Best late round drafts?

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  1. Diaboli

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    What are the best late round drafts of the past? Players that come to my mind, are at least

    Demitra, 227th, by Ottawa
    Datsyuk, 171st, by Detroit
    Zetterberg, 210th, by Detroit

    Of course you could see it a different way. For example, Jari Kurri was a great steal, being drafted 69th overall, but that isn't really that late. But then again, he did put up amazing performance in the league. :handclap:
     
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    Kim Johnsson he was the last player taken in his draft turned out pretty good if you ask me.
     
  3. Patrick Roy was a third round pick back in '84. That was a steal
     
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    Here's some fairly recent Bruins picks-

    Hall Gill- 207 overall 1993
    PJ Axelsson- 177 overall 1995
    Andrew Raycroft- 135 overall 1998

    And here are some other late round steals:

    Pavel Kubina- 179 overall 1996
    Tomas Kaberle- 204 overall 1996
    Ladislav Nagy- 177 overall 1997
    Daniel Alfredsson- 133 overall 1994
    Steve Sullivan- 233 overall 1994

    Also in 1994, there were several good goalies taken pretty late-

    Marty Turco- 124 overall
    Johan Hedberg- 218 overall
    Evgeni Nabokov- 219 overall
    Tomas Vokoun- 226 overall
    John Grahame- 229 overall
     
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    I still don't get why Nagy went that late in his draft year.
     
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    Dave Taylor (LA) - 1111 GP, 431 G, 638 A, 1069 Pts, 1589 PIM

    210th overall, 1975

    It probably doesn't get much better than that for the 210th pick.
     
  7. Another good question would be the best players who were never drafted.

    Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Mike Keane are a few to come to mind.

    Was Martin St. Louis ever drafted?
     
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    I dont think so.
     
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    Nope..

    Tomas Holmstrom was selected in the 10th round in '94, at 257th overall. Detroit's pretty good at drafting no name players very late and seeing them become pretty big. Unfortunately we don't have the same success with our early round picks :p.
     
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    Hes undersized...and he was in Slovakia so he didnt get the same attention. Same reasons why Zetterberg and Datsuyk dropped. Guys that are borderline small, 5'11 and 5'10
     
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    Round 10 (249 overall) in 1994: Richard Zednik!
     
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    no year is better than 94 for late rounders. vokoun, nabokov, grahame, turco, sullivan, zednik. yowzerz.
     
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    Ryder-8th round
    Markov-6th round

    There's many players who fall and were steals...
     
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    Dick Tarnstrom, 11th Round 272nd overall '94.
    Tomas Homstrom, 257th overall in '94

    Luc Robitaille has to be the bes ever, though. A ninth round pick who's a lock for the hall of fame.
     
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    Peter Bonrda 156th 1990 DRAFT 984 games 477g 362a 839pts
     
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    Dale Hurrington, defensemen 714gp 567G 650A 198th overall.
     
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    Rangers + a couple of prospects who are proven at international level:

    Kim Johnson 286
    Mike York 136
    Henrik Lundqvist 205
    Marek Zidlicky 136
    Petr Prucha 240
    Nigel Dawes 149
     
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    Luc Robitaille
    "Selected by Los-Angeles Kings round 9 #171 overall 1984 NHL Entry Draft"

    NHL Totals 1366 653 717 1370

    Case closed.
     
  19. Diaboli

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    I wouldn't say, that Lundqvist is a steal, at least not yet. He has played in one IIHF World Championships, although he was good there, I still wouldn't say, he has proven himself in an international level. Many wonder, including me, why Hardy didn't play him in the WC. IMO he was the best goalie in Sweden's roster. :dunno:
     
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    Milan Hejduk like 4 round selection i think..
    not sure.. can someone check when he was picked?

    thx.. :)
     
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    BEST UNDRAFTED PLAYERS (Birth year >=1946)

    "LW"

    Player Name -- First YEAR -- Last YEAR -- GAMES -- PTS
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Thomas Steve -- 1984-85 -- 2002-03 -- 1191 -- 911
    Courtnall Geoff -- 1983-84 -- 1999-00 -- 1048 -- 799
    Lonsberry Ross -- 1966-67 -- 1980-81 -- 968 -- 565
    Marcotte Don -- 1965-66 -- 1981-82 -- 868 -- 484
    Smail Doug -- 1980-81 -- 1992-93 -- 845 -- 459

    Pettersson Jorgen -- 1980-81 -- 1985-86 -- 435 -- 366
    Maclellan Brian -- 1982-83 -- 1991-92 -- 606 -- 413
    Beers Ed -- 1981-82 -- 1985-86 -- 250 -- 210
    Wood Randy -- 1986-87 -- 1996-97 -- 741 -- 334
    Hicke Ernie -- 1970-71 -- 1977-78 -- 520 -- 272
    .
    Brashear Donald -- 1993-94 -- 2002-03 -- 629 -- 157
    Fedotenko Ruslan -- 2000-01 -- 2002-03 -- 228 -- 94
    Dupuis Pascal -- 2000-01 -- 2002-03 -- 160 -- 76
    .
    Lambert Denny - act
    Messier Eric - act
    Krog Jason - act
    Kariya Steve - act
    Varlamov Sergei - act




    "C"

