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The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is over

Jun 30, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

And with the selection of Swedish defenseman Robin Press by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, the 2013 NHL Entry Draft came to a close.

In all, 211 players were selected Sunday at the Prudential Center. Nathan MacKinnon went first overall to Colorado. Seth Jones fell to fourth and was chosen by Nashville. Cory Schneider, not Roberto Luongo, was traded by Vancouver.

Yes, as expected, it was a busy day. But many dominoes are still to fall in the coming days. Compliance buyouts will be announced. As will more trades (probably). And, of course, free agency starts July 5.

We’ll have it all on PHT.

On behalf of Marc Bergevin’s suit jacket, good night from Newark.


  1. lordfletcher - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    I love the NHL draft.

    NHL and NFL sure know how to put on a good / fun day or days worth of TV.

    love love love the draft.

    -Go Wild

    • hockey412 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      I think having it all in one day is awesome –

  2. homegrowntalentmn - Jun 30, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Lord how you feeling about are picks? I was at work and hardly saw any of it. I think we missed out on some good minnesota high schoolers! Vannelli, fasching, besse and heinrich.

    • lordfletcher - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      I personally could care less where our draft picks were born. Whether that is MN, Florida, Canada, Sweden, China… do not care. If they make the Wild better, that’s what matters to me.

      I like our picks, loaded up on D and got our goalie late (typical Flahr move :D). Who knows, time will tell but Fletcher and Flahr & co have done a very good job.

      What I like the most is flipping Clutter and a 3rd for Nino. He needed a new home and the Wild might have ‘scored’ a 30 goal guy. He played well in the AHL and had a great WC.

      I am curious to see if Fletcher moves Gilbert for used socks and if Seto gets traded for D. I think Fletcher needs to find two quality Dmen if they plan on competing deep in the playoffs next year.

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        I flipped out (in a good way) when I saw Niederreiter is coming to town. I don’t think he got a fair shake for the Islanders and I’m hoping it pans out for the Wild.

  3. ray2013 - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    I think Jay Feaster won the ’13 NHL draft. He had three picks in the top 30, and he was able to get THREE players from his top 13! You can’t ask for more than that.

    • ray2013 - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:11 AM

      In case you’re wondering, that was sarcasm.

  4. youcallthathockeyblog - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    NO REBLOGGING here. Just trying to get some support. Hoping you’ll follow my blog and PHT!

  5. rushledger - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Calgary did well with their 6th pick and one other wasn’t bad, one was iffy cant remember which guy. They’re that bad they can’t get worse, they can make moves that bring them sideways some more but if that keeps up eventually feaster will get canned.

    • timmeh022 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      Monahan at 6 was great, Porier was off the board (a head scratcher for me seeing as Shinkaruk was still on the board at 22), then Klimchuk at 28 was a solid pick. I give them an A, D, B for their first 3 picks, and definitely don’t think they did enough to get them going in the right direction. Feaster better do something right come time when the FA market opens up.

  6. stevebameber - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Marc Bergevin’s suit was made from Pellegrino Castronovo in Montreal, were he’s from.

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