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Top 2013 Mid-Season Draft Prospects

1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 and Honourable Mentions

Posted January 30
Check TSN's mid-season NHL draft rankings - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League.

Included in the Top 60 are scouting reports from TSN Scout Craig Button. (Photos courtesy: The Canadian Press, Getty Images, and NHLI)

11. Alexander Wennberg

Alexander Wennberg
Profile
2012-13 Team: Djurgardens League: SWE
Position: Centre Height: 6'1"
DOB: Sep. 22, 1994 Weight: 183 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Djurgardens 36 12 13 25 +10
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Can play all three forward positions. Excellent skater who has a free and easy stride with excellent quickness and a change of pace is capable of keeping defenders on their heels. He can open up ice and space for himself with his skating. In traffic, he has the ability to 'slice' through tight areas and with very good balance, can be difficult to deter. Very smart with and without the puck and he is quick to see opportunity in all areas to take advantage. Good puck skills and can make plays, can shoot, can hold puck and isn't a 'one-trick' pony. He competes and will battle in every situation.

12. 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 49 10 20 30 +14
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Big, strong and competitive and he imposes himself on opponents. Very strong skater with quickness, agility and balance that he uses very effectively to close on plays defensively and to move play ahead and out of his defensive zone. Has really developed his offensive game and he shows the capability of being a very well-rounded and dependable player. The type who can 'log' lots of important minutes in a game and these are valuable players in the NHL.

13. Frederik Gauthier

Frederik Gauthier
Profile
2012-13 Team: Rimouski League: QMJHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'5"
DOB: Apr. 26, 1995 Weight: 210 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Rimouski 43 16 35 51 +24
TSN Scout Craig Button:
An imposing centre who can play any situation in the game. Very smart and his awareness is excellent both with and without the puck. Can control the game from the centre ice position in multiple ways. Is very difficult to handle offensively and equally difficult to break down defensively. Has very good skating and puck skills and really understands how to play to his strengths for the benefit of the team. Has shown the ability to raise his level of play at critical times and is a very competitive player.

14. Andre Burakowsky

Andre Burakowsky
Profile
2012-13 Team: Malmo League: SWE
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1"
DOB: Feb. 9, 1995 Weight: 178 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Malmo 33 3 4 7 -2
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Andre is explosive and powerful. His skating is excellent and he has the ability to challenge defenders and put them on their heels. He is the type of player who makes defencemen nervous because he is not only fast but determined as well. He will not back down from the competitive areas and is very difficult to deter. Good puck skills, can make plays at high speed and is capable of beating you with a drive to the net or with a pass, given the opportunity. His playing time in Malmo has been uneven and his performance has reflected that.

15. Ryan Pulock

Ryan Pulock
Profile
2012-13 Team: Brandon League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'0"
DOB: Oct. 6, 1994 Weight: 211 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Brandon 40 10 21 31 +1
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Very steady, effective and efficient player. His strength is founded on an overall game that is consistent and dependable. Very good puck skills that is augmented by an outstanding shot. Very good vision and awareness and he creates offensive chances. He plays with poise and logs all of the important minutes for his team and he plays with a calming influence.

16. Adam Erne

Adam Erne
Profile
2012-13 Team: Quebec League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1"
DOB: Apr. 20, 1995 Weight: 195 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Quebec 48 21 38 59 +7
TSN Scout Craig Button:
You may not find one exceptional aspect of his game but when you combine all of the elements, you have a very strong player. He is smart, aware and understands the situation he is in at any given moment. He skates well and is able to create open ice for himself. He is capable of playing a skill game, a physical game and is very adaptable to the various challenges a game can present. Overall, a player who seems to be a prototypical NHL winger who can produce offensively but play in all situations.

17. Anthony Mantha

Anthony Mantha
Profile
2012-13 Team: Val d'Or League: QMJHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'4"
DOB: Sep. 16, 1994 Weight: 190 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Val d'Or 47 38 31 69 +16
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Anthony is a very gifted scorer. He has excellent hands and he is able to handle the puck in traffic. He is also good in tight spots and is able to get his shot to the net in a manner that makes it difficult for goaltenders. He can attack in multiple ways; skating and shooting in stride, in traffic around the net and in a 'post-up' position. He has goal scoring instincts and is very quick to recognize them and take advantage. Gets himself open at the right times and is a hard player to keep in check.

18. 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 47 28 36 64 +26
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Max plays with tremendous confidence. He possesses excellent puck skills and is able to handle the puck in traffic and at high speed and is very strong on the puck. He has excellent poise with puck and combined with very good awareness, he's capable of creating offensive chances. He has very good skating ability and is quick and very difficult to knock awry. He has very good touch around net and a shot that can beat goalies from 25 to 30 feet. Very competitive and just plays and produces.

19. Bo Horvat

Bo Horvat
Profile
2012-13 Team: London League: OHL
Position: C / LW Height: 6'0"
DOB: May 4, 1995 Weight: 200 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
London 49 23 23 46 +4
TSN Scout Craig Button:
He is a player who can play in any situation, on any line, any position and will be productive in whatever role he is asked to play. Very smart and adaptable at whatever situation he's playing in, he understands what is required and can carry out those requirements. Very good skater with good quickness, agility and balance. He competes and will do whatever is necessary to help his team win.

20. Josh Morrissey

Josh Morrissey
Profile
2012-13 Team: Prince Albert League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 5'11"
DOB: Mar. 28, 1995 Weight: 182 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Prince Albert 48 13 22 35 +14
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Josh is a very good skater with excellent agility and quickness and he uses this very well to jump into the attack offensively or to close on the play defensively. He will hit and can punish opponents with open ice hits. Very good puck skills with a good shot and has very good vision and contributes offensively. He competes and wants to make a difference in the game and has the means to do it, whether it be defensively, offensively or physically

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