Marlboros Alumni

NHL Drafts

NHLThe first ever NHL Entry Draft took place on June 5, 1963 in Montreal.

Prior to the draft the original six NHL teams each sponsored Junior “A” hockey teams across Canada, stocking these teams with prospects they had signed to binding contracts.

There were three types of contracts offered;

“A” Form – Simply committed a player to attend the Junior tryout without any commitment from the club
“B” Form – Gave the team the option to sign the player after seeing him in the tryout in return for a bonus payment.
“C” Form – Committed the players professional rights to the team until released or traded in return for a signing bonus payment.

In the first five years of the draft the Junior sponsorships still existed, therefore the only players being drafted were players that had not signed with any team up until that point.

Beginning with the NHL expansion in 1968 the Junior “A” sponsorship by NHL teams was disbanded and all players under the age of 20 were eligible to be chosen by any teams.

The first ever selection was Gary Monahan chosen as a 16 year old from the St. Michael’s College Juvenile team in the old THL.

Monahan was immediately assigned to the St. Michael’s Jr. B team and then spent the following three years developing with the Peterborough Pete’s of the OHA Junior A League.

Much has changed over the years to where teams can only select players who have reached their 18th birthday.

Many Marlboro minors have graduated to the Major Junior A and college ranks, only to be later drafted by NHL teams beginning with that initial draft.

NHL 1st Round Selections

Jamie Drysdale

Jamie Drysdale - Selected First Round

Drafted 6th
Overall in 2020
by the Anaheim Ducks

Jack Hughes

Jack Hughes

Drafted 1st
Overall in 2019
by the New Jersey Devils

Quinn Hughes

Quinn Hughes

Drafted 7th
Overall in 2018
by the Vancouver Canucks

Michael McLeod

Michael McLeod

Drafted 12th
Overall in 2016
by the New Jersey Devils

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid

Drafted 1st
Overall in 2015
by the Edmonton Oilers

Dylan Strome

Dylan Strome

Drafted 3rd
Overall in 2015
by the Arizona Coyotes

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett

Drafted 4th
Overall in 2014
by the Calgary Flames

Nicholas Ritchie

Nicholas Ritchie

Drafted 10th
Overall in 2014
by the Anaheim Ducks

Joshua Ho-Sang

Joshua Ho-Sang

Drafted 28th
Overall in 2014
by the New York Islanders

Scott Laughton

Scott Laughton

Drafted 20th
Overall in 2012
by the Philadelphia Flyers

Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban

Drafted 24th
Overall in 2012
by the Boston Bruins

Ryan Strome

Ryan Strome

Drafted 5th
Overall in 2011
by the New York Islanders

Stuart Percy

Stuart Percy

Drafted 25th
Overall in 2011
by the Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tavares

John Tavares

Drafted 1st
Overall in 2009
by the New York Islanders

Sam Gagner

Sam Gagner

Drafted 6th
Overall in 2007
by the Edmonton Oilers

Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith

Drafted 27th
Overall in 2007
by the Detroit Red Wings

Wojtek Wolski

Wojtek Wolski

Drafted 18th
Overall in 2004
by the Colorado Avalanche

Rick Nash

Rick Nash

Drafted 1st
Overall in 2002
by the Columbus Blue Jackets

Jason Spezza

Jason Spezza

Drafted 2nd
Overall in 2001
by the Ottawa Senators