With the 17th overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
Just one season removed from being selected 14th overall by the Dallas Stars, Oleksiak was already causing headaches for opposing forwards in the NHL. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound defenseman played 16 games with the Stars in his first professional season, recording two points.
Oleksiak spent the majority of his season with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, recording six goals and 33 points in a successful 59 game campaign.
FC’s 17th Ranked Players By Year
2008: Thomas McCollum (DET, 30th overall)
2009: Jacob Josefson (NJD, 20th overall)
2010: Jon Merrill (NJD, 38th overall)
2011: Jamie Oleksiak (DAL, 14th overall)
2012: Nicolas Kerdiles (ANA, 36th overall)
2013: Curtis Lazar
For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.