Draft Day Photos: The Collection

The NHL Draft is a highlight for all hockey fans, and rightfully so. The seeds for success in a franchise are planted that day, when the names of players from all parts of the world are called and the teenager comes on stage to don the sweater of the team that has selected him to join their organization for a photo opportunity.

Years later, fans reflect on those dates and look at those photos to see how much a player has changed from a 17 or 18-year-old prospect into a player logging big minutes in big games.

Check out these photos of current players and prospects from their draft days, then tell us what photo was your favorite in the comments below.