2005 NHL Re-Draft

What would happen if the 2005 NHL draft happened today with the same order? A look at what could have been if general managers knew what each player in the draft would turn out to be. 

(Based on best player available, not need)

1. PIT: Sidney Crosby

2. ANA: Carey Price

3. CAR: Anze Kopitar

4. MIN: Tuukka Rask

5. MTL: Ben Bishop

6. CBJ: Jonathan Quick

7. CHI: Kris Letang

8. SJS: James Neal

9. OTT: Bobby Ryan

10. VAN: Paul Stastny

11. LAK: Marc-Edouard Vlasic

12. NYR: Keith Yandle

13. BUF: TJ Oshie

14. WSH: Niklas Hjalmarsson

15. NYI: Martin Hanzal

16. WPG: Patric Honrqvist

17. ARZ: Anton Stralman

18. NSH: Matt Niskanen

19. DET: Andrew Cogliano

20. FLA: Jack Johnson

21. TOR: Kris Russell

22. BOS: Cody Franson

23. NJD: Benoit Pouliot

24. STL: Marc Staal

25. EDM: Justin Abdelkader

26. CGY: Darren Helm

27. WSH: Ondrej Pavelec

28. DAL: Mason Raymond

29. PHI: Nathan Gerbe

30. TBL: Adam McQuaid

You can see the 2004 NHL re-draft on our site.

-Kevin, @TheNHLFiles


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Posted on May 29, 2016, in NHL, Re-drafts and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’d probably take Vlasic ahead of Ryan here. Ryan is fine, but he isn’t the player he looked in Anahiem

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