NEWARK, N.J. (June 30, 2013) — A total of 211 players from 12 countries were selected at the 2013 NHL Draft, held today at Prudential Center. Following is a breakdown of draft selections by birthplace:
United States 57
Czech Republic 4
MacKINNON SELECTED FIRST OVERALL
Center Nathan MacKinnon, selected first overall by the Colorado Avalanche, is the first Quebec Major Junior Hockey League player taken with the top choice in the NHL Draft since 2005, when the Pittsburgh Penguins drafted Sidney Crosby from the Rimouski Oceanic.
Two picks later, the Tampa Bay Lightning picked Jonathan Drouin, MacKinnon’s teammate with the Halifax Mooseheads. MacKinnon and Drouin are the fifth set of teammates to be selected among the top three picks in an NHL Draft, and the second in as many years.
The pair’s selection also marks the first time since 1983 that two players from the QMJHL have been among the first three players chosen in the NHL Draft (Sylvain Turgeon, No. 2 by Hartford; Pat LaFontaine, No. 3 by NY Islanders).
Year Junior Teammates – Club – Selected – By
2012 Nail Yakupov (1st) and Alex Galchenyuk (3rd) – Sarnia (OHL) – Edmonton & Montreal
1999 Daniel Sedin (2nd) and Henrik Sedin (3rd) – MoDo (Sweden) – Vancouver
1974 Wilf Paiement (2nd) and Rick Hampton (3rd) – St. Catharines (OHA) – K.C. & California
1969 Rejean Houle (1st) and Marc Tardif (2nd) – Mtl. Jr. Canadiens (QHL) – Montreal
FIRST-ROUND PICKS BY BIRTHPLACE
The 30 players selected in the first round were born in seven different
countries: Canada (17), United States (four), Austria (two), Finland (two), Russia (two), Sweden (two) and Switzerland (one).
NHL FAMILY TIES
Patrik Bartosak (selected in fifth round, 146th overall, by Los Angeles) His uncle, Radek Bonk, was drafted third overall in 1994 by the Senators and played 14 NHL seasons for Ottawa, Montreal and Nashville.
Tyler Bertuzzi (selected in second round, 58th overall, by Detroit) His uncle, Todd, was selected 23rd overall in 1993 by the Islanders and has played 1,100 NHL games for the NY Islanders, Vancouver, Florida, Anaheim and Detroit.
Anthony Brodeur (selected in 7th round, 208th overall, by New Jersey) The son of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. Like his father, Anthony is a goaltender.
Andre Burakovsky (selected in 1st round, 23rd overall, by Washington) His father, Robert, was selected 217th overall in 1985 by the Rangers and played 23 games for Ottawa in 1993-94.
Brendan Burke (selected in 6th round, 163rd overall, by Phoenix) His father, Sean, was selected 24th overall in 1985 by the Devils. He played 17 NHL seasons with nine teams and is currently the assistant to the general manager and goaltender coach of the Coyotes.
Cole Cassels (selected in 3rd round, 85th overall, by Vancouver) His dad, Andrew, was selected 17th overall in 1987 by the Canadiens and played 1,015 NHL games for six teams (Montreal, Hartford, Calgary, Vancouver, Columbus and Washington).
Gregory Chase (selected in seventh round, 188th overall, by Edmonton) His uncle, Kelly, an undrafted forward, played 458 NHL games and amassed 2,017 penalty minutes for St. Louis, Hartford and Toronto.
Eric Comrie (selected in 2nd round, 59th overall, by Winnipeg) His half-brothers, Mike and Paul, both played in the NHL. Mike, selected 91st overall in 1999 by the Oilers, recorded 365 points (168-197—365) in 589 games with Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ottawa, NY Islanders and Pittsburgh. Paul, selected 224th overall in 1997 by the Lightning, played four years at the University of Denver and 15 games for Edmonton in 1999-00.
Max Domi (selected in 1st round, 12th overall, by Phoenix) His father, Tie, was selected 27th overall in 1988 by the Maple Leafs and played parts of six seasons with the NY Rangers and Winnipeg before playing his final 11 seasons with Toronto. He recorded 3,515 penalty minutes in 1,020 career NHL games.
Ryan Fitzgerald (selected in 4th round, 120th overall, by Boston) His father, Tom, suited up for seven NHL teams (NY Islanders, Florida, Colorado, Nashville, Chicago, Toronto and Boston) during an 18-season career and is now the assistant to the general manager of the Penguins.
Jackson Houck (selected in 4th round, 94th overall, by Edmonton) His father, Paul, was drafted 71st overall in 1981 by the Oilers and played four years at the University of Wisconsin (1980-1984) before competing in 16 games for the Minnesota North Stars.
