2013 NHL Draft Rankings – War Room April Edition (Round 3: 61-90)

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)

Kurt Etchegary
2013 NHL Draft eligible forward Kurt Etchegary [Photo: Steve Deschenes]
 

This is the second 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 groupings for the round 3 crowd.

(Statistics as of April 7th, 2013)

1. The Playoff Boys/Me: I say boys/men because this is where the men are separated from the boys and the real hockey players start to show up.

  • Adam Tambellini, Surrey, BCHL, 11g 13 pts including 9 goals. Hopefully, Adam will take my former hometown team all the way to the BCHL championship and the Fred Page Cup.
  • Zach Nastasiuk, Owen Sound, OHL, 7g 8pts +6. Although I was lukewarm to this guy earlier, he has won me over with his hard work and team play and is now a guy I would want drafted by my team.
  • Lucas Wallmark, Karlskrona, Allsvenskan, 7g 5pts +2. Not bad playing against men.
  • Yan Pavel Lapointe, PEI, QMJHL, 6g 5pts +1. Although PEI was eliminated, Yan Pavel scored a hat trick in the final game to force overtime. Then he proceeded to rattle a few of the posts before PEI eventually lost. You can still see him play as he will be on Team Canada’s U18 team.
  • Emile Poirier, Gatineau, QMJHL, 8g 7pts +0. Has been better since Hyka and Reway returned from the U20’s after Christmas. Helped Gatineau eliminate Rimouski, a team with much better players on paper. Also, had a wowser March.
  • Marc-Olivier Roy, Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL, 7g 13pts +6. Look at those results, what can you say – the numbers don’t lie.

 

2. The Just Got Promoted to Round 2 Crowd: If the playoff men noted above keep producing, there were will be more joining them. The hockey season is not over.

  • Michael McCarron, USA NDP U18, USHL. Not perfect but just too much size and skills to stay in round 3.
  • Dillon Harrington, Swift Current, WHL. Also got selected to Team Canada’s U18 team; I am looking for good things from Dillon in Sochi.

3. The Just Got Promoted to Round 3 Crowd:

  • Mackenzie Weeger, Halifax, QMJHL. You can’t overlook this guy forever; led the “Q” in plus minus with +55.
  • Nicholas Baptiste, Sudbury, OHL. Big boy, good skills, started slow but has been slowly putting it together since the Christmas holidays.
  • Greg Chase, Calgary, WHL.

  • Myles Bell, Kelowna, WHL. The guy who decided Myles should be a forward is starting to look like a genius; 93pts +46 = not bad numbers for anybody.
  • Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, Baie-Comeau, QMJHL. Smaller guy but just keeps producing; 6g 10pts +7 in the playoffs so far.

4. The Just Got Demoted to Round 4/5 Crowd:

  • Stephen Harper, Erie, OHL. Seems to have the skills but the results and attitude appear missing.
  • Mason Geertsen, Vancouver, WHL. Had a difficult time since the trade to Vancouver.
  • Scott Oke, Rimouski, QMJHL. Tailed off after Trainor was moved to another line.
  • Wilhelm Westlund, Farjstead, Elitserien. Good player but “in between”, not too big, not too flashy, not very offensively minded.
  • Philippe Desrosiers, Rimouski, QMJHL. Tailed off along with his team at the end of the season; not sure why. He had some injury issues so that may be the reason. Hopefully, he gets his mojo back as he has asked to go to Team Canada’s U18 evaluation/training camp.

5. The “I Changed My League” Guy.

  • Tommy Vannelli, USHL NDP U18. Tommy has continued to have success after moving up to the USA NDP U18 team following the end to the Minnesota high school season. It will be interesting to see how well he performs at the U18’s – I have high expectations for him.

 

Historic Success Rate

Some of these guys will turn out as planned but historically only about 24% or 7 players from below will make it as full time NHLers.

 

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

 

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Round 4: 91-120

NHL 2013 Draft War Room Top 120 April Rankings – Round 3: 61-90

61. Tambellini, Adam

  • Surrey, BCHL, LW/C, L, 6’4, 177 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 84, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 99
  • Playoffs: 11g 13pts
  • YTD: 52g 65pts
  • Commit: University of North Dakota
  • Video:
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62. Vannelli, Tommy

  • Minnetonka, HS MN, D, R, 6’2, 175 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 106, Bob MacKenzie 60
  • USHL: 11g 2pts +7 (USA NDP U18 team)
  • Playoffs: HS 2g 4pts +3
  • YTD: HS 25g 20pts +21
  • Feb-13: 5g 4pts +5
  • Jan-13: 8g 9pts +7
  • Commit: University of Minnesota
  • Video: Courtesy of  wwwhighschoolcube.com

63. Nastasiuk, Zach

  • Owen Sound, OHL, RW, R, 6’1, 191 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 45, Bob MacKenzie 54, Chris Ralph 75
  • Playoffs: 7g 8pts +6
  • YTD: 62g 40pts +21
  • Mar-13: 8g 8pts +3
  • Feb-13: 11g 7pts +2
  • Jan-13: 13g 8pts +6
  • Video: Corutesy of AttackHockey.com.

