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Adam Kimelman's 2013 Mock Draft

by Adam Kimelman /

Mock drafts agree on top pick -- and that's it

Related mock drafts: Mike G. Morreale | Steven Hoffner
NOTE: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final.
1 FLA Seth Jones, D,
Portland (WHL)
Panthers make first pick a franchise defenseman who can anchor their blue line for a decade or more
2 COL Nathan MacKinnon, C,
Halifax (QMJHL)
Most offensively gifted player in the draft would give Avs nice depth down the middle to go with Duchene and O'Reilly
3 TBL Aleksander Barkov, C,
Tappara (FIN)
Excelling against men in top Finnish pro league and won't turn 18 until September
4 NSH Jonathan Drouin, LW,
Halifax (QMJHL)
Dynamic offensive performer was named MVP, best pro prospect in QMJHL this season
5 CAR Valeri Nichushkin, RW, Chelyabinsk (RUS) Talented power forward met every challenge thrown his way; helped Russia win bronze at WJC, earned promotion to KHL
6 EDM Sean Monahan, C,
Ottawa (OHL)
Solid all-round player fills an area the Oilers struggled to find depth in this season
7 CGY Hunter Shinkaruk, C/LW, Medicine Hat (WHL) Versatile forward excelled while being the target of every team he faced
8 PHI Rasmus Ristolainen, D,
Big, tough, nasty blueliner is something the Flyers have needed since Chris Pronger left the lineup
9 BUF Darnell Nurse, D,
Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Fast-rising blueliner comes from an athletic family -- dad played in the CFL, uncle is Donovan McNabb
10 NJD Shea Theodore, D,
Seattle (WHL)
Sturdy blueliner has developed nicely into a two-way threat
11 PHX Elias Lindholm, C,
Brynas (SWE)
Playmaker with great skating ability and vision already excelling in Swedish Elite League
12 DAL Ryan Pulock, D,
Brandon (WHL)
Talented offensive-minded blueliner had 45 points in 61 games despite missing time with a facial injury
13 DET Frederik Gauthier, C, Rimouski (QMJHL) Big, talented center can put up points, and is equally well-regarded for his 200-foot game
14 WPG Anthony Mantha, RW, Val-d'Or (QMJHL) Big, strong and talented, would give Jets another power forward to match with Evander Kane
15 CBJ Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Skilled with the puck, but also able to use size and strength to his advantage
16 CBJ
(From NYR)
Mirco Mueller, D,
Everett (WHL)
Swiss-born blueliner could be reunited in Columbus with Everett defense partner Ryan Murray
17 OTT Ryan Hartman, RW, Plymouth (OHL) Versatile power forward can play a skilled game or a nasty one; played big role in U.S. winning WJC gold
18 BUF
(From MIN)
Zachary Fucale, G,
Halifax (QMJHL)
Sabres look to the post-Ryan Miller era by selecting draft's top goaltender
19 NYI Nikita Zadorov, D,
London (OHL)
Isles drafted seven blueliners last year, but giant Russian (6-5.25, 221) is too talented to let pass
20 WSH Andre Burakovsky, LW, Malmo (SWE-2) Another talented young forward for the Capitals to add to their prospect base
21 TOR Zach Nastasiuk, RW,
Owen Sound (OHL)
Promising forward keeps improving -- 20-goal scorer in the regular season now leads Attack in playoff scoring
22 CGY
(From STL)
Robert Hagg, D,
Modo Jr. (SWE-JR.)
Talented blueliner opened eyes with strong WJC for Sweden, and play stayed strong all season
23 SJS Ian McCoshen, D,
Waterloo (USHL)
Two-way defenseman can skate well, and at 6-2.25 and 205 pounds, physical play won't be a problem
24 CBJ
(From LAK)
Kerby Rychel, LW,
Windsor (OHL)
A good mix of skill and nastiness; a playmaker that's also good in the faceoff circle
25 VAN Bo Horvat, C,
London (OHL)
Gritty power forward skates hard, is aggressive offensively and wins battles at the net for loose pucks
26 MTL Max Domi, C/LW,
London (OHL)
Tie Domi's son has the same feistiness as his father, but a ton more skill
27 BOS Samuel Morin, D,
Rimouski (QMJHL)
Giant blueliner (6-6.25, 202) has learned how to use his size to his advantage
28 ANA Adam Erne, LW,
Quebec (QMJHL)
High-end offensive player not afraid to play physical if needed
29 CGY
(From PIT)
Eric Comrie, G,
Tri-City (WHL)
Hip surgery shortened season, but talent level remains high; should be ready for start of next season
30 CHI Joshua Morrissey, D,
Prince Albert (WHL)
Fits Hawks' mold of high-skill, offensive-minded blueliners; good at controlling pace of play

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