NHL Draft 2013: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects at Every Position

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NHL Draft 2013: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects at Every Position
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Nathan MacKinnon

The 2013 NHL draft features some very talented players at every position. Most teams believe they need to build down the middle and on the blue line, so the top selections in the first round in Newark, N.J., will be predominantly centers and defencemen.

Centers are always highly coveted, and there is an outside chance that six or seven of the first 10 picks are going to be pivots. There are some big, mobile defencemen who will be selected early, whereas wingers may not be selected in any real volume until the last half of the first round.

There could be a goalie—possibly even two—selected in the first round. However, they are most likely to be second-round selections based on the depth at forward and defence.

What follows are B/R's top 10 choices at each position, with any reference to their present "rankings" coming from Central Scouting at NHL.com.

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