50 YEARS AT THE TABLES : THE BEST OF THE BEST AT THE NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Author: Tim Lazenby
When taking a look into the NHL Entry Draft results over the years, it can be surprising for a number of selections. In 1963, the NHL developed a new system that would allow all teams to have a chance at the best talent available. The NHL Entry Draft also permitted those teams who had performed poorly a chance of improving their team with that one cornerstone player. Throughout the first fifty years of the NHL Entry Draft, the bevy of talent chosen at the same position overall has been quite interesting. Have you ever wondered why some of the best players in the world were taken near the end of the draft, or even undrafted altogether? It's very interesting to find out who the best 1st Overall Pick ever is, but it's also very fascinating to see who the best 51st Overall Pick is and so on. This book seeks to determine a champion at every drafted selection through the first 50 years of the NHL Entry Draft.