It seems to happen every game I play at least once. The year it happens is a lot of fun because I end up wheeling and dealing to nab as many 1st round picks as I can and then it's just fun watching these guys light it up.
Three of our spotlighted players experienced a thrill of a lifetime when their names were called by an NHL team at the Draft.
Azzaroni – Settled into the 118th overall spot to Chicago. The Blackhawks are hoping to have a steal from the dynamic forward, who has a very strong technical game to fall this late in the draft.
Pole – Going from 21 points in his first WHL season to 62 in his draft year helped Mr. Richard Pole skyrocket up the rankings, eventually selected by the New York Rangers with the final pick of the 1st round. It would probably be best for Pole to return to Portland for at least another season.
Stig – Drafted 28th overall, the British defender will be looking to crack the Chicago Blackhawks lineup in training camp. The 6’6” Stig hopes that his physical, stay-at-home game will be enough to earn him a contract in the coming weeks.