The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is now just weeks away. To get you ready for the draft, I've compiled a top 60 rankings compiled based on my personal viewings of each prospect, either in person or on video, and input from NHL and junior scouts. This was an incredibly difficult list to make based on the depth of this class. Many of the players ranked in the 30s and some even in the 40s will have a chance to be selected in the first round. That's almost never the case at the draft. This class looks special now, but as is the case with all prospects, just how good it really is won't be known until these players start matriculating to the NHL. Seth Jones remained in the top spot, with Jonathan Drouin edging teammate Nathan MacKinnon for the No. 2 ranking. All three are so incredibly close in value that they're almost interchangeable at No. 1. Both No. 4 Valeri Nichuskin and No. 5 Aleksander Barkov also have valid arguments to be included in the top 3. This should be an incredibly fun draft. All seven rounds of the draft will be completed on June 30 in Newark, N.J., at the Prudential Center. Stay tuned to Eye on Hockey for much more coverage leading up to draft day.
2013 NHL Draft Prospects Final Big Board: Seth Jones is No. 1
CBS Sports | Jun 14