HW Community Mock Draft 2013: Day 5

Jeff Gross

On the board: HDZx. You have until 10:30AM CDT to make your pick!

Day 4 Recap

Day 4 for the Hockey Widlerness Mock Draft may have just busiest yet, albeit late at night.

This is where teams will start going off the because the future of prospects get even more blurry and unclear. Surprisingly though, all the picks were prospects projected at their proper place, creating very little surprises.

The only surprise came late when the Ducks select defenseman Ian McCoshen. McCoshen is a solid prospect but a few at FC have questioned his upside and whether he has the tools to become more than just a depth defenseman.

The only other notable news is that Columbus will seem to end with the most first round prospects with three selections: Frederik Gauthier, Adam Erne and Andre Burakowsky. Safe and smart pick, left the first round with no high risk picks but all have very strong potential.

Other than that, the first round to be finish by today and we should begin the 2nd round as well!

DAY 4 SELECTIONS

19TH OVERALL - The Columbus Blue Jackets select powerforward Adam Erne

General Manager Tony Wiseau:

The Blue Jackets have been in need of power forwards, particularly on the wing. With the acquisition of the hulking Frederik Gauthier, we feel we’ve partially fulfilled that. We double down on this strategy with the selection of Erne. Smaller than Gauthier, the 6’1’’ Erne is still no midget, and brings an element of the elite speed and grit that Gauthier can’t, and doesn’t yet provide. Erne’s shot, speed, and ability and desire to get into the “dirty areas” allow him to generate goals. My hope is something like a bigger Jason Zucker. The Blue Jackets prospect pool has just gotten bigger, stronger, and grittier this round, with yet another pick in the first. I’m pretty thrilled with my first round so far.

20TH OVERALL - The San Jose Sharks select two-way defenseman Ryan Pulock

General Manager J.A.Berty1330:

We pick Pulock because of his puck-moving abilities, cannon of a slapper, skating, physicality, and leadership. Pulock offers the complete package as a defenseman and could potentially land on the Sharks top pairing for years to come. Pulock is also a piece that the Sharks can build around to restock their prospect pool.

21TH OVERALL - The Toronto Maple Leafs select all-round forward Bo Horvat.

General Manager Corporal_Klinger:

Horvat is both an offensive talent and a dependable defensive player. He has good hands and a solid shot, can take faceoffs anywhere on the ice and play against an opposing teams best players and win. He has a good hockey IQ which makes him an effective playmaker, but he isn’t afraid to go into the corners and fight for the puck. His skating still needs some work, but already looks to be improving. He’s a strong, versatile center, and will be a terrific addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.

22ND OVERALL - The Calgary Flames select mobile defenseman Josh Morrissey.

General Manager niemonster3:

He plays an extremely mature two-way game, but you can’t leave without feeling he has top-level offensive abilities, due to his skating, elite skill, and puck-moving strengths. Already pretty sound defensively and has a big cannon on the PP right point with his left hand shot. Confident and smooth, he can lead the rush, or quickly close down and stop the ememy’s attempt at one. At this point not overly large, but gets the job done. Controls gaps and will step up physically to stop the advance.

23RD OVERALL - The Washington Capitals select skilled defenseman Robert Hagg.

General Manager The Nooge:

Hägg is a 6’2" 200lb defensemen who plays for MODO and the Swiss U20 national team. He is highly touted as a two-way defensemen who has a great mind for the game. He plays strong on the puck and has a crisp breakout pass. He is a smooth, powerful skater with good top end speed and great acceleration. His ability to control the speed and tempo of a game as well as his hard, accurate slap shot makes him a strong presence on the power play.

Hägg displays maturity beyond his years, he will hardly be pressured into making a bad pass and he excels with setting up teammates on the rush. His defensive play was recently labeled as inconsistent but he has also showed a lot of upside with big hit capability and a strong presence in front of his own goal. He’ll play aggressive while maintaining gap control and an ability to cut down passing or shooting lanes.


Overall, we feel this kid has a lot of potential upside and may be NHL ready within a year or two.

24TH OVERALL - The Vancouver Canucks select hulking defenseman Samuel Morin.

HW Danccchan's Take:

The team lacks bluechip prospects in every position so they do with Morin, who has that dominate size to be a key player defensively. However, he compliments that with good skating and a strong first pass. Might take him 2-3 years but the idea of having a good skating 6-6 defenseman patrolling the Vancouver blueline is hard to pass up!

25TH OVERALL - The Montreal Canadiens select versatile forward Curtis Lazar.

