2013 NHL Mock Draft

Before the general managers step up to the podium and mint 30 new first round draft picks into the NHL, Craig Button goes team-by-team with his final 2013 Mock Draft.

Craig Button's Final Mock Draft

1 COL Nathan MacKinnon C Halifax (QMJHL)
2 FLA Seth Jones D Portland (WHL)
3 TB Jonathan Drouin LW Halifax (QMJHL)
4 NSH Aleksander Barkov C Tappara (FIN)
5 CAR Sean Monahan C Ottawa (OHL)
6 CGY Elias Lindholm C/RW Brynas (SWE)
7 EDM Darnell Nurse D Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
8 BUF Valeri Nichuskin RW/LW Chelyabinsk (KHL)
9 NJ Zachary Fucale G Halifax (QMJHL)
10 DAL Alexander Wennberg C/RW Djurgardens (SWE)
11 PHI Samuel Morin D Rimouski (QMJHL)
12 PHX Hunter Shinkaruk RW Medicine Hat (WHL)
13 WPG Max Domi C/LW London (OHL)
14 CBJ Rasmus Ristolainen D TPS Turku (FIN)
15 NYI Anthony Mantha LW/RW Val d'Or (QMJHL)
16* BUF Mirco Mueller D Everett (WHL)
17 OTT Nikita Zadorov D London (OHL)
18 DET Bo Horvat C/LW London (OHL)
19* CBJ Curtis Lazar C/RW Edmonton (WHL)
20 SJ Kerby Rychel LW Windsor (OHL)
21 TOR Frederik Gauthier C Rimouski (QMJHL)
22* CGY Ryan Hartman C/RW Plymouth (OHL)
23 WAS Josh Morrissey D Prince Albert (WHL)
24 VAN Ryan Pulock D Brandon (WHL)
25 MTL Valentin Zykov RW Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
26 ANA Adam Erne LW Quebec (QMJHL)
27* CBJ Madison Bowey D Kelowna (WHL)
28* CGY Steve Santini D USNTDP
29* DAL Emile Poirier LW Gatineau (QMJHL)
30 CHI Jason Dickinson LW/RW Guelph (OHL)

* - Notes on picks acquired via trade.

#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.

#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.

#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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