1997 NHL Entry Draft

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1997 NHL Draft
General information
Date(s) June 21, 1997
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
First selection Canada Joe Thornton
Selected by: Boston Bruins
NHL Entry Draft
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The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 21, 1997.

Selections by round[edit]

  = NHL All-Star[1] ·   = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·

Club teams are located in North America unless otherwise noted.

Round one[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
1 Joe Thornton (Center)  Canada Boston Bruins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
2 Patrick Marleau (Center)  Canada San Jose Sharks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
3 Olli Jokinen (Center)  Finland Los Angeles Kings HIFK (Finland)
4 Roberto Luongo (Goaltender)  Canada New York Islanders (from Toronto) Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
5 Eric Brewer (Defense)  Canada New York Islanders Prince George Cougars (WHL)
6 Daniel Tkaczuk (Center)  Canada Calgary Flames Barrie Colts (OHL)
7 Paul Mara (Defense)  United States Tampa Bay Lightning Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
8 Sergei Samsonov (Left Wing)  Russia Boston Bruins (from Carolina) Detroit Vipers (IHL)
9 Nick Boynton (Defense)  Canada Washington Capitals Ottawa 67's (OHL)
10 Brad Ference (Defense)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
11 Jason Ward (Right Wing)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Erie Otters (OHL)
12 Marian Hossa (Right Wing)  Slovakia Ottawa Senators Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)
13 Daniel Cleary (Left Wing)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Belleville Bulls (OHL)
14 Michel Riesen (Right Wing)   Switzerland Edmonton Oilers EHC Biel (Switzerland)
15 Matt Zultek (Left Wing)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from St. Louis via Edmonton and St. Louis) Ottawa 67's (OHL)
16 Ty Jones (Left Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks (from Phoenix) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
17 Robert Dome (Right Wing)  Slovakia Pittsburgh Penguins Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
18 Michael Holmqvist (Center)  Sweden Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Djurgardens IF (Sweden)
19 Stefan Cherneski (Right Wing)  Canada New York Rangers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
20 Mike Brown (Left Wing)  Canada Florida Panthers Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
21 Mika Noronen (Goaltender)  Finland Buffalo Sabres Tappara (Finland)
22 Nikos Tselios (Defense)  United States Carolina Hurricanes (from Detroit) Belleville Bulls (OHL)
23 Scott Hannan (Defense)  Canada San Jose Sharks (from Philadelphia via Carolina) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
24 Jean-Francois Damphousse (Goaltender)  Canada New Jersey Devils Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
25 Brenden Morrow (Left Wing)  Canada Dallas Stars Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
26 Kevin Grimes (Defense)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

Round two[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
27 Ben Clymer (Right Wing)  United States Boston Bruins University of Minnesota (WCHA)
28 Brad DeFauw (Left Wing)  United States Carolina Hurricanes (from San Jose) University of North Dakota (WCHA)
29 Scott Barney (Center)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Peterborough Petes (OHL)
30 Jean-Marc Pelletier (Goaltender)  United States Philadelphia Flyers (from Toronto) Cornell University (ECAC)
31 Jeff Zehr (Left Wing)  Canada New York Islanders Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
32 Evan Lindsay (Goaltender)  Canada Calgary Flames Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
33 Kyle Kos (Defense)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
34 Ryan Bonni (Defense)  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from Carolina) Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
35 Jean-Francois Fortin (Defense)  Canada Washington Capitals Sherbrooke Faucons (QMJHL)
36 Harold Druken (Center)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Detroit Whalers (OHL)
37 Gregor Baumgartner (Right Wing)  Austria Montreal Canadiens Laval Titan College Francais (QMJHL)
38 Stanislav Gron (Center)  Slovakia New Jersey Devils (from Ottawa) Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
39 Jeremy Reich (Center)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
40 Tyler Rennette (Center)  Canada St. Louis Blues (compensatory) North Bay Centennials (OHL)
41 Patrick Dovigi (Goaltender)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Erie Otters (OHL)
42 John Tripp (Right Wing)  Canada Calgary Flames (from St. Louis) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
43 Juha Gustafsson (Defense)  Finland Phoenix Coyotes Kiekko-Espoo (Finland)
44 Brian Gaffaney (Defense)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
45 Maxim Balmochnykh (Left Wing)  Russia Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Lada Togliatti (Russia)
46 Wes Jarvis (Defense)  Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
47 Kristian Huselius (Left Wing)  Sweden Florida Panthers Farjestad BK (Sweden)
48 Henrik Tallinder (Defense)  Sweden Buffalo Sabres AIK IF Jr. (Sweden)
49 Yuri Butsayev (Left Wing)  Russia Detroit Red Wings Lada Togliatti (Russia)
50 Pat Kavanagh (Right Wing)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Peterborough Petes (OHL)
51 Dmitry Kokorev (Defense)  Russia Calgary Flames (from New Jersey via Carolina) Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
52 Roman Lyashenko (Center)  Russia Dallas Stars Torpedo Yaroslavl (Russia)
53 Graham Belak (Left Wing)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Edmonton Ice (WHL)

