Rounds 19-24

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Number 19 Overall

(New York Rangers 2009 Selection)

2008 - Luca Sbisa D (Philadelphia) 39 Games, 0G, 7A, 7P

2007 - Logan MacMillan LW (Anaheim) No NHL Experience

2006 - Mark Mitera D (Anaheim) No NHL Experience

2005 - Jakub Kindl D (Detroit) No NHL Experience

2004 - Lauri Korpikoski LW (NYR) 68 Games, 6G, 8A, 14P

2003 - Ryan Getzlaf C (Anaheim) 297 Games, 88G, 182A, 270P

2002 - Jakub Koreis C (Phoenix) No NHL Experience

2001 - Shaone Morrisonn D (Boston) 350 Games, 9G, 49A, 58P

2000 - Krys Kolanos C (Phoenix) 136 Games, 20G, 21A, 41P

1999 - Kirill Safronov D (Phoenix) 35 Games, 2G, 2A, 4P

Best Pick at Number 19: Yet another gem from the 2003 draft, Ryan Getzlaf has established himself as one of the best young talents in the league. A Stanley Cup winner in 2007, his first as a full time pro in the NHL, Getzlaf has already achieved the ultimate team goal and he continues to improve on the personal accolades each season. Since entering the league he has improved his point production in each successive season, and with 91 points in 2008-09, Getzlaf just completed his best season to date. He also set career highs in penalty minutes with 121, showing he can mix it up when he needs to. Getzlaf is one of the faces of the Anaheim franchise (along with Corey Perry). Getzlaf is a hot name to make the Canadian Olympic team in 2010.

Biggest Bust: Jakub Koreis, taken a year before Getzlaf in the same spot, was taken purely on talent and potential out of the Czech league, with no major stats or accolades to base the selection on. Koreis never lived up to that potential, as he spent three years in the AHL, where his highest point total was 25. Koreis has spent the past two seasons back in Europe, between the Finnish and Czech leagues, where he has also failed to put up any sort of consistent numbers.

Rising Star: Luca Sbisa is a very rare player to reach the NHL at such a young age. First of all, he is an Italian born player, a country that traditionally produced no NHL talent. He also made it to the NHL in his first season, playing in 39 games for the Flyers, where he chipped in with seven assists. He also got his shot in the playoffs, as he appeared in one game for the Flyers in their first round loss to their instate rivals, the Pittsburg Penguins. Sbisa, only 19, should make the Flyers roster out of camp next year and be a fixture on their blue line for years to come.

Pick Trends: Anaheim and Phoenix have combined to select 19th six of the last 10 drafts.

A defenceman has been selected 19th overall five times in the past 10 years.

No right wing has been selected 19th overall in the past 10 years.

Number 20 Overall

(Calgary Flames 2009 Selection)

2008 - Michael Del Zotto D (NYR) No NHL Experience

2007 - Angelo Esposito C (Pittsburgh) No NHL Experience

2006 - David Fischer D (Montreal) No NHL Experience

2005 - Kenndal McArdle LW (Florida) 3 Games, 0G, 0A, 0P

2004 - Travis Zajac C (New Jersey) 244 Games, 51G, 87A, 138P

2003 - Brent Burns D (Minnesota) 326 Games, 35G, 82A, 117P

2002 - Daniel Paille LW (Buffalo) 193 Games, 35 G, 41A, 76P

2001 - Marcel Goc C (San Jose) 265 Games, 20G, 34A, 54P

2000 - Alexander Frolov LW (Los Angeles) 455 Games, 149G, 181A, 330P

1999 - Barrett Heisten LW (Buffalo) 10 Games, 0G, 0A, 0P

Best Pick at Number 20: Only three players selected in the first round in 2004 have played in more games than Travis Zajac has, who has been the model of consistency since joining the Devils full time in the 2006-07 season. He has only missed two games over the past three seasons, and none over the past two. Zajac recorded career highs in the major offensive categories in 2008-09, scoring 20 goals to go with 42 assists for a career high of 62 points. For all the minutes that he logs, he is a relatively clean player as well, registering only 29 penalty minutes this past year. Zajac buys into the Jersey way and he along with Zach Parise should be able to take the torch of leaders of the team after Martin Brodeur retires.

