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2013 Fantasy Hockey Expert Mock Draft

It’s the height of Fantasy Hockey drafting season and we have the best medicine for you: an expert mock draft!

Let’s meet the panel of experts:

First overall pick: Matthew Souva– Matthew writes about the Columbus Blue Jackets for His work can be found here. You can reach him on twitter @zekebud

Second overall pick: Kirk Vance– Kirk is one of the Lead Writers for He covers the Anaheim Ducks and numerous other topics. His work can be found here. You can reach him on twitter @kirkvance.

Third overall pick: Chris Wassel– Chris has a seemingly innumerable amount of writing duties. Here they are: — Senior Writer for Fantasy Hockey, Lead Writer for the NJ Devils — head of fantasy hockey department, Prospect Writer and scout — Fantasy Hockey Writer — Senior Fantasy Hockey Writer, The Wire Troll — Fantasy Hockey Featured Writer, Between The Lines — Prospects and News Writer — CEO, A little bit about all things hockey — Lead Devils writer, Senior Fantasy hockey writer.

Follow Chris on twitter @ChrisWasselTHW

Fourth overall pick: Dave Benson– Dave is an expert fan of the Winnipeg Jets. His takes on all things hockey and Jets are at @DaveBenson on twitter.

Fifth overall pick: Dan Pennucci– Dan is an expert writer for RotoWire. His work can be found here. His columns include Blue Line Buzz and the Morning Skate. He hosts the New Jersey Devils Talking Red podcast and can be found on twitter @danpennucci.

Sixth overall pick: Mike Kies– Mike is an aspiring fantasy writer, one of my great friends and a shameless Florida Panthers fan. He can found on twitter @MrCrazyFantasy

Seventh overall pick: Jeffrey Hicks– Jeff is co-founder of the Fantasy Hockey program right here at the fix. Along with his great writing here for us, he can be found on twitter @jeffrotull44. He is the lead analyst on our hockey podcast “The Fantasy Fix Hockey Show”

Eighth overall pick: Joshua Kay– Josh is a senior staff writer for the fix. He is the lead writer/editor of the hockey program right here at the fix. He also is the host of “The Fantasy Fix Hockey Show” podcast. Hit up Josh on twitter @JoshKay_Fantasy.

Ninth overall pick: Michael Clifford– Also known as “Cliffy”, Michael is the lead hockey writer for His work there can be found here. Additionally, he writes for XNSports where you can find his work here. He also has the great honor of being the first featured guest on “The Fantasy Fix Hockey Show”.

Tenth overall pick: Neil Parker– Neil is the head writer for thefakehockey and also writes for XNSports where you can find his work here. Neil can be found on twitter @naparker77.

The picks:


1 Steven Stamkos, TB F Team Souva
2 Evgeni Malkin, Pit F Team V
3 Alex Ovechkin, Wsh F New Jersey DevilDogs
4 Sidney Crosby, Pit F Shovel Heads
5 Tuukka Rask, Bos G Team Pennucci
6 John Tavares, NYI F Team Kies
7 Corey Perry, Ana F Team Hicks
8 Erik Karlsson, Ott D Team Kay
9 Henrik Lundqvist, NYR G Slim Cliffy
10 Phil Kessel, Tor F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Sidney Crosby- Dave Benson

Worst pick: None


11 Jonathan Toews, Chi F The Fake Hockey
12 P.K. Subban, Mon D Slim Cliffy
13 Kris Letang, Pit D Team Kay
14 Pekka Rinne, Nsh G Team Hicks
15 Craig Anderson, Ott G Team Kies
16 Patrick Kane, Chi F Team Pennucci
17 Jonathan Quick, LA G Shovel Heads
18 Roberto Luongo, Van G New Jersey DevilDogs
19 Claude Giroux, Phi F Team V
20 Henrik Zetterberg, Det F Team Souva


Best pick: Claude Giroux- Kirk Vance

Value pick: Patrick Kane- Dan Pennucci

Worst pick: Henrik Zetterberg- Matthew Souva


21 Anze Kopitar, LA F Team Souva
22 Pavel Datsyuk, Det F Team V
23 Jimmy Howard, Det G New Jersey DevilDogs
24 Sergei Bobrovsky, Cls G Shovel Heads
25 Taylor Hall, Edm F Team Pennucci
26 Dustin Byfuglien, Wpg D Team Kies
27 Ryan Suter, Min D Team Hicks
28 James Neal, Pit F Team Kay
29 Eric Staal, Car F Slim Cliffy
30 Corey Crawford, Chi G The Fake Hockey


