NEW YORK – The NHL 2013 Entry Draft will be held this year at “The Rock” Prudential Center in Newark (NJ). For the fifth year running Pro Hockey News will be in attendance with three members of our team covering the event.
For our first entry in this year’s PHN Mock Draft discussion, we have reviewed the teams who have more than one pick this year in the first round and those who have none.
1st Round Traded Draft Picks
# 16 – Buffalo receives Minnesota’s 2013 1st round pick, 2014 2nd round pick, G Matt Hackett and LW Johan Larsson for Jason Pominville and a 2014 4th round pick.
# 19 – Columbus receives the NY Rangers 2013 1st round pick, Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and Artem Anisimov for Rick Nash, Steve Delisle and a conditional 3rd round pick.
# 22 – Calgary receives St. Louis’ 2013 1st round pick, D Mark Cundari and G Reto Berra for D Jay Bouwmeester. The 2013 1st round pick could become a 2013 4th round pick and 2014 1st round pick if the Blues miss the playoffs this season.
# 27 – Columbus receives Los Angeles’ 2013 1st round pick (Columbus decided not to use the pick 2012) and Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter.
# 28 – Dallas receives Boston’s 2013 1st round pick from the Jaromir Jagr trade. The pick was 1st round pick was conditional on the Bruins making the Conference Final. It would have been a 2nd round pick if they didn’t make it.
Updated – Dallas gets the 1st because Boston made the ECF.
# 29 – Calgary receives Pittsburgh’s 2013 1st round pick, Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski for Jarome Iginla.
* – New Jersey must forfeit their 1st round pick in either 2013 or 2014 as a penalty from the NHL for circumventing the cap when signing Ilya Kovalchuk. They also forfeited their 2011 3rd round pick and $3 million.
Updated – the Devils will keep this year’s pick because the draft is in NJ this year and will forfeit next year’s pick instead.
Get your mock draft cards together. We will begin the picking on June 1.