Predators Pounce on Prospect - Hockey's Future
From the Hockey's Future archives, 6/28/2002:
Despite his immense talent, Brandon Segal has had a history of being overlooked.
That trend continued during the first three rounds of the National Hockey League Entry Draft in Toronto last Saturday (June 22).
Segal sat in the stands at the Air Canada Centre and listened as 96 teams chose not to pick him. On the second day of the draft, the Nashville Predators finally selected the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Calgary Hitman forward in the fourth round, 102nd overall.
"It’s a great moment right now," said the North Delta resident. "I’ve waited all my life for this. I’m very happy to be part of the Nashville Predators."
Segal actually opted into the draft last season as an 18-year-old and expected to be a late round pick. After not being selected, the bang- and-crash-type right winger made it his goal to prove to every team that passed on him that they made a mistake.