Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Pick #25

Harry How

Come one, come all to the 2013 NHL Mock Draft. Today we unveil the Montreal Canadiens' 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 twenty-fifth overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 Mock Draft.

Marc Bergevin: With the twenty-fifth overall selection in this years draft, the Montreal Canadiens' are pleased to select...


JT Compher

Centre / USA National Team Development Program (USA U-18)

6-0

165

April 8, 1995

Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Shoots: Left


Rankings: CSS (34 NA), ISS (26), TSN (34), Hockey Prospectus (25)

Hockey Prospectus:

"Compher is the top prospect to emerge from the USA development program in this draft (keeping in mind that Seth Jones played for the USNTDP last year). He is a great all-around player, above average or better at just about every area of the game, despite his 5'11" frame. He is a good skater who picks up speed well, and he has a high-energy element in his play. He forechecks and backchecks with speed, pressuring the opposition, while showing no hesitation to bang bodies. He is very skilled, with above-average puck skills and offensive instincts. On occasion, he will show elements of true offensive flash. He can make individual plays, and he tends to find his teammates well."

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)
19 Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Pulock D CAN Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
20 San Jose Sharks Curtis Lazar RW CAN Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
21 Toronto Maple Leafs Andre Burakowsky LW AUT Malmö (Allsvenskan)
22 Calgary Flames Shea Theodore D CAN Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
23 Washington Capitals Jimmy Lodge LW USA Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
24 Vancouver Canucks Ryan Hartman RW USA Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
25 Montreal Canadiens JT Compher C USA USNTDP (USA U-18)

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)
18 Detroit Red Wings Curtis Lazar RW CAN Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
19 Columbus Blue Jackets Kerby Rychel LW CAN Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
20 San Jose Sharks Samuel Morin D CAN Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
21 Toronto Maple Leafs Mirco Mueller D SUI Everett Silvertips (WHL)
22 Calgary Flames André Burakowsky RW AUT Malmö (Allsvenskan)
23 Washington Capitals Shea Théodore D CAN Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
24 Vancouver Canucks Ryan Hartman RW USA Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

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