HW Danccchan's Take:

The Canadiens have alot of depth and high quality offensive forwards. Galchenyuk, Collberg, Hudon, Bozon etc etc. What they could use is a character, versatile forward to compliment this group and add some grit and talent on their forecheck. Lazar is a special teams player (smarts on PK and his shot and hardwork on the PP) and have tons of versatility to play on their 3rd line forecheck, shutdown, 2nd line shooter etc.

26TH OVERALL - The Anaheim Ducks select all-round defenseman Ian McCoshen.

General Manager Kyle Nicolas:

Anaheim has some great skill coming through the ranks at nearly every position, however most of Anaheim’s defensive studs are offensively-minded. With the team still struggling mightily to keep the puck out of their net and an infuriating inability to prevent larger forwards from having a picnic in our goal crease, the team is in desperate need of a strong, sizeable, and defensively-minded blueliner to keep forwards at bay.

McCoshen can fill this role. Initially regarded as a brilliant shut-down defender thanks to his big nearly-6’3", 205lbs size, McCoshen stepped up his game and evolved into a great two-way guy who can contribute offensively while still playing amazing defense. He was second on his USHL squad last season with a +35 rating while leading all Waterloo defensemen by scoring 44 points in 53 games.

McCoshen is committed to Boston College for next season and will mature while facing some spectacular competition in Hockey East. However he also has the option to move to the CHL with the Saginaw Spirit should he choose to pursue the non-collegiate path.

27TH OVERALL - The Columbus Blue Jackets select speedy winger Andre Burakowsky.

General Manager Tony Wiseau:

Some may wonder if I’m being too focused on landing offense for the Blue Jackets’ system, but I don’t feel the defense is of urgent need with upgrading. A team that was just able to trade John Moore at the deadline, the Jackets still feature Jack Johnson, James Wisniewski, and Fydor Tyutin as very good established NHLers, with Ryan Murray and Jack Johnson bringing up the rear in terms of young guns. I think it’s gonna be OK in that department.

Burakowsky offers high-end playmaking skill to the Blue Jackets, combining it with speed and grit. There are some concerns- he needs to fill out his 6’1’’ frame, and he was hella inconsistent last season in Sweden, but again, with three first rounders, I feel I can go for upside moreso with safety. On paper, I have added three prospects to the Blue Jackets system that have size (or in Burakowsky’s case, a projectable frame), speed, and grit, and they all play different roles. And we’re not even in Round 2 yet.

RULES

Remember the rules:

Drafting:

UPDATED RULE: TIME LIMIT WILL BE SHORTEN TO 6 HOUR FOR ROUNDS 2-7.

  1. Picks will be made in the Mock Draft GDT that will be created every morning at 10AM.
  2. You will have 8 hours to make your pick. Otherwise, you will be auto'd using HW rankings. Any time past 12AM will be automatically transferred to the next morning's 10AM thread (e.g 1 hour left + 10AM = 11AM deadline).
  3. Make you pick in the comments section, with a short description following it.
  4. This draft will continue until June 28th.
  5. If you miss your pick twice, you will be replaced.

Trading:

  1. Trading of picks will be allowed. Trading of players will NOT.
  2. Send in your trades to my email - danccchan@gmail.com. I need one player to send the proposal, the second player to quote said proposal with a "I approve" statement in the email

Also, when you make your pick, you should make it ion the comments section in the following format:

SUBJECT: With the 1st overall pick, the Colorado Avalanche select Sidney Crosby

MESSAGE: "The Avalanche select Crosby because his free-flowing hair and his ability to grow a mullet"

DRAFT BOARD

ROUND 1

# Drafting Name Pos Team
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)
ZYKOV, VALENTIN
LW
BAIE-COMEAU (QMJHL)
16 BUF (via MIN) MANTHA, ANTHONY
RW
VAL-D'OR (QMJHL)
17 OTT THEODORE, SHEA
D
SEATTLE (WHL)
18 DET DE LA ROSE, JACOB
C
LEKSAND (SWE-2)
19 CBJ (via NYR) ERNE, ADAM
LW
QUEBEC (QMJHL)
20 SJS PULOCK, RYAN
D
BRANDON (WHL)
21 TOR HORVAT, BO
C
LONDON (OHL)
22 CGY (via STL) MORRISSEY, JOSH
D
PRINCE ALBERT (WHL)
23 WSH HAGG, ROBERT
D
MODO JR (SWE-JR)
24 VAN MORIN, SAMUEL
D
RIMOUSKI (QMJHL)
25 MTL LAZAR, CURTIS
RW/C
EDMONTON (WHL)
26 ANA MCCOSHEN, IAN
D
WATERLOO (USHL)
27 CBJ (via LAK) BURAKOWSKY, ANDRE C MALMO (SWE-D1)
28 DAL (via BOS) RYCHEL, KERBY LW WINDSOR (OHL)
29 MIN (via CGY)
FUCALE, ZACH
G
HALIFAX (QMJHL)
30 CHI BIGRAS, CHRIS
D
OTTAWA (OHL)

