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.
Burnsville’s Teemu Kivihalme.
Chart: Facts and figures on the NHL draft
- June 29, 2013 - 7:12 PM
first-round draft order
3. Tampa Bay
9. New Jersey
15. N.Y. Islanders
16. Buffalo (from Wild)
19. Columbus (from N.Y.R.)
20. San Jose
22. Calgary (from St. Louis)
27. Columbus (from L.A.)
28. Calgary (from Pitt.)
29. Dallas (from Boston)
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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