2013 NHL Draft Rankings – War Room April Edition (Round 2: 31-60)

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)

Shea Theodore

2013 NHL Draft Eligible blueliner Shea Theodore (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

 

This is the third of four posts highlighting the top 120 prospects for this year’s entry draft in June in Newark, New Jersey – the NHL 2013 Draft Rankings: War Room April Edition.

Gangs of New Jersey

Here are some of the major groupings for round two (31 to 60):

1. My Personal Favourites Crowd: As I reported last month (March Rankings), these are my personal favourites for round 2. So, how did they do?

  • Marko Dano, HC Slovan Bratislava: No impact so far in the KHL playoffs.
  • Samuel Morin, Rimouski: The biggest riser in round 2 as Samuel had a great playoff round even though his team lost the series. He played the point on the power play and almost looked Charaesque in his performance. The upside on this guy is tremendous – 6’7, good skater, nasty in front of the net, makes good passes, can play the power play. Yes, he is still raw but most likely this guy will go in the 1st round. I haven’t put him first round just yet myself as I want to see how he does at the U18’s in Sochi, Russia.
  • Jordan Subban, Belleville: Belleville keeps winning and Subban continues to play good defense; he is plus six in seven games. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that his goalie (brother, Malcolm) has been pretty good too with a .938 save percentage.

2. The Netminders Crowd: Also, as previously reported, I have not included any goalies in round one due to the glut of goalies in the NHL this year and the amount of young goalies in the pipelines. So how did the goalie group do?

  • Zach Fucale, Halifax: Amazing 6g .067 .961 – it doesn’t get much better!
  • Eric Comrie, Tri-Cities: Injured but not forgotten.
  • Tristan Jarry, Edmonton: Still a backup so didn’t get into any games behind Laurent Broissoit.
  • Spencer Martin, Mississauga: Terrible; injured and struggled – 2g 8.01 .604. Hopefully, all the king’s men and Hockey Canada will be able to put Spencer back together again as he is Team Canada’s top goaltending hope for the U18’s.

3. The I Could Go in the 1st Crowd: These are the players that I identified last month as the most likely to be promoted to round one if they turned it up just a notch. Unfortunately, none did. Three of them are most likely headed for Sochi, Russia to play in the U18s World Championship – Klimchuck and Dickinson with Team Canada and Muller with Team Switzerland. Bowey is still in the WHL playoffs and while he has played decently, he hasn’t raised his performance to demand that he be ranked in round one just yet.

  • Madison Bowey, Kelowna
  • Mirco Muller, Everett
  • Morgan Klimchuck, Regina
  • Jason Dickinson, Guelph

4. The Newbies: These players were ranked in round 3 last month. Both of these players are headed to Sochi and were simply too big and too good to be left in round three.

  • Dillon Harrington, Swift Current
  • Micheal McCarron, USA NDP U18

5. The Relegated: These players were relegated to round three in my rankings. Both of these players have the size and skills to be in round two but have not delivered the results expected and also need to increase their compete levels.

  • HudsonFasching, USA NDP U18
  • Ryan Kujawinski, Kingston

 

Historic Success Rate

The historic success rate for players ranked 30 to 45 is around 33% while rankings 46 to 60 only carry a 24% success rate.

 

Other Rankings:

  • NHL – Combined rankings of the NHL’s mid-season 4 lists at the TheHockeyWriters.com
  • Bob MacKenzie – Mid-season poll of NHL scouts at TSN
  • Chris Ralph – The Next Ones Top 100 Midterm Rankings at THW

 

Previous Posts in This Series

Round 3: 61-90

Round 4: 91-120

 

NHL 2013 Draft War Room Top 120 April Rankings (Round 2: 31-60)

(Stats as of April 7th, 2013)

31. Fucale, Zach

  • Halifax, QMJHL, G, L, 6’1, 181 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 24, Bob MacKenzie 22, Chris Ralph 39
  • Playoffs: 6g 0.67 .961
  • YTD: 55g 2.35 .909
  • Mar-13: 7g 2.07 .933
  • Feb-13 8g 2.24 .924
  • Jan-13: 11g 2.46 .903
  • Video:

32. Morin, Samuel

  • Rimouski, QMJHL, D, L, 6’7, 200 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 105, Bob MacKenzie 51, Chris Ralph 56
  • Playoffs: 6g 7pts -1
  • YTD: 46g 16pts +10
  • Mar-13: 1g 0pts +0
  • Feb-13: Injured
  • Jan-13: 10g 3pts -3
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

33. Bowey, Madison

  • Kelowna, WHL, D, R, 6’1, 194 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings: NHL 30, Bob MacKenzie 34, Chris Ralph 34
  • Playoffs:8g 5pts +0
  • YTD: 69g 30pts +41
  • Mar-13: 8g 2pts +8
  • Feb-13: 12g 6pts +0
  • Jan-13: 12g 5pts +8
  • Video: via YouTube

34. Klimchuck, Morgan

  • Regina, WHL, LW, L, 5’11, 180 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 33, Bob MacKenzie 33, Chris Ralph 24
  • YTD: 72g 76pts -1
  • Mar-13: 9g 13pts +2
  • Feb-13: 12g 8 pts -1
  • Jan-13: 11g 9pts +2
  • Video: via YouTube

35. Bigras, Chris

  • Owen Sound, OHL, D, L, 6’1, 189 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 27, Bob MacKenzie 31, Chris Ralph 41
  • Playoffs: 7g 1pt -1
  • YTD: 68g 38pts +35
  • Mar-13: 8g 7pts +5
  • Feb-13: 11g 3pts +0
  • Jan-13: 13g 5pts +3
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Joey Canuck.

