NHL Draft: Sweden on the Rise?
All NHL draft selections from 1999 to 2017 plotted on this interactive graph reveals some interesting trends. Canadians selected are on decline, Americans fairly steady and Swedish-born players on strong incline.
How about quality?
Good question. A quick look at player nationalities chosen in the top 10 reveals that Canada is doing very well, including a recent high of 8 players in the top 10 in 2014. Both Sweden (4 in top 10 in 2011) and Finland with recent upward tends.
Navigate this interactive chart by clicking to see the players chosen in each year by nationality.
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