The Mock Draft 2013 - Second Round Picks

Projected early pick Zach Fucale answers questions prior to the NHL Draft in New Jersey - Rich Schultz

Having given you a look at some potential first and second round targets, EOTP presents a mock draft of the first 60 picks of the 2013 NHL Draft, split into two parts.

Here you will find part two of Robert Rice's and my 60 pick mock of the 2013 NHL Draft. You can see part one (picks 1-30) here. The Canadiens select 34th, 36th, and 55th. There is obviously also the possibility to trade up, but we will not cover that. Without further ado, here are picks 31-61 (including Winnipeg's compensatory pick for not signing Daulton Leveille). I had the odd picks, Robert had the evens.

31. Florida Panthers: LW Kerby Rychel, Windsor Spirfires (OHL) - see profile

6'1", 205 lbs, shoots left. 68 GP, 40 G, 47 A, 87 PTS, 94 PIM

"A first round pick on most draft boards, the Panthers are ecstatic when the Spitfires power forward falls to them here. Rychel struggled at times when linemate Alex Khokhlachev went down to injury, but still projects to be a solid top-9 winger." - Arik

32. Colorado Avalanche: G Zach Fucale, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) - see profile

6'1", 175 lbs, catches left. 55 GP, 2.35 GAA, .909 sv%, 2 shutouts.

"The top-ranked goalie for the 2013 Draft slips into the 2nd round, the QMJHL and Memorial Cup Champion goaltender is picked up by Colorado, who are quite familiar with his pedigree thanks to insight from new Head Coach and Hockey Operations VP Patrick Roy." - Robert

33. Tampa Bay Lightning: D Shea Theodore, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

6'2", 175 lbs, shoots left. 71 GP, 19 G, 31 A, 50 PTS, 32 PIM.

"The offensive defenseman from Seattle of the WHL has flown under the radar despite solid offensive numbers the past two years. It's no secret the Lightning need defensive help so following the pick of Nichushkin that's what they'll attempt to add." - Arik

34. Montreal Canadiens: LW Emile Poirier, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) - see profile

6'1", 185 lbs, shoots left. 65 GP, 32 G, 38 A, 70 PTS, 101 PIM.

"The Canadiens find it fortuitious once again to dip into the local talent pool with the speedy and skilled Poirier. He led a weak Gatineau Olympiques in scoring this past season and fits well into the Canadiens philosophy of playing a speed-based game." - Robert

35. Carolina Hurricanes: D Ian McCoshen, Waterloo BlackHawks (USHL)

6'3", 205 lbs, shoots left. 53 GP, 11 G, 33 A, 44 PTS, 48 PIM.

"GM Jim Rutherford gets the forward he wants early in Barkov, and now drafts a shutdown defenseman for the future. McCoshen becomes the first player in 2013 selected out of the growing USHL, and will be in good hands at Boston College in the fall." - Arik

36. Montreal Canadiens: RW Jacob De La Rose, Leksand (Allsvenskan)

6'2", 190 lbs, shoots left. 38 GP, 6 G, 6 A, 12 PTS, 31 PIM.

"The Canadiens have shown a renewed interest in Sweden and decide to dip into the talent pool once more, picking up the two-way power forward whose complete profile at a young age is of great interest." - Robert

37. Edmonton Oilers: C Nic Petan, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

5'9", 165 lbs, shoots left. 71 GP, 46 G, 74 A, 120 PTS, 43 PIM.

"While defense is a major concern at the NHL level, the Oilers like their secondary defensive prospects enough to take a risk here with Portland's extremely undersized centre. Petan tied for the WHL lead in scoring, but he'll have to overcome his frame to succeed at the top level." - Arik

38. Buffalo Sabres: RW Michael McCarron, Under-18 (US NTDP)

6'5", 225 lbs, shoots right. 56 GP, 14 G, 20 A, 34 PTS, 176 PIM.

"Buffalo's Darcy Regier decides to invest in a potential power forward option in McCarron that as the giant winger matures into his body his offensive upside will catch up and will become a reliable power forward for the organization." - Robert

39. New Jersey Devils: RW Artturi Lehkonen, KalPa (SM-liiga)

5'10", 160 lbs, shoots left. 45 GP, 14 G, 16 A, 30 PTS, 12 PIM.

"Lou Lamouriello selects the skilled winger out of Finland, who has struggled with concussions recently but has all the tools to be a top-6 forward if he can recover, as his numbers in the SM-Liiga aren't far off what top-five pick Barkov has managed to produce." - Arik

40. Dallas Stars: C J.T. Compher, Under-18 (US NTDP)

5'11, 175 lbs, shoots right. 47 GP, 15 G, 27 A, 42 PTS, 45 PIM.

