NEWARK, N.J. -- There wasn’t quite the flurry of trades Sunday involving big-league players at the 2013 NHL Draft like some pundits might have been predicting, but there was a surprising twist at the top of the draft and, for the second straight year, there was a bold move by the hosts.
The top four players selected were the four every draft expert projected, but very much in an unexpected order. Nathan MacKinnon became the seventh consecutive No. 1 pick to be a forward, and he will join the last top choice that wasn’t a forward, defenseman Erik Johnson, with the Colorado Avalanche.
With 211 selections made in one afternoon and evening at Prudential Center, who were the most intriguing teams on draft day? Here’s seven clubs that, either through picks, trades or contract extensions, delivered the intrigue on a busy day in Newark.