McKeen’s 2013 NHL Draft Guide

McKeen’s 2013 NHL draft guide is out and here’s a look at their top-30 rankings along with my thoughts about the publication (for last year’s review go here) [June 7th: McKeen’s has just updated their issue and I’ve included relevant material below]:

1. Seth Jones
2. Nathan MacKinnon
3. Jonathan Drouin
4. Elias Lindholm
5. Aleksander Barkov
6. Valeri Nichushkin
7. Nikita Nadorov
8. Darnall Nurse
9. Max Domi
10. Samuel Morin
11. Sean Monahan
12. Curtis Lazar
13. Alexander Wennberg
14. Bo Horvat
15. Ryan Pulock
16. Andre Burakowsky
17. Mirco Mueller
18. Josh Morrissey
19. Robert Hagg
20. Adam Erne
21. Rasmus Ristolainen
22. Hunter Shinkaruk
23. Frederik Gauthier
24. Anthony Mantha
25. Kerby Rychel
26. Emile Poirer
27. Chris Bigras
28. Zachary Fucale
29. Ian McCoshen
30. Tommy Vannelli

There’s no mock draft, no organisational assessments, or anything other than scouting profiles for their 120-player list.  McKeen’s offers less material than most other guides (it’s slightly more than The Hockey News, but nearly seven times the cost), and is considerably more expensive than a more thorough guide like Future Considerations.   This is not something a draft junkie or a casual fan needs to get hold of.  [June 7th additions: 20 honourable mentions (listed alphabetically) along with 12 sleepers (also alphabetically).  Each player is given a scouting report, which is great, but without being organised they are less useful than other sources where players are numerically listed.]

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)


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