It is always interesting to see how good a first round pick do in his first year in the NHL. Here is the last 10 years:

2014 – Aaron Ekblad – Florida Panthers – Defenceman – OHL
44 Games played. 6 goals and 19 assists (25 points) +7

2013 – Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche – Forward – QMJHL
82 Games played. 24 goals and 39 assists (63 points) +20

2012 – Nail Yakupov – Edmonton Oilers – Forward – OHL
48 Games played. 17 goals and 14 assists (31 points) -4

2011 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Edmonton Oilers – Forward – WHL
62 Games played. 18 goals and 34 assists (52 points) -2

2010 – Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers – Forward – OHL
65 Games played. 22 goals and 20 assists (42 points) -9

2009 – John Tavares – New York Islanders – Forward – OHL
82 Games played. 24 goals and 30 assists (54 points) -14

2008 – Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning – Foward – OHL
79 Games played. 23 goals 23 assists (46 points) -13

2007 – Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks – Forward – OHL
82 Games played. 21 goals 51 assists (71 points) -5

2006 – Erik Johnson – St.Louis Blues – Defenceman – NAHL
69 Games played. 5 goals 28 assists (33 points) -9

2005 – Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins – Forward – QMJHL
81 Games played. 39 goals 63 assists (102 points) -1

The top 3 would be : Crosby, Kane and MacKinnon. Two of those players were from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and one was from the Ontario Hockey League.

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