Watching a little of a semi-old piece on Sydney Crosby on the NHL Network, and they have Brian Lawton talking about Crosby and some other things. He goes on to say how when he was drafted 1st overall in the 1983 entry draft, a lot of his Minnesota North Stars teammates were jealous, and how it was a totally surreal experience for him after being well liked and captaining teams before entering the NHL. His old coach had a little piece where he said that Lawton would come out for games with scratches and cuts on his face and that they didn't come from the games, and he said that Lawton admitted to him that he looked forward to playing games moreso than practising. Then it said shortly after he retired. I don't know so much about Lawton, and to be honest I had never even heard of him before, and didn't know he was the 1st overall pick in 1983, nevertheless the first American 1st overall pick. Looking at his stats, while they aren't great, they aren't necessarily horrible, although for a first overall pick maybe some teams expected more. He retired in 1992-93 with NHL totals of G 112, A 154, P 266 in 483 NHL games. I'm wondering for those who saw him play why he retired, and if it was because he couldn't get along with his teammates and just got fed up with hockey, because based on the little bit they talked about him, the video made it seem like that was the reason.