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Steven Hoffner's 2013 Mock Draft @NHL

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

Related mock drafts: Adam Kimelman | Mike G. Morreale
NOTE: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final.
1 FLA Seth Jones, D,
Portland (WHL)
Excellent vision and plays smart; could be an NHL star for the next 15 years
2 COL Jonathan Drouin, LW, Halifax (QMJHL) He plays bigger than his 5-foot-10.5, 186-pound frame; the best player in the draft
3 TBL Nathan MacKinnon, C, Halifax (QMJHL) Awesome skater with a tremendous work ethic; he'll be an elite player
4 NSH Hunter Shinkaruk, C/LW, Medicine Hat (WHL) Predators need goals, so this speedy forward with an outstanding shot would be a perfect pick
5 CAR Darnell Nurse, D,
Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Big blueliner climbed rapidly in final rankings and rightly so thanks to well-rounded skill set
6 EDM Robert Hagg, D,
Modo Jr. (SWE-JR.)
Big Swedish blueliner isn't afraid to throw the body and has a great shot from the point
7 CGY Aleksander Barkov, C, Tappara (FIN) The next Finnish Flash; has exciting skills and could contribute soon
8 PHI Ryan Pulock, D,
Brandon (WHL)
Booming shot from the point and solid physical game makes him a top-10 pick
9 BUF Zachary Fucale, G,
Halifax (QMJHL)
The top goalie in this year's draft, all he does is win; eventual replacement for Ryan Miller
10 NJD Sean Monahan, C,
Ottawa (OHL)
One of the best forwards in the draft, he put up solid numbers on a rebuilding squad this season
11 PHX Valeri Nichushkin, RW, Chelyabinsk (RUS) Big Russian who uses his size and skill to score; reminiscent of a young Jordan Staal
12 DAL Anthony Mantha, RW, Val-d'Or (QMJHL) Big power forward talented offensively; has NHL-ready size and great hands
13 DET Elias Lindholm, C,
Brynas (SWE)
High-end finesse Swedish skater has the makings of another Nicklas Backstrom
14 WPG Ryan Hartman, RW, Plymouth (OHL) A raw talent who moved up in final rankings; mean and a deceptive goal-scorer
15 CBJ Frederik Gauthier, C, Rimouski (QMJHL) Not flashy, but scouts really have been impressed by the two-way forward
16 CBJ
(From NYR)
Mirco Mueller, D,
Everett (WHL)
Big Swiss blueliner was mentored this season by Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray
17 OTT Max Domi, C/LW,
London (OHL)
Has great hands and speed; could help a Senators team that needs offense
18 BUF
(From MIN)
Shea Theodore, D,
Seattle (WHL)
Point-producing defenseman can move the puck
19 NYI Adam Erne, LW,
Quebec (QMJHL)
Shows great speed and will to win; makes things happen almost every shift
20 WSH Nikita Zadorov, D,
London (OHL)
It's hard to overlook this massive (6-5.25, 221) Russian-born blue-line presence
21 TOR Kerby Rychel, LW,
Windsor (OHL)
Scoring 40 goals this season is pretty good for tough prodigy -- dad Warren is Stanley Cup champion
22 CGY
(From STL)
Joshua Morrissey, D,
Prince Albert (WHL)
Calgary native has lots of offensive upside
23 SJS Ian McCoshen, D,
Waterloo (USHL)
Solid season for Waterloo; one of the best American-born players in this year's draft
24 LAK
(From LAK)
Bo Horvat, C,
London (OHL)
Bo knows hockey -- strong two-way forward has versatility to his game
25 VAN Nicolas Petan, C,
Portland (WHL)
Needs to get bigger, but had a tremendous season with 120 points in 70 games
26 MTL Jordan Subban, D, Belleville (OHL) Can't help but think older brother P.K. has his fingerprints on this selection
27 BOS JT Compher, LW,
Lots of upside to this highly skilled American-born forward
28 ANA Andre Burakovsky, LW, Malmo (SWE-2) Needs to get bigger, but Swedish forward is an offensive threat who finishes well
29 CGY
(From PIT)
Curtis Lazar, C/RW, Edmonton (WHL) Finished the season strong; led the Oil Kings in goals with 38
30 CHI Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Made smooth adjustment to North American ice by scoring 40 goals in his first QMJHL season

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