Draft Picks by Team 2010-2012
by Barry Britto (aka Goal Digger)
The follow charts contain all of the draft picks from 2010 to 2012. Some interesting pieces of information include:
- Toronto had the most picks over the three year period with 22, followed closely by Calgary (20) and Montreal. On the other end of the scale, we see Saskatchewan and Edmonton with 13 each. The number of picks tells something about the franchise's philosophy and their value in the draft for aquiring talent.
- Looking at the number of picks each team spends on each position can explain something about the strengths and weaknesses of a team's Canadian talent. For example, Montreal and Calgary both posess what is likely the most Canadian offensive line talent and the reason can be seen by the fact they both lead the league in the number of offensive linemen taken over the past three years (6). Conversely, Winnipeg and Hamilton have struggled in finding capable Canadian offensive linemen, and have only drafted 2 and 3 o-linemen respectively.
Looking at the supplemental draft, it seems as though teams who select players get very good value. Johnny Forzani (3rd) and Ted Laurent (2nd) are clearly better players than the cost of their draft picks. It is still early to rate Kito Poblah (1st), but most would say he is a first round talent.