A look at past drafts

Ryan Ma



With the 2008 NHL entry draft just a few weeks away we can look back to the past to see which areas of past NHL entry drafts were typically strong and you’ll be certainly be surprised to see which areas have been shockingly weak.


Below is a list of players drafted according to draft position since the 1993 NHL entry draft along with some of my picks as to who were the steals of the drafts. 



1st Overall

93- Alexander Daigle

94- Ed Jovanovski

95- Bryan Berard

96- Chris Philips

97- Joe Thornton

98- Vinny Lecavalier

99- Pat Stefan

00- Rick DiPietro

01- Ilya Kovalchuk

02- Rick Nash

03- M.A. Fleury

04- Alex Ovechkin

05- Sidney Crosby

06- Erik Johnson

07- Patrick Kane

2nd Overall

93- Chris Pronger

94- Oleg Tverdovsky

95- Wade Redden

96- Andrei Zyuzin

97- Patrick Marleau

98- David Legwand

99- Daniel Sedin

00- Dany Heatley

01- Jason Spezza

02- Kari Lehtonen

03- Eric Staal

04- Evgeni Malkin