Most "self built" team to win the Stanley Cup

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  1. Metzen

    Metzen Registered User

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    After seeing the thread, "Greatest Collection of Teammates In A Career" which lists teams that had a collection of teammates that helped win a cup for another team, it makes me wonder which teams in recent memory had the most "home grown" players (team drafted and only played for that team up to that point in time) that had won the Stanley Cup.

    I'll start...

    Edmonton in '83-84 had 11 players (out of 24 to play at least 1 playoff game) that they drafted or played their first NHL game for Edmonton in that season (or prior seasons). Is that the highest since the WHA expansion...?

    Unfortunately, I don't have the Oiler's roster for that Stanley Cup, but hockeydb lists 24 players to play in a playoff game that year (see previous link).

    Can anyone do better?
     
  2. JSmith81x

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    Blackhawks had 11 regulars in last season's playoffs.

    Drafted: Bolland, Brouwer, Burish, Byfuglien, Hjalmarsson, Kane, Keith, Seabrook, Toews
    Undrafted FA: Hendry, Niemi

    Plus Bickell (own draftee) and Fraser (drafted by PHI, but started w/ CHI) played a few games each.
     
  3. Metzen

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    I don't count players drafted from other teams. Oilers would be at 12... Thanks to Dave Hunter; drafted by Montreal but never played for them.

    I think it's important to consider the value other teams took in developing players as "not what the SC team put in".

    I only want to count teams that put time, scouts and coaches into developing their "team owned" players from the get go.
     
  4. Ziggy Stardust

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    1994-95 New Jersey Devils had 12 drafted players:
    Brodeur, Niedermayer, Guerin, Rolston, MacLean, Daneyko, Zelepukin, Driver, Brylin, Dowd, Terreri, Dean
     
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    The 1985-86 Montreal Canadiens:

    If my understanding of this is correct, out of the 25 Canadiens players that played in the 1986 playoffs:

    18 were drafted by the Canadiens (Gaston Gingras started his NHL career with the Canadiens after playing one season in the WHA)
    2 were undrafted and started their NHL careers with the Canadiens (Brian Skrudland and Mike Lalor)

    4 were drafted by other teams and started their NHL careers with them (Bobby Smith, Rick Green, Ryan Walter and Lucien DeBlois)
    1 was undrafted and started his NHL career with another team (Serge Boisvert)
     
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    Stanley Cup Winners and Homegrown %


    * - drafted or signed as undrafted.
     
  7. MasterDecoy

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    in before montreal sucks at drafting
     
  8. Sonny Lamateena

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    1994 must be the Finals with the least homegrown players playing.

    5 Rangers
    Leetch, Richter, Zubov, Kovalev, Nemchinov

    vs

    4 Canucks
    Linden, Bure, Odjick, Antoski
     
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    I would say Devils champions teams were very good at this.
     
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    This should probably be divided up into eras, pre and post free agency (specifically unrestricted free agency).
     
  11. Ziggy Stardust

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    I'd say from the 90s on, they've had quite a few miserable draft years.
     
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    pnep should change his username to /thread.
     
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    '79-80 Islanders
    only Wayne Merrick, Gord Lane, Bob Bourne, Jean Potvin, Billy Smith & Butch Goring were not drafted by the isles.
    Chico was acquired in a trade from the habs (which he never played for), Billy Smith was taken in the entry draft in '72 from the kings (and i believe the only original Islander to win the cup) and anders Kallur was not drafted but the isles signed him straight from Sweden before the season
     
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    Wow the 94 rangers are the lowest % by far (other than TB)
    interesting. maybe the oilers did win 6 cups? :laugh:
     
  15. Montreal is on there a lot. Funny how they have like 3 players they drafted on their roster right now.
     
  16. MasterDecoy

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    come on!

    at least 3! :D
     
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    it was essentially oilers vs blues

    odjick didn't play a game vs rangers
     

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