I was personally too young to really know anything about the NHL draft at the time, so I wonder now how it happened that the first European got selected first overall. I can definitely see how huge, yet speedy center with good hands and vision was a tempting prospect, but a European who was playing in the Swedish division 1 (back then the 2nd tier league)? In 1989? Does anybody remember this draft and the hype leading up to it? Surely a lot of people must have questioned the pick? In hindsight, the first round looks pretty weak, especially the top 3. Was it known as a weak draft beforehand and did that influence the Nordiques to take a chance on Sundin?