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1984 Entry Draft
The first 3 players made it to the NHL but none of them had the impact that was expected at the draft. This was the wings first deep foray into Sweden, although none of the players drafted played pro in North America. Lundstrom, Larsson, and Karlsson, all went on to have long distinguished careers in the SEL. Randy Hansch was the perennial goalie of the future as soon as could beat the injury jinx, which he never did.

Pictured: 1st rnd pick Shawn Burr - Steve Yzerman - 2nd rnd pick Doug Houda

1st Rnd, 7th Overall    NHL Totals 878-181-259-440-1069
Center Shawn Burr
An offensive wizard in juniors, Burr had a good touch around the net, great moves, and did all the little things well. He was named the OHL's rookie of the year and was rated the number 5 forward going into the draft by the Hockey News. Burr made the wings out of camp in 1984, but was sent back to Kitchener after only a few games, where he rang up an impressive 60-67-127 in just 59 games. After graduating from Junior, Burr stepped right into the wings lineup and became an agitating, grinding pest in the NHL, a premiere checking center and perennial 20 goal scorer. After a falling out with coach Scotty Bowman, Burr was exiled to Tampa Bay (AHL)
2nd Rnd, 28th overall    NHL Totals 561-19-63-82-1104
Defenseman Doug Houda
A can't miss defensive prospect from the western league; Houda was a 6'2 two-way defenseman with a physical game. After attending camp in 1984, Doug had a huge season in the WHL scoring 20 goals and earning a post-season all-star berth. Houda spent six years bouncing around the organization, but despite some all-star seasons in the AHL, never seemed to be able to establish himself. In 1991 he was traded to Hartford, unable to live up to expectations in Detroit. He spent most of the next 8 seasons in the NHL before being re-signed by the Wings and assigned to the AHL again.
3rd Rnd, 49th overall    NHL Totals 14-0-5-5-6
Defenseman Milan Chalupa
Drafted at age 30, Chalupa had already made quite a name for himself in International hockey. A three time Olympian, Milan was a teenaged defensive star in his native Czechoslovakia, and was selected the top Czech defenseman in 1983 and 1984. After receiving the coveted "master of sports" title from the Czech government, Chalupa was ready to try his luck in North America. What he got was an abbreviated look at the NHL, struck out, and went home to finish his career in Europe.
4th Rnd, 70th overall    
 Traded to Los Angeles with Defenseman Mike McEwen for the 66th overall pick in 1983 (David Korol).
5th Rnd, 91th overall    NHL Totals 0-0-0-0-0
Left Wing Mats-Ake Lundstrom
This small, slick winger turned in a dominant performance at the world junior tournament and the wings took notice. After drafting him, Detroit brought him over in 1984, 1985, and again in 1988, but each time he returned to Sweden without a contract. He recorded some very solid season in the SEL, mostly for Skelleftea until retiring in 1994.
6th Rnd, 112th overall    NHL Totals 0-0-0-0-0
Goaltender Randy Hansch
A promising junior goalie from Victoria of the Western Hockey League, Hansch was considered a rising star in the organization. Randy came within a game of winning the 1986 memorial cup after being traded to Kamloops where he was named the teams playoff MVP. His pro career got off to a tough start as injuries bit him at every turn, and robbed him of a career. He missed a lot of the 1986-87 season his first as a pro, and all of the 1987-88 season. He came back for the 1988-89 season with the Canadian National team, but spent most of the following 2 seasons injured, until retiring in 1991. Hansch became the director of player personnel for the Kamloops Blazers after his retirement.
7th Rnd, 133rd overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Defenseman Stefan Larsson
An offensive defenseman with some good size, Larsson was drafted from Frolunda in the SEL and brought over to camp in 1984. Stefan played 18 years in the SEL putting up some very decent numbers, and also was a national team staple.
8th Rnd, 152nd overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Left Wing Lars Karlsson
Karlsson was a rugged 6'3, 205 pound winger with a decent scoring touch. The wings got him over to camp in 1984, but he returned to Europe unsigned, and didn't appear interested in playing in North America. Lars had a great career, playing primarily for Farjestads, but also played for the National and Olympics teams, winning a bronze medal in 1988. After retiring in 1993 became coach of Sweden's national women's hockey team.
8th Rnd, 154th overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Center Urban Nordin
Nordin was a 6'1 center who put together an all-star season in the Swedish 2nd league as a junior player. This was good enough to get him drafted and brought to camp in 1984 for a look. He returned home to Europe without signing, and spent the rest of his undistinguished career in the Swedish Elite league with Modo until retiring in 1991.
9th Rnd, 175th overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Center Bill Shibicky
A smallish Offensive center, Shibicky was drafted after being named the CCHA rookie of the year at Michigan State. After a stellar career in green and white, he signed a contract upon graduation to finish the season with the farm club in Adirondack. Shibicky attended his last camp in 1987 and failed to earn a contract, and retired. A huge scorer in college, Bill could not translate his game to the pros.
10th Rnd, 196th overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Defenseman Jay Rose
Tall, lanky defenseman drafted from a Massachusetts prep school. Attended camp in 1984 he chose to go to college and spent the next 4 seasons at Clarkson University. Upon graduation he got a 2 game tryout in Adirondack, and was not impressive enough to garner a contract. Bounced around in the minor for a few years before calling it a career. A prep school scoring star, offense didn't follow up ladder.
11th Rnd, 217th overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Right Wing Tim Kaiser
This 6' 200 pound forward from Leamington, Ontario was a low scoring defensive forward, and a teammate of Tom Nickolau's in Guelph. Tim was invited to camp in 1984, and after one more season in the OHL realized a pro career wasn't in the cards, so he chose an education at the University of New Brunswick.
12th Rnd, 236th overall;   NHL Totals: 0-0-0-0-0
Center Tom Nickolau
Drafted for his size, the 6'2 190 center looked to be on the right track for advancement, putting up a solid post draft year after attending camp in 1984. Injuries derailed his next season, and despite winning a memorial cup in 1986, he did not sign with the wings, and only played 3 more games of Junior. Came out of retirement to play 9 games in ECHL with Hampton Roads in 1990's. Became a youth hockey coach in Mississauga.