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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Seth Jones and Hunter Shinkaruk

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
In his first WHL season, Seth Jones took the league by storm tallying 56 points (14 goals, 42 assists) in 61 games. He helped Portland win the WHL title and also earned a gold medal as the youngest member of Team USA at the World Junior Championship.
Pos. D Shoots R
Ht. 6'4" Born 10/3/1995
Wt. 205 Hometown Plano, TX
Seth Jones

Portland Winterhawks, WHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Portland 61 14 42 56 33
BJ MacDonald, NHL Central Scouting
“Seth is a big, rangy defenseman who has a nice command of his shifts. He has the ability to be a game-changer because he has good instincts and awareness. He’s an underrated passer, possesses solid one-on-one play and can skate the puck out of danger at any time. He’s already the complete package, but I get the feeling he still has another gear to go to.”

Hunter Shinkaruk just finished his third WHL season and tallied well over a point-per-game for the second consecutive time. With 86 points (37 goals, 49 assists) in 64 games, the Medicine Hat captain was second on the club in scoring. In the postseason, he notched six points (three goals, three assists) in eight games.

Pos. C Shoots L
Ht. 5'10" Born 10/13/1994
Wt. 181 Hometown Calgary, AB
Hunter Shinkaruk
Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Medicine Hat 64 37 49 86 44
Peter Sullivan, NHL Central Scouting
“As soon as he touches the puck, people in the stands want to stand up and say, 'Here he goes.' This kid is really exciting to watch. As soon as he touches the puck you go, ‘Wow, this is great."
Doug Weight, Islanders Assistant Coach and Sr. Advisor to the General Manager

Drafted: 1990: NY Rangers (2nd round, 34th overall)

"I had a camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota, obviously prior to cell phones. I was ranked 13th and I sat in a bar with all the guys watching and waited and waited. Unfortunately I didn't go in the first round and I headed to practice. After practice I found out when I called my father and he told me I went 34th to New York. The draft wasn't as big of a deal as it is now and it wasn't like you were coming back to your stall with 15 messages left on your phone."
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, will break down prospects from different leagues.

Monday: Europe
Tuesday: NCAA/USHL
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League
Click here for the 2013 Draft Central archive.
Seth Jones and Hunter Shinkaruk are the top two ranked WHL skaters available at the 2013 NHL Draft.
1.  Colorado Avalanche
2.  Florida Panthers
3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
4.  Nashville Predators
5.  Carolina Hurricanes
6.  Calgary Flames
7.  Edmonton Oilers
8.  Buffalo Sabres
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
Round 1: 15th overall
Round 3: 75th overall
Round 4: 105th overall
Round 5: 135th overall
Round 6: 165th overall
Round 7: 195th overall
2011 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Ryan Strome (1st round, 5th overall)
Scott Mayfield (2nd round, 34th overall)
Johan Sundstrom (2nd round, 50th overall)
Andrey Pedan (3rd round, 63rd overall)
Robbie Russo (4th round, 95th overall)
Johan Persson (5th round, 125th overall)
Brenden Kichton (5th round, 127th overall)
Mitchell Theoret (7th round, 185th overall)

2012 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Griffin Reinhart (1st round, 4th overall)
Ville Pokka (2nd round, 34th overall)
Adam Pelech (3rd round, 65th overall)
Loic Leduc (4th round, 103rd overall)
Doyle Somerby (5th round, 125th overall)
Jesse Graham (6th round, 155th overall)
Jake Bischoff (7th round, 185th overall)

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