To get drafted at all is an accomplishment. He must have been a damn good player.
I always get annoyed when people refer to AHLers or 4th liners as scrubs. To me, to get paid to play professional hockey.... any one of us would love to be their shoes.
As someone who was serious about playing the game growing up and didn't come close to getting drafted, I COMPLETELY AGREE. It's a major accomplishment. If I had ever got a draft letter (assuming there is such a thing) it would be framed and kept among my most cherished possessions.