Biggest Bust: Barrett Heisten was selected out of the University of Maine where he was just under a point a game scorer in the NCAA for two years. He then took his game to the WHL where he performed even better, scoring 77 points in 58 games for the Seattle Thunderbirds. He got his one - and only - shot in the NHL as a member of the New York Rangers during the 2001-2002 season where he appeared in ten games but failed to register a single point. Since that point in time Heisten never had another shot at the NHL, as he bounced around the AHL and the ECHL. He has spent the last three seasons as a member of the Alaska Aces in the ECHL.

Rising Star: No one currently.

Pick Trends: The last three players selected 20th overall have yet to make their NHL debut.

No right wing has been selected 20th overall in the past 10 years.

Five of the players selected 20th overall in the past 10 years have never recorded a NHL point.

Number 21 Overall

(Philadelphia Flyers 2009 Selection)

2008 - Anton Gustafsson C (Washington) No NHL Experience

2007 - Riley Nash C (Edmonton) No NHL Experience

2006 - Bob Sanguinetti D (NYR) No NHL Experience

2005 - Tuukka Rask G (Toronto) 5 Games

2004 - Wojtek Wolski LW (Colorado) 240 Games, 56G, 90A, 146P

2003 - Mark Stuart D (Boston) 196 Games, 10G, 18A, 28P

2002 - Anton Babchuk D (Chicago) 168 Games, 23G, 38A, 61P

2001 - Colby Armstrong RW (Pittsburgh) 281 Games, 63G, 86A, 149P

2000 - Anton Volchenkov D (Ottawa) 364 Games, 12G, 68A, 80P

1999 - Nick Boynton D (Boston) 505 Games, 32G, 96A, 128P

Best Pick at Number 21: Colby Armstrong is the model for a late first round pick. It took him a few years to develop into a NHL ready player, but by the time he arrived in the NHL with the Penguins in the 2005-06 season he has been a reliable second or third line winger who has not appeared in fewer than 72 games in a season since his call up. He was a key piece in the trade that sent him to Atlanta in return for Marian Hossa, in which the Pens used to make a Stanley Cup run in 2008. Armstrong matched a career high in 2008-09 with 40 points and provided a bright spot for an Atlanta team that struggled throughout much of the year.

Biggest Bust: It may still be too early to consider Tuukka Rask a bust, but the kid had lofty - and potentially unrealistic - expectations placed on him for two reasons. First, he was named the World Junior Championships goalie of the tournament in 2006 and he was a Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick, which always raised the bar and expectations among fans. Rask has not been able to live up to the billing and was traded to Boston in the Andrew Raycroft deal. He has played only five games in the NHL for the Bruins, where he has posted a respectable 3-1-1 record, including a shutout in 2009. The biggest current obstacle facing Rask is the fact that he is playing behind likely Veniza trophy winner Tim Thomas in Boston. He may need a second change of scenery to be able to succeed in the NHL.

Rising Star: Riley Nash, only 20, has spent the last two seasons in the NCAA playing for Cornell University where he has posting just under a point per game. Though he still has two years of eligibility remaining at CU, Nash may have an outside shot to make the Oilers roster in 2009-10. If not look for him to spend another year in the NCAA before the Alberta native becomes a NHL regular in 2010.

Pick Trends: Forwards have only been selected 21st overall four times in the past 10 drafts.

An Eastern Conference team has selected 21st overall seven times in the past 10 drafts.

