NHL Draft Grades 2013: Final Report Card for Every Team

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NHL Draft Grades 2013: Final Report Card for Every Team
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Top pick Nathan MacKinnon

In most cases, it will take years to assess the level of success that each NHL team achieved at the 2013 draft. Assigning a value to the day’s events is based on how these draftees look today, not what they will become.

Teams entered the draft with varying numbers of selections and significant differences in the quality of their minor league systems. It was a quick draft in Newark, N.J. and featured a number of surprises in the first two rounds.

Seth Jones going fourth overall had to be the biggest surprise for many fans.

Every team had needs, and what follows is a breakdown of what those needs were entering the draft, who was selected in the early rounds and a final grade on how each team fared in the 2013 draft.

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