2013 NHL Mock Draft – Colorado Avalanche Win Draft Lottery

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood)

2013 NHL Mock Draft – Elite Players Available Throughout Top 5

With fourteen teams already eliminated from post-season action and the chance of winning the Stanley Cup, it is time to switch our focus to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.  The Colorado Avalanche won the 2013 NHL Draft Lottery with a 18.8% chance surpassing the Florida Panthers, who finished the regular season in 30th place. There is no need for a lengthy and drawn out introduction so let us introduce you to the April 30th edition of Brendan Ross’ NHL Mock Draft, which includes two rounds of detailed player selections and explanations.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer:  Remember, this is not a ranking but rather a impossible guestimate at how the 2013 NHL Entry Draft could unfold.

FIRST ROUND

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1st – Colorado Avalanche – Seth Jones, D (Portland, WHL)

After winning the 2013 NHL Draft Lottery, the Colorado Avalanche hold the first overall selection and it’s a foregone conclusion that they will select Seth Jones, a big mobile two-way franchise defenseman that just so happens to fit an area of need for the organization. Jones grew up and learned how to skate in the Denver area while watching his father “Popeye” Jones compete for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. Seth Jones will join Erik Johnson, the last defenseman to be drafted first overall, on the back end and help solidify a blue line that allowed the third most goals last season.

Past five 1st Round picks: Gabriel Landeskog F (2nd, 2011), Duncan Siemens D (11th, 2011), Joey Hishon F (17th, 2010), Matt Duchene F (3rd, 2009), Kevin Shattenkirk D (14th, 2007)

2nd – Florida Panthers – Jonathan Drouin , LW (Halifax, QMJHL)

Drouin has been my top-ranked forward for several months and he is an excellent consolation prize for the Florida Panthers for losing the draft lottery. Imagine Jon2manning the Panthers’ powerplay for the next decade and it’s enough to make opponents sick as both Jonathan Huberdeau and Jonathan Drouin possess elite level puck skills and creativity. Drouin, the most intelligent draft eligible skater, also happens to own arguably the best vision and slickest mitts of the draft crop making him an offensive juggernaut.

Past five 1st Round picks: Michael Matheson D (23rd, 2012), Jonathan Huberdeau F (3rd, 2011), Erik Gudbranson D (3rd, 2010), Nick Bjugstad F (19th, 2010), Quinton Howden F (25th, 2010)

3rd – Tampa Bay Lightning – Nathan MacKinnon, LW (Halifax, QMJHL)

Centremen are highly coveted by NHL teams. Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are exhibits A, B, and C; and, all have made immediate contributions to the teams that selected them first overall. Nathan MacKinnon would be adding tremendous strength down the middle for the Lightning, a quality of many successful teams. His ability to hit top speed in just a few quick strides is a rare commodity and MacKinnon blends that speed with a quick release and solid two-way play.

Past five 1st Round picks: Slater Koekkoek D (10th, 2012), Andrei Vasilevski G (19th, 2012), Vladislav Namestnikov F (27th, 2011), Brett Connolly F (6th, 2010), Victor Hedman D (2nd, 2009)

4th – Nashville Predators – Aleksander Barkov, C (Tappara, FIN)

After trading for Swedish prospect Filip Forsberg at the 2013 trade deadline, the Predators will have the opportunity to add another promising Nordic talent in “Sasha” Barkov.  After dominating the Finnish professional leagues, Barkov would give Nashville a real superstar prospect as he has the size, skill and work ethic to develop into a true NHL star. It’s all about potential with Barkov as he enters the 2013 NHL Entry Draft as one of the youngest players but also has some of the most professional experience.

Past five 1st Round picks: Austin Watson F (18th, 2010), Ryan Ellis D (11th, 2009), Colin Wilson F (7th, 2008), Chet Pickard G (18th, 2008), Jonathon Blum D (23rd, 2007)

5th – Carolina Hurricanes – Valeri Nichushkin, LW (Chelyabinsk, RUS)

The “Russian factor” will certainly be thrown around with Nichushkin but there are scouts who have the big Russian rivaling Drouin and MacKinnon for the top forward. He has ascended up the draft boards quickly throughout the season, enough so to have some experts claiming that his talent is worth ignoring his passport. Nichushkin is equipped with generous size and elite skating skills and has superstar potential.

