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9. Jozef Stumpel – 1991 – 40th Overall

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Jozef Stumpel was drafted by the Boston Bruins with the 40th overall pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Over his career he the right-handed center was known for his relatively good hands, especially for a player with his size — 6-foot-3 and 222 pounds. Stumpel was considered a playmaker by most largely in part to his great vision, high hockey IQ, and his ability to find open passing lanes to feed his teammates the puck in timely situations.

Stumpel also excelled as a two-way player over his career, which was unfortunately slowed down significantly due to injuries. It’s hard to keep up pace as an NHL player when dealing with injuries, but Jozef Stumpel was effective for many years, despite dealing with his injury-troubles.

in 957 career games in the NHL, Stumpel was able to score 196 goals and add 481 assists for 677 points. The 500 point milestone is something that many players aim for, but come short of, and Stumpel was able to reach it and pass it by a long shot.

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