Number 22 Overall

(Vancouver Canucks 2009 Selection)

2008 - Jordon Eberle C (Edmonton) No NHL Experience

2007 - Max Pacioretty LW (Montreal) 34 Games, 3G, 8A, 11P

2006 - Claude Giroux RW (Philadelphia) 44 Games, 9G, 18A, 27P

2005 - Matt Lashoff D (Boston) 58 Games, 1G, 14A, 15P

2004 - Lukas Kaspar LW (San Jose) 16 Games, 2G, 2A, 4P

2003 - Marc-Antoine Pouliot C (Edmonton) 141 Games, 14G, 25A, 39P

2002 - Sean Bergenheim LW (NYI) 183 Games, 30G, 27A, 57P

2001 - Jiri Novotny C (Buffalo) 189 Games, 20G, 31A, 51P

2000 - David Hale D (New Jersey) 263 Games, 3G, 17A, 20P

1999 - Maxime Ouellet G (Philadelphia) 12 Games

Best Pick at Number 22: The number 22 selection has failed to develop any reliable NHL players, let alone stars. Therefore, Claude Giroux, who had a solid year in 2008-09, especially down the stretch, is the choice based on a favorite draft word, 'potential.' The Hearst, ONT native split time in 2008-09 between the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL and the big club. He was called up around the all star break and played in 42 games for the Flyers, where the speedster added a spark to the Philadelphia line up. He scored nine goals to go along with 18 assists for a total of 27 points. Giroux also played and contributed in his first NHL Playoffs, where he scored two goals and added 3 helped in the Flyers six game opening round loss to the Penguins.

Biggest Bust: Maxime Ouellet is yet another goalie who failed to live up to the hype. If the draft proves anything to the scouts and teams around the league, it is goalies are busts much more often then they are hits in the first round. Ouellet has travelled as much as anyone since being drafted by Philadelphia, playing for three NHL teams and three AHL teams. He has had a shot to start for each of the big clubs - Philadelphia, Washington and Vancouver - but failed to deliver in each instance. His last NHL start came in the 2005-06 season with the Vancouver Canucks but since then has bounced around the ECHL and other low level pro teams.

Rising Star: Jordan Eberle recently completed his third season as a member of the Regina Pats in the WHL where he scored 74 points in 61 games in 2008-09. Eberle is famous for a much bigger moment then his WHL stats, as he was the player to score the game tying goal with 5.4 seconds to go for Canada in the 2009 World Junior Championships again Russia. He went on to be named game MVP and a primary reason why Canada won the tournament for a fifth year in a row. Look for Eberle to bring his skill - and clutch performances - to Edmonton next season.

Pick Trends: Only two defense men have been selected 22nd overall in the last 10 years.

Only two European players have been selected 22nd overall in the last 10 years.

Number 23 Overall

(New Jersey Devils 2009 Selection)

2008 - Tyler Cuma D (Minnesota) No NHL Experience

2007 - Jonathan Blum D (Nashville) No NHL Experience

2006 - Simeon Varlamov G (Washington) 12 Games

2005 - Nicklas Bergfors RW (New Jersey) 9 Games, 1G, 0A, 1P

2004 - Andrej Meszaros D (Ottawa) 298 Games, 28G, 98A, 126P

2003 - Ryan Kesler C (Vancouver) 320 Games, 65G, 75A, 140P

2002 - Ben Eager LW (Phoenix) 195 Games, 20G, 16A, 36P

2001 - Tim Gleason D (Ottawa) 332 Games, 7G, 58A, 65P

2000 - Nathan Smith C (Vancouver) 17 Games, 0G, 0A, 0P

1999 - Steve McCarthy D (Chicago) 302 Games, 17G, 38A, 55P

Best Pick at Number 23: Andrej Meszaros cashed in big this past off-season, as he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning after three excellent years in Ottawa. After a year to get acclimated to the North American game in the WHL, Meszaros made his debut with Ottawa to begin the 2005-06 season and over the next three years he did not miss a single game while playing in the nations capital. Meszaros helped lead the Sens to the Stanley Cup finals in 2007, while posting 110 points from the blue line over his three years in Ottawa. He took a step back during the 2008-09 season, his first in Tampa, though that was many due to his first time injured during his NHL career. Meszaros is one of the better players to come out of the bottom third of the draft in the past decade.

