Photo: The Arizona Coyotes plucked center Dylan Strome from the Erie Otters with the third pick overall in the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
With the exception of a two-month period where he was thrust into the role of first-line center due to an injury to Erie Otters’ star forward Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome played in the shadow of McDavid over the course of the 2014-15 season. But Strome will be stepping out of that shadow in the not too distant future after having been chosen third overall in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Arizona Coyotes.
Photo: Jack Eichel, drafted 2nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres, greets the fans at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
While the Buffalo Sabres made it fairly obvious that their desire was to select Connor McDavid had they won the NHL Draft Lottery, they instead used the second pick overall at the 2015 NHL Draft to land a player that should lead them for the next decade or more, center Jack Eichel from Boston University.
Photo: Connor McDavid answers questions after being taken 1st overall in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. (Courtesy of Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Edmonton Oilers used the first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to select Erie Otters phenom, Connor McDavid. McDavid has long been considered the top talent in his draft class, and probably the top draft-eligible talent available to the NHL since Sidney Crosby was chosen in the 2005 NHL Draft.
Photo: Though Martin Jones is one of the best goaltending prospects in the NHL, he was not selected in the NHL Draft. (Courtesty of Seth Sanchez/Icon Sportswire)
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Photo: Drafted 9th overall in 2011, defenseman Dougie Hamilton had 42 points in 72 games for the Bruins this season. (Leon T. Switzer/Icon SMI)
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