Sunday, April 14, 2013

2013 NHL Mock Draft: The Next Ones April Edition | The Hockey Writers

This article was originally published at The Hockey Writers.
This is the second edition of THW’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft – The Next Ones April Edition.
Whether it be the Phoenix Coyotes going off the board to take a Blake Wheeler or the Los Angeles Kings selecting Thomas Hickey seemingly out of nowhere, one’s mock draft can be wrecked quicker than Nathan MacKinnon can do a lap around the rink.
Seth Jones
Portland Winterhawks #3 Seth Jones destined for #1 in 2013 NHL Draft? (Photo by Christopher Mast)

NHL Draft Lottery:

NHL Draft Drawing will take place on Monday, April 29, 2013 for the 14 non-playoff teams. The entry draft will be held on June 30th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with all seven rounds occurring on the same day this year.
According to TSN Hockey analyst Bob McKenzie, the NHL Draft Lottery will not be changing in a major way this year, but there is a significant tweak with the new CBA:
“…the league discussed making odds for the 14 non-playoff teams more balanced, but it won’t happen this year.
The only difference in this year’s draft lottery will remain that the team that wins the lottery will be awarded the first overall pick. In previous years, winning the lottery only allowed a team to move up a maximum of four places in the draft order.”

Notes Up Front:

  • The order used in this mock draft is based on the teams’ actual standings as of Apr. 9th.
  • This is not an attempt to rank prospects. This is mere a guesstimate at what teams might choose if they were to draft today based on weighing out best player available with team need and past experiences at the draft table, with an obvious dose of influence from my personal thoughts.
  • For much more information on the NHL entry draft, be sure to check out our live updated draft home page: 

2013 NHL Mock Draft: The Next Ones April Edition

Seth Jones
Ht/Wt: 6′ 4″/205 lbs
Position: D
Team: Portland (WHL)

Maybe the best blueliner prospect since Chris Pronger, Popeye’s son seems almost destined to singlehandedly revamp the Avs’ less than stellar defense corps. Avalanche Hall of Famer Joe Sakic even had a hand in Jones’ early development.
Nathan MacKinnon
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/185 lbs
Position: C
Team: Halifax (QMJHL)
Panthers hope MacKinnon develops into an explosive NHL sniper like his cross-state rival, Steven Stamkos of the Tamp Bay Lightning.

Jonathan Drouin
Ht/Wt: 5’11″/185 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Halifax (QMJHL)
The Next Ones Draft Rankings has had the dynamic winger with astronomical skills and hockey IQ ranked #1 since January. While the Flames agonize over Drouin versus Barkov and had hoped MacKinnon falls one more slot, they get the most purely talented player in the draft. Drouin makes everyone on the ice better. He’s also the newly crowned Human Hockey Highlight Film.
Aleksander (Sasha) Barkov
Ht/Wt: 6′ 2″/209 lbs
Position: C
Team: Tappara (FIN)
As long as he gets clear bill of health, Sasha is the obvious choice for Steve Yzerman and staff. He has had an impressive season in Finland’s top men’s league (SM-Liiga) given it is his first year of draft eligibility, finishing 9th in league scoring.
Darnell Nurse
Ht/Wt: 6′ 4″/190 lbs
Position: D
Team: Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
The Flyers seem the perfect fit for nephew of former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb – will they trade up to secure him from the Canes?

