Ranking the 10 Biggest Draft Busts in the NHL Since 2000

December 14th, 2014 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »

While many stars have emerged from the NHL draft, a number of promising players have fallen short of expectations. Players selected in the top 10 of the first round are expected to have successful NHL careers, but some notable exceptions failed to achieve fame.

Several factors can contribute to a top-10 pick falling short of NHL stardom. Serious injuries can cut short a promising career. Some encounter difficulty adapting to the NHL game. Some European players struggle with the culture shock of living and working in North America. 

The following slideshow examines the 10 biggest draft busts since 2000. This listing only includes players who were selected among the top 10 picks in their respective draft year. The ranking is based upon their selection in their draft year. 

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