Past five 1st Round picks: Ryan Murphy D (12th, 2011), Jeff Skinner F (7th, 2010), Philippe Paradis F (27th, 2009), Zach Boychuk F (14th, 2008), Brandon Sutter F (11th, 2007)

6th – Calgary Flames – Sean Monahan, C (Ottawa, OHL)

With the selection of Ottawa 67’s forward Sean Monahan, the Flames finally land their number one centre they’ve been searching years for. This two-way forward played on a terrible Ottawa 67’s team this year but that didn’t stop him from competing night in and night out, showing a ton of character along the way. Monahan is a responsible two-way centerman who will not wow you with flashy offensive attacks but he knows how to play the game and uses his excellent hockey sense to make an impact in all areas of the rink.

Past five 1st Round picks: Mark Jankowski F (21st, 2012), Sven Baerstchi F (13th, 2011), Tim Erixon D (23rd, 2009), Greg Nemisz F (25th, 2008), Mikael Backlund F (25th, 2007)

7th – Edmonton Oilers – Rasmus Ristolainen, D (TPS Turku, FIN)

With the recent proclamations from new General Manager Craig MacTavish that Edmonton will make some changes and take some risks, there are many directions Edmonton could go with their first round selection. If the Oilers trade a current top forward for a much-needed proven rearguard, I could see Edmonton selecting a forward (Lindholm) first for the seventh straight year. However, defense is clearly their biggest need so for the purposes of this mock draft, Edmonton selects a much needed steady defenseman in Rasmus Ristolainen. Justin Schultz and Jeff Petry can lead the offensive charge while Ristolainen can stabilize the backend using his size, poise and strong two-way acumen.

Past five 1st Round picks: Nail Yakupov F (1st, 2012), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins F (1st, 2011), Oscar Klefbom D (19th, 2011), Taylor Hall F (1st, 2010), Manus Paajarvi F (10th, 2009)

8th – Buffalo Sabres – Hunter Shinkaruk, C (Medicine Hat, WHL)

The loss of Derek Roy was crippling to Buffalo’s offensive attack, making Hunter Shinkaruk an excellent selection for the retooling Sabres. In a similar mold as Buffalo native Patrick Kane, Shinkaruk is a shifty skilled forward with game-breaking ability and the Sabres could certainly use his dynamic abilities in their lineup.

Past five 1st Round picks: Mikhail Grigorenko F (12th, 2012), Zemgus Girgensons F (14th, 2012), Joel Armia F (16th, 2011), Mark Pysyk D (23rd, 2010), Zack Kassian F (13th, 2009)

9th – New Jersey Devils – Elias Lindholm, C (Brynäs, SWE)

In need of an influx of offensive talent to compliment the dynamic Ilya Kovalchuk, steady Travis Zajac and aging Patrik Elias, there are a number of options available for New Jersey (Lindholm, Shinkaruk, and Domi) but the best option is Swedish two-way pivot Elias Lindholm. He would provide the Devils with a responsible two-way presence as the second line centerman and his gritty hard-working style makes him a very safe selection. Lindholm’s offensive ceiling isn’t superstar status worthy but the Devils have had luck selecting Swedes and his offensive skills are certainly above average.

Past five 1st Round picks: Stefan Matteau F (29th, 2012), Adam Larsson D (4th, 2011), Jacob Josefson F (20th, 2009), Mattias Tedenby F (24th, 2008), Matt Corrente D (30th, 2006)

2013 draft eligible Max Domi (Photo credit: OHL Images)

2013 draft eligible Max Domi (Photo credit: OHL Images)

10th – Dallas Stars – Max Domi, C (London, OHL)

Some people might consider this a reach to select the offensively gifted and tenacious Max Domi at 10th overall but he has done everything to validate such a selection. Domi has been the offensive leader of the high-powered London Knights and the Dallas Stars will certainly welcome his offensive creativity to an organization in need of production. In an NHL that has witnessed a number of undersized forwards emerge into legit contributors, Max Domi’s slick puck skills and overall compete level can quickly inject Dallas with some offense.

