Best NHL Draft Picks Ever

The Great Mario Lemieux Mario Lemieux is one of the most influential ice hockey players

Lemieux was drafted first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1984 and became a force on the rink. He won two Stanley Cups and three Hart Trophies with his skill and goal-scoring.

Guy Lafleur: Flower Power The Montreal Canadiens struck gold by selecting Guy Lafleur first overall in 1971

Lafleur, noted for his speed and offense, led the Canadiens to five Stanley Cups and two Hart Trophies.

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Denis Potvin: Defense Dynamo New York Islanders changed their defensive line forever in 1973. They chose Denis Potvin

an NHL legend among defenseman. He helped the Islanders win four Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies.

Gilbert Perreault: Buffalo Pride The Buffalo Sabres' 1970 first-round pick Gilbert Perreault had an instinctive ability to control the game.

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