It is no secret that Doug Wilson makes a lot of his draft picks based on the advice of Kilrea. Making the assumption that all his Ottawa 67 picks were based off Kilrea's rec; how does the end result look like? If the assumption is wrong, let me know! Let me know about any other picks made using Kilrea's rec. (Hamilton, for example).
So this list, from my memory, would be:
Assuminng based on playing for Ottawa:
Based on other rumors:
I want to say Torrey Mitchell as well, but that's probably false.
Too concentrated with one org. It may be significant of a lack of other scouting contacts for the Sharks org.
He has a rep for being a taskmaster. However during an interview, he indicated that he had rules but would wink at them under certain circumstances. Two Kilrea NHL graduates, Boynton and Bell, had significant issues after arriving in the NHL and never got close to their projections.
As far as history goes, the 67s are not a premier org for graduating NHL top end talent. They have had their moments. Potvin, Wilson, etc. The 90s were a signficant decline relative to other junior teams.
Other teams have junior associations. The Plymouth Whalers and Canes come to mind. In fact, same ownership for both teams. The Canes track record with Whaler graduates is pathetic.
The OHL teams with the stronger track records tend to be more immediate to the Toronto area. And the track records don't necessarily mean that it is their own development. Part of it is their own scouting and connections and part is the ability to acquire players through their financial strength. The NHL scouts in effect are feeding of the scouting systems and connections of the junior teams.
Lastly, an effect that is often seen with both coaches and teachers is that some play off their empathy with the players. As they age, they lose touch with the ability to relate to the incoming generation and mold them.