i had a coyotes beagm and I drafted a goalie named pavel arkhipov, the dude was 84 when i drafted him and he was a 95 at 30. He won like 11 or 12 vezinas in that span, so nearly one a every year. He was a beast, we only won the cup once though, made it to the finals 3 or 4 times.
Update on my friends franchise players Justin Perrault and Theo Terry. Perrault finished as a 93 overall, maxing out at 96 overall, while Terry finished and topped out at 95 overall.
Here are their career stats:
Perrault: 1491 games, 843 goals, 1373 points, 190 playoff points
Terry: 958 games, 427 goals, 840 points, 133 playoff points
Last edited by Orange Thunder: 03-24-2012 at 03:26 PM.
Like a few others have said so far, from the last two years it seems going back to the same area and player type a couple of times helps uncover potential franchise player prospects. The past 2 entry drafts in a row using methods for scouting mentioned in here has generated 2 franchise players.
I would have thought a 5'11 189 lbs player would be an OFD.
He's a DFD 85 C- B B, but in the middle of the season he's an 87 OVR, 41 points in 67 games. Huge slapshot and leads league in hits.
2nd OVR was a STD G 72 A B B
3rd OVR was a SNP LW 83 B C- B
4th OVR was a DFD 80 B- B A
5th OVR was a PWF LW 73 B A- B
Very strong draft. I don't know what the other players in the draft are.
In year 2028 of my be a gm, and I got a upcomming franchise player.
Victor Sestito age 19, 6'4, 207lbs, Defense.
Just into the pre-season so will update, later after the season with his stats, hoping I get the first overall pick, just had to move a few people in the off season, and got 2 first rounders from teams I feel will finish close to last.
So far I have seen probably 2 other franchise players in this Be a gm career I am doing, I remember one being a center, can't remember what the other one was.
In my last be a gm I do remember seeing a franchise goalie.
I'm in like the 33-34 season, and haven't seen one franchise player
Couple of good picks though, drafted a guy named Devin Dembski 1st overall one year, he was an 82 overall right after drafting him. Right wing sniper, I think he got up to about 92 overall.
Drafted Aaron Ekblad 2nd overall in 2014, guy got up to a 94 overall, Norris winner, team captain, everything.
Right now I have a guy I drafted 1st overall, Todd Button. Centre, power forward, got up to 94 overall I think.
Even with those 3 guys, no franchise players. Think I might have to start over and see if I can get one early.
On a side note, the Sens drafted a guy 8th overall in the 2012 draft (so I guess he's always there?) named Dominik Zib, he got up to 97 overall, making 14.5 million a season
I've tried the reset on Sept 17th, at least 10 times a year. Have played at different levels, played two 25 year seasons, and still have never seen a franchise player.
That's not to say I havent seen or had great players. In my last 25 year run, I had two centers who were almost identical about 7 years apart. Both won numerous Hart Trophies, etc. Topped out around 95.
Currently Im in 2018 and have two players who came out of nowhere. One, a goaltender I picked up in FA who was a 77 B player at 20. In 4 years he's still an A- (92) and is by far the best goaltender in the league. The second, a mammoth defenseman who I drafted in the 6th round, let sit two years, signed and after playing one year in the AHL, he jumped to an 87 B player. He was actually an A- when drafted, which I've never seen before so late in a draft.
On a side note, players change after the draft. For instance, I drafted Ryan Murray in the 2nd round of the 12 draft. Let him sit one year, signed him, let him play in AHL for three years. He went from being a drafted 72 C player to an 84 B- player with A- offensive upside.
Also, Im pretty sure it does have something to do with the level you're playing at. Just as if you're playing PRO/Medium compared to PRO/Hard, you will have different ratings of players after the draft. Instead of 74-78 players you get 65-72 players.
Update on a franchise D-Man I got in NHL 11, Lance Goehring. He is 88 overall, with B- C B- potential. Rookie year he was a tank, with 42 points, even though he is a DFD, and he's 6'6. Real excited for this kid to develop.
In last two drafts i have selected two first overalls, Jonas Paddock who is A- B B and Daniel Phaneuf who is A B B. Can you say are they franchise players? Both forwards. Both were 73 when drafted but after one season paddock is 80
Last edited by Rismus Rastulainen: 04-15-2012 at 02:51 AM.
Update on franchise winger Joshua Abid!
I was able to snag him 2nd overall, so I got 1st overall and picked a Hungarian center, Wayne Oulahen. He is 71 A A B-. Not bad.
Back to Abid, he is 85 C B- B-. Not great, but he'll get to 90+, so I'm happy.