Brian Finley, G,1999, #6 Pick in the First Round
In the Nashville Predators second year of existence, they chose Brian Finley with the sixth overall pick. He looked golden. Playing with the Barrie Colts juniors team, his resume included the 1998 OHL All-Rookie Team, an OHL First Team All-Star and OHL Goaltender of the Year in 1999, led the Barrie to the 2000 OHL Championship and a second place finish at the 2000 Memorial Cup.
There were always high hopes for him and in 2001-02 he was going to be their goaltender of the future. He was plagued by groin injuries and played a grand total of two games for the Preds. He was later signed as a Free Agent by the Boston Bruins in 2006.
Finley played four games total and was 0-2 with an .851 Save Pct. and a 4.70 GAA in his career. He retired from hockey after the 2006-07 season.
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