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Old 10-18-2017, 03:13 PM
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Thomas is predicted to be a first round draft pick. Some have even said he will be a top 15 pick. So, depending on how he develops this season, he could have an outside shot of sticking with his NHL team next season. How can you say with 100% confidence that he has no chance of playing in the NHL next season when we have no idea how good he will be a year from now.
You’re right - nothing is for sure!

However, if you look at last years’ draft only 4 players are still on an NHL roster (Tippett and Necas have played only 1 game) – and only the top 2 picks are playing regularly. So using those stats – there is about a 6.0% - 9.0% chance of sticking with an NHL team. It's definitely a longshot to make it!

1. NJD: Nico Hischier, C, Halifax
2. PHI: Nolan Patrick, C, Brandon

3. DAL: Miro Heiskanen, D, HIFK
4. COL: Cale Makar, D, Brooks
5. VAN: Elias Pettersson, C, Timra
6. VGK: Cody Glass, C, Portland
7. NYR: Lias Andersson, C, HV71
8. BUF: Casey Mittelstadt, C, Eden Prairie
9. DET: Michael Rasmussen, C, Tri-City
10. FLA: Owen Tippett, RW, Mississauga
11. LAK: Gabriel Vilardi, C, Windsor
12. CAR: Martin Necas, C, Brno
13. VGK: Nick Suzuki, C, Owen Sound
14. TBL: Callan Foote, D, Kelowna
15. VGK: Erik Brannstrom, D, HV71
16. CGY: Juuso Valimaki, D, Tri-City
17. TOR: Timothy Liljegren, D, Rogle
18. BOS: Urho Vaakanainen, D, JYP
19. SJS: Joshua Norris, C, USA U-18
20. STL: Robert Thomas, C, London
21. NYR: Filip Chytil, C, Zlin
22. EDM: Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Spokane
23. ARI: Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D, Charlottetown
24. WPG: Kristian Vesalainen, LW/RW, Frolunda
25. MTL: Ryan Poehling, C, St. Cloud State
26. DAL: Jake Oettinger, G, Boston University
27. PHI: Morgan Frost, C, Sault Ste. Marie
28. OTT: Shane Bowers, C, Waterloo
29. CHI: Henri Jokiharju, D, Portland
30. NSH: Eeli Tolvanen, RW, Sioux City
31. STL: Klim Kostin, C/LW, Dynamo

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