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

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5.  Elias Lindholm, Hurricanes

Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Elias Lindholm receives his team cap after being introduced as the number five overall pick to the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Lindholm is a centre, a position where the Hurricanes are not desperate.  However, if Eric Staal’s recovery takes him into next season, there might be an opportunity for Lindholm to get an audition and a chance to show his wares.  He is another candidate for the 10 game look-see.