The NHL 2015 Draft has come and gone. This year we saw 4 Barrie Colts get selected by NHL teams. That ties it as the second most successful draft for Colts players in team history with 1997 draft. The only year more Barrie Colts were drafted was at the 1999 Draft when 6 players were selected by NHL teams.
After last draft, we joked around about how the 3 selected Colts Aaron Ekblad, Brendan Lemieux and Kevin Labanc were the famous wrestling group known as the 'NWO'. Well, we have decided that this years would be known as the 'Four Horsemen'. (Somewhere, there is at least one wrestling geek loving this..)
Here is how the updated history of the Colts at the NHL Draft looks since this past weekend.
2015 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Mackenzie Blackwood - Drafted 42nd overall by the New Jersey Devils.
- Rasmus Andersson - Drafted 53rd overall by the Calgary Flames.
- Roy Radke - Drafted 164th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Andrew Mangiapane - Drafted 166th overall by the Calgary Flames.
- Aaron Ekblad - Drafted 1st overall by the Florida Panthers.
- Brendan Lemieux - Drafted 31st overall by the Buffalo Sabres.
- Kevin Labanc - Drafted 171st overall by the San Jose Sharks.
2012 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Tanner Pearson - Drafted 30th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.
- Mark Scheifele - Drafted 7th overall by the Winnipeg Jets
- Alex Lepkowski - Drafted 137th overall by the Buffalo Sabres.
- Alexander Burmistrov - Drafted 8th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers.
- Dalton Prout - Drafted 154th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2009 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Kyle Clifford - Drafted 35th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.
- Alex Hutchings - Drafted 93rd overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
2008 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Michael Hutchinson - Drafted 77th overall by the Boston Bruins.
- Stefan Della Rovere - Drafted 204th overall by the Washington Capitals.
2006 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Brian Little - Drafted 12th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers.
2003 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- B.J. Crombeen - Drafted 54th overall by the Dallas Stars.
2002 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Jeremy Swanson - Drafted 169th overall by the Florida Panthers.
2001 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Jan Platil - Drafted 218th overall by the Ottawa Senators.
2000 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Tim Branham - Drafted 93rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks.
- Mike Danton - Drafted 135th overall by the New Jersey Devils.
- Eric Reitz - Drafted 170th overall by the Minnesota Wild.
1999 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Brian Finley - Drafted 6th overall by the Nashville Predators.
- Denis Shvidki - Drafted 12th overall by the Florida Panthers.
- Sheldon Keefe - Drafted 47th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- Ed Hill - Drafted 61st overall by the Nashville Predators.
- Andre Lakos - Drafted 95th overall by the New Jersey Devils.
- Scott Cameron - Drafted 185th overall by the New Jersey Devils.
1998 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Michael Henrich - Drafted 13th overall by the Edmonton Oilers.
- Martin Skoula - Drafted 17th overall by the Colorado Avalanche.
- Adam DeLeeuw - Drafted 151st overall by the Detroit Red Wings.
1997 NHL DRAFT CLASS
- Daniel Tkaczuk - Drafted 6th overall by the Calgary Flames.
- Nick Smith - Drafted 74th overall by the Florida Panthers.
- Keith Delaney - Drafted 155th overall by the Florida Panthers.
- Jeff McKercher - Drafted 189th overall by the Dallas Stars.
- Alexandre Volchkov - Drafted 4th overall by the Washington Capitals.
- Jan Bulis - Drafted 43rd overall by the Washington Capitals.
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