvat can fill." - Ray Ferraro


10. Dallas Stars - Valeri Nichushkin

Valeri Nichushkin
Profile
2012-13 Team: Chelyabinsk League: KHL
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 6'4 /196 lbs
Notes
"Jim Nill in his tenure with the Detroit Red Wings was never afraid to go more to the skill side, more to the European side. Valeri Nichushkin is a top-five talent and he’s sitting here for the Dallas Stars." - Ray Ferraro

11. Philadelphia Flyers - Samuel Morin

Samuel Morin
Profile
2012-13 Team: Rimouski League: QMJHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'6 /202 lbs
Notes
"Samuel is obvious because of his size but what has become every bit as obvious is his ability to impact the game not only with that size but with an ever-improving skill set." - Craig Button

12. Phoenix Coyotes - Max Domi

Max Domi
Profile
2012-13 Team: London League: OHL
Position: C / LW Vitals: 5'9 /193 lbs
Notes
"He’s five-foot-nine, but plays at between 190 and 200 pounds. He’s extremely strong and really dedicated to the game in terms of being physically fit." - Bob McKenzie

13. Winnipeg Jets - Josh Morrissey

Josh Morrissey
Profile
2012-13 Team: Prince Albert League: WHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 5'11 /182 lbs
Notes
"They’ve seen Tobias Enstrom overcome a lack of size to become an impact NHL defender. I can see Jacob Trouba and Morrissey having a terrific defensive partnership moving forward." - Pierre McGuire

14. Columbus Blue Jackets - Alexander Wennberg

Alexander Wennberg
Profile
2012-13 Team: Djurgardens League: SWE
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'1 /183 lbs
Notes
"Wennberg is a very, very good player. The one thought that I had from a lot of the scouts I talked to is that he makes the right play a lot of the time." - Ray Ferraro

15. New York Islanders - Ryan Pulock

Ryan Pulock
Profile
2012-13 Team: Brandon League: WHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'0 /211 lbs
Notes
"The hardest shooting defender in the draft. He’s got an absolute bomb from the point that’s been clocked at over 100 miles per hour." - Bob McKenzie

16. Buffalo Sabres - Nikita Zadorov

Nikita Zadorov
Profile
2012-13 Team: London League: OHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'5 /230 lbs
Notes
"If I’m an NHL general manager, I want a defenceman from the London Knights. Since the Hunters took over there it has been an absolute assembly line of NHL defencemen." - Gord Miller

17. Ottawa Senators - Curtis Lazar

Curtis Lazar
Profile
2012-13 Team: Edmonton League: WHL
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'0 /190 lbs
Notes
"A very versatile player has great competitive spirit. One scout told me he brings a lot more elements to the table than just his ability to score." - Ray Ferraro

18. San Jose Sharks - Mirco Mueller

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Profile
2012-13 Team: Everett League: WHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'3 /176 lbs
Notes
"The scouts are really impressed with his skating ability. Because he’s such a big guy, there is a desire to be more physical, but he’s a terrific skater with a fantastic mind for the game." - Bob McKenzie

19. Columbus Blue Jackets - Kerby Rychel

Kerby Rychel
Profile
2012-13 Team: Windsor League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 6'1 /205 lbs
Notes
"When he scores, it’s usually tight to the net. He’s a big, powerful kid who’s at his best when he plays the complete, physical style of game." - Ray Ferraro

20. Detroit Red Wings - Anthony Mantha

Anthony Mantha
Profile
2012-13 Team: Val d'Or League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 6'4 /190 lbs
Notes
"He got high marks from scouts for his hockey sense. He’s an off-the-charts shooter. His 50 goals with Val d’Or this season is certainly evidence of that." - Bob McKenzie

21. Toronto Maple Leafs - Frederik Gauthier

Frederik Gauthier
Profile
2012-13 Team: Rimouski League: QMJHL
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'5 /210 lbs
Notes
"A tremendous player without the puck but he’s an underrated player in terms of his offensive ability, scoring some key goals for Rimouski and Team Canada at the Under-18s." - Pierre McGuire

22. Calgary Flames - Emile Poirier

Emile Poirier
Profile
2012-13 Team: Gatineau League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 6'1 /183 lbs
Notes
"Poirier has unbelievable breakaway speed and plays with a lot of energy. High skill level to this player." - Bob McKenzie


