Sunday, June 30th, 2013… Draft Day

by Jason Banks on June 30, 2013

 

 

Hey all Dobber Network fans,

 

This will be my first attempt at a ‘Ramblings’ and I’ve picked a large stage to do it! Today, all you will see here is any draft coverage, updates, news ect. on prospects, hopefully as it happens. You can go elsewhere to get applets to give you info, you can follow twitter for small news, but here today will hopefully be your one stop shop for everything prospect related on the draft and updated picks in an easy user friendly format.

 

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“On behalf of the Colorado Avalanche organization, I would first like to thank the city of New Jersey for hosting this great event, also congratulate the Chicago Blackhawks on winning this year’s Stanley Cup and recognize the city of Calgary and tell them our hearts are with you during the recovery of the flooding. With the first selection of the 2013 Entry Draft… The Colorado Avalanche select… Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads!” Anyone want to take bets that this will be the basic outline of the first selection speech? I’m going take the bait from Joe Sakic, he is a straight shooter and I’m on board with them selecting McKinnon… That said I feel Seth Jones would be the feel good/better choice for the organization, having home grown talent and son of a star in another sport go first overall, for marketing.

 

I for one am glad that they took it off prime time on Friday night and are not holding more rounds on Saturday… Now I had the option of using my weekend and still enjoying ‘Trade N’ Draft’ day.

 

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Personally I feel goalies will be the most interesting today… Who selects Zach Fucale? Where does Cory Schneider go? Does Etienne Marcoux get selected? (He was passed up last year, played in the Subway Super Series, played very strong this year, was 27th on NHL.com’s draft rankings mid-year, then fell off the board on the final rankings) Who picks up Patrik Bartosak? (he is 20 now and will turn pro right away coming off a very strong season for Red Deer)…

 

Had a talk with Justin Goldman today, he mentioned that Montreal, LA, Jersey and Philly are likely to pick up goalies, and I would add Toronto and the Rangers and Vancouver. Montreal of course you would expect to go French, but Eric Comrie and Evan Crowley attended a private scouting combine with the Canadiens. New Jersey has the best crack at Zach Fucale, but I feel they will pass at 9th with Scott Wedgewood in the system as does Justin, Philly would be next… I would not be surprised to see a team jump into Dallas’s 10th if they covet Fucale or Philly drop down a couple positions if they feel he will still be there…

 

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Working from the backend out, Nik Zadorov, Darnell Nurse, Ras Ristolainen, Mirco Mueller, Shea Theodore, Sam Morin, Robert Hagg, Dillon Heatherington, Mitch Wheaton… a few teams could snag some pretty sizable and talented defense in the top 2 rounds… or look for offense from the smaller Ryan Pulock, Chris Bigras, Josh Morrissey, Jordan Subban… Personally I’m more comfortable selecting a Jaime Oleksiak than a Ryan Murphy (14th and 12th in 2011), as sexy as Murphy is in fantasy hockey perspectives, he has higher risk of translating the game to pro…

 

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Is it odd that I hear more news on Sean Monahan, Bo Horvat and Valentin Zykov with speculations that teams are trying to move up to get these players than Jonathan Drouin… sure there has been enough news about teams trying to get into the top 3 or picks possibly being open to movement, but the other 3 seem to be making more news the past week or so and many see them as outside the top 5…

 

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Let’s not forget some players re-entering the draft after not being signed that some teams may have interest in:

 

Brenden Kichon – 259 points in his last 234 WHL games for Spokane, and he is a defenseman… he SUCKS and would not be able to help provide the Islanders offensive help knowing they were losing Streit… should go earlier than 5th round this time as he will also turn pro this year…

 

Shane McColgan – 294 points in 315 Junior games, Rangers didn’t have room for him with the wealth of offensive prospects they had… look for him to go again in middle round and turn pro also.

 

Zach Yuen – 44 points on the blue line last year for Tri City but Jets own the rights of 19 defenseman… so they trimmed one… Yuen should go again late

 

Alan Quine – Red wings trimmed the undersized center who finished his OHL regular season with 41 points and positive -29 rating in 28 games for Belleville then added 15 more points in 17 playoff games… If I’m Minnesota he is my 46th, 70th or 81st selection to see if he can continue his magic in pro with Tyler Graovac!

 

Gregory Hofmann – had his best season playing amongst men on one of the best Swiss teams… 27 points in 49 games… worth a late round flyer after Carolina released him.

