NHL Draft: Jack Skille and the 25 Worst First-Round Picks of the Last 10 Years

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NHL Draft: Jack Skille and the 25 Worst First-Round Picks of the Last 10 Years
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When looking back on NHL entry drafts, sometimes there are retrospective steals, players who have really been influential in the NHL and proven their worth, even though they were drafted after the fourth or fifth round.  

On the flip side, there are also some players who were drafted early and have yet to play in the NHL or have yet to make any sort of mark on the game today.  

Here is my list of the 25 biggest disappointments out of the last 10 years of drafts.  Every player was chosen in the first round, and none of them have played in more than 36 games in the NHL since they were drafted.

Please note that goalies were omitted from this list, as were players who were drafted after 2008.  It's difficult to really predict who out of the recent drafts will make a big impact in the future, and so far, no one has really been a disappointment because there aren't high expectations for players who are still closing out their teenage years.

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