• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Canada tops draft with 102 players, only seven Russians picked

MONTREAL - Canada led all countries with 102 players selected at the NHL draft, down from 120 in 2008 but the same number as in 2007.

The United States had 55 players chosen, up 10 from last year, although it had none in the top 15.

Sweden had 24 chosen, up seven from 2008 and there were 10 from Finland, a gain of three. Slovakia had five after not having a player drafted last year.

Russia, still hurting from the lack of a transfer agreement with the NHL, had seven and for a second year in a row the Czech Republic had only three. Belarus, Denmark, Germany and Britain each had one player picked.

More Stories

'Hockey Night in Canada' gets new home as Rogers unveils new NHL studio

TORONTO - The iconic "Hockey Night in Canada" show is getting an expensive new home. Rogers...

NHL PREVIEW:Habs look like Canada's best hope to end long Stanley Cup drought

During last season's playoffs, Canadiens players couldn't help but wonder how Montreal might...

Columbus Blue Jackets reassign 8 players, leaving 42 on training camp roster

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets made their second series of roster moves of training...

New Canucks Vrbata, Bonino get taste of what life will be like playing in Canada

WHISTLER, B.C. - Two of the newest Vancouver Canucks have already been introduced to what life...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

What do you think the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs need more right now – a major trade, or to fire coach Randy Carlyle?




Contests

Our Partners