 

Draft Order

Round One:

Pick – Team – Player – Position

1 – Colorado – Nathan MacKinnon – C

2 – Florida – Aleksander Barkov – C

3 – Tampa – Jonathan Drouin – LW

4 – Nashville – Seth Jones – D

5 – Carolina – Elias Lindholm – C/RW

6 – Calgary – Sean Monahan – C

7 – Edmonton – Darnell Nurse – D

8 – Buffalo – Rasmus Ristolainen – D

9 – Vancouver – Bo Horvat – C

10 – Dallas – Valeri Nichushkin – RW

11 – Philadelphia – Samuel Morin – D

12 – Phoenix – Max Domi – C/LW

13 – Winnipeg – Josh Morrissey – D

14 – Columbus – Alexander Wennberg – C/LW

15 – NY Islanders – Ryan Pulock – D

16 – Buffalo – Nikita Zadorov – D

17 – Ottawa – Curtis Lazar – C/RW

18 – San Jose – Mirco Mueller – D

19 – Columbus – Kirby Rychel – LW

20 – Detroit – Anthony Mantha – LW

21 – Toronto – Frederik Gauthier – C

22 – Calgary – Emile Poirier – LW

23 – Washington – Andre Burakovsky – LW

24 – Vancouver – Hunter Shinkaruk – LW

25 – Montreal – Michael McCarron – RW

26 – Anaheim – Shea Theodore – D

27 – Columbus – Marko Dano – C/RW

28 – Calgary – Morgan Kilmchuk – LW

29 – Dallas – Jason Dickenson – RW

30 – Chicago – Ryan Hartman – C/RW

 

Round Two:

31 – Florida – Ian McCoshen – D

32 – Colorado – Chris Bigras – D

33 – Tampa Bay – Adam Erne – LW

34 – Montreal – Jacob De La Rose – C/LW

35 – Buffalo – J.T. Compher – C

36 – Montreal – Zach Fucale – G

37 – Los Angeles – Valentin Zykov – LW

38 – Buffalo – Connor Hurley – C

39 – Phoenix – Laurent Dauphin – C

40 – Dallas – Remi Elie – LW

41 – Philadelphia – Robert Hagg – D

42 – New Jersey – Steve Santini – D

43 – Winnipeg – Nicolas Petan – C

44 – Pittsburgh – Tristan Jarry – G

45 – Anaheim – Nick Sorensen – RW

46 – Minnesota – Gustav Olofsson – D

47 – St. Louis – Thomas Vannelli – D

48 – Detroit – Zach Nastasiuk – RW

49 – San Jose – Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau – LW

50 – Columbus – Dillon Heatherington – D

51 – Chicago – Carl Dahlstrom – D

52 – Buffalo – Justin Bailey – RW

53 – Washington – Madison Bowey – D

54 – Dallas – Phillippe Desrosiers – G

55 – Montreal – Artturi Lehkonen – LW

56 – Edmonton – Marc-Olivier Roy – RW

57 – St. Louis – William Carrier – LW

58 – Detroit – Tyler Bertuzzi – LW

59 – Winnipeg – Eric Comrie – G

60 – Boston – Linus Arnesson – D

61 – Washington – Zack Sanford – C/LW

 

Round Three:

62 – Phoenix – Yan Pavel Laplante – C

63 – Colorado – Spencer Martin – G

64 – Nashville – Jonathan-Ismael Diaby – D

65 – NY Rangers – Adam Tambellini – C

66 – Carolina – Brett Pesce – D

67 – Calgary – Keegan Kanzig – D

68 – Dallas – Niklas Nansson – D

69 – Buffalo – Nicolas Baptiste – RW

70 – NY Islanders – Eamon McAdam – G

71 – Montreal – Connor Crisp – LW

72 – Philadelphia –  Tyrell Goulbourne – LW

73 – New Jersey – Ryan Kujawinski – C

74 – Chicago – John Hayden – C

75 – NY Rangers – Pavel Buchnevich – LW

76 – NY Islanders – Taylor Cammarata – C

77 – Pittsburgh – Jake Guentzel – C

78 – Ottawa – Marcus Hoberg – G

79 – Detroit – Mattias Janmark-Nylen – C

80 – NY Rangers – Anthony Duclair – LW

81 – Minnesota – Kurtis Gabriel – RW

82 – Toronto – Carter Verharghe – C

83 – Edmonton – Bogdan Yakimoc – C

84 – Winnipeg – James Lodge – C

85 – Vancouver – Cole Cassels – C

86 – Montreal – Sven Andrighetto – RW

87 – Anaheim – Keaton Thompson – D

88 – Edmonton – Anton Slepyshev – LW

89 – Columbus – Oliver Bjorkstrand – RW

90 – Boston – Peter Cehlarik – LW

91 – Winnipeg – J.C. Lipon – RW

 

Round Four:

92 – Florida – Evan Cowley – G

93 – Colorado – Mason Greertsen – D

94 – Edmonton – Jackson Houck – RW

95 – Nashville – Felix Girard – C

96 – Edmonton – Kyle Platzer – C

97 – Florida – Michael Downing – D

98 – Florida – Matt Buckles – C

99 – Nashville – Juuse Saros – G

100 – New Jersey – Miles Wood – LW

101 – Dallas – Nicholas Paul – LW

102 – Ottawa – Tobias Lindberg – RW

103 – Los Angeles – Justin Auger – RW

104 – Winnipeg – Andrew Copp – C

105 – Columbus – Nick Moutrey – C

106 – NY Islanders – Stephon Williams – G

107 – Minnesota – Dylan Labbe – D

108 – Ottawa – Ben Harpur – D

109 – Detroit – David Pope – LW

110 – NY Rangers – Ryan Graves – D

111 – Chicago – Robin Norell – D

112 – St. Louis – Zachary Pochiro – LW

113 – Edmonton – Aidan Muir – LW

114 – Winnipeg – Jan Kostalek – D

115 – Vancouver – Jordan Subban – D

116 – Montreal – Martin Reway – LW

117 – San Jose – Fredrik Bergvik – G

118 – Los Angeles – Hudson Fashing – RW

119 – Pittsburgh – Ryan Segalla – D

120 – Boston – Ryan Fitzgerald – C

121 – Chicago – Tyler Motte – C

 