Round three[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
54 Mattias Karlin (Center)  Sweden Boston Bruins Modo Hockey (Sweden)
55 Rick Berry (Defense)  Canada Colorado Avalanche (from San Jose via St. Louis) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
56 Vratislav Cech (Defense)  Czech Republic Florida Panthers (from Los Angeles) Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
57 Jeff Farkas (Center)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Boston College (Hockey East)
58 Jani Hurme (Goaltender)  Finland Ottawa Senators (from New Jersey; compensatory) TPS (Finland)
59 Jarrett Smith (Center)  Canada New York Islanders Prince George Cougars (WHL)
60 Derek Schutz (Center)  Canada Calgary Flames Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
61 Matt Elich (Right Wing)  United States Tampa Bay Lightning Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
62 Kris Mallette (Defense)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Carolina) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
63 Lee Goren (Right Wing)  Canada Boston Bruins (from Washington) University of North Dakota (WCHA)
64 Kyle Freadrich (Left Wing)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WHL)
65 Ilkka Mikkola (Defense)  Finland Montreal Canadiens Karpat (Finland)
66 Josh Langfeld (Right Wing)  United States Ottawa Senators (from Ottawa via New Jersey) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
67 Michael Souza (Left Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks University of New Hampshire (Hockey East)
68 Sergei Yerkovich (Defense)  Belarus Edmonton Oilers Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
69 Maxim Afinogenov (Right Wing)  Russia Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis) Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
70 Erik Andersson (Right Wing)  Sweden Calgary Flames (from Phoenix) University of Denver (WCHA)
71 Josef Melichar (Defense)  Czech Republic Pittsburgh Penguins HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
72 Jay Legault (Right Wing)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim London Knights (OHL)
73 Burke Henry (Defense)  Canada New York Rangers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
74 Nick Smith (Center)  Canada Florida Panthers Barrie Colts (OHL)
75 Jeff Martin (Center)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
76 Petr Sykora (Center)  Czech Republic Detroit Red Wings HC Pardubice (Czech Republic)
77 Steve Gainey (Left Wing)  Canada Dallas Stars (from Philadelphia) Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
78 Ville Nieminen (Left Wing)  Finland Colorado Avalanche (from New Jersey via St. Louis) Tappara (Finland)
79 Robert Schnabel (Defense)  Czech Republic New York Islanders (from Dallas) Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
80 Francis Lessard (Right Wing)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes (from Colorado via New York Islanders and Calgary) Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)

