1997 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Draft Class
Team

Round 1

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
1Boston Bruins-Joe ThorntonCanadaC-
2San Jose Sharks-Patrick MarleauCanadaLW, C-
3Los Angeles Kings-Olli JokinenFinlandC-
4New York IslandersToronto Maple LeafsRoberto LuongoCanadaG-
5New York Islanders-Eric BrewerCanadaD-
6Calgary Flames-Daniel Tkaczuk-
7Tampa Bay Lightning-Paul MaraUnited StatesD-
8Boston BruinsCarolina HurricanesSergei SamsonovRussiaLW, RW-
9Washington Capitals-Nick BoyntonCanadaRD-
10Vancouver Canucks-Brad FerenceCanadaD-
11Montreal Canadiens-Jason WardCanadaRW-
12Ottawa Senators-Marián HossaSlovakiaRW-
13Chicago Blackhawks-Daniel ClearyCanadaRW-
14Edmonton Oilers-Michel Riesen-
15Los Angeles KingsSt. Louis BluesMatt Zultek-
Feb 27, 1996
Los Angeles Kings Acquire:
Los Angeles Kings
1997 1st round pick (STL - #15 - Matt Zultek)
1996 5th round pick (STL - #123 - Peter Hogan)
St. Louis Blues Acquire:
St. Louis Blues
16Arizona CoyotesChicago BlackhawksTy Jones-
17Pittsburgh Penguins-Robert Dome-
18Anaheim Ducks-Michael Holmqvist-
19New York Rangers-Stefan Cherneski-
20Florida Panthers-Mike Brown-
21Buffalo Sabres-Mika NoronenFinlandG-
22Carolina HurricanesDetroit Red WingsNikos Tselios-
Oct 9, 1996
Hartford Whalers Acquire:
Hartford Whalers
1997 1st round pick (DET - #22 - Nikos Tselios)
Detroit Red Wings Acquire:
Detroit Red Wings
23San Jose SharksPhiladelphia FlyersScott HannanCanadaD-
24New Jersey Devils-J.F. Damphousse-
25Dallas Stars-Brenden MorrowCanadaLW-
26Colorado Avalanche-Kevin Grimes-

Round 2

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
27Boston Bruins-Ben ClymerUnited StatesD-
28Carolina HurricanesSan Jose SharksBrad DeFauw-
29Los Angeles Kings-Scott Barney-
30Philadelphia FlyersToronto Maple LeafsJean-Marc Pelletier-
31New York Islanders-Jeff Zehr-
32Calgary Flames-Evan Lindsay-
33Tampa Bay Lightning-Kyle Kos-
34Vancouver CanucksCarolina HurricanesRyan Bonni-
35Washington Capitals-Jean-Francois Fortin-
36Vancouver Canucks-Harold Druken-
37Montreal Canadiens-Gregor Baumgartner-
38New Jersey DevilsOttawa SenatorsStanislav Gron-
39Chicago Blackhawks-Jeremy Reich-
40St. Louis Blues-Tyler Rennette-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Wayne Gretzky [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
41Edmonton Oilers-Patrick Dovigi-
42Calgary FlamesSt. Louis BluesJohn Tripp-
43Arizona Coyotes-Juha Gustafsson-
44Pittsburgh Penguins-Brian Gaffaney-
45Anaheim Ducks-Maxim Balmochnykh-
46New York Rangers-Wes Jarvis-
47Florida Panthers-Kristian HuseliusSwedenLW-
48Buffalo Sabres-Henrik TallinderSwedenLD-
49Detroit Red Wings-Yuri Butsayev-
50Philadelphia Flyers-Pat Kavanagh-
51Calgary FlamesNew Jersey DevilsDmitri Kokorev-
52Dallas Stars-Roman Lyashenko-
53Colorado Avalanche-Graham Belak-

