Okay so we all know how amazing the NHL 2003 Entry Draft was. Infact it is arguably the best draft of all time, but without a doubt top three. It featured many of the superstars we see and cheer for today, incuding our pride and joy Mr. Devil, Zach Parise. Other names only in the first round mind you include: Eric Stall at #2, Thomas Vanek at #5, Getzalf at #19, Mike Richards at #24, and well... you get the point. Infact 29 out of the 30 players picked from that first round have gone on to at least make the NHL at some point, i dont know about you but that is just a completely insane number to fathom. 29/30 just never happens, its a good draft if more than a third of the players go on to long careers in the NHL.
So i did a little digging to find out a little more about that 1 person who still has yet to crack an NHL line up, and thanks to ol' reliable WIKI i was able to do that. His name is Hugh Jessiman, drafted in the first round, 12th overall, by the New York Rangers and is currently the only first round pick from 2003 to not play in an NHL game. The ONLY one to not play, how crazy is that, by the NYRangers mind you!!!
As soon as i found that out i was almost crying of laughter, i had to text my younger brother immediately and this was his response.
"Rangers suck hahahahaha"
Oh and come to think about it we were celebrating our last stanley cup that year also, talk about pouring salt in the wounds. But okay the fun is over........lets sign kovy, and make the moves necessary to get under the cap this year so we can win #4 in style baby. Looking forward to seeing you guys at the rock.