2013 NHL Mock Draft - Florida Gets Jones, MacKinnon To The Avs

Derek Zona
April 14 2013 07:26AM

Nathan MacKinnon
MacKinnon, Duchene, Landeskog - the young Avs will be impressive.
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The top of the draft order is beginning to take shape.  The Southeast Division (which will no longer exist after the draft) is set to snag 3 of the top 5 picks and three Canadian teams might be drafting in the top 10.

The mock draft uses the NHLNumbers Predictive Model and the NHL Numbers Consensus Top 100 List for the picks.  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.

Pick Team Selection Pos Current Team Ht, Wt
1 Florida Seth Jones D Portland Winterhawks 6'3, 215
2 Colorado Nathan MacKinnon F Halifax Moosehead 5'11, 180
3 Calgary Jonathan Drouin F Halifax Moosehead 5'11, 180
4 Carolina Aleksander Barkov F Tappara 6'2, 205
5 Tampa Bay Valeri Nichushkin F Chelyabinsk 6'4, 198
6 Nashville Elias Lindholm F Brynas 6', 183
7 Philadelphia Sean Monahan F Ottawa 67s 6'2, 180
8 Buffalo Darnell Nurse D Soo Greyhounds 6'4, 185
9 Edmonton Hunter Shinkaruk F Medicine Hat Tigers 5'10, 170
10 Winnipeg Rasmus Ristolainen D TPS Turku 6'3, 210
11 New Jersey Nikita Zadorov D London Knights 6'4, 225
12 Phoenix Ryan Pulock D Brandon Wheat Kings 6', 195
13 Columbus Adam Erne F Quebec Remparts 6', 200
14 Dallas Josh Morrissey D Prince Albert Raiders 6', 185
15 Detroit Max Domi F London Knights 5'9, 185
16 NY Islanders Curtis Lazar F Edmonton Oil Kings 6', 190
17 Columbus Anthony Mantha F Val - D'or 6'4, 180
18 Buffalo Frederik Gauthier F Rimouski Oceanic 6'1, 210
19 Ottawa Bo Horvat F London Knights 6', 195
20 San Jose Alexander Wennberg F Djurgarden 6'1, 174
21 Calgary Kerby Rychel F Windsor Spitfires 6'1, 185
22 Toronto Robert Hagg D MODO 6'2, 201
23 Columbus Andre Burakovsky F Malmo 6'1, 175
24 Boston Artturi Lehkonen F TPS Turku 5'10, 163
25 Washington Jason Dickinson F Guelph Storm 6'2, 179
26 Vancouver Morgan Klimchuk F Regina Pats 5'11, 174
27 Anaheim Steve Santini D USNT 6'3, 205
28 Montreal Valentin Zykov F Baie Comeau 6', 210
29 Calgary J.T. Compher F USNT 6', 170
30 Chicago Ryan Hartman F Plymouth Whalers 5'11, 185

Three teams have multiple picks in the first round:

  • Columbus gets Adam Erne with their own pick, Anthony Mantha with the Rangers pick, and Andre Burakovsky with the Kings pick.  That's quite the forward haul.
  • Calgary gets Jonathan Drouin with their own pick, Kirby Rychel with St. Louis' pick and J.T. Compher with the Penguins pick.
  • Buffalo gets Darnell Nurse with their own pick and Frederik Gauthier with the Wild's pick.

The draft makes sense through the early picks, but my guess is there's no way the Flyers pass on Darnell Nurse, leaving Sean Monahan for the Sabres.

It would also be difficult for the Oilers to pass on both Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov, leaving Hunter Shinkaruk for the Jets.

The Jets will be picking through a group of talented defensemen:  Nurse, Ristolainen, Zadorov, Ryan Pulock, and Josh Morrissey.

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