Elias Lindholm
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/190 lbs
Position: C
Team: Brynäs (SWE)
In 1991, the Flyers drafted Peter “Foppa” Forsberg, only to later deal him to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the notorious Eric Lindros blockbuster trade. Lindholm is much more a household name compared to Forsberg at the time he was drafted (who was deemed a likely late 1st round, early 2nd round selection heading into the 1991 draft in Buffalo, New York). Flyers hope they have even half the player in Lindholm.
Sean Monahan
Ht/Wt: 6′ 2″/186 lbs
Position: C
Team: Ottawa (OHL)
He seems to stay out of all the draft limelight, but the Preds might have found their first true franchise center.
Ryan Pulock
Ht/Wt: 6′ 1″/210 lbs
Position: D
Team: Brandon (WHL)
The Jason Pominville trade reinforced the prospect foundations. Pulock stock seems to be dipping in some rankings, but Sabres envision his absolute cannon of a shot terrorizing opposing netminders to go with his all around game.
Hunter Shinkaruk
Ht/Wt: 5’11″/175 lbs
Position: LW/RW
Team: Medicine Hat (WHL)
Shinkaruk is an elite offensive forward with outstanding instincts and skating ability. The Blue Jackets get the potential game-breaking forward they covet.
Nikita Zadorov
Ht/Wt: 6′ 5″/230 lbs
Position: D
Team: London (OHL)
The colossal blueliner with ever-evolving skills and decision-making will be another key piece in the Oilers evolution to an elite NHL team.
Rasmus Ristolainen
Ht/Wt: 6′ 4″/205 lbs
Position: D
Team: TPS (FIN)
Rasmus is a poised, two-way blueliner who is close to NHL ready.
Ht/Wt: 5’10″/190 lbs
Position: C
Team: London (OHL)
Tie could only dream of the offensive skillset his son Max possesses. Winnipeg would embrace the talented forward.
Valeri Nichushkin
Ht/Wt: 6′ 4″/202 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Chelyabinsk (RUS)
Top 10 or even 5 talent; Russian Roulette Factor mostly responsible for Mikhail Grigorenko-like fall on draft day. The Devils are thankful.
Adam Erne
Ht/Wt: 6′ 1″/195 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Quebec (QMJHL)
Erne is an adaptable, offensive physical forward with a thirst to improve his knowledge of the game and a good work ethic.
Curtis Lazar
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/190 lbs
Position: C
Team: Edmonton (WHL)
The Isles go back to the Edmonton Oil Kings for another first rounder, snatching up Lazar to go with Griffin Reinhart from last year. Lazar has consummate pro player written all over him. In 4 to 5 years, people may be left wondering why he went this low in the draft.
Anthony Mantha
Ht/Wt: 6′ 4′/190 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
Mantha has many weapons with which he can dissect goaltenders. Once he truly figures out how to utilize his size, he’ll be even more of a force to contend with.
Alexander Wennberg
Ht/Wt: 6′ 1″/190 lbs
Position: C
Team: Djurgardens IF (SWE)
Versatile, excellent skating ability and extremely smart – drafting Wennberg almost immediately makes up for the trading of elite prospect Filip Forsberg.
Robert Hagg
Ht/Wt: 6′ 2″/205 lbs
Position: D
Team: MODO (SWE)
Swedish defender drafted by the Red Wings sets up lofty expectations for all-around blueliner.
Josh Morrissey
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/185 lbs
Position: D
Team: Prince Albert (WHL)
The Flames sit through fifteen agonizing picks hoping hometown kid slides to them in this slot. Morrissey is a scintillating skater with tremendous offensive ability. He also possesses very good defensive acumen and does not shy away from physical play.
Bo Horvat
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/200 lbs
Position: C
Team: London (OHL)
Horvat’s impressive play this year has had him rising the draft ranks; his offensive output may have been underestimated – the rest of the package he brings to the ice each and every game is very enticing.
JT Compher
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/184 lbs
Position: C
No one will be questioning Compher’s will to win when he finally suits up for the Sabres. Combine that with his skill level and Buffalo has added yet another key cog to revitalize the franchise.
Frederik Gauthier
Ht/Wt: 6′ 5″/210 lbs
Position: C
Team: Rimouski (QMJHL)
