15JEFF WARE, 1995 (15TH OVERALL)
To lead this list off, I present to you draft flop extraordinaire Jeff Ware. Actually, I take that back. Ware wasn’t a flop, he just never should have been drafted at all, let alone 15th overall in the very first round.
All Ware did in two junior seasons in the MetJHL
and OHL was score 23 points and serve 161 penalty minutes in 100 games, which makes you wonder what then-GM Cliff Fletcher saw in him.
By the end of his tenure with the Maple Leafs organization, Ware spent far more time in the AHL than he was supposed to, and during his 15 total games with the Maple Leafs, he managed a grand total of zero points and 6 penalty minutes. He ended up being nothing more than a career minor-leaguer and was out of the game less than seven years after becoming a first-round pick.