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The Best Draft Ever?

Originally published in Prospects Hockey in 2009 By Lucas Aykroyd The world was a tumultuous place in 1979. The Iranian Revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the Three Mile Island nuclear accident made headlines. But the annual NHL draft offered a ray of light for hockey fans with an unprecedented influx of talent, mostly […]

Americans shine at 2006 NHL Draft while snipers change teams

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2006 By Lucas Aykroyd Germany outperforms the US in soccer, but the opposite held true at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, Canada. A record-setting 10 American-born players were taken in the first round, including the #1 overall pick by the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Erik Johnson. Eleven […]