"The Stars pick up a minor slider in Compher out of the US National Team Development Program, who brings a solid two-way game with him and a respectable skill set. A high-character player who was named the captain of his team this past season." - Robert

41. Philadelphia Flyers: G Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans (WHL) - see profile

6'1", 175 lbs, catches left. 37 GP, 2.62 GAA, .915 sv%, 2 shutouts.

"Continuing their look for stability in goal for the future, the Flyers add some depth by selecting the Tri-City keeper (and brother of Mr. Hillary Duff) who put up impressive numbers in the WHL after being handed the starting job in mid-season." - Arik

42. Phoenix Coyotes: C Laurent Dauphin, Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)

6'0", 170 lbs, shoots left. 62 GP, 25 G, 32 A, 57 PTS, 50 PIM.

Coming up short on promising offensive talent in the system, it is a fortuitous opportunity for the Coyotes to land a player such as Dauphin. The shifty scoring centre was a leading source of offence for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens and a contributing member of Canada's IIHF Under-18 Gold Medal team.

43. Winnipeg Jets: D Dillon Heatherington, Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

6'4", 200 lbs, shoots left. 71 GP, 4 G, 23 A, 27 PTS, 80 PIM.

"The Jets add a solid defensive prospect in Heatherington who brings a strong work ethic and an all-around game that features strong penalty killing, above-average physical play, and the ability to chip in offense." - Arik

44. Columbus Blue Jackets: LW Jason Dickinson, Guelph Storm (OHL)

6'1", 175 lbs, shoots left. 66 GP, 18 G, 29 A, 47 PTS, 31 PIM.

"Columbus adds on to their skill quotient even further in this draft by picking up the skilled centre out of Guelph, his agility and talents as a finisher fit with the Columbus GM Kekalainen's preference for the best skill you can find in a draft." - Robert

45. Anaheim Ducks: RW Justin Bailey, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

6'3", 185 lbs, shoots right. 57 GP, 17 G, 19 A, 36 PTS, 34 PIM.

"The Ducks select the son of former NFL linebacker Carlton Bailey, a high upside pick with a significant injury history. If he progresses as hoped, Bailey could become a potent power forward at the NHL level, but he is very much a project pick." - Arik

46. Minnesota Wild: D Tommy Vannelli, Minnetonka HS (USHS)

6'2", 175 lbs, shoots right. 27 GP, 10 G, 25 A, 35 PTS, 14 PIM.

"The Wild decide to invest in the local crop in Vanelli who has just finished his time in the Minnesota High School circuit, the two-way defencemen is set to start with the University of Minnesota next season, where he will bring a very smart game that is blended with good hands and fluid skating ability." - Robert

47. Detroit Red Wings: C Marko Dano, HC Slovan Bratislava (KHL)

5'11", 185 lbs, shoots left. 37 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS, 26 PIM.

"GM Ken Holland dips back into the European pool, selecting World Juniors standout (with 9 points in 6 games) Dano, a Slovakian centre playing in the KHL. Dano is another project pick, as he will need to bulk up to be successful, but Detroit is willing to wait." - Arik

48. St. Louis Blues: RW Pavel Buchnevich, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)

6'1", 170 lbs, shoots left. 12 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS, 0 PIM.

"Confident with their abiity to recruit European talent, the Blues decide to pick up the quick and crafty Russian sniper with appealing upside who falls this far in the draft order mostly to do with concerns about his possibly not coming over to North America." - Robert

49. San Jose Sharks: G Tristan Jarry, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - see profile

6'2", 180 lbs, catches left. 27 GP, 1.61 GAA, .936 sv%, 6 shutouts.

"Armed with the first of two consecutive picks, GM Doug Wilson selects one of the consensus top goalies in the draft to reenforce a pool that has seen guys like Thomas Greiss and most recently Alex Stalock graduate from prospect status." - Arik

50. San Jose Sharks: C Jimmy Lodge, Saginaw Spirit (OHL)

6'2", 170 lbs, shoots right. 64 GP, 28 G, 39 A, 67 PTS, 28 PIM.

"With the 2nd of his consecutive picks, Doug Wilson selects a potential scoring centre in Lodge. The two-way centre is a creative playmaker and possesses a hard shot and brings a welcome depth addition to a team looking to get it's prospect core reinforced." - Robert

51. Toronto Maple Leafs: D Jordan Subban, Belleville Bulls (OHL) - see profile

5'9", 175 lbs, shoots right. 68 GP, 15 G, 36 A, 51 PTS, 47 PIM.

