NHL 2006 Entry Draft - numbers

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  1. Sakaarnis

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    Drafted by Countries:
    Canada 83
    USA 60
    Sweden 18
    Russia 15
    Finland 14
    Czech R. 8
    Slovakia 4
    Germany 3
    Switzerland 3
    Austria 2
    Latvia 2
    Slovenia 1

    Drafted by leagues:

    OHL (Ontario Hokckey League) - 29
    QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) - 25
    WHL (Western Hockey League) - 24
    Swedish League - 18
    USHS (United States High Schools) - 18
    Russian League - 15
    Finnish League - 13
    USA Amateure League - 13
    Czech League - 9
    USHL (United States Hockey League) - 9
    CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) - 8
    H-EAST (Hockey East)- 5
    BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League) - 4
    Swiss League - 3
    ECAC (ECAC Hockey League) - 3
    OPJRA (Ontario Provincial Junior “A†Hockey League) - 3
    AJHL (Alberta Junior Hockey League)- 3
    WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) - 2
    German League - 2
    Slovakian League - 2
    QAAAJHL (Quebec AAA Junior Hockey League) - 1
    KIJHL (Kootenay International Junior Hockey League) - 1
    NAHL (North American Hockey League) - 1
    Latvian League - 1

    Now i have 3 main conclusions.
    1. Relatively few players drafted from Europe.
    2. CHL still is the main playground fpr potential draftees.
    3. USA junior leagues had a great draft.
     
  2. Greg7

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    I posted this in another thread, but this is definitely a better place for it.

    Some numbers for direct comparison to previous years on the drop in CHL players:

    WHL this year: 24 picks, 11.3% (lowest ever)
    WHL average since 90: 45 picks, 17.38%
    WHL last year: 44, 15.1%

    OHL this year: 29, 13.6%
    OHL average since 90: 46.1, 17.5%
    OHL last year: 42, 14.4%

    QMJHL this year: 25, 11.7%
    QMJHL average since 90: 28.5, 9.8%
    QMJHL last year: 27, 9.3%

    CHL this year: 78, 36.6%
    CHL average since 90: 119.6, 44.2%
    CHL last year: 113, 38.8%

    There is clearly a sharp decline this year in the WHL and OHL, especially in the WHL who had its lowest percentage of selections since the inception of the draft. Interestingly, even with the increase in international picks, the QMJHL enjoyed a very strong year compared to previous years.
     
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    International picks actually didn't increase as I thought, around 30% which is about normal for the past few years. As you pointed out, the slack left by the large drop in WHL picks appears to mostly have been picked up by tier 2 junior and high school selections. Certainly a big draft for the Americans.
     
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    The Q certainly does seem to be the boom production market in the CHL, in particular the numbers of guys coming out of the Maritimes.
     
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    Is Justin Krueger (last pick overall) counted as a Canadian?

    He was born in Canada, if I remember correctly, but he plays for Germany because of his parents (kind of reversed Dany Heatley) and played youth hockey in Switzerland.
     
  6. Sakaarnis

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    Hes not, as you said he was born in Canada but he is representing Germany. Here is the stats http://www.eurohockey.net/players/show_player.cgi?serial=69583

    Simmilar situation is with 180th pick Leo Komarov, who was born in Estonia but moved to Finland and have played for Finland in WJC.
     
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    A very good swedish draft. 11 of those players were taken in the first three rounds too.
     
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    It seems like a lot of teams went the safe route and took the extra 2 or 3 years they'll get on the NCAA-bound kids, compared to the CHLers and Europeans. I think it might be the teams that were a bit more ambitious in their drafting that end up having the most success out of this draft.
     
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    This was a down year for the CHL but many of those European picks will be playing in the CHL. There were a total of 15 CHLers drafted in the 1st round but that doesn't include Frolick who will be playing for Rimouski and Tlusty who will suit up for the Soo Greyhounds.

