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A look at the 2013 NHL Draft by the numbers

Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 10:29 PM / 2013 NHL Draft

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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A look at the 2013 NHL Draft by the numbers
NHL.com columnist John Kreiser takes a look at the 2013 NHL Draft by the numbers.

The 2013 NHL Draft is history -- and teams will now begin working to help turn the 211 talented youngsters they've chosen into actual NHL players.

Here are some of the key numbers from this year's selection process:

0 -- Goaltenders selected in the first round -- the second time in three years that none of the top 30 players picked were goalies. Zach Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads was the first goaltender taken when the Montreal Canadiens selected him in the second round (No. 36). In all, 20 goaltenders were chosen.

1 -- Teams that did not have a pick in the first two rounds. The New York Rangers became the last team to make a selection when they took Adam Tambellini with the fourth pick in the third round (No. 65). The Rangers had traded their first-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Rick Nash last summer and their second-round choice to the San Jose Sharks for forward Ryane Clowe in April.

2 -- Consecutive years in which players from the same team were taken in the top three picks. Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads went to the Colorado Avalanche with the first pick in the draft; his teammate, Jonathan Drouin, went to the Tampa Bay Lightning with the third pick. Nail Yakupov (Edmonton) and Alex Galchenyuk (Montreal) of the Sarnia Sting went first and third in 2012.

3 -- Consecutive first-round picks by the Phoenix Coyotes who are sons of retired NHL players. The Coyotes took London Knights forward Max Domi, son of Tie Domi, with the 12th pick this year after taking Phillip Samuelsson in 2012 and Connor Murphy in 2011.

4 -- Picks by the Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues, the fewest of any of the 30 teams. The Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs were next with five selections.

5 -- Draft picks acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for two of the players who combined for the Stanley Cup-winning six days ago. The Blackhawks got three picks (one in 2014) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for center Dave Bolland, who scored the Cup-winner. They got two choices from the Winnipeg Jets for forward Michal Frolik, who assisted on the goal.

8 -- Years since a player from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League had been taken with the first pick before the Avalanche selected MacKinnon. Before this year, the last QMJHL player to go No. 1 was Sidney Crosby. MacKinnon and Crosby both come from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, and they both played prep school hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's.

9 -- Defensemen taken in the first round, led by Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks at No. 4. Eight of the defensemen taken were among the first 18 players chosen.

11 -- Picks by the Buffalo Sabres, who wound up with more choices than anyone else. Five of those came in the first two rounds -- the Sabres had picks No. 8 and 16 in the opening round, then had the 35th, 38th and 52nd choices in the second round.

12 -- Countries that had at least one player chosen in the draft. Latvia and Norway were the only ones that had a single player chosen.

13 -- Differential, in inches, between the tallest player drafted (6-foot-7 defenseman Keegan Kanzig, by Calgary) and the two shortest players (5-foot-7 centers Anthony Louis, by the Chicago Blackhawks, and Taylor Cammarata, by the New York Islanders). Kanzig (241 pounds) was the heaviest; Louis (listed at 155 pounds, one pound less than Cammarata) was the lightest.

22 -- Players from the Canadian Hockey League chosen in the first round. Seven others came from European leagues and one (Michael McCarron, No. 25 to Montreal) played in the United States Hockey League in 2012-13.

50 -- Goals scored this season by Andrew Mantha, the first-round pick (No. 20) by the Detroit Red Wings. Mantha, who played for Val D'Or in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, was the only draft-eligible player to hit the 50-goal mark in the 2012-13 season.

96 – Canadian-born players selected in the draft, 45.5 percent of the 211 players chosen. The United States was next with 57 (27.0 percent); the other 58 were born in Europe, led by Sweden with 23.

208 -- Pick used by the New Jersey Devils to take Anthony Brodeur -- a selection announced by his father, Martin Brodeur. Anthony, a goaltender at Shattuck St-Mary's, was taken 188 places later than his father was selected in the 1990 draft.

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