Past five 1st Round picks: Radek Faksa F (13th, 2012), Jamie Oleksiak D (14th, 2011), Jack Campbell G (11th, 2010), Scott Glennie F (8th, 2009), Ivan Vishnevski, D (27th, 2006)

11th – Philadelphia Flyers – Darnell Nurse, D (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)

There stands a very good chance that Nurse’s name is not available when the Flyers step up to the podium to make the 11th selection. However, Paul Holmgren would be ecstatic to add a player of Darnell Nurse’s ilk to the Flyers organization, helping offset the blow of losing both Chris Pronger and Matt Carle prior to the 2012-13 season. Nurse is an extremely mobile defenseman who owns promising upside both offensively and defensively. His contributions can be witnessed all over the ice as Nurse serves as a physical defensive presence, a gracious puck mover and he will also drop his mitts to defend a teammate.

Past five 1st Round picks: Scott Laughton F (20th, 2012), Sean Couturier F (8th, 2011), Luca Sbisa D (19th, 2008), James van Riemsdyk F (2nd, 2007), Claude Giroux F (22nd, 2006)

12th – Winnipeg Jets – Bo Horvat, C/W (London, OHL)

Traditionally known for selecting North Americans, Jets’ GM Kevin Cheveldayoff could turn to the Ontario Hockey League for another gem, the same league where he drafted Mark Scheifele 7th overall much to the surprise of most experts. Bo Horvat is a versatile and severely underrated forward who has just started to receive recognition as a legit top 15 prospect, despite endless campaigning from yours truly. An astute defensive forward with excellent faceoff prowess, Horvat’s talents aren’t limited to the defensive zone as he has shown flashes of offensive brilliance throughout his young career. Horvat is a high character forward with a real blue-collar approach to the game and his likeliness of reaching the NHL is very high.

Previous five 1st Round picks: Jacob Trouba D (9th, 2012), Mark Scheifele F (7th, 2011), Alexander Burmistrov F (8th, 2010), Evander Kane F (4th, 2009), Zach Bogosian D (3rd, 2008)

13th – Phoenix Coyotes – Alexander Wennberg, C (Djurgarden, SWE)

Four years ago, Phoenix went to Sweden to draft their current franchise defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and it’s quite possible Don Maloney will return to the Scandinavian country again to select forward Alexander Wennberg. Elite puck skills, creativity and elite hockey sense are the skills that define Alexander Wennberg as he impressed scouts by carrying his Djurgarden team throughout the season.

Past five 1st Round picks: Henrik Samuelsson F (27th, 2012), Connor Murphy D (20th, 2011), Brandon Gormley D (13th, 2010), Oliver Ekman-Larsson D (6th, 2009), Mikkel Boedker F (8th, 2008)

14th – Columbus Blue Jackets – André Burakovsky, LW (Malmo, SWE)

Jarmo Kekäläinen enters into his first NHL draft as the General Manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets and uses his first of three 1st round selections to select high potential forward André Burakovsky. After an up-and-down season playing for Malmo, Burakovsky relished the big minutes he received competing for Sweden at the Five Nations Tournament and in the recent Under-18 World Championships. He’s an offensive skilled forward who creates time and space by using his patience and advanced puck skills.

Past five 1st Round picks: Ryan Murray D (2nd, 2012), Ryan Johansen F (4th, 2010), John Moore D (21st, 2009), Nikita Filatov F (6th, 2008), Jakob Voracek F (7th, 2007)

Note: Picks 15th to 30th will be determined by playoff success (or lack thereof) and are subject to change. For the purposes of this mock draft, the regular season standings have determined the order.

15th – New York Islanders – Ryan Pulock, D (Brandon, WHL)

Pulock represents a player ranked highly by some but lower by others but there are some scouts who have this hard shooting offensive defenseman inside their top 10. With arguably the hardest and heaviest point shot of any eligible rearguard, Pulock has the ability to rack up points but he’s certainly not flashy doing so. The islanders have drafted well in the past few years and can afford to take a gamble with Pulock’s potential. At worst, Pulock’s downside is as a steady number five or six defender.