Round Five:

122 – Florida – Christopher Clapperton – LW

123 – Colorado – Will Butcher – D

124 – Tampa Bay – Kristers Gudlevskis – G

125 – Nashville – Saku Maenalanen – RW

126 – Carolina – Brent Pedersen – LW

127 – Winnipeg – Tucker Poolman – D

128 – Edmonton – Evan Campbell – LW

129 – Buffalo – Calvin Petersen – G

130 – Buffalo – Gustav Possler – RW

131 – Dallas – Cole Ully – LW

132 – Philadelphia – Terrance Amorosa – D

133 – Phoenix – Connor Clifton – D

134 – Chicago – Luke Johnson – C

135 – Calgary – Eric Roy – D

136 – NY Islanders – Viktor Crus Rydberg – C

137 – Minnesota – Carson Soucy – D

138 – Ottawa – Vincent Dunn – C

139 – Detroit – Mitchell Wheaton – D

140 – Nashville – Teemu Kivihalme – D

141 – San Jose – Michael Brodzinski – D

142 – Toronto – Fabrice Herzog – RW

143 – Buffalo – Anthony Florentino – D

144 – Washington – Blake Heinrich – D

145 – Vancouver – Anton Cederholm – D

146 – Los Angeles – Patrik Bartosak – G

147 – Anaheim – Grant Besse – RW

148 – Los Angeles – Jonny Brodzinski – C

149 – Dallas – Matej Paulovic – LW

150 – Boston – Wiley Sherman – D

151 – Chicago – Gage Ausmus – D

 

Round Six:

152 – Florida – Joshua Brown – D

153 – Colorado – Ben Storm – D

154 – Tampa Bay – Henri Ikonen – LW

155 – Nashville – Emil Pettersson – C

156 – Carolina – Tyler Ganly – D

157 – Calgary – Tim Harrison – RW

158 – Edmonton – Ben Betker – D

159 – Buffalo – Sean Malone – C

160 – New Jersey – Myles Bell – LW

161 – Ottawa – Chris Leblanc – RW

162 – Philadelphia – Merrick Madsen – G

163 – Phoenix – Brenden Burke – G

164 – Pittsburgh – Dane Birks – D

165 – Columbus – Markus Soberg – RW

166 – NY Islanders – Alan Quine – C

167 – Minnesota – Avery Peterson – C

168 – Ottawa – Quentin Shore – C

169 – Detroit – Marc McNulty – D

170 – NY Rangers – Mackenzie Skapski – G

171 – Nashville – Tommy Veilleux – LW

172 – Toronto – Antoine Bibeau – G

173 – St. Louis – Santeri Saari – D

174 – Washington – Brian Pinho – C

175 – Vancouver – Mike Williamson – D

176 – Montreal – Jeremy Gregoire – C

177 – Anaheim – Miro Aaltonen – C

178 – Los Angeles – Zachary Leslie – D

179 – Pittsburgh – Blaine Byron – C

180 – Boston – Anton Blidh – LW

181 – Chicago – Anthony Louis – C

 

Round Seven:

182 – Dallas – Aleksi Makela – D

183 – Colorado – Wilhelm Westlund – D

184 – Tampa Bay – Saku Salminen – C

185 – Nashville – Wade Murphy – RW

186 – Tampa Bay – Joel Vermin – RW

187 – Calgary – Rushan Rafikov – D

188 – Edmonton – Gregory Chase – C/RW

189 – Buffalo – Eric Locke – C

190 – Winnipeg – Brenden Kichton – D

191 – Los Angeles – Dominik Kubalik – LW

192 – Philadelphia – David Drake – D

193 – Phoenix – Jedd Soleway – C

194 – Winnipeg – Marcus Karlstrom – D

195 – Columbus – Peter Quenneville – C/RW

196 – NY Islanders – Kyle Burroughs – D

197 – Minnesota – Nolan De Jong – D

198 – Calgary – John Gilmour – D

199 – Detroit – Hampus Melen – RW

200 – Minnesota – Alexander Belanger – G

201 – San Jose – Jacob Jackson – C

202 – Toronto – Andreas Johnson – LW

203 – Nashville – Janne Juvonen – G

204 – Washington – Tyler Lewington – D

205 – Vancouver – Miles Liberati – D

206 – Florida – Mackenzie Weegar – D

207 – San Jose – Emil Galimov – LW

208 – New Jersey – Anthony Brodeur – G

209 – Pittsburgh – Troy Josephs – C

210 – Boston – Mitchell Dempsey – LW

211 – Chicago – Robin Press – D