I'm trying to learn more about the draft and I'd like to know what kind of players would you expect from each round of the draft. For example, from what I've seen from years past is the top 5ish players are expected to turn out to be exceptional NHL players down the road. The rest would be solid NHL players filling the 1st/2nd lines. Now I know draft position has an extremely small factor in how successful a prospect might develop but for the most part the earlier picks are considered safer bets. We've seen countless times where lower draft picks have gone above and beyond their higher drafted counterparts. What I'd like to know is what type of players should you expect from the later rounds of the draft? Perhaps role players/bottom 6 types? I know there are sometimes diamonds in the rough as we've seen countless times from different organizations in Weber, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, etc,. What about later rounds (i.e: Round 4, 5, 6, 7). Where are goalies usually taken? Thanks. Edit: Also does anyone know of any good literature regarding scouting/the NHL entry draft, etc? I've found this one (The Art of Scouting) and I think I might buy it.