Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Pick #18

Harry How

Come one, come all to the 2013 NHL Mock Draft. Today we unveil the Detroit Red Wings' 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 eighteenth overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 Mock Draft.

Bryan Murray: With the eighteenth overall selection in this years draft, the Detroit Red Wings' are pleased to select...


Mirco Mueller

Defenceman / Everett Silvertips (WHL)

6-3

176

March 21, 1995

Hometown: Winterthur, SUI

Shoots: Left


Rankings: CSS (9 NA), ISS (NA), TSN (40), Hockey Prospectus (26)

Hockey Prospectus:

"Mueller had a quality season in his draft year after coming to the WHL from Switzerland. He took on more responsibility for the Silvertips in light of Columbus draftee Ryan Murray's significant injury. He was also impressive as a 17-year-old defenseman at the World Juniors. The most impressive aspect of his game is his hockey sense. He is a top-end thinker with and without the puck. He slows down the game on breakouts, making good decisions with the puck."

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)
17 Ottawa Senators Nikita Zadorov D RUS London Knights (OHL)
18 Detroit Red Wings Mirco Mueller D SUI Everett Silvertips (WHL)

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)
16 Buffalo Sabres Alexander Wennberg C SWE Djurgarden (Allsvenskan)
17 Ottawa Senators Frederik Gauthier LW CAN Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)

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