My second 2013 mock draft. Wanted to try a few different scenarios so it's not the same mock every single time. A few surprises, a few risers, a few fallers. I'm happy to receive constructive criticism, thoughts, ideas, comments, etc. I'm planning on adding a 2nd round fairly soon, so stay tuned. Hope you enjoy!
Having a deep prospect pool in all positions, the Stars are an interesting team in this years draft. One thing their pool lacks is elite, blue chip prospects, and that's exactly what they get in Max Domi, who'd easily be a top 5 pick if he's 3 inches taller.
Extremely surprised he's dropped to them, Nurse's fall ends right in the laps of the perfect team for him. With an uncle who played for the Eagles, and already having the Broadstreet Bully attitude, the Flyers can't help but select the big, nasty defenseman.
The Sens need more grit and nastiness, and select the highly skilled, but tough Oil King.
18th Overall - Detroit Red Wings
LW, André Burakovsky, 6'1", 176 - LH
The Wings are quite fond of Europeans, Swedes in particular, and go for the very high risk/reward pick in Burakovsky. Has the potential to be an elite top line scorer, but it's that or bust. The Wings are willing to take the chance.
19th Overall - Columbus Blue Jackets
RW, Ryan Hartman - 5'11", 185 - RH
The Jackets are building a core of physical character players with skill, and select Ryan Hartman, the gritty, physical, tough power forward in the Mike Richards mold.
20th Overall - San Jose Sharks
D, Ryan Pulock - 6'0", 211 - RH
As the third defensemen to unexpectedly fall, Ryan Pulock lands right into the lap of San Jose. Highly skilled and with an absolute rocket of a shot, the Sharks hope they found the future replacement for Boyle.
21st Overall - Toronto Maple Leafs
G, Zach Fucale - 6'1", 181 - LH
The Leafs surprise many, and select goaltender Zach Fucale. While they do have Reimer and recently traded for Bernier, the Leafs have zero quality goalie prospects, and opt for the sensational Moosehead.