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Encyclopedia > NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. NHL redirects here. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...

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History

The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Any amateur player that was 17 years of age and older and was not already sponsored by an NHL club was eligible to be drafted. June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Queen Elizabeth Hotel, with Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in the foreground Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, commonly called The Queen Elizabeth Hotel (Le Reine Elizabeth), is a grand hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


In 1969 the rules were changed so that any amateur player under the age of 20 was eligible to be drafted. 84 players (more than four times the average in each of the first six drafts) were selected that year. Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


In 1979, the name of the Draft was changed from "Amateur" to "Entry" to accommodate a rule change that allowed players who had previously played professionally to be drafted. This rule change was made to facilitate the absorption of players from the now defunct World Hockey Association. For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see 1979 (song). ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ...


Beginning in 1980 and continuing today, any player who is 18-20 years old is eligible to be drafted. In addition, any non-North American player over the age of 20 can be selected. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Also in 1980, the Entry Draft became a public event. Prior to this year the Entry Draft was conducted in Montreal hotels or League offices and was closed to the general public. The 1980 draft was held in the Montreal Forum and there were more than 2,500 fans in attendance. The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ...


In 1985 the first draft outside of Montreal was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario in 1985. The event was attended by 7,000 fans. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Live television coverage of the Draft began in 1984 when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation covered the event in both English and French for Canadian audiences. SportsChannel America began covering the event in the United States in 1989. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... SportsChannel America was a cable television network that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


C Form

The C form was the standard document issued by the National Hockey League to acquire amateur players in the Original Six era. Prior to the Universal Draft of 1969, amateur drafts were for players who were not on a sponsorship list. NHL redirects here. ... The Original Six is the term used by fans of ice hockey to refer to the six teams that made up the National Hockey League from the 1942-43 season to the leagues expansion of 1967. ...


The form, which usually led to a professional contract, would be signed by an amateur prospect at age 18 and it was permissible to be renewed only once. The player would usually be a member of a junior team that was affiliated with a National Hockey League franchise. NHL redirects here. ...


Misconceptions about the C-Form

There was a popular view at the time that parents signed very young children's hockey lives over to the teams. This comes from the fact that at the time, most Junior clubs were owned or subsidised by NHL teams, and usually subsidised minor hockey in their areas. NHL redirects here. ...


However, a prospect had to be 18 years of age or older to sign a C-Form. Players as young as 14 could be put on a 4-name future negotiation list (as was the case for Bobby Orr in 1962). Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ...


List of Drafts

The 2008 NHL Entry Draft will be the 46th NHL Entry Draft. ... Inside Scotiabank Place, 2006 Scotiabank Place (Place Banque Scotia in French) is an arena in Ottawa, Ontario and home to the NHLs Ottawa Senators. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The 2007 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... Nationwide Arena is a sports and entertainment arena in Columbus, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... Inside GM Place before a Canucks game General Motors Place, also known as GM Place and The Garage, is an indoor arena at 800 Griffiths Way in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. ... The Westin Ottawa is a Westin Hotel located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at 11 Colonel By Drive just next to the Rideau Centre. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ... The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Gaylord Entertainment Center (originally named Nashville Arena) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 1362. ... The 2002 NHL Entry Draft was held June 22-23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... North Entrance Atrium View from CN Tower The Air Canada Centre, often referred to simply as The ACC, is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... The Office Depot Center (also known as the Broward County Civic Arena and the National Car Rental Center) is an indoor arena located in Sunrise, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ... Sunrise is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... The Saddledome and Calgary skyline The Pengrowth Saddledome is the main indoor arena facility in Calgary, and is situated on the east end of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede grounds. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... The 1999 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26th at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... TD Banknorth Garden, named after its sponsor, TD Banknorth, is often called simply the Garden, or the traditional Boston Garden and formerly known as the FleetCenter and the Shawmut Center, is a sports arena in the North End neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... HSBC Arena HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors, Queen City, City of Light Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ... The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 21 June 1997. ... The Mellon Arena (known as Pittsburgh Civic Arena from 1961-1999, also informally known as The Igloo) is an indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The 1996 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Kiel Arena in St. ... Scottrade Center Scottrade Center (formerly Kiel Center and Savvis Center) is an arena located in downtown St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Round 1 See also List of NHL players List of NHL Draft Busts List of NHL Draft Steals ... Rexall Place (formerly known as the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre) is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... The NHL entry draft occurs during the off season and consists of amateur players being selected for national teams. ... The Hartford Civic Center Coliseum is an indoor arena in Hartford, Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisée de Québec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... Colisée Pepsi (formerly the Colisée de Québec) is an indoor arena in Quebec City, Quebec. ... Motto: « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Québec Official logo Provincial region Province Country Capitale-Nationale Québec Canada Gentilé Québécois, Québécoise Mayor Jean-Paul LAllier 1989-Dec. ... The 1992 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 20th at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (also known as The Aud) is an indoor arena in downtown Buffalo, New York. ... B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ... The 1989 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota . ... Met Center The Metropolitan Sports Center (also known as the Met Center) was an indoor arena that formerly stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... The 1986 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 21st, at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... The first draft outside of Montreal. ... Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. ... The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Queen Elizabeth Hotel, with Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in the foreground Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, commonly called The Queen Elizabeth Hotel (Le Reine Elizabeth), is a grand hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1978 NHL Amateur Draft occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec on June 15, 1978. ... The 1977 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1976 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1975 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1974 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. ... 1973 DRAFT HISTORY The 11th NHL Amateur Draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15th, 1973 at Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. ... The 1972 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1971 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1970 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1969 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1968 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1967 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1966 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1965 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1964 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1963 NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

