Fast-rising prospects in 2013 NHL Draft

Zach Nastasiuk of the Owen Sound Attack

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If you're casually interested in the draft, you probably know MacKinnon, Jones, Drouin. If you've paid a little more attention, you might recognize the names Barkov, Monahan and Fucale.

But unless your team is picking in the top three, you might find yourself scratching your head when your GM announces the name of his first pick.

So instead of channeling your confusion into rage, get to know these prospects that have been picking up momentum in the weeks and months leading up to the draft.

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