With the order now set for the first 14 picks in the 2013 NHL Draft, it's time to start dreaming up where the next crop of NHL stars will land. TSN Scout Craig Button has already completed his first mock draft based on the results of Monday's Draft Lottery and has predicted the Colorado Avalanche will take consensus top prospect Seth Jones with the first overall pick. "It starts with Colorado winning the lottery and with that they get Seth Jones," said Button. "If you look at a team that has the perfect fit and everything that goes with it, they need a defenceman." Halifax Mooseheads teammates Nate MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin went second and third on Button's draft board. Despite having Drouin ranked ahead of MacKinnon in his latest draft rankings, Button believes the Panthers will take MacKinnon second overall, with Drouin landing with the Tampa Bay Lightning. "Florida can rekindle the magic MacKinnon and Drouin have with Mackinnon and Huberdeau," said Button. "Drouin is a dynamic forward and what a fit he would be to learn from Marty St. Louis."
Button's Mock Draft Has Avalanche Taking Seth Jones
TSN | May 2