NHL Draft Busts and Steals

The NHL draft is often unpredictable in terms of what a draft pick will achieve as a professional. It is impossible to predict with absolute certainty how successful a young player will be in the NHL, and many factors weigh on a player's development. Determining a young player's potential is not an exact science: scouts and managers can misevaluate talent or young players can simply fail to reach their potential. Some players are heralded as the next Mario Lemieux and selected with an early pick only to end up a career minor leaguer. Such players are considered draft "busts". Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montréal, Québec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ...


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Likewise, a prospect that had been shrugged off by scouts as not having an impact in the NHL ends up having a fruitful or outstanding career in the league. In this case, a player is considered to be a draft "steal". 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Pavel Brendl (born March 23, 1981 in Opocno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who was drafted fourth overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, U.S.A.. Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League, and are part of the group of teams referred... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Alexandre Volchkov (born September 25, 1977 in Moscow, Russia) is a retired Russian ice hockey player. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Jason Bonsignore (b. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... // Playing career Alexandre Daigle (born February 7, 1975 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Minnesota Wild. ... The Ottawa Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the NHL based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... We dont have an article called Pat Falloon Start this article Search for Pat Falloon in. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dave Chyzowski (born July 11, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who was selected second overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders after a stellar junior career with the Kamloops Blazers. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a city located on Long Island. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bryan Fogarty with the Quebec Nordiques in 1991 Bryan Fogarty (Born June 11, 1969 in Montreal, Quebec - Died March 6, 2002 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) was an ice hockey defenseman who played for the Quebec Nordiques, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens. ... The Quebec Nordiques (pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Lawton (born June 29, 1965 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a former professional ice hockey player who was drafted number one overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gordon Glen Kluzak (Born March 4, 1964 in Climax, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired NHL defenseman who played his entire career for the Boston Bruins. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Doug Wickenheiser (March 30, 1961 - January 12, 1999) was a Canadian hockey player. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Barry Dean (born February 26, 1955 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted number two overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by the Kansas City Scouts. ... The Kansas City Scouts was an ice hockey franchise that played in the National Hockey League from 1974-1976 out of Kansas City, Missouri. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Greg James Joly (born May 30, 1954 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted number one overall in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft by the Washington Capitals from the Regina Pats. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


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There are no set criteria for labeling a player a bust or a steal, so the terminology is subjective by definition. Most of the time, players are termed busts if they are selected early in the draft and never make it as an NHL player, and players are considered steals if they are taken in the later rounds and become a top NHL pro. However, the terms can also be used more loosely: any player who fails to live up to expectations could be called a bust, and any player who outperforms those who were taken ahead of him could be called a steal. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Martin St. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Tomas Kaberle Tomáš Kaberle (born March 2, 1978 in Rakovnik, Czechoslovakia) is a defenceman for the NHLs Toronto Maple Leafs. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Ottawa Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the NHL based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin (Russian Николай Иванович Хабибулин; born January 13, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia), nicknamed the Bulin Wall, is a goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks. ... The Winnipeg Jets were an ice hockey franchise that existed in both the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Bondra, #12 (#10 while with the Ottawa Senators in the 2003-2004 NHL season) was born on February 7, 1968 in Luck in the U.S.S.R., now in Ukraine. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: Павел Владимирович Буре) (The Russian Rocket) (born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR (now Moscow, Russia)) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theoren Wallace Fleury (born June 29, 1968 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the British Elite Ice Hockey League who had a very successful but troubled career in the National Hockey League. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Luc Robitaille playing for the Los Angeles Kings on December 21, 2005 Lucky Luc Robitaille (born February 17, 1966 in Montréal, Québec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Douglas Robert Gilmour (born June 25, 1963 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. ... The St. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Dino Ciccarelli (born on 8 February 1960 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Steve Larmer (born June 16, 1961 in Peterborough, Ontario) was Canadian ice hockey forward. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Draft Oddities

