Best/ worst trades w/ 1st draft picks

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  1. granites

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    Ok these only involve trades for 1st round draft picks. at trade deadlines 1st rounders get thrown around like pennys. If you can mention who the draft pick became, that would be awsome.
    example would be tkachuk to atlanta for a 1st rounder. Obviously you can't say who the 07 1st rounders will be.
     
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    The Kings traded their 1st round pick to Boston in 1979. Boston drafted Ray Bourque and the fact that the goalie the Kings got name escapes me shows that it doesn't matter who it was.
     
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    California Golden Seals traded their draft pick (eventual 1st overall) to Montreal who turned out to be Guy Lafleur.

    Colorado Rockies traded their draft pick to the New York Islanders for an old journeyman defenseman and the Pat Lafontaine was drafted with that pick.

    Ottawa - New York Islanders trade involving Yashin since the pick turned out to be Jason Spezza.

    New Jersey traded Tom Kurvers to Toronto for their 1st rounder and the pick turned out to be Scott Neidermayer.

    Toronto also traded their 1st rounder to the Islanders one year and the pick was used to select Roberto Luongo.
     
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    Think the goalie was Ron Graham.
     
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    Canucks traded Neely and their first rounder for Barry Pederson. That first round pick ended up being Glen Wesley.
     
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    Los Angeles traded a 1982 first round draft pick to Buffalo for Jerry Korab in March of 1980. The Sabres selected Phil Housley.
     
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    The L.A. Kings had only one 1st round pick from 1969 to 1978. The rest were all traded away, as well as most of their 2nd rounders. Robbing them was a hobby of Sam Pollack's, as he used some of those picks to select Steve Shutt, Larry Robinson and Mario Tremblay.

    Worst of all was when Scotty Bowman convinced them to trade their 1st rounder in `83 (turned out to be Barasso) for a practically crippled Rick Martin.

    Does anybody know who Boston and Minnesota traded to get the top two choices in `82 (Kluzak and Bellows)?
     
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    Not quite as bad as some of the others, but Dale Hunter and Clint Malarchuk for Gaetan Duschene, Alan Haworthe and a First that ended up being Joe Sakic.
     
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    12 C Alex Tanguay
    17 D Martin Skoula
    19 D Robyn Regehr (Traded for Fleury)
    20 R Scott Parker

    And while 1998 wasnt loaded with superstars quite a bit of great NHL talent was in that draft.
     
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    Remember in the 80s that Washington was similar to Ottawa in the 2000s: great in the regular season, not-so-great in the playoffs. Losing that year to the Islanders after being up 3-1 in the series was the last straw. They had to address the situation, and Dale Hunter was a clutch performer as well as the #1 pest in hockey at the time. He gave them grit they didn't have. Malarchuk was an upgrade at goalie from Bob Mason.

    The deal looks bad now, but nobody knew that the #15 overall pick in a below-average draft would be so valuable. Full marks to Quebec's scouts for grabbing Sakic with it.
     
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    Not the best or the worst...but I've always found this endlessly amusing.

    The Penguins sent their 1983 first round pick to the Northstars for two bums. The Penguins end up finishing last in the league and the Northstars essentially get a free first overall pick...Brian Lawton is their man. Lawton scores 120 points in 3 seasons with the Northstars(266 career points over 7 seasons). On the flip side...Anders Hakansson scores 21 points for the Penguins in one season before being traded to the Kings for the rights to Kevin Stevens. Stevens scores 123 points in the 1992-93 season alone.

    Funny how that one worked out.
     
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    Minnesota got the second pick in a trade with Detroit but I don't have the specifics. This is how Boston acquired the top pick (it involved Dwight Foster):

    http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1977/77016.html

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENCY: Foster played out his option with Boston in 1980-81, becoming a restricted free agent. As compensation for signing Foster on July 21, 1981, Colorado gave Boston a 1982 second-round pick (Brian Curran) and the option to switch 1982 first-round picks (Boston exercised this option and selected Gord Kluzak, while New Jersey took Ken Daneyko). Nearly five years later, Boston got Foster back from Detroit for Dave Donnelly on March 11, 1986.

