Draft / Jun-2015
It has been a pretty long day; our seats are way up in the rafters of the Forum. We fall asleep, both of us. I don’t know when, but I wake up, rub the sleep out of my eyes and check the draft board.
Draft,St Louis Blues,The Last of the Best / Jun-2015
Mom wasn’t a hockey person so she didn’t know Gordie Howe from Joe Blow. “Some fella named Cliff Fletcher called and said something about you being drafted.”
Boston Bruins,Draft,The Last of the Best / Jun-2015
I joke about it. People will ask “where did you go?” And I’ll say I was picked right before Vincent Lecavalier. “But didn’t he go first overall in 1998?” And I’ll say “yeah, that’s right”.
Draft,Edmonton Oilers,The Last of the Best / Jun-2015
The best decision I ever made in my life was not going to the draft; that is for sure. My agent called and said, “I am taking some guys down to Montreal for the draft. I want you to come along.”
Draft,Vancouver Canucks / Jun-2015
In ’91, my dad and I drove to Buffalo for what was to be the Lindros draft. I had just the one meeting set up with the Vancouver Canucks.
Detroit Red Wings,Draft,National Hockey League,World Hockey Association / Jun-2015
I was just playing hockey with my pals. I didn’t have dreams of going to the NHL or anything. We were a town of 6000 with dads coaching. It wasn’t until I was 14 that I realized you can go play junior.
Draft,The Last of the Best / Jun-2015
To simply be drafted, means you play the very difficult game of hockey better than almost every other person born in your birth year anywhere in the hockey-playing world.
Draft,Montreal Canadiens,Series,The Last of the Best / Jun-2015
Even all the way up, all I got was a letter from Montreal saying, you’ve been drafted by the Montreal Canadiens show up on September 8th to the Montreal Forum.
Draft,Montreal Canadiens / Jun-2015
Serge Savard drafted me. He must have asked me 20 times if I was happy to be drafted by the Canadiens because I looked so disappointed.
Draft,Toronto Maple Leafs / Apr-2015
I’ll never forget it: I’m sitting in Donny Meehan’s room and he looks at me and he says, So, I don’t who where you’re going now. This is my agent.