The 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone, and the short term, and potentially long term, futures of hundreds of young men have been determined.
The top players went where they were expected to go, while some players made pretty substantial slides down the draft board, including a couple, like Ivan Barbeshev, who were ranked higher up on the final FanSided NHL Draft big board.
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The Dallas Stars address a major need right away with the selection of defenseman Julius Honka in the first round. The Stars then added five more defensemen throughout the rest of the NHL Draft to give the organization as many options as possible when it comes to address a position of need.
|1||14||14||JULIUS HONKA||D||FIN||5′ 10″||180||WHL||SWIFT CURRENT|
|2||15||45||BRETT POLLOCK||LW||CAN||6′ 2″||182||WHL||EDMONTON|
|3||15||75||ALEXANDER PETERS||D||CAN||6′ 3″||207||OHL||PLYMOUTH|
|4||15||105||MICHAEL PRAPAVESSIS||D||CAN||6′ 0″||173||OJHL||TORONTO LAKESHORE|
|4||25||115||BRENT MORAN||G||CAN||6′ 3″||186||OHL||NIAGARA|
|5||15||135||MIRO KARJALAINEN||D||FIN||6′ 5″||205||FINLAND-JR. U18||JOKERIT U18|
|6||4||154||AARON HAYDON||D||USA||6′ 2″||197||OHL||NIAGARA|
|6||15||165||JOHN NYBERG||LW||SWE||6′ 2″||180||SWEDEN-JR.||FROLUNDA JR.|
|7||15||195||PATRICK SANVIDO||D||CAN||6′ 5″||218||OHL||WINDSOR|
Okay Stars fans! What do you think of your team’s haul in the 2014 NHL Draft? Excited, or do you feel the team could have done better? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.