Best pick: James Neal- Joshua Kay

Value pick: James Neal- Joshua Kay

Worst pick: Sergei Bobrovsky- Dave Benson


31 Rick Nash, NYR F The Fake Hockey
32 Alexander Semin, Car F Slim Cliffy
33 Carey Price, Mon G Team Kay
34 Tyler Seguin, Dal F Team Hicks
35 Chris Kunitz, Pit F Team Kies
36 Zdeno Chara, Bos D Team Pennucci
37 Shea Weber, Nsh D Shovel Heads
38 Martin St. Louis, TB F New Jersey DevilDogs
39 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana F Team V
40 Henrik Sedin, Van F Team Souva


Best pick: Martin St. Louis- Chris Wassel

Value pick: Henrik Sedin- Matthew Souva

Worst pick: Zdeno Chara- Dan Pennucci


41 Daniel Sedin, Van F Team Souva
42 Drew Doughty, LA D Team V
43 Matt Duchene, Col F New Jersey DevilDogs
44 Nicklas Backstrom, Wsh F Shovel Heads
45 Antti Niemi, SJ G Team Pennucci
46 Patrick Sharp, Chi F Team Kies
47 Marian Hossa*, Chi F Team Hicks
48 Jamie Benn, Dal F Team Kay
49 Marian Gaborik, Cls F Slim Cliffy
50 Evander Kane, Wpg F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Evander Kane- Neil Parker

Value pick: Daniel Sedin- Matthew Souva

Worst pick: Drew Doughty- Kirk Vance (Kirk had yet to take a starting goalie at that point)


51 Dion Phaneuf, Tor D The Fake Hockey
52 David Backes, StL F Slim Cliffy
53 Logan Couture, SJ F Team Kay
54 Alex Pietrangelo, StL D Team Hicks
55 Cory Schneider, NJ G Team Kies
56 Bobby Ryan, Ott F Team Pennucci
57 Gabriel Landeskog, Col F Shovel Heads
58 Zach Parise, Min F New Jersey DevilDogs
59 Patrice Bergeron, Bos F Team V
60 Marc-Andre Fleury, Pit G Team Souva


Best pick: Logan Couture- Joshua Kay

Value pick: Cory Schneider- Jeffrey Hicks

Worst pick: Gabriel Landeskog- Dave Benson


61 Max Pacioretty, Mon F Team Souva
62 Duncan Keith, Chi D Team V
63 Tobias Enstrom, Wpg D New Jersey DevilDogs
64 Jason Spezza, Ott F Shovel Heads
65 Jakub Voracek, Phi F Team Pennucci
66 Andrei Markov, Mon D Team Kies
67 Joffrey Lupul, Tor F Team Hicks
68 Loui Eriksson, Bos F Team Kay
69 Braden Holtby, Wsh G Slim Cliffy
70 Wayne Simmonds, Phi F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Wayne Simmonds- Neil Parker

Value pick: Jason Spezza- Dave Benson

Worst pick: Max Pacioretty- Matthew Souva


71 Niklas Kronwall, Det D The Fake Hockey
72 Justin Schultz, Edm D Slim Cliffy
73 Jonas Hiller, Ana G Team Kay
74 Mike Green, Wsh D Team Hicks
75 Jordan Eberle, Edm F Team Kies
76 Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Pho D Team Pennucci
77 Dan Boyle, SJ D Shovel Heads
78 Thomas Vanek, Buf F New Jersey DevilDogs
79 Joe Thornton, SJ F Team V
80 Derek Stepan*, NYR F Team Souva


Best pick: Oliver Ekman-Larsson- Dan Pennucci

Value pick: Thomas Vanek- Chris Wassel

Worst pick: Joe Thornton- Kirk Vance (still no goalie yet)


81 Johan Franzen, Det F Team Souva
82 Jaroslav Halak, StL G Team V
83 Derick Brassard, NYR F New Jersey DevilDogs
84 Keith Yandle, Pho D Shovel Heads
85 Alexander Edler, Van D Team Pennucci
86 Matt Moulson, NYI F Team Kies
87 Brad Marchand, Bos F Team Hicks
88 Joe Pavelski, SJ F Team Kay
89 P.A. Parenteau, Col F Slim Cliffy
90 Milan Lucic, Bos F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Brad Marchand- Jeffrey Hicks