    Player Name -- First YEAR -- Last YEAR -- GAMES -- PTS
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Gretzky Wayne -- 1979-80 -- 1998-99 -- 1487 -- 2857
    Stastny Peter -- 1980-81 -- 1994-95 -- 977 -- 1239
    Oates Adam -- 1985-86 -- 2002-03 -- 1277 -- 1402
    Ridley Mike -- 1985-86 -- 1996-97 -- 866 -- 758
    Unger Garry -- 1967-68 -- 1982-83 -- 1105 -- 804

    Kisio Kelly -- 1982-83 -- 1994-95 -- 761 -- 658
    Adams Greg -- 1984-85 -- 2000-01 -- 1056 -- 743
    Tkaczuk Walt -- 1967-68 -- 1980-81 -- 945 -- 678
    Poulin Dave -- 1982-83 -- 1994-95 -- 724 -- 530
    Charron Guy -- 1969-70 -- 1980-81 -- 734 -- 530
    .
    St.Louis Martin -- 1998-99 -- 2002-03 -- 282 -- 165
    Reinprecht Steve -- 1999-00 -- 2002-03 -- 225 -- 133
    White Todd -- 1997-98 -- 2002-03 -- 223 -- 130
    .
    Belanger Jesse - act
    Halpern Jeff - act
    Madden John - act



    "RW"

    Player Name -- First YEAR -- Last YEAR -- GAMES -- PTS
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Ciccarelli Dino -- 1980-81 -- 1998-99 -- 1232 -- 1200
    Mullen Joe -- 1979-80 -- 1996-97 -- 1062 -- 1063
    Kerr Tim -- 1980-81 -- 1992-93 -- 655 -- 674
    Robert Rene -- 1970-71 -- 1981-82 -- 744 -- 702

    Redmond Mickey -- 1967-68 -- 1975-76 -- 538 -- 428
    Hedberg Anders -- 1978-79 -- 1984-85 -- 465 -- 397
    Sinisalo Ilkka -- 1981-82 -- 1991-92 -- 582 -- 426
    Fairbairn Bill -- 1968-69 -- 1978-79 -- 658 -- 423
    Stastny Marian -- 1981-82 -- 1985-86 -- 322 -- 294
    Frycer Miroslav -- 1981-82 -- 1988-89 -- 415 -- 330
    .
    Keane Mike -- 1988-89 -- 2002-03 -- 1097 -- 453
    Johnson Mike -- 1996-97 -- 2002-03 -- 469 -- 275
    Bartecko Lubos -- 1998-99 -- 2002-03 -- 257 -- 111
    Odgers Jeff -- 1991-92 -- 2002-03 -- 821 -- 145




    "DEF"

    Player Name -- First YEAR -- Last YEAR -- GAMES -- PTS
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Orr Bobby -- 1966-67 -- 1978-79 -- 657 -- 915
    Salming Borje -- 1973-74 -- 1989-90 -- 1148 -- 787
    Duchesne Steve -- 1986-87 -- 2001-02 -- 1113 -- 752
    Lapointe Guy -- 1968-69 -- 1983-84 -- 884 -- 622
    Korab Jerry -- 1970-71 -- 1984-85 -- 975 -- 455
    Huddy Charlie -- 1980-81 -- 1996-97 -- 1017 -- 453
    Ledyard Grant -- 1984-85 -- 2001-02 -- 1028 -- 366
    Mcsorley Marty -- 1983-84 -- 1999-00 -- 961 -- 359
    Macoun Jamie -- 1982-83 -- 1998-99 -- 1128 -- 358

    Potvin Jean -- 1970-71 -- 1980-81 -- 613 -- 287
    Maciver Norm -- 1986-87 -- 1997-98 -- 500 -- 285
    Murdoch Bob J. -- 1970-71 -- 1981-82 -- 757 -- 278
    Manery Randy -- 1970-71 -- 1979-80 -- 582 -- 256
    Milbury Mike -- 1975-76 -- 1986-87 -- 754 -- 238
    Tinordi Mark -- 1987-88 -- 1998-99 -- 663 -- 200
    .
    Lefebvre Sylvain -- 1989-90 -- 2002-03 -- 945 -- 184
    Rafalski Brian -- 1999-00 -- 2002-03 -- 308 -- 171
    Klemm Jon -- 1991-92 -- 2002-03 -- 560 -- 121
    Boyle Dan -- 1998-99 -- 2002-03 -- 247 -- 112
    .
    Delmore Andy - act
    Devries Greg - act
    Simpson Todd - act


    "GOALIE"

    GOALIE NAME -- First YEAR -- Last YEAR -- GAMES -- WIN
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Belfour Ed -- 1988-89 -- 2002-03 -- 797 -- 401
    Joseph Curtis -- 1989-90 -- 2002-03 -- 767 -- 380

    Resch Glenn -- 1973-74 -- 1986-87 -- 571 -- 231
    Casey Jon -- 1983-84 -- 1996-97 -- 425 -- 170
    Healy Glenn -- 1985-86 -- 2000-01 -- 437 -- 166
    .
    Roloson Dwayne - act
    Hodson Kevin - act
    Skudra Peter -act
    Brathwaite Fred - act


    Numbers without last season
     
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    Wayne Gretzky not drafted? :eek:

    Did i understood wrong?

    :amazed:
     
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    Gretz was part of the Oilers organization when they came over from the WHA. So technically he wasn't drafted, at least not by an NHL team.
     
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    He played in the WHL with the Oilers before the team came into the NHL. That would be the reason he didn't get drafted. He was already part of a team.
     
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    oh :)
    okay thx for information..
    that would be miracle that no one would draft gretzky
     
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