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DAY 18 RECAP
After a late start (whoops... sorry!), only 2 picks were made (and solid picks nevertheless). The third round is now coming to a close, as only 2 picks now remain.
Day 19 begins with the Pittsburgh Penguins!
DAY 19 SELECTIONS
93RD OVERALL - The Colorado Avalanche select Connor Rankin from the Tri-City Americans
With the 93rd overall selection in the 2013 NHL entry draft, the Colorado Avalanche select Connor Rankin from Tri-City of the WHL. Rankin is 6 feet tall, 194 pounds and plays Left Wing.
94TH OVERALL - The St Louis Blues select goaltender Austin Lotz from the Everett Silvertips
GM mightymike D:
Obviously, Goaltending was the least of my priorities coming into the Draft: I’m sure our Jennings-Winning Elite goalie tandem will be back to their best, once Jaro Halak recovers from his latest
shattered femur snapped groinhangnail and Brian Elliott gets over a bad case of Being Brian Elliott.
However, I do listen to listen to the chatter of the media, the fans and the players; in order to scent what’s in the wind (although not anywhere near Ken after he’s eaten his sixth Tacquito of the day)
One name seems to keep cropping up frequently as a solution, when our goaltending is being discussed:
"How Many Goals Against?"… "Lotz"
"Room for improvement?"…"Lotz"
"How much are we paying Elliott, again?"… "Lotz"
"Jesus, this is depressing. Want to get hammered?"… "Lotz"
He’ll fit into our farm system, nicely.
We already have him doing drills with the same specialist equipment that has made Brian Elliott the goaltender that he is.
95TH OVERALL - The Nashville Predators select hulking defenseman Wiley Sherman from Hotchkiss school of Connecticut.
GM No O in Predators!:
When you drafting skill players in the first three rounds like we did, you need to protect them. At 6’6 and nasty, Sherman will do just that. A giant on skates that can skate like he is 5’11". Not only does he have the size to defend and protect, he can skate around and cause havoc. Using his speed to dish out monster hits at a moments notice. Always willing to get into it after the whistle and makes players take bad penalties as a result. Shows some offensive talent… while not yet having a blistering shot in his arsenal, he is a very good passer and can set up his forwards with real acurate stretch passes along with pinpoint passing in the offensive zone.
96TH OVERALL - The Los Angeles Kings selects giant defenseman Keegan Kanzig from the Victoria Royals:
Couldn’t find much on him. Won’t be a Norris winner. Slow feet and little stick skills. However, very physical and a handful when he drops the gloves. A project…
97TH OVERALL - The Calgary Flames select defenseman Carl Dahlstrom from Sweden
Carl Dahlstrom, D from the SEL. Active, smart, and fluid. Has good feet, improved stick-handling and is showing he belongs on the draft lists. He has plenty of developing to do, but has outstanding upside, or so I have read.
98TH OVERALL - The Florida Panthers select Avery Peterson from Grand Rapids High Minnesota.
Avery is a smart-two way forward with strong play-making abilities, but his hands are not as good with the puck as they are dishing it. could always bulk up a bit more but throws around the weight he has well for his 6’2 frame. Could develop into a speedy Rich Peverley, with an extremely well developed shot tacked on, and a solid centre/wing to build a now-crippled 3rd line around.
Sorry Minnesota. (Shit-eating grin)
|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)||KUJAWINSKI, RYAN||C||KINGSTON (OHL)|
|61||WPG (via CHI)||ROY, MARC-OLIVIER
|62||PHX (via SJS)||THOMPSON, KEATON||D||UND (USNDTP)|
|63||COL||HOUCK, JACKSON||RW||VANCOUVER (WHL)|
|64||MTL (via NSH)
|65||NYR (via NSH)||RYDBERG, VIKTOR||C||LINKOPING (SEL)|
|68||DAL (via EDM)||ARNESSON, LINUS
|70||NSH (via MIN)||DUCLAIR, ANTHONY
|71||MTL (via DAL)||DAUPHIN, LAURENT
||USA U-18 (USHL)
|74||LAK (via WPG)
|75||NYR (via CBJ)||CHASE, GREG
|77||PIT (via MIN)||FITZGERALD, RYAN
||OWEN SOUND (OHL)
|79||DET||HÖGGER, FABIO||RW||KLOTEN U20 (SUI)|
|81||CGY (via MIN)||HENRIKSSON, ALEXANDER
||FARJESTAD JR (SWE-JR)
||USA U-18 (USHL)
|85||VAN (via FLA)||MOUTREY, NICK
|87||ANA||DIABY, JONATHAN-ISMAEL||D||VICTORIAVILLE (QMJHL)|
|88||WPG (via LAK)
||HAUF, JARED||D||SEATTLE (WHL)|
|89||BOS||SANFORD, ZACH||C||MIDDLESEX (EJHL)|
|90||PIT||WESTLUND, WILHELM||D||FARJESTAD (SEL)|
|91||WPG (via CHI)||MCADAM, EAMON||G||WATERLOO (USHL)|
|93||COL||RANKIN, CONNOR||LW||TRI-CITY (WHL)|
|94||STL (via TBL)||LOTZ, AUSTIN||G||EVERETT (WHL)|
|95||NSH||SHERMAN, WILEY||D||HARVARD (NCAA)|
|96||LAK (via CAR)||KANZIG, KEEGAN||D||VICTORIA (WHL)|
|97||CGY||DAHLSTROM, CARL||D||LINKÖPING (SEL)|
|98||FLA (via EDM)||PETERSON, AVERY
||GRAND RAPIDS (HIGH-MN)
|99||MIN (via NSH)
||OTT (via PHI)|
||WPG (via LAK)
|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||MIN (via NSH)
|143||BUF (via STL)|
|146||LAK (via MTL)|
|150||DAL (via PIT)|
|166||NJD (via NYI)|
|171||MIN (via NSH)
|182||DAL (via FLA)|
|185||MIN (via NSH)
|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)|
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