Part 2: NHL Draft – value of the 1st Round

We tend to put a lot a weight on the 1st Round of the NHL Draft. For good reason. Last year 1st round draft picks accounted for 39% of the games played and 47% of all goals scored.

scoring and goalsOver his career, a 1st round draft pick is expected to play 331 games vs. 117 for the 2nd round draft pick.

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Here is the expected games played in the NHL by draft round and years removed from the draft.

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