The 2013 NHL draft was considered one of the deepest in recent memory. What it possessed in depth, it has lacked in first-year game breakers. Only eight of the first 30 players made their team's opening day rosters, and one of them, Nikita Zadorov, was demoted to his junior team earlier today.
Despite the low number of 2013 draftees currently skating in the NHL, the ones who have stuck around have been able to make big impacts for their respective squads.
Meanwhile, several first-round players have been crushing it after getting sent back to the junior level as well. All told, the 2013 draft could be one of the best in recent memory at this rate.
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