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03-18-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick Rypien Farts View Post
Nice to see a 3rd-rounder doing well. Haven't had too many in the 3rd-round help us in the past..

Maybe Hagman, Ward, Kvasha, Dadonov, Campbell.. Actually, they all turned out to be average to below average NHLers.

*Campbell's a good role guy.. Hagman had some decent years.
Keep in mind though, that there aren't that many 3rd rounders that end up as NHLers. I mean currently, the list since the 2005 lockout is this:

Year Team Pick # Player Name
2005 PIT 1 Kris Letang
2005 CBJ 6 Kris Russell
2005 LAK 11 Jonathan Quick
2005 NSH 18 Cody Franson
2005 STL 24 Ben Bishop
2005 BUF 26 Marc-Andre Gragnani
2006 MTL 3 Ryan White
2006 BOS 8 Brad Marchand
2006 MIN 9 Cal Clutterbuck
2006 EDM 12 Theo Peckham
2006 CBJ 22 Tommy Sestito
2007 MTL 12 Yannick Weber
2007 TB 16 Alex Killorn
2008 PHI 6 Marc-Andre Bourdon
2008 OTT 18 Zack Smith
2008 NJ 21 Adam Henrique
2009 COL 3 Tyson Barrie
2009 WSH 24 Cody Eakin
That's 18 players in 5 years and there was 150 players selected in that time frame. So that equates to about 12% of the players selected in the 3rd round could turn out to be NHLers. The plus side for us is we selected 4 players in that 3rd round in 2011 so that should improve our chances of landing at least 1 true NHLer from that round, whether thats Trocheck or not.
Originally Posted by Gudbranson4Prez View Post
He's already signed I think... Pretty sure when season is done he'll go to San Antonio.

I may actually be confusing him with McFarland.
Nope you're right, he's already signed. But that really doesnt have any bearing on him going to San Antonio. Keep in mind, when a player is sent back to juniors like Trocheck, his contract slides 1 yr so it doesnt count against us for the 50 contract rule. Trocheck will just sign an ATO (amateur tryout offer) to play with San Antonio once his season is done. I think Petrovic did the same thing last yr (he was already signed IIRC prior to last season).

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