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03-30-2009, 02:16 PM
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Since 1990, here are the French Canadians (from Quebec) that we've drafted:

2008: No French Canadian
2007: Olivier Fortier (3rd round)
2006: Mathieu Carle (2nd round)
2005: Guillaume Latendresse (2nd round), Mathieu Aubin (5th round) and Philippe Paquet (7th round)
2004: Loic Lacasse (6th round) and Alexandre Dulac-Lemelin (9th round)
2003: Maxim Lapierre (2nd round) and Jimmy Bonneau (8th round)
2002: Michael Lambert (4th round) and Jonathan Ferland (7th round)
2001: No French Canadian
2000: Christian Larrivee (4th round) and Jonathan Gauthier (9th round)
1999: Marc-Andre Thinel (5th round) and Jerome Marois (9th round)
1998: Eric Chouinard (1st round), Mike Ribeiro (2nd round) and François Beauchemin (3rd round)
1997: No French Canadian
1996: Mathieu Garon (2nd round), Etienne Drapeau (4th round), Daneil Archambault (5th round) and Michel Tremblay (9th round)
1995: Jonathan Delisle (4th round), Stephane Robidas (7th round) and Eric Houde (9th round)
1994: Jose Theodore (2nd round), Martin Belanger (3rd round) and Jimmy Drolet (5th round)
1993: Sebastien Bordeleau (3rd round) and J-F Houle (4th round)
1992: Louis Bernard (4th round) and Christian Proulx (7th round)
1991: Yves Sarault (3rd round) and Sylvain Lapointe (4th round)
1990: Charles Poulin (3rd round), Rober Guillet (3rd round) and Gilbert Dionne (4th round)

Hindsight being 20-20, more alarming is to see who we passed on over the years, in many cases for players that never made the NHL:

Karl Dykhuis, Martin Brodeur, Felix Potvin, Gino Odjick, Yanic Perreault, Joel Bouchard, Ian Laperriere, Eric Daze, Patrick Lalime, Mathieu Dandenault, Andre Roy, Serge Aubin, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Martin Biron, Denis Gauthier, Marc Denis, Georges Laraque, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Yannick Tremblay, Daniel Briere, Steve Begin, Eric Belanger, Antoine Vermette, Michel Ouellet, Matthew Lombardi, Pascal Leclaire, Jason Pominville, Stephane Veilleux, Maxime Talbot, Steve Bernier, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Patrice Bergeron, Alexandre Picard, Bruno Gervais, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Kristopher Letang, Claude Giroux... and that's not even taking into consideration other francophones from Ottawa and/or the maritimes.

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