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Maidens was supposed to be a first rounder, but suffered a bad injury in his draft year that caused him to fall to the third round.
Also Vilkstrand performed very well for Sweden at the Sweden WJC camp this summer.
With the universal (to this thread) caveat that it's way too early to tell... Daniel Zaar (CBJ 6th rounder) looked very, very promising in developmental camp. He already looked like a sniper-to be, and kinda caught the attention of, well, pretty much everybody here.
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This is going to turn into mostly a mix of "my teams prospects" or high profile prospects who fell for reasons that are probably going to be clear in 5 years when those players are either in the AHL, Europe, or out of hockey completely.
I'll go with the former. Gemel Smith (4) and Brandon Troock (5) look like solid picks with good upside to be NHLers.
Lots of goalies. Thomas and Vokoun were both 9th round picks, when that was a round that existed. Miller was a 5th round pick in 1999.
Sooo, I suspect at least a couple of the 4th-7th round goalies will end up in the NHL, possibly with good careers as starters.
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Daniil Zharkov (if he can translate his skills into production
Nick Ebert (despite his plummet was surprised to see him drafted last)
All possible candidates to develop into steals in my opinion