Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Pick #10

Harry How

Come one, come all to the 2013 NHL Mock Draft. Today we unveil the Dallas Stars' pick.

Hey all! Welcome to another instalment of Arctic Ice Hockey's annual NHL Mock Draft.

Over the next thirty days, we will attempt to telepathically channel the minds of NHL General Managers as they complete their final rankings in preparation for the 2013 NHL Draft being held June 30, 2012 in Newark, NJ.

Without further adieu, we present our loyal readers with the tenth overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 Mock Draft.

Jim Nill: With the tenth overall selection in this years draft, the Dallas Stars are pleased to select...


Valeri Nichushkin

Right Wing / Chelyabinsk 2 (MHL)

6-3

196

March 4, 1995

Hometown: Chelyabinsk, RUS

Shoots: Left


Rankings: CSS (2 EUR), ISS (4), TSN (5), Hockey Prospectus (4)

The Skinny: With new management in place deep in the heart of Texas, the Dallas Stars will be looking to revamp their line-up by making some calculated splashes this offseason. With a player of Nichushkin's talent still on the board, Dallas will have a hard time passing him up.

Hockey Prospectus:

"Nichushkin is an impressive power forward who has a ton of natural gifts. He could be a potential star, if not an elite power winger in the NHL. His best skill is his skating ability, as he is a true plus-plus skater that defensemen need to respect when he's barreling down the wing. If a gap gets too tight, Nichushkin will likely be behind the defender in no time. He is also a strong, 6'4'' pillar who loves to drive to the net."

AIH Draft Board

Pick Team Player Pos Nationality Amateur Club
1 Colorado Avalanche Seth Jones D USA Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
2 Florida Panthers
Jonathan Drouin LW CAN Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
3 Tampa Bay Lightning
Nathan MacKinnon C CAN Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
4 Nashville Predators Aleksander Barkov C FIN Tappara (SM-liiga)
5 Carolina Hurricanes Sean Monahan C CAN Ottawa 67's (OHL)
6 Calgary Flames Hunter Shinkaruk LW CAN Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
7 Edmonton Oilers Elias Lindholm C SWE Brynas (Elitserien)
8 Buffalo Sabres Darnell Nurse D CAN Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
9 New Jersey Devils Bo Horvat C CAN London Knights (OHL)
10 Dallas Stars Valeri Nichushkin RW RUS Chelyabinsk 2 (MHL)

Community Draft Board

Pick Team Player Pos Nationality Amateur Club
1 Colorado Avalanche Seth Jones D USA Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

2 Florida Panthers
Nathan MacKinnon C CAN Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
3 Tampa Bay Lightning
Jonathan Drouin LW CAN Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
4 Nashville Predators Aleksander Barkov C FIN Tappara (SM-liiga)
5 Carolina Hurricanes Valeri Nichushkin RW RUS Chelyabinsk 2 (MHL)
6 Calgary Flames Sean Monahan C CAN Ottawa 67's (OHL)
7 Edmonton Oilers Darnell Nurse D CAN Sault Ste. Marie Grehyounds (OHL)
8 Buffalo Sabres Elias Lindholm C SWE Brynas (Elitserien)
9 New Jersey Devils Hunter Shinkaruk LW CAN Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

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