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May 10, 2013
Top 100 Draft Prospects 2013
Full Listing, 1-250

by Corey Pronman


Welcome to the third edition of Hockey Prospectus' Top 100 Draft Prospect preview.

In this feature, you will not only find detailed profiles of the Top 100 prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but also my personal rankings of the Top 250 prospects. And as usual, I'll provide explanations for how I decided on key rankings.

If you would like to learn more about the process and methodology that go into my rankings, it is explained in detail here.

The 2013 draft class is a very strong one, with a fantastic top end, good depth in terms of the top tier of prospects, and quality overall depth. And while there is no top goaltending prospect like Andrei Vasilevski from 2012, the goaltending crop is still good.

You normally can get above-average prospects up until the top or middle of the second round in a standard draft class. This year, I would say that applies up until the beginning or middle of the third round. There are normally about eight to 10 top-end prospects in a draft class, where this year, I count 16 of them. There are six or seven elite prospects available, depending on how you view Sean Monahan.

The tiers, in terms of where I see a drop off in prospect value, is after the top three of Drouin, MacKinnon, and Jones, and after Nichushkin and Barkov at five—though Nichushkin can arguably be slotted into either of those tiers. Lindholm is also on a tier by himself, tightly grouped between the other two. There is also a dropoff after Zadorov at 16, and after that a steady marginal decline in prospect value begins until the end of the draft rankings.

If you have any questions about anything in these rankings you can reach me at or at my Twitter account @coreypronman.

Introduction - A description of the methodology of these rankings.

Prospects 1-5

1. Jonathan Drouin, Left Wing, Halifax-QMJHL*
2. Nathan MacKinnon, Center, Halifax-QMJHL*
3. Seth Jones, Defense, Portland-WHL*
4. Valeri Nichushkin, Right Wing, Traktor-KHL*
5. Aleksander Barkov, Center, Tappara-SM-Liiga*

Prospects 6-10

6. Elias Lindholm, Center, Brynas-SEL*
7. Sean Monahan, Center, Ottawa-OHL*
8. Rasmus Ristolainen, Defense, TPS-SM-Liiga*
9. Max Domi, Center, London-OHL*
10. Hunter Shinkaruk, Center, Medicine Hat-WHL*

Prospects 11-15

11. Darnell Nurse, Defense, Sault Ste. Marie-OHL*
12. Ryan Pulock, Defense, Brandon-WHL*
13. Andre Burakowsky, Left Wing, Malmo-Allsvenskan*
14. Bo Horvat, Center, London-OHL*
15. Alexander Wennberg, Center, Djurgardens-Allsvenskan*

Prospects 16-20

16. Nikita Zadorov, Defense, London-OHL*
17. Pavel Buchnevich, Left Wing, Severstal-KHL*
18. Adam Erne, Left Wing, Quebec-QMJHL*
19. Valentin Zykov, Right Wing, Baie-Comeau-QMJHL*
20. Josh Morrissey, Defense, Prince Albert-WHL*

Prospects 21-30

21. Robert Hagg, Defense, MODO-SEL
22. Anthony Mantha, Left Wing, Val-d'Or-QMJHL
23. Madison Bowey, Defense, Kelowna-WHL
24. Artturi Lehkonen, Left Wing, KalPa-SM-Liiga
25. J.T. Compher, Center, USA Under-18-USHL
26. Mirco Mueller, Defense, Everett-WHL
27. Jacob De La Rose, Left Wing, Leksands-Allsvenskan
28. Steven Santini, Defense, USA Under-18-USHL
29. Curtis Lazar, Center, Edmonton-WHL
30. Shea Theodore, Defense, Seattle-WHL

Prospects 31-40

31. Frederik Gauthier, Center, Rimouski-QMJHL
32. Nicolas Petan, Center, Portland-WHL
33. Morgan Klimchuk, Left Wing, Regina-WHL
34. Laurent Dauphin, Center, Chicoutimi-QMJHL
35. Ian McCoshen, Defense, Waterloo-USHL
36. Chris Bigras, Defense, Owen Sound-OHL
37. Anthony Duclair, Left Wing, Quebec-QMJHL
38. Connor Hurley, Center, Edina-US High School
39. Jason Dickinson, Center, Guelph-OHL
40. Jimmy Lodge, Right Wing, Saginaw-OHL

Prospects 41-50

41. William Carrier, Left Wing, Cape Breton-QMJHL
42. Ryan Hartman, Right Wing, Plymouth-OHL
43. Marko Dano, Center, Slovan Bratislava-KHL
44. Kerby Rychel, Left Wing, Windsor-OHL
45. Anton Slepyshev, Left Wing, Salvat Yulaev-KHL
46. Juuso Ikonen, Left Wing, Blues-SM-Liiga
47. Michael McCarron, Right Wing, USA Under-18-USHL
48. Nick Sorensen, Right Wing, Quebec-QMJHL
49. Dillon Heatherington, Defense, Swift Current-WHL
50. Peter Cehlarik, Left Wing, Lulea-SEL