36. Muller, Mirco

  • Everett, WHL, D, L, 6’4, 182 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 17, Bob MacKenzie 21, Chris Ralph 51
  • Playoffs: 6g 1pt +3
  • YTD: 63g 31pts -10
  • Mar-13: 9g 6pts -6
  • Feb-13: 11g 2pts -9
  • Jan-13: 9g 5pts -1
  • WJC U20: 6g 2pts +7
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

37. Theodore, Shea

  • Seattle, WHL, D, L, 6’2, 182 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 23; Bob MacKenzie36, Chris Ralph 31
  • Playoffs: 7g 2pts +1
  • YTD: 71g 50pts -24
  • Mar-13: 8g 5pts +3
  • Feb-13: 13g 11pts -8
  • Jan-13: 12g 9pts -15
  • Video: via Facebook.

38. Carrier,William

  • Cape Breton, QMJHL, LW, L, 6’2, 198 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 19, Bob MacKenzie 42, Chris Ralph 29
  • YTD: 34g 42pts -14
  • Mar-13: Injured
  • Feb-13: Injured
  • Jan-13: Injured
  • Video: via YouTube

39. Lodge, Jimmy

  • Saginaw, OHL, C, R, 6’2, 165 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 39, Bob MacKenzieHM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 88
  • Playoffs: 4g 3pts -4
  • YTD: 64g 67pts +4
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts -5
  • Feb-13: 11g 20pts +11
  • Jan-13: 10g 12pts +1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of drpabloramirez.

40. Duclair, Anthony

  • Quebec, QMJHL, LW, R, 5’11, 182 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 48, Bob MacKenzie 35, Chris Ralph 22
  • Playoffs: 8g 5pts +4
  • YTD: 55g 50pts +23
  • Mar-13: 8g 5pts +2
  • Feb-13: 12g 9pts +5
  • Jan-13: 10g 4pts +2
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of QMJHLvids.

41. Comrie, Eric

  • Tri City, WHL, G, L, 6’1, 170 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 32, Bob MacKenzie 38, Chris Ralph 44
  • YTD: 37g  2.62 .915
  • Mar-13: Injured
  • Feb-13: Injured
  • Jan-13: 3g 2.28 .927
  • Dec-12: 7g 3.00 .911
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Fleener.

42. Sorensen, Nick

  • Quebec, QMJHL, RW, R, 6’1, 175 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 38, Bob MacKenzie50, Chris Ralph 45
  • Playoffs: 5g 9pts +3
  • YTD: 46g 47pts +10
  • Mar-13: 7g 7pts +2
  • Feb-13: 8g 8pts +0
  • Jan-13: 5g 6pts -5
  • Video:

43. Petan, Nicolas

  • Portland, WHL, C, L, 5’9, 163 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 46, Bob MacKenzie 48, Chris Ralph 35
  • Playoffs: 8g 12pts +6
  • YTD: 71g  120pts +68
  • Mar-13: 6g 11pts +5
  • Feb-13: 14g 19pts +10
  • Jan-13: 13g 26pts +11
  • Video: Courtesy of WHL.com.

44. Dano, Marko

  • Bratislava, KHL, C, L, 5’11, 183 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 41, Bob MacKenzie 47, Chris Ralph 27
  • Playoffs: 4g 0pts +0
  • YTD: 37g 7pts +4
  • WJC U20: 6g 9pts -1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of RobertoRobinho030612.

45. Dickinson, Jason

  • Guelph, OHL, LW/C, L, 6’2, 176 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 22, Bob MacKenzie 24, Chris Ralph 33
  • Playoffs: 5g 2pts +0
  • YTD: 66g 47pts +19
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +3
  • Feb-13: 12g 8pts +5
  • Jan-13: 11g 8pts +1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of ITM Pucks.

46. Subban, Jordan

  • Belleville, OHL, D, R, 5’9, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings:  NHL 111, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 62
  • Playoffs: 7g 1pt +6
  • YTD: 68g 51pts +22
  • Mar-13: 9g 3pts +4
  • Feb-13: 12g 15pts +13
  • Jan-13: 11g 8pts +8
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of TVCogecoOntario.
  • Video: You Tube courtesy of bigwhite06.

