The NHL Draft means something different to everybody. For the strong clubs, it's all about investing in the team's future. For the weaker clubs, the young men are expected to come in and help them win immediately.
The draft isn't just about winning either; it's about selling tickets.
After watching a team stumble to a last place finish, nothing excites a dejected fan base like a No. 1 Draft Choice. The young man is typically surrounded by hype and speculation and then finds himself carrying the weight of an entire city on his shoulders.
Some players like Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos stood tall, bringing their teams back from the brink to contending for the Stanley Cup.
While some became superstars, others folded under the pressure and live on in infamy.
Let's take a look back at some of the Worst No. 1 Draft Picks in History.