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03-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by JureEe View Post
just one thing.. how did he stay until 11th on draft?.. still a mistery for me... but hey i am not complaining

anyway.. Win it tonight.. for Quick.. 5-3
He was the first player evwer from Slovenia.

Also, this was the first draft where the rules on the rights of Euro drafted players changed. Before 05, teams had their rights until the players was 31.

Anze was the first Euro taken in that draft at 11

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Sidney Crosby (Centre) Canada Pittsburgh Penguins
2 Bobby Ryan (Right Wing) United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
3 Jack Johnson (Defence) United States Carolina Hurricanes
4 Benoit Pouliot (Left Wing) Canada Minnesota Wild
5 Carey Price (Goaltender) Canada Montreal Canadiens
6 Gilbert Brule (Centre) Canada Columbus Blue Jackets
7 Jack Skille (Right Wing) United States Chicago Blackhawks
8 Devin Setoguchi (Right Wing) Canada San Jose Sharks
9 Brian Lee (Defence) United States Ottawa Senators
10 Luc Bourdon (Defence) Canada Vancouver Canucks
11 Anze Kopitar (Centre) Slovenia Los Angeles Kings

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