Player you are most proud of your team for developing?

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  1. Raccoon Jesus

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    Came to post Muzzin and Martinez and really the d-core as a whole because outside of Doughty not one of them was an early draftee.

    Would also add Toffoli and Pearson.
     
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    Colton Parayko for the Blues.
     
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    MSL is obvious.

    Currently playing? I think turning Palat from an overage, 7th round pick into arguably the best two-way winger in the game is pretty damn impressive.
     
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    Boyle and Stralman were on their last legs in the NHL before coming to NY and Torts.

    Boyle was so good his last few years for us and when he signed with Tampa, but man if you saw this guy when the Rangers first traded for him... he was an uncoordinated goof that could barely skate.
     
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    Hopefully Jankowski is that guy for the Flames. I can see him being a future star.
     
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    Development?
     
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    Datsyuk
    Lidstrom
    Zetterberg
    Kronwall
    Howard
    Yzerman
    Larkin
    Fedorov
    Kozlov
    konstantinov
    Holmstrom

    I think Red Wings had the most home-team drafted players to win cups. I could be wrong tho...
    That's something I am proud of. (I know I listed some that havn't won a cup with DRWs yet, still players to be proud of)
     
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    Hoffman and Stone are 1st liners drafted in the 5th and 6th round respectively.

    Dzingel is a pretty good player drafted in the 7th round.

    Recency wise I choose them.
     
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    Jon Quick. There was a lot of buzz heading into 10-11 that Bernier was going to take over the starting spot after a kinda rough baptism at the hands of the Canucks in the playoffs the previous spring. Quick started 60+ games the next year, faltered a bit in the playoffs again (certainly a better showing though for the Kopitar-less against the Sharks) but they stuck with him heading into 2011-2012, which has to be one of the best combined regular season/playoff campaigns by a goalie in NHL history. He also played all through the Kings system, and they didn't let him stagnate anywhere too long, while also keeping him sheltered enough early (platooning with Ersberg and Labarbarra etc.)

    Vachon made the Hall on account of his years in LA, but he came out of a goalie factory in mid-late 60s Montreal. Quick was a 3rd round draft pick for a franchise that was a goalie graveyard at that point in time (seven different goalies started at least one game for the Kings in Quick's first season). Jamie Storr he ain't.
     
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    Yeap and I would even add Edmundson.
     
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    Oh, and Hedman. Took him awhile, but he became exactly what he was projected to be.
     
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    Hoffman and Stone. Drafted in the 5th/6th rounds in 09/10 respectively. Four years ago they were in Bingo and black aces during the playoffs. Now they are two of our core players.

    Special shoutouts to Kyle Turris, who went from 'reclamation project' to one of our most well-rounded players and one of the team's leaders. :cry:
     
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    Darnell Nurse

    From his rookie year to now is remarkable.
     
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    For the Flames:
    1. Johnny Gaudreau - Despite being small, Flames always had faith he would become a great player. Johnny is one of the many players leading the way for smaller skilled players being taken more seriously.
    2. Mark Giordano - What can be said... undrafted, team captain, heart and soul of our team.
    3. Michael Backlund - He has developed into a good player for us and it didn't always look like he would.
     
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    I'd say Kase or Manson. Kase is just fun to watch, but it's just satisfying watching Manson crush players or drop the gloves against someone that takes out a teammate.
     
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    Can't think of anyone more recent than Pominville tbh. Player development has been a disaster for the Sabres.
     
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    Recently I'd say Horvat. Initially our board overwhelmingly felt that Nichushkin was the correct pick. Horvat has taken huge steps every year including much improved skating and acceleration.
    Tanev (undrafted) and soon hopefully Poulliot on defense but probably too soon to say.
    Others historically include stonehands Kesler scoring 40 goals and winning a Selke and the Sedins.
     
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    Tough call. Probably Giroux.

    Theres a lot of hype around Provorov but he is far from having his development completed.

    The Flyers have had a terrible record of trading away prospects and talent so only time will change that
     
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    Joe Pavelski.

    who under the radar scored his 300th goal this season, as a 7th round pick.

    Murica.
     
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    good thing mcdonagh isn't elite...

    but Fast is definitely a gem and rangers should be proud of him.
     
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    Scorcho hockey is neat.

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    I'll go with Adam Henrique and Andy Greene for the devils.

    Coleman is also looking like a solid player and worked his way up through the AH
     

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