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05-14-2013, 08:25 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Krupp was a Buffalo pick, and Budaj and Svatos were drafted out of the CHL. Svatos played in the dub and Budaj the OHL.
Adding more to the idea that the Avs never scout outside of North America.
Went back and looked at their picks out of curiosity, and going back to the 2003 draft, they've only drafted 10 guys that weren't North American. Two of which (Landy and Svagrovsky) were drafted out of the CHL.
2011 - Gabe Landeskog - Sweden (OHL) - 1st
2011 - Joachim Nermark - Sweden -4th
2010 - Sami Aittokallio - Finland - 4th
2008 - Jonas Holøs - Norway - 6th
2007 - Johan Alcén - Sweden - 7th
2007 - Jens Hellgren - Sweden - 6th
2004 - Richard Demén-Willaume - Sweden - 5th
2004 - Denis Parshin - Russia - 3rd
2003 - Linus Videll - Sweden - 7th
2003 - David Švagrovský - Czech (WHL) - 4th
Pretty much exclusively from Sweden, and almost never before the 4th round, with Landy, and Parshin being the only ones.
Compared to the 8 players scouted outside of NA, they've taken 65 North American players in that time. 39 Canadian and 26 from the US.
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