The Top 10 NHL Draft Busts Drafted First Since 1970

June 25th, 2010 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »
They came from all over North America, and in one instance, the Czech Republic. They honed their skills on backyard ponds, wore hand-me-down skates, and were chauffeured to practices held so early in the morning it was still dark out. They all had a dream to play in the NHL. But it's a wonder whether that dream included being selected No. 1 overall in the Amateur Draft. Yet that's what each of these 10 NHL players have in common; they all were former No. 1 overall draft picks. And they all, for one reason or another, failed to live up to their hype. So without further ado, here are the Top 10 No. 1 Overall Draft Busts in the NHL since 1970.Begin Slideshow


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