Elias Lindholm (selected in 1st round, 5th overall, by Carolina) His father, Mikael, was selected 237th overall in 1987 by the Kings and played 18 games for Los Angeles during the 1989-90 season. His cousin, Detroit prospect Calle Jarnkrok, was drafted 51st overall in 2010.
Anthony Mantha (selected in 1st round, 20th overall, by Detroit) His grandfather is four-time Stanley Cup champion Andre Pronovost – he played 556 games for Montreal, Boston, Detroit and Minnesota between the 1956-57 and 1967-68 seasons.
Peter Quenneville (selected in 7th round, 195th overall, by Columbus) He is the second cousin of Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning coach Joel Quenneville and Boston Bruins defenseman, Johnny Boychuk, is his uncle by marriage.
Kerby Rychel (selected in 1st round, 19th overall, by Columbus) His father, Warren, was never drafted, but earned his way to the NHL through the now-defunct International Hockey League. He played for Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Colorado and Anaheim – winning a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996 – and finished his NHL career with 1,422 penalty minutes in 406 games. He is now the part-owner and general manager of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL).
Jordan Subban (selected in 4th round, 115th overall, by Vancouver) His brother P.K., selected 43rd overall in 2007, completed his third NHL season with the Canadiens in 2012-13, winning the Norris Trophy as the League’s best defenseman. His brother Malcolm, a Belleville Bulls (OHL) goaltender and teammate, was selected 24th overall in 2012 by the Bruins.
Adam Tambellini (selected in 3rd round, 65th overall, by NY Rangers) His father, Steve, was selected 15th overall in 1978 by the Islanders. He won a Stanley Cup with the Islanders in 1980 and went on to play for the Colorado Rockies, New Jersey, Calgary and Vancouver. His brother, Jeff, was selected 27th overall in 2003 by the Kings and played 242 NHL games for Los Angeles, NY Islanders and Vancouver; he competed in Switzerland in 2012-13.
Miles Wood (selected in 4th round, 100th overall, by New Jersey) His father, Randy, an undrafted forward, played 741 NHL games for the NY Islanders, Buffalo, Toronto and Dallas between 1986-87 and 1996-97.
Pittsburgh traded C Tyler Kennedy to San Jose for San Jose’s 2nd-round pick (50th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.
New Jersey traded its 1st-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (ninth overall) to Vancouver for G Cory Schneider.
Minnesota traded RW Cal Clutterbuck and New Jersey’s 3rd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 70th overall) to NY Islanders for RW Nino Neiderreiter.
Detroit traded its 1st-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (18th overall) to San Jose for San Jose’s 1st-round pick in 2013 (20th overall) and Pittsburgh’s 2nd-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 58th overall).
Buffalo traded D Andrej Sekera to Carolina for D Jamie McBain and Carolina’s 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (35th overall).
Edmonton traded its 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (37th overall) to Los Angeles for Los Angeles’ 2nd-round pick in 2013 (57th overall), LA’s 3rd-round pick in 2013 (88th overall) and Carolina’s 4th-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 96th overall).
New Jersey traded its 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (39th overall) to Phoenix for Phoenix’s 2nd-round pick (42nd overall) and 3rd-round pick (73rd overall) in 2013.
Chicago traded C Dave Bolland to Toronto for Toronto’s 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (51st overall), Anaheim’s 4th-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 117th overall) and a 4th-round pick in 2014.
Columbus traded its 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (44th overall) to Pittsburgh for San Jose’s 2nd-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 50th overall) and Pittsburgh’s 3rd-round pick in 2013 (89th overall).
Edmonton traded Los Angeles’ 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 57th overall) to St. Louis for St. Louis’ 3rd-round pick in 2013, Tampa Bay’s 4th-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 94th overall) and St. Louis’ 4th-round pick in 2013 (113th overall).
Winnipeg traded Chicago’s 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 61st overall) to Washington for Washington’s 3rd-round pick in 2013 (84th overall), Washington’s 4th-round pick in 2013 (114th overall) and Calgary’s 5th-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 127th overall).
Chicago traded RW Michael Frolik to Winnipeg for Winnipeg’s 3rd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (74th overall) and 5th-round pick in 2013 (134th overall).
San Jose traded its 4th-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (111th overall) and a 5th-round pick in 2014 to Chicago for Anaheim’s 4th-round pick in 2013 (previously acquired, 117th overall) and Chicago’s 5th-round pick in 2013 (151st overall).
Nashville traded Toronto’s 4th-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 112th overall) to St. Louis for St. Louis’ 7th-round pick in 2013 (203rd overall) and 4th-round pick in 2014.
Montreal traded its 7th-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (206th overall) to Florida for a 7th-round pick in 2014.
Los Angeles traded its 7th-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (208th overall) to New Jersey for a 7th-round pick in 2015.
Source: NHL Media