It's interesting how the Dallas Stars built their core group: Tyler Seguin (acquired via trade: Loui Eriksson (2003 33rd ovr), Reilly Smith (2009 69th ovr), Joe Morrow (2011 23rd ovr by PIT) Jamie Benn - 2007 129th overall John Klingberg (2010 131st overall) Miro Heiskanen (3rd overall, 2017) Alex Radulov (signed via Free Agency) Esa Lindell (2012 74th overall) Ben Bishop (signed via Free Agency) Jason Spezza (acquired vis Alex Chiasson 38th ovr, 2015 2nd round pick) *Debatable if he's a 'core' guy now, but was for several season. Looks okay this year. The Dallas Stars have had eight top 15 picks since 2009, and only Miro Heiskanen and Radek Faksa appears to be working out for Dallas. Failures include: Scott Glennie - 2009 Jack Campbell - 2010 (has carved out a career with LAK) Jamie Oleksiak - 2011 (has carved out a career with PIT) Still have time, but not looking great: Valerie Nichuskin - 2013 Julius Honka - 2014 Denis Gurianov - 2015 Too soon to tell: Riley Tufte - 2016 On the trade/FA end, they have done a great job in acquiring Methot, Johns, Janmark, Pitlick, Carrick, etc... But man if these guy could of hit a home run on a few of those draft picks, this team would look insanely better.