The first round of the 2013 NHL entry draft is in the books. It was no surprise that Nathan MacKinnon went first overall to the Colorado Avalanche, but it was a surprise that Portland's Seth Jones slipped to No. 4.
The Nashville Predators have a great defenceman in young Seth Jones, while the Colorado Avalanche are going to be an offensive juggernaut for years with Nathan MacKinnon. Russian sensation Valeri Nichushkin fell out of the top five. He was selected at No. 10 by the Dallas Stars.
There were not a lot of trades in the first round, and it was a whirlwind session that took less than three hours in total.
The two teams with three selections retained all of them. The Calgary Flames picked up Sean Monahan with their first while, the Columbus Blue Jackets added the speedy and talented Alex Wennberg.
Short-term winners and losers are already being tallied following the exciting first round of the 2013 NHL draft.