Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Pick #2

Harry How

Come one, come all to the 2013 NHL Mock Draft. Today we unveil the Florida Panthers' 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 second overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2013 Mock Draft.

Dave Tallon: With the second overall selection in this years draft, the Florida Panthers are pleased to select...


Jonathan Drouin

Left Wing / Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

5-10

186

March 27, 1995

Hometown: Ste-Agathe, QC

Shoots: Left


Rankings: CSS (3 NA), ISS (3), TSN (3), Hockey Prospectus (1)

The Skinny: With Seth Jones now off the board, the Florida Panthers have an interesting selection to make between Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon. With Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad and Drew Shore potentially clogging the centre position for years to come, Dave Tallon could look to draft arguably the best offensive talent in this year's draft in Drouin. A dynamic package of speed and skill, Drouin is the type of player who would compliment Huberdeau perfectly. No matter who the Panthers get at the number two selection, their value will be off the charts.

Hockey Prospectus:

"Drouin is special offensive talent, with upside through the roof—a prototypical elite, puck possession forward. Drouin has unique puck skills, with the ability to show consistent offensive creativity. He naturally generated highlight reel scoring chances on a regular basis for the Mooseheads, and his ability to make plays in tight spaces is second to none. What separates Drouin, though, are his hands, and his tremendous ability to think the 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)

Community Draft Board

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

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