On the board: J.A.Berty1330. You have until 12:44PM CDT to make your pick!
DAY 9 SELECTIONS
47TH OVERALL - The St. Louis Blues select Ryan Graves, defenseman from the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the QMJHL
General Manager mightymikeD:
48TH OVERALL - The Detroit Red Wings select defenseman Dillon Heatherington from the WHL's Swift Current Buffalos.
HW Danccchan's Take:
Mobile and defensive, Heatherington is already a very good and quick defensive defenseman but also has the mobility and stick skills to develop his offensive game. Detroit is going to give him tons of development time to tap his offensive potential!
49TH OVERALL - The San Jose Sharks select William Carrier, left winger/center from the QMJHL's Cape Brenton Screaming Eagles.
General Manager J.A.Berty1330:
50TH OVERALL - The San Jose Sharks select left/right-winger Arturri Lehkonen, from the SM-Liiga's KalPa Kuopo.
General Manager J.A.Berty1330:
51ST OVERALL - The Toronto Maple Leafs select defenseman Mitchell Wheaton from the WHL's Kelowna Rockets.
General Manager Corporal_Klinger:
This 6’-5", 228 lbs monster is a stay-at-home-type defensemen from the Kelowna Rockets Defence Works. He’s got a great reach to keep both shooting lanes and the crease clear, and with his size and strength he could be ready sooner rather than later. (But we won’t rush him like we did with Luke Schenn. Honest.)
He has the potential to make a complimentary pairing with some of our more offensively-minded defence prospects like Jake Gardiner or Morgan Rielly, or as part of a shutdown pair with someone like Stuart Percy. Either way, this a pick we’re happy to make.
52ND OVERALL - The Buffalo Sabres select center Jimmy Lodge from the OHL's Saginaw Spirit.
HW Danccchan's Take:
Sabres seem to have a lot of picks in the early parts of the draft so they don’t mind using another pick on a high reward forward. Lodge started the season very slow and slightly disappointing but caught fire around the New Years and has been part of the hottest lines.
53RD OVERALL - The Washington Capitals select left wing Anton Slepyshev from the KHL's Salavat Yulaev.
General Manager The Noogie:
"Slepyshev is one of the rare 17-year-old forwards who has been able to step into the Vladimir Tarasenko did in their 17-year-old seasons, though, for example. Slepyshev is an above-average skater who is tremendously agile and is also able to get up to a notable top gear. When you combine his great agility with the fact he has high-end puck skills, he really is a nuisance to check. Slepyshev is very effective at dodging opponents and creating space for himself. I’ve seen times on penalty kills where he would dance around the opposing zone for 15-25 seconds because several opponents keep missing him. Slepyshev has a plus if not near that shot and he knows it, as he has a shoot-first mentality with the ability to score from way out. He can still make plays and doesn’t have tunnel vision, but I wouldn’t classify him as a playmaker. Slepyshev’s physical game needs some work as while he’s average-sized, he’s got a bean pole frame and can easily be pushed off the puck. He will show some physical effort, although that at times could be better, and has some defensive value too, but his strength level is way behind where it needs to be."and produce, albeit at a marginal level. His production is along the lines of what elite prospects Evgeny Kuznetsov and"Slepyshev is already a very good skater, and with a bit of refined technique could become a great one. Slepyshev has very good top end speed, and quick acceleration despite a stride that is a little bit too short and choppy. A small bit of work would change Slepyshev from a very good skater to a great one. He already possesses the balance, agility and strength on his skates that is necessary to compete at the next level.
Slepyshev is a talented offensive player. He loves to shoot and has a very good array of shots. His wrist shot and snap shot both are hard, accurate, and feature a quick release. Slepyshev has very good hands, and is able to dangle around defencemen. He’s not afraid to drive the net and generated chances in close with his quick hands. He is a hard worker engaging in and winning numerous puck battles along the boards, and is willing to take abuse in front of the net. Slepyshev could however use some work on his playmaking."
- Ben Kerr, Last Word on Sports
54TH OVERALL - The Dallas Stars select defenseman Jan Kostalek from Rimouski of the QMJHL.
