This is the minor league portion of draft #4. Players selected in the regular draft are not eligible. You may opt out of the draft at any time by simple saying so. You do not need to complete a full roster if you do not want to.
I will edit my first post in the All-time Draft #4 thread with players selected here, so you can search the list of selected players on one page. Please use your first post here for your minor league roster.
There will be a 12 hour time limit. Trading is not allowed.
1 Hedberg - Paul Henderson
2 kruezer - Seattle Metropolitans - Percy LeSueur
3 BM67 - Utica Devils - John MacLean
4 Spitfire11 - Detroit Whalers - Brad Richards
5 Maxwell Edison - New England Whalers - Bill Ranford
6 Leaf Lander - Toronto Marlies - Roy Conacher
7 Leaf Lander - Toronto Marlies - Sean Burke
8 Maxwell Edison - Helmut Balderis
9 Spitfire11 - Detroit Whalers - Neal Broten
10 BM67 - Utica Devils - Dave Kerr
11 kruezer - Herb Gardiner
12 Hedberg - Dean Prentice
13 Hedberg - Tiger Williams
14 kruezer - Frantisek Tikal
15 BM67 - Utica Devils - Hooley Smith
16 Spitfire11 - Detroit Whalers - Charlie Simmer
17 Maxwell Edison - Viacheslav Starshinov
18 Leaf Lander - Toronto Marlies - Bill Barilko
19 Leaf Lander - Toronto Marlies - Jim Thomson
20 Maxwell Edison - Thomas Gradin
21 Spitfire11 - Detroit Whalers - Ken Hodge
22 BM67 - Utica Devils - Paul Reinhart
23 kruezer - Thomas Steen
24 Hedberg - Mark Tinordi
Johnny Mac scored "The Goal" and was a key player in the Devils first three deep playoff runs, capped by their first Cup win in 95. He was a gritty competitor with an above average touch around the net, and played a solid defensive game.
Utica Devils Roster
Marc Tardif - Hooley Smith - John MacLean
Bob Bourne - Ralph Backstrom - Bob Nevin
Steve Thomas - Derek Sanderson - Ed Westfall
Simon Gagne - Ulf Nilsson - Marian Hossa
Paul Reinhart - Ken Morrow
Jamie Macoun - Terry Harper
Jeff Brown - Jim Neilson
Charlie Simmer - Neal Broten - Mickey Redmond
Vic Hadfield - Brad Richards - Ken Hodge
J.P. Parise - Vincent Lecavalier - Bobby Rousseau
Don Marshall - Henrik Zetterberg - Mike Foligno
Jean-Guy Talbot - Ted Harris
Moose Vasko - Pat Stapleton
Joni Pitkanen - Behn Wilson
Last edited by Spitfire11: 02-19-2006 at 02:22 PM.
Please update your roster on the all time 4 draft roster thread:
My roster in that thread looks like this:
Toronto Maple Leafs
Head Coach - Punch Imlach
Johnny Bucyk...... ....Joe Sakic......... #9 Gordie Howe
Cy Denneny LW ........Bill Cowley ..........Jerome Iginla
Jere Lehtinen............ Mike Peca...........Dirk Graham
Paul Kariya.........Johansson Sven......Sweeny Schriner
Defense Scott Niedermayer ..........Black Jack Stewart
Red Horner......................JC Tremblay
Lionel Conacher...............Barclay Plager
Goalies Ken Dryden
AHL TORONTO Marlies
Head Coach -Pat Quinn
Roy Conacher - Jason Spezza - Owen Nolan
Reg Noble -Marty Barry- Lorne Carr
Bob Davidson- Peter Zezel- Mike Ricci
Donald Brashear- Ivan Boldirev -Pavol Demitra
Mathieu Schneider -Glenn Wesley
Rick Green-Ian Turnbull
Bill Barilko - Jim Thomson
Reggie M. Lemelin
Last edited by Leaf Lander: 01-29-2006 at 09:18 PM.
While he came close to personal and team success, it wasn't until 1939-40 when everything fell into place for Kerr. He won the Vezina Trophy, was elected to the First All-Star team, took the team on a league-record 19-game unbeaten streak, played all 48 games for the Blueshirts, and led the Rangers to a Stanley Cup victory over Toronto.
