The 2013 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 30th in Newark, New Jersey. The Colorado Avalanche hold the first overall pick in a draft that is considered to be remarkably deep, but lacking in true top-flight franchise players. Our annual top 30 ranked players are listed below.
Jones remains the favorite to be the first overall pick, but the gap may be a bit smaller than it was when the season began. Jones did his part by having a fantastic season. He was impressive in helping leading Team USA to a gold medal at the World Juniors and he had 56 points in 61 games in his first junior season in Portland. His game has no glaring weaknesses. He can really skate, has great size at 6'4 and 210 pounds and has an absolute rocket from the point. He doesn't project as a true power play quarterback, but his shot is so hard that he has the ability to make a major impact with the man advantage. The player you hear Jones compared to most is Shea Webe
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