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2013 NHL Entry Draft

Location:Prudential Center (Newark, NJ)Held:June 30, 2013
First Overall Pick:Nathan MacKinnonPlayers With NHL Experience:103

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft was the 51st NHL Entry Draft. All seven rounds of the draft took place on June 30, 2013, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The top three selections were Nathan MacKinnon going to the Colorado Avalanche, Aleksander Barkov going to the Florida Panthers, and Jonathan Drouin going to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche
Nathan MacKinnon was the first-overall pick in 2013 (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Who Are the Biggest Steals of the 2013 NHL Draft?

The biggest steal is hands-down Dominik Kubalik who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round. After six seasons in the Czech League and Swiss League, he joined the Chicago Blackhawks and was a 30-goal scorer by the end of the 2019-20 season, and already has 10 goals and 22 points in 29 games in 2020-21.

Not far behind is Andreas Johnsson, who was drafted in the seventh round by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a 20-goal scorer during the 2018-19 season and although he has yet to hit that total again, he is still an everyday NHL player, which is rare for someone selected so late in the draft.

Who Were the Biggest Busts of the 2013 NHL Draft?

There weren’t many busts in the 2013 draft, that’s why Samuel Morin (Flyers, 11th overall), Emile Poirer (Flames, 22nd overall), and Hunter Shinkaruk (Canucks, 24th overall) stick out so much. They all were highly-touted first-round picks, but have yet to make their mark in the NHL. Shinkaruk played 15 games in the NHL before moving to the KHL, Poirer played eight and bounced around the AHL before moving to the Slovak league and Morin is looking more and more like an injury stop-gap for the Flyers rather than an everyday NHL defenceman.

Samuel Morin has not lived up to his 11th overall selection [photo: Amy Irvin]

Deeper Dive

2013 NHL Draft Selections By Round

First Round

#PlayerNHL Team
1Nathan MacKinnon (C)Colorado Avalanche
2Aleksander Barkov (C)Florida Panthers
3Jonathan Drouin (LW)Tampa Bay Lightning
4Seth Jones (D)Nashville Predators
5Elias Lindholm (C)Carolina Hurricanes
6Sean Monahan (C)Calgary Flames
7Darnell Nurse (D)Edmonton Oilers
8Rasmus Ristolainen (D)Buffalo Sabres
9Bo Horvat (C)Vancouver Canucks (from New Jersey)
10Valeri Nichushkin (RW)Dallas Stars
11Samuel Morin (D)Philadelphia Flyers
12Max Domi (C)Phoenix Coyotes
13Josh Morrissey (D)Winnipeg Jets
14Alexander Wennberg (C)Columbus Blue Jackets
15Ryan Pulock (D)New York Islanders
16Nikita Zadorov (D)Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota)
17Curtis Lazar (RW/C)Ottawa Senators
18Mirco Mueller (D)San Jose Sharks (from Detroit)
19Kerby Rychel (LW)Columbus Blue Jackets (from NY Rangers)
20Anthony Mantha (RW)Detroit Red Wings (from San Jose)
21Frederik Gauthier (C)Toronto Maple Leafs
22Emile Poirier (RW)Calgary Flames (from St. Louis)
23Andre Burakovsky (LW)Washington Capitals
24Hunter Shinkaruk (LW/RW)Vancouver Canucks
25Michael McCarron (RW)Montreal Canadiens
26Shea Theodore (D)Anaheim Ducks
27Marko Dano (RW)Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles)
28Morgan Klimchuk (LW)Calgary Flames (from Pittsburgh)
29Jason Dickinson (C)Dallas Stars (from Boston)
30Ryan Hartman (RW)Chicago Blackhawks
Aleksander Barkov Florida Panthers
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Second Round

