2013 NHL Draft Top 30 Rankings – January 13th

    HockeyProspect.com 2013 NHL Draft Rankings - January 2013

    HockeyProspect.com is pleased to release their latest 2013 NHL Draft Top 30 Prospect rankings. Halifax forward Nathan Mackinnon remains the top-rated NHL prospect for the January edition of the list. Moving up a couple spots this month is his Mooseheads teammate, forward Jonathan Drouin. Defenceman Seth Jones and forwards Alex Barkov and Elias Lindholm round out the top 5.

    “It’s been interesting to watch a player like Drouin become a household name as the season has progressed,” said HockeyProspect.com’s Director of Scouting, Mark Edwards, when speaking about their latest list. “I was surprised when he didn’t even show up in the top 30 on some other early season lists I saw published. We had him in the top #10 going into the season, but after watching him early this year we moved him into the top 5, and this month he moves up again.”

    In existence since 2004, HockeyProspect.com has made many ranking lists over the years and the 2013 draft class has impressed their scouts.

    “There are some pretty special players in the top 7 this season,” Edwards noted. “The remainder of the first round is very tight as well.We have players we really like in the 30-40 range who could easily be considered as first round talents. The gap between a player we have ranked at #15 and the player we have around #35 is not as big as in previous seasons.”

    Newcomers to the HP Top 30 this month are Tri-City Americans goaltender Eric Comrie and forward Alexander Wennberg from Djurgarden in Sweden. Both players have previously been knocking at the door to make the top 30 list, and this month, they kicked the door down. Other notable moves are Darnell Nurse who moves up five spots from 17th to 12th and Madison Bowey who moved up from 19th to 13th overall.Among the players that dropped in the rankings are forwards Connor Hurley and Jacob de la Rose, both of whom slipped out of the top 30.

    Tune in to NHL RADIO on SIRIUS XM & TSN 1050 on January 19th as HP’s Mark Edwards will chat about these latest NHL Draft rankings.

    Watch for our next list in approximately 30 days. Subscribers will be able to access an expanded Top 60 list.

     

     

    RANK

    PLAYER

    POS

    TEAM

    HEIGHT

    WEIGHT

    1

    Nathan MacKinnon

    C

    Halifax

    6’0

    182

    2

    Jonathan Drouin

    LW

    Halifax

    5’10.75

    185

    3

    Seth Jones

    D

    Portland

    6’3.5

    208

    4

    Alexander Barkov

    C

    Tappara

    6’2

    209

    5

    Elias Lindholm

    C

    Brynas

    6’0

    191

    6

    Valeri Nichushkin

    RW

    Chelmet

    6’4

    196

    7

    Sean Monahan

    C

    Ottawa

    6’2

    186

    8

    Joshua Morrissey

    D

    Prince Albert

    5’11.75

    182

    9

    Rasmus Ristolainen

    D

    TPS

    6’3

    203

    10

    Adam Erne

    LW

    Quebec

    6’1

    195

    11

    Hunter Shinkaruk

    C

    Medicine Hat

    5’10.25

    181

    12

    Darnell Nurse

    D

    Sault Ste. Marie

    6’3.5

    189

    13

    Madison Bowey

    D

    Kelowna

    6’0.75

    200

    14

    Max Domi

    C

    London

    5’9.25

    193

    15

    Jason Dickinson

    C

    Guelph

    6’1.25

    179

    16

    Ryan Pulock

    D

    Brandon

    6’0.5

    211

    17

    Alexander Wennberg

    C

    Djurgarden

    6’1.5

    189

    18

    Frederik Gauthier

    C

    Rimouski

    6’5

    210

    19

    Steven Santini

    D

    USA U-18

    6’1.5

    207

    20

    Bo Horvat

    C

    London

    6’0.25

    200

    21

    Nikita Zadorov

    D

    London

    6’5.25

    230

    22

    Anthony Mantha

    LW

    Val-d’Or

    6’4

    190

    23

    Artturi Lehkonen

    LW

    Kalpa

    5’10

    163

    24

    Curtis Lazar

    C

    Edmonton

    5’11.75

    193

    25

    Kerby Rychel

    LW

    Windsor

    6’1

    200

    26

    Robert Hagg

    D

    Modo Jr.

    6’2.25

    204

    27

    Andre Burakowsky

    LW

    Malmo

    6’1

    178

    28

    Chris Bigras

    D

    Owen Sound

    6’0.5

    189

    29

    Ryan Hartman

    RW

    Plymouth

    5’11

    187

    30

    Eric Comrie

    G

    Tri-City

    6’1″

    167