In the 1974 entry draft, Buffalo Sabres General Manager Punch Imlach deliberately selected an imaginary Japanese center, Taro Tsujimoto, supposedly of the Tokyo Katanas of the Japanese Ice Hockey League, in the 11th round (183rd overall). Only after weeks had passed did the league discover that Tsujimoto did not in fact exist. Imlach later revealed that he had played the prank because of his frustration with the excessive tedium and length of that year's draft proceedings. Today, the league officially records the 183rd selection of the 1974 entry draft as an "invalid claim". The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... George Punch Imlach (Born: March 15, 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Died: December 1, 1987), is a former NHL coach and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Taro Tsujimoto is an imaginary player that was legally drafted by the National Hockey Leagues Buffalo Sabres in the 11th round of the 1974 NHL Entry Draft. ...


Player Numbers By League Summary

Below is a chart showing where players have been drafted from by year. The leagues represented are the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, United States Colleges, United States High Schools, International players. Those player listed under Other do not fit any of the other listed categories. International players who were playing for teams in North American leagues are listed in the chart as being drafted from their respective league rather than being listed as international. [1] A typical OHL hockey game. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...

Year OHL WHL QMJHL NCAA USHS Int'l Other
2006 29 24 25 22 18 63 35
2005 43 43 23 13 18 50 40
2004 42 44 27 28 18 88 44
2003 44 41 38 23 10 93 43
2002 35 43 23 41 6 110 32
2001 41 45 26 24 8 119 26
2000 39 41 21 35 7 123 27
1999 52 40 20 36 9 94 21
1998 50 44 41 27 7 75 14
1997 52 63 19 26 4 63 19
1996 51 54 31 25 6 58 16
1995 54 55 35 5 2 69 14
1994 45 66 28 6 28 80 33
1993 60 44 23 17 33 78 31
1992 57 45 22 9 25 84 22
1991 43 40 25 43 37 55 21
1990 39 33 14 38 57 53 16
1989 39 44 16 48 47 38 20
1988 32 30 22 48 56 39 25
1987 32 36 17 40 69 38 20
1986 66 32 22 22 40 28 42
1985 59 47 15 20 48 31 31
1984 55 37 16 22 44 40 36
1983 57 41 24 14 35 34 37
1982 60 55 17 20 47 35 18
1981 59 37 28 21 17 32 17
1980 73 41 24 42 7 13 10
1979 48 37 19 15 - 6 1
1978 59 48 22 73 - 16 16
1977 42 44 40 49 - 5 5
1976 47 33 18 26 - 8 3
1975 55 57 28 59 - 6 12
1974 69 66 40 41 - 6 25
1973 56 49 24 25 - - 14
1972 46 44 30 21 - - 11
1971 41 28 13 22 - - 13
1970 51 22 13 16 - - 13
1969 36 20 11 7 - 1 9
Total 1858 1614 900 1069 703 1731 832
Total Players Drafted (1969-2006): 8,727

Player Numbers By Team

This is a ranking of the minor teams who have provided the most players to the NHL as of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