Biggest Bust: Nathan Smith was a star in every sense of the word when the Canucks drafted him out of Swift Current in the WHL, where he posted back-to-back seasons of more than a point a game average. But, scouts were worried about his skating ability and that is why he fell to the 23rd spot in the draft. In retrospect it turns out that 23 was still far too high for Smith to go. Smith has continued to flirt with contributing in the NHL, playing in 17 career games between the Canucks and the Penguins, most recently during the 2007-08 season with Pittsburgh. But, he has failed to register a single point in these games which has relegated him to continue his duty in the AHL. Smith finished his 2008-09 season as a member of the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL, scoring 16 points in 44 games.

Rising Star: The results are still extremely fresh, but it looks as if the Washington Capitals made a rare hit with a goalie in the first round. Simeon Varlamov, only 20, exploded onto the scene after the conclusion of the 2008-09 regular season. In their first round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Varlamov took over between the pipes for incumbent Christobal Huet and dazzled for the Caps, leading the team to a come from behind series win. Varlamov posted a 1.17 goals against average in the series which included two shut outs. Will he be a one year wonder like many other quick rising goalies (See: Price, Carey) or will he be a stabilizing force in nets for Washington for years to come.

Pick Trends: A defenceman has been selected 23rd overall five times in the past 10 years.

Only three Europeans have been selected 23rd overall in the past 10 years.

Number 24 Overall

(Washington Capitals 2009 Selection)

2008 - Mattias Tedenby LW (New Jersey) No NHL Experience

2007 - Mikael Backlund C (Calgary) 1 Game, 0G, 0A, 0P

2006 - Dennis Persson D (Buffalo) No NHL Experience

2005 - T.J. Oshie C (St. Louis) 57 Games, 14G, 25A, 39P

2004 - Kris Chucko RW (Calgary) 2 Games, 0G, 0A, 0P

2003 - Mike Richards C (Philadelphia) 290 Games, 79G, 142A, 221P

2002 - Alexander Steen C (Toronto) 314 Games, 56G, 94A, 150P

2001 - Lukas Krajicek D (Florida) 278 Games, 10G, 59A, 69P

2000 - Brad Boyes C (Toronto) 328 Games, 119G, 133A, 252P

1999 - Luca Cereda C (Toronto) No NHL Experience

Best Pick at Number 24: Yet another selection from the 2003 draft, which has proved to be the best draft in recent memory, with more cant miss prospects than busts. Mike Richards, named the captain of the Flyers before the 2008-09 season has teamed with fellow 2003 pick Jeff Carter to form one of the best young nucleuses in the NHL. The leader lived up to his designation during the past season, recording career highs in goals (30), assists (50) and points (80). Richards plays a great end to end game, a threat to score on the power play, at even strength and short handed. Richards will likely captain the Flyers until he choses to leave or retires.

Biggest Bust: Luca Cereda, while no doubt a bust, is thought of in even worse light due to the fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs made him their first round selection and any time that happens, lofty expectations are placed on a player and if they are not met, they hit the ground even harder. But, Cereda does deserve the status as a bust, as he never appeared in a NHL game since being drafted in 1999 - a span of ten season. Cereda spent three seasons playing for the St. John's Maple Leafs in the AHL but never recorded more than 25 points in a season. He returned to play in the Swiss league for the 2003-04 season and last played professional hockey in 2007.

Rising Star: Like the team he plays for, T.J. Oshie came on strong in the last half of the 2008-09 season as a member of the St. Louis Blues. After spending three years at the University of North Dakota, this Washington state native appeared in 57 games for the Blues this past season, recording 39 points for the club as he helped them make a late season playoff push. Though they were swept in the first round by Vancouver, Oshie proved that he has the game to contribute in this league and for a rising Blues team for years to come.

Pick Trends: A Canadian team has selected 24th overall five times in the last 10 years.

Only four players selected 24th overall have appeared in 100 or more NHL games.

A Centre has been selected 24th overall six times in the last 10 years.

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