Gilbert Perreault was the first player to be selected first overall in the NHL draft (1970), and then go to the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1970, there were two new franchises in the NHL, and they were assigned spaces on a roulette wheel to decide which would get the first pick. The Buffalo Sabres won and picked Perreault. Which team lost to the Sabres, selecting instead Dale Tallon. This team still hasn't won a Stanley Cup, and as of 2016 is the last Canadian team to have even appeared in the Finals.