Category: Hockey

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Greatest Players Drafted – 11th Overall

Jarome Iginla

Drafted: 11th overall (1st round), 1995, Dallas Stars
Amateur Team: Kamloops Blazers
Born: July 1st, 1977 in Edmonton, Alberta
Position: Right Wing
Teams: CGY, PIT, BOS, COL, LAK
Number(s): 12, 24, 88
Shoots: Right

Career Statistics

Regular Season                      Playoffs

GP: 1554                                   GP: 81
Goals: 625                                Goals: 37 
Assists: 675                             Assists: 31       
Points: 1300                             Points: 68    
Goals/Game: 0.402                  Goals/Game: 0.457 
Assists/Game: 0.434               Assists/Game: 0.383 
Points/Game: 0.836                 Points/Game: 0.840                    

Awards/Honours

1x Lester B. Pearson Award winner
1x Art Ross Trophy winner
2x Rocket Richard Trophy winner
3x NHL First All-Star Team
1x NHL Second All-Star Team
1x King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner
1x NHL Foundation Player Award winner
1x Mark Messier Leadership Award winner
1996-97 NHL All-Rookie Team
6x NHL All-Star


Honourable Mention: Anze Kopitar (2005, LAK)

Again, not a whole lot of competition at this slot. There have been a couple players drafted here who’ve had excellent careers, and a few who look to be on the right path, but none of them really compare with what Iginla was able to do. 625 goals is an incredible feat, and there was a stretch of 11 straight years where he scored at least 30 each season. And he lost an entire year in his prime to the 04-05 lockout. He’ll be in the Hall of Fame before too long.

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Students from Detroit Public Schools were given new bikes and helmets, taught bike and road safety, and surprised by three Red Wings (Helm, Abdelkader, DeKeyser)

Greatest Players Drafted – 12th Overall

Marian Hossa

Drafted: 12th overall (1st round), 1997, Ottawa Senators
Amateur Team: Portland Winter Hawks
Born: January 12th, 1979 in Stara Lubovna, Czechoslovakia
Position: Right Wing
Teams: OTT, ATL, PIT, DET, CHI
Number(s): 18, 81
Shoots: Left

Career Statistics

Regular Season                       Playoffs

GP: 1309                                   GP: 205
Goals: 525                                Goals: 52 
Assists: 609                             Assists: 97       
Points: 1134                             Points: 149    
Goals/Game: 0.401                  Goals/Game: 0.254 
Assists/Game: 0.465               Assists/Game: 0.473 
Points/Game: 0.866                 Points/Game: 0.727                    

Awards/Honours

3x Stanley Cup Champion
1x NHL Second All-Star Team
1998-99 NHL All-Rookie Team
5x NHL All-Star


Honourable Mention: Gary Roberts (1984, CGY)

Not much competition at this slot, though there are a couple players currently playing who could have a shot at it by the time they retire. It was easy to go with Hossa though. 1300 games played, 500+ goals, 1100+ points, and three Stanley Cups. An impressive career, by any measure.