NHL Draft: The 25 Biggest Steals in Draft History

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NHL Draft: The 25 Biggest Steals in Draft History
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With the 2012 NHL Draft the next big event in the hockey world, everyone from general managers to fans is trying to identify the best young prospects. While a number of mock drafts and rankings are available, it is almost a guarantee that one player will go unbelievably overlooked.

Throughout the history of the NHL’s amateur and entry drafts, several iconic players have been chosen several rounds later than their eventual performance merited.

Taking into account when these players were drafted and their career performance, here are the biggest steals in NHL draft history.

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