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The NHL Entry Draft is an event that gives young athletes an opportunity to become a professional ice hockey player. Most of the draft in the NHL consists of players from Canada who play in either the OHL, WHL, or QJMHL. Very few draftees play in the United States of America in the NCAA. Statistics show that over the last nine drafts, only 27 players from the NCAA have been drafted in the first round. That is 27 out of 270 players in the first round of the draft. That is only 10 percent of players who go the NCAA route will get drafted in the first round. What really is surprising is that since 2005, only three NCAA players have been drafted in the first round. That is three out of 150. At this rate, in the next 1,200 First Round selections, only 24 players that play in the NCAA will be d ...

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