Prospect Ramblings: Decade of Drafting – Finland

Pat Quinn

2020-08-19

 

 

Welcome to the Thursday Prospect Ramblings which is the last in my series looking at drafting over the past decade out of certain leagues. I will wrap up looking at Finland, and let me tell you I swear I saw more players drafted out of this league but was wrong so the success rates are obviously somewhat inflated or deflated depending on the number of players drafted per year/round.

 

Here are all of the Previous works:

BCHL/AJHL: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-decade-of-drafting-bchl-and-ajhl/

USHL: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-rambling-decade-of-drafting-ushl/

USNDTP, NAHL, CCHA, Big Ten, H-East, WCHA and NCHC: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-decade-of-drafting-part-3/

High-xxxx Leagues: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-decade-of-drafting-part-4/

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Belarus, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-decade-of-drafting-rusczesvknordenbelsui/

Sweden: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-decade-of-drafting-sweden/

 

Also here is my #GoodTweet for you all to enjoy (just pretend they were threaded here):

 

 

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There was a total of 107 players drafted out of leagues in Finland. Using my metrics, the leagues had a success rate of 50.47% but averaging it out over the decade brought that number to 42.33%, which is likely much closer to the real mark.

 

The pattern out of Finland is that the number of players drafted out of the leagues there increased from the lows in 2008-2010, the slight increase from 2011-2014, and then an increase from 2015-2018 with the four largest years.

 

 

 

Then the most players were drafted out of the leagues in Finland in 2019

 

 

 

The success rate is an increase but the numbers are tough to trus