With the 1st overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
From the onset of being selected first overall in 2008, Stamkos has proved to be everything the Tampa Bay Lightning desired in marketing him as the next big NHL star. Before even entering the league, marketing campaigns were launched around ‘Seen Stamkos’ and the 23-year-old hasn’t disappointed in his first five years of professional hockey.
Few have scored at the pace of Stamkos, who has already won the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard twice in his career. In just 373 career NHL games, Stamkos has 208 goals and 386 points as one of the league’s most prolific scorers.
FC’s 1st Ranked Players By Year
2008: Steven Stamkos (TBL, 1st overall)
2009: John Tavares (NYI, 1st overall)
2010: Taylor Hall (EDM, 1st overall)
2011: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM, 1st overall)
2012: Nail Yakupov (EDM, 1st overall)
2013: Seth Jones
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.