Rank - Team, League - Players

  1. Peterborough Petes, OHL - 161
  2. Oshawa Generals, OHL - 144
  3. London Knights, OHL - 137
  4. Kitchener Rangers, OHL - 136
  5. Ottawa 67's, OHL - 131
  6. Sudbury Wolves, OHL - 106
  7. Saskatoon Blades, WHL - 105
  8. Regina Pats, WHL - 104
  9. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL - 104
  10. Kamloops Blazers, WHL - 104
  11. Portland Winter Hawks, WHL - 103
  12. Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL - 101
  13. Toronto Marlboros, OHL - 97 (defunct)
  14. Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL - 96
  15. Kingston Frontenacs, OHL - 94
  16. Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL - 90
  17. Lethbridge Hurricanes, WHL - 85
  18. Prince Albert Raiders, WHL - 80
  19. Windsor Spitfires, OHL - 74
  20. Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL - 73
  21. Niagara Falls Thunder, OHL - 72 (defunct)
  22. Gatineau/Hull Olympiques, QMJHL - 71
  23. Victoria Cougars, WHL - 70 (defunct)
  24. University of Minnesota, NCAA - 67
  25. Calgary Wranglers, WHL - 66 (defunct)
  26. Guelph Storm, OHL - 66
  27. University of Michigan, NCAA - 65
  28. Sherbrooke Castors, QMJHL - 63 (defunct)
  29. Hamilton Steelhawks, OHL - 62 (defunct)
  30. New Westminster Bruins, WHL - 62 (defunct)
  31. CSKA Moscow, Russia - 60
  32. Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL - 57
  33. Spokane Chiefs, WHL - 57
  34. North Bay Centennials, OHL - 56 (defunct)
  35. Swift Current Broncos, WHL - 56
  36. Belleville Bulls, OHL - 55
  37. Laval Titan, QMJHL - 54 (defunct)
  38. Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL - 53
  39. Hamilton Fincups, OHA - 52 (defunct)
  40. Tri-City Americans, WHL - 51
  41. Plymouth Whalers, OHL - 51
  42. Chicoutimi Saguenéens, QMJHL - 51
  43. Boston University, NCAA - 50
  44. Michigan State, NCAA - 47
  45. Quebec Remparts, QMJHL - 47
  46. Trois-Rivières Draveurs, QMJHL - 47 (defunct)
  47. Michigan Tech, NCAA - 46
  48. Cornwall Royals, QMJHL - 45 (defunct)
  49. HC Dynamo Moscow, Russia - 45
  50. Yale University, NCAA - 43
  51. University of Denver, NCAA - 43
  52. University of Wisconsin, NCAA - 41
  53. Red Deer Rebels, WHL - 40
  54. University of North Dakota, NCAA - 39
  55. Flin Flon Bombers, WCHL - 39 (defunct)
  56. Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL), WCHL - 38 (defunct)
  57. Cornwall Royals, OHL - 37 (defunct)
  58. Djurgårdens IF, Sweden - 37
  59. Boston College, NCAA - 36
  60. Frölunda HC, Sweden - 36
  61. MODO Hockey, Sweden - 35
  62. HIFK Helsinki, Finland - 35
  63. Providence College, NCAA - 34
  64. Winnipeg Warriors, WHL - 34 (defunct)
  65. TPS Turku, Finland - 34
  66. Jokerit, Finland - 34
  67. Harvard University, NCAA - 34
  68. Cornell University, NCAA - 34
  69. HC Chemopetrol, Czech Extraliga - 33
  70. Färjestads BK, Sweden - 32
  71. Clarkson University, NCAA - 32
  72. Montreal Junior Canadiens, QMJHL - 32 (defunct)
  73. University of Colorado, NCAA - 32
  74. Ilves, Finland - 31
  75. University of New Hampshire, NCAA - 31
  76. Krylja Sovetov, Russia - 31
  77. Granby Prédateurs, QMJHL - 30 (defunct)
  78. Victoriaville Tigres, QMJHL - 30
  79. University of Notre Dame, NCAA - 30

