Finding Mr. Irrelevant
Paul Hunter has a great story in today's Toronto Star that hunts down and talks about players who were the very last pick in the NHL's entry draft over the years. Here's Darren Gani, the last overall pick in 1984:
"I was never ashamed or embarrassed about being the last pick, that's for sure. I got to go to a couple of camps and you never forget that first skate when you're out on the ice, you look beside you and there's Jari Kurri firing some pucks or Grant Fuhr is setting the puck up behind the net as you go for breakout. Those things are, as an 18-year-old, pretty amazing."