Legacy Success rate in the NHL - Family

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  1. steveat

    steveat Registered User

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    We're seeing more and more familiar names in drafts these days like Sutters, Sittlers, Steens...soon Gartner etc etc

    All of whom are kids of former NHLers or uncles etc.

    Out of curiosity sake.....what is the percentage rate that "blood" converts into success? At least to the level of NHL regular?

    I would think it would be pretty good, but have no numbers..anyone can shed some light on this?
     
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    There's a wikipedia page for nhl famies and there's a lot of them
     
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    Over the entire sample size, I'm guessing there is very little difference in success rate as compared to players without NHL bloodlines.
     
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    Of course it's always helpful if you have good genes...
     
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    NHL bloodlines should have a higher success rate. Athleticism is an inheritable trait, which gives the kid an early advantage over all his or her peers. Over time, commitment and work ethic will determine the ultimate success of the player, but natural athleticism will go a long way. Also, keep in mind that this comparison is likely a NHL bloodline versus the general population where a tiny fraction might be able to play in the NHL.
     
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    Also look at other factors:

    Kids with NHL fathers/uncles/brothers also have access to more resources than your average kid.

    They grow up around the NHL environment, they have access to NHL coaching, NHLers, fitness trainers & nutritionists, more known to scouts and the hockey community at an earlier age, etc.

    A family that's never had to navigate through the competitive minor hockey ranks, or who don't understand the role of a good agent/adviser will be at a disadvantage.
     

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