Sharks hope towering centreman can learn from franchise centre Joe Thornton.
Kerby Rychel
Ht/Wt: 6′ 1″/200 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Windsor (OHL)
His skating is one of very few questionable aspects of his game; his passion and goal-scoring are certainly not. He’s the second forward in the first round to be the son of a former NHL enforcer – his father was Warren.
Ian McCoshen
Ht/Wt: 6′ 2″/207 lbs
Position: D
Team: Waterloo (USHL)
McCoshen can play the role of shutdown defenseman, but also possesses first-rate offensive upside as shown by an outstanding season in the USHL. The Boston College recruit is a poised player and can play a physically menacing game.
Valentin Zykov
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/210 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
Don’t be fooled by Zykov’s nationality; he plays a North American brand of hockey. He is one of the biggest risers this season amongst the various draft rankings with a great season in the QMJHL. The Canucks help replenish their prospect coffers.
Nicolas Petan
Ht/Wt: 5′ 9″/165 lbs
Position: C
Team: Portland (WHL)
Though undersized, his explosive offensive ability is not. Bruins believe they can shelter him (if anyone can even catch him on the ice).
Laurent Dauphin
Ht/Wt: 6′ 0″/167 lbs
Position: C
Team: Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
The Habs nab the star of the CHL Top Prospects game; it doesn’t hurt that he hails from la belle province.
Morgan Klimchuk
Ht/Wt: 5’11″/175 lbs
Position: C
Team: Regina (WHL)
The Flames select another prospect they covet – and another hometown kid. Klimchuk is another elusive player who has an elite shot. He plays a very smart all-around game. Some will note Calgary has selected two sub-6’ forwards here in the first round. Fear not – Klimchuk can more than handle the physical rigors of the game.
Ryan Hartman
Ht/Wt: 5’11″/185 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Plymouth (OHL)
Ryan is a definite “Hart” and soul player, doing whatever it takes to win. He was an absolute force for Team USA at the 2013 World Juniors in Ufa, Russia. Hartman is one of those guys you hate to play against.
Anthony Duclair
Ht/Wt: 5’11″/180 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Quebec (QMJHL)
The Blackhawks could have went in many directions with this pick – they contemplated top goalie prospect Zach Fucale, American defenseman Steve Santini and forward Andre Burakowsky, but ultimately settle on Duclair despite his tumultuous season.
Duclair possesses excellent speed and skating ability – both he and Drouin trained with former retired figure skater Barb Underhill. He also has good offensive tools and athletic bloodlines – his uncle Farell Duclair is a former CFL fullback. What scouts have to figure out is if the suspension early in the New Year for indifferent play (along with Adam Erne) was an isolated incident or cause for future concern.
First Round Notes
#16 – Blue Jackets obtained Rangers’ 2013 1st round pick, Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and Artem Anisimov for Rick Nash, Steve Delisle and a conditional 3rd round pick (If Rangers make it to Cup finals, Blue Jackets keep pick).
#19 - Flames obtained Blues’ 2013 1st round pick, D Mark Cundari and G Reto Berra for D Jay Bouwmeester. The 2013 1st round pick could morph into a 2013 4th round pick and 2014 1st round pick if the Blues miss playoffs this year (a.k.a. Bouwmeester curse)
#21 - Sabres obtained ild’s 2013 1st round pick, 2014 2nd round pick, G Matt Hackett and LW Johan Larsson in exchange for Jason Pominville and a 2014 4th round pick.
#24 - Blue Jackets obtained Kings’ 2013 1st round pick (Blue Jackets decided not to use the pick in 2012) and Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter.
#28 - Flames obtained Penguins’s 2013 1st round pick, Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski in exchange for  Jarome Iginla.
*New Jersey must surrender their 1st round pick either in 2013 or 2014 as a punishment for circumventing the salary cap in the infamous Ilya Kovalchuk contract. (They also gave u[ their 2011 3rd round pick as well as $3 million.)
This article was originally published at The Hockey Writers.
Twitter: @ChrisRalphTHW
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Friday, April 12, 2013

