2014 NHL Draft Preview: Nylander tops Swedish draft class with European flavor
The trend in recent years that has seen the number of Swedish born and raised players chosen by NHL teams at the NHL Draft has continued to grow and serve as proof that the nation of Sweden is currently one ofthe top developers of hockey talent on the planet.
In 2011, Sweden saw an outstanding and record-setting 28 players taken, eight more than the year before. In 2012, another 22 were selected. In 2013, that number increased slightly as another 25 Swedes were taken. These numbers represented, in each case, the highest number of Europeans selected from any one country at the event.… read more