    http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1982/82001.html

    Unpopular Pick: Few No. 1 overall picks have been as unpopular with the hometown fans as Kluzak was when Boston selected him in 1982. Kluzak was certainly a surprise pick to most Bruins fans, who had expected Boston to draft top junior prospect Brian Bellows with the No. 1 choice. Boston general manager Harry Sinden had other ideas. Not sold on Bellows as someone who would fit Boston's style of play, the Bruins general manager was willing to make a deal with Minnesota in which he agreed to let the North Stars have Bellows with the No. 2 pick in exchange for Brad Palmer and Dave Donnelly. This upset many Boston fans, who at least wanted to see Sinden take defenseman Gary Nylund if he wasn't going to get Bellows. When Sinden took Kluzak, the Boston media immediately began to question his judgment. Sinden said Kluzak had been the top-rated player by the Bruins scouts until he tore ligaments in his left knee on Feb. 9, 1982. Although Sinden said the Bruins were nearly scared off by Kluzak's knee injury, they later learned that it wasn't as severe as they first thought and were confident that with proper rehabilitation, Kluzak would have no long-term knee trouble. Sinden also said that even though his heart was set on Kluzak, he wanted other teams to think he would take Bellows so that he could get a better trade offer. "We were prepared to take Kluzak whether or not we made a deal with Minnesota," Sinden told The Hockey News. "It really turned out to be a bonus for us that Minnesota wanted some insurance that they would definitely get Bellows, and we were prepared to give it to them."
     
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    Dwight Foster free agent signing was how Boaton acquired a top pick.
     
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    Wonder if Boston would have been as upset if Sinden had selected Scott Stevens instead of Kluzak? I love this history stuff
     
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    The Isles knew that the pick was Spezza or Kovalchuk as the trade was made after the draft lotto.
     
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    The Pens actually flipped first round picks with the North Stars in the deal, Minnesota getting #1 overall and the Pens #15. The Pens picked Bob Errey and he ended up having a solid 15 year career including being part of both of the Pens Cup teams. So that deal did work out for the Pens even though Ron Meighan mysteriously retired at a very young age (would be interested to know that story if anyone knows it because the kid had some talent).
     
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    Exactly, oddly enough the throw-in of that deal actually became the most important part of the deal in Chara. Wasn't it something like Muckalt, Chara and the first round pick for Yashin
     
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    1970 -- #1 -- Guy Lefler -- MTL from CLE -- CLE got Ernie Hicke and 1970 No. 1 (Chris Oddleifson). MTL also got Francois Lacombe and cash. (May 22, 1970)

    1970 -- #3 -- Reggie Leach -- BOS from LA -- LA got Skip Krake. (May 20, 1968)

    1970 -- #4 -- Rick MacLeish -- BOS from PHI -- PHI got Rosaire Paiement. (Oct. 18, 1967)

    1972 -- #4 -- Steve Shutt -- MTL from LA -- LA got Gerry Desjardins. MTL also got 1969 No. 1 (later traded). (June 11, 1968)

    1973 -- #2 -- Tom Lysiak -- CGY from CLE via MTL -- CLE got opportunity to select Carol Vadnais in 1968 Intra-League Draft as well as eventual settlement of waiver-draft payment that included 1972 No. 2 (MIN) (Stan Weir). MTL also got 1973 No. 2 (later traded). (June 12, 1968, and June 8, 1972). MTL got 1973 No. 1 (later traded), 1977 No. 1 (Mark Napier) and 1978 No. 2 (Dale Yakiwchuk). CGY also got 1973 No. 1 (Vic Mercredi) & 1973 No. 2 (CGY) (Eric Vail). (May 15, 1973)

    1973 -- #8 -- Bob Gainey -- MTL from STL -- STL got 1973 No. 1 (John Davidson) and 1973 No. 3 (Bob Gassoff). MTL also got 1973 No. 4 (Al Hangsleben) and 1975 No. 1. (May 15, 1973)

    1975 -- #1 -- Mel Bridgman -- PHI from WAS -- WAS got Bill Clement, Don McLean and 1975 No. 1 (Alex Forsyth). (June 3, 1975)

    1978 -- #7 -- Ken Linseman -- PHI from NYR -- NYR got rights to hire head coach Fred Shero. (June 2, 1978)

    1979 -- #8 -- Ray Bourque -- BOS from LA -- LA got Ron Grahame. (Oct. 9, 1978)

    1980 -- #3 -- Denis Savard -- CHI from QUE -- QUE got CHI promise that it would not take Real Cloutier from QUE in 1979 NHL Reclaim Draft, enabling QUE to save a spot on its list of protected players from WHA. (June 9, 1979)

    1980 -- #4 -- Larry Murphy -- LA from DET -- DET got return of Dale McCourt and the rights to restricted free agent Rogie Vachon. LA also got Andre St. Laurent and 1981 No. 1 (Doug Smith). LA had option of taking 1980 No. 2 or 1981 No. 1 and chose latter. (Aug. 22, 1979)

    1982 -- #2 -- Brian Bellows -- MIN feom DET -- DET got Greg Smith, Don Murdoch and 1982 No. 1 (Murray Craven). (Aug. 21, 1981)

    1982 -- #6 -- Phil Housley -- BUF from LA -- LA got Jerry Korab. (March 10, 1980)