2013 NHL Draft Rankings – War Room April Edition (Round 1: 1-30) via THW

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)
Hunter Shinkaruk
Hunter Shinkaruk (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

This is the last of four posts highlighting the top 120 prospects for this year’s entry draft in June in Newark, New Jersey – the NHL 2013 Draft Rankings: War Room April Edition.

Gangs of New Jersey

Here are some of the interesting stories and races to report on.
1. Movements
Well, there has been little movement in round one (compared with March Rankings) with the remainder of the playoffs and the World U18 Tournament in Sochi, Russia left in the season.
  • Hunter Shinkaruk moved  from 11th to 9th with a fine March:  7g 13pts -6
  • Anthony Mantha went up two spaces to 16th following his excellent  playoff  run so far:  7g 12pts +2
  • Ian McCoshen climbed three slots to 23rd as he rounds out the season in top form: Mar-13: 9g 7pts +1
2. The Race for Number One
Well, the race for number one is not over but that big horse on the blueline, Seth Jones, has a commanding lead coming around the final turn. However, those two young colts, Jonathan Drouin andNathan MacKinnon, are trying to claw at his lead by putting up two points per game in the playoffs so far. I think it will take an MVP performance and a Memorial Cup for one of the two main contenders to win the race. Keep your popcorn handy because the race is not over yet.
3. The Race to Be the Top London Knight
Max Domi had been in a race with Bo Horvat to see who was the top London Knight forward, but Max’s superior offensive skills and tenacity allowed him to gradually pull away from Bo. Now Max has pulled up just behind Nikita Zadorov who has started to slow in the stretch. Is there enough race left for Max to overtake him? Stay tuned to London Knights hockey for the results.

4.  The Race for Promotion to Round One
Last month, I had expected there would be quite a race for promotion to round one from those players I had ranked 31 to 40. However, that has proved not to be the case.
  • Morgan Klimchuck, Mirco Muller, Jason Dickinson and Keaton Thompson all are likely headed to the U18’s so still have a chance to make a big run for it on the world stage.
  • Madison Bowey, Chris Bigras and Anthony Duclair are still in the playoffs, but do not appear to have elevated their game enough to warrant promotion to round one at this time.
  • William Carrier and Eric Comrie are still injured and out for the season.
  • Zach Fucale is a goalie who I have not included in round one due to the glut of goalies in the NHL and those already in the pipeline. However, if he keeps performing like he has so far, he will likely rise to round one – Playoffs: 6g 0.67 GAA .961 SV%.
The player most likely to move up to round one seemed to move into the stretch out of nowhere (in fact, he just returned from injury) and wowed everyone with his playoff performance – the 6’7 behemoth blueliner, Samuel Morin of Rimouski, who looked positively Charaesque on the blueline, even on the powerplay. Samuel will likely be on Team Canada’s squad in Sochi. The other dark horse candidate to be in round one is Shea Theodore who is also headed to Sochi – gotta love the U18 Tournament.
5.  The Un-Race for Relegation to Round Two
The three most likely candidates for relegation to round two are:
  • Artturi Lehkonen – The issue here is size as Artturi  is only 5’10, 163 lb. So far, I have been able to talk myself into the fact that Artturi has not had the same off ice weight and strength regimens that North American players usually have so he is likely to be a late bloomer in terms of strength development. However, I could waver if three players from my round two rankings press real hard. Being able to tell which of the smaller players have what it takes to make it in the NHL is one of the most difficult assignments in terms of evaluating players. The fact that I am wavering means I am not certain I have got it right.
  • Andre Burakovsky – The issue here is results. Andre appears to have all the skills needed to be a first rounder but has not been able to translate those skills into results so far this year.  A strong U18s could change that and a not so strong U18s will likely relegate him to round two in my rankings.
  • Justin Bailey – This is my outlier choice who I believe will have a Brandon Saad like rejuvenation next year. Justin had a concussion earlier in the year and has not played to his skill level for the most part this year.

Historic Success Rate

The historic success rate for players ranked 1 to 15 is around 82% while rankings 16 to 30 carry a 76% success rate.

