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Examining the value of late round NHL Entry Draft selections

In this week’s article for Puck Prospectus, I examined the value of later round draft selections.  Specifically, the value of 5th through 9th round picks from the years 1994 through 2004.

Looking at the totals, it becomes apparent that there are some surprising numbers included in this data; especially the fact that the last round of the draft (except in 1994 when the draft extended past nine rounds) has produced more players who’ve played at least one game in the NHL than rounds seven or eight.

While the number of players who have played a game in the NHL is an interesting indicator of late draft success, we will now look to evaluate the production of these said players more closely.

Read the entire article here.