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Martin Frk had concussion issues, was supposed to be a higher pick dropped to the second round, but somewhat recovered. 

 

Alex Galchenyuk barely had a junior career due to injuries. 

 

Virtanen missed a fair bit of his D+1 year and lots of people were worried about chronic shoulder problems. 

 

McDavid broke his hand in his D+1 year and then got hurt in his rookie year. 

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OP, that's a long list you're looking at.
For awhile, Sid had a run of concussions.  Lindros too, during/ after the time he got wrecked by Stevens.  

Most power forward/ sandpaper types also break down over the years after years of hard-earned success and battling against behemoth D-men.

 

Sure hope guys like Quinn, Pete and J.T. can keep on keeping their heads up and have long and successful careers.

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On 7/15/2020 at 11:29 AM, Phil_314 said:

OP, that's a long list you're looking at.
For awhile, Sid had a run of concussions.  Lindros too, during/ after the time he got wrecked by Stevens.  

Most power forward/ sandpaper types also break down over the years after years of hard-earned success and battling against behemoth D-men.

 

Sure hope guys like Quinn, Pete and J.T. can keep on keeping their heads up and have long and successful careers.

I think the OP is specifically looking for players who were injury prone prior to playing in the NHL from my understanding. Clearly with Juolevi in mind, but I can't tell if the OP is trying to write off OJ or looking for positive examples.

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1 hour ago, theo5789 said:

I think the OP is specifically looking for players who were injury prone prior to playing in the NHL from my understanding. Clearly with Juolevi in mind, but I can't tell if the OP is trying to write off OJ or looking for positive examples.

Haha my reading comp level zero.  Though the title wasn't exactly clear on that (missed the "not playing in NHL" part)

Hope Kole Lind doesn't join that list, he was getting decked out pretty often this past season.
 

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6 minutes ago, Phil_314 said:

Haha my reading comp level zero.  Though the title wasn't exactly clear on that (missed the "not playing in NHL" part)

Hope Kole Lind doesn't join that list, he was getting decked out pretty often this past season.
 

Well if that were the case, then we would want Kole Lind to join the list and have a successful career despite being injury prone to start ;) Although I'm not quite sure Lind is classified as injury prone as far as I can tell.

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Unfortunately, not many professional hockey players are injury prone per se.  Yes, they get injured, but consistently getting injured is what I suspect you mean by injury prone. 

I can think of guys that had major injuries before entering the NHL and doing just fine... it would be pretty difficult to figure out which players had a number of smaller injuries rather than one big one though.

 

Svechnikov missed a big chunk of his draft year with a broken hand and surgery...

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