#PlayerNHL Team
31Ian McCoshen (D)Florida Panthers
32Chris Bigras (D)Colorado Avalanche
33Adam Erne (LW)Tampa Bay Lightning
34Jacob de la Rose (LW)Montreal Canadiens (from Nashville)
35J. T. Compher (LW)Buffalo Sabres (from Carolina)
36Zachary Fucale (G)Montreal Canadiens (from Calgary)
37Valentin Zykov (LW)Los Angeles Kings (from Edmonton)
38Connor Hurley (C)Buffalo Sabres
39Laurent Dauphin (C)Phoenix Coyotes (from New Jersey)
40Remi Elie (LW)Dallas Stars
41Robert Hagg (D)Philadelphia Flyers
42Steven Santini (D)New Jersey Devils (from Phoenix)
43Nic Petan (C)Winnipeg Jets
44Tristan Jarry (G)Pittsburgh Penguins (from Columbus)
45Nick Sorensen (RW)Anaheim Ducks (from NY Islanders)
46Gustav Olofsson (D)Minnesota Wild
47Tommy Vannelli (D)St. Louis Blues (from Ottawa)
48Zach Nastasiuk (RW)Detroit Red Wings
49Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau (LW)San Jose Sharks (from NY Rangers)
50Dillon Heatherington (D)Columbus Blue Jackets (from San Jose via Pittsburgh)
51Carl Dahlstrom (D)Chicago Blackhawks (from Toronto)
52Justin Bailey (RW)Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis)
53Madison Bowey (D)Washington Capitals
54Philippe Desrosiers (G)Dallas Stars (from Vancouver)
55Artturi Lehkonen (LW)Montreal Canadiens
56Marc-Olivier Roy (C)Edmonton Oilers (from Anaheim)
57William Carrier (LW)St. Louis Blues (from Los Angeles via Edmonton)
58Tyler Bertuzzi (LW)Detroit Red Wings (from Pittsburgh via San Jose)
59Eric Comrie (G)Winnipeg Jets (compensatory)
60Linus Arnesson (D)Boston Bruins
61Zach Sanford (LW)Washington Capitals (from Chicago via Winnipeg)
Tyler Bertuzzi Detroit Red Wings
Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Third Round

#PlayerNHL Team
62Yan-Pavel Laplante (C)Phoenix Coyotes (from Florida via NY Rangers and San Jose)
63Spencer Martin (G)Colorado Avalanche
64Jonathan-Ismael Diaby (D)Nashville Predators (from Tampa Bay)
65Adam Tambellini (C)New York Rangers (from Nashville)
66Brett Pesce (D)Carolina Hurricanes
67Keegan Kanzig (D)Calgary Flames
68Niklas Hansson (D)Dallas Stars (from Edmonton)
69Nicholas Baptiste (RW)Buffalo Sabres
70Eamon McAdam (G)New York Islanders (from New Jersey via Minnesota)
71Connor Crisp (LW)Montreal Canadiens (from Dallas)
72Tyrell Goulbourne (LW)Philadelphia Flyers
73Ryan Kujawinski (C)New Jersey Devils (from Phoenix)
74John Hayden (C)Chicago Blackhawks (from Winnipeg)
75Pavel Buchnevich (LW)New York Rangers (from Columbus)
76Taylor Cammarata (C/LW)New York Islanders
77Jake Guentzel (C)Pittsburgh Penguins (from Minnesota via Philadelphia and Dallas)
78Marcus Hogberg (G)Ottawa Senators
79Mattias Janmark-Nylen (C)Detroit Red Wings
80Anthony Duclair (LW)New York Rangers
81Kurtis Gabriel (RW)Minnesota Wild (from San Jose)
82Carter Verhaeghe (C)Toronto Maple Leafs
83Bogdan Yakimov (C)Edmonton Oilers (from St. Louis)
84Jimmy Lodge (C)Winnipeg Jets (from Washington)
85Cole Cassels (C)Vancouver Canucks (from Vancouver via Florida)
86Sven Andrighetto (RW)Montreal Canadiens
87Keaton Thompson (D)Anaheim Ducks
88Anton Slepyshev (LW)Edmonton Oilers (from Los Angeles)
89Oliver Bjorkstrand (RW)Columbus Blue Jackets (from Pittsburgh)
90Peter Cehlarik (LW)Boston Bruins
91JC Lipon (RW)Winnipeg Jets (from Chicago)
Jake Guentzel Penguins
Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins, January 2, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Fourth Round

