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Defenseman Seth Jones is the top-rated North American skater in the draft, but he isn’t expected to be selected first.

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Edina’s Connor Hurley.

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Burnsville’s Teemu Kivihalme.

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Chart: Facts and figures on the NHL draft

  • June 29, 2013 - 7:12 PM

first-round draft order

1. Colorado

2. Florida

3. Tampa Bay

4. Nashville

5. Carolina

6. Calgary

7. Edmonton

8. Buffalo

9. New Jersey

10. Dallas

11. Philadelphia

12. Phoenix

13. Winnipeg

14. Columbus

15. N.Y. Islanders

16. Buffalo (from Wild)

17. Ottawa

18. Detroit

19. Columbus (from N.Y.R.)

20. San Jose

21. Toronto

22. Calgary (from St. Louis)

23. Washington

24. Vancouver

25. Montreal

26. Anaheim

27. Columbus (from L.A.)

28. Calgary (from Pitt.)

29. Dallas (from Boston)

30. Chicago

Top-ranked prospects

Name Pos. 2012-13 team

Seth Jones D Portland (Western Hockey League)

Nathan MacKinnon C Halifax (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Jonathan Drouin LW Halifax (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Aleksander Barkov C Tappara (Finland)

Valeri Nichushkin RW Chelyabinsk 2 (Russia)

top-ranked minnesota prospects

NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s top five North American skaters from Minnesota:

Rank/name Pos. Hometown 2012-13 team

44. Tommy Vannelli D Victoria Minnetonka H.S.

45. Connor Hurley C Edina Edina H.S.

64. Teemu Kivihalme D Savage Burnsville H.S.

77. Avery Peterson C Grand Rapids Grand Rapids H.S.

81. Blake Heinrich D Cambridge Sioux City (USHL)

round-by-round Wild picks

First (0): Pick traded to Buffalo in Jason Pominville deal

Second (1): 46th overall

Third (2): 70th (from N.J. in Marek Zidlicky deal) and 81st (from S.J. in ames Sheppard deal)

Fourth (1): 107th

Fifth (1): 137th

Sixth (1): 167th

Seventh (2): 197th and 200th (from N.Y.R. in Casey Wellman deal)



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