Jeff Hubert – WHL

July 1, 2013, Newark, NJ (ISN) – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 101 CHL players were selected in the seven rounds of the 2013 NHL Draft held June 30 in New Jersey representing nearly 48% of the 211 drafted players.

The 101 CHL players selected includes a record 22 players from the CHL chosen in the first round led by MasterCard Memorial Cup MVP Nathan MacKinnon of the Champion Halifax Mooseheads who became the seventh straight player from the CHL to be selected first overall when he was picked by the Colorado Avalanche. 22 first round picks, including eight from the Ontario Hockey League, eight from the Western Hockey League, and six players chosen from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, surpasses the league’s previous high of 21 CHL players chosen in the first round of the 2011 and 1998 NHL Entry Drafts.

CHL Player of the Year Jonathan Drouin of the Mooseheads was the third overall pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning and alongside MacKinnon became just the fifth pair of teammates to be selected in the top-three picks and second straight following Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk of the Sarnia Sting selected first and third respectively in the 2012 NHL Draft.

A total of 57 CHL players were selected in the first three rounds representing nearly 63% of the first 91 players chosen which matches the 1995 NHL Entry Draft for most CHL players selected in the opening three rounds of the draft.

Of the 101 CHL players selected, the OHL led the way with 37 players, followed by the WHL with 33 players, and the QMJHL with 31 players selected representing a modern draft record and their highest total since 2003 when 38 QMJHL players were picked in the nine-round draft process.

“On behalf of the CHL I would like to congratulate all of our players and their families celebrating this special day,” said CHL President David Branch. “The CHL development model is the best in the world and I would also like to congratulate all CHL teams and our coaching staffs who ensure that our league continues to be the number one supplier of talent to the NHL.”

49 different CHL teams produced NHL Draft picks including the OHL champion London Knights who led the CHL for a second straight season with six players selected including three first round picks featuring Bo Horvat, Max Domi, and Nikita Zadorov. Also from the OHL, the Guelph Storm had five players selected including first round pick Jason Dickinson. The QMJHL had three teams with four players selected including the league champion Mooseheads with first round picks MacKinnon and Drouin, the Rimouski Oceanic with first round picks Samuel Morin and Frederik Gauthier, and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who had their best NHL Draft result in franchise history. In the WHL, the Kelowna Rockets had four players selected along with the WHL champion Portland Winterhawks who share the league lead for the fourth straight season and become the WHL’s all-time NHL Draft leader with 126 players selected since 1969 highlighted this year by first round pick Seth Jones.

All 30 NHL teams selected at least one CHL player led by the Winnipeg Jets with seven CHL players selected including first round pick Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders, and followed by the Edmonton Oilers who chose six CHL players including first round pick Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Six different NHL teams drafted five CHL players each including the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and three Canadian teams such as the Calgary Flames with first round picks Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67’s, Emile Poirier of the Gatineau Olympiques, and Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats. The Montreal Canadiens also had five CHL players selected including second round pick and highest drafted goaltender Zachary Fucale of the Mooseheads, and the Vancouver Canucks with first round picks Bo Horvat of the London Knights and Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs each selected three CHL players including first round picks Curtis Lazar of the Edmonton Oil Kings, and Frederik Gauthier of the Rimouski Oceanic respectively.

Last season, 99 CHL players were taken in the 2012 NHL Draft including 48 from the OHL, 32 from the WHL, and 19 from the QMJHL.

CHL Players Selected in the 2013 NHL Draft:

First Round (22 CHL players):

1. Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads) – Colorado Avalanche

3. Jonathan Drouin (Halifax Mooseheads) – Tampa Bay Lightning

4. Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks) – Nashville Predators

6. Sean Monahan (Ottawa 67’s) – Calgary Flames

7. Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Edmonton Oilers

9. Bo Horvat (London Knights) – Vancouver Canucks

11. Samuel Morin (Rimouski Oceanic) – Philadelphia Flyers

12. Max Domi (London Knights) – Phoenix Coyotes

13. Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders) – Winnipeg Jets

15. Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings) – New York Islanders

16. Nikita Zadorov (London Knights) – Buffalo Sabres

17. Curtis Lazar (Edmonton Oil Kings) – Ottawa Senators

18. Mirco Mueller (Everett Silvertips) – San Jose Sharks

19. Kerby Rychel (Windsor Spitfires) – Columbus Blue Jackets

20. Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or Foreurs) – Detroit Red Wings

21. Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski Oceanic) – Toronto Maple Leafs

22. Emile Poirier (Gatineau Olympiques) – Calgary Flames

24. Hunter Shinkaruk (Medicine Hat Tigers) – Vancouver Canucks

26. Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds) – Anaheim Ducks

28. Morgan Klimchuk (Regina Pats) – Calgary Flames

29. Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm) – Dallas Stars

30. Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers) – Chicago Blackhawks

Second Round (19 CHL players):

32. Chris Bigras (Owen Sound Attack) – Colorado Avalanche

33. Adam Erne (Quebec Remparts) – Tampa Bay Lightning

36. Zachary Fucale (Halifax Mooseheads) – Montreal Canadiens

37. Valentin Zykov (Baie-Comeau Drakkar) – Los Angeles Kings

39. Laurent Dauphin (Chicoutimi Sagueneens) – Phoenix Coyotes

40. Remi Elie (London Knights) – Dallas Stars

43. Nicolas Petan (Portland Winterhawks) – Winnipeg Jets

44. Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings) – Pittsburgh Penguins