64. Wallmark, Lucas

  • Karlskrona, Allsvenskan, C, L, 5’10, 172 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 90, Chris Ralph 90
  • Playoffs: 7g 5pts +2
  • YTD: 16g 10pts -6
  • 5 Nations: 4g 5pts
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of drpabloramirez.

65. Fitzgerald, Ryan

  • Valley Jr, EJHL, C/RW, L, 6’2, 176 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 63, Bob MacKenzie 56, Chris Ralph 54
  • Playoffs: 6g 6pts
  • YTD: 26g 30pts
  • Commit: Boston College
  • Video: Courtesy of NHL.com.

66. Buchnevich, Pavel

  • Cherepovets, MHL, C, L, 6’0, 165 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 47, Bob MacKenzie 57, Chris Ralph 47
  • Playoffs: KHL – 6g 0pts +0
  • YTD: 24g 23pts -2
  • 5 Nations: 4g 7pts
  • Video: Courtesy of KHLofficialvideo.

67. Diaby, Jonathan-Ismael

  • Victoriaville, QMJHL, D, L, 6’5, 231 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 61, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70)
  • Playoffs: 7g 1pt -3
  • YTD: 67g 26pts +12
  • Mar-13: 8g 2pts +5
  • Feb-13: 11g 8pts +9
  • Jan-13: 10g 4pts +0
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

68. LaPlante, Yan Pavel

  • PEI, QMJHL, LW, L, 6’0, 170 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 290
  • Playoffs: 6g 5pts +1
  • YTD: 18g 13pts +11
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +6
  • Feb-13: 10g 7pts +5
  • Jan-13: Injured
  • Video:
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69. Downing, Michael

  • Dubuque, USHL,D, L, 6’3,190 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 68, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 69
  • YTD: 49g 23pts +18
  • Mar-13: 12g 4pts +3
  • Feb-13: 7g 5pts +5
  • Jan-13: 9g 5pts +4
  • Commit: University of Michigan
  • Video: Courtesy of USHLInteractive.

70. Wheaton, Mitchell

  • Kelowna, WHL, D, E, 6’5, 225 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 85, Chris Ralph 89
  • YTD: 39g  8pts +20
  • Mar-13: Injured
  • Feb-13: Injured
  • Jan-13: 3g 0pts -1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

71. Poirier, Émile

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  • Gatineau, QMJHL, LW, L, 6’1, 183 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 59, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 53
  • Playoffs: 8g 7pts +0
  • YTD: 65g 70pts +0
  • Mar-13: 8g 14pts +1
  • Feb-13: 12g 9pts -1
  • Jan-13: 11g 9pts -1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Brassard28

72. Fasching, Hudson

  • USA NDP U18, USHL, RW, R, 6’2, 214 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 56, Bob MacKenzie 53, Chris Ralph 71
  • YTD: 58g 28pts +11
  • Mar-13: 11g 6pts +6
  • Feb-13: 7g 2pts -3
  • Jan-13: 10g 3pts +5
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of USAHockeyHQ.

73. Roy, Marc-Oliver

  • Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL, C/LW, L, 6’1, 180 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 79, Chris Ralph 49
  • Playoffs: 7g 13pts +6
  • YTD: 65g 67pts +12
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +0
  • Feb-13: 11g 6pts -3
  • Jan-13: 11g 12pts +0
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockey fights plus.

74. Weeger, MacKenzie

  • Halifax, QMJHL, D, R, 5’11, 181 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2012
  • Other rankings – NHL 283
  • Playoffs: 6g 2pts +7
  • YTD: 62g 44pts +55
  • Mar-13: 9g 8pts +3
  • Feb-13: 8g 8pts +9
  • Jan-13: 11g 10pts +9
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Halifax Mooseheads.
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Todd Priest.

75. Baptiste, Nicholas

  • Sudbury, OHL, RW, R, 6’2, 200 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 141
  • Playoffs: 6g 4pts +1
  • YTD: 66g 48pts -1
  • Mar-13: 6g 6pts +1
  • Feb-13: 11g 8pts +4
  • Jan-13: 11g 10pts +5
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of eastlinktv.

