Friday, June 3, 2011

Draft Tidbits

So with the NHL Draft talk picking up, it got me to thinking. José was drafted in 1994 in the 2nd round, 44th overall by Montreal. I would love to find a photo from his draft day…didn’t they take photos then? I mean…it was only 1994…we had cameras back then. ;o) So if anyone ever sees a draft photo of José holding up that jersey, I would be forever in your debt if you passed it along.

And in my internet searching, looking for said photo that I did not find…I ran across the list of 1994 draftees. I was curious of those drafted in the first 2 rounds, how many are still active NHL’ers. So I checked. Of the 43 players drafted ahead of José, only 8 are still active in the NHL. Then of the players behind him in the 2nd round, only one is still active in the NHL.

So of the draftees from the first 2 rounds in 1994, José is one of only 10 that are still NHL players. I think that’s a great testament to his skill, longevity, and all-around BAMFery.

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