At 6'4" and 200-plus pounds with smooth hands, Taylor Pyatt became the Islanders third pick of the first round.
After racking up 164 Points in his last two years of junior with the OHL Sudbury Wolves, Taylor was the only player with no NHL experience to make the Islanders roster out of training camp.
His time on the island was short lived, as the next year he was packaged with fellow first rounder Tim Connolly to Buffalo for Mike Peca. Pyatt would then find his way to Vancouver, where he would find moderate success playing with fellow 1999 Draft Alumni the Sedin Twins.
Pyatt has matched his output in the NHL that he had in the OHL, it's just that he has taken an extra 300-plus games to do so. Sadly, Taylor lost his fiancee Carly Bragnalo this year in a tragic car accident, but after a brief break from hockey, he made a return to the Canucks in the playoffs.
NHL totals Games 532 Goals 91 Assists 100 Points 191
OHL totals Games 194 Goals 91 Assists 104 Points 195
Check out one of Taylor's recent goals here: