When to Expect 2023's Draft Picks in Cedar Park

Logan Stankoven at last year's training camp in Cedar Park
(Credit: Ross Bonander/Texas Stars)

Today is the second day of the NHL Draft, and Dallas will make its first pick of 2023 at #61. For Texas Stars fans, the prospect excitement should be tempered. Anyone who has their name called today will need to wait several years to hear it called again inside the H-E-B Center.

To get a sense of perspective, here's a look at the 2022-23 Texas Stars and when they were drafted.

We'll put an asterisk on Harley and Stranges, as they played their first AHL years a little earlier than they would have otherwise for COVID. There was no OHL that year, so they came to Cedar Park for the shortened season.

Regardless of how you want to adjust for those two anomalies, the result is still about the same. If you adjust Harley and Stranges to their first full non-COVID year in the league, the average here comes out to exactly 3, strangely enough.

So you can expect to see Dallas's picks from tonight start to filter into the AHL (on average) by the 2026-27 season.