Mooseheads' trio among the top prospects for 2013 from the QMJHL
If the pre-draft hype is to be believed, 2013 will be a banner year for draft-eligible players coming out of the QMJHL. Not only is the league celebrating their third consecutive Memorial Cup championship, this time led by a pair of draft-eligible Halifax Mooseheads in Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, but as many as eight or nine QMJHL players could be selected in the first round of this year's draft.
Furthermore, if the rumblings are true, MacKinnon could be the first QMJHL player selected first overall since Sidney Crosby went to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005.
According to Kim Houston from the NHL's Central Scouting, teams should be very excited if they walk away with either MacKinnon or Drouin.… read more
What a great year for QMJHL prospects. With the Atlantic provinces starting to produce quality players at a much higher rate now, the level of competition in the Q is getting better all the time. We might see more years like this from now on, although at this point, Ontario absolutely owns the 2014 draft.