​​Draft Year Summary

Brandon Saad and Seth Jones of Team North America already have been traded by the team that drafted them, for the other 7 teams  just over 62% of the players remain with the team that drafted them (or signed as a non drafted Free Agent).  Surprisingly of the 10 players drafted in 2000 or before 70% are with the team that drafted them.


Over a third (34%) of the non Team North America players are products of the 2003, 2004 & 2005 drafts.  A summary of Draft Year is summarized in the Table below, along with the number of players still with the team that Drafted them.


(Excludes Team North America -

Yr # - number drafted in Draft Year,

Dr Tm - Players Still with Draft Team by Year,

Tot DrTm - Cumulative Still with Draft Team)


DR Yr G  D  F   Yr #  Dr Tm   Tot Dr Tm  
9601010/10/1
9700110/10/2
9801232/3

2/5

9900333/35/8
0011022/27/10
0101342/49/14
0201342/411/18
03238135/1316/31
04236115/1121/42
05536148/1429/56
0620683/832/64
0701453/535/69
08244108/1043/79
0905277/750/86
1021584/854/94
1100444/458/98
1222375/763/105
1302133/366/108
1400222/268/110
1500111/169/111


Who Picked Them & Where?   

Simple analysis of World Cup Rosters by NHL Team came out immediately after teams were announced, missing however was an analysis of where the players were drafted and by what teams.  To correct this we present:


  • Draft Round Summaries
  • Team Composition by Draft Round
  • NHL Team Draft Pick Summary
  • Positional Analysis by Draft Round
  • Draft Year Summary
  • Player Retention (Still with Draft Team)
  • GM Highlights and Low Lights


Draft  Round  Summary

First and Second Rounders dominate the initial rosters, with 85 out of 128 players drafted in the First or Second Round, 4 players were signed as UFAs and only 1 player has not been either signed or drafted by an NHL Team.


Round   # Players    Cumulative %  
16550.8
22066.4
31275.8
4680.5
5382.8
6788.3
7592.2
8293.8
9396.1
 Signed UFA 499.2

Unsigned

1100


NHL  Team  Draft  Summary

Tampa Bay has 9 Draftees on the World Cup Rosters, six selected by Steve Yzereman with Phil Esposito, Jay Feaster and Brian Lawton responsible for one each.


Chicago is also represented by nine players (8 draftees and one Free Agent), with three different GMs responsible for 3 players; Stan Bowman, Dale Tallon and Mike Smith.


Chicago, Florida, NYR and Philadelphia each signed a non drafted Free Agent.  The Table below summarizes ​where the players were drafted or signed as a non drafted Free Agent (indicated as '+1' - ex. Chicago 8+1 = 8 Draftees plus one UFA).


Players   Draft Team (& signed UFAs)  
9 TB,  CHI (8+1) 
8 DET,  WAS
7 MTL
6TOR,  FLA (5+1),  NYR (5+1) 
5BOS,  NSH,  St.L,  VAN
4

ANA,  ARZ,  BUF,  DAL,  

PIT,  PHI (3+1)

3L.A.,  NYI,  SJS
2

CBJ,  CGY,  COL,  EDM,  

MIN,  OTT

1NJD,  WPG,  Atlanta
 0CAROLINA
KHLOne non drafted


GM Highlights and Low Lights

Surprises - Good and Bad:


  1. Carolina Hurricanes under Jim Rutherford missed the Playoffs every year except one after winning the Cup in 2005 - they are the only NHL team without a Draftee in the competition.
  2. George McPhee (3), Bob Gainey (2) and Bob Murray (2) have drafted 7 of the 21 Goalies.
  3. Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello has only draftee one draftee in the competition (the same number as Pat Quinn & 3 less than John Ferguson jr.).
  4. Ken Holland has drafted 7 of the players, his protege Steve Yzerman has drafted 6 players -  together they account for over 10 percent of the players.
  5. Six GMs have drafted players for 2 NHL teams; Chiarelli, Bryan Murray, Tallon, Burke, Feaster and Tallon.

NHL Draft Analysis

World Cup - Draft Analysis  / Hot Stove 2016/03/11

Positional Analysis by Draft  Round

Of the 123 players drafted, 85 (69%) were First or Second Rounders with 77% of FORWARDS being drafted in the First or Second Round.


DEFENSE - The Leafs under Shanahan have reversed their 25 year history of being the worst in the NHL in keeping their First and Second Round Draft Picks and the World Cup Rosters show the importance of Second and Third Rounders when selecting 'D' Men.   Of the 32 Defensemen drafted, 9 (26.4%) were drafted in the Second and/or Third Round (19.7 % of Forward s were drafted in the Second & Third).​


GOAL - Lundqvist is used as an example of the narrative that Goalies can be drafted late and 3 have been drafted in Rounds 7 through 9 but none since 2004.  Rinne was drafted last in 2004 at the age of 22, Halak was drafted in the 9th in 2003.


Round  G     D    F  
151545
25510
3444
4123
5201
6034
7113
8110
9111
 Signed UFA 112

Unsigned UFA

110

Team  Draft  Summary

Both Canada and Team North America not only have a lot of First Rounders, they have a lot of Top 10 Picks on their rosters so far.  Each has 3 Number 1 over all picks and 2 Number 2 overall picks.


Top Ten Picks in Brackets; North America (9), Canada (8),  Sweden (7), Finland (4), USA (3), Europe (3), Czech Republic (2) and Russia (2).



1 2  3  4-6  7-9 SFA
CAN.95
2

CZE. 532311
EUR.524131
FIN.8
341
N.A.11212

RUS.74
3
2
SWE.102
13
USA1022
2

** Table does not include the Czech Republic's one current UFA.​