Round four[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
81 Karol Bartanus (Right Wing)  Slovakia Boston Bruins Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
82 Adam Colagiacomo (Right Wing)  Canada San Jose Sharks (from San Jose via New York Rangers) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
83 Joe Corvo (Defense)  United States Los Angeles Kings Western Michigan University (CCHA)
84 Adam Mair (Center)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Owen Sound Platers (OHL)
85 Petr Mika (Right Wing)  Czech Republic New York Islanders Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
86 Didier Tremblay (Defense)  Canada St. Louis Blues (from Calgary) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
87 Brad Larsen (Left Wing)  Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Tampa Bay) Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
88 Shane Willis (Right Wing)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
89 Curtis Cruickshank (Goaltender)  Canada Washington Capitals Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
90 Chris Stanley (Center)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Belleville Bulls (OHL)
91 Daniel Tetrault (Defense)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
92 Chris St. Croix (Defense)  United States Calgary Flames (from Ottawa) Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
93 Tomi Kallarsson (Defense)  Finland New York Rangers (from Chicago via San Jose) HPK Jr. (Finland)
94 Jonas Elofsson (Defense)  Sweden Edmonton Oilers Farjestad BK (Sweden)
95 Ivan Novoseltsev (Right Wing)  Russia Florida Panthers (from St. Louis) Krylya Sovetov (Russia)
96 Scott McCallum (Defense)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes Tri-City Americans (WHL)
97 Alexander Mathieu (Center)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
98 Jan Horacek (Defense)  Czech Republic St. Louis Blues (from Anaheim via Colorado) Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
99 Sean Blanchard (Defense)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from New York Rangers) Ottawa 67's (OHL)
100 Ryan Ready (Left Wing)  Canada Calgary Flames (from Florida) Belleville Bulls (OHL)
101 Luc Theoret (Defense)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
102 Quintin Laing (Left Wing)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
103 Mikhail Chernov (Defense)  Russia Philadelphia Flyers Torpedo Yaroslavl (Russia)
104 Lucas Nehrling (Defense)  Canada New Jersey Devils Sarnia Sting (OHL)
105 Marcus Kristoffersson (Left Wing)  Sweden Dallas Stars Mora IK (Sweden)
106 Jame Pollock (Defense)  Canada St. Louis Blues (from Colorado) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Round five[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
107 Adam Spylo (Right Wing)  Canada San Jose Sharks (from Boston) Erie Otters (OHL)
108 Mark Thompson (Defense)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from San Jose) Regina Pats (WHL)
109 Jan Sulc (Center)  Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (from Los Angeles) HC Chemopetrol Jr. (Czech Republic)
110 Ben Simon (Left Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks (compensatory) University of Notre Dame (CCHA)
111 Frantisek Mrazek (Center)  Czech Republic Toronto Maple Leafs HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
112 Karel Betik (Defense)  Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (from New York Islanders) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
113 Martin Moise (Left Wing)  Canada Calgary Flames Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
114 David Darguzas (Left Wing)  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from Tampa Bay) Edmonton Ice (WHL)
115 Adam Edinger (Center)  United States New York Islanders (from Carolina) Bowling Green State University (CCHA)
116 Kevin Caulfield (Right Wing)  United States Washington Capitals Boston College (Hockey East)
117 Matt Cockell (Goaltender)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
118 Konstantin Sidulov (Defense)  Russia Montreal Canadiens Mechel Chelyabinsk (Russia)
119 Magnus Arvedson (Left Wing)  Sweden Ottawa Senators Farjestad BK (Sweden)
120 Pete Gardiner (Right Wing)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
121 Jason Chimera (Left Wing)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
122 Gennady Razin (Defense)  Ukraine Montreal Canadiens (from St. Louis) Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
123 Curtis Suter (Defense)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
124 Harlan Pratt (Defense)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
125 Luc Vaillancourt (Goaltender)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
126 Jason McLean (Goaltender)  Canada New York Rangers Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
127 Pat Parthenais (Defense)  United States Florida Panthers Detroit Whalers (OHL)
128 Torrey DiRoberto (Center)  United States Buffalo Sabres Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
129 John Wikstrom (Defense)  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Lulea HF (Sweden)
130 Kyle Calder (Left Wing)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Philadelphia) Regina Pats (WHL)
131 Jiri Bicek (Right Wing)  Slovakia New Jersey Devils HC Kosice (Slovakia)
132 Teemu Elomo (Left Wing)  Finland Dallas Stars TPS (Finland)
133 Aaron Miskovich (Center)  United States Colorado Avalanche Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
134 Johan Lindbom (Left Wing)  Sweden New York Rangers (compensatory) HV71 (Sweden)

Round six[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
135 Denis Timofeev (Defense)  Russia Boston Bruins CSKA Moscow (Russia)
136 Mike York (Left Wing)  United States New York Rangers (from San Jose) Michigan State University (CCHA)
137 Richard Seeley (Defense)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
138 Eric Gooldy (Left Wing)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Whalers (OHL)
139 Bobby Leavins (Left Wing)  Canada New York Islanders Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
140 Ilja Demidov (Defense)  Russia Calgary Flames (from Calgary via New York Islanders) Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
141 Peter Sarno (Center)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Tampa Bay) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
142 Kyle Dafoe (Defense)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Owen Sound Platers (OHL)
143 Henrik Petre (Defense)  Sweden Washington Capitals Djurgardens IF Jr. (Sweden)
144 Matt Cooke (Left Wing)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
145 Jonathan Desroches (Defense)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Granby Predateurs (QMJHL)
146 Jeff Sullivan (Defense)  Canada Ottawa Senators Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
147 Heath Gordon (Left Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
148 Larry Shapley (Defense)  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from Edmonton) Welland Jr. Canadians (GOJHL)
149 Nicholas Bilotto (Defense)  Canada St. Louis Blues Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
150 Jeff Katcher (Defense)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (compensatory) Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
151 Robert Francz (Left Wing)  Germany Phoenix Coyotes Peterborough Petes (OHL)
152 Petr Havelka (Left Wing)  Czech Republic Pittsburgh Penguins Sparta Prague (Czech Republic)
153 Andrei Skopintsev (Defense)  Russia Tampa Bay Lightning (from Anaheim) TPS (Finland)
154 Shawn Degagne (Goaltender)  Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
155 Keith Delaney (Center)  Canada Florida Panthers Barrie Colts (OHL)
156 Brian Campbell (Defense)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Ottawa 67's (OHL)
157 B. J. Young (Right Wing)  United States Detroit Red Wings Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
158 Jordon Flodell (Defense)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
159 Sascha Goc (Defense)  Germany New Jersey Devils Schwenninger Wild Wings (Germany)
160 Olexei Timkin (Left Wing)  Ukraine Dallas Stars Torpedo Yaroslavl (Russia)
161 David Aebischer (Goaltender)   Switzerland Colorado Avalanche HC Fribourg-Gotteron (Switzerland)

