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Eastern Conference Scout Mock Draft

Thursday, 04.04.2013 / 9:00 AM / 2013 NHL Draft

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Eastern Conference Scout Mock Draft
Eastern Conference Scout Mock 2013 Draft.

NHL scouts agree -- Jones will be No. 1 pick

Related mock draft: Western Conference Scout Mock Draft
Note: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final.
ORDER TEAM PLAYER SKINNY
1 FLA Seth Jones, D,
Portland (WHL)
A big stud defenseman that every team covets; a stabilizing influence on the back end.
2 CBJ Nathan MacKinnon, C,
Halifax (QMJHL)
An explosive skater with an impressive combination of speed and skill.
3 BUF Jonathan Drouin, LW,
Halifax (QMJHL)
Quick and creative offensive talent with quick-strike snipe ability.
4 TBL Aleksander Barkov, C, Tappara (FIN) Big Finn plays a mature game. He's already racked up impressive numbers in top Finnish league.
5 COL Valeri Nichushkin, RW, Chelyabinsk 2 (RUS-JR.) Big Russian is a dominant offensive force with outstanding skill; reminds one of Evgeni Malkin.
6 CGY Sean Monahan, C,
Ottawa (OHL)
An intelligent playmaking center, he's a great set-up man who creates opportunities for his linemates with a finishing touch.
7 PHI Rasmus Ristolainen, D,
TPS (Finland)
Defender from Finland is big, strong and nasty -- a fit for the Flyers.
8 CBJ Darnell Nurse, D,
Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
A smooth-skating, hard-hitting blueliner with great size.
9 EDM Nikita Zadorov, D,
London (OHL)
An imposing physical presence who makes his presence felt; he hits to hurt.
10 NYI Elias Lindholm, C,
Brynas (SWE)
A skilled, smooth-skating Swede who brings high energy and effort every shift.
11 DAL Alexander Wennberg, C, Djurgarden (SWE-2) A versatile Swede with a well-rounded, two-way game.
12 NSH Max Domi, C/LW,
London (OHL)
Compact skill package with speed and high hockey IQ; would be a fan favorite in Nashville.
13 WPG Ryan HartmanRW, Plymouth (OHL) Physical, aggressive forward who hits hard, contributes offensively and is no fun to play against.
14 SJS Mirco Mueller, D, Everett (WHL) Smart, puck-moving Swiss blueliner is a poised and confident puck handler; reliable defender.
15 MIN Adam Erne, LW,
Quebec (QMJHL)
Hard-rock forward is tough to knock off the puck and plays a pro-style game.
16 CBJ
(From NYR)
Anthony Mantha, RW, Val-D'Or (QMJHL) Big forward with a natural scoring touch and a finisher for the Jackets.
17 DET Joshua MorrisseyD,
Prince Albert (WHL)
Slick puck-mover who plays an efficient game; would fit with Wings' patient development style.
18 PHX Hunter Shinkaruk, C/LW, Medicine Hat (WHL) Dynamic sniper with deceptive speed and a quick release.
19 STL
(belongs to Flames if Blues make playoffs)
Kerby Rychel, LW,
Windsor (OHL)
Power forward is an intense competitor and proven goal scorer.
20 VAN Bo Horvat, C,
London (OHL)
Strong, powerful, versatile two-way performer is a load for defenders to handle.
21 CBJ
(From LAK)
Ryan PulockD,
Brandon (WHL)
Rushing defenseman owns the hardest shot in the draft; heavy bomb yields rebounds and goals.
22 NJD Robert HaggD,
Modo Jr. (SWE-JR.)
Size and tools; big Swede is a solid two-way defender who would look good on Devils' blue line.
23 TOR Jacob de La Rose, LW, Leksand (SWE-2) High-energy forward plays a hard-nosed physical game; heart-and-soul type, leads by example.
24 CAR Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Big, powerful Russian is strong on the puck and can pull the trigger quickly.
25 OTT Curtis Lazar, C/RW, Edmonton (WHL) Speedy center has started to score after a slow start.
26 BOS Andre Burakovsky, LW, Malmo (SWE-2) Skilled Swede is deceptively quick and can generate offense.
27 CGY
(From PIT)
Madison Bowey, D,
Kelowna (WHL)
Mobile, rushing defenseman likes to join the attack; has solid puck skills and a good shot.
28 MTL Justin BaileyRW,
Kitchener (OHL)
Fleet-footed forward with a big shot; not yet the sum of his parts, but has significant upside.
29 ANA Chris BigrasD,
Owen Sound (OHL)
Smart, skilled defender makes good decisions and few mistakes; quietly efficient and effective.
30 CHI Frederik Gauthier, C, Rimouski (QMJHL) Huge center distributes the puck well and plays solid defensively; would add to Senators' depth.