Photos: Canucks pick sixth? No. 6 overall NHL draft choices who made the grade

 

The Vancouver Canucks have the sixth overall pick in the June 27-28 NHL Entry Draft. Here are the players — a few of whom are pretty big names — who have had an impact in the NHL as sixth overall picks.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">PETER FORSBERG, picked 6th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. A lock for future Hockey Hall of Fame induction, played in 708 NHL career regular season games and 708 career playoff games.</div>
 

PETER FORSBERG, picked 6th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. A lock for future Hockey Hall of Fame induction, played in 708 NHL career regular season games and 708 career playoff games.

Photograph by: Robert Laberge, Getty Images files

 
<div id="page1">PETER FORSBERG, picked 6th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. A lock for future Hockey Hall of Fame induction, played in 708 NHL career regular season games and 708 career playoff games.</div>
PAUL COFFEY, picked 6th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman  played in 1,409 NHL career regular season games and 194 career playoff games.
PHIL HOUSLEY, picked 6th overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres played in 1,495 NHL career regular season games and 85 career playoff games.
DOUG WILSON, picked 6th overall in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, played in 1,024 NHL career regular season games and 95 career playoff games.
RYAN SMYTH, picked 6th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, played in 1,270 NHL career regular season games and 93 career playoff games.
SEAN MONAHAN, picked 6th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, has played in 75 NHL career regular season games.
SAM GAGNER, picked 6th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, has played in 481 NHL career regular season games.
DERICK BRASSARD, picked 6th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, has played in 403 NHL career regular season games and 12 career playoff games (prior to 2013-14 post-season).
MILAN MICHALEK, picked 6th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks, has played in 631 NHL career regular season games and 57 career playoff games.
SCOTTIE UPSHALL, picked 6th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators, has played in 490 NHL career regular season games and 26 career playoff games.
MIKKO KOIVU, picked 6th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, has played in 601 NHL career regular season games and 16 career playoff games (prior to the 2013-14 post-season).
SCOTT HARTNELL, picked 6th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators, has played in 953 NHL career regular season games and 84 career playoff games (prior to the 2013-14 post-season).
VIKTOR KOZLOV, picked 6th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks, played in 897 NHL career regular season games and 35 career playoff games.
CORY STILLMAN, picked 6th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, played in 1,025 NHL career regular season games and 82 career playoff games.
VINCENT DAMPHOUSSE, picked 6th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, played in 1,378 NHL career regular season games and 140 career playoff games.
JOHN MacLEAN, picked 6th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils, played in 1,194 NHL career regular season games and 104 career playoff games.
JIM BENNING (far right), picked 6th overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, played in 610 NHL career regular season games and seven career playoff games.
CRAIG HARTSBURG, picked 6th overall in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, played in 570 NHL career regular season games and 61 career playoff games.
BEHN WILSON, picked 6th overall in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, played in 601 NHL career regular season games and 67 career playoff games.
DON MURDOCH, picked 6th overall in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft by the New York Rangers, played in 320 NHL career regular season games and 24 career playoff games.
DON ASHBY, picked 6th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, played in 188 NHL career regular season games and 12 career playoff games.
ANDRE SAVARD, picked 6th overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Boston Bruins, played in 790 NHL career regular season games and 85 career playoff games.
MICHEL &#8216;BUNNY&#8217; LAROCQUE, picked 6th overall in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, played in 312 NHL career regular season games and won four Stanley Cup titles as the backup to Hall of Famer Ken Dryden.
GARY EDWARDS, picked 6th overall in the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft by the St. Louis Blues, played in 286 NHL career regular season games.
WALT McKECHNIE, picked 6th overall in the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft &#8212; the first-ever league draft of non-affiliated players &#8212; by the Toronto Maple Leafs, played in 955 NHL career regular season games and 15 career playoff games.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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