After the first round the Blue Jackets saw themselves with selections in every round but the fifth (traded for Blake Comeau). The Blue Jackets also finally made a trade in the second round, they ended up moving their 44th pick to the Penguins for selections #50 and #89. In this series I am going to take a look at each draft pick of the Blue Jackets post round one. Overall the Blue Jackets did well in the draft, with three first round picks, Jarmo wasn’t going to screw that up.
SI.com gave out grades to each team, here is their grade for the Blue Jackets;
The Jackets would have preferred to flip one or more of their three first rounders for players who can contribute immediately, but settled for a trio of forwards who could upgrade their scoring punch. Alexander Wennberg (14), Kerby Rychel(19) and Marko Dano (27) all have touch, but each brings a different dimension that should elevate an offense that ranked 25th this past season. Oliver Bjorkstrand (89) is undersized, but may develop into an impact player up front. A+
Let’s take a look at the rest of Jarmo’s selections in the 2013 NHL Draft…