Past five 1st Round picks: Griffin Reinhart D (4th, 2012), Ryan Strome F (5th, 2011), Nino Niederreiter F (5th, 2010), Brock Nelson F (30th, 2010), John Tavares (1st, 2009)

16th – Buffalo Sabres (via Minnesota Wild) – Joshua Morrissey, D (Prince Albert, WHL)

One of my favourite defensemen of the 2013 NHL Draft is the undersized mobile Josh Morrissey, a player I have ranked higher than Buffalo’s 16th placed draft slot. Skating at 5-foot-11 and a sub-190 weight, Morrissey isn’t a bulging defenseman but he certainly plays the game bigger than his attributes may suggest, as he brings an extremely high compete level. Blessed with fantastic feet, Morrissey patrols the ice with ease utilizing his good on-ice vision and hockey sense to dissect opponents. He projects as a puck-moving offensive defenseman that should develop into a top-four candidate on an NHL roster.

17th – Ottawa Senators – Curtis Lazar, C (Edmonton, WHL)

With goaltending and defense strengths of the Senators’ organization, one would have to think that GM Bryan Murray will add another forward. Curtis Lazar is a high character versatile forward with an incredible compete level. He’s the type of player that hates to lose and displays tremendous leadership qualities, an area that Ottawa could always improve as they prepare for Alfredsson’s retirement. Ranked anywhere from top 10 to a late first rounder, Lazar certainly possesses top 30 talent and should settle somewhere around the middle of the opening round. There’s potential for Lazar to slide in the draft due to him projecting as an excellent third line character guy rather than a top-six player but his admirable intangibles should prevent him from falling too far.

Past five 1st Round picks: Cody Ceci D (15th, 2012), Mika Zibanejad F (6th, 2011), Stefan Noesen F (21st, 2011), Matt Puempel F (24th, 2011), Jared Cowen D (9th, 2009)

18th – Columbus Blue Jackets (via New York Rangers) – Frédérik Gauthier, C (Rimouski, QMJHL)

Finding a better two-way forward than Frédérik Gauthier in this draft could be difficult. He has impressed in every viewing this season showing that he employs a team-first win-at-all-cost type of approach to hockey. Gauthier is another meat-and-potatoes player that does not project as a big-time point producer at the next level but his hockey sense and attention to detail makes him a solid third line pivot who can play tough minutes against opposing team’s top players.

19th – Detroit Red Wings – Nikita Zadorov, D (London, OHL)

The Detroit Red Wings have made only five first round selections (see below) in the past 13 drafts and it’s time for them to focus on replenishing some key veteran losses over the past few years. With size and defense an area of need, Nikita Zadorov makes a perfect selection for the winged wheel. Over the course of his first North American season, Zadorov has already made monstrous development gains showing why he is being considered inside the top 10 by some experts. Zadorov doesn’t project as an offensive defenseman by any means but he has shown flashes of underlying offensive skills that has some scouts drooling.

Past five 1st Round picks: Riley Sheahan F (21st, 2010), Thomas McCollum G (30th, 2008), Brendan Smith D (27th, 2007), Jakub Kindl D (19th, 2005), Niklas Kronwall D (29th, 2000)

20th – Washington Capitals – Robert Hägg, D (Modo, SWE)

Ever since watching Hägg at the U17 World Championships, I have been a fan of his two-way game. If the Capitals select after the Red Wings there is a good chance Hägg may not be available but he would certainly look nice alongside Carlson, Alzner and Green on the Washington blue line. As a late ’94 birthday, Hägg has been under the scouting eye for a long time and as a result he can often fall victim of overscouting. Regardless, Hägg owns the size, mobility and pro transition game to develop into a top four two-way defenseman.

