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05-17-2012, 07:22 AM
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17 Number One Overall Draft Picks active in the NHL

Has there ever been another year in league history with as many, or more?

Roman Hamrlik
Ed Jovanovski
Chris Phillips
Joe Thornton
Vincent Lecavalier
Rick DiPietro
Ilya Kovalchuk
Rick Nash
Marc-Andre Fleury
Alexander Ovechkin
Sidney Crosby
Erik Johnson
Patrick Kane
Steven Stamkos
John Tavares
Taylor Hall
Ryan-Nugent Hopkins

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05-17-2012, 07:27 AM
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Has there ever been another year in league history with as many, or more?
Probably. Number one picks are usually number one because they're really good at hockey.Most of the players in the NHL were picked at some number, so number one picks usually have a really good chance of being NHL regulars.

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Next year there'll probably be one more to the list cause I don't think anyone's retiring.

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Probably. Number one picks are usually number one because they're really good at hockey.Most of the players in the NHL were picked at some number, so number one picks usually have a really good chance of being NHL regulars.
probably not
MLB draft is a huge guessing game/takes so many years to make the show
NFL players don't have long enough careers
NBA is the only one potentially but I know they don't have as many now for sure.

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Next year there'll probably be one more to the list cause I don't think anyone's retiring.
would not be surprised if Hamrlik retired.

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The terms "DiPietro" and "active" do not belong anywhere near one another.

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Looks like 2003-04 had 18:

Fleury, Nash, Kovalchuk, DiPietro, Stefan, Lecavalier, Thornton, Phillips, Berard, Jovanovski, Daigle, Hamrlik, Lindros, Nolan, Sundin, Modano, Turgeon, Lemieux

Though Lemieux only played a few games...

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probably not
MLB draft is a huge guessing game/takes so many years to make the show
NFL players don't have long enough careers
NBA is the only one potentially but I know they don't have as many now for sure.
even though they still may be playing, there's so many busts/crappy picks at #1 or in the first couple of picks in the NBA draft. Example: Kwame Brown

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would not be surprised if Hamrlik retired.
He was money in the playoffs.

I'm sure he'll dog it next season though. Guy like him only has one thing on his mind.

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Looks like 2003-04 had 18:

Fleury, Nash, Kovalchuk, DiPietro, Stefan, Lecavalier, Thornton, Phillips, Berard, Jovanovski, Daigle, Hamrlik, Lindros, Nolan, Sundin, Modano, Turgeon, Lemieux

Though Lemieux only played a few games...
That's alright, so does Dipietro.

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Has there ever been another year in league history with as many, or more?

Roman Hamrlik 1992
Ed Jovanovski 1994
Chris Phillips 1996
Joe Thornton 1997
Vincent Lecavalier 1998
Rick DiPietro 2000
Ilya Kovalchuk 2001
Rick Nash 2002
Marc-Andre Fleury 2003
Alexander Ovechkin 2004
Sidney Crosby 2005
Erik Johnson 2006
Patrick Kane 2007
Steven Stamkos 2008
John Tavares 2009
Taylor Hall 2010
Ryan-Nugent Hopkins 2011
Just wanted to see who's missing, especially from that 1999 draft

1999 Patrik Stefan (of course lol)
1995 Bryan Berard
1993 Alexandre Daigle

Interesting to note that the players chosen 2nd overall in those drafts are still active though (well Redden is in the AHL but could probably still play in the NHL if he didn't have that contract)

1999 Sedin
1995 Redden
1993 Pronger

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would not be surprised if Hamrlik retired.
that would suck for the Caps. Still has a year left and it would count against the cap.

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That's alright, so does Dipietro.
DiPietro played 50 games in the 2003-2004 season, then followed up after lockout with three straight 60+ game seasons so during the time period, I would say he was active.

I think he played around 20 this season which isn't too bad, hopefully he can get back in shape though and start helping the Islanders.

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DiPietro played 50 games in the 2003-2004 season, then followed up after lockout with three straight 60+ game seasons so during the time period, I would say he was active.

I think he played around 20 this season which isn't too bad, hopefully he can get back in shape though and start helping the Islanders.
He played 8. In the last four seasons he has totaled 47.

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even though they still may be playing, there's so many busts/crappy picks at #1 or in the first couple of picks in the NBA draft. Example: Kwame Brown
That's 1 example... But here are all the former #1 picks that played in the NBA this year

Tim Duncan
Elton Brand
Kenyon Martin
Kwame Brown
LeBron James
Dwight Howard
Andrew Bogut
Andrea Bargnani
Derrick Rose
Blake Griffin
John Wall
Kyrie Irving

This number seems a bit lower than average. Shaq and Joe Smith both retired after last year. Yao Ming's career ended earlier than it should with injury. Oden is way too young to not be in the NBA but again, injuries.

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Yea, the NHL will always be higher than the NBA due to the difference in length of careers and injuries.

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Has there ever been another year in league history with as many, or more?

Roman Hamrlik
Ed Jovanovski
Chris Phillips
Joe Thornton
Vincent Lecavalier
Rick DiPietro
Ilya Kovalchuk
Rick Nash
Marc-Andre Fleury
Alexander Ovechkin
Sidney Crosby
Erik Johnson
Patrick Kane
Steven Stamkos
John Tavares
Taylor Hall
Ryan-Nugent Hopkins
One of these is not like the other

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