2013 NHL Midterm Draft Rankings | The Scouting Report

2013 NHL Midterm Draft Rankings

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16. C Max Domi London Knights
Date of Birth: March 2, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 185 Shot: Left

Undersized pivot has extremely high skill level... Stocky frame and good strength for player of his size... Ability to play a chippy game and win puck battles... Capable as a scorer and playmaker, one of the most talented offensive players in the draft...

17. LW Anthony Mantha Val d'Or Foreurs
Date of Birth: September 16, 1994 Height: 6.03 Weight: 200 Shot: Left

Brings a tantalizing combination of size and scoring ability... Has the ability to dominate games when he's playing to his potential... Needs to improve his consistency and compete level... Only shows flashes of physicality for a player of his size... Will be difficult for teams to pass on to this point...

18. LW Kerby Rychel Windsor Spitfires
Date of Birth: October 7, 1994 Height: 6.01 Weight: 200 Shot: Left

Coming off a 40-goal season struggled without linemate Alexander Khohklachev prior to return... Possesses NHL size and a knack for scoring goals... Good player in traffic and has a strong net presence... Needs to show a more consistent compete level... Skating an area of development...

19. G Zachary Fucale Halifax Mooseheads
Date of Birth: May 28, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 175 Shot: Left

Lanky goaltender with strong technical skills and quick reaction time... Lauded for his ability to handle big workload of games without burning out... Butterfly style goaltender who can sometimes be burned cheating early... Needs to continue to improve his strength...

20. C Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings
Date of Birth: February 2, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 198 Shot: Right

Has taken on a larger role this year and nearly doubled his production... Very capable goal scorer with a strong release and natural hockey sense... Has a skill set that projects well to a 2nd/3rd line role in the NHL... Capable of playing a shutdown role and playing against top lines

21. C Bo Horvat London Knights
Date of Birth: April 5, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 195 Shot: Left

3rd in Team Scoring on the Knights this year... Versatile player with strong positional awareness and developed defensive game... Shows above average offensive creativity and scoring ability... Can be prone to lulls of inactivity on the ice... Doesn't possess dynamic skating ability...

22. LW Arturri Lehkonen KalPa
Date of Birth: July 4, 1995 Height: 5.10 Weight: 165 Shot: Left

Undersized winger makes up for it with extremely high skill level... Has great hands and ability to create time and space for himself... Competes hard but often loses battles due to lack of size/strength... Skating is adept but his stride lacks an element of explosiveness...

23. C Alexander Wennberg Djurgarden
Date of Birth: September 22, 1994 Height: 6.01 Weight: 182 Shot: Left

Game has continued to develop as he's added strength to his frame... Continues to take major steps offensively, erasing concerns about his finishing ability and overall offensive upside... Will be one of the oldest players drafted, but has really benefited from the extra year of development

24. LW Morgan Klimchuk Regina Pats
Date of Birth: March 2, 1995 Height: 5.11 Weight: 185 Shot: Left

Has flown under the radar playing in Regina this season... Possesses exceptional speed and acceleration which he uses to create offense on his own... Determined competitor who rarely takes a shift off... Plays an effective game in all 3 zones and in the corners... Projects as a Top 9 NHL forward...

25. C Jason Dickinson Guelph Storm
Date of Birth: July 4, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 180 Shot: Left

Dickinson has taken some nice steps forward this year with Guelph... Big centre who is emerging as a 3-zone player... Effective on the PK and understands defensive responsibilities... Offensive game shows flashes but needs more consistency... Longer term prospect with Top 6 upside...

26. D Keaton Thompson USNTDP U18
Date of Birth: September 14, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 188 Shot: Left

North Dakota native is committed to play in the NCAA with the Fighting Sioux... Impressive all-around defenseman with great understanding of the game and ability to buy time... Makes great outlet passes and rarely forces the play... Projects to have NHL value at both ends of the ice...

27. RW Valentin Zykov Baie-Comeau Titan
Date of Birth: May 15, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 210 Shot: Right

Physical winger who plays an nontraditional power forward style for a Russian player... Uses his big frame to drive the net and create havoc for the opposition... Possesses a good shot and above average puck skills... Will be difficult to pass up in the 1st round...

28. D Robert Hagg MoDo
Date of Birth: February 8, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 201 Shot: Left

Has split the season between the SuperElit and Elitserien... Has enticing skills but doesn't show any consistent offense Smart defender who is plays a steady game... Prone to inconsistency which makes him a bit of a gamble... Will need a couple more seasons of development overseas

29. C Jimmy Lodge Saginaw Spirit
Date of Birth: March 5, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 170 Shot: Right

Versatile forward who has had one of the most impressive second halves in the crop... Deceptive offensive player who thrives with the puck... Has a good shot and ability to find shooting lanes... Needs to continue to add Strength... Could be a big riser come draft day...

30. RW Ryan Hartman Plymouth Whalers
Date of Birth: September 20, 1994 Height: 5.11 Weight: 185 Shot: Right

Feisty late 1994 winger who is coming off a great WJC performance... Tenacious player who finishes checks, competes, and doesn't lose puck battles... Can play an offensive role or a hybrid checking role... Has the skill to play with top offensive players... Another player on the rise this year...

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2014 NHL Draft Rankings

1. C Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2. D Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
3. C Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals
4. C Leon Draisaitl Prince Albert Raiders
5. C William Nylander Rogle
6. LW Nick Ritchie Peterborough Petes
7. D Haydn Fleury Red Deer Rebels
8. D Roland McKeown Kingston Frontenacs
9. LW Sam Bennett Kingston Frontenacs
10. C Jared McCann Soo Greyhounds

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