Panthers Own No. 2 Overall Selection In 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Monday, 04.29.2013 / 9:50 PM Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – After the completion of the National Hockey League Draft drawing this evening, the Florida Panthers were awarded the No. 2 overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. After selecting second overall, Florida currently also has the 31st overall selection (second round), two fourth round selections, a fifth round choice and sixth round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft will be held Sunday, June 30, with all seven rounds being conducted on the same day at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, beginning at 3 p.m. EST.

According to NHL Central Scouting the top three North American skaters in the year’s draft are D Seth Jones (Portland-WHL), F Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax-QMJHL) and Jonathan Drouin (Halifax-QMJHL). The top three International skaters are F Aleksander Barkov (Tappara-FIN), Valeri Nichuskin (Chelyabinski-RUS) and Elias Lindholm (Brynas-Sweden).

Top 3 North American Skaters:

# Player Team League Birthdate Position GP G A P PIM

1 JONES, SETH PORTLAND WHL 03-Oct-1994 D 61 14 42 56 33

2 MACKINNON, NATHAN HALIFAX QMJHL 01-Sep-1995 C 44 32 43 75 45

3 DROUIN, JONATHAN HALIFAX QMJHL 28-Mar-1995 LW 49 41 64 105 32

Top 3 International Skaters:

# Player Team League Birthdate Position GP G A P PIM

1 BARKOV, ALEKSANDER TAPPARA FINLAND 02-Sep-1995 C 53 21 27 48 8

2 NICHUSHKIN, VALERI CHELYABINSK RUSSIA 04-Mar-1995 RW 18 4 2 6 0

3 LINDHOLM, ELIAS BRYNAS SWEDEN 02-Dec-1994 C 48 11 19 30 2

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