2013 NHL Midterm Draft Rankings | The Scouting Report

2013 NHL Midterm Draft Rankings

46. D Jan Kostalek Rimouski Oceanic
Date of Birth: February 17, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 182 Shot: Right

Extremely refined defenseman for his age… Plays a solid defense-first game using his quick feet and active stick to maintain effective dzone coverage… Willingness to finish checks at times but rarely over commits himself… Offensive upside limited but he can move the puck well

47. D Mirco Mueller Everett Silvertips
Date of Birth: March 21, 1995 Height: 6.04 Weight: 185 Shot: Left

Swiss international has gotten better each month this season… Has impressive size and will be more effective as he adds strength… Possesses strong shutdown ability… Willing to jump into the rush and has adept puck skills… Still a bit raw but has a lot of NHL upside

48. C Pavel Buchnevich Severstal
Date of Birth: April 17, 1995 Height: 6.00 Weight: 165 Shot: Left

Put up impressive numbers in the MHL this season and has played a role in the KHL with Severstal… Has top end puck handling ability and great hockey sense… Needs to add quickness to his stride but technical upside is there… Will benefit from continued development and adding strength

49. D Samuel Morin Rimouski Oceanic
Date of Birth: July 17, 1995 Height: 6.06 Weight: 203 Shot: Left

Projectable upside defines Morin’s game… Adept skater who needs to improve pivots and transitions… Stay at home defenseman who moves the puck with caution… Throws his weight around when he has the opportunity… Plays a very simple game and limits mistakes

50. D Chris Bigras Owen Sound Attack
Date of Birth: February 22, 1995 Height: 6.01 Weight: 190 Shot: Left

Won’t overwhelm you with any one skill but plays a steady all-around game… Plays a reliable defense-first game while contributing offensively when he gets a chance… Projects as a ‘safe’ pick but a lack of a defining skill is a bit of a concern when looking at his role at the next level

51. G Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings
Date of Birth: April 29, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 180 Shot: Left

Has had a big season as the understudy to Laurent Brossoit… Plays a throwback hybrid style of goaltending… Likes to challenge shooters and come out to the white ice… Hasn’t had the workload of some of his peers but that shouldn’t hurt his stock come draft day

52. C William Carrier Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Date of Birth: December 20, 1994 Height: 6.01 Weight: 198 Shot: Left

Has the frame and style of play to play a power forward role at the NHL level… Possesses a heavy shot with adept playmaking ability… Foot speed is an area that needs to

Has the frame and style of play to play a power forward role at the NHL level… Possesses a heavy shot with adept playmaking ability… Foot speed is an area that needs to improve next year as a late birthdate… Rough around the edges but has some intriguing upside

53. C Taylor Cammarata Waterloo Black Hawks
Date of Birth: May 13, 1995 Height: 5.06 Weight: 160 Shot: Left

Top scorer in the USHL and 2nd in Goals… Lack of size is an obvious concern but Cammarata’s sheer offensive skill makes the risk more than worthwhile… Extremely crafty player with as much skill as any player in the draft… Could go higher if a team is willing to take a chance

54. RW Nick Sorensen Quebec Remparts
Date of Birth: October 23, 1994 Height: 6.01 Weight: 175 Shot: Right

Has first round pedigree but has really struggled his North American transition with injuries… Foot speed and skating ability projects well to the NHL level… Shows solid 2-way play and potential PK ability… Needs to show more offensively… Creativity is fairly average

55. C Ryan Kujawinski Kingston Frontenacs
Date of Birth: May 30, 1995 Height: 6.02 Weight: 185 Shot: Left

A mid-season trade to Kingston last year facilitated an offensive outbreak for Kujawinski which hasn’t been replicated this year… Has game breaking ability but is prone to sustained inconsistent stretches… Size and skating ability should be enough to keep him in the Top 60

56. C Ryan Fitzgerald Valley JW
Date of Birth: October 19, 1994 Height: 5.09 Weight: 170 Shot: Left

Was the MVP of the inaugural USA Top Prospects Game… Very solid all-around player who competes hard and brings it every shift… Does not possess great size but his determination is often unmatched… Has a deceptive shot and good hockey sense… Boston College commit

57. C Lucas Wallmark Skelleftea
Date of Birth: September 5, 1995 Height: 5.11 Weight: 174 Shot: Left

Slight centre doesn’t possess great size but has developed nicely this year… Seen time with Skelleftea in the Elitserien… Vision and playmaking ability is intriguing and he possesses a high skill level and upside at this point in the draft

58. C Marc-Olivier Roy Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Date of Birth: November 5, 1994 Height: 6.01 Weight: 180 Shot: Left

All-around forward who can play in all situations… Quick skater with a tidy stride and high-end agility… Has shown improving offensive talent and ability to create opportunities… One of the most polished two-way forwards in the draft should see him potentially rise further

59. D Jeff Corbett Sudbury Wolves
Date of Birth: September 20, 1994 Height: 6.02 Weight: 190 Shot: Left

Late birthdate defenseman has struggled with injuries in his OHL career… When he’s in the lineup he has a pro frame and a polished two-way game… Logs heavy minutes and has good shutdown ability… Offensive upside is untapped… Starting to see the overall value he brings to the ice

60. RW Sergey Tolchinsky SSM Greyhounds
Date of Birth: February 3, 1995 Height: 5.09 Weight: 160 Shot: Right

Size and strength are the obvious concern but Tolchinsky is a wizard with the puck… Uncanny ability to make dazzling moves at high speeds to create offense… Needs to continue to improve his commitment to defensive zone… His talent is worth the risk as a Top 60 player


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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