General Manager Mike Murphy "Dig Deep":
|1||COL||JONES, SETH||D||PORTLAND (WHL)|
|2||FLA||MACKINNON, NATHAN||C||HALIFAX (QMJHL)|
|3||TBL||NICHUSHKIN, VALERI||RW||DYNAMO (RUSSIA)|
|4||NSH||LINDHOLM, ELIAS||C||BRYNAS (SWEDEN)|
|5||CAR||DROUIN, JONATHAN||LW||HALIFAX (QMJHL)|
|6||CGY||BARKOV, ALEKSANDER||C||TAPPARA (FINLAND)|
|7||EDM||RISTOLAINEN, RASMUS||D||TPS (FINLAND)|
|8||BUF||ZADOROV, NIKITA||D||LONDON (OHL)|
|9||NYI (via NJD)||MONAHAN, SEAN||C||OTTAWA (OHL)|
|10||DAL||SHINKARUK, HUNTER||C/LW||MEDICINE HAT (WHL)|
|11||PHI||NURSE, DARNELL||D||SAULT STE MARIE (OHL)|
|12||PHX||WENNBERG, ALEXANDER||C||DJURGARDEN (SWE-2)|
|13||WPG||DOMI, MAX||C||LONDON (OHL)|
|14||CBJ||FREDERIK GAUTHIER||C||RIMOUSKI (QMJHL)
|15||NJD (via NYI)
|16||BUF (via MIN)||MANTHA, ANTHONY
|18||DET||DE LA ROSE, JACOB
|19||CBJ (via NYR)||ERNE, ADAM
|22||CGY (via STL)||MORRISSEY, JOSH
||PRINCE ALBERT (WHL)
||MODO JR (SWE-JR)
|27||CBJ (via LAK)||BURAKOWSKY, ANDRE||C||MALMO (SWE-D1)|
|28||DAL (via BOS)||RYCHEL, KERBY||LW||WINDSOR (OHL)|
|29||MIN (via CGY)
|34||MTL (via NSH)||HARTMAN, RYAN
|36||MTL (via CGY)||MUELLER, MIRCO
|39||NJD||JARRY, TRISTAN||G||EDMONTON (WHL)|
|41||PHI||KLAVINS, EDGARS||LW/RW||EIK (ELITSERIEN)|
|42||PHX||PETAN, NICOLAS||C||PORTLAND (WHL)|
|45||ANA (via NYI)||BAILEY, JUSTIN
|46||CGY (via MIN)||HILL, TYLER
|47||STL (via OTT)||GRAVES, RYAN
||SWIFT CURRENT (WHL)
|49||SJS (via NYR)||CARRIER, WILLIAM
||CAPE BRETON (QMJHL)
|52||BUF (via STL)||LODGE, JIMMY
|53||WSH||SLEPYSHEV, ANTON||LW||SALAVAT (KHL)|
|54||DAL (via VAN)||KOSTALEK, JAN||D||RIMOUSKI (QMJHL|
|55||NSH (via MTL)||BJORKSTRAND, OLIVER
|56||EDM (via ANA)||PESCE, BRETT
||HC SLOVAN B (SLOVAKIA)
|59||WPG (Comp)||HURLEY, CONNOR
|60||SJS (via PIT)|
|61||WPG (via CHI)|
|62||PHX (via SJS)|
|64||MTL (via NSH)
|65||NYR (via NSH)|
|68||DAL (via EDM)|
|70||MIN (via NJD)|
|71||MTL (via DAL)|
|75||NYR (via CBJ)|
|77||PIT (via MIN)|
|81||CGY (via MIN)|
|85||VAN (via FLA)|
|91||WPG (via CHI)|
|94||STL (via TBL)|
|96||LAK (via CAR)|
|98||FLA (via EDM)|
|99||NSH (via BUF)|
||OTT (via PHI)|
||LAK (via PHX)|
|111||SJS (via CHI)|
|112||MTL (via NSH)
|116||NJD (via NYI)|
|127||WSH (via CGY)|
|130||BUF (via NJD)|
|135||CGY (via CLB)|
|140||NSH (via NYR)|
|143||BUF (via STL)|
|146||LAK (via MTL)|
|150||DAL (via PIT)|
|166||NJD (via NYI)|
|171||NSH (via SJS)|
|182||DAL (via FLA)|
|186||TBL (via CAR)|
|190||WPG (via NJD)|
|191||LAK (via DAL)|
|194||PIT (via WPG)|
|198||CGY (via OTT)|
|200||MIN (via NYR)|
|207||SJS (via ANA)|
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For a complete list of draft picks, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_NHL_Entry_Draft