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84 Draft - Tom Glavine (69) taken ahead of Kirk McLean (107)

Pete M

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Here is some interesting trivia (did you know?)

Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves) Tom Glavine was picked 69th... ahead of Kirk McLean 107th. and

other notables:

Brett Hull 117th,

Cliff Ronning 134th

Luc Robitaille 171th

The 1984 draft was deep...the Canucks took JJ Daigneault 10th overall.

Mario Lemieux went 1st overall.

I think Tom made the right choice.

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They mention this every year on every Canuck broadcast so I'd imagine most people already know. Glavine probably would have been drafted higher, if he committed to the sport. Jamie Benn also played baseball and hockey, but committed to hockey after being drafted. His conditioning at the time was terrible, which is why he ended up being a 5th rounder in a very weak draft.

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I was talking with a few Atlanta Brave fans and mentioned Glavine being drafted in the NHL and they didn't know, but thought it was cool...

therefore, I posted for those who don't know this trivial fact.

...waiting for the season to start to see how things play out.

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John Elway was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1981 draft by the yankees. Ahead of future all stars...Tony Gwynn, David Cone, Paul O'neil, Devon White, Mark McGwire, Fred Mcgriff, Roger Clemens, Lenny Dykstra, Vince Coleman and Cecil Fielder.

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