NHL's overlooked draft prospects-turned-stars

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  1. mikhail1973

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    I didn't realize that the Bulin Wall was drafted that long ago.
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    John Madden seems too old for hockey. He'd fill the goal mouth real well if he played goalie.
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    I would think Datsyuk would be on that list as well. He's widely regarded as one of the most exciting players in the game and he was taken 171st in the 1998 draft. So every team passed on him at least 5 times.

    Not that he's a superstar, but Homstrom was taken in the 10th round.

    This is a few from Wikipedia.
    • 2000-Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (7th round, 205th overall)
    • 1999-Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings (7th round, 210th overall)
    • 1998-Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings (6th round, 171st overall)
    • 1996-Tomas Kaberle, Toronto Maple Leafs (8th round, 204th overall)
    • 1994-Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators (6th round, 133rd overall)
    • 1994-Tomas Holmstrom, Detroit Red Wings (10th round, 257 overall)
    • 1993-Pavol Demitra, Ottawa Senators (9th round, 227th overall)
    • 1992-Nikolai Khabibulin, Winnipeg Jets (9th round, 204th overall)
    • 1990-Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals (8th round, 156th overall)
    • 1989-Pavel Bure, Vancouver Canucks (6th round, 113th overall)
    • 1987-Theoren Fleury, Calgary Flames (8th round, 166th overall)
    • 1984-Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings (9th round, 171st overall)
    • 1983-Dominik Hasek, Chicago Blackhawks (10th round, 199th overall)
    • 1982-Doug Gilmour, St. Louis Blues (7th round, 134th overall)
    • 1980-Steve Larmer, Chicago Blackhawks (6th round, 120th overall)
    (Theo Fleury was awesome)

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