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Adam Almquist (or Almqvist) was the second last player selected in the 2009 NHL Draft.
He has not played like the second last player to be selected in a draft, as he has managed to find the score sheet on more than a few nights this season with eight points through 19 games.
Almquist has two multi-point games this year, with a two-goal performance against Texas in early November and a two-assist night against Peoria later in that month.
As the last pick in the 2009 draft, one likely shouldn't expect too much from Almquist, but hockey pundits likely said similar things about fellow last pick of the 2003 NHL Draft, Jonathan Ericsson.
Although Ericsson and Almquist have almost nothing in common other than being Swedes and both going last in a draft, the fact of the matter is that Almquist has progressed farther than a lot of prospects and has also jumped up to the AHL very quickly after being selected last in 2009.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes to for Almquist to make the NHL, when and if it actually happens.
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