Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Pick #16

Harry How

Come one, come all to the 2013 NHL Mock Draft. Today we unveil the Buffalo Sabres' 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 sixteenth overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 Mock Draft.

Darcy Reiger: With the sixteenth overall selection in this years draft, the Buffalo Sabres' are pleased to select...


Frederik Gauthier

Left Wing / Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)

6-3

193

April 26, 1995

Hometown: Mascouche, PQ

Shoots: Left


Rankings: CSS (8 NA), ISS (18), TSN (21), Hockey Prospectus (31)

The Skinny: After taking a defenceman with their first pick, the Buffalo Sabres should be looking at a forward with their second pick -- acquired as part of the Jason Pommonville trade. With Gauthier they will get a steady, competent player with offensive upside.

Hockey Prospectus:

"Gauthier experienced an up-and-down campaign. He showed significant flashes, but also lapsed offensively for long stretches. He measures at 6'5", 214 pounds, has some offensive talent, and shows advanced play for his age. He is an above-average skater, well above-average for a player his size, as he has a real easiness to his stride. He exerts little effort in his pushoffs, and he picks up speed very well. He is very agile, given his size."

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)
14 Columbus Blue Jackets Max Domi C CAN London Knights (OHL)
15 New York Islanders Alexander Wennberg C SWE Djurgaden (Allsvenskan)
16 Buffalo Sabres Frederik Gauthier LW CAN Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)

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)
13 Winnipeg Jets Anthony Mantha RW CAN Val d'Or Forreurs (QMJHL)
14 Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Pulock D CAN Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
15 New York Islanders Nikita Zadorov D RUS London Knights (OHL)

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