    The CHL 89 class will be a little stronger while the 90 draft class is shaping up to be another boom year.
     
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    Maybe this is a better thread for my question....

    Did the smaller % of dub picks have anything to do with them not enforcing the new NHL rules last year, thus meaving some doubt in scouts minds how some of the WHL players can adapt to the new NHL????
    The WHL are adopting the NHL rules this year, except only 40% of games will have 2 refs.....
     
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    I agree here. The Islanders went this route. With 13 picks they drafted 7 NCAA-bound players. Then 3 Swedes, 1 Finn and a Slovak. The lone CHL player was a Nolan-coached overager, Andrew MacDonald in the 6th round.
     

  12. you mean 57 players from Canada and 26 from Québec. :D
     
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    It's funny how they think there's only one league in the European countries.
     
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    IF youre reffering to the fact that i wrote Swedish league, its not like i think theres only one league in Sweden i just merged SEL and SJL so it doesnt get too fragmented. Lets just say, player was drafted in league based in Sweden, works for you now?
     
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    whose the lone slovenian player taken?
     
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    Yes, good solid salt-of-the-earth Quebecois like James Sheppard and Ivan Vishnevski. :shakehead
     
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    182nd by Detroit. Jan Mursak 5 11" 167lbs. Playing in Czech junior league.
     
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    I think we'd be quite happy for Quebec to take their share of the debt and bilinguilism and leave....
     
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    Thanks for your arrogance. Much appreciated. Just leave the guy alone, he has strong political views which I don't agree with, but why bait a political discussion here?

    Besides, not all Quebecers (i.e. myself) want to seperate. Keep it on topic.
     
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    No arrogance here, just not going to be held ransom by guys like that.

    Back on topic, wasn't it amazing how many guys from Minnesota were taken this year?
     
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    :)

    Lets just for the sake of me being bored :) look at out of those 25 QMJHL players...how many were from Quebec:

    Rd 1: Derick Brassard - QC
    Rd 1: James Sheppard - NS
    Rd 1: Jonathan Bernier - QC
    Rd 1: Claude Giroux - ONT
    Rd 1: Ivan Vishnevsky - RUS
    Rd 2: Francois Bouchard - QC
    Rd 2: Bryce Swan - NS
    Rd 2: Joey Ryan - USA
    Rd 2: Mathieu Carle - QC
    Rd 3: Brad Marchand - NS
    Rd 3: Ryan Hillier - NS
    Rd 4: Felix Schutz - GER
    Rd 4: Hugo Carpentier - QC
    Rd 4: PL Lessard - QC
    Rd 5: Maxime Lacroix - QC
    Rd 5: Andrew Bodnarchuk - NS
    Rd 5: Maxime Frechette - QC
    Rd 5: Olivier Magnon - QC
    Rd 5: Stefan Chaput - QC
    Rd 6: Andrew MacDonald - NS
    Rd 6: Michael Dupont - QC
    Rd 6: Mathieu Perreault - QC
    Rd 7: Matt Marquardt - ONT
    Rd 7: Benjamin Breault - QC
    Rd 7: Kyle Hennegan - QC

    QC - 14
    NS - 6
    ONT - 2
    USA - 1
    GER - 1
    RUS - 1

    14 out of 25...only 2/3
     
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    They were saying on TSN last night that they see a real increase in the number of top end Maritime players on the way, what's responsible for the increase, has minor hockey down there stepped it up?
     
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    Anze Kopitar Numero Deux.

    Was Anze The First Slovenian Player to ever be drafted?
     
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    The Q expanded to Halifax in 1994...when these 88 born players were 6...it gave them something to shoot for in their careers to be able to play in the Q.

    The QMJHL now is approximatley 30% Maritimers, and even hardcore Quebec based teams have Maritimers on their rosters.
     
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    I think Marcel or David Rodman, one of the 2 was drafted by Boston.
     

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