Credit to the Kid Themselves!! I think we can agree to disagree on this one. There are many variables that go into hockey development. Just for argument sake here is my take. 70-75% Is the kid themselves their athletic ability - their work ethic - their love for the game 20 - 25% Coaching - Skill Development Programs 5% Organization that they grew up in. 5% ND/ Mdget AAA or Junior Program they attend etc. So yes I agree ND had very little to do with their draft status in the overall big picture but I think if you talk to these kids parents they would say it was a factor in maybe their overall draft position but also because of the extra ice time, coaching etc it was also very good for their overall development as a player.