NHL Top 5 Draft 3 Position

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Cam Barker, 2004 (Blackhawks): 2004′s finest-selected defenseman, selected directly after, of players, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, fizzled with Chicago and Minnesota before a contract buy-out introduced him to Edmonton last season.

Alexander Svitov, 2001 (Lightning): Our title slide example, as formerly noted, stood a tumultuous and useless three-season career with Polk Bay and Columbus before returning to Avangard Omsk, they of his pre-NHL years.

Aki-Petteri Berg, 1995 (Nobleman): Finnish defenseman Aki Berg never found his stride in eight seasons while using Nobleman and Walnut Leafs, tallying only 85 points in over 600 career looks before returning to Scandinavia.

Other Disappointments: Kyle Turris (2007, Coyotes), Mike Rathje (1992, Sharks), Scott Thornton (1989, Walnut Leafs), Curtis Leschyshyn (1988, Nordiques)

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