45. Nick Sorensen (Quebec Remparts) – Anaheim Ducks

48. Zach Nastasiuk (Owen Sound Attack) – Detroit Red Wings

49. Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau (Baie-Comeau Drakkar) – San Jose Sharks

50. Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current Broncos) – Columbus Blue Jackets

52. Justin Bailey (Kitchener Rangers) – Buffalo Sabres

53. Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets) – Washington Capitals

54. Philippe Desrosiers (Rimouski Oceanic) – Dallas Stars

56. Marc-Olivier Roy (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada) – Edmonton Oilers

57. William Carrier (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) – St. Louis Blues

58. Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm) – Detroit Red Wings

59. Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans) – Winnipeg Jets

Third Round (16 CHL players):

62. Yan Pavel Laplante (Charlottetown Islanders) – Phoenix Coyotes

63. Spencer Martin (Mississauga Steelheads) – Colorado Avalanche

64. Jonathan-Ismael Diaby (Victoriaville Tigres) – Nashville Predators

67. Keegan Kanzig (Victoria Royals) – Calgary Flames

69. Nicholas Baptiste (Sudbury Wolves) – Buffalo Sabres

71. Connor Crisp (Erie Otters) – Montreal Canadiens

72. Tyrell Goulbourne (Kelowna Rockets) – Philadelphia Flyers

73. Ryan Kujawinski (Kingston Frontenacs) – New Jersey Devils

80. Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts) – New York Rangers

81. Kurtis Gabriel (Owen Sound Attack) – Minnesota Wild

82. Carter Verhaeghe (Niagara IceDogs) – Toronto Maple Leafs

84. Jimmy Lodge (Saginaw Spirit) – Winnipeg Jets

85. Cole Cassels (Oshawa Generals) – Vancouver Canucks

86. Sven Andrighetto (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies) – Montreal Canadiens

89. Oliver Bjorkstrand (Portland Winterhawks) – Columbus Blue Jackets

91. J.C Lipon (Kamloops Blazers) – Winnipeg Jets

Fourth Round (14 CHL players):

93. Mason Geertsen (Vancouver Giants) – Colorado Avalanche

94. Jackson Houck (Vancouver Giants) – Edmonton Oilers

95. Felix Girard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar) – Nashville Predators

96. Kyle Platzer (London Knights) – Edmonton Oilers

101. Nicholas Paul (North Bay Battalion) – Dallas Stars

103. Justin Auger (Guelph Storm) – Los Angeles Kings

105. Nick Moutrey (Saginaw Spirit) – Columbus Blue Jackets

107. Dylan Labbe (Shawinigan Cataractes) – Minnesota Wild

108. Ben Harpur (Guelph Storm) – Ottawa Senators

110. Ryan Graves (Charlottetown Islanders) – New York Rangers

112. Zachary Pochiro (Prince George Cougars) – St. Louis Blues

114. Jan Kostalek (Rimouski Oceanic) – Winnipeg Jets

115. Jordan Subban (Belleville Bulls) – Vancouver Canucks

116. Martin Reway (Gatineau Olympiques) – Montreal Canadiens

Fifth Round (7 CHL players):

122. Christopher Clapperton (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada) – Florida Panthers

126. Brent Pedersen (Kitchener Rangers) – Carolina Hurricanes

131. Cole Ully (Kamloops Blazers) – Dallas Stars

135. Eric Roy (Brandon Wheat Kings) – Calgary Flames

138. Vincent Dunn (Val-d’Or Foreurs) – Ottawa Senators

139. Mitchell Wheaton (Kelowna Rockets) – Detroit Red Wings

146. Patrik Bartosak (Red Deer Rebels) – Los Angeles Kings

Sixth Round (13 CHL players):

152. Joshua Brown (Oshawa Generals) – Florida Panthers

154. Henri Ikonen (Kingston Frontenacs) – Tampa Bay Lightning

156. Tyler Ganly (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Carolina Hurricanes

158. Ben Betker (Everett Silvertips) – Edmonton Oilers

160. Myles Bell (Kelowna Rockets) – New Jersey Devils

163. Brendan Burke (Portland Winterhawks) – Phoenix Coyotes

166. Alan Quine (Belleville Bulls) – New York Islanders

169. Marc McNulty (Prince George Cougars) – Detroit Red Wings

170. Mackenzie Skapski (Kootenay Ice) – New York Rangers

171. Tommy Veilleux (Victoriaville Tigres) – Nashville Predators

172. Antoine Bibeau (Charlottetown Islanders) – Toronto Maple Leafs

176. Jeremy Gregoire (Baie-Comeau Drakkar) – Montreal Canadiens

178. Zachary Leslie (Guelph Storm) – Los Angeles Kings

Seventh Round (10 CHL players):

188. Gregory Chase (Calgary Hitmen) – Edmonton Oilers

189. Eric Locke (Saginaw Spirit) – Buffalo Sabres

190. Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) – Winnipeg Jets

191. Dominik Kubalik (Sudbury Wolves) – Los Angeles Kings

196. Kyle Burroughs (Regina Pats) – New York Islanders

200. Alexandre Belanger (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies) – Minnesota Wild

204. Tyler Lewington (Medicine Hat Tigers) – Washington Capitals

205. Miles Liberati (London Knights) – Vancouver Canucks

206. Mackenzi Weegar (Halifax Mooseheads) – Florida Panthers

210. Mitchell Dempsey (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Boston Bruins

Please visit www.nhl.com for full NHL Draft results.