This strikes me as odd. In the period 1994-2008 at least one american was picked in the top-10 every draft, and now none three drafts in a row. Overall USA is doing great, team USA is doing fantastic in the world junior cups and the number of americans in NHL is rapidly rising and theres plenty of very talented american prospects. How come we haven't seen any american in the top-10 now for a while? Is it a sign that the american development system still have a way to go before they can produce the Crosbys and Stamkos of this world or is it a sign of nothing at all and just pure coincidence? As a comparison Sweden (that clearly is inferior to USA overall on junior level) have produced seven top-10picks in the same timespan. Maybe it's a sign that american prospects tend to be underrated? Cam Fowler was in retrospect clearly a top-10pick.