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05-12-2012, 12:30 AM
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OT: Players Being Drafted By Their Favorite Team or Hometown Boy

What are some notable examples?

Ones I can think of is Matt Duchene being drafted by the Avalanche after growing up a big Avs fan, Drew Doughty being drafted by the Kings. For hometown boy it would be Zac Larraza being drafted by Phoenix.

Any good/notable players?


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Most Quebecois players drafted by the Habs since the Nordiques left town?

It's also ended poorly in most cases.

Subban grew up a Habs fan though!

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Chicago Blackhawks

1983 - #123, Mark LaVarre (Evanston, IL)
1984 - #3, Eddie Olczyk (Chicago, IL)
1984 - #235, Dan Williams (Oak Park, IL)
1986 - #35, Mark Kurzawski (Chicago, IL)
2001 - #73, Craig Anderson (Park Ridge, IL)
2007 - #38, Billy Sweatt (Elburn, IL)
2009 - #195, Paul Phillips (Darien, IL)
2011 - #199, Alex Broadhurst (New Lenox, IL)


edit: Rush fans, delight in my post count!


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the leafs took two hometown boys in the 1st rnd of the 2011 draft, tyler biggs and stuart percy, both look promising

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Louis Leblanc was probably the last one of note.

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Chicago Blackhawks

1983 - #123, Mark LaVarre (Evanston, IL)
1984 - #3 Eddie Olczyk (Chicago, IL)
2007 - #38, Billy Sweatt (Elburn, IL)
2001 - #73, Craig Anderson (Park Ridge, IL)
2011 - #199, Alex Broadhurst (New Lenox, IL)


edit: Rush fans, delight in my post count!
Don't forget my homeboy Paul Phillips from Darien.

EDIT: But he's a Chicago Mission kid so... He's a little different.


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Quite possibly every European player (swedish to be exact) drafted by Detroit

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Mark McNeill is a lifelong Blackhawks fan.

I think I read somewhere Ludvig Bystrom is one too. We'll see if the Hawks draft him this year.

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Every canuck draft pick, because everybody loves the canucks...

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Mario Lucia and Nick Seeler with the Wild last year.

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Emerson Etem? Hes from california and got drafted by the ducks

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Subban grew up a Habs fan
Leblanc as well.

otherwise I'm not sure for the Habs.

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Silfverberg was a Sens fan, according to his draft profile before the draft.

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Emerson Etem? Hes from california and got drafted by the ducks
Etem lived closer to Anaheim but grew up cheering for the Kings.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun...spect-20100622

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"I want to set a good example," said Etem, a Kings fan who has been mentored by Kings winger Wayne Simmonds, one of the few black players in the NHL. "It doesn't matter where you're from. Just keep focused and work hard.… You can achieve anything."

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Every canuck draft pick, because everybody loves the canucks...
While we're talking about the Canucks...

Mason Raymond, a Flames fan, was drafted by the Canucks.

Milan Lucic grew up blocks away from the Pacific Coliseum and would later play there before having to defeat its former occupants, as we know.

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Yeah, there's a video of the Biggs houshold watching the draft. They all flipped out when Toronto took him. Grew up a Leafs fan, played in Toronto for a while, has lots of family in the area.

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Drew Doughty was a Devils fan.

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Nate Prosser and Nick Leddy for the Wild.

Although, Leddy was later traded.

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Zac Larraza. Grew up in Phoenix and was drafted by the Yotes last year.

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Mark Borowiecki for the Sens. Grew up 5 minutes away from Scotiabank place and his draft was held there (2008). Didn't think he would get drafted so he stayed home and watched on t.v. When the Sens took him in the 5th round he drove down to the rink to do some interviews.

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Justin Abdelkader. Grew up in Muskegon, MI. Played for Michigan St., got drafted by Detroit, then played in Grand Rapids and Detroit.

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