Draft History Statistics Updated

The Draft History page has been updated to reflect 2006-2007's regular season statistics.

Fun fact: while current Florida Panther Chris Gratton holds the career Lightning draft pick mark for NHL games played (1,008), he was surpassed this season by Vincent Lecavalier in career NHL goals (233). Roman Hamrlik still holds the mark for assists (374). Gratton is second (340), then Brad Richards (306), then Daymond Langkow (296). Gratton also holds the mark for career points (544) although his lead is a scant 34 points ahead of Lecavalier (510), who passed Hamrlik (505) this season. Lecavalier and Richards have played just 629 and 490 NHL games, for comparison purposes.

Not so fun fact: in just one season Columbus' Fredrik Norrena swept the Lightning draft pick career marks for games played (55) and wins (24) away from Zac Bierk (47 games played, 9 wins). Norrena became the first Lightning draft pick ever to reach double digits in wins. How sad is that?

More inside the numbers...

NHL Games Played by Era

GM Phil Esposito
1992 Draft: 2371 (218 G, 551 A, 769 P) (3 W, 12 L, 3 T)
1993 Draft: 1110 (213 G, 341 A, 554 P) (6 W, 16 L, 1 T)
1994 Draft: 1120 (105 G, 149 A, 254 P)
1995 Draft: 1073 (225 G, 346 A, 571 P) (9 W, 20 L, 5 T)
1996 Draft: 613 (75 G, 160 A, 235 P)
1997 Draft: 576 (61 G, 153 A, 214 P)
1998 Draft: 1553 (400 G, 636 A, 1,036 P)

Total NHL Games Played: 8,416
Active NHL Players: 9 (Hamrlik, Gratton, Salvador, Langkow, Kubina, Mara, Lecavalier, Richards, Afanasenkov)
Total Statistical Output: 1,297 G, 2,336 A, 3,633 P
18 W, 38L, 9 T

GM Rick Dudley
1999 Draft: 278 (16 G, 30 A, 46 P)
2000 Draft: 236 (27 G, 32 A, 59 P) (0 W, 1 L, 0 T)
2001 Draft: 251 (17 G, 37 A, 54 P)

Total NHL Games Played: 765
Active NHL Players: 2 (Alexeev, Svitov)
Total Statistical Output: 60 G, 99 A, 159 P
0 W, 1 L, 0 T

GM Jay Feaster
2002 Draft: 344 (34 G, 67 A, 101 P) (24 W, 23 L, 3 T)
2003 Draft: 96 (5 G, 5 A, 10 P) (0 W, 0 L, 1 T)
2004 Draft: 2 (0 G, 0 A, 0 P) (0 W, 0 L, 0 T)
2005 Draft: 20 (1 G, 2 A, 3 P)
2006 Draft: 0 (0 G, 0 A, 0 P)

Total NHL Games Played: 462
Active NHL Players: 7 (Ranger, Norrena, Craig, Reid, Tarnasky, Ramo, Jones)
Total Statistical Output: 40 G, 74 A, 114 P
24 W, 23 L, 4 T