Newness is always something to focus on in professional sports. There’s interest in what Ben Chiarot or Nick Cousins can bring to the Montreal Canadiens or what the new season will bring. That’s what makes the NHL Draft so exciting as it’s filled to the brim of new names joining an organization.
But the draft is the first step of an ongoing process. A team selecting a player in any given round doesn’t mean they’ll stick around (unless they were drafted out of Russia but that’s a different story and has limits of its own).