Round seven[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
162 Joel Trottier (Right Wing)  Canada Boston Bruins Ottawa 67's (OHL)
163 Joe Dusbabek (Right Wing)  United States San Jose Sharks University of Notre Dame (CCHA)
164 Todd Fedoruk (Left Wing)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Los Angeles) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
165 Hugo Marchand (Defense)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
166 Kris Knoblauch (Left Wing)  Canada New York Islanders Edmonton Ice (WHL)
167 Jeremy Rondeau (Left Wing)  Canada Calgary Flames Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
168 Justin Jack (Right Wing)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
169 Andrew Merrick (Center)  United States Carolina Hurricanes (from Carolina via Philadelphia) University of Michigan (CCHA)
170 Eero Somervuori (Right Wing)  Finland Tampa Bay Lightning (from Washington) Jokerit (Finland)
171 Rod Leroux (Defense)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
172 Ben Guite (Center)  Canada Montreal Canadiens University of Maine (Hockey East)
173 Robin Bacul (Right Wing)  Czech Republic Ottawa Senators Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
174 Jared Smith (Defense)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
175 Johan Holmqvist (Goaltender)  Sweden New York Rangers (compensatory) Brynas IF (Sweden)
176 Kevin Bolibruck (Defense)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Peterborough Petes (OHL)
177 Ladislav Nagy (Left Wing)  Slovakia St. Louis Blues HC Kosice (Slovakia)
178 Tony Mohagen (Left Wing)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Phoenix via Philadelphia) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
179 Mark Moore (Defense)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Harvard University (ECAC)
180 Jim Baxter (Defense)  Canada Boston Bruins (compensatory) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
181 Mat Snesrud (Defense)  United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
182 Mike Mottau (Defense)  United States New York Rangers Boston College (Hockey East)
183 Tyler Palmer (Defense)  Canada Florida Panthers Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
184 Jeremy Adduono (Right Wing)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
185 Samuel St. Pierre (Right Wing)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (compensatory) Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
186 Mike Laceby (Center)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
187 Chad Hinz (Center)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Philadelphia) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
188 Mathieu Benoit (Right Wing)  Canada New Jersey Devils Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
189 Jeff McKercher (Defense)  Canada Dallas Stars Barrie Colts (OHL)
190 Shawn Thornton (Left Wing)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Colorado) Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Round eight[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
191 Antti Laaksonen (Left Wing)  Finland Boston Bruins University of Denver (WCHA)
192 Cam Severson (Left Wing)  Canada San Jose Sharks Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
193 Jay Kopischke (Left Wing)  United States Los Angeles Kings North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
194 Russ Bartlett (Center)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Phillips Exeter Academy (USHS-New Hampshire)
195 Niklas Nordgren (Left Wing)  Sweden Carolina Hurricanes (compensatory) Modo Hockey Jr. (Sweden)
196 Jeremy Symington (Goaltender)  Canada New York Islanders Petrolia Jets (WOHL)
197 Petr Kubos (Defense)  Czech Republic Montreal Canadiens (from Calgary) Petra Vsetin (Czech Republic)
198 Shawn Skolney (Defense)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
199 Randy Fitzgerald (Left Wing)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Detroit Whalers (OHL)
200 Pierre-Luc Therrien (Goaltender)  Canada Washington Capitals Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
201 Denis Martynyuk (Left Wing)  Russia Vancouver Canucks CSKA Moscow (Russia)
202 Andrei Sidyakin (Right Wing)  Russia Montreal Canadiens Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russia)
203 Nick Gillis (Right Wing)  United States Ottawa Senators Cushing Academy (USHS–MA)
204 Sergei Shikhanov (Right Wing)  Russia Chicago Blackhawks Lada Togliatti (Russia)
205 Chris Kerr (Defense)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
206 Bob Haglund (Left Wing)  United States St. Louis Blues Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
