Thread: Prospect Info: Last pick, #188 is....Louie Nanne
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06-24-2012, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by State of Hockey View Post
That fact right there is why it's not something to scoff at. There's very little difference between a 3rd rounder and a 7th rounder. You have to take the business seriously. With this pick the organization didn't. It's a cheap PR stunt.
We've addressed this already. A 3rd round pick is worth more than 5 times as much as a 7th round pick (round average for 3rd is approximately 15% for a 7th is about 3%). Furthermore, when rounds are broken into thirds instead of being taken as all 30, the rate in the top third of each round (excluding the first and seventh) approximately doubles. Meaning a pick taken in the first third of the third round has approximately a 25% to 30% chance of having an NHL career while a pick in the 7th still has a 3% chance.

To put that in perspective for you, in 33 years of drafting in the 7th round, you would on average draft 1 player who has an NHL career.

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