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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the first round draft picks board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A general view of the first round draft picks board during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 02: Max Domi #16 of the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of the NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at Gila River Arena on December 2, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Devils 5-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 02: Max Domi #16 of the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of the NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at Gila River Arena on December 2, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Devils 5-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

2013: Samuel Morin and Max Domi

Samuel Morin | Philadelphia Flyers

Who? Exactly. The Flyers picked Morin eleventh overall in 2013 thanks to a 6’6″ 202lbs frame. Morin was that big tough defender that some teams just love to have. Morin could skate too, so he wasn’t going to be some giant on skates.

Turns out that maybe his game was better suited outside of the NHL. Four full seasons have passed since his draft and he’s only played three NHL games. Only Calgary’s Morgan Klimchuk, selected 29th overall has played fewer games than Morin who were selected in round one.

Max Domi | Arizona Coyotes

The son of former NHL tough guy Tie Domi, Max had a fantastic junior career. Playing for the London Knights, Domi had an 87 point season in his draft year. He bettered that over the next two seasons with 195 points in 118 games.

At the NHL level, he’s been a good addition to the perennial failure that is the Arizona Coyotes.

His rookie year was by far his best with 54 points. But over the last two seasons, his production has slowed. He’s only 23-years-old, he’s yet to reach his ceiling, which has to be something Arizona GM John Chayka is hoping is true.

Samuel Morin is a bust. There’s no other way to label a top half first round prospect that has three NHL games played. Max Domi on the other hand, he’s dipped a bit, but he’s got so much promise.

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