207 Aleksandrs Andreyev (Defense)  Latvia Phoenix Coyotes Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
208 Andrew Ference (Defense)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
209 Rene Stussi (Center)   Switzerland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim HC Thurgau (Switzerland)
210 Andrew Proskurnicki (Left Wing)  Canada New York Rangers Sarnia Sting (OHL)
211 Doug Schueller (Defense)  United States Florida Panthers Twin Cities Vulcans (USHL)
212 Kamil Piros (Right Wing)  Czech Republic Buffalo Sabres HC Chemopetrol Jr. (Czech Republic)
213 Steve Wilejto (Center)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
214 Marko Kauppinen (Defense)  Finland Philadelphia Flyers JYP (Finland)
215 Scott Clemmensen (Goaltender)  United States New Jersey Devils Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
216 Alexei Komarov (Defense)  Russia Dallas Stars Torpedo Yaroslavl (Russia)
217 Doug Schmidt (Defense)  United States Colorado Avalanche Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Round nine[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
218 Eric Van Acker (Defense)  Canada Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
219 Mark Smith (Center)  Canada San Jose Sharks Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
220 Konrad Brand (Defense)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
221 Jonathan Hedstrom (Right Wing)  Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs Skelleftea AIK (Sweden)
222 Ryan Clark (Defense)  United States New York Islanders Lincoln Stars (USHL)
223 Dustin Paul (Right Wing)  Canada Calgary Flames Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
224 Paul Comrie (Center)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning University of Denver (WCHA)
225 Kent McDonell (Right Wing)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Guelph Storm (OHL)
226 Matt Oikawa (Right Wing)  Canada Washington Capitals St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
227 Peter Brady (Goaltender)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Powell River Paper Kings (BCJHL)
228 Jarl-Espen Ygranes (Defense)  Norway Montreal Canadiens Furuset (Norway)
229 Karel Rachunek (Defense)  Czech Republic Ottawa Senators HC Zlin (Czech Republic)
230 Chris Feil (Defense)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Ohio State University (CCHA)
231 Alexander Fomitchev (Goaltender)  Russia Edmonton Oilers St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
232 Dmitri Plekhanov (Defense)  Russia St. Louis Blues Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (Russia)
233 Wyatt Smith (Center)  United States Phoenix Coyotes University of Minnesota (WCHA)
234 Eric Lind (Defense)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT)
235 Tommi Degerman (Center)  Finland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Boston University (Hockey East)
236 Richard Miller (Defense)  United States New York Rangers Providence College (Hockey East)
237 Benoit Cote (Center)  United States Florida Panthers Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
238 Dylan Kemp (Defense)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
239 Greg Willers (Defense)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
240 Par Styf (Defense)  Sweden Philadelphia Flyers Modo Hockey Jr. (Sweden)
241 Jan Srdinko (Defense)  Czech Republic New Jersey Devils Petra Vsetin (Czech Republic)
242 Brett McLean (Center)  Canada Dallas Stars Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
243 Kyle Kidney (Left Wing)  United States Colorado Avalanche Salisbury School (USHS–CT)
244 Marek Ivan (Left Wing)  Czech Republic St. Louis Blues (compensatory) Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
245 Steve Lafleur (Defense)  Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Boston; compensatory) Belleville Bulls (OHL)
246 Jay Henderson (Left Wing)  Canada Boston Bruins (from Colorado; compensatory) Edmonton Ice (WHL)
  = NHL All-Star[1] ·   = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·

Draftees based on nationality[edit]

Rank Country Amount Percentage
North America 169 68.7%
1  Canada 129 52.4%
2  United States 40 16.3%
Europe 77 31.3%
3  Russia 18 7.3%
4  Czech Republic 16 6.5%
5  Sweden 15 6.1%
6  Finland 12 4.9%
7  Slovakia 6 2.4%
8   Switzerland 3 1.2%
9  Germany 2 0.8%
9  Ukraine 2 0.8%
9  Austria 1 0.4%
12  Belarus 1 0.4%
12  Latvia 1 0.4%

See also[edit]


Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Hockey. Total Sports Publishing. pp. 348–349. ISBN 1-892129-85-X. 

  1. ^ a b c d Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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