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

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3.   Jonathan Drouin, Lightning

Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Jonathan Drouin poses for a photo with team executives as he is introduced as the number three overall pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Drouin has all the skills to be an NHLer, but has only 1.5 years of Major Junior under his belt.  He is talented enough to play in the NHL, but the maturity factor could keep him in Halifax for another season of development.  Although he would look good on the wing with Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis, so the Lightning might want to throw him into the fire.

My guess is they will start him in the NHL, and see how it goes for the first 10 game audition, and then make the final decision.