Prospects 51-60

51. Justin Bailey, Right Wing, Kitchener-OHL
52. Oliver Bjorkstrand, Right Wing, Portland-WHL
53. Ryan Fitzgerald, Center, Valley-EJHL
54. Jordan Subban, Defense, Belleville-OHL
55. Viktor Arvidsson, Left Wing, Skelleftea-SEL
56. Sergei Tolchinsky, Left Wing, Sault Ste. Marie-OHL
57. Jan Kostalek, Defense, Rimouski-QMJHL
58. Will Butcher, Defense, USA Under-18-USHL
59. Taylor Cammarata, Left Wing, Waterloo-USHL
60. Samuel Morin, Defense, Rimouski-QMJHL

Prospects 61-70

61. Lucas Wallmark, Center, Skelleftea-J20 SuperElit
62. Emile Poirier, Left Wing, Gatineau-QMJHL
63. Hudson Fasching, Right Wing, USA Under-18-USHL
64. Zach Nastasiuk, Right Wing, Owen Sound-OHL
65. Linus Arnesson, Defense, Djurgardens-Allsvenskan
66. Tommy Vannelli, Defense, Minnetonka-US High School
67. Ryan Kujawinski, Center, Kingston-OHL
68. Michael Downing, Defense, Dubuque-USHL
69. Brett Pesce, Defense, Univ. of New Hampshire-Hockey East
70. Marc-Olivier Roy, Right Wing, Blainville-Boisbriand-QMJHL

Prospects 71-80

71. Eric Roy, Defense, Brandon-WHL
72. Keaton Thompson, Defense, USA Under-18-USHL
73. Bogdan Yakimov, Center, Dizel-VHL
74. Tyler Motte, Left Wing, USA Under-18-USHL
75. Viktor Crus Rydberg, Center, Linkoping-J20 SuperElit
76. Nick Moutrey, Right Wing, Saginaw-OHL
77. Anthony Louis, Left Wing, USA Under-18-USHL
78. Wilhelm Westlund, Defense, Farjestad-SEL
79. John Hayden, Center, USA Under-18-USHL
80. Tyler Hill, Left Wing, Hotchkiss-US High School

Prospects 81-90

81. Arturs Kuzmenkovs, Right Wing, Metalurgs Liepaja-Belarus
82. Filip Sandberg, Right Wing, HV71-J20 SuperElit
83. Jonathan Ismael-Diaby, Defense, Victoriaville-QMJHL
84. Sven Andrighetto, Right Wing, Rouyn-Noranda-QMJHL
85. Gustav Olofsson, Defense, Green Bay-USHL
86. Miro Aaltonen, Center, Blues-SM-Liiga
87. Carl Dahlstrom, Defense, Linkoping-J20 SuperElit
88. Jan Stencel, Defense, Vitkovice-Czech Extraliga
89. Tristan Jarry, Goaltender, Edmonton-WHL*
90. Anton Cederholm, Defense, Rogle-SEL

Prospects 91-100

91. Jackson Houck, Right Wing, Vancouver-WHL
92. Ahti Oksanen, Defense, Boston University-Hockey East
93. Zach Fucale, Goaltender, Halifax-QMJHL*
94. Vincent Dunn, Center, Val-d'Or-QMJHL
95. Niklas Hansson, Defense, Rogle-SEL
96. Trevor Moore, Left Wing, Tri-City-USHL
97. Tyler Kelleher, Center, USA Under-18-USHL
98. Emil Djuse, Defense, Sodertalje-Allsvenskan
99. Greg Chase, Center, Calgary-WHL
100. Dean Kukan, Defense, Tingsryd-Allsvenskan

*Ranking explanation included

Prospects 101-250 (no profiles)

