The former 1st round draft pick who never played in the NHL, now appears to be out of hockey.
It's about appreciating the little things in life, like when one of your division rivals trades a draft pick to your team and it turns out to be an NHL superstar. Thank you Dallas for the draft pick that allowed Anaheim to draft Corey Perry.
He's not too many GM's favourite player, but Jeff Carter delivered tremendous value from the time he was drafted until today. He's our seventh overall pick in the 2003 Re-Draft series.
The 6th overall pick in 2003 belonged to the San Jose Sharks, who had gone through a terrible season which would change the league's power balance for many years. However, in our NHL Re-Draft, the 6th best value pick belonged to Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks, who was awfully unheralded on draft day in 2003.
Not one player has had a better career since the 2003 NHL Entry Draft than Eric Staal, the franchise centre for the Carolina Hurricanes. So why exactly is he ranked 5th in terms of value in our 2003 NHL Re-Draft?
Dion Phaneuf was one of the most hotly discussed players to come from the 2003 NHL Entry Draft class. In our re-draft, he moves up five spots to 4th overall, despite his well-documented defensive issues.
We look back to the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and see where the players rank today compared to back then. With the second overall pick, Ryan Getzlaf hears his name called much earlier than the 19th pick he claimed back in 2003.
With the first pick in the 2003 NHL Re-Draft, defensemen Shea Weber emerges from the pack as the player who delivered the highest accumulated value. But back on draft day, he was an afterthought, with the spotlight going to a goalie, centre, and a winger.