#PlayerNHL Team
92Evan Cowley (G)Florida Panthers
93Mason Geertsen (D)Colorado Avalanche
94Jackson Houck (RW)Edmonton Oilers (from Tampa Bay via St. Louis)
95Felix Girard (C)Nashville Predators
96Kyle Platzer (C)Edmonton Oilers (from Carolina via Los Angeles)
97Michael Downing (D)Florida Panthers (from Calgary)
98Matt Buckles (C)Florida Panthers (from Edmonton)
99Juuse Saros (G)Nashville Predators (from Buffalo)
100Miles Wood (LW)New Jersey Devils
101Nick Paul (LW)Dallas Stars
102Tobias Lindberg (RW)Ottawa Senators (from Philadelphia via Tampa Bay)
103Justin Auger (RW)Los Angeles Kings (from Phoenix via Columbus and Philadelphia)
104Andrew Copp (C)Winnipeg Jets
105Nick Moutrey (C/LW)Columbus Blue Jackets
106Stephon Williams (G)New York Islanders
107Dylan Labbe (D)Minnesota Wild
108Ben Harpur (D)Ottawa Senators
109David Pope (LW)Detroit Red Wings
110Ryan Graves (D)New York Rangers
111Robin Norell (D)Chicago Blackhawks (from San Jose via Chicago and San Jose)
112Zach Pochiro (LW)St. Louis Blues (from Toronto via Nashville)
113Aidan Muir (W)Edmonton Oilers (from St. Louis)
114Jan Kostalek (D)Winnipeg Jets (from Washington)
115Jordan Subban (D)Vancouver Canucks
116Martin Reway (LW)Montreal Canadiens
117Fredrik Bergvik (G)San Jose Sharks (from Anaheim via Toronto and Chicago)
118Hudson Fasching (RW)Los Angeles Kings
119Ryan Segalla (D)Pittsburgh Penguins
120Ryan Fitzgerald (C)Boston Bruins
121Tyler Motte (C)Chicago Blackhawks
Tyler Motte (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Fifth Round

#PlayerNHL Team
122Christopher Clapperton (LW)Florida Panthers
123Will Butcher (D)Colorado Avalanche
124Kristers Gudlevskis (G)Tampa Bay Lightning
125Saku Maenalanen (RW)Nashville Predators
126Brent Pedersen (LW)Carolina Hurricanes
127Tucker Poolman (D)Winnipeg Jets (from Calgary via Washington)
128Evan Campbell (LW)Edmonton Oilers
129Cal Petersen (G)Buffalo Sabres
130Gustav Possler (LW)Buffalo Sabres (from New Jersey via Los Angeles and Florida)
131Cole Ully (LW)Dallas Stars
132Terrance Amorosa (D)Philadelphia Flyers
133Connor Clifton (D)Phoenix Coyotes
134Luke Johnson (C)Chicago Blackhawks (from Winnipeg)
135Eric Roy (D)Calgary Flames (from Columbus)
136Victor Crus Rydberg (C)New York Islanders
137Carson Soucy (D)Minnesota Wild
138Vincent Dunn (C)Ottawa Senators
139Mitchell Wheaton (D)Detroit Red Wings
140Teemu Kivihalme (D)Nashville Predators (from NY Rangers)
141Michael Brodzinski (D)San Jose Sharks
142Fabrice Herzog (RW)Toronto Maple Leafs
143Anthony Florentino (D)Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis)
144Blake Heinrich (D)Washington Capitals
145Anton Cederholm (D)Vancouver Canucks
146Patrik Bartosak (G)Los Angeles Kings (from Montreal)
147Grant Besse (RW)Anaheim Ducks
148Jonny Brodzinski (RW)Los Angeles Kings
149Matej Paulovic (LW)Dallas Stars (from Pittsburgh)
Tucker Poolman Winnipeg Jets
Tucker Poolman, Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Sixth Round

