Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/22/06 at 04:38 PM ET
Even though the league held its first Amateur Draft in 1963, it was not until 1969 that the best talent was available to all teams. (Before then, team-sponsored junior programs had locked up most of the top players.) Still, junior, high school and collegiate stardom does not always translate into success at the sport's highest level. Players, general managers and fans alike certainly understand this cold fact of hockey life. The players listed below certainly did not live up to the expectations of a No. 1 or No. 2 overall pick, earning their way onto this list of the Top 10 Draft Busts. 10. Doug Smith, C, Los Angeles Kings Selected: No. 2 overall, 1981 GM: George Maguire NHL stats: 535 games, 115 goals, 253 pointsread on for the rest...
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