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COLUMBUS (June 23, 2007)—Sixty-three U.S.-born players, representing a record 30% of the total, were selected in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft that concluded today. The previous high was 28.2%, set last year.

Following is a breakdown of 2007 Entry Draft selections by birthplace:

Canada 102
United States 63 (highest percentage in Entry Draft history - 30%)
Sweden 17
Russia 9
Czech Republic 5
Finland 4
Germany 4
Slovakia 3
Switzerland 2
Denmark 1
Nigeria 1
Total 211

added 5:16pm, more on this topic from the CP via TSN...

BREAKDOWN BY BIRTHPLACE, U.S.-BORN PLAYERS

Michigan 14
Minnesota 14
Connecticut 5
New York 5
Illinois 4
Massachusetts 4
California 3
Ohio 3
Pennsylvania 3
Wisconsin 3
New Jersey 2
Missouri 1
North Dakota 1
Texas 1
Total 63


BREAKDOWN BY BIRTHPLACE, CANADIAN-BORN PLAYERS

Ontario 40
Alberta 19
British Columbia 14
Quebec 10
Manitoba 6
Saskatchewan 5
Nova Scotia 4
New Brunswick 2
Prince Edward Island 2
Total 102

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