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84 Undrafted Players In The NHL

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

They seem to be everywhere in this young NHL season, whether it be Dan Boyle scoring a power-play goal for the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday or Yann Danis replacing Devan Dubynk in goal for the Edmonton Oilers in the same game.

There also was David Clarkson's big goal for the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Cory Conacher scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Andy McDonald checked in with a goal for the St. Louis Blues.

On Monday, 27-year-old rookie blue-liner Mike Kostka continued to impress the Toronto Maple Leafs faithful on that team's top defence pairing. Meanwhile, Brian Lashoff scored in his first career NHL game for the Detroit Red Wings and teammate Damien Brunner was lauded for his highlight-reel shootout winner.

What do all these players have in common? They went undrafted. They slipped through the cracks, but still eventually found their way to the NHL.


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