How Many 2013 Draft Picks Will Play In The NHL Next Season?

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2.  Aleksander Barkov, Panthers

Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Aleksander Barkov poses with team executives after being introduced as the number two overall pick to the Florida Panthers during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Barkov has played against men in the Finnish Elite League for the better part of two seasons, so he is ready for the NHL challenge.  Also, playing for a Florida team that is desperate for offense and not very deep gives him a strong chance of being a full time NHLer.