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By the numbers — the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Jun 27, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

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14 — Number of Canadian-born players. (Though William Nylander, picked eighth by Toronto, plays internationally for Sweden.)

5 — Number of American-born players. The first one wasn’t taken until the Red Wings selected Dylan Larkin with the 15th pick.

2 — Number of Russian-born players. Nikita Scherbak and Nikolay Goldobin went 26th and 27th to Montreal and San Jose, respectively.

25 — Number of forwards drafted, with just five defenseman and no goalies. Last year, the split was 21 forwards and nine d-men. In 2012, it was 15 forwards, 13 d-men, and two goalies.

7 — Number of players listed at 200 pounds or more. Nicholas Ritchie (Anaheim, No. 10) is the heaviest, at 226. Nikolaj Ehlers (Winnipeg, No. 9) is the lightest, at 162.

186.1 — The average weight of each draftee.

19 — Number of players listed at six foot or higher. The three tallest players — Aaron Ekblad, Travis Sanheim, and Alex Tuch — are 6-foot-3. The shortest players (four of them) are 5-foot-10.

10 — Number of OHL products, the most of any league. The WHL was second among the three CHL leagues, with nine. The QMJHL had just one player selected (Ehlers, Halifax).

  1. nj666 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Yeah NBC your coverage is terrible. Way to cut out the broadcast to put on womens track and field…

    • lordfletcher - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM


      • lordfletcher - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

        dur spelling error fail


      • mikebel11 - Jun 28, 2014 at 2:47 AM

        Spelling error or sexy track and fieldettes?

  2. hockeyornothing - Jun 28, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    Thx for pointing that out nj666. I thought I set the recording incorrectly!

  3. pj608 - Jun 28, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    What time and Station is the draft on today?

  4. florida727 - Jun 28, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    This and MLB are the two drafts that virtually no one cares about or follows. It’s not anyone’s “fault”, it’s just what it is. Unfortunately, there’s is no “minor league” system comparable to college football and basketball makes these guys part of the public’s make-up. 90% of the names of first-rounders no casual fans, and even many die-hard fans, have ever heard of. The real shame of it is, college hockey is freaking awesome to watch.

  5. pj608 - Jun 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    What are some of your thoughts if any on the 30th pick John Quenneville by NJ? A lot believed they were going to pick Lemieux. Even the announcers sounded baffled by this pick.

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