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NHL Drafting Biases


All NHL executives say "...we pick the best player available...?" Do you believe that? Even if those executives believe their own words, biases are unavoidable; it is built into the foundation of any organization. Navigate the data below and come to your own conclusions.

The first graph shows the number of players selected from the 3 major Canadian hockey leagues - the OHL, WHL and the QMJHL. Hover and click areas of the graph for more information.

The second graph below, shows all drafted players by position. Hover and click areas of the graph for more information.

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