Live 2013 Predators Draft Hub

**Last Updated at 8:58pm CT.

Welcome to the Fang Faction Nashville Predators draft hub. Here is where you will get the most updates from the 2013 NHL Draft. in Newark, NJ. Included in this thread is Predators pick-by-pick results, transactions made, rumors, links to read during the estimated ten hour day and even a pre-draft poll.

This is your one-stop shop for Predators draft news. Refresh often so you can get the latest updates!



US: NBCSN will televise the draft from 2pm – 7pm CST. NHL Network and will broadcast the rest of the draft.

Canada: TSN and RDS (French) will televise the entire draft from start to finish.

Draft Picks

RD Pick Overall Team Player POS Country HT LBS League Team
1 4 4 NSH Seth Jones D USA 6'4 182 WHL Portland
3 3 64 NSH (via TB) Jonathan-Ismael Diaby D Canada 6'4 225 QMJHL Victoriaville
4 4 95 NSH (via TOR) Felix Girard C Canada 5'10 185 Baie-Commeau QMJHL
4 8 99 NSH (via BUF) Juuse Saros G Finland 5'10 181 HPK SM-liiga
5 4 125 NSH Saku Maenalanen RW Finland 6'3 176 Karpat Jr. SM-liiga Jr.
5 19 140 NSH (via NYR) Teemu Kivihalme D Finland 6'0 159 Burnsville HS USHS
6 4 155 NSH Emil Pettersson C Sweden 6'1 159 Timra Jr. SuperElit
6 20 171 NSH (via SJ) Tommy Veilleux LW Canada 6'0 187 Victoriaville QMJHL
7 4 185 NSH Wade Murphy RW Canada 5'10 174 Penticton BCHL
7 22 203 NSH (via STL) Janne Juvonen G Finland 6'1 183 Pelicans Jr. SM-liiga


  • Nashville acquired its third-round pick from Tampa Bay in the Anders Lindback trade
  • Nashville acquired its first fourth-round selection from Toronto in the Matthew Lombardi/Cody Franson trade
  • Nashville acquired its second fourth-round selection from Buffalo in the Paul Gaustad trade
  • Nashville acquired its fifth-round selection from the New York Rangers in a pick swap at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
  • Nashville acquired its second sixth-round pick from San Jose in the Scott Hannan trade

Trades & Rumors

  • 7:23pm CT: TRADE – NSH trades #112 to STL for #203 and a 2014 fourth rounder
  • 5:09pm CT: 2nd round has begun and lots of trade chatter on the floor still.
  • 2:16pm CT: Poile is apparently talking to Steve Yzerman, GM of the Lightning, who holds the 3rd overall pick. S/t to Jeremy Gover of Cellblock 303. UPDATE: NO TRADE
  • 1:45pm CT: Adrian Dater of the Denver Post tweeted that Barkov is likely to be selected by the Panthers, 2nd overall.
  • 1:05pm CT: Lightning will not take Aleksander Barkov because his shoulder injury scares them too much. This allows the Predators the right away.
  • 12:51pm CT: Tampa Bay Lighning are high on Valeri Nichushkin and it is looking like he could go 3rd overall. This would leave Nashville in a situation where they could select Jonathan Drouin or Seth Jones.
  • 12:01pm CT: Predators staying quiet right now. Poile says it will take a lot for him to move back and it is unlikely he moves up.

Fang Faction Draft Reads

Predators select Seth Jones fourth overall

Seth Jones: "I'm excited to be a Predator"

Diaby selected 64th overall

Selecting Saros is out of Predators' element

Fang Faction Pre-Draft Reads

Who does Nashville take 4th overall?: Valeri Nichushkin – Fang Finger

2013 NHL Mock Draft – Fang Faction Staff

Draft Discussion with Ken McKenna – Fang Finger and Ray Harris

Drouin not out of reach for Preds – Fang Finger

Past Fourth Overall Draft Picks – Fang Finger

Preds Draft Preview With Video – Ray Harris

Poile previews the 2013 Draft – Fang Finger

Projected Predators' draft board – Fang Finger

Watch: Top Prospects Primed for the Draft – Fang Finger

Preds to draft fourth overall – Fang Finger

Draft Offense? Nay, Preds should take Defender Darnell Nurse in the First Round – Ray Harris (He no longer believes this, but is an interesting article.)

Around the Smashville Blogosphere

Is Barkov best draft fit for Preds? – Smashville 24/7

Podcast: NHL Draft Preview with Ryan Kennedy of the Hockey News – Smashville 24/7

Comparing MacKinnon and Barkov – Smashville 24/7

Poile: Preds will "110%" take Jones if available at fourth overall – Smashville 24/7

Should Preds gamble on Nichushkin? – Smashville 24/7

Drafting a forward is the way to go – Smashville 24/7

What would it take to trade up? – Smashville 24/7

Lindholm Could Be a Darkhorse Pick At 4 – PuckScene

Barkov Could Be Something Completely Different For Nashville – PuckScene

Ranking Nashville's First Round Picks: Top 5 – Puck Scene

Ranking Nashville's First Round Picks: Bottom 8 – Puck Scene

Could Seth Jones fall to Nashville's selection? – The Predatorial

Predators' Draft Predictions and NHL Mock Draft – The Predatorial

A Guide to the 2013 NHL Draft for Predators fans – On the Forecheck

303:30 – 2013 NHL Draft Preview – Section 303

Climer off-base suggesting Preds should draft Nichushkin – Section 303

Are the Preds in a no-lose scenario? – Predators AJenda

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