NHL Entry Draft Facts

6 American Players selected No. 1 overall.
21 Americans drafted in first two rounds in the 2007 and 2010 drafts -- the biggest total to date.
1968 Herb Boxer becomes the first-ever American-born player drafted into the NHL. Taken 17th overall by the Detroit Red Wings.
1983 Brian Lawton becomes first American to be selected first overall (Minnesota North Stars).
211 Players selected from the U.S. National Team Development Program, including No. 1 selections Rick DiPietro, Erik Johnson and Patrick Kane.