ALL Stars

by Draft Round

As we have previously found today's NHL stars are early draft picks & this year's participants are further proof.  Of the 42 players selected 8 were first overall picks and 20 of the 42 were Top 7 picks.

Percentage wise Forwards had the most first rounders.


RndTot.FDG
1292072
27232
  3 to 6    0    0    0    0  
71100
82011
Und.3111
Total4224126

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**  ​ALL Star ** 


The widely held belief (but not always adhered to) that D-Men & Goalies will benefit by spending time in the minors seems to be proven by this year's All Stars. On the other hand Centres spend little time in the minors (in this case the AHL).


Seven of the 12 D-Men played 40+ regular season games in the AHL - Keith (154), Giordano (144), Byfuglien (124), Burns (74), Suter (63), Weber (46) & Faulk (43).


Crawford (255) and Howard (186) lead the way for Goalies but Luongo 29, Rinne (24) and Price (12 plus 22 Playoff) also spent time in the AHL. UFA Bobrovsky had 67 KHL games.


This year's game has 13 Centres, 5 LWs & 6 RWs.  Of the Centres only 4 played 40 or more in the AHL with UFA Tyler Johnson leading the way with 137 followed by Bergeron (68), Girgensons (61) and Johansen (40).  Seven Centres never played in the AHL (Seguin, Toews, Kopitar, Tavares, Malkin, Crosby & Stamkos).


Only two wingers played more than 40 games in the AHL; Elias (134) and Ryan (70). Four wingers never spent time in the AHL; Ovechkin, Kane, Voracek and Tarasenko.

​      Drafted  -->

     Traded  -->

**  ALL Star  **

Almost 25% (13) of the All Stars are not with the team that originally drafted them, or in the case of Bobrovsky with the team that signed them as a Free Agent.


Four of the 13 were involved with trades for each other, namely the Seguin/Kessel and Shattenkirk/E. Johnson trades.  Other players not playing where they were drafted are: Burns, Byfuglien, Ryan, Nash, Voracek, Vrbata, Suter and Foligno.

Team, Player & GM

With 5 players voted to the All Star team it is not any surprise that the Blackhawks lead all teams with 6 drafted on the All Star team.  The Big Surprise is that Mike Smith leads all GMs with 4 drafted players.


Other GMs who drafted multiple All Stars are David Poile (3), and Scott Howson, Craig Patrick, Larry Pleau and Dale Tallon with two apiece.


24 GMs drafted one player each. Darryl Sutter, Paul Holmgren and Steve Yzerman each signed a UFA that became an All Star.  33 different GMs are responsible for the players in the game.


8  NHL Teams did not draft a single player playing in the All Star Game, 4 of them are Canadian teams.   Although Calgary did not draft a player they did sign one of the 3 Free Agents playing in the game.


NHL Draft Analysis

ALL STAR Game 2015   / Hot Stove 2015/1/17

The Old Guard

Lamoriello, Sather, Wilson, Burke, 

& Rutherford

Often General Managers do not last long enough to see the Fruits of their Drafts.  This year's game raises questions about the NHL's Old Guard as combined Sather, Wilson, Burke, Lamoriello and Rutherford are responsible for only 3 team selections (Wilson & Sather have none).  Lamoriello's contribution is Elias, who was drafted in 1994.

The Players


Chicago

Keith

Seabrook

Crawford

Byfuglien

Toews

Kane

02.2.54

03.1.14

03.2.52

03.8.245

06.1.3

07.1.1

M. Smith

M. Smith

M. Smith

M. Smith

Tallon

Tallon

Columbus

Nash

Voracek

Johansen

02.1.1

07.1.7

10.1.4

D. MacLean

Howson

Howson

Boston

Bergeron

Kessel

Seguin

03.2.45

06.1.5

10.1.2

O'Connell

Gorton

Chiarelli

Nashville

Suter

Weber

Rinne

03.1.7

03.2.49

​04.8.258

D. Poile

D. Poile

D. Poile

Anaheim

Getzlaf

Ryan

03.1.19

05.1.2

B. Murray

Burke

Colorado

Vrbata

Shattenkirk

99.7.12

07.1.14

Lacroix

Giguere

L.A. Kings

Kopitar

Doughty

05.1.11

08.1.2

Taylor

Lombardi

NY Islanders

Luongo

Tavares

97.1.4

09.1.1

Milbury

Snow

Pittsburgh

Malkin

Crosby

04.1.2

05.1.1

C. Patrick

C. Patrick

St. Louis

E. Johnson

Tarasenko

06.1.1

10.1.16

Pleau

Pleau

Philadelphia

Giroux

Bobrovsky

06.1.22

UFA .10

Clarke

Holmgren

Tampa Bay

Stamkos

T. Johnson

08.1.1

UFA.11

Feaster

Yzerman

Arizona

Ekman-Larsson

09.1.6

Maloney

Buffalo

Girgensons

12.1.14

Regier

Calgary

Giordano

UFA.04

D. Sutter

Carolina

Faulk

10.2.37

Rutherford

Detroit

Howard

03.2.64

Holland

Edmonton

Nugent-Hopkins

11.1.1

Tambellini

Minnesota

Burns

03.1.20

Risebrough

Montreal

Price

05.1.5

Gainey

New Jersey

Elias

94.2.51

Lamoriello

Ottawa

Foligno

06.1.28

Muckler

Washington

Ovechkin

04.1.1

McPhee

Dallas

None



Florida

None



NY Rangers

None


San Jose

None



Toronto

None



Vancouver

None


Winnipeg

None




NHL All Star Games

By definition the games do not include all of the game's stars. Fan balloting and mandatory team representation preclude this from happening. That said, a lot can still be learned by studying where players where drafted and by whom. In this Hot Stove we look into:


  • Where they were Drafted
  • What Teams did the Drafting 
  • The GMs responsible
  • ALL Star player trades
  • AHL Experience
  • The Undrafted