Other Rankings:

  • NHL – Combined rankings of the NHL’s mid-season 4 lists at the
  • Bob MacKenzie – Mid-season poll of NHL scouts at TSN
  • Chris Ralph – The Next Ones Top 100 Midterm Rankings at THW

Previous Posts in This Series

NHL 2013 Draft War Room Top 120 March Rankings (Round1 : 1-30)

(Stats as of April 9th, 2013)
1. Jones, Seth
  • Portland, WHL, D, R, 6’4, 206 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 1, Bob MacKenzie 1, Chris Ralph 3
  • Playoffs: 8g 6pts +5
  • YTD: 61g 56pts +46
  • Mar-13: 6g 8pts +7
  • Feb-13 14g 10pts +7
  • Jan-13: 10g 10pts +5
  • WJC U20: 7g 7pts +8
  • Video: Courtesy of
  • Halifax, QMJHL, LW, L, 5’11, 190 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings: NHL 3, Bob MacKenzie 3, Chris Ralph 1
  • Playoffs: 6g 12pts +9
  • YTD: 49g 105pts +48
  • Mar-13: 6g 11pts +5
  • Feb-13: 11g 28pts +11
  • Jan-13: 8g 18pts +11
  • WJC U20: 6g 4pts +4

·               Video: The Human Hockey Highlight Film

3. MacKinnon, Nathan
  • Halifax, QMJHL, C, R, 6’0, 182 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 2, Bob MacKenzie 2, Chris Ralph 2
  • Playoffs: 6g 12pts +7
  • YTD: 44g 75pts +40
  • Mar-13: 3g 6pts +3
  • Feb-13: 3g 4pts +1
  • Jan-13: 8g 13pts +8
  • WJC U20: 6g 1pt -1
  • Video: Courtesy of
4. Barkov, Aleksander
  • Tappara, Sm-liiga, C, L, 6’2, 205 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 4, Bob MacKenzie 4, Chris Ralph 4
  • Playoffs: 5g 4pts +3
  • YTD: 53g 48pts +18
  • WJC U20: 6g 7pts +2
  • Video: Courtesy of NorthernHockey.
5. Lindholm, Elias
  • Brynas, Elitserien, C, R, 6’0, 192 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 5, Bob MacKenzie 5, Chris Ralph 6
  • Playoffs: 4g 0pts -5
  • YTD: 48g 30pts +1
  • WJC U20: 6g 4 pts -1
  • Video: Courtesy of bigwhite06.
6. Monahan, Sean
  • OttawaOHL, C, L, 6’2, 193 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 6, Bob MacKenzie 6, Chris Ralph 7
  • YTD: 58g 78pts -18
  • Mar-13: 7g 8pts -3
  • Feb-13: 11g 16pts -4
  • Jan-13: 12g 13pts -12
  • Video: Courtesy of
7. Nurse, Darnell
  • Sault Ste. Marie, OHL, D, L, 6’5, 184 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 13, Bob MacKenzie 12, Chris Ralph 19
  • Playoffs: 6g 4pts -1
  • YTD: 68g  41pts +15
  • Mar-13: 8g 5pts -4
  • Feb-13: 11g 6pts +5
  • Jan-13: 11g 6pts +6
  • Video:
8. Nichushkin, Valeri
  • Chelyabinsk, KHL, C/W, L, 6’4, 196 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 11; Bob MacKenzie 10, Chris Ralph 10
  • Playoffs: 19g 8pts +5
  • YTD: 18g  6pts +6
  • WJC U20: 6g 2pts +5
  • 5 Nations: 4g 11pts
  • Video: Courtesy of hockeysemin.
9. Shinkaruk, Hunter
  • Medicine Hat, WHL, LW, L, 5’11, 175 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 7, Bob MacKenzie 8, Chris Ralph 5
  • Playoffs: 5g 4pts +3
  • YTD: 64g 86pts -13
  • Mar-13: 7g 13pts -6
  • Feb-13: 10g 11pts -1
  • Jan-13: 14g 17pts +0
  • Video:
10. Ristolainen, Rasmus
  • TPS, SM-liiga, D, R, 6’3, 205 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 8, Bob MacKenzie 7, Chris Ralph 15
  • YTD: 50g 32pts -7
  • WJC U20: 6g 6pts +5
  • Video: via Youtube
11. Zadorov, Nikita
  • London, OHL, D, L, 6’5, 1230 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 42, Bob MacKenzie 9, Chris Ralph 20
  • YTD: 63g 25pts +33
  • Playoffs: 6g 1pt +2
  • Mar-13: 8g 2pts -1
  • Feb-13: 11g 6pts +4
  • Jan-13: 10g 4pts +5
  • Video: Courtesy of

