Mr. Colby wrote:Yikes... not one of those guys is any good. Hopefully we get something from Harrington or Bleuger
JeffDFD wrote:Mr. Colby wrote:Yikes... not one of those guys is any good. Hopefully we get something from Harrington or Bleuger
Goligoski was a great pick for us. Wonder how Dallas feels about that trade now that Neal put up 40 and Niskanen has settled into the top pair role with Letang (for 2 games so far).
relantel wrote:Also, kind of strange that in a couple of cases the next player ended up playing for the pens - LaCouture, Hall...
Mr. Colby wrote:For some reason I keep thinking goligoski was 3rd round
Mango Salsa wrote:Since I have nothing better to do...
Richard Park - traded to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Roman Oksiuta
Pavel Skrbek - traded for Bob Boughner
Brian Gaffaney - 1 season in WBS - no mention of him after 2003-04
Alexander Zhevakin - 3 seasons in WBS then went back to Mother Russia
Matt Murley - signed as a free-agent with the Colorado Avalanche
Shane Endicott - Pens bought out his contract and was released
Noah Welch - Traded for Gary Roberts
Ondrej Nemec - 7 games in WBS. Now playing in KHL
Ryan Stone - traded by Pittsburgh along with Dany Sabourin and a 4th round pick to the Edmonton Oilers for Mathieu Garon, who then signed with Columbus as a UFA. Edmonton selected Toni Rajala with the pick.
Johannes Salmonsson - still playing in the Swedish Elite League. Never came to North America except for a short stint in the WHL
Gaffaney joined the Penguins in training camp several months later, but spent most of the time recovering from various injuries. He chipped three teeth in the first week of camp; two of those were a result of colliding into the back of the helmet of teammate Martin Sonnenberg and a third chipped tooth was a result of an errant high stick from a teammate. Several days later, he was involved in a fight with tough guy Steve Parsons during an intrasquad game, which resulted in Gaffaney bleeding and requiring several stitches. Gaffaney also missed parts of camp due to back spasms. Gaffaney ended up requesting his release from Penguins' camp on September 20, 2001, saying that he wanted to go into a new direction with his life.
When asked about his departure, General Manager Craig Patrick said that he "thinks his (Gaffaney) departure is permanent" and that "it's a tough profession...that not everybody is suited for it." Despite Gaffaney's belief that he was going to make the Penguins team, it was Patrick's belief that Gaffaney was heading back to Wilkes-Barre or perhaps even the team's ECHL affiliate in Wheeling.
Bowser wrote:helmespc - Why do you think first round?
Moller - 2nd round
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... ?pid=96676
Benn - 5th round
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... pid=102290
Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Note the date for Gaffaney's request for release - 9 days after 9/11. Wonder if that factored into his decision.
relantel wrote:not second round, but in this vein (and not wanting to start a new thread), could be interesting to track the draft picks that got called up to the big club during a season, but did not dress before going back down, and never made it back to the NHL. An example of this was Ryan Lannon, who was called up on 1-7-08 with Ryan Stone, and reassigned on 1-20-08. His only appearance on any NHL stat sheet are the scratches section for those several games in that window. Didn't actually play, but was assigned a regular season jersey (#54, later worn by Alexandre Picard).
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