Inspired by the other thread about selecting tenders in the first round, i've done a little study on NHL goaltenders and their draft position. I took the Top 20 League Leaders in Wins and decided to take a look at the trajectory of their career and from where they came. I've found the results to be pretty interesting. +Martin Broduer- 20th Overall +Marty Turco- 120th Overall Ed Belfour- Free Agent (undrafted)* Tomas Vokoun- #226 Overall +Jose Theodore- #44 Overall Dan Cloutier- #26 Overall +David Aebischer- #161 Overall Chris Osgood- #54 Overall +Evegeny Nabokov- #219 Overall +Andrew Raycroft- #135 Overall Nikolai Khabibulin- #204 Overall +Martin Biron- #16 Overall Roberto Luongo- #4 Overall Patrick Lalime- #156 Overall +Pasi Nurminen- #189 Overall Miikka Kiprusoff- #116 Overall Manny Legace- #188 Overall +Rick DiPietro- #1 Overall Kevin Weekes- #41 Overall Marc Denis- #25 Overall *- Not Averaged +- Denotes still with team that drafted them Average Draft Position: 102.368 Teams eligible to draft: 30 Rounds before ADP: 3.4 Average selection of the top 20 goaltenders in Wins this season was 12 selections into the 3rd Round of the NHL draft. Percentage of Goaltenders with team that drafted them: 45% (9 of 20) Percentage of 1st Round (1-30) Goaltenders with that team: 50% (3 of 6) Based upon this study, there are decent NHL goaltenders in every round in the draft. It is perhaps the biggest question mark in all of the draft. These numbers made me think twice about whether or not to take a goaltender in the first round of the draft.