    1982 -- #18 -- Ken Daneyko -- NJ from BOS -- BOS got 1982 No. 1 (Gord Kluzak) and 1982 No. 2 (Brian Curran). NJ also got rights to restricted free agent Dwight Foster. Original deal gave BOS option of switching 1982 first-round picks, and BOS exercised this option. (July 21, 1981)

    1983 -- #3 -- Pat LaFontaine -- NYI from NJ -- NJ got Bob Lorimer and Dave Cameron. (Oct. 1, 1981)

    1983 -- #5 -- Tom Barrasso -- BUF from LA -- LA got Rick Martin. BUF also got 1981 No. 3 (Colin Chisholm). (March 10, 1981)

    1984 -- #3 -- Ed Olczyk -- CHI from LA -- CHI traded Bob Janecyk to Los Angeles with Chicago's 1st (Craig Redmond), 3rd (John English) and 4th (Tom Glavine) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft for Los Angeles' 1st (Ed Olczyk) and 4th (Tommy Eriksson) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft, (June 9, 1984.)

    1984 -- #8 -- Shayne Corson -- MTL from STL -- MTL traded Rick Wamsley to St. Louis with Hartford's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, St. Louis selected Brian Benning) in 1984 Entry Draft, Montreal's 2nd (Tony Hrkac) and 3rd (Robert Dirk) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft for St. Louis' 1st (Shayne Corson) and 2nd (Stephane Richer) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft, (June 9, 1984.)

    1987 -- #3 -- Glen Wesley --BOS from VAN -- BOS traded Barry Pederson to Vancouver for Cam Neely and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Glen Wesley) in 1987 Entry Draft, June 6, 1986

    1987 -- #15 -- Joe Sakic -- COL from WAS -- WAS traded Alan Haworth, Gaetan Duchesne and Capitols’ 1st round pick, Joe Sakic to COL for Dale Hunter and Clint Malarchuk (06. 13, 1987)

    1990 -- #19 -- Keith Tkachuk -- PHO from BUF -- PHO traded Dale Hawerchuk and Jets’ 1st round pick, Brad May, and future considerations to BUF for Phil Housley, Scott Arniel, Jeff Parker and Sabres’ 1st round pick, Keith Tkachuk, in 1990 Entry Draft (06. 16, 1990)

    1990 -- #20 -- Martin Brodeur -- NJ from CGY -- Obtained #1 (Martin Brodeur), Detroit’s #2 (David Harlock), Minnesota’s #2 (Chris Gotziaman)1990 Draft Picks from Calgary for #1 (Trevor Kidd), #2 (Vesa Viitakoski) 1990 Draft Picks.(6.17.90 )

    1991 -- #3 -- Scott Niedermayer -- NJ from TOR -- NJ traded Tom Kurvers to Toronto for Toronto's 1st round choice (Scott Niedermayer) in 1991 Entry Draft, (October 16, 1989)

    1992 -- #12 -- Sergei Krivokrasov -- CHI from PHO -- PHO traded 1st round pick, Sergei Krivokrasov, to CHI for Blackhawks’ 1st round pick, Sergei Bautin, in 1992 Entry Draft(06. 20, 1992)

    1992 -- #5 -- Darius Kasparaitus -- NYI from TOR -- TOR traded 1st round pick, Darius Kasparaitus, to NYI for Islanders’ 1st round pick, Brandon Convery, and 2nd round pick in 1992 Entry Draft (06. 20, 1992)

    1993 -- #2 -- Chris Pronger -- CAR from SJ -- CAR traded 1st, Viktor Kozlov, and 3rd round pick, Ville Peltonen, in 1993 Entry Draft to SJ for TOR ’s 2nd round pick, Vlastimil Kroupa,- previously acquired - for San Jose’s 1st round pick, Chris Pronger, in 1993 Entry Draft (06. 26, 1993)

    1993 -- #10 -- Jocelyn Thibault -- COL from PHI -- PHI traded Peter Forsberg to Quebec with Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993 Entry Draft, $15,000,000 and future considerations (Chris Simon and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto - later traded to Washington - Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, July 21, 1992) for Eric Lindros, (June 30, 1992.)

    1993 -- #12 -- Kenny Jonsson -- TOR from BUF -- TOR traded Grant Fuhr and future considerations to BUF for Dave Andreychuk, Daren Puppa and Sabres’ 1st round pick, Kenny Jonsson, in 1993 Entry Draft (02. 2, 1993)

    1993 -- #23 -- Todd Bertuzzi -- NYI from COL -- COL traded Ron Hextall to NY Islanders with Quebec's 1st round choice (Todd Bertuzzi) in 1993 Entry Draft for Mark Fitzpatrick and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Adam Deadmarsh) in 1993 Entry Draft, (June 20, 1993.)

