This 8-bit First Overall Pick Image Brings Back Fond NHL 94 Memories

 - Feb 14, 2013
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Hockey fans who grew up playing 16 and 8-bit hockey games like Blades of Steel or NHL 94 will get a major kick out of this beautiful image celebrating hockey's brightest rookies.

The image designed by graphic design company Sixsix8 not only commemorates every single first overall draft pick in the NHL's history from 1963 to 2012, but does it in gloriously nostalgic fashion. Not only are the 8-bit hockey designs of the players sharp and fun, but are even instantly recognizable on a team by team basis.

If you can name all the players just by looking at the image without referencing the player list at the bottom, then I need to congratulate you on your ridiculous level of hockey commitment. If you're that big of a hockey or video game geek, then it's only natural to nerd out over some 8-bit hockey goodness.