With the 13th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Dallas Stars delegation at Defending Big D selects Morgan Rielly, a defenseman from the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.
Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
Defending Big D explains the pick:
As I wrote in our draft profile of Rielly, and as many of you said in our poll thread related to this very situation, you don't always have the chance to draft a player like Rielly in the middle of the first round. While there are some questions regarding the health of his knee after tearing his ACL last season, Rielly is perhaps the most offensively gifted defenseman in the draft and is certainly the type of player on the blue line the Stars have desperately been searching for ever since Sergei Zubov's career in Dallas started to end.
Next on the clock are the Calgary Flames via our delegation at Matchsticks & Gasoline.
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