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2013 NHL Draft :: The Consensus Top 30

Posted By: Dustin Nielson http://www.TSN1260.ca/shows/morningshow.aspx · 6/25/2013 7:56:00 PM

It's that time of year again, time to sit down, do some math and put together the Consensus Top 30 for the 2013 NHL Draft. 

Like several members of the media I use to put together my own draft rankings for the NHL Draft. A couple of years ago I changed my ways and decided to rely on the people who actually watch these kids dozens and dozens of times per season as opposed to my own viewings which usually total one or two games a year for most kids. 

For the last few years I've gathering top 30 lists from independent scouting services, main stream media and scouts I have a good relationship with. This years consensus Top 30 comes from 7 scouting services, Bob McKenzie's Final Rankings and three NHL scouts. 

This is not a Mock Draft, I'm still working on that. 

1. Nathan MacKinnon - Center :: 6'2, 182 :: Halifax 

2. Seth Jones - Defence :: 6'3.5, 208 :: Portland

3. Jonathan Drouin - Left Wing :: 5'10, 185 :: Halifax

4. Alexsander Barkov - Center :: 6'3, 209 :: Tappara

5. Valeri Nichushkin - Left Wing :: 6'4, 202 :: Chelyabinsk Traktor

6. Elias Lindholm - Center :: 6'0, 181 :: Brynas 

7. Sean Monahan - Center :: 6'2, 186 :: Ottawa

8. Darnell Nurse - Defence :: 6'4, 189 :: Sault Ste. Marie

9. Alexander Wennberg - Center :: 6'1, 174 :: Djurgarden

10. Nikita Zadorov - Defence :: 6'5, 220 :: London 

11. Rasmus Ristolainen - Defence ::6'4, 220 :: TPS Turku

12. Bo Horvat - Center :: 6'0, 206 :: London

13. Max Domi - Center :: 5'9, 185 :: London

14. Curtis Lazar - Center :: 6'0, 190 :: Edmonton

15. Hunter Shinkaruk - Left Wing :: 5'10, 181 :: Medicine Hat

16. Ryan Pulock - Defence :: 6'0, 211 :: Brandon

17. Anthony Manta - Left Wing :: 6'4, 190 :: Val d'Or

18. Zachary Fucale - Goalie :: 6'1, 181 :: Halifax

19. Andre Burakovsky - Left Wing :: 6'1, 178 :: Malmo

20. Samuel Morin - Defence :: 6'6, 200 :: Rimouski 

21. Robert Hagg - Defence :: 6'2, 193 :: Modo

22. Josh Morrissey - Defence :: 6'0, 186 :: Prince Albert

23. Frederik Gauthier - Wing :: 6'3, 193 :: Rimouski

24. Kerby Rychel - Left Wing :: 6'1, 205 :: Windsor

25. Adam Erne - Left Wing :: 6'0, 210 :: Quebec

26. Mirco Mueller - Defence :: 6'3, 176 :: Everett 

27. Valentin Zykov - Left Wing :: 6'0, 208 :: Baie Comeau

28. Jacob De La Rose - Center :: 6'2, 190 :: Leksands

29. Nic Petan - Center :: 5'9, 165 :: Portland

30. Madison Bowey - Defence :: 6'1, 195 :: Kelowna

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