Past five 1st Round picks: Filip Forsberg F (11th, 2012), Tom Wilson F (16th, 2012), Evgeny Kuznetsov F (26th, 2010), Marcus Johansson F (24th, 2009), Anton Gustafsson C (21st, 2008)

21st – Toronto Maple Leafs – Ryan Hartman, C/W (Plymouth Whalers, OHL)

Plymouth Whalers’ feisty forward, Ryan Hartman, has quickly become the consistent and effective player that all scouts are drawn to. In a similar mold as Bruins skilled pest Brad Marchand, Hartman is a pain in the a** that opposing teams hate playing against. Tenacious on the fore-check, Ryan Hartman is a true impact player as he excels on the penalty kill, powerplay and even strength always showcasing a commendable compete level. If Toronto is looking to add a safe player in the first round (which it seems they always do), they would certainly be pleased to add Hartman’s gritty in-your-face skilled game to their organization.

Past five 1st Round picks: Morgan Rielly D (5th, 2012), Tyler Biggs F (22nd, 2011), Stuart Percy D (25th, 2011), Nazem Kadri F (7th, 2009), Luke Schenn D (5th, 2008)

22nd – San Jose Sharks – Adam Erne, LW (Quebec Remparts, QMJHL)

Quebec Remparts’ leading scorer Adam Erne has been ranked fairly high for the upcoming draft so him falling to the 22nd spot would be considered a steal. Don’t expect Erne to be a mainstay on the highlight reel since he plays a relatively simple game but the big scoring winger knows how to produce. San Jose’s prospect cupboards are relatively bare and Erne would give them a good skating, instinctual winger who works the boards very well.

Past five 1st Round picks: Tomas Hertl F (17th, 2012), Charlie Coyle F (28th, 2010), Logan Couture F (9th, 2007), Nick Petricki D (28th, 2007), Ty Wishart D (16th, 2006)

23rd – Vancouver Canucks – Madison Bowey, D (Kelowna Rockets, WHL)

Vancouver stays close to home and selects Kelowna offensive defenseman Madison Bowey, a player I feel has huge potential. Skating is the name of Bowey’s game. His ability to skate and maneuver his way around the rink allows Bowey to find open time and space to execute his pin-point passes. Defensively, Bowey displays good gap control and he keeps opponents in check by adjusting his positioning quickly. The Canucks would be adding a high potential defenseman to their organization if they select Bowey from Kelowna, an organization known for producing NHL calibre defensemen.

Past five 1st Round picks: Brendan Gaunce F (26th, 2012), Nicklas Jensen F (29th, 2011), Jordan Schroeder F (22nd, 2009), Cody Hodgson F (10th, 2008), Patrick White F (25th, 2007)

24th – Columbus Blue Jackets (via Los Angeles Kings) – Mirco Mueller, D (Everett Silvertips, WHL)

With multiple first round selections in the opening round, Columbus may be enticed by Ryan Murray’s (2nd overall, 2012) defensive partner in Everett who goes by the name of Mirco Mueller. The 6-foot-3 Swiss defenseman owns a projectable NHL frame and his steady simple game can be easily integrated into any organization. Many scouts consider Mueller a late first to second round prospect but his steep development curve over the past year has to leave some people questioning if this defender can go even higher.

25th – Calgary Flames (via St. Louis Blues) – Anthony Mantha, LW (Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL)

In my personal draft rankings, Anthony Mantha is rated as a top 15 prospect but his game isn’t without some concerning qualities leaving me to believe he could slide come draft day. Mantha was one of only a few junior players who cleared the 50-goal plateau so it’s clear the big winger can snipe goals. His ability for putting the puck in the back of the net is within the top echelon of the draft class. It is his wavering compete level that has scouts leaving the rink somewhat concerned. In the end, Mantha’s ability to change the game with one shot will be coveted and that guarantees him a high selection.

26th – Boston Bruins (*Becomes Dallas Stars pick if Bruins make Eastern Conference Final*) Kerby Rychel, LW (Windsor Spitfires, OHL)

Kerby Rychel registered 40 goals for the second consecutive year, many of which came after Bruins’ prospect Alexander Khokhlachev rejoined the Windsor Spitfires mid-season. Similarly to Mantha, Rychel is a big scoring forward that has been criticized for his wavering interest level but those inconsistencies seemed to lessen as the season progressed. At times, Rychel has shown to be a physical presence and he is at the top of his game playing that style but he doesn’t fit the typical power forward style. With a more focused physical game, Rychel has the potential to become a Ryan Clowe type of player. Goal scorers have a knack for finding the scoring areas on the ice and it’s certainly true with Kerby Rychel as the puck can often be found following the big scoring winger around.