12. Domi, Max
  • London, OHL, C, L, 5’10, 194 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 31, Bob MacKenzie 18, Chris Ralph 13
  • Playoffs: 5g 8pts +6
  • YTD: 64g 87pts +33
  • Mar-13: 7g 11pts +7
  • Feb-13: 14g 19pts +10
  • Jan-13: 13g 26pts +11
  • Video: Courtesy of: nhlgirlxo.
13. Pulock, Ryan
  • Brandon, WHL, D, R, 6’1, 211 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 9, Bob MacKenzie 15, Chris Ralph 8
  • YTD: 61g 45pts -7
  • Mar-13: 8g 2pts +0
  • Feb-13: 12g 12pts -7
  • Jan-13: 8g 2pts -12
  • Video: Courtesy of sisch713.
14. Wennburg, Alexander
  • Djurgården, Allsvenskan, C, L, 6’1, 183 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 34, Bob MacKenzie 11, Chris Ralph 23
  • YTD: 43g 32pts +10
  • WJC U20: 6g 3pts +2
  • Video: Courtesy of bigwhite06.
15. Erne, Adam
  • Quebec, QMJHL, RW, L, 6’1, 198 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 18, Bob MacKenzie 16, Chris Ralph 12
  • Playoffs: 8g 9pts +3
  • YTD: 68g 72pts +11
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +4
  • Feb-13: 12g 7pts +0
  • Jan-13: 10g 9pts -3
  • Video: Courtesy of
16. Mantha, Anthony
  • Val d’Or, QMJHL, RW, L, 6’3, 200 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 14, Bob MacKenzie 17, Chris Ralph 11
  • Playoffs: 7g 12pts +2
  • YTD: 67g 89pts +21
  • Mar-13: 7g 7pts +2
  • Feb-13: 12g 23pts +1
  • Jan-13: 11g 14pts +4
  • Video: Courtesy of 7johnmoore.
17. Gauthier, Frederik
  • Rimouski, QMJHL, C, L, 6’4, 215 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 10, Bob MacKenzie 13, Chris Ralph 25
  • Playoffs: 6g 2pts +1
  • YTD: 62g 60pts +22
  • Mar-13: 7g 4pts -1
  • Feb-13: 12g 5pts -1
  • Jan-13: 10g 14pts +7
  • Video:
18. Zykov, Valentin
  • Baie-Comeau, QMJHL, RW, R, 6’1, 215 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 12, Bob MacKenzie 27, Chris Ralph 17
  • Playoffs: 7g 6pts +6
  • YTD: 67g 75pts +29
  • Mar-13:7g 5pts +6
  • Feb-13: 11g 8pts +0
  • Jan-13:12g 26pts +9
  • Video: via Youtube
19. Horvat, Bo
  • London, OHL, C/LW, L, 6’0, 203 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 20, Bob MacKenzie 19, Chris Ralph 21
  • Playoffs: 7g 4pts +5
  • YTD: 67g 61pts +3
  • Mar-13: 7g 3pts -3
  • Feb-13: 11g 11pts +2
  • Jan-13: 10g 13pts +3
  • Video: Courtesy of bigwhite06.
20. Lazar, Curtis
  • Edmonton, WHL, C/RW, R, 6’0, 198 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 36, Bob MacKenzie 25, Chris Ralph 14
  • Playoffs: 7g 4pts +1
  • YTD: 72g 61pts +25
  • Mar-13: 7g 9pts +3
  • Feb-13: 13g 14pts +4
  • Jan-13: 14g 11pts +8
  • Video: Courtesy of by
21. Morrissey, Josh
  • Prince Albert, WHL, D, L, 6’0, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 15, Bob MacKenzie 20, Chris Ralph 9
  • Playoffs: 4g 1pt -3
  • YTD: 70g 47pts +14
  • Mar-13: 8g 4pts +2
  • Feb-13: 13g 8pts -2
  • Jan-13: 12g 10pts -1
  • Video:
22. Rychel, Kerby
  • Windsor, OHL, LW, L, 6’1, 200 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 26, Bob MacKenzie 23, Chris Ralph 33
  • YTD: 60g 87pts -31
  • Mar-13: 7g 9pts -4
  • Feb-13: 12g 25pts -3
  • Jan-13: 11g 15pts -2
  • Video: Courtesy of JimKorn20.
23. McCoshen, Ian
  • Waterloo, USHL, D, L, 6’3, 207 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 29, Bob MacKenzie 32, Chris Ralph 36
  • YTD: 51g 42pts +32
  • Mar-13: 9g 7pts +1
  • Feb-13: 10g 8pts +3
  • Jan-13: 10g 9pts +4
  • Video: Courtesy of

