Some of the important indicators that the 2013 NHL draft is a particularly deep one are the wide variances in several mock drafts, hockey experts’ rankings and scouting services’ final rankings.
There is really no consensus, even in the potential top-five selections. Also, unlike most other drafts, teams could add one or possibly even two NHL-ready players for the 2013-14 season.
In every draft, there are players who are overlooked or undervalued. There are several reasons for this. Some of the key factors are a lack of size, serious injuries in the draft year, playing for a weak team, one glaring hockey-related weakness and limited play against top competition.
The following list includes the 10 most underrated players in the 2013 draft in reverse order of their projected selection.