Value pick: Keith Yandle- Dave Benson

Worst pick: Derick Brassard- Chris Wassel


91 Niklas Backstrom, Min G The Fake Hockey
92 Jason Pominville, Min F Slim Cliffy
93 Mikko Koivu, Min F Team Kay
94 Mike Smith, Pho G Team Hicks
95 Brian Campbell, Fla D Team Kies
96 Kevin Shattenkirk, StL D Team Pennucci
97 Nathan MacKinnon, Col F Shovel Heads
98 Patrik Elias, NJ F New Jersey DevilDogs
99 Jack Johnson, Cls D Team V
100 Dustin Brown, LA F Team Souva


Best pick: Mike Smith- Jeffrey Hicks

Value pick: Kevin Shattenkirk- Dan Pennucci

Worst pick: Patrick Elias- Chris Wassel


101 Patrick Marleau, SJ F Team Souva
102 Ray Emery, Phi G Team V
103 Mike Ribeiro, Pho F New Jersey DevilDogs
104 Jarome Iginla, Bos F Shovel Heads
105 Scott Hartnell, Phi F Team Pennucci
106 Jonathan Huberdeau, Fla F Team Kies
107 Ryan Kesler, Van F Team Hicks
108 David Clarkson, Tor F Team Kay
109 Slava Voynov, LA D Slim Cliffy
110 Andrew Ladd, Wpg F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Slava Voynov- Michael Clifford

Value pick: Mike Ribiero- Chris Wassel

Worst pick: Ray Emery- Kirk Vance


111 John Carlson, Wsh D The Fake Hockey
112 Blake Wheeler, Wpg F Slim Cliffy
113 David Krejci, Bos F Team Kay
114 Kimmo Timonen, Phi D Team Hicks
115 Nazem Kadri, Tor F Team Kies
116 Nail Yakupov, Edm F Team Pennucci
117 Ryan Callahan*, NYR F Shovel Heads
118 Lubomir Visnovsky, NYI D New Jersey DevilDogs
119 Cam Ward, Car G Team V
120 Alexandre Burrows, Van F Team Souva


Best pick: David Krecji and Neil Yakupov- Joshua Kay and Dan Pennucci

Value pick: David Krecji and Neil Yakupov- Joshua Kay and Dan Pennucci

Worst pick: Everyone who passed on Neil Yakupov


121 Sergei Gonchar, Dal D Team Souva
122 Jay Bouwmeester, StL D Team V
123 Radim Vrbata, Pho F New Jersey DevilDogs
124 Alex Galchenyuk, Mon F Shovel Heads
125 James van Riemsdyk, Tor F Team Pennucci
126 Shane Doan, Pho F Team Kies
127 Pascal Dupuis, Pit F Team Hicks
128 Cody Franson*, Tor D Team Kay
129 Kari Lehtonen, Dal G Slim Cliffy
130 Jeff Carter, LA F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Jeff Carter- Neil Parker

Value pick: Kari Lehtonen- Michael Clifford

Worst pick: Shane Doan- Michael Kies


131 Jonathan Bernier, Tor G The Fake Hockey
132 Justin Williams, LA F Slim Cliffy
133 Alex Goligoski, Dal D Team Kay
134 Sam Gagner*, Edm F Team Hicks
135 Jason Garrison, Van D Team Kies
136 Jeff Skinner, Car F Team Pennucci
137 Zach Bogosian, Wpg D Shovel Heads
138 Patrick Wiercioch, Ott D New Jersey DevilDogs
139 Cam Fowler, Ana D Team V
140 Fedor Tyutin, Cls D Team Souva


Best pick: Jonathan Bernier- Neil Parker

Value pick: Jeff Skinner- Dan Pennucci

Worst pick: Alex Goligoski- Joshua Kay


141 Ryan McDonagh, NYR D Team Souva
142 Brendan Gallagher, Mon F Team V
143 Ryan O’Reilly, Col F New Jersey DevilDogs
144 Justin Faulk, Car D Shovel Heads
145 Mark Streit, Phi D Team Pennucci
146 James Wisniewski, Cls D Team Kies
147 Brandon Saad, Chi F Team Hicks
148 Viktor Fasth, Ana G Team Kay
149 Vladimir Tarasenko, StL F Slim Cliffy
150 Brent Seabrook, Chi D The Fake Hockey


Best pick- Ryan McDonagh- Matthew Souva

Value pick: Ryan O’Reilly- Chris Wassel

Worst pick: Brendan Gallagher- Kirk Vance


151 Dan Hamhuis, Van D The Fake Hockey
152 Francois Beauchemin*, Ana D Slim Cliffy
153 Teddy Purcell, TB F Team Kay
154 Cody Hodgson, Buf F Team Hicks
155 Vincent Lecavalier, Phi F Team Kies
156 Jordan Staal, Car F Team Pennucci
157 Brad Richards, NYR F Shovel Heads
158 Matthew Carle, TB D New Jersey DevilDogs
159 T.J. Oshie, StL F Team V
160 Chris Stewart, StL F Team Souva