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City: Portland, Oregon League: Western Hockey League Conference: Western Division: U.S. Founded: 1976-77 Home Arena: Rose Garden Arena & Memorial Coliseum Colours: red, white and black Head Coach: Mike Williamson General Manager: Ken Hodge The Portland Winter Hawks are members of the Western Hockey League, the highest level of... The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who play out of Medicine Hat, Alberta. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario Hockey League ... The Brandon Wheat Kings are a Canadian ice hockey team based in Brandon, Manitoba. ... Frontenacs pre-game skate at home. ... The Seattle Thunderbirds is an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... Action during a playoff game against the Calgary Hitmen at the Pengrowth Saddledome The Lethbridge Hurricanes are a junior ice hockey team in the Eastern Conference (Central Division) of the Western Hockey League in Lethbridge, Alberta. ... The Prince Albert Raiders play out of East Division in the Eastern Conference of the Western Hockey League and have been in the league since the 1982-83 season. ... The Windsor Spitfires are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Shawinigan Cataractes are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... Hull Olympiques logo The Gatineau Olympiques are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League out of Gatineau, Quebec. ... City: Victoria, British Columbia Existence: 1971-1994 Home Arena: Victoria Memorial Arena League Western Hockey League Colours Blue, Red, Gold & White The Victoria Cougars were a major junior ice hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia that played in the Western Hockey League between 1971 and 1994. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... City: Lethbridge, Alberta League: Western Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: Central Founded: 1987-88 Home Arena: ENMAX Centre Colours: dark blue, white, burgundy and silver Head Coach: Michael Dyck General Manager: Roy Stasiuk Action during a playoff game against the Calgary Hitmen at the Pengrowth Saddledome The Lethbridge Hurricanes are... The Guelph Storm is an OHL team based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM or U of M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sherbrooke Castors (sometimes Sherbrooke Beavers) were the name of two different teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League: Sherbrooke Castors (1969-1982) moved to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec in 1982 then to Rimouski, Quebec in 1995. ... The Hamilton Steelhawks were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League from 1984 to 1988. ... The Kamloops Blazers are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club. ... HC CSKA Moscow (Central Sports Army Club Moscow, Russian: ХК ЦСКА Москва) is a Russian ice hockey club, often referred to as Red Army for its past affiliation with the Soviet Army. ... The Moose Jaw Warriors are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League which are based out of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... The Spokane Chiefs are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League based out of Spokane, Washington. ... The Saginaw Spirit are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Swift Current Broncos are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club, founded in 1967. ... City: Belleville, Ontario League: Ontario Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: East Founded: February 2, 1981 Home Arena: Belleville Yardmen Arena Colours: Black, Red, Gold & White Head Coach: George Burnett General Manager: George Burnett Belleville Bulls in action at home versus Oshawa Generals. ... The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Drummondville Voltigeurs are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Erie Otters are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... The Tri-City Americans are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League, based in Kennewick, Washington. ... The Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit line up for a faceoff at the Compuware Sports Arena. ... The Chicoutimi Saguenéens are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ... The Quebec Remparts are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Lewiston MAINEiacs are a major junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... Michigan Technological University is an institution of higher learning with its main campus in Houghton, Michigan, with a building in Hancock. ... The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... HC Dynamo Moscow (ru: Динамо Москва) is a Russian professional ice hockey club based in Moscow. ... Yale redirects here. ... The University of Denver (DU) is an independent, coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... City: Red Deer, Alberta League: Western Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: Central Founded: 1992-93 Home Arena: ENMAX Centrium Colours: red, black, white and silver Head Coach: Brent Sutter General Manager: Brent Sutter Original Rebels Skate logo, used 1992-1997 The Red Deer Rebels are a Western Hockey League junior... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Founded in 1883, it is the largest and oldest such institution in the state of North Dakota. ... The Flin Flon Bombers are a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) team based in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... This article refers to the original Oil Kings franchises that existed until 1978. ... The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. ... The club logo DjurgÃ¥rdens IF is a Swedish sports club located in Stockholm with several sections. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Frölunda Indians HC, formerly Västra Frölunda HC, is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Gothenburg. ... MODO Hockey is an ice hockey team in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. ... HIFK is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. ... Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the states capital city. ... City: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan League: Western Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: East Founded: 1984-85 Home Arena: Moose Jaw Civic Centre Colours: red, silver and black Head Coach: Steve Young General Manager: Chad Lang The Moose Jaw Warriors are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League which... TPS is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. ... Jokerit are an ice hockey team in the Finnish SM-liiga. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Cornell redirects here. ... HC Chemopetrol Litvínov is an ice hockey team in the Czech Extraliga. ... The Czech Extraliga is the highest-level ice hockey league in the Czech Republic. ... Färjestads BK (often referred to as FBK or Färjestad) is a Swedish professional ice hockey team, and one of the most successful teams in Swedish hockey. ... Safety School Clarkson University, formerly Clarkson College of Technology, is a private university located in Potsdam of St. ... The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The University of Colorado (CU) System consists of five campuses: University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Colorado Springs University of Colorado at Denver University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Fitzsimons campus of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, scheduled to open in 2007 in Aurora, Colorado... Ilves are a Finnish ice hockey team playing in SM-liiga based at Tampereen jäähalli (capacity 8070), Tampere. ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ... The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Victoriaville Tigres are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of and actually connecting to South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three North American Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues for players of 15 to 20 years of age. ...


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