Special Sub-Topic: Originally Drafted By Who?
|In 1985, Igor Larionov was chosen 214th overall by this team.|
Vancouver Canucks. Larionov was not allowed by Soviet officials to leave his homeland to play in the NHL for 4 years after his drafting. He finally entered the NHL in 1989-90 at the age of 29 and played for well over a decade.
|Doug Gilmour played for 7 NHL teams in his illustrious career. Which NHL team made him their pick?|
St. Louis Blues. Gilmour's longest stays in one city involved the Blues and the Leafs, having played 5 years for each.
|Luke Richardson, the burly defenseman who signed with Columbus in 2002, was drafted by:|
Toronto Maple Leafs. Richardson was a 7th overall pick in the '87 draft.
|Veteran Ed Belfour has been a stellar goalie for a long time and has won a Stanley Cup. Who drafted him?|
was never drafted. In 2002, Belfour signed on with the Leafs, his 4th NHL team.
|Goalie Sean Burke packed his suitcase a few times having played with 7 NHL teams in his career. His draft team was:|
New Jersey Devils. The big goalie played the '91-92 year in part for Canada's Olympic team as he sat out unsigned by an NHL team.
|Tough guy Gino Odjick was taken by:|
Vancouver Canucks. Odjick played parts of 7 years in Vancouver and was best known as Pavel Bure's bodyguard.
|Drafted 25th overall in 1987 was Stephane Matteau. By whom?|
Calgary Flames. Matteau has parlayed limited skills into a long NHL career.
|Bryan McCabe, a steady if not spectacular defenseman, was drafted by:|
New York Islanders. For a young player, he has played on several teams in the NHL before reaching his ultimate level of play in Toronto. It seems he has been sought after by many teams since he has been part in 2 big trades.
|Joe Juneau, now a checking centre, was the 81st pick in 1988 by:|
Boston Bruins. Juneau notched 102 points, including 70 assists in 1992-93.
|All time great Steve Yzerman was the 4th pick in 1983 by:|
Detroit Red Wings. Stevie Y is one of those rare jewels who play all their career with one NHL team.
|Curtis Joseph, or Cujo, became property of _______via the draft.|
was never drafted. Joseph has been an acknowledged NHL star for several years but has not won Lord Stanley's Cup as of 2002.
|Jeff Hackett was originally property of this team:|
New York Islanders. Hackett was the 34th player taken in 1987.
|Andrew Cassels was drafted by:|
Montreal Canadiens. Cassels played 60 games in Montreal before he was traded to Hartford in 1991.
|Former Notre Dame Hound Rod Brind'amour was drafted by:|
St. Louis Blues. Brind'amour spent his first two NHL seasons in St. Louis averaging 55 points in each of those years before being shipped to Philly.
|All time great Wayne Gretzky, who started his pro career in the WHA, was originally drafted into the NHL by:|
was never drafted. Gretzky was a special protection by the Oilers when they entered the NHL from the WHA.
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