Seth Jones Catches Nathan MacKinnon In The 2013 NHL Draft January Consensus

Derek Zona
January 16 2013 08:07PM


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One is a tall, lanky defenseman who skates like the wind, hits like a train and handles the puck like no other defenseman in the draft in the last few years.  The other is a short, stocky forward, who skates like the wind, attacks like Taylor Hall and fills the scoresheet like no forward in the draft since...Taylor Hall. Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon are running away with the 2013 draft rankings, and while MacKinnon holds a slight edge, it's essentially a dead heat.

The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzie, Future Considerations, ISS, Ryan Kennedy, Craig Button, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, and The Scouting Report.  Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie's rankings carry the most weight as he's the most accurate prognosticator in the group.

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Pos   Name   DOB   HT   WT   L/R   Team  
1 F Nathan MacKinnon 9/1/95 5'11 180 R Halifax Moosehead
2 D Seth Jones 11/3/94 6'3 205 R Portland Winterhawks
3 F Aleksander Barkov 9/2/95 6'2 205 L Tappara
4 F Sean Monahan 10/12/94 6'2 180 R Ottawa 67s
5 F Elias Lindholm 12/2/94 6' 183 R Brynas
6 F Jonathan Drouin 3/27/95 5'11 180 L Halifax Moosehead
7 D Rasmus Ristolainen 10/27/94 6'3 210 R TPS Turku
8 F Hunter Shinkaruk 11/13/94 5'10 170 L Medicine Hat Tigers
9 D Ryan Pulock 10/6/94 6' 195 R Brandon Wheat Kings
10 F Valeri Nichushkin 3/4/95 6'3 180 R Chelyabinsk
11 F Curtis Lazar 2/2/95 6' 190 R Edmonton Oil Kings
12 F Adam Erne 4/20/95 6' 200 L Quebec Remparts
13 D Josh Morrissey 3/28/95 6' 185 L Prince Albert Raiders
14 D Nikita Zadorov 4/16/95 6'4 205 L London Knights
15 D Robert Hagg 2/8/95 6'2 201 L MODO
16 F Kerby Rychel 10/7/94 6'1 185 L Windsor Spitfires
17 D Darnell Nurse 2/4/95 6'4 185 L Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
18 F Andre Burakovsky 2/9/95 6'1 175 L Malmo
19 F Max Domi 3/2/95 5'9 185 L London Knights
20 G Zach Fucale 5/28/95 6' 170 L Halifax Moosehead
21 F J.T. Compher 4/8/95 6' 170 R USNT
22 F Jacob De la Rose 5/20/95 6'2 185 F Leksand
23 F Anthony Mantha 9/16/94 6'4 180 L Val - D'or
24 F Frederik Gauthier 4/26/95 6'1 210 L Rimouski Oceanic
25 F Artturi Lehkonen 7/4/95 5'10 163 L TPS Turku
26 F Anthony Duclair 7/26/95 6' 160 L Quebec Remparts
27 F Bo Horvat 4/5/95 6' 195 L London Knights
28 F Jason Dickinson 7/4/95 6'2 179 L Guelph Storm
29 F Ryan Hartman 9/20/94 5'11 185 R Plymouth Whalers
30 D Steve Santini 3/7/95 6'2 205 R USNT
31 F Ryan Kujawinski 3/30/95 6'2 180 L Kingston Frontenacs
32 F Alexander Wennberg 9/22/95 6'1 174 L Djurgarden
33 F Morgan Klimchuk 3/2/95 5'11 174 L Regina Pats
34 D Ian McCoshen 8/5/95 6'3 205 L Waterloo Blackhawks
35 F Valentin Zykov 5/15/95 6' 210 R Baie Comeau
36 D Keaton Thompson 9/14/95 6'1 170 L USNT
37 F Pavel Buchnevich 4/17/95 6' 165 l Almaz Cherepovets
38 D Madison Bowey 4/22/95 6'1 195 R Kelowna Rockets
39 D Shea Theodore 9/3/95 6'2 182 L Seattle Thunderbirds
40 F Hudson Fasching 7/28/95 6'3 208 R USNT
41 G Eric Comrie 7/6/95 6'1 175 L Tri City Americans
42 F William Carrier 12/20/94 6' 195 L Cape Breton
43 F Connor Hurley 9/15/95 6'1 175 L Edina High School
44 G Spencer Martin 6/8/95 6'2 192 L Mississauga (OHL)
45 F Stephen Harper 3/25/95 6'2 202 L Erie Otters
46 D Mike Downing 5/19/95 6'3 190 L Dubuque Fighting Saints
47 D Eric Roy 10/24/94 6'3 190 L Brandon Wheat Kings
48 D Samuel Morin 7/12/95 6'5 184 L Rimouski Oceanic
49 F Anton Slepyshev 5/13/94 6'2 194 R Novokuznetsk
50 D Linus Arnesson 9/21/94 6'2 180 L Djurgarden

Rising:

  • Halifax's Jonathan Drouin's early season tear has him just five spots below his teammate MacKinnon.
  • London's Max Domi is up to #19 after beginning the season #23.  I still find myself rooting against him because of his father.
  • Val-D'Or's Anthony Mantha is up to #23 after starting the season #43.
  • Valentin Zykov has come from off of the charts to #35.  He's an import playing in the Q, but by all accounts, he could be a first-round pick when June rolls around.

Trends:

  • This is shaping up to be one of the strongest drafts for the QMJHL in recent years.  Seven top 30 picks would represent the most since 1998.
  • This is going to be yet another interesting draft for Russian players.  They're all over the top 50, but the KHL is likely to scare NHL teams away from those players.
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Zykov's fascinating. In a ridiculously strong year for the Q, he's 5th in draft-eligible PPG.

One guy not on here who probably will be next time is Nic Petan. He'll get a big bounce for his Top Prospects game performance, but he was already the dub's top scorer (also, for the little it's worth: +46 through 43 games).

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