there are actually 2 that haven't played a regular season game in the NHL
Chris Kreider - taken 3 before us by the Rags (technically played in the playoffs, so I guess that counts)
Philippe Paradis, the hurricanes prospect taken 5 spots behind us at 27th overall
also, there are 3 players who have played less than 5 games, Scott Glennie (1 game, dallas, 8th), Calvin de Haan (1, Iles, 12th), and Peter Holland, (4, Anaheim,15th)
Philippe Paradis was a waste of a pick and everyone knew it at the time he was selected. There was no reason for him to be selected in the 1st round. Schroeder looked like a top 10 player with plenty of potential, who just had a great season in his first year of collect as a under ager.
Scott Glennie is a bust under the circumstances. It's usually what happens in junior when player's play with top end talent. Brayden Schenn clearly made Glennie look good.
Svensson looked like has turning out to be a keeper, but Edmonton destroyed the kids confidence by putting him in the NHL too soon.
Ryan Ellis probably won't live up to what he was suppose to be. I always said the guy was overrated, at the time of the draft, there were people wanting him in the top 5. Insane stuff.
Krieder was a mystery kid playing in high school that was absolutely dominating Gretzky style, and didn't even produce that well playing in college, but it's his tools that will make him a big time player in the NHL.
David Savard was thought to be in this group, but dropped down to the 4th round has developed nicely. There's was risk because QMJHL wasn't hasn't been exactly the best place in developing defense man.
there's just too much unpredictability in drafts and every year we'll have different points of views of the players but it's really hard to argue that Schroeder was a bad pick, since at the time. his potential was huge.
Edited by Rey, 10 November 2012 - 10:01 PM.