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11-10-2008, 02:57 PM
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TSN looks at Sharks prospect development

TSN's Shane Malloy looks at Sharks development of prospects based on the 1997+ drafts.

One scout: "It has been their 1st round successes from 1994 to 2003 that has made a huge difference where 10 out those 12 players are in the NHL and the other is a rookie in the AHL and other organizations usually average a 50% success rate on first rounders".

And talking about after-first-round draft picks: "They continually find players with attributes to play the pro game, but they generally are patient with their development as well which makes just as much difference as finding them".

7yrs - 54 draft picks - 17 NHL Players (minimum # games played based on draft year) = 31.5% success rate

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