NHL 2013 Draft War Room Top 90 December Rankings (Part 2: 11-20)

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald

This is the second in a series of nine postings of the top 90 prospects for the 2013 NHL draft.

Max Domi (Terry Wilson/OHL Images.)

The biggest problem I had in the 11 to 20 category was whether or not to include Anthony Mantha. He certainly has the size, the skills and certainly the results to be included in this category. However, he has consistency issues: sometimes he plays like Superman and at other times, The Invisible Man. Since he has been playing with a little more consistency lately I have included him in this category at #13. Go ahead, Anthony, make us all proud.

 

Background

 

  1. Players drafted 1 to 15 have an 82% success rate; 16 to 30 have 76%: Therefore, if you average the two numbers, players drafted 11th to 20th have about a 79% success rate. This means 2 to 3 of the players below are not going to make it.
  2. Vitals: The vitals reading left to right are:
    1. Shoots
    2. Position
    3. Height and weight
    4. Birth date
    5. Citizenship
    6. League
    7. Team and player number
  3. Rankings: Check out some of the web sites listed below if you want a different perspective on the rankings:

 

Round 1 – 11 to 20 – Historical success rate of about 79%

 

11. Burakovsky, André

a – Vitals: L – LW – 6’1, 176 – 9-Feb-95 – AUT – SWE-2 – Malmo #55

b – 12-13 Stats: 19 1 3 4 6 +2

c – Rank: NHL–SWE-2; CR-THW–16; FC-13; HP-8; ISS-11; McK-18; THG-15; THN-17; TSN-21

d – Commentary: Mr. Clutch – Speed, hands, offense, puck protection; just needs to fill out a bit. His dad, Robert, played 23 games for the Ottawa Senators.

 

12. Zadorov, Nikita

a – Vitals: L – D – 6’5, 230 – 15-Apr-95 – RUS – OHL – London #65

b – 12-13 Stats: 27 2 9 11 26 +20

c – Rank: NHL–OHL-7; CR-THW–22; FC-18; ISS-19; McK-13; THG-19; THN-15; TSN-7; OHL-OHL-7

d – Commentary: Mr. Awesome – Imposing size and wing span, great stick work, excellent mobility, good on the man-to-man, tough to play against. Shows you what Hal Gill might look like if he could skate.

e – Twitter: @zadorov61

 

13. Mantha, Anthony

a – Vitals: L – RW – 6’3, 200 – 16-Sep-94 – CAN – QMJHL – Val D’Or #8

b – 12-13 Stats: 26 25 19 44 30 +15

c – Rank: NHL–QMJHL-6; CR-THW–57; FC-19; HP-30; McK-15; THN-17; TSN-HM

d – Commentary: The Invisible Man – Amazing skills, amazing reach, fantastic results; big guy who just seems to appear out of nowhere all the time (like Paul Bunyan lurking in the weeds) – just needs to be more consistent.

 

14. Morrissey, Josh

a – Vitals: L – D – 6’0, 184 – 28-Mar-95 – CAN – WHL – Prince Albert #10

b – 12-13 Stats: 28 5 14 19 33 +9

c – Rank: NHL–WHL-6; CR-THW–8; FC-14; HP-10; ISS-25; McK-12; THG-16; THN-13; TSN-8

d – Commentary: The Cog – Elite skating defenseman who is equally effective at both ends of the ice; a key cog behind his team’s success as he plays in all situations.

e – Twitter: @Morrissey_10

 

15. Erne, Adam

a – Vitals: L – RW – 6’1, 198 – 20-Apr-95 – USA – QMJHL – Quebec #73

b – 12-13 Stats: 27 16 19 35 26 +7

c – Rank: NHL-QMJHL-5; CR-THW–14; FC-24; HP-11; ISS-18; McK-21; THG-12; THN-11; TSN-20

d – Commentary: Mr. Heartbeat – He possesses a tantalizing combination of size and speed that you just can’t overlook. Plus, he seems to be get better and better each time you see him.

e – Twitter: @Adamerne73

 

16. Hägg, Robert  

a – Vitals: L – D – 6’2, 201 – 8-Feb-95 – SWE – SWE J20 – MODO J20  #14

b – 12-13 Stats: 22 8 11 19 18 +6

c – Rank: NHL-SWE-4; CR-THW–13; FC-15; HP-23; ISS-17; McK-14; THG-21; THN-10; TSN-HM

d – Commentary: The Game Pacer – Has the tools, size, shot, pass, spacing and the hockey sense to use those tools to his best advantage. Can elevate his game to the situation, something teams love to see. The Captain of his team.

e – Twitter: @Robbanhagg

 

17. Gauthier, Frédérik

a – Vitals: L – C – 6’4, 219 – 26-Apr-95 – CAN – QMJHL – Rimouski #23

b – 12-13 Stats: 23 11 13 24 14 +15

c – Rank: NHL-QMJHL-4; CR-THW–35; FC-20; HP-12; ISS-26; McK-17; THN-22; TSN-15

d – Commentary: Mr. Not Just Anybody – Huge, excellent skater for a big guy; strong on defense for a rookie. Needs to initiate more plays and find just how intimidating his imposing size can be in physical encounters – when that happens and it will, watch out for “la magie”.

e – Twitter: @FredGauthier95 (not used to date)

 

18. Duclair, Anthony

a – Vitals: L – LW – 5’11, 182 – 26-Jul-95 – CDN – QMJHL – Quebec #94

b – 12-13 Stats: 14 7 13 20 4 +14

c – Rank: NHL-QMJHL-8; CR-THW–17; HP-29; TSN-25

d – Commentary: Mr. Electric – Enough speed to electrify the Colisée Pepsi, fantastic plus-minus since his line seems to have the puck all the time, exceptional puck control at high speed, a shot that goes boom-boom and a winner to boot.

e – Twitter: @aduclair10

 

19. Domi, Max

a – Vitals: L – C – 5’10, 194 – 2-Mar-95 – CAN – OHL – London #16

b – 12-13 Stats: 28 14 24 38 30 +18

c – Rank: NHL-OHL-4; CR-THW–15; FC-16; HP-15; McK-20; THG-11; THN-28; TSN-12; OHL-OHL-4

d – Commentary: McThrill – “He’s highly skilled. He makes plays. He scores goals. He can play with an edge but I would much rather it be a Mark Messier type edge than my type of edge. I just want him to live his dream and be himself. He doesn’t need to fight tough guys to do that”, Max’s Dad, long-time Maple Leaf enforcer, Tie Domi, to The Toronto Star.

e – Twitter: @max_domi

 

20. Lazar, Curtis

a – Vitals: R – C/RW – 6’0, 198 – 2-Feb-95 – CAN – WHL – Edmonton #27

b – 12-13 Stats: 27 8 9 17 14 +5

c – Rank: NHL-WHL-8; CR-THW–9; FC-11; HP-17; ISS-6; McK-11; THG-9; THN-6; TSN-10

d – Commentary: Mr. Detail – Kid has already gone to the Memorial Cup and won a gold medal on Team Canada at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka with Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin as his linemates. He is the detail man on every team he plays for; he does all the little things right; he is the guy every coach wants on their team. Could go higher if he picks up his scoring pace a little bit.

e – Twitter: @CurtisLazar95

 

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Part 1: The Top 10

 

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Part 3: 21 to 30

Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect &Draft Analyst at THW
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com
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