How Many Players Drafted Have Made the NHL (Part 1\8)?


Welcome to Part 1 of 8 of my article miniseries How Many Players Drafted Have Made the NHL? In this series I will break down each year’s draft from 2001-2014 by round to see how many players drafted in those drafts have played in the NHL. At least 1 game of NHL experience is required to qualify. I excluded 2015’s results because many of those players are still developing back in juniors. This article is the 1st round only. Each article in this series contains a different round (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) with the exception of Part 8 which will be Round 8 and Beyond which a Round 8 or Beyond does not exist anymore.

About two years ago, I believe it was a Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Website that published an article on How many players make the NHL drafted from each round? However I am either using a smaller or bigger data set because my data on Round 1 was way different from theirs.

Here is an example of how my data will work:

1983 (Year)-  6 (Prospects played in NHL)\ 20 (Drafted)        30% (Played in NHL)  (This is not true. I just did a random data for an example)

Let’s start

2014-               16\30                                 53.33%

2013-                28\30                                93.33%

2012-               28\30                                 93.33%

2011-               28\30                                 93.33%

2010-               30\30                                 100%

2009-               29\30                                96.66%

2008-               26\30                                86.66%

2007-               25\30                                83.33%

2006-               27\30                               90%

2005-               27\30                               90%

2004-               28\30                              93.33%

2003-               30\30                              100%

2002-               26\30                              86.66%

2001-               27\30                               90%

Total-             375\420                    89.29%

So 89.29% of players drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft from 2001-2014 have at least 1 game of NHL Experience under their belt.

 

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