76. Ikonen, Juuso

  • Blues, SM-liiga, LW, R, 5’9,170 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 62, Chris Ralph 52
  • Playoffs: U20 10g 13pts +5
  • YTD: 57g  26pts +1
  • 5 Nations: 4g 3pts
  • Video:
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77. Dunn, Vincent

  • Val d’Or, QMJHL, C, L, 5’11, 175 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 74, Chris Ralph 98
  • Playoffs: 8g 3pts +1
  • YTD: 53g 52pts +21
  • Mar-13: 5g 4pts +4
  • Feb-13: 12g 9pts +8
  • Jan-13: 3g 0pts -1
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

78. Yakimov, Bogdan

  • IzhstalIzhevs (Loan),VHL, C, L, 6’5, 202 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 73, Chris Ralph 73
  • YTD: 16g 13pts +6
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of Russianjuniorhockey.

79. Olofsson, Gustaf

  • Green Bay, USHL, D, L, 6’2, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings:  NHL 78, Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70), Chris Ralph 87
  • YTD: 58g 20pts +11
  • Mar-13: 12g 2pts +0
  • Feb-13: 8g 4pts +0
  • Jan-13: 8g 1pt +3
  • Commit: Colorado College. Younger brother, Frederik has comitted to the Tigers as well.
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of USHLinteractive.

80. Etchegary, Kurt

  • Quebec, QMJHL, C, L, 5’11, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 71
  • Playoffs: 7g 6pts +1
  • YTD: 31g 25pts +10
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +2
  • Feb-13: 10g 8pts +6
  • Jan-13: 9g 7pts +0
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of QMJHLvids.

81. Moutrey, Nick

  • Saginaw, OHL, LW, L, 6’2, 208 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 66, Chris Ralph 81
  • Playoffs: 4g 0pts -5
  • YTD: 65g 43pts +2
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +1
  • Feb-13: 11g 5pts -3
  • Jan-13: 11g 8pts +1
  • Dec-12: 10g 9pts +2
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of connectmidmichigan.

82. Kujawinski, Ryan

  • Kingston, OHL, LW/C, L, 6’2, 205 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings: NHL 93, Bob MacKenzie 44, Chris Ralph 37
  • Playoffs: 4g 2pts -4
  • YTD: 66g 48pts -12
  • Mar-13: 9g 8pts -4
  • Feb-13: 9g 3pts -4
  • Jan-13: 12g 9pts -5
  • Video:
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83. Trainor, Peter

  • Rimouski, QMJHL, LW, L, 5’11, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2011
  • Other rankings: NHL unranked
  • Playoffs: 6g 7pts +2
  • YTD: 68g 100pts +30
  • Mar-13: 7g 7pts -1
  • Feb-13: 12g 19 pts +8
  • Jan-13: 10g 21pts +8
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of journaladvantage.

84. Crus-Rydberg, Victor

  • Linkoping J20, SWE J20, C, R, 6’0, 187 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL107, Chris Ralph 79
  • Playoffs: 4g 2pts -1
  • YTD: 35g 35pts +10
  • 5 Nations: 4g 4pts
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of apsvanseen.

85. Högberg, Marcus

  • Linköping J20, SWE J20, G, L, 6’3, 196 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 96
  • YTD: 23g 2.41 .917

86. Chase, Greg

  • Calgary, WHL, C, L, 6’0, 195 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 128, Chris Ralph 60
  • Playoffs: 7g 4pts +3
  • YTD: 69g 49pts +11
  • Mar-13: 8g 6pts +1
  • Feb-13: 12g 9pts +1
  • Jan-13:13g 9pts +7
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of TheStormsy.

87. Bell, Myles

  • Kelowna, WHL, LW, R, 6’0, 210 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2011
  • Other rankings – NHL 118
  • Playoffs: 8g 8pts +1
  • YTD: 69g 93pts +46
  • Mar-13: 7g 8pts +7
  • Feb-13: 12g 17pts -3
  • Jan-13: 12g 15pts +10
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of ShawTVOkanagan.

88. Murphy, Matt

  • Halifax, QMJHL, D, L, 6’1, 200 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 148, Chris Ralph 63
  • Playoffs: 6g 2pts +8
  • YTD: 69g 33pts +22
  • Mar-13: 9g 1pt +6
  • Feb-13: 11g 6pts +6
  • Jan-13:11g 4pts +11
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyprospect.com.

89. Paquin-Boudreau, Gabryel

  • Baie-Comeau, QMJHL, LW, L, 5’11, 167 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 75, Chris Ralph 67
  • Playoffs: 6g 10pts +7
  • YTD: 67g 63pts +31
  • Mar-13: 7g 10pts +8
  • Feb-13: 11g 5pts -2
  • Jan-13:12g 17pts +11
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of hockeyfightsplus.

90. McAdam, Eamon

  • Waterloo, USHL, G, L, 6’2, 185 lb.
  • 1st year draft eligible – 2013
  • Other rankings – NHL 120; Bob MacKenzie HM (61 to 70)
  • YTD: 29g  3.59 .893
  • Commit: Penn State
  • Video: YouTube courtesy of USHL interactive.

 

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