Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Pick #13

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Come one, come all to the 2013 NHL Mock Draft. Today we unveil the Winnipeg Jets' 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 thirteenth overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 Mock Draft.

Kevin Cheveldayoff: With the thirteenth overall selection in this years draft, the Winnipeg Jets' are pleased to select...


Kerby Rychel

Left Wing / Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

6-1

205

October 7, 1994

Hometown: Torrance, CA

Shoots: Left


Rankings: CSS (17 NA), ISS (20), TSN (27), Hockey Prospectus (44)

The Skinny: Coming off back-to-back forty goal seasons, Kerby Rychel is a player who has been lauded for his shot and scoring sense as well as the sandpaper aspect he brings to the game. With NHL bloodlines, Rychel is no doubt fits the TNSE mold and his two-way two-way game could evolve him into a quality top-six option.

Hockey Prospectus:

"Rychel, the son of former NHL player Warren Rychel, has been a productive OHL forward the past two seasons, averaging over a point per game during that span. He has above-average puck skills, good offensive instincts, and a great shot. While he has good skill, I would not define him as a creative player. The Spitfires used him on the right point of their power play, where he was free to unleash his big one-timer. He can be effective in front of the net, as he has good hand-eye coordination, and a quality power game that helps him establish body position. He projects as a good secondary scoring option, with skill and physicality adding to his value. His skating is roughly average; he has some poor mechanics, but decent speed. He also needs to work on his defensive game."

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)
11 Philadelphia Flyers Rasmus Ristolainen D FIN TPS (SM-liiga)
12 Phoenix Coyotes Anthony Mantha RW CAN Val d'Or Forreaurs (QMJHL)
13 Winnipeg Jets Kerby Rychel LW CAN Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

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)
10 Dallas Stars Bo Horvat C CAN London Kinghts (OHL)
11 Philadelphia Flyers Rasmum Ristolainen D FIN TPS (SM-liiga)
12 Phoenix Coyotes Max Domi C CAN London Knights (OHL)

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