Past five 1st Round picks: Malcolm Subban G (24th, 2012), Dougie Hamilton D (9th, 2011), Tyler Seguin F (2nd, 2010), Jordan Caron F (25th, 2009), Joe Colborne F (16th, 2008)

27th – Montreal Canadiens – Jason Dickinson, LW (Guelph Storm, OHL)

While the previous two picks, Mantha and Rychel, would make excellent choices for the Canadiens, selecting Jason Dickinson could pay huge dividends for a team that has lacked a big skilled forward for quite some time. With a plethora of top notch prospects in the system already and a slew of second round 2013 draft picks, Montreal can afford to swing for a homerun with Jason Dickinson, as he has all the tools to be get the job done. Now, it is just a matter of putting it all together and getting it done.

Past five 1st Round picks: Alex Galchenyuk F (3rd, 2012), Nathan Beaulieu D (17th, 2011), Jarred Tinordi D (22nd, 2010), Louis LeBlanc F (18th, 2009), Ryan McDonagh D (12th, 2007)

28th – Anaheim Ducks – Nicolas Petan, C (Portland Winterhawks, WHL)

The ageless Teemu Selanne and NHL veteran Saku Koivu can’t play forever…or can they? Sooner or later, these two productive veterans will need to be replaced as the Ducks look for secondary scoring. Nicolas Petan enters the draft as the highest scoring eligible forward after recording a remarkable 46 goals and 120 points, an 85-point improvement on his freshman year. There are legitimate concerns about Petan’s size (5-8, 163) and how he will stand up to the rigors of professional hockey. Petan shows a willingness to compete despite being overmatched physically but he will need to add significant strength to win much-needed puck battles. When drafting a player like Nic Petan, it is likely a top-six role or bust scenario.  How high will a team be willing to gamble on Petan’s upside is the biggest question. If Petan falls too far he has potential “steal” written all over him for one NHL team.

Past five 1st Round picks: Hampus Lindholm D (6th, 2012), Rickard Rakell F (30th, 2011), Cam Fowler D (12th, 2010), Emerson Etem F (29th, 2009), Peter Holland F (15th, 2008)

29th – Calgary Flames (via Pittsburgh Penguins) – Zachary Fucale, G (Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL)

The biggest piece of the Jarome Iginla trade could be used to address a departing franchise player this offseason in Miikka Kiprusoff, not former captain Iginla. With rumours surfacing that long-time Flames netminder Kipprusoff will call it quits this summer, GM Jay Feaster would be wise to add a top-notch goaltender prospect to soften the blow. Zachary Fucale is the top ranked puck stopper and he comes with an abundance of big game experience as he continues to lead his powerful Halifax Mooseheads to a hopeful Memorial Cup appearance.

30th – Chicago Blackhawks – Steven Santini, D (USNTDP, USHL)

At the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets selected Jacob Trouba from the US Under-18 program and he’s quickly become a top notch prospect defenseman. Steven Santini isn’t the next Jacob Trouba but he does possess some real appealing qualities including a real nastiness to his game. The defensively-sound Santini had a tremendous IIHF Under-18 World Championship showing for the silver medalist USA squad and was named the top defenseman of the tournament. Santini has been considered a fringe first round prospect but with hundreds of scouts watching him lay opponents out and successfully shutting down teams’ top players, he may have vaulted himself into first round consideration.

