NHL Draft: 3rd Round and Beyond

March 14, 2018

Using the same setup as we did for the top-10 selections and 2nd round visuals, we can see which teams rise to the top based on success factor "average number of games played per selection".  Of course, this is not an ideal performance indicator, however, it is an indicator which can help identify trends and outliers for further investigation.  The interactive data visual allows for selection of a range of years to assist you in assessing and comparing on your own terms.


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data source:  hockey-reference.com

Annex (Compare Canadiens regimes Gainey versus Bergevin)


By request, here is a comparison of two Canadiens regimes; Gainey (2003 to 2009) versus Bergevin (2012 to 2017).  


It is important to note that the visual is comparing the selected team (Canadiens) against the rest of the league; so apples versus apples.  The visual shows that, compared to the rest of the league, selections under Gainey were excellent; arguably best in the NHL.  Under Bergevin, selections were good; just above league average for "average games played per selection", however this performance was achieved with "below average number of selections".  Only 4 other teams had as many or fewer selections in 3rd round and beyond during Bergevin's tenure.  Having fewer selections is often the result of a previous regime, which makes overall management assessment a difficult task.


Of course, "games played" is not an idea indicator of success; we provide interactive charts to allow you to see the players and filter the data to be your own judge.


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