#PlayerNHL Team
152Joshua Brown (D)Florida Panthers
153Ben Storm (D)Colorado Avalanche
154Henri Ikonen (LW)Tampa Bay Lightning
155Emil Pettersson (C)Nashville Predators
156Tyler Ganly (D)Carolina Hurricanes
157Tim Harrison (RW)Calgary Flames
158Ben Betker (D)Edmonton Oilers
159Sean Malone (C)Buffalo Sabres
160Myles Bell (LW)New Jersey Devils
161Chris Leblanc (RW)Ottawa Senators (from Dallas)
162Merrick Madsen (G)Philadelphia Flyers
163Brendan Burke (G)Phoenix Coyotes
164Dane Birks (D)Pittsburgh Penguins (from Winnipeg)
165Markus Soberg (RW)Columbus Blue Jackets
166Alan Quine (C)New York Islanders
167Avery Peterson (C)Minnesota Wild
168Quentin Shore (C)Ottawa Senators
169Marc McNulty (D)Detroit Red Wings
170Mackenzie Skapski (G)New York Rangers
171Tommy Veilleux (LW)Nashville Predators (from San Jose)
172Antoine Bibeau (G)Toronto Maple Leafs
173Santeri Saari (D)St. Louis Blues
174Brian Pinho (C)Washington Capitals
175Mike Williamson (D)Vancouver Canucks
176Jeremy Gregoire (C)Montreal Canadiens
177Miro Aaltonen (C)Anaheim Ducks
178Zac Leslie (D)Los Angeles Kings
179Blaine Byron (C)Pittsburgh Penguins
180Anton Blidh (LW)Boston Bruins
181Anthony Louis (C)Chicago Blackhawks
Alan Quine (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Seventh Round

#PlayerNHL Team
182Aleksi Makela (D)Dallas Stars (from Florida)
183Wilhelm Westlund (D)Colorado Avalanche
184Saku Salminen (C)Tampa Bay Lightning
185Wade Murphy (RW)Nashville Predators
186Joel Vermin (RW)Tampa Bay Lightning (from Carolina)
187Rushan Rafikov (D)Calgary Flames
188Gregory Chase (C/RW)Edmonton Oilers
189Eric Locke (C)Buffalo Sabres
190Brenden Kichton (D)Winnipeg Jets (from New Jersey)
191Dominik Kubalik (LW)Los Angeles Kings (from Dallas)
192David Drake (D)Philadelphia Flyers
193Jedd Soleway (C)Phoenix Coyotes
194Marcus Karlstrom (D)Winnipeg Jets
195Peter Quenneville (C/RW)Columbus Blue Jackets
196Kyle Burroughs (D)New York Islanders
197Nolan De Jong (D)Minnesota Wild
198John Gilmour (D)Calgary Flames (from Ottawa via Chicago)
199Hampus Melen (RW)Detroit Red Wings
200Alexandre Belanger (G)Minnesota Wild (from NY Rangers)
201Jacob Jackson (C)San Jose Sharks
202Andreas Johnsson (LW)Toronto Maple Leafs
203Janne Juvonen (G)Nashville Predators (from St. Louis)
204Tyler Lewington (D)Washington Capitals
205Miles Liberati (D)Vancouver Canucks
206MacKenzie Weegar (D)Florida Panthers (from Montreal)
207Emil Galimov (LW)San Jose Sharks (from Anaheim via Colorado)
208Anthony Brodeur (G)New Jersey Devils (from Los Angeles)
209Troy Josephs (LW)Pittsburgh Penguins
210Mitchell Dempsey (LW)Boston Bruins
211Robin Press (D)Chicago Blackhawks
Mackenzie Weegar Florida Panthers
Mackenzie Weegar, Florida Panthers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)