Best pick: Chris Stewart- Matthew Souva

Value pick: Brad Richards- Dave Benson

Worst pick: Francois Beauchemin- Michael Clifford


161 Mikhail Grabovski, Wsh F Team Souva
162 Ryan Miller, Buf G Team V
163 David Perron, Edm F New Jersey DevilDogs
164 Tomas Plekanec, Mon F Shovel Heads
165 Jonathan Drouin, TB F Team Pennucci
166 Tomas Fleischmann, Fla F Team Kies
167 Paul Martin, Pit D Team Hicks
168 Jake Muzzin, LA D Team Kay
169 Daniel Alfredsson, Det F Slim Cliffy
170 Marcus Johansson, Wsh F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Jonathan Drouin- Dan Pennucci

Value pick: Ryan Miller- Kirk Vance

Worst pick: Tomas Plekanec- Dave Benson


171 Brayden Schenn, Phi F The Fake Hockey
172 Victor Hedman, TB D Slim Cliffy
173 Jakob Silfverberg, Ana F Team Kay
174 James Reimer, Tor G Team Hicks
175 Martin Brodeur, NJ G Team Kies
176 Devan Dubnyk, Edm G Team Pennucci
177 Valeri Nichushkin, Dal F Shovel Heads
178 Mark Giordano, Cgy D New Jersey DevilDogs
179 Michael Grabner, NYI F Team V
180 Christian Ehrhoff, Buf D Team Souva


Best pick: Jakob Silfverberg- Joshua Kay

Value pick: Devan Dubnyk- Dan Pennucci

Worst pick: Mark Giordano- Chris Wassel


181 Evgeni Nabokov, NYI G Team Souva
182 Mike Richards, LA F Team V
183 Jiri Tlusty, Car F New Jersey DevilDogs
184 Michael Del Zotto, NYR D Shovel Heads
185 Adam Henrique, NJ F Team Pennucci
186 Michael Ryder, NJ F Team Kies
187 Tyler Ennis, Buf F Team Hicks
188 Alex Killorn, TB F Team Kay
189 Paul Stastny, Col F Slim Cliffy
190 Semyon Varlamov, Col G The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Jiri Tlusty- Chris Wassel

Value pick: Mike Richards- Kirk Vance

Worst pick: None


191 Milan Michalek, Ott F The Fake Hockey
192 Jake Gardiner, Tor D Slim Cliffy
193 Steve Downie, Col F Team Kay
194 Frans Nielsen, NYI F Team Hicks
195 Kyle Turris, Ott F Team Kies
196 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins*, Edm F Team Pennucci
197 Sean Couturier, Phi F Shovel Heads
198 Robin Lehner, Ott G New Jersey DevilDogs
199 Sven Baertschi, Cgy F Team V
200 Seth Jones, Nsh D Team Souva


Best pick: Robin Lehner- Chris Wassel

Value pick: Sven Baertschi- Kirk Vance

Worst pick: None



201 Tomas Vokoun, Pit G Team Souva
202 Dennis Wideman, Cgy D Team V
203 Roman Josi, Nsh D New Jersey DevilDogs
204 Ondrej Pavelec, Wpg G Shovel Heads
205 Torey Krug, Bos D Team Pennucci
206 Dan Girardi, NYR D Team Kies
207 Sami Salo, TB D Team Hicks
208 Ben Bishop, TB G   Team Kay
209 Ray Whitney, Dal F Slim Cliffy
210 Alex Steen, StL F The Fake Hockey


Best pick: Ben Bishop- Joshua Kay

Value pick: Ondrej Pavalec- Dave Benson

Worst pick: None



211 Stephen Weiss, Det F The Fake Hockey
212 Mikael Granlund, Min F Slim Cliffy
213 Kyle Palmieri, Ana F Team Kay
214 Nino Niederreiter, Min F Team Hicks
215 Dmitry Kulikov, Fla D Team Kies
216 Gustav Nyquist, Det F Team Pennucci
217 Mark Scheifele, Wpg F Shovel Heads
218 Teemu Selanne, Ana F New Jersey DevilDogs
219 Erik Johnson, Col D Team V
220 Cam Atkinson, Cls F Team Souva


Best pick: Nino Niederreiter- Jeffrey Hicks

Value pick: Mikael Granlund- Michael Clifford

Worst pick: None

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