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Top 2013 Mid-Season Draft Prospects

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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)

21. Mirco Mueller

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Profile
2012-13 Team: Everett League: WHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'3"
DOB: Mar. 21, 1995 Weight: 184 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Everett 43 5 18 23 +4
TSN Scout Craig Button:
A very athletic and talented rearguard who is getting better with each passing game. He Skates very well, is solid in his positioning and very difficult to beat one-on-one. Good puck skills and he passes very well from a defensive zone standpoint and effective on the offensive side with potential to improve. Mirco uses his body effectively and will assert and compete very well in this area. He has good overall sense for the game and has shown the capability of taking on more challenges in his role.

22. Zachary Fucale

Zachary Fucale
Profile
2012-13 Team: Halifax League: QMJHL
Position: Goaltender Height: 6'1"
DOB: May 28, 1995 Weight: 195 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP RECORD GAA PCT SO
Halifax 39 31-5-2 2.49 0.897 0
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Zach is the type of goalie who wins games. He has excellent sense, awareness and understands the situation his team is in at any given moment and he responds with play that stymies opponents and buoys the confidence of his team. His skills are very good with skating, lateral mobility and a very good positional approach to the game. He excels mentally in that he makes the saves when it matters and is outstanding at 'parking mistakes' and learning from them at the same time. Has all of the qualities of number one, workhorse goaltenders who help teams win championships!

23. Kerby Rychel

Kerby Rychel
Profile
2012-13 Team: Windsor League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1"
DOB: Oct. 7, 1994 Weight: 200 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Windsor 48 26 25 51 -11
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Kerby plays with a passion and purpose that is undeniable. He may not be the most fluid skater but he's a very effective and he gets to where he wants to go. He will play nasty and physical, which makes it very uncomfortable for opponents because he simply doesn't allow himself to be denied. He has very good hands and can score in multiple ways and will pay the price to get goals. He plays a rugged style and his line mates will get room and space because he's constantly taking opponents out of the play. He plays with a single-minded focus on helping the team win.

24. Jason Dickinson

Jason Dickinson
Profile
2012-13 Team: Guelph League: OHL
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'1"
DOB: Jul. 4, 1995 Weight: 179 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Guelph 47 15 22 37 +13
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Jason is a very versatile forward who is capable of playing all three positions up front. A very good skater with speed, quickness, agility and the ability to 'slice' through the slightest of openings. Very smart in all regards and he can make plays with the puck or get himself open to receive it. He uses his body well and he gets involved and competes in all of the hard areas. Overall, a player who has terrific upside and he may just be beginning to 'tap into' his vast potential.

25. Curtis Lazar

Curtis Lazar
Profile
2012-13 Team: Edmonton League: WHL
Position: Centre Height: 6'0"
DOB: Feb. 2, 1995 Weight: 193 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Edmonton 51 23 14 37 +17
TSN Scout Craig Button:
He is very good in traffic and he is a player who bears down in the scoring areas to get his opportunities. His skating is very good and his quickness may be better than his speed. He's a guy who can play at a high pace and tempo. Curtis gets involved and will assert physically to win the puck and gain advantages. He is good all-around player who finds a way to impact the game in many ways, even physically. He reads and anticipates the play very well which combined with his skill, makes him very hard to keep in check.

26. Jacob De La Rose

Jacob De La Rose
Profile
2012-13 Team: Leksands League: SWE
Position: Left Wing Height: 6'2"
DOB: May 20, 1995 Weight: 189 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Leksands 34 6 6 12 9
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Jacob is a powerful player who asserts with his size and physical ability but also with his skill. He is a strong skater with speed and balance. He plays in all situations and he has excellent feel for how to excel in the various tasks of those situations. Can play any forward position and gives a coach a lot of flexibility to allow him to lend support to different players and combinations. He gets offensive opportunities but may not be a natural scorer. Defensively, he can really disrupt the patterns of the opponent and he is dangerous in the counterattack.

27. Valentin Zykov

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Profile
2012-13 Team: Baie Comeau League: QMJHL
Position: Right Wing Height: 6'0"
DOB: May 15, 1995 Weight: 210 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Baie Comeau 49 32 30 62 +23
TSN Scout Craig Button:
A very determined, competitive player who combines that intensity with very good skills. Excellent hands, is able to handle the puck in traffic and get his shot off accurately. Very good offensive instincts who gets to the dangerous scoring areas at the right times and is hungry to score. Has very good awareness and can make plays which makes him a multi-faceted threat and difficult to keep in check. He is strong along the boards, in traffic and hard to contain.

28. Ryan Hartman

Ryan Hartman
Profile
2012-13 Team: Plymouth League: OHL
Position: C / RW Height: 5'11"
DOB: Sep. 20, 1994 Weight: 187 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Plymouth 39 19 22 41 +8
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Very versatile player who can play wing or centre. He knows how to play but one way; whatever it takes to win! He competes, has an edge, can be chippy and dirty but he plays within the confines of discipline. He will target 'key' players on the opposition side. He's smart with the puck, can make very good plays and has confidence with the puck. He will drive net with or without puck and he pays a price to play. Good skater who has very good 'game awareness' as to what needs to happen to help his team win. Overall, a player who is no fun to play against!

29. Robert Hagg

Robert Hagg
Profile
2012-13 Team: Modo League: SWE
Position: Defence Height: 6'2"
DOB: Feb. 8, 1995 Weight: 204 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
Modo 25 10 12 22 +4
TSN Scout Craig Button:
Robert is a player who, at times, shows all of the attributes of a top defencemen. Has very good skating ability with quickness, agility and power and he's able to use it to his advantage. Good puck play and has a good shot. Good awareness who can play in all areas of the game. Is capable of being dominant at times and, as he progresses in his game, could be a player who could find himself being selected much higher.

30. J.T. Compher

J.T. Compher
Profile
2012-13 Team: USNTDP League: USHL
Position: Centre Height: 5'11"
DOB: Apr. 8, 1995 Weight: 184 lbs.
2012-13 Statistics
Team GP G A PTS +/-
USNTDP 24 6 14 20 -
TSN Scout Craig Button:
JT combines the attributes of skill and will in his game. Has a strong competitive fire, is not easily denied and has a determination to him that makes him a factor in many areas of the game. Very good quickness, is capable of making plays at high speed and can beat defenders 1-on-1 so is very difficult to play against because he keeps you off balance. Good hands with a good shot and is able to play in tight areas. Very good awareness and makes good plays with or without puck in all areas. Was plagued by an injury earlier in season but is rounding into form.

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