Los Angeles Kings NHL Draft Profile: Second-Rounder Valentin Zykov

Darryl Sutter

The Los Angeles Kings nabbed a critical goal-scoring source for a years to come — they hope — by drafting Russian forward Valentin Zykov with the 37th overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. The Kings had a need and […]

Edmonton Oilers NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse

The Edmonton Oilers made a needed investment on the blue line in drafting Darnell Nurse with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. The 18-year-old defenseman already stands at 6-3, 180-plus pounds and already poses a bruising presence […]

Carolina Hurricanes NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Elias Lindholm

Elias Lindholm

The Carolina Hurricanes went for the relatively safe pick by selecting a well-rounded center in Elias Lindholm with the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft. The 6-foot Swedish Elite League skater was the third-rated European in this draft […]

Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Frederik Gauthier

Frederik Gauthier

The Toronto Maple Leafs needed some happy news to numb the pain of their Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins, and that news comes in the form of rookie first-rounder Frederik Gauthier. The 18-year-old center went 21st overall to […]

Ottawa Senators NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Curtis Lazar

Ottawa Senators

There seems to be a widely shared opinion that the Ottawa Senators went for the safe pick with the No. 17th overall selection in the 2013 NHL draft — as much as you can call drafting an 18-year-old athlete “safe” […]

Winnipeg Jets NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Josh Morrissey

Josh Morrissey

The Winnipeg Jets defied the Central Scout No. 27 rank on Josh Morrissey a bit by taking him 13th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. Many experts were mystified by such a high selection for the 6-foot, 186-pound defenseman from […]

San Jose Sharks NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Mirco Mueller

Mirco Mueller

The San Jose Sharks dipped into the Swiss hockey pool in selecting left-handed defenseman Mirco Mueller with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Mueller brought his European pedigree to Canada and currently plays for the Everett Silvertips […]

Phoenix Coyotes NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Max Domi

Max Domi

After Tie Domi concluded a long hockey career of agitating opponents and delighting teammates, his son Max Domi joins the Phoenix Coyotes seven years later as the No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The general consensus is […]

Washington Capitals NHL Draft Profile: Second-Rounder Madison Bowey

Washington Capitals

Madison Bowey provides the Washington Capitals with much-needed young talent on the blue line at a second-round price. The 18-year-old defenseman joins the Caps as the No. 53 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, giving further indication that Washington’s growing keener […]

St. Louis Blues NHL Draft Profile: Second-Rounders Tommy Vannelli, William Carrier

St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues have certainly been in touch with Calgary Flames, with Calgary using St. Louis’ 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and recently claiming Blues defenseman Kris Russell for a fifth-rounder. The Blues have replenished this […]

Buffalo Sabres NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Ristolainen

After finishing 22nd in goals against en route to missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year, the Buffalo Sabres made a heavy blue-line investment in the 2013 NHL draft and it all started with Finnish defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen at […]

Washington Capitals NHL Draft Profile: First-Rounder Andre Burakovsky

Andre Burakovsky

The Washington Capitals likely won’t see their top pick in the 2013 NHL draft on American pro ice any time soon, but it’s hard to criticize the selection of winger Andre Burakovsky at 23rd overall. The Austrian-born Swedish forward is […]