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Greatest Players Drafted – 8th Overall

Ray Bourque

Drafted: 8th overall (1st round), 1979, Boston Bruins
Amateur Team: Verdun
Born: December 28th, 1960 in Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Position: Defence
Teams: BOS, COL
Number: 7, 77
Shoots: Left

Career Statistics

Regular Season                      Playoffs

GP: 1612                                 GP: 214
Goals: 410                              Goals: 41 
Assists: 1169                          Assists: 139       
Points: 1579                           Points: 180    
Goals/Game: 0.254                Goals/Game: 0.191  
Assists/Game: 0.725             Assists/Game: 0.650  
Points/Game: 0.979               Points/Game: 0.841                    

Awards/Honours

2004 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
1x Stanley Cup Champion
5x James Norris Memorial Trophy winner
1x King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner
1979-80 Calder Memorial Trophy winner
13x NHL First All-Star Team
6x NHL Second All-Star Team
19x NHL All-Star


Honourable Mention: Grant Fuhr (1981, EDM)

There’ve been a couple really good players taken 8th overall, but Bourque just blows them all way out of the water. The highest-scoring defenceman of all time, who maintained the highest standard of play his entire career. For example: he was fourth in Norris voting his first season (1979-80) and 2nd in Norris voting his final season (2000-01). He won five Norris Trophies, which is impressive as hell, but was top-three in voting fifteen times. Actually, he never finished lower than seventh in Norris voting, and he played 22 seasons. Anytime you bring up the title ‘Greatest Defenceman of All Time’, Bobby Orr is rightfully going to be the name that comes up first, but Bourque is right there. Incredible career.

Greatest Players Drafted – 21st Overall

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Tuukka Rask

Drafted: 21st overall (1st round), 2005, Toronto Maple Leafs
Amateur Team: Ilves
Born: March 10th, 1987 in Savonlinna, Finland
Position: Goaltender
Teams: BOS
Number: 40
Catches: Left

Career Statistics

Regular Season                   Playoffs

GP: 449                                  GP: 65
Wins: 238                               Wins: 35
Losses: 137                           Losses: 30
T/OT/SO: 53                           Save %: .924
Save %: .922                          GAA: 2.25
GAA: 2.26                              Shutouts: 5
Shutouts: 41                          Minutes: 4,137
Minutes: 25,773                     

Awards/Honours

1x Stanley Cup Champion
1x Vezina Trophy winner
1x NHL First All-Star Team
1x NHL All-Star


Honourable Mention: Kevin Lowe (1979, EDM)

This was a close one. Kevin Lowe had a long, distinguished career, and was a major cog in the Oilers dynasty. But Rask is in the middle of a very impressive career of his own. He’s going to hit 400 wins before it’s all over, unless something with him or with Boston goes horribly wrong. While his stats over the last three seasons aren’t nearly as good as they were the previous three, there was only a sharp drop at the start, and they’ve been consistent or slightly improving since. And we’ve seen solid play well into the latter stages of their careers from plenty of goaltenders over the years. No reason to think he won’t pad his resume substantially between now and whenever he retires.

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