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Interesting tool looking at draft peformance

I noticed that Hockey Prospectus has some very interesting additions to its statistics, in particular a new section on data visualization.

After playing around a bit, I found the draft section where picks are evaluated by their proprietary player metric, GVT. I had a look at Shero's draft record. Here are the charts.

Pens' Drafts Since 2006

To provide a comparison, here are Boston and Chicago.

Bruins' Drafts Since 2006

Hawks' Drafts Since 2006

I'm not going to reiterate points that have been made ad naseaum before. Usual caveats apply regarding using a counting stat like GVT for players who may either just be starting a career or haven't had a chance to get to the NHL yet.

And, because it's a really cool tool, here's the Pens' all-time draft.

Pens' All Time Drafts

Apologies for not including the charts, but I couldn't get them to display everything well.

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