Canadian teams in the draft
As part of a package that ran in Saturday's paper, I put together a few charts on the Canadian teams' performance in the NHL draft the past 20 years. For the sake of further discussion, here's a quick look:
|Teams||Drfts||Total pks||Picks per drft||Avg. pk pos.||1st-rnd pks||1st-rnd pks per drft||Avg. 1st rnd pk||Top 10 pks||Top 20 pks|
|* Senators entered in 1992|
This next one, meanwhile, was a look at the teams' successful post-first-round picks in that same time frame, where it seems like the Habs have fared the best:
Dixon Ward (128th), Pavel Bure (113th), Gino Odjick (86th), Mike Peca (40th), Adrian Aucoin (117th), Scott Walker (124th), Dave Scatchard (42nd), Peter Schaefer (66th), Brent Sopel (144th), Matt Cooke (144th), Jarkko Ruutu (68th), Kevin Bieksa (151st), Alex Edler (91st)
Theo Fleury (166th), Robert Reichel (70th), Sandy McCarthy (52nd), Robert Svehla (78th), Jonas Hoglund (222nd), German Titov (252nd), Chris Clark (77th), Nils Ekman (107th), Steve Begin (40th), Toni Lydman (89th), Blair Betts (33rd), Kurtis Foster (40th), Jarret Stoll (46th), Travis Moen (155th), David Moss (220nd)
Geoff Smith (63rd), Shjon Podein (166th), Josef Beranek (78th), Kirk Maltby (65th), David Vyborny (33rd), Miroslav Satan (111th), Georges Laraque (31st), Tom Poti (59th), Fernando Pisani (195th), Jason Chimera (121st), Shawn Horcoff (99th), Mike Comrie (91st), Matt Lombardi (215th), Jarret Stoll (36th), Matt Greene (44th)
Felix Potvin (31st), Yanic Perreault (47th), Fredrik Modin (64th), Sergei Berezin (256th), Danny Markov (223rd), Tomas Kaberle (204th), Alexei Ponikarovsky (87th), Mikael Tellqvist (70th), Kyle Wellwood (134th), Matt Stajan (57th), Ian White (191st)
Pavol Demitra (227th), Daniel Alfredsson (133rd), Andreas Dackell (136th), Magnus Arvedson (119th), Karel Rachunek (229th), Mike Fisher (44th), Chris Neil (161st), Chris Kelly (94th), Antoine Vermette (55th), Greg Zanon (156th), Ray Emery (99th), Christoph Schubert (127th), Brooks Laich (193rd)
John LeClair (33rd), Eric Desjardins (38th), Mathieu Schneider (44th), Patrice Brisebois (30th), Craig Conroy (123rd), Brian Savage (171st), Valeri Bure (33rd), Craig Rivet (68th), Darcy Tucker (151st), Jose Theodore (44th), Tomas Vokoun (226th), Mathieu Garon (44th), Arron Asham (71st), Mike Ribeiro (45th), Andrei Markov (162nd), Michael Ryder (216th), Tomas Plekanec (71st), Mark Streit (262nd), Guillaume Latendresse (45th)
The Leafs get hammered pretty good in the Globe piece, but as a long-time follower of the Canucks, I know the long-form version of the story behind that team's drafting woes (Jason Herter anyone?).
I hope this is all relatively legible; I didn't have the heart to rework all of the data from what I put together earlier so this is a straight cut-and-paste.