For as many NHL stars that have been picked up during the NHL Entry Draft, there are just as many that go unnoticed for whatever reason.
Perhaps these players just slipped under the radar, or maybe they weren't seriously considering being a professional until late in their junior or college careers.
You will not see Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin in this slide show. Who you will see, however, are those players that did not get picked in the NHL Draft when eligible.
This group has held their own against the stars that have been getting hype since their junior hockey days. They have set records, won Stanley Cups and represented their teams in NHL All-Star Games.
Some of the players included on this list are rookies who are already making an impact on their team, and others are veterans with years of NHL experience who will leave lasting legacies when they retire.
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