2013 NHL Mock Draft: Who Each Team Should Choose with Their First Round Pick

December 18th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The 2013 NHL draft could be one of the most exciting events of the year if the lockout wipes out the entire 2012-13 season.

After several months of watching the top players in the 2013 class, we are starting to see which prospects are establishing themselves as first-round picks.

Let's look at who each team should select with their first-round pick.

Notes: Draft order determined by my predicted 2012-13 season finish. Columbus' second first-round pick (No. 27) is from the Los Angeles Kings because of the Jeff Carter trade last season. Columbus' third first-round pick (No. 28) is from the New York Rangers because of the Rick Nash trade over the summer.


1) Columbus Blue Jackets: Nathan MacKinnon, Center, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

Nathan MacKinnon might not be the best prospect in this class (it could easily be Seth Jones), but the Blue Jackets desperately need a No. 1 center.

MacKinnon has the potential to be an elite goal scorer and playmaker, which are two things that Columbus lacks on its top line.

Seth Jones is a great talent, but after drafting defenseman Ryan Murray with t ...

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