With the 97th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Islanders select:
Jared Hauf, D, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
Hauf, big 6'5'' defenseman has had some difficulties while playing in a struggling Thunderbirds team, but he also has potential to become a good shutdown defender in the future. Project pick, but Isles' depth in defensive prospects allows him to develop without having any need to rush him to the spotlights.
Hauf wasn't the first defenseman on my board, but guys have been effective lately in picking the players I preferred.
2013 draft class:
1st (19th) Morgan Klimchuk, LW, Regina Pats (WHL)
2nd (31st) Marko Dano, RW, Slovan Bratislava (KHL)
3rd (67th) Juuso Ikonen, LW, Espoo Blues (SM-liiga)
4th (92nd) Juuse Saros, G, HPK U20 (FIN-Jr.)
4th (97th) Jared Hauf, D, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
The Philadelphia Flyers are proud to select, from The Sault Sainte Marie Greyhounds...
A small, speedy, highly skilled forward, he's a high-risk player with huge upside, we're more than willing to take a risk with this guy. We tend to have great success with forwards, especially ones in his mold, and we believe that he'll fit right in with the group of guys we have going forward. We're also not worried at all about the Russian factor, as he's stated he wants to be an NHLer and we're willing to give him that shot. We're very happy to welcome Sergei to the Flyers' organization.
Sergei Tolchinsky, F, Russia-He's downright tiny, but he put on a show at the U17s with some absolutely crazy skill. I have no clue where he stands with the KHL, but he'd be a fun player to watch.