NHL Draft Rankings: Hockey Prospect releases February Top 30 2013 NHL Draft Rankings

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February 15, 2013 Oakville, Ontario HockeyProspect.com has released its latest rankings of the top prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. This month we have also provided a top 60 prospect list which is available via a newsletter format in our members section for our subscribers.

Heading up the rankings once again this month is Nathan Mackinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads. Mackinnon has been atop the HockeyProspect.com rankings all season long.  Seth Jones from the Portland Winterhawks sits behind MacKinnon in the #2 position. Falling one spot this month is Jonanthan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads. Valeri Nichushkin, who is coming off a strong 5 Nations tournament moves up to the #4 position and Alexander Barkov of Finland rounds out the top five.

Making his first appearance on the HP top 30 list this month is Nic Petan of the Portland Winterhawks. The WHL’s 2nd leading point getter jumps from just outside the top 30 all the way up to the #16 spot in the latest rankings. HP’s Director of Scouting Mark Edwards spoke about Petan making the jump this month. “It’s not as big a jump for us to move Petan up to that range as some may think. We have been very high on Petan all season. It was just a case of waiting to get some extra live viewings before we moved him into the first round.” Edwards recalled a player in the 2008 NHL Draft who was similar in size to Petan, “I think back to another smallish forward in Tyler Ennis. We had Tyler ranked at #21 in the 2008 NHL Draft, he ended up coming off the board at #26 to the Buffalo Sabres.”

Another player making his first appearance in HP’s top 30 this month is Ian McCoshen from Waterloo of the USHL.

Mark Edwards will talk about the latest rankings on this weekends Hockey Prospects radio show on Sirius XM NHL Radio and TSN 1050.

You can see a full list of all seven rounds of rankings in our NHL Draft Guide and NHL Draft Black Book. Both publications are released in may each year.

RANK

PLAYER

POS

TEAM

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

1

Nathan MacKinnon

C

Halifax

6’0

182

2

Seth Jones

D

Portland

6’3.5

208

3

Jonathan Drouin

LW

Halifax

5’10.75

185

4

Valeri Nichushkin

RW

Chelmet

6’4

196

5

Alexander Barkov

C

Tappara

6’2

209

6

Elias Lindholm

C

Brynas

6’0

191

7

Sean Monahan

C

Ottawa

6’2

186

8

Joshua Morrissey

D

Prince Albert

5’11.75

182

9

Hunter Shinkaruk

C

Medicine Hat

5’10.25

181

10

Rasmus Ristolainen

D

TPS

6’3

203

11

Darnell Nurse

D

Sault Ste. Marie

6’3.5

189

12

Madison Bowey

D

Kelowna

6’0.75

200

13

Nikita Zadorov

D

London

6’5.25

230

14

Adam Erne

LW

Quebec

6’1

195

15

Max Domi

C

London

5’9.25

193

16

Nicolas Petan

C

Portland

5’8.5

163

17

Frederik Gauthier

C

Rimouski

6’5

210

18

Anthony Mantha

LW

Val-d’Or

6’4

190

19

Alexander Wennberg

C

Djurgarden

6’1.5

189

20

Bo Horvat

C

London

6’0.25

200

21

Ryan Hartman

RW

Plymouth

5’11

187

22

Jason Dickinson

C

Guelph

6’1.25

179

23

Ryan Pulock

D

Brandon

6’0.5

211

24

Chris Bigras

D

Owen Sound

6’0.5

189

25

Curtis Lazar

C

Edmonton

5’11.75

193

26

Kerby Rychel

LW

Windsor

6’1

200

27

Ian McCoshen

D

Waterloo

6’2.5

207

28

Robert Hagg

D

Modo Jr.

6’2.25

204

29

Andre Burakowsky

LW

Malmo

6’1

178

30

Artturi Lehkonen

LW

Kalpa

5’10

163