2004–05 Pittsburgh Penguins season
|2004–05 Pittsburgh Penguins|
|2004–05 record||(did not play)|
|General Manager||Craig Patrick|
The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Penguins selected future Calder Memorial Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin with the second overall selection.
|Round||#||Player||Pos||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||2||Evgeni Malkin||Forward||Russia||Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russia)|
|2||31||Johannes Salmonsson||Forward||Sweden||Djurgårdens IF (Elitserien)|
|2||61[a]||Alex Goligoski||Defence||United States||Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)|
|3||67||Nick Johnson||Right Wing||Canada||Dartmouth College (NCAA)|
|3||85[b]||Brian Gifford||Center||United States||Moorhead Senior School (USHSW)|
|4||99||Tyler Kennedy||Center||Canada||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)|
|5||130||Michal Sersen||Defence||Slovakia||Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)|
|6||164||Moises Gutierrez||Right Wing||United States||Kamloops (WHL)|
|7||194||Chris Peluso||Defence||United States||Brainerd (USHSW)|
|7||222[c]||Jordan Morrison||Center||Canada||Peterborough Petes (OHL)|
|8||228||David Brown||Goaltender||Canada||University of Notre Dame (CCHA)|
|9||259||Brian Ihnacak||Center||Canada||Brown University (ECAC)|
- Draft notes
- a The Vancouver Canucks' second-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of an August 25, 2003 trade that sent Johan Hedberg to the Canucks in exchange for this pick.
- b The Calgary Flames' third-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of a February 9, 2003 trade that sent Andrew Ference to the Flames in exchange for this conditional pick.
- c The Vancouver Canucks' seventh-round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a result of a March 9, 2004 trade that sent Marc Bergevin to the Canucks in exchange for this pick.
The AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins finished fourth in the East Division with a record of 40-30-7-3. They defeated the Binghamton Senators in the first round of the playoffs before losing in the second round to the eventual Calder Cup champion Philadelphia Phantoms.