Vancouver Canucks: Redrafting the 2005 NHL Draft

Jun 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Fans look on from a parking garage as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) carries the cup during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration in downtown Pittsburgh. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Fans look on from a parking garage as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) carries the cup during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration in downtown Pittsburgh. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Round 4 – 114th Overall

Original Pick: G Alexandre Vincent
New Pick: C Darren Helm (132nd to DET)
Honorable Mentions: None

Alexandre Vincent, Jordan Smotherman, Jeremy Duchesne, Ray Macias, Tomas Popperle, Darren Helm. Those are the players selected between picks 114 and 138 — the next Canucks pick — in 2015, who played at least one game in the NHL. If you only know one of them, Darren Helm, you are not alone.

Excluding Helm, the listed players combine for 14 games played. Helm alone has 443 in the regular season and 82 in the playoffs. The 29-year-old just played his seventh full season with the Detroit Red Wings and is still a valuable bottom-six player. He is not one who scores every other game-winning goal, but he is a hard worker who can help any team in a bottom-six role.

Helm won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008 and is having an overall successful career. For a fourth-round pick, that is all you can ask for. Especially compared to the other players picked in his area, Helm’s career is quite successful. Of course, one can also argue that his career is among the most successful ones overall, simply because of the Cup.

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