PART 1: 2013 Complete Mock Draft's Adam Kimelman takes a look at who could go where in this year's Draft

Saturday, 06.22.2013 / 9:43 AM
Adam Kimelman  -


1. Colorado Avalanche - Seth Jones, D, Portland (WHL)

He was introduced to the game by Joe Sakic, so it's fitting the defender with great ability has chance to join the Avs

2. Florida Panthers - Nathan MacKinnon, C, Halifax (QMJHL)

The speed and pro-style game he plays could enable him to step right onto an NHL team and contribute

3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)

Ultra-talented forward who will bring fans to their feet; had 41 goals, 105 points and a plus-48 rating in 49 games

4. Nashville Predators - Aleksander Barkov, C, Tappara (FIN)

A shoulder injury sidelined him for playoffs, but showed this season he's a consistent two-way player; had 21 goals, 48 points in 53 games

5. Carolina Hurricanes - Valeri Nichushkin, RW, Chelyabinsk (RUS)

The next Evgeni Malkin? Is big (6-4, 202), skilled, has a nose for the net and has shown himself to be clutch in key situations

6. Calgary Flames - Darnell Nurse, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Has had a steady climb up the Central Scouting rankings; defends well, plays with an edge and is good off transition

7. Edmonton Oilers - Rasmus Ristolainen, D, TPS (FIN)

Solid skater and effective at both ends of the ice, including in front of his own net; plays with an edge

8. Buffalo Sabres - Sean Monahan, C, Ottawa (OHL)

The big, rangy center has great hockey sense, is tough and creative; had 31 goals, 78 points in 58 games

9. New Jersey Devils - Elias Lindholm, C, Brynas (SWE)

Two-way forward possesses all the necessary tools; won a silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship

10. Dallas Stars - Frederik Gauthier, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)

Great hands and scoring touch for the 6-4.5, 214-pound center; one of the top two-way players in the draft

11. Philadelphia Flyers - Hunter Shinkaruk, C/LW, Medicine Hat (WHL)

Skilled, smart, deceptive and explosive with hands as quick as anyone eligible in the 2013 NHL Draft

12. Phoenix Coyotes - Valentin Zykov, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

Leading point-scorer among first-year QMJHL players; had 40 goals, 75 points in 67 games

13. Winnipeg Jets - Alexander Wennberg, C, Djurgarden (SWE-2)

A 6-1, 190-pound work horse with good offensive instincts; likely will spend at least one more year in Sweden

14. Columbus Blue Jackets - Ryan Pulock, D, Brandon (WHL)

The 6-foot, 211-pound blueliner offers one of the best shots of the entire draft; enjoys a physical game

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