24. Lehkonen, Artturi
  • KalPa, SM-liiga, LW, L, 5’10, 163 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings:  NHL 37, Bob MacKenzie 40, Chris Ralph 28
  • Playoffs: 4g 3pts -2
  • YTD: 45g 30pts +12
  • 5 Nations: 4g 5pts
  • WJC U20: 6g 4pts +5
  • Video: Courtesy of ThePullaboy.
25. Burakovsky, Andre
  • Malmo, Allsvenskan, LW, L, 6’1, 176 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 16, Bob MacKenzie 14, Chris Ralph 18
  • YTD: 43g 11pts -2
  • 5 Nations: 4g 3pts
  • Video: Courtesy of Frederik Arvebratt.
26. De La Rose, Jacob
  • Leksand, Elitserien, C/LW, L, 6’2, 183 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 21, Bob MacKenzie 26, Chris Ralph 43
  • YTD: 38g 12pts +8
  • 5 Nations: 4g 4pts
  • WJC U20: 6g 0pts +1
  • Video: Courtesy of bigwhite06.
27. Hartman, Ryan
  • Plymouth, OHL, RW, R, 5’11, 182 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 35, Bob MacKenzie 28, Chris Ralph 38
  • Playoffs: 6g 4pts +3
  • YTD: 56g 60pts +29
  • Mar-13: 4g 3pts +6
  • Feb-13: 13g 16pts +15
  • Jan-13: 7g 12pts +4
  • Dec-12: 7g 5pts -2
  • WJC U20: 7g 3pts +4
  • Video:
28. Compher, JT
  • USA NDP U18, USHL, C, R, 5’10, 179 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 28, Bob MacKenzie 30, Chris Ralph 26
  • YTD: 47g 42pts +9
  • Mar-13: 11g 14pts +0
  • Feb-13: 7g 7pts +1
  • Jan-13: 10g 11pts +3
  • Dec-12: 8g 3pts +2
  • 5 Nations: 4g 5pts +0
  • Video: Courtesy of USHL interactive.
29. Hagg, Robert
  • MODO, Elitserien, D, L, 6’2, 201 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 25, Bob MacKenzie 29, Chris Ralph 16
  • Playoffs: 1g 0pts +0
  • YTD: 27g 1pt -3
  • 5 Nations: 4g 3pts
  • WJC U20: 5g 2pts -1
  • Video: Courtesy of bigwhite06.
30. Bailey, Justin
  • Kitchener, OHL, C/RW, R, 6’3, 190 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 50; Bob MacKenzie 37, Chris Ralph 40
  • Playoffs: 8g 2pts -2
  • YTD: 57g 36pts +22
  • Mar-13: 8g 1pt -1
  • Feb-13: 11g 11pts +7
  • Jan-13: 12g 11pts +10
  • Video: Courtesy of Karen Buscaglia.

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