But for the purpose of the article, we’ll break it down by the numbers. I broke this up into two different categories of evaluation; on the first hand, we have the 2013 through 2017 drafts broken down. Then, we’ll take a quick look at the 2018-22 drafts separately.
The reason for this? Once I started diving into the draft around 2018, it becomes difficult to classify NHL players from prospects or busts. For example, Nils Lundkvist doesn’t meet the metric I was trying to use to determine NHL players (100 games) … but, I think it’s safe to call him an NHL player.