2013 NHL Mock Draft – First Look: Washington Gets Nathan MacKinnon

Updated: February 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm by Derek Zona



Sure, the NHL season is just seven games old, but for draft watchers, it’s never too early to play with mock drafts.  With the posting of our most recent Consensus Top 100, we can debut our first edition of the 2013 NHL Mock Entry Draft.  For the first time since 2006, the Oilers aren’t at the very top of the mock draft list, meaning some other team gets to brag about their beuild through terrible play.  This year’s first candidate is the Washington Capitals, who are currently using the most prolific goal-scorer of the last 10 years in a checking capacity.

Also of note:  Columbus currently has three picks in the top 12, their own (#5) the Kings (as a result of the Jeff Carter trade) and the Rangers (as a result of the Rick Nash trade).

The mock draft uses the NHL standings as of this morning for the selection priority and the NHL Numbers Consensus Top 100 List for the picks.  The sources for the consensus list are Bob McKenzieFuture ConsiderationsISSRyan KennedyCraig Button, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, and The Scouting Report.  Their rankings are weight by their accuracy in ranking previous drafts: Bob McKenzie’s rankings carry the most weight as he’s the most accurate prognosticator in the group.

Pick Team Selection Pos. Current Team Ht, Wt
1 Washington Capitals  Nathan MacKinnon F Halifax Moosehead 5’11, 180 lbs.
2 Florida Panthers  Seth Jones D Portland Winterhawks 6’3, 205 lbs.
3 Philadelphia Flyers  Aleksander Barkov F Tappara 6’2, 205 lbs.
4 Calgary Flames  Jonathan Drouin F Halifax Moosehead 5’11, 180 lbs.
5 Columbus Blue Jackets  Sean Monahan F Ottawa 67s 6’2, 180 lbs.
6 Dallas Stars  Elias Lindholm F Brynas 6′, 183 lbs.
7 Phoenix Coyotes  Hunter Shinkaruk F Medicine Hat Tigers 5’10, 170 lbs.
8 Carolina Hurricanes  Rasmus Ristolainen D TPS Turku 6’3, 210 lbs.
9 Columbus Blue Jackets  Ryan Pulock D Brandon Wheat Kings 6′, 195 lbs.
10 Colorado Avalanche  Adam Erne F Quebec Remparts 6′, 200 lbs.
11 Nashville Predators  Valeri Nichushkin F Chelyabinsk 6’3, 180 lbs.
12 Columbus Blue Jackets  Josh Morrissey D Prince Albert Raiders 6′, 185 lbs.
13 Winnipeg Jets  Nikita Zadorov D London Knights 6’4, 205 lbs.
14 Buffalo Sabres  Curtis Lazar F Edmonton Oil Kings 6′, 190 lbs.
15 Toronto Maple Leafs  Robert Hagg D MODO 6’2, 201 lbs.
16 Vancouver Canucks  Max Domi F London Knights 5’9, 185 lbs.
17 Pittsburgh Penguins  Kerby Rychel F Windsor Spitfires 6’1, 185 lbs.
18 Detroit Red Wings  Darnell Nurse D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6’4, 185 lbs.
19 Edmonton Oilers  Andre Burakovsky F Malmo 6’1, 175 lbs.
20 New York Islanders  Frederik Gauthier F Rimouski Oceanic 6’1, 210 lbs.
21 Montreal Canadiens  Anthony Mantha F Val – D’or 6’4, 180 lbs.
22 Anaheim Ducks  Bo Horvat F London Knights 6′, 195 lbs.
23 Boston Bruins  J.T. Compher F USNT 6′, 170 lbs.
24 St. Louis Blues  Jason Dickinson F Guelph Storm 6’2, 179 lbs.
25 Minnesota Wild  Zach Fucale G Halifax Moosehead 6′, 170 lbs.
26 New Jersey Devils  Valentin Zykov F Baie Comeau 6′, 210 lbs.
27 Ottawa Senators  Jacob De la Rose F Leksand 6’2, 185 lbs.
28 Tampa Bay Lightning  Artturi Lehkonen F TPS Turku 5’10, 163 lbs.
29 Chicago Blackhawks  Anthony Duclair F Quebec Remparts 6′, 160 lbs.
30 San Jose Sharks  Ryan Hartman F Plymouth Whalers 5’11, 185 lbs.