2013 NHL Midterm Draft Rankings | The Scouting Report

2013 NHL Midterm Draft Rankings

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31. C Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks
Date of Birth: March 22, 1995 Height: 5.09 Weight: 165 Shot: Left

Top scoring draft eligible player in the CHL this year... Undersized centre with high-end playmaking and offensive vision... Ability to make those around him better... Size and strength will be primary concern moving forward... Some concern his production is partially product of his team...

32. C JT Compher USNTDP U18
Date of Birth: April 8, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 185 Shot: Right

Competitive centre who brings it every shift... Difficult player to play against who also finishes checks on a consistent basis... Has above average vision and offensive skill... Skating is a bit of a concern that needs improvement... Ceiling projects as a 2nd line player...

33. C Jacob de la Rose Leksand
Date of Birth: May 20, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 183 Shot: Left

Has played effective minutes with Leksand in the Allsvenskan this year… Big bodied centre possesses heady vision and an ability to make plays… Uses his body effectively at the pro level… Prone to some inconsistency… Displays a solid compete level and willingness to engage the opposition

34. RW Justin Bailey Kitchener Rangers
Date of Birth: July 1, 1995 Height: 6.03 Weight: 194 Shot: Right

More of a project at this point, but the upside is considerable… Big bodied winger who possesses an NHL caliber release and shot power… Bit of an awkward skater but can create lanes for himself to drive… Needs to work on his overall puck handling and overall game

35. C Connor Hurley Edina
Date of Birth: September 15, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 175 Shot: Left

May end up being the youngest player drafted… Committed to Notre Dame and may end up playing a year with Muskegon (USHL)… Lanky centre with high-end vision and playmaking… Needs to show he can handle rigors of higher levels and tighter checking… Will benefit from NCAA development

36. LW Andre Burakovsky Malmo
Date of Birth: February 9, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 176 Shot: Left

Came into the year pegged as a potential Top 10 selection… Hasn’t quite lived up to expectations thus far… Skilled winger with a more than adept shot and scoring touch around the net… Shows flashes of dynamic ability… Will benefit greatly from a strong showing at the U18’s this Spring

37. D Madison Bowey Kelowna Rocket
Date of Birth: April 22, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 195 Shot: Right

Very smooth skater already has a pro stride… Does a great job advancing the puck and using his agility in defensive coverage… Not an elite offensive player but should be a capable 2nd unit PP player… Possesses tremendous athletic upside… Needs to continue to improve dzone positioning

38. G Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans
Date of Birth: July 6, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 170 Shot: Left

Season ending hip surgery derailed what was shaping up to be a great sophomore season… Well rounded goalie with strong ability to track the play and reaction time… Competitor who consistently gives his team a chance to win… Needs to improve strength for lateral movement in the crease

39. LW Anton Slepyshev Salavat
Date of Birth: May 13, 1994 Height: 6.02 Weight: 182 Shot: Left

Second time draft eligible has split season between Metallurg and Salavat in the KHL… Was ranked by TSR as a Top 30 player last year before going undrafted due to concerns of staying in Russia… Big bodied winger has a high skill level and ability to score goals… Should be drafted this year

40. D Ian McCoshen Waterloo Black Hawks
Date of Birth: August 5, 1995 Height: 6.03 Weight: 205 Shot: Left

Boston College commit is currently the defensive leader of a strong Waterloo team… Very polished defenseman with inviting combination of size and physical tools… Understands how to play a shutdown game… Safe bet to develop into an NHL player although high-end upside may not be there

41. LW Anthony Duclair Quebec Remparts
Date of Birth: July 26, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 182 Shot: Left

Explosive winger with electrifying speed… Is most effective when the defense can get him the puck in opportune situations… Has a good release and accurate shot which he can use at top speed… Hasn’t quite taken the next step this year… Needs to play a more effective overall game

42. D Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds
Date of Birth: August 3, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 175 Shot: Left

Has had a difficult situation playing on a weak Seattle team this season and last… One of the better puck movers available in the draft… Has high-end offensive upside and PP ability… Defensive zone play is an area of development… We’ll monitor his U18 performance closely

43. RW Juuso Ikonen Blues
Date of Birth: January 3, 1995 Height: 5.09 Weight: 170 Shot: Right

Small winger has proven himself as a high level offensive threat… Has great determination and ability to generate offensive chances… Compete level is above average but we question his grit… Will benefit greatly from increased strength moving forward

44. D Steve Santini USNTDP U18
Date of Birth: March 7, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 205 Shot: Right

Has been highly regarded since Age 14… Possesses great combination of size, skating, and 2-way ability… Identifies passing lanes and delivers pro caliber passes… Shows flashes of being a dominant physical player… Ceiling is high but will need strong coaching to continue his development

45. C Laurent Dauphin Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Date of Birth: March 27, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 165 Shot: Left

Has steadily improved in his rookie season and had a coming out party at the CHL Top Prospects Game… Above average skater with good puck protection skills for a slight player… Quick release and above average vision… Has shown an ability to score some high-end dynamic goals 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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