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Joe Sakic: A Career Comes Full Circle

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Drafted 15th overall in 1987 National Hockey Leagues Entry Draft the Quebec Nordiques, future Hall of Fame National Hockey League center Joe Sakic was passed over by Los Angeles (No. 4 Wayne McBean), Pittsburgh (No. 5 Chris Joseph), Minnesota (No. 6 Dave Archibald), Chicago (No. 8 Jimmy Waite), Quebec (No. 9 Brian Fogarty), New York Rangers (No. 10 Jayson More), Detroit (No. 11 Yves Recine), St. Louis (No. 12 Keith Osborne) and the New York Islanders (No. 13 Dean Chynoweth) before finally Quebec snapped up the British Columbia native in the second half of the first round.

Although they selected him the Quebec team were lucky to get him as there scouting department definitely didn't hold a crystal ball on draft day.  The Nor...

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