Getting Drafted for a Second Time- A Study

Who the fuck is Tim Brent? A guy that's been drafted into the NHL twice.

With the discussion yesterday about the Leafs not signing 2008 Draft pick Joel Champagne, a question was asked about the number of the players who have re-entered the draft and been drafted again.  Well I like a challenge, so with the help of PPP user and hot chick extraordinaire Fergus30, we set out to find out about those players that have been drafted twice.

We went all the way back to 1999 using NHL Draft information from hockeydb.com to find our guys. Why 1999 you ask? Because 11 years seemed like a good amount, especially with over 3,300 players to go through.  So without further adieu, our list and discussion......after the jump.

The 37 players drafted twice since 1999 in alphabetical order. Scroll way down for the discussion.

Craig Anderson – G

1999, Round 3, #77 – Calgary

2001, Round 3, #73 – Chicago

 

Gregor Baumgartner – RW

1997, Round 2, #37 – Montreal

1999, Round 5, #156 – Dallas

 

Jim Baxter – D

1997, Round 7, #180 – Boston

1999, Round 7, #202 – Carolina

 

Garett Bembridge – RW

1999, Round 5, #137 – NYR

2001, Round 7, #207 – Calgary

 

Jordan Bendfeld – D

2006, Round 5, #152 – Phoenix

2008, Round 7, #193 – Edmonton

 

Nick Boynton – D

1997, Round 1, #9 – Washington

1999, Round 1, #21 – Boston

 

Tim Brent – C

2002, Round 2, #37 – Anaheim

2004, Round 3, #75 - Anaheim (lol!)

 

Craig Brunel – RW

1998, Round 6, #147 – Nashville

1999, Round 9, #263 – Buffalo

 

Andy Chiodo – G

2001, Round 6, #166 – NYI

2003, Round 7, #199 – Pittsburgh

 

Mathieu Chouinard – G

1998, Round 1, #15 – Ottawa

2000, Round 2, #45 – Ottawa (lol!)

 

Will Colbert – D

2003, Round 7, #228 – Ottawa

2005, Round 6, #183 – San Jose

 

Gerard Dicaire – D

2000, Round 2, #48 – Buffalo

2002, Round 5, #162 – Tampa Bay

 

Fedor Fedorov – C

1999, Round 6, #182 – Tampa Bay

2001, Round 3, #66 – Vancouver

 

Jonas Fiedler – RW

2002, Round 3, #86 – San Jose

2004, Round 8, #235 – Carolina

 

Paul Flache – D

2000, Round 5, #152 – Edmonton

2002, Round 4, #144 – Atlanta

 

Brent Gauvreau – C

1998, Round 5, #120 – Calgary

2000, Round 6, #186 – Phoenix

 

Peter Hamerlik – G

2000, Round 3, #84 – Pittsburgh

2002, Round 5, #153 – Boston

 

Trevor Hendrikx – D

2003, Round 9, #283 – Columbus

2005, Round 7, #201 – Columbus (lol!)

 

Eric Hunter – C

2004, Round 8, #229 – Chicago

2006, Round 6, #174 – NYR

 

Eric Johansson – C

2000, Round 8, #255 – Minnesota

2002, Round 6, #187 – New Jersey

 

Matthew Lombardi – C

2000, Round 7, #215 – Edmonton

2002, Round 3, #90 – Calgary

 

Masi Marjamaki – LW

2003, Round 2, #66 – Boston

2005, Round 5, #144 – NYI

 

Brandon Nolan – C

2001, Round 3, #72 – New Jersey

2003, Round 4, #111 – Vancouver

 

Nathan Paetsch - D

2001, Round 2, #58 – Washington

2003, Round 7, #202 - Buffalo

 

Peter Reynolds - D

1999, Round 2, #60 – Toronto

2001, Round 9, #274 – Carolina

 

Ashton Rome - RW

2004, Round 4, #108 – Boston

2006, Round 5, #143 – San Jose

 

Dany Roussin - LW

2003, Round 7, #223 – Florida

2005, Round 2, #50 – Los Angeles

 

Brett Scheffelmaier - D

1999, Round 3, #75 – Tampa Bay

2001, Round 6, #190 – St. Louis

 

Robert Schnabel - D

1997, Round 3, #79 – NYI

1998, Round 5, #129 – Phoenix

 

Shay Stephenson - LW

2001, Round 9, #278 – Edmonton

2003, Round 7, #198 – Carolina

 

Jarret Stoll - C

2000, Round 2, #46 – Calgary

2002, Round 2, #36 – Edmonton

 

Martin Vagner - D

2002, Round 1, #26 - Dallas

2004, Round 9, #268 – Carolina

 

Jeremy Van Hoof - D

1999, Round 2, #57 – Pittsburgh

2001, Round 7, #222 – Tampa Bay

 

Kyle Wanvig - RW

1999, Round 3, #89 – Boston

2001, Round 2, #36 – Minnesota

 

Rob Zepp - G

1999, Round 4, #99 – Atlanta

2001, Round 4, #110 – Carolina

 

Mike Zigomanis - C

1999, Round 2, #64 – Buffalo

2001, Round 2, #46 – Carolina

 

Matt Zultek - LW

1997, Round 1, #15 – Los Angeles

1999, Round 2, #56 - Boston

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So what does this all tell us?

First and foremost, it shows that players drafted twice don't have the best luck when it comes to having an NHL career. The only regular NHLers past or present on this list are Anderson, Boynton, Lombardi, Stoll, and to a lesser extent Paetsch and Zigomanis. The remaining 31 players have played a handful of NHL games combined and for the most part have bounced around the minor leagues from the AHL, ECHL, and various European leagues.

Secondly it shows that players have about a 1 in 3 chance of being drafted earlier than in their first draft year. Roussin benefited the most by re-entering the draft, moving up 173 spots from 223rd overall to Florida in 2002; all the way up to 50th overall in 2004 with Los Angeles. Roussin then went on to never play a game in the NHL. That's right; he cost a 2nd and 7th round pick and never played a game!

Third, in the words of Fergus 30: "My conclusion is that Carolina has shit scouting. Not one of the guys they picked up on their second go around played a full season in the NHL." Carolina has drafted 7 out of the 37 players drafted twice since 1999 (19%), and combined they have played 23 total games in the NHL. Dear Carolina, perhaps there was a reason they were never signed in the first place? (Argument invalid with regards to Joel Champagne)

Toronto, on the other hand, has never draft a play on their second go around. And the only player they've drafted, lost, and had drafted again was 1999's 2nd round selection Peter Reynolds. He was a good sized and decent scoring defenseman (.5 ppg in the OHL), but he never played a game in the NHL.

Lastly, a big LOL to Columbus, Anaheim, and Ottawa for drafting the same player twice. Only mystery man Tim Brent went on to play in the NHL, 19 games total so far with 15 of those for the team who drafted him....twice.

So there you have it. That's what happens to players who get drafted for a second time.

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