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Throwback Thursday: This week in 1989, the Winnipeg Jets draft Kris Draper

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 

This week in 1989 (June 17th), the Winnipeg Jets drafted Kris Draper in the second round.

Draper’s time with the Jets was… odd. After being drafted, Draper played three games for the Jets in 1990-91 before splitting time over the rest of the season between the Moncton Hawks of the AHL and later the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL.

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And over the next two years, he never gained traction in the NHL. All in all he played only 20 games for the Jets scoring three points, and 128 games for the Hawks scoring 64 points.

Winnipeg traded Draper to the Detroit Red Wings for future considerations that turned out to be $1. Yes, $1.

He spent his first year splitting time between the NHL and AHL, but found himself in a regular, key role moving forward. A bottom-six grinder, Draper scored 361 points in 1137 games for the Red Wings before retiring in 2011 winning four Stanley Cups with the team.

I wonder what kind of chocolate bar bought with that $1.

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DRAPER’S PRO CAREER

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 10 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Moncton Hawks AHL 61 11 18 29 113 -12 4 0 1 1 6
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 67 12 23 35 40 -13 5 2 2 4 18
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -6
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 46 20 23 43 49 10
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 5 8 13 31 11 7 2 2 4 4
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 2 6 8 22 1 18 4 1 5 12
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 7 9 16 32 2 18 4 2 6 18
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 8 5 13 73 -11 20 2 4 6 12
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 13 10 23 45 5 19 1 3 4 12
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 4 14 18 79 2 10 0 1 1 6
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 5 7 12 28 3 9 2 0 2 6
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 8 17 25 38 17 6 0 1 1 2
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 15 15 30 56 26 23 2 3 5 20
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 14 21 35 82 6 4 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 24 16 40 31 22 12 1 3 4 6
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 10 22 32 58 3 6 0 0 0 6
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 14 15 29 58 7 18 2 0 2 24
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 9 8 17 68 -2 22 3 1 4 10
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 7 10 17 40 -13 8 1 0 1 0
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 7 15 22 28 -2 12 0 0 0 16
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 6 5 11 12 1 8 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 1157 161 203 364 790 222 24 22 46 160

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