47. Thompson, Keaton

  • USA NDP U18, USHL, D, L, 6’0, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 70, Bob MacKenzie43, Chris Ralph 48
  • YTD: 59g 19pts +19
  • Mar-13: 11g 5pts +7
  • Feb-13: 7g 3pts +2
  • Jan-13: 10g 4pts +2
  • Commit: University of North Dakota

48. Hurley, Connor

  • Edina HS, HS MN, C, L, 6’0, 180 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 44, Bob MacKenzie 55, Chris Ralph 42
  • USHL with USA NDP U18: 9g 3pts +0
  • YTD: 28g 47pts
  • Feb-13: 5g 6pts
  • Jan-13: 8g 15pts
  • Dec-12: 8g 13pts
  • Commit: Notre Dame

49. Heatherington, Dillon

  • Swift Current, WHL, D, L, 6’3, 196 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 60, Bob MacKenzie 54, Chris Ralph 93
  • Playoffs: 5g 3pts -2
  • YTD: 71g 27pts +25
  • Mar-13: 8g 5pts +7
  • Feb-13: 13g 4pts +3
  • Jan-13: 11g 4pts +7
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

50. Santini, Steve

  • USA NDP U18),USHL, D, R, 6’2, 205 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 65, Bob MacKenzie 41, Chris Ralph 46
  • YTD: 58g 15pts +7
  • Mar-13: 11g 1pt +3
  • Feb-13: 6g 3pts +3
  • Jan-13: 10g 1pt +1
  • Commit: BostonCollege
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of AnnArborNews.

51. Jarry, Tristan

  • Edmonton, WHL, G, RL 6’2, 181 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 51, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 61
  • YTD: 27g 1.61 .936
  • Mar-13: 3g 1.00 .964
  • Feb-13: 4g 2.05 .909
  • Jan-13: 6g 0.80 .966

52. Martin, Spencer

  • Mississauga, OHL, D, L, 6’2, 192 lb.
  • 1sr year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 72, Bob MacKenzie46, Chris Ralph 64
  • Playoffs: 2g 8.01 .604
  • YTD: 46g 3.02 .906
  • Mar-13: 5g 3.28 .892
  • Feb-13: 7g 2.54 .912
  • Jan-13: 9g 3.08 .908
  • Video:

53. Dauphin, Laurent

  • Chicoutimi, QMJHL, C, L, 6’0, 166 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 55, Bob MacKenzie 45, Chris Ralph 30
  • Playoffs: 6g 4pts -1
  • YTD: 62g 57pts +0
  • Mar-13: 6g 5pts +3
  • Feb-13: 10g 4pts -6
  • Jan-13:13g 13pts +13
  • Video: Courtesy of CBC Sports.

54. Arnesson, Linus

  • Djurgarden, Allsvenskan, D, L, 6’2, 190 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 67, Bob MacKenzie39, Chris Ralph 76
  • YTD: 31g  1pt -3
  • WJC U20: 6g 0 pts +0

55. McCarron, Michael

  • USA NDP U18, USHL, RW, R, 6’5, 227 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 43, Bob MacKenzie 49, Chris Ralph 80
  • YTD: 51g 30pts +7
  • Mar-13: 11g7pts +2
  • Feb-13: 4g 3pts +3
  • Jan-13: 10g 8pts +1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of drpabloramirez.

56. Bjorkstrand, Oliver

  • Portland, WHL, RW, R, 5’11, 167 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 40, Bob MacKenzie 52, Chris Ralph 57
  • Playoffs: 8g 11pts +6
  • YTD: 65g 63pts +38
  • Mar-13: 7g 6pts +3
  • Feb-13: 14g 16pts +12
  • Jan-13: 13g 10pts +1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of diuanders.

57. Hayden, John

  • USA NDP U18,USHL, C/RW, R, 6’3, 210 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 80, Bob MacKenzie 58, Chris Ralph 72
  • YTD: 47g 31pts +11
  • Mar-13: 11g 9pts +2
  • Feb-13: 7g 2pts +1
  • Jan-13: 8g 6pts +5
  • Commit: YaleUniversity
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of LocalSportsJournal.

58. Pesce, Brett

  • University of New Hampshire,Hockey East, D, R, 6’3, 175 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 49, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 77
  • YTD: 38g  6pts +0

59. Kostalek, Jan

  • Rimouski, QMJHL, D, R, 6’0, 179 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 54, Bob MacKenzie 60, Chris Ralph 58
  • Playoffs: 6g 1pt -5
  • YTD: 48g 18pts +17
  • Mar-13: 7g 4pts -1
  • Feb-13: 12g 4pts +5
  • Jan-13: 10g 5pts +9
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

60. Roy, Eric

  • Brandon, WHL, D, L, 6’3, 190 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 53; Bob MacKenzie59, Chris Ralph 50
  • YTD: 72g 39pts -32
  • Mar-13: 8g 4pts -2
  • Feb-13: 12g 8pts -6
  • Jan-13: 13g 4pts -1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Brandon WheatKings.

Articles in This Series

Round 3: 61-90

Round 4: 91-120

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