101. Yan-Pavel LaPlante, Center, PEI-QMJHL
102. Zach Hall, Left Wing, Barrie-OHL
103. Teemu Kivihalme, Defense, Burnsville-US High School
104. Adam Tambellini, Center, Surrey-BCHL
105. Mason Gaertsen, Defense, Vancouver-WHL
106. Gage Ausmus, Defense, USA Under-18-USHL
107. Nicholas Baptiste, Right Wing, Sudbury-OHL
108. Gabriel Paquin-Boudreau, Left Wing, Baie-Comeau-QMJHL
109. Blake Heinrich, Defense, Sioux City-USHL
110. Zachary Sanford, Left Wing, Islanders-EJHL
111. Stephen Harper, Left Wing, Erie-OHL
112. Martin Reway, Left Wing, Gatineau-QMJHL
113. Juuse Saros, Goaltender, HPK U20, Jr. A SM-Liiga
114. Sean Malone, Center, USA Under-18-USHL
115. Maxime Gravel, Defense, Rimouski-QMJHL
116. Remi Elie, Left Wing, London-OHL
117. Cole Cassels, Center, Oshawa-OHL
118. JC Lipon, Right Wing, Kamloops-WHL
119. Andrei Mironov, Defense, Dynamo-KHL
120. Kurt Etchegary, Center, Quebec-QMJHL
121. Myles Bell, Left Wing, Kelowna-WHL
122. Mattias Norstebo, Defense, Brynas-SEL
123. Aleksi Mustonen, Center, Kiekko-Vantaa-Finland 2
124. Avery Peterson, Center, Grand Rapids-US High School
125. Leon Bristedt, Right Wing, Linkoping-J20 SuperElit
126. Kayle Doetzel, Defense, Red Deer-WHL
127. Eric Comrie, Goaltender, Tri-City-WHL
128. Mitchell Wheaton, Defense, Kelowna-WHL
129. Rushan Rafikov, Defense, Loko-MHL
130. Evan Allen, Center, USA Under-18-USHL
131. Ruzal Galeyev, Left Wing, Kazan-MHL
132. Dakota Mermis, Defense, London-OHL
133. Mikhail Naumenkov, Defense, THK-VHL
134. Justin Auger, Right Wing, Guelph-OHL
135. Jesper Pettersson, Defense, Linkoping-SEL
136. Robert Lipsberg, Left Wing, Seattle-WHL
137. Jeremy Gregoire, Center, Baie-Comeau-QMJHL
138. Matt Murphy, Defense, Halifax-QMJHL
139. Luke Johnson, Center, Lincoln-USHL
140. Jared Hauf, Defense, Seattle-WHL
141. Robin Norell, Defense, Djurgarden-J20 SuperElit
142. Andrei Sigaryov, Left Wing, SKA-KHL
143. Patrik Zdrahal, Left Wing, Acadie Bathurst-QMJHL
144. Gustav Possler, Right Wing, MODO-J20 SuperElit
145. Cameron Brace, Center, Owen Sound-OHL
146. Cole Ully, Left Wing, Kamloops-WHL
147. Alexander Henriksson, Left Wing, Farjestad, J20 SuperElit
148. Sergei Stetsenko, Defense, CSKA-MHL
149. Tyler Lewington, Defense, Medicine Hat-WHL
150. Philippe Desrosiers, Goaltender, Rimouski-QMJHL
151. Kyle Platzer, Center, London-OHL
152. Joose Antonen, Left Wing, JYP-Finland2
153. Nikita Setdikov, Right Wing, Tolpar-MHL
154. Jaedon Descheneau, Center, Center, Kootenay-WHL
155. Mark McNulty, Defense, Prince George-WHL
156. Carter Verhaeghe, Center, Niagara-OHL
157. Albert Yarullin, Defense, Ak Bars-KHL
158. Jake Guentzel, Center, Sioux City-USHL
159. Nikolas Brouillard, Defense, Drummondville-QMJHL
160. Spencer Martin, Goaltender, Mississauga-OHL
161. Nathan Walker, Left Wing, Youngstown-USHL
162. Martin Kokes, Defense, Litvinov- Czech U20
163. Peter Quenneville, Center, Dubuque-USHL
164. Jesse Lees, Defense, Kelowna-WHL
165. Viatcheslav Osnovin, Center, Belie Medvedi-MHL
166. Victor Ohman, Center, MODO, J20 SuperElit
167. Connor Clifton, Defense, USA Under-18-USHL
168. Hunter Garlent, Center, Guelph-OHL
169. Henrik Haapala, Right Wing, Tappara-SM-Liiga
170. Dominik Kubalik, Left Wing, Sudbury-OHL
171. Georgs Golovkovs, Centers, Riga-MHL
172. Curtis Valk, Center, Medicine Hat-WHL
173. Amil Krupic, Defense, Rogle-J20 SuperElit
174. Nikolai Glukhov, Defense, Omskie Yastrebi-MHL
175. David Kampf, Right Wing, Chomutov-Czech U20
176. Frank Pallazzese, Goaltender, Sudbury-OHL
177. Spenser Jensen, Defense, Medicine Hat-WHL
178. Saku Salminen, Center, Jokerit-SM-Liiga
