Thread: Prospect Info: The 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-15-2013, 05:19 AM
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Sidenote, looking in the first round, a good number of Swedes drafted in the NHL have turned out to be legit allstars, or have a pretty good chance of becoming one.

2007
Mikael Backlund

2008
Karlsson
Gustafsson
Mattias Tedenby

2009
Victor Hedman
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson
David Rundblad
Jacob Josefson
Tim Erixon
Marcus Johansson


2010
None

2011
Gabriel Landeskog
Adam Larsson
Jonas Brodin
Oscar Klefbom
Rickard Rakell


Already shown tons of promise in the NHL are the bolded (Karlsson, Landeskog, OEL, Hedman, Larsson, Brodin), and players with the potential to be high impact players like Rakell, Klefbom, and Erixon.

Then theres a bunch of passable 2nd tier players, Backlund, Tedenby, MPS, Josefson, Johansson who are still young and have room to grow.

The only bust was Gustafsson, and really the only other one so far the only other possible one is Rundblad (He still has a lot of time though).

I just found that pretty interesting. If you count the 2012 draft, Lindholm and Forsberg both moved up in the post-draft rankings.

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