NHL: Power Ranking the First Overall Picks of the Last 20 Years

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NHL: Power Ranking the First Overall Picks of the Last 20 Years
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Last June, the Edmonton Oilers selected Taylor Hall first overall—the first time they had held such a position in their history.

Being selected first overall comes with high expectations every time. It is a position given to one regarded as a can't-miss prospect, a superstar in the making. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, such as Brian Lawton. But when it holds true, you could come away with Mario Lemieux.

From 1991-2010, the first overall position has seen some stars and some busts. Here are the rankings of the last 20 first overall selections.

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