Past five 1st Round picks: Teuvo Teravainen F (18th, 2012), Mark McNeil F (18th, 2011), Phillip Danault F (26th, 2011), Kevin Hayes F (24th, 2010), Dylan Olsen D (28th, 2009)

SECOND ROUND

31st – Florida Panthers – Shea Theodore, D (Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL)

32nd – Colorado Avalanche – JT Compher, C (USNTDP, USHL)

33rd – Tampa Bay Lightning –  Valentin Zykov, LW (Baie-Comeau Drakker, QMJHL)

34th – Montreal Canadiens (via Nashville Predators) – Morgan Klimchuk, LW (Regina Pats, WHL)

35th – Carolina Hurricanes – Zach Nastasiuk, C (Owen Sound Attack, OHL)

36th – Montreal Canadiens (via Calgary Flames) – Jordan Subban, D (Belleville Bulls, OHL)

37th – Edmonton Oilers – Dillon Heatherington, D (Swift Current Broncos, WHL)

38th – Buffalo Sabres – Justin Bailey, C (Kitchener Rangers, OHL)

39th – New Jersey Devils – Jacob de la Rose, C (Leksand, SWE)

40th – Dallas Stars – Michael McCarron, RW (USNTDP, USHL)

41st – Philadelphia Flyers – Ian McCoshen, D (Waterloo, USHL)

42nd – Phoenix Coyotes – Chris Bigras, D (Owen Sound Attack, OHL)

43rd – Winnipeg Jets – Eric Comrie, G (Tri-City Americans, WHL)

44th – Columbus Blue Jackets – Artturi Lekhonen, LW (KalPa, FIN)

45th – Anaheim Ducks (via New York Islanders) – Anthony Duclair, LW (Quebec, QMJHL)

46th – Minnesota Wild – William Carrier, C (Cape Breton, QMJHL)

Past five 1st Round picks: Mathew Dumba D (7th, 2012), Jonas Brodin D (10th, 2011), Zack Phillips F (28th, 2011), Mikael Granlund F (9th, 2010), Nick Leddy D (16th, 2009)

47th – St. Louis Blues (via Ottawa Senators) – Pavel Buchnevich, RW (Cherepovets, KHL)

Past five 1st Round picks: Jordan Schmaltz D (25th, 2012), Jaden Schwartz F (14th, 2010), Vladimir Tarasenko F (16th, 2010), David Rundblad D (17th, 2009), Alex Pietrangelo D (4th, 2008)

48th – San Jose Sharks (via New York Rangers) – Laurent Dauphin, C (Chicoutimi, QMJHL)

49th – Detroit Red Wings – Samuel Morin, D (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL)

50th – Washington Capitals – John Hayden, RW (USNTDP, USHL)

51st – Toronto Maple Leafs – Spencer Martin, G (Mississauga, OHL)

52nd – San Jose Sharks – Marko Dano, C (Bratislava, KHL)

53rd – Dallas Stars (via Vancouver Canucks) – Linus Arnesson, D (Djurgarden, SWE)

54th – Los Angeles Kings – Connor Hurley, LW (Edina, USHS)

Past five 1st Round picks: Tanner Pearson F (30th, 2012), Derek Forbort D (15th, 2010), Brayden Schenn F (5th, 2009), Drew Doughty D (2nd, 2008), Colten Teubert D (13th, 2008)

55th – Buffalo Sabres (via St. Louis Blues) – Jimmy Lodge, C (Saginaw, OHL)

56th – Dallas Stars (Boston Bruins keep this pick if they advance to Eastern Conference Finals) –

57th – Montreal Canadiens – Ryan Kujawinski, C (Kingston, OHL)

58th – Edmonton Oilers (via Anaheim Ducks) – Tristan Jarry, G (Edmonton, WHL)

59th – Winnipeg Jets (compensatory pick) – Keaton Thompson, D (USNTDP, USHL)

60th – San Jose Sharks (via Pittsburgh Penguins) – Tommy Vannelli, D (Minnetonka, USHS)

61st – Winnipeg Jets (via Chicago Blackhawks) – Nick Baptiste, RW (Sudbury, OHL

Additional Notes:

New York Rangers

Past five 1st Round picks: Brady Skjei D (28th, 2012), JT Miller F (15th, 2011), Dylan McIlrath D (10th, 2010), Chris Kreider F (19th, 2009), Michael Del Zotto D (20th, 2008)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Past five 1st Round picks: Derrick Pouliot D (8th, 2012), Olli Määtta D (22nd, 2012), Joe Morrow D (23rd, 2011), Beau Bennett F (20th, 2010), Simon Depres D (30th, 2009)

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