    1995 -- #13 -- Jean Sebastien Giguere -- CAR from NYR -- CAR traded Pat Verbeek to NYR for Glen Featherstone, Micchael Stewart and Rangers 1st round pick, Jean Sebastien Giguere, in 1995 Entry Draft and 4th round pick in 1996 Entry Draft (03. 23, 1995)

    1996 -- #15 -- Dainius Zubrus -- PHI from TOR -- PHI traded Dimitri Yushkevich Toronto with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Francis Larivee) in 1996 Entry Draft for Toronto's 1st round choice (Dainius Zubrus) in 1996 Entry Draft, Toronto's 2nd round choice (Jean-Marc Pelletier) in 1997 Entry Draft and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in 1996 Entry Draft, (August 30, 1995)

    1996 -- #24 -- Daniel Briere -- PHO from BUF from SJ -- SJ traded Pat Falloon to Philadelphia for Martin Spanhel, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Buffalo - later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) in 1996 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Mike Martone), in 1996 Entry Draft, (November 16, 1995.) / BUF traded Doug Bodger to San Jose for Vaclav Varada, Martin Spanhel and Philadelphia's 1st (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) and 4th (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Mike Martone) round choices in 1996 Entry Draft, (November 16, 1995) / PHO traded Darryl Shannon and Michal Grosek to BUF for Craig Muni and Sabres’ 1st round pick (Daniel Briere) in 1996 Entry Draft (02. 15, 1996)

    1997 -- #4 -- Roberto Luongo -- NYI from TOR -- TOR got Mathieu Schneider, Wendel Clark & D.J. Smith; NYI also got Darby Hendrickson, S. Haggerty & K. Jonsson. (March 13, 1996)

    1997 -- #8 -- Sergei Samsonov -- BOS from CAR -- CAR got Glen Wesley; BOS also got '95 No. 1 (McLaren) & '96 No. 1 (Aitken). (Aug. 26, 1994)

    1997 --#23 -- Scott Hannan -- SJ from CAR from PHI -- CAR traded Paul Coffey to Philadelphia with Hartford's 3rd round choice (Kris Mallette) in 1997 Entry Draft for Kevin Haller, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Scott Hannan) in 1997 Entry Draft and Hartford's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) in 1997 Entry Draft, (December 15, 1996.)

    1998 -- #19 -- Robyn Regehr -- COL from BOS -- COL traded Landon Wilson to Boston with Anders Myrvold for Boston's 1st round choice (Robyn Regehr) in 1998 Entry Draft, (November 22, 1996.)

    1998 -- #1 -- Vincent Lecavalier -- TB from SJ from FLA -- FLA traded Dave Lowry to San Jose with Florida's 1st round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Vincent Lecavalier) in 1998 Entry Draft for Viktor Kozlov and Florida's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Jaroslav Spacek) in 1998 Entry Draft, (November 13, 1997.) / TB traded Bryan Marchment and David Shaw to SJ for Andrei Nazarov and option to acquire Florida’s 1st round pick, Vincent Lecavalier, in 1998 Entry Draft in return for Tampa Bay’s 1st round pick (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected David Legwand) in 1998 Entry Draft (03. 24, 1998)

    1998 -- #12 -- Alex Tanguay -- COL from SJ -- COL traded Mike Ricci and 2nd round pick in 1998 Entry Draft to SJ for Shean Donovan and 1st round pick, Alex Tanguay, in 1998 Entry Draft (11. 20, 1997)

    Aug. 20, 1997 -- Mikeal Renberg and Karl Dykhuis to Tampa Bay for Flyers' 1st round picks in 1998
    (Simon Gagne), 1999 (Maxime Ouellet), 2000 (Justin Williams), and 2001 (Jeff Woywitka), previously acquired by Tampa Bay.

    2001 -- #2 --Jason Spezza -- OTT from NYI -- NYI traded there 1st round draft pick (Jason Spezza) with Bill Muckalt and Zdeno Chara to the OTT for Alexei Yashin (June 23, 2001.)
     
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    Here's a variation on the theme:

    Dale McCourt was, at one time, the #1 hockey prospect in the known universe. Detroit drafted him, first overall, and he did not become the player projected. The Red Wings sent McCourt, Mike Foligno and Brent Peterson to the Sabres for Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith. Foligno had a strong work ethic with hard-nosed (literally) play and leadership, Brent Peterson was effective on faceoffs, while McCourt's career continued the downward spiral. From the Sabres perspective, this was probably part of Scotty Bowman's strategy of removing players, who were important parts of the 70's teams. Gare had been a former 50-goal scorer and very popular player, while Schoenfeld was a captain who would stand up to Terry O'Reilly. Smith was kind of a role player.
     

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