ROUND 2

# Drafting Name Pos Team
31 FLA VANNELLI, TOMMY
D
MINNETONKA (HIGH-MN)
32 COL


33 TBL


34 MTL (via NSH)


35 CAR


36 MTL (via CGY)


37 EDM


38 BUF


39 NJD


40 DAL


41 PHI


42 PHX


43 WPG


44 CBJ


45 ANA (via NYI)


46 CGY (via MIN)


47 STL (via OTT)


48 DET


49 SJS (via NYR)


50 SJS


51 TOR


52 BUF (via STL)


53 WSH


54 DAL (via VAN)


55 MTL


56 EDM (via ANA)


57 LAK


58 BOS


59 WPG (Comp)


60 SJS (via PIT)


61 WPG (via CHI)


ROUND 3

# Drafting Name Pos Team
62 PHX (via SJS)


63 COL


64 NSH (via TBL)


65 NYR (via NSH)


66 CAR


67 CGY


68 DAL (via EDM)


69 BUF


70 MIN (via NJD)


71 MTL (via DAL)


72 PHI


73 PHX


74 WPG


75 NYR (via CBJ)


76 NYI


77 PIT (via MIN)


78 OTT


79 DET


80 NYR


81 CGY (via MIN)


82 TOR


83 STL


84 WSH


85 VAN (via FLA)


86 MTL


87 ANA


88 LAK


89 BOS


90 PIT


91 WPG (via CHI)


ROUND 4

# Drafting Name Pos Team
92 FLA


93 COL


94 STL (via TBL)


95 NSH


96 LAK (via CAR)


97 CGY


98 FLA (via EDM)


99 NSH (via BUF)


100 NJD


101
DAL


102
OTT (via PHI)


103
LAK (via PHX)


104
WPG


105
CBJ


106
NYI


107
MIN


108
OTT


109
DET


110
NYR


111 SJS (via CHI)


112 NSH (via TOR)


113 STL


114 WSH


115 VAN


116 NJD (via NYI)


117 ANA


118 LAK


119 BOS


120 PIT


121 CHI


ROUND 5

# Drafting Name Pos Team
122 FLA


123 COL


124 TBL


125 NSH


126 CAR


127 WSH (via CGY)


128 EDM


129 BUF


130 BUF (via NJD)


131 DAL


132 PHI


133 PHX


134 WPG


135 CGY (via CLB)


136 NYI


137 MIN


138 OTT


139 DET


140 NSH (via NYR)


141 SJS


142 TOR


143 BUF (via STL)


144 WSH


145 VAN


146 LAK (via MTL)


147 ANA


148 LAK


149 BOS


150 DAL (via PIT)


151 CHI


ROUND 6

# Drafting Name Pos Team
152 FLA


153 COL


154 TBL


155 NSH


156 CAR


157 CGY


158 EDM


159 BUF


160 NJD


161 DAL


162 PHI


163 PHX


164 WPG


165 CLB


166 NJD (via NYI)


167 MIN


168 OTT


169 DET


170 NYR


171 NSH (via SJS)


172 TOR


173 STL


174 WSH


175 VAN


176 MTL


177 ANA


178 LAK


179 BOS


180 PIT


181 CHI



ROUND 7

# Drafting Name Pos Team
182 DAL (via FLA)


183 COL


184 TBL


185 NSH


186 TBL (via CAR)


187 CGY


188 EDM


189 BUF


190 WPG (via NJD)


191 LAK (via DAL)


192 PHI


193 PHX


194 PIT (via WPG)


195 CLB


196 NYI


197 MIN


198 CGY (via OTT)


199 DET


200 MIN (via NYR)


201 SJS


202 TOR


203 STL


204 WSH


205 VAN


206 MTL


207 SJS (via ANA)


208 LAK


209 BOS


210 PIT


211 CHI



GM List - LINK HERE

We will be updating the picks as the draft goes along so check this post as well as our twitter, @hockeywildernes, for updates.

For a complete list of draft picks, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_NHL_Entry_Draft

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