Thread: Prospect Info: The 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-23-2013, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by shadow1 View Post
The only defensemen drafted 1st overall in the past 30 drafts were Roman Hamrlik, Ed Jovanovski, Bryan Berard, Chris Phillips, and Erik Johnson.

Hamrlik, Jovanovski, and Phillips have all played 1,000+ games in their NHL careers (and counting). Berard's career was marred by a major eye injury. The jury is still out on Johnson.

Of course, none of this has any impact on the upcoming draft. A team is just as likely to draft the next Denis Potvin as they are the next Bryan Berard.
Those guys are all 'good' defenders but their not exactly Weber, Chara, Karlsson, Suter, Letang, Bourque, and Blakes either...

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