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Flyers: And Jagr Makes 10

Jaromir Jagr joins a long list of Flyers that were selected in the first round of the 1990 Draft.

Flyers: And Jagr Makes 10

There were 21 players taken in the first round of the 1990 NHL Draft. Jamomir Jagr would be the 10th of those 21 to play at least one game for the Flyers. Those 10 include four of the top five picks and six of the first nine.

Players drafted in that round with date of Flyers debut and games played for the Orange and Black (regular season and playoffs):

Pk.    Team Player Flyers Debut RS P
  1 Nordiques Owen Nolan      
  2 Canucks Petr Nedved Jan. 21, 2006 49 6
  3 Red Wings Keith Primeau Jan. 27, 2000 312 58
  4 Flyers Mike Ricci Oct. 4, 1990 146 0
  5 Penguins Jaromir Jagr (Oct. 6, 2011-?)    ? ?
  6 Islanders Scott Scissons      
  7 Kings Darryl Sydor      
  8 North Stars Derian Hatcher Oct. 14, 2005    203      21
  9 Capitals John Slaney April 8, 2002 5 1
10 Maple Leafs     Drake Berehowsky          
11 Flames Trevor Kidd      
12 Canadiens Turner Stevenson Oct. 5, 2005 31 0
13 Rangers Michael Stewart      
14 Sabres Brad May      
15 Whalers Mark Greig Jan. 7, 1999 30 5
16 Blackhawks Karl Dykhuis Feb. 23, 1995 227 50
17 Oilers Scott Allison      
18 Canucks Shawn Antoski Feb. 16, 1995 89 20
19 Jets Keith Tkachuk      
20 Devils Martin Brodeur      
21 Bruins Bryan Smolinski      
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