Fansided NHL Mock Draft Pick 13 – Dallas Stars


Blackout Dallas, on behalf of the Dallas Stars, select centre Brendan Gaunce from the Belleville Bulls of the OHL.

 

Here is Blackout Dallas’ Take on their selection

 

SenShot’s Take

I saw Gaunce in person half a dozen times this season, and he showed the attributes to be a scoring centre in the NHL.  He has good size and vision, but his hands are what separates him from other prospects.  He almost doubled his point production from his OHL rookie season and was a top offensive option for the Bulls.  At 6’2″, 215 lbs, he already has NHL size and could compete physically with the top centres in the NHL.  As good as he is with the puck, he might be the top forward in the draft when it comes to playing without the puck and in his own end.  With Dallas needing help up the middle having not replaced Brad Richards, Gaunce would be a welcome addition a year or two down the road.

 

Previous Selections:

1.  EDM – Nail Yakupov, RW, SARNIA STING (OHL)

2. CBJ – Mikhail Grigorenko, C, QUEBEC REMPARTS (QMJHL)

3.  MTL – Alex Galchenyuk, C, SARNIA STING (OHL)

4. NYI – Ryan Murray, D, EVERETT SILVERTIPS (WHL)

5. TOR – Filip Forsberg, F, Leksands (SEL)

6. ANH – Matthew Dumba, D, RED DEER REBELS, WHL

7. MIN – Morgan Rielly, D, MOOSE JAW WARRIORS, WHL

8. CAR – Teuvo Teravainen, LW, JOKERIT, FIN

9. WPG – Griffin Reinhart, D, EDMONTON OIL KINGS, WHL

10. TBL – Zemgus Girgensons, C, DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS, USHL

11. WAS – Radek Faksa, C, KITCHENER RANGERS, OHL

12. BUF – Cody Ceci, D, OTTAWA 67′S, OHL

 

On the clock with the #14 pick is the Calgary Flames and Flame For Thought.

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