Pavel Datsyuk and the Best NHL Players Drafted Later Than 100th Overall

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Pavel Datsyuk and the Best NHL Players Drafted Later Than 100th Overall
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Today, Pavel Datsyuk is one of the most skilled and feared players in the NHL. However, 13 years ago, he was a young Russian draft attendee who watched 170 players have their names selected before him.

That's right, Datsyuk was taken as the second-to-last pick in the sixth round that included 14 players who have never laced up for an actual NHL game. 

This list features young players and Hall of Famers, Stanley Cup champions and Vezina Trophy winners, and many current and former Detroit Red Wings

Looking back at these drafts, it's hard to believe that teams passed on these players for so long. Here are the top 20 players ever drafted later than 100th overall. 

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