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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Nathan McKinnon and Jonathan Drouin

In the days leading up to the 2013 Draft, newyorkislanders.com will break down the top prospects in North America and Europe

Wednesday, 06.26.2013 / 12:00 AM / 2013 Islanders Draft Central
By Greg Picker
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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Nathan McKinnon and Jonathan Drouin
In the days leading up to the 2013 Draft, newyorkislanders.com will break down the top prospects in North America and Europe
Centering a line with Jonathan Drouin on his wing, Nathan MacKinnon helped Halifax to an unfathomable record of 58-6-4 this past season. During the playoffs, MacKinnon tallied 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) in 17 games as Halifax stormed through the QMJHL postseason with a 16-1 record en route to its first QMJHL Championship.
Pos. C Shoots R
Ht. 6'0" Born 9/1/1995
Wt. 182 Hometown Halifax, NS
Nathan MacKinnon
Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Halifax 43 32 43 75 45
Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting
“What makes Nathan stand out is that he has a real quickness with his read and react; his hockey sense – how he sees the ice and his vision. That is something special in a player. He is continuing to physically mature, but already he’s got a lot of grit in his game and he is a competitive player.”

Jonathan Drouin exploded in his sophomore QMJHL season by tallying more than two points-per-game with 105 (41 goals, 64 assists) in just 49 games. Along with fellow projected top-5 pick Nathan MacKinnon, Drouin and the Mooseheads won the Memorial Cup as the top team in the Canadian Hockey League (QMJHL, OHL, WHL).

Pos. C Shoots L
Ht. 5'10" Born 3/27/1995
Wt. 186 Hometown Ste-Agathe, QC
Jonathan Drouin
Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Halifax 49 41 64 105 32
Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting
“Nathan MacKinnon makes players around him better, but if you appear to make Nathan MacKinnon better, you’re doing yourself a solid. It’s not as if people think MacKinnon made him better. It’s more Drouin’s ability to play at that level and side-by-side with him. Drouin has responded very well this season, and that’s why we think of him so highly.”
Clark Gillies, Islanders forward 1974-1986
 
Drafted: 1974, NY Islanders (1st round, 4th overall)
 
“It was in Montreal, so I flew there and I stayed at the Queen Elizabeth hotel. I do remember having my picture taking with Mr. Torrey and Al Arbour. I was wearing a bright blue and yellow plaid suit, which was very stylish in 1974. I also toured around with Bill and Al for a couple days, met some of the scouts and was able to put my jersey on to take my photo with them.”
 
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, newyorkislanders.com will break down prospects from different leagues.
 
Schedule

Monday: Europe
Tuesday: NCAA/USHL
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League
 
Click here for the 2013 Draft Central archive.
Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin are the top-two ranked QMJHL skaters available at the 2013 NHL Draft.
1.  Colorado Avalanche
2.  Florida Panthers
3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
4.  Nashville Predators
5.  Carolina Hurricanes
6.  Calgary Flames
7.  Edmonton Oilers
8.  Buffalo Sabres
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
Round 1: 15th overall
Round 3: 75th overall
Round 4: 105th overall
Round 5: 135th overall
Round 6: 165th overall
Round 7: 195th overall
2007 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Mark Katic (3rd round, 62nd overall)
Jason Gregoire (3rd round, 76th overall)
Maxim Gratchev (4th round, 106th overall)
Blake Kessel (6th round, 166th overall)
Simon Lacroix (7th round, 196th overall)

2008 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Josh Bailey (1st round, 9th overall)
Corey Trivino (2nd round, 36th overall)
Aaron Ness (2nd round, 40th overall)
Travis Hamonic (2nd round, 53rd overall)
David Toews (3rd round, 66th overall)
Jyri Niemi (3rd round, 72nd overall)
Kirill Petrov (3rd round, 73rd overall)
Matt Donovan (4th round, 96th overall)
David Ullstrom (4th round, 102nd overall)
Kevin Poulin (5th round, 126th overall)
Matt Martin (5th round, 148th overall)
Jared Spurgeon (6th round, 156th overall)
Justin DiBenedetto (6th round, 175th overall)





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