No miracles in yesterday’s draft lottery.

Here’s the history of the eighth overall pick dating back to 1990:

2011Sean CouturierF20581
2010Alex BurmistrovF19458
2009Scott GlennieF10
2008Mikkel BoedkerF338146
2007Zach HamillF204
2006Peter MuellerF297160
2005Devin SetoguchiF459249
2004Alxandre PicardF672
2003Braydon CoburnD575157
2002Pierre-Marc BouchardF593356
2000Nikita AlexeevF15937
1999Taylor PyattF859280
1998Mark BellF450182
1997Sergei SamsonovF888571
1996Johnathan AitkenD441
1995Terry RyanF80
1994Jason WiemerF726202
1993Niklas SundstromF750349
1992Brandon ConveryF7228
1991Richard MatvichukD796178
1990Derian HatcherD1045331

The top 20 prospects per the March ISS rankings:

RankPlayerPositionBirthShotHeightWeightTeamLeague2013-14 GPPts
1Ekblad, AaronD2/7/1996R6.03.5216BarrieOHL5853
2Reinhart, SamC11/6/1995R6.00.75185KootenayWHL60105
3Bennett, SamLW6/20/1996L6.00.25178KingstonOHL5791
4Dal Colle, MichaelC6/20/1996L6.01.5182OshawaOHL6795
5Nylander, WilliamC5/1/1996R5.11169ModoSweE5734
6Draisaitl, LeonC10/27/1995L6.01.5204Prince AlbertWHL64105
7Perlini, BrendanLW4/27/1996L6.02.75205NiagaraOHL5871
8Virtanen, JakeLW8/17/1996R6.00.75208CalgaryWHL7171
9Tuch, AlexRW5/10/1996R6.03.5213USA Under-18NTDP2632
10Fleury, HaydnLD7/8/1996L6.02.5203Red DeerWHL7046
11Ho-Sang, JoshuaRW1/22/1996R5.11175WindsorOHL6785
12Ritchie, NicholasLW12/5/1995L6.02.25226PeterboroughOHL6174
13Kapanen, KasperiRW7/23/1996R6.00180KuopioFinE4714
14Ehlers, NikolajLW2/14/1996L5.11162HalifaxQMJHL63104
15McCann, JaredC5/31/1996L6.00.25179S.S. MarieOHL6462
16Larkin, DylanLW7/30/1996L6.00.75190USA Under-18NTDP2626
17McKeown, RolandD1/20/1996R6.00.75195KingstonOHL6243
18Milano, SonnyLW5/12/1996L5.11.5183USA Under-18NTDP2539
19Goldobin, NikolayRW10/7/1995L5.11.75178SarniaOHL6794

Nick Ritchie is going to get a lot of play in Leafland because he’s this draft’s “next Lucic,” while Jared McCann should also be the center (wink) of much discussion as he might the best natural pivot available if the Leafs remain in the eight spot and he’s also an Ontario boy.

Bob McKenzies Top 10 NHL Draft Prospects

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