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Steven Hoffner's 2013 Mock Draft

Friday, 04.26.2013 / 11:00 AM

NOTE: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final.

1. Florida - Seth Jones, D, Portland (WHL)

Excellent vision and plays smart; could be an NHL star for the next 15 years

2. Colorado - Jonathan Drouin, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)

He plays bigger than his 5-foot-10.5, 186-pound frame; the best player in the draft

3. Tampa Bay - Nathan MacKinnon, C, Halifax (QMJHL)

Awesome skater with a tremendous work ethic; he'll be an elite player

4. Nashville - Hunter Shinkaruk, C/LW, Medicine Hat (WHL)

Predators need goals, so this speedy forward with an outstanding shot would be a perfect pick

5. Carolina - Darnell Nurse, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Big blueliner climbed rapidly in final rankings and rightly so thanks to well-rounded skill set

6. Edmonton - Robert Hagg, D, Modo Jr. (SWE-JR.)

Big Swedish blueliner isn't afraid to throw the body and has a great shot from the point

7. Calgary - Aleksander Barkov, C, Tappara (FIN)

The next Finnish Flash; has exciting skills and could contribute soon

8. Philadelphia - Ryan Pulock, D, Brandon (WHL)

Booming shot from the point and solid physical game makes him a top-10 pick

9. Buffalo - Zachary Fucale, G, Halifax (QMJHL)

The top goalie in this year's draft, all he does is win; eventual replacement for Ryan Miller

10. New Jersey - Sean Monahan, C, Ottawa (OHL)

One of the best forwards in the draft, he put up solid numbers on a rebuilding squad this season

11. Phoenix - Valeri Nichushkin, RW, Chelyabinsk (RUS)

Big Russian who uses his size and skill to score; reminiscent of a young Jordan Staal

12. Dallas - Anthony Mantha, RW, Val-d'Or (QMJHL)

Big power forward talented offensively; has NHL-ready size and great hands

13. Detroit - Elias Lindholm, C, Brynas (SWE)

High-end finesse Swedish skater has the makings of another Nicklas Backstrom

14. Winnipeg - Ryan Hartman, RW, Plymouth (OHL)

A raw talent who moved up in final rankings; mean and a deceptive goal-scorer

15. Columbus - Frederik Gauthier, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)

Not flashy, but scouts really have been impressed by the two-way forward

16. Columbus (from NY Rangers) - Mirco Mueller, D, Everett (WHL)

Big Swiss blueliner was mentored this season by Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray

17. Ottawa - Max Domi, C/LW, London (OHL)

Has great hands and speed; could help a Senators team that needs offense

18. Buffalo (from Minnesota) - Shea Theodore, D, Seattle (WHL)

Point-producing defenseman can move the puck

19. NY Islanders - Adam Erne, LW, Quebec (QMJHL)

Shows great speed and will to win; makes things happen almost every shift

20. Washington - Nikita Zadorov, D, London (OHL)

It's hard to overlook this massive (6-5.25, 221) Russian-born blue-line presence

21. Toronto - Kerby Rychel, LW, Windsor (OHL)

Scoring 40 goals this season is pretty good for tough prodigy -- dad Warren is Stanley Cup champion

22. Calgary (from St. Louis) - Joshua Morrissey, D, Prince Albert (WHL)

Calgary native has lots of offensive upside

23. San Jose - Ian McCoshen, D, Waterloo (USHL)

Solid season for Waterloo; one of the best American-born players in this year's draft

24. Columbus (from Los Angeles) - Bo Horvat, C, London (OHL)

Bo knows hockey -- strong two-way forward has versatility to his game

25. Vancouver - Nicolas Petan, C, Portland (WHL)

Needs to get bigger, but had a tremendous season with 120 points in 70 games

26. Montreal - Jordan Subban, D, Belleville (OHL)

Can't help but think older brother P.K. has his fingerprints on this selection

27. Boston - JT Compher, LW, USA U-18 (USHL)

Lots of upside to this highly skilled American-born forward

28. Anaheim - Andre Burakovsky, LW, Malmo (SWE-2)

Needs to get bigger, but Swedish forward is an offensive threat who finishes well

29. Calgary (from Pittsburgh) - Curtis Lazar, C/RW, Edmonton (WHL)

Finished the season strong; led the Oil Kings in goals with 38

30. Chicago - Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

Made smooth adjustment to North American ice by scoring 40 goals in his first QMJHL season

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