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2013 NHL Entry Draft Tracker

What Expects are Predicting in the Mock Drafts

For a while, it seemed that Seth Jones was shoe-in for the No. 1 overall pick, but after the combines earlier this month and some discussion among NHL general managers, some of the hockey gurus believe Nathan MacKinnon has leaped over Jones to take the No. 1 spot.

However, the top 3 picks, disregarding the order, have pretty much stayed the same all along with Jones, MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin.

Drouin, a teammate of MacKinnon's with the Halifax Mooseheads, seems to be the consensus pick for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are selecting third this year.

With that in mind, here is a look at mock drafts from several reporters and draft experts.

Craig Button - TSN.ca May 1 June 25
1 - COR Seth Jones 1 - COR Nathan MacKinnon
2 - FLA  Nathan McKinnon 2 - FLA Seth Jones
3 - TBL  Jonathan Drouin 3 - TBL Jonathan Drouin
4 - NSH  Aleksander Barkov 4 - NSH Alexander Barkov
5 - CAR  Darnell Nurse 5 - CAR Sean Monahan
6 - CAR Sean Monahan 6 - CGY  Elias Lindholm
7 - EDM  Elias Lindholm 7 - EDM Darnell Nurse
Bob MacKenzie - TSN.ca May 1 June 25
1 - COR Seth Jones 1 - COR Nathan MacKinnon
2 - FLA Nathan McKinnon 2 - FLA Seth Jones
3 - TBL Jonathan Drouin 3 - TBL Jonathan Drouin
4 - NSH Aleksander Barkov 4 - NSH Alexander Barkov
5 - CAR Darnell Nurse 5 - CAR Elias Lindholm
6 - CGY  Sean Monahan 6 - CGY  Valei Nuchuskin
7 - EDM Elias Lindholm 7 - EDM Sean Monahan
Grant Sonier - ESPN.com May 1  
1 - COR Seth Jones
2 - FLA Nathan McKinnon
3 - TBL Jonathan Drouin
4 - NSH Aleksander Barkov
5 - CAR Valeri Nichushkin
6 - CGY  Sean Monahan
7 - EDM Nikita Zadorov
Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com   June 25
1 - COR Seth Jones
2 - FLA Nathan MacKinnon
3 - TBL Jonathan Drouin
4 - NSH Alexander Barkov
5 - CAR Valeri Nuchushkin
6 - CGY  Darnell Nurse
7 - EDM Rasmus Ristolainen
Adam Kimelman - NHL.com   June 25
1 - COR Seth Jones
2 - FLA Nathan MacKinnon
3 - TBL Alexander Barkov
4 - NSH Jonathan Drouin
5 - CAR Darnell Nurse
6 - CGY  Sean Monahan
7 - EDM Valeri Nuchuskin
Steven Hoffner - NHL.com   June 25
1 - COR Seth Jones
2 - FLA Nathan MacKinnon
3 - TBL Jonathan Drouin
4 - NSH Alexander Barkov
5 - CAR Valeri Nuchushkin
6 - CGY  Sean Monahan
7 - EDM Darnell Nurse