179. Quentin Shore, Center, Univ. of Denver-WCHA
180. Vyacheslav Leshenko, Right Wing, Mytischi-MHL
181. Josh Burnside, Left Wing, Mississauga-OHL
182. Clint Lewis, Defense, USA Under-18-USHL
183. Colby Cave, Center, Swift Current-WHL
184. Zach Bell, Defense, Brampton-OHL
185. Andrew Copp, Center, Univ. of Michigan-CCHA
186. Markus Soberg, Right Wing, Frolunda- J20 SuperElit
187. Cody Corbett, Defense, Edmonton-WHL
188. Vladimir Tkachev, Center, Bars Kazan-MHL
189. Michael Brodzinski, Defense, Muskegon-USHL
190. Jason Fuchs, Right Wing, La Chaud-de-Fonds-NLB
191. Alexander Barabanov, Right Wing, SKA-1946-MHL
192. Dane Fox, Center, Erie-OHL
193. Alex Basso, Defense, Sarnia-OHL
194. Alex Forsberg, Center, Prince George-WHL
195. Wiley Sherman, Defense, Hotchkiss- US High School
196. Marcus Hogberg, Goaltender, Linkoping- J20 SuperElit
197. Miles Liberati, Defense, London-OHL
198. Andreas Borgman, Defense, Timra-J20 SuperElit
199. Dominik Kahun, Left Wing, Sudbury-OHL
200. Mackenzie Weegar, Defense, Halifax-QMJHL
201. Henri Ikonen, Left Wing, Kingston-OHL
202. Cole Bardreau, Center, Cornell-ECAC
203. Erik Bradford, Center, Barrie-OHL
204. Jeff Corbett, Defense, Sudbury-OHL
205. Jonny Brodzinski, Right Wing, St. Cloud State-WCHA
206. Tyler Ganly, Defense, Sault Ste. Marie-OHL
207. Oskar Norlov, Left Wing, Rogle- J20 SuperElit
208. Eddie Ellis, Left Wing, Andover-US High School
209. Damir Zhafyarov, Left Wing, Metallurg Novozuknetsk-KHL
210. Sebastian Uvira, Right Wing, Plymouth-OHL
211. Connor Honey, Right Wing, Seattle-WHL
212. Eamon McAdam, Goaltender, Waterloo-USHL
213. Robin Press, Defense, Sodertalje-Allsvenskan
214. Kalle Kossila, Left Wing, St. Cloud State-WCHA
215. Gabe Guertler, Center, Fargo-USHL
216. Adam Brodecki, Right Wing, Brynas-J20 SuperElit
217. Tomas Mikus, Right Wing, Slovan Bratislava-KHL
218. Parker Reno, Defense, Edina-US High School
219. Axel Blomqvist, Right Wing, Lethbridge-WHL
220. Juuso Riikola, Defense, KalPa-SM-Liiga
221. Patrik Bartosak, Goaltender, Red Deer-WHL
222. Luca Fazzini, Left Wing, Lugano-NLA
223. Austin Cangelosi, Center, Youngstown-USHL
224. Lino Martschini, Right Wing, Zug-NLA
225. Jonatan Tanus, Left Wing, Peterborough-OHL
226. Ilya Ivanov, Center, Russkie Vityazi Chekhov-MHL
227. Frederik Tiffels, Left Wing, Muskegon-USHL
228. Pavel Koledov, Defense, Lokomotiv-2-VHL
229. Tyler Bertuzzi, Left Wing, Guelph-OHL
230. Alessio Bertaggia, Left Wing, Brandon-WHL
231. Artyom Prokhorov, Left Wing, CSKA-MHL
232. Jean-Sebastien Dea, Center, Rouyn-Noranda-QMJHL
233. Jake Montgomery, Left Wing, Sioux City-USHL
234. Mika Ilvonen, Defense, Blues-Jr. A SM-Liiga
235. Jake Patterson, Goaltender, London-OHL
236. Michael Joly, Right Wing, Rimouski-QMJHL
237. Vincent Lettieri, Right Wing, Lincoln-USHL
238. Christian Marti, Defense, Blainville-Boisbriand-QMJHL
239. Connor Rankin, Right Wing, Tri-City-WHL
240. Aleksi Makela, Defense, Ilves- Jr. A SM-Liiga
241. Ilya Sorokin, Goaltender, Kuznetskie Medvedi-MHL
242. Dawson Cook, Left Wing, USA Under-18-USHL
243. Thomas Nykopp, Left Wing, HIFK-SM-Liiga
244. Rasmus Fryphil, Left Wing, Orebro-J20 SuperElit
245. Matthew Campagna, Center, Sudbury-OHL
246. Mads Eller, Center, Frolunda-J18 Elit
247. Grigori Dikushin, Right Wing, Green Bay-USHL
248. Matej Beran, Center, PEI-QMJHL
249. Ross Olsson, Right Wing, Lincoln-USHL
250. Mark Yanis, Defense, Penn State University-AHA

Corey Pronman is an author of Hockey Prospectus. You can contact Corey by clicking here or click here to see Corey's other articles.

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