"The Leafs complete the tri-fecta of rival Subbans as they grab the Ontario native and high-flying offensive defenseman from the OHL. The youngest Subban lacks the physicality of his eldest sibling and there are serious questions about his size and defensive awareness, but he has the potential to be a star." - Arik

52. Buffalo Sabres: C Connor Hurley, Edina (USHS)

6'0", 180 lbs, shoots left. 31 GP, 20 G, 32 A, 52 PTS, 10 PIM.

"The thought you can never have too many centres is a bit appropriate here as the Sabres add to their depth at the position with the industrious two-way playmaking centre who was well-travelled this past season playing in Minnesota High School Hockey, the US National Team Development Program and the USHL. He is committed to the University of Notre Dame." - Robert

53. Washington Capitals: LW William Carrier, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

6'1", 205 lbs, shoots left. 34 GP, 16 G, 26 A, 42 PTS, 41 PIM.

"The Caps pounce on the Cape Breton winger who has produced at more than a point-per-game pace two years in a row on an awful team. Unfortunately, he got injured early on this past season and therefore it's been tough to predict whether he can keep up the same pace, as his shooting percentage was unsustainably high." - Arik

54. Dallas Stars: RW Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

5'11", 165 lbs, shoots right. 65 GP, 31 G, 32 A, 63 PTS, 10 PIM.

"One of the most proficient snipers in the draft, the Dallas Stars look to further build up their offensive pipeline with the agile skater with excellent snap and wrist shots and plays stronger than his 5'10" frame would suggest. He also shows some defensive awareness." - Robert

55. Montreal Canadiens: G Philippe Desrosiers, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) - see profile

6'1", 185 lbs, catches left. 43 GP, 3.07 GAA, .900 sv%, 0 shutouts.

"The Canadiens take another player out of Rimouski; this time it's their goalie, who models his game after Carey Price. The local boy put up decent stats and showed good consistent athletic ability in his first full year in the QMJHL, and performed very well in winning the U-18 championships. Desrosiers is a project pick, like all goalies, but seems to have the mental makeup to have a shot at the NHL." - Arik

56. Edmonton Oilers: RW Nick Baptiste, Sudbury Wolves (OHL)

6'1", 195 lbs, shoots right. 66 GP, 21 G, 27 A, 48 PTS, 44 PIM.

"Edmonton chooses to muscle up with the power forward frame of Baptiste who does his best work within 10 feet of the net and is a relentless forechecker with a solid physical frame. He shows decent hands and has shown some growing defensive ability." - Robert

57. Los Angeles Kings: RW Marc-Olivier Roy, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)

6'1", 180 lbs, shoots left. 65 GP, 29 G, 38 A, 67 PTS, 68 PIM.

"GM Dean Lombardi selects the talented right winger out of Blainville-Boisbriand who capped a breakout season with a sizzling 16 points in 9 playoff games. Works well within his limitations as a complete player without top grade consistent offensive skills." - Arik

58. San Jose Sharks: D Gustav Olofsson, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

6'2", 190 lbs, shoots left. 63 GP, 2 G, 21 A, 23 PTS, 59 PIM.

"Doug Wilson makes judicious use of another of his acquired draft picks to build up a San Jose system that needs fresh blood with Olofsson. The Green Bay Gamblers product brings solid two-way ability to a team backed by good skating, good hockey sense and a sound positional game." - Robert

59. Winnipeg Jets: RW Zach Nastasiuk, Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

6'1", 190 lbs, shoots right. 62 GP, 20 G, 20 A, 40 PTS, 32 PIM.

"Nastasiuk, son of former CFLer Paul Nastasiuk, was set back by a shoulder injury this past season, but still put up decent numbers and is projected as a potential third-line gritty forward with the ability to chip in secondary offense while providing energy." - Arik

60. Boston Bruins: RW Nick Sorensen, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)

6'1", 175 lbs, shoots right. 46 GP, 20 G, 27 A, 47 PTS, 18 PIM.

"Boston forfeits Pick No. 60 out of guilt over being such jerks.

Really though...

Boston looks to add some speed to their system with the selection of Sorensen. The quick-footed winger mixes his skating abilities with good hands that allow him to get off a very good shot or execute on passing plays." - Robert

61. Winnipeg Jets: RW Hudson Fasching, Under-18 (US NTDP)

6'3", 215 lbs, shoots right. 65 GP, 11 G, 23 A, 34 PTS, 58 PIM.

"With this compensation pick, the Jets go with the big bodied forward out of the US NTDP. He's an inconsistent forward with below average skating but his size, shot, and ability to drive the net yield a tempting package and he performed well for his country at the U-18s." - Arik


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