Roy Conacher: -Roy, quiet and modest about his talents, may have been the most naturally gifted hockey player in the family.
He began skating earlier than his brothers and was therefore much smoother on the ice. He combined speed with strength and was a resourceful goal scorer. But his career was interrupted by his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, preventing him from playing in his prime and perhaps establishing himself as the third Conacher superstar in professional hockey.
Bill Cowley, a future Hall of Famer whose style meshed perfectly with the talented Conacher's goal-scoring touch and ability to anticipate plays. Conacher led the league with 26 goals in 47 games in his first season - the first rookie to ever accomplish the feat, a record that wasn't broken until Teemu Selanne came along more than 50 years later.
Led the NHL in goals as a rookie, and won the Art Ross in 49
He was the brother of hockey legends Charlie and Lionel conacher
Sean Burke: A competitive hybrid-style goalie with great size and wingspan, Burke played deep in the net and always stayed square to the shooter and he worked tirelessly on his control flexability and rebound control. Sean was always a workhorse starting goalie who has played almost 800 nhl career games he was one of the league's biggest puck-stoppers at 6-4, 211 pounds. Used his big frame to play an effective stand-up style. He played with savvy and leadership qualities.
He joined the Canadian National Team. He backstopped Canada to 46 victories over two seasons then shared the goalkeeping responsibilities with Andy Moog at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Following Canada's fourth place finish, Burke joined the Devils and caught fire at the right time. He posted a 10-1 record down the stretch and helped New Jersey make the playoffs on the last night of the regular season. In the playoffs, he was superb as the young club made it all the way to the seventh game of the semi-finals.
Sean also backstopped NJ to the conference finals in 88 and played in the 88 and 92 Olympics. He has over 300 career wins and over 30 career nhl shutouts. backstopped the cabadian olympic squad to a silver medal at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. He also lead Team Canada to gold at the 2003 World Championship.
Aside from his Olympic expriences and the 2003 World Championships, Burke has represented his homeland at the 1986 World Juniors and four other times at the World Championships (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1997)
Forward Hooley Smith excelled at several facets of the game during his 17 years in the NHL. A prolific scorer, he retired in 1941 as one of the few skaters to reach the 200-goal mark. Smith was also considered a dogged checker and one of the most physically imposing combatants in the league.
The Marlies select defenders Barilko Bill and Jimmy Thomson
He was a real team guy. He kept everyone's spirits up the dressing room.
Barilko was pretty raw when he came up with the Leafs. He was a real diamond in the rough, but his game got a lot of polishing from coaches Hap Day and Joe Primeau (who replaced Day to start the 1950-51 season). They brought Barilko along and made him into one of the best defensemen at the time. He was quite a hitter, after all you have to be a good hitter to get the nickname "Bashin'" Bill.
Barilko played during a defensive era but he used his speed to pick his spots to rush the puck up the ice to help toronto on offense. He hit every opponent with equal force and was a rock on Toronto's blueline. In his five NHL seasons, he won four Stanley Cups, scoring, arguably the most dramatic Stanley Cup winning goal.
4 Stanley Cups
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949)
Jimmy Thomson was a rugged defenseman and team leader who spent nearly 800 games in the NHL during the 40s and 50s. In addition to his feisty nature he was a fine passer who often helped his club's transition game by carrying the puck up ice efficiently.
In all, "Jeems" supplied toughness and leadership on the Toronto defense for eleven seasons. He was regarded as one of the league's toughest foes and placed on the NHL Second All-Star team in 1951 and 1952. He also participated in seven All-Star Games and was an integral part of Stanley Cup wins in 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1951. During the 1956-57 season he spent time as the Leaf's captain. Prior to the 1957-58 schedule, Thomson was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks for cash. The deal was a result of Thomson's involvement with Ted Lindsay's attempt to found a player's association
As a Flame, Reinhart made a leap directly to the pro ranks, quickly establishing himself as a superior two-way defender with versatility to boot. Although he preferred his blueline duties, he sometimes played on a forward line where some have claimed that 100-point seasons were his for the taking.
But nonetheless, as a rearguard he showed plenty of offensive spark, especially setting up goals. He was also a very strong playoff performer, netting 77 points in 83 contests over the course of his eleven-year career.