SOG: 4,026 | +/-: 48
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first NHL Draft, NHL.com assembled a 13-member panel to select the best first-round picks of all time, based on selection number. NHL.com will feature one of the top first-round picks each day, beginning with the best No. 30 pick on June 1 and culminating with the all-time No. 1 pick on June 30, the day of the 2013 NHL Draft.
The deal saw the Stars acquire Joe Nieuwendyk, who helped Dallas win the Stanley Cup in 1999. In return, the Flames received center Corey Millen and the player the Stars had taken months earlier with the No. 11 pick of the 1995 NHL Draft: a junior-hockey forward named Jarome Iginla.