23. Washington Capitals - Andre Burakovsky

Andre Burakovsky
Profile
2012-13 Team: Malmo League: SWE
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 6'1 /178 lbs
Notes
"At the Under-18 tournament he was a guy that got the puck and held onto it. He's a puck confidence player." - Ray Ferraro


24. Vancouver Canucks - Hunter Shinkaruk

Hunter Shinkaruk
Profile
2012-13 Team: Medicine Hat League: WHL
Position: C / RW Vitals: 5'11 /174 lbs
Notes
"He's got excellent balance which off-sets some of the size concerns and he thinks he can compete for a job right away." - Ray Ferraro


25. Montreal Canadiens - Michael McCarron

Michael McCarron
Profile
2012-13 Team: USNTDP League: USHL
Position: Right Wing Vitals: 6'5 /228 lbs
Notes
"That addresses Montreal's biggest need up front. He's huge. If he goes to Western Michigan and plays for Andy Murray he'll make him a better player and he'll be more ready to join Montreal later." - Pierre McGuire

26. Anaheim Ducks - Shea Theodore

Shea Theodore
Profile
2012-13 Team: Seattle League: WHL
Position: Defence Vitals: 6'2 /178 lbs
Notes
"The work and growth for Theodore is going to be from behind the blue line back, but he moves the puck well. Anaheim's need for a defenceman is great." - Ray Ferraro

27. Columbus Blue Jackets - Marko Dano

Marko Dano
Profile
2012-13 Team: Sloven Bratislava League: KHL
Position: Centre Vitals: 5'11 /176 lbs
Notes
"He can shoot the puck. He can pass the puck and he’s not afraid to shoot with the big trees. If I'm a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets, I trust Jarmo Kekalainen's read on European prospects." - Pierre McGuire

28. Calgary Flames - Morgan Klimchuk

Morgan Klimchuk
Profile
2012-13 Team: Regina League: WHL
Position: Left Wing Vitals: 5'11 /180 lbs
Notes
"Over and over draft-eligible players polled said Morgan Klimchuk as a guy they’d pick if they were GMs. A guy they respect that they want to play with and that they wouldn’t want to play against." - Bob McKenzie

29. Dallas Stars - Jason Dickinson

Jason Dickinson
Profile
2012-13 Team: Guelph League: OHL
Position: Centre Vitals: 6'1 /179 lbs
Notes
"I had an opposing OHL coach compare him to Jay McClement. He's a very versatile forward." - Ray Ferraro


30. Chicago Blackhawks - Ryan Hartman

Ryan Hartman
Profile
2012-13 Team: Plymouth League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Vitals: 5'11 /185 lbs
Notes
"He hits, he fights he was voted by the scouts I polled as the number one agitator in the draft. He will get in your face and he will chirp you. He'll be a lot like current Blackhawk Andrew Shaw." - Bob McKenzie


* - Notes on picks acquired via trade.

 

#9. The Vancouver Canucks acquired the New Jersey Devils' first-round pick in exchange for Cory Schneider.

 

#16. The Buffalo Sabres acquired the Minnesota Wild's first-round pick along with Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson and a second-round pick in 2014 in exchange for Jason Pominville and a fourth-round pick in 2014.

 

#18. The San Jose Sharks acquired the Detroit Red Wings' first-round pick in exchange for the Sharks' first-round (#20) and second-round picks in 2013 (#58).

 

#19. The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired the New York Rangers' first-round pick along with Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky and Tim Erixon in exchange for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a conditional third-round pick in 2013.

 

#20. The Detroit Red Wings acquired the San Jose Sharks' first-round pick (#20) and second-round pick (#58) in 2013 in exchange for their own first-round pick (#18).

 

#22. The Calgary Flames acquired the St. Louis Blues' first-round pick along with Mark Cundari and Reto Berra in exchange for Jay Bouwmeester.

 

#27. The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired the Los Angeles Kings' first-round pick along with Jack Johnson in exchange for Jeff Carter.

 

#28. The Calgary Flames acquired the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round pick along with Kenny Agostino and Ben Hanowski in exchange for Jarome Iginla.

 

#29. The Dallas Stars acquired the Boston Bruins' first-round pick along with Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne in exchange for Jaromir Jagr.

 



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