Round 3

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
54Boston Bruins-Mattias Karlin-
55Colorado AvalancheSan Jose SharksRick BerryCanadaLD-
56Florida PanthersLos Angeles KingsVratislav Cech-
57Toronto Maple Leafs-Jeff Farkas-
58Ottawa SenatorsNew Jersey DevilsJani HurmeFinlandG-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Phil Housley [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
59New York Islanders-Jarrett Smith-
60Calgary Flames-Derek Schutz-
61Tampa Bay Lightning-Matt Elich-
62Philadelphia FlyersCarolina HurricanesKris Mallette-
63Boston BruinsWashington CapitalsLee Goren-
64Vancouver Canucks-Kyle Freadrich-
65Montreal Canadiens-Ilkka Mikkola-
66Ottawa Senators-Josh Langfeld-
67Chicago Blackhawks-Mike Souza-
68Edmonton Oilers-Sergei Yerkovich-
69Buffalo SabresSt. Louis BluesMaxim Afinogenov-
70Calgary FlamesArizona CoyotesErik Andersson-
71Pittsburgh Penguins-Josef MelicharCzech RepublicLD-
72Anaheim Ducks-Jay Legault-
73New York Rangers-Burke Henry-
74Florida Panthers-Nick Smith-
75Buffalo Sabres-Jeff Martin-
76Detroit Red Wings-Petr Sykora-
77Dallas StarsPhiladelphia FlyersSteve Gainey-
78Colorado AvalancheNew Jersey DevilsVille NieminenFinlandLW, RW-
79New York IslandersDallas StarsRobert Schnabel-
80Carolina HurricanesColorado AvalancheFrancis Lessard-

Round 4

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
81Boston Bruins-Karol Bartanus-
82San Jose Sharks-Adam Colagiacomo-
83Los Angeles Kings-Joe CorvoUnited StatesD-
84Toronto Maple Leafs-Adam Mair-
85New York Islanders-Petr Mika-
86St. Louis BluesCalgary FlamesDidier Tremblay-
87Colorado AvalancheTampa Bay LightningBrad LarsenCanadaLW-
88Carolina Hurricanes-Shane Willis-
89Washington Capitals-Curtis Cruickshank-
90Vancouver Canucks-Chris Stanley-
91Montreal Canadiens-Daniel Tetrault-
92Calgary FlamesOttawa SenatorsChris St. Croix-
93New York RangersChicago BlackhawksTomi Kallarsson-
94Edmonton Oilers-Jonas Elofsson-
95Florida PanthersSt. Louis BluesIvan Novoseltsev-
96Arizona Coyotes-Scott McCallum-
97Pittsburgh Penguins-Alexander Mathieu-
98St. Louis BluesAnaheim DucksJan Horacek-
99Los Angeles KingsNew York RangersSean Blanchard-
100Calgary FlamesFlorida PanthersRyan Ready-
101Buffalo Sabres-Luc Theoret-
102Detroit Red Wings-Quintin Laing-
103Philadelphia Flyers-Mikhail Chernov-
104New Jersey Devils-Lucas Nehrling-
105Dallas Stars-Marc Kristoffersson-
106St. Louis BluesColorado AvalancheJame Pollock-

Round 5

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
107San Jose SharksBoston BruinsAdam Nittel-
108Tampa Bay LightningSan Jose SharksMark Thompson-
109Tampa Bay LightningLos Angeles KingsJan Sulc-
110Chicago Blackhawks-Ben Simon-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Joe Murphy [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
111Toronto Maple Leafs-Frank Mrazek-
112Tampa Bay LightningNew York IslandersKarel Betik-
113Calgary Flames-Martin Moise-
114Vancouver CanucksTampa Bay LightningDavid Darguzas-
115New York IslandersCarolina HurricanesAdam Edinger-
116Washington Capitals-Kevin Caulfield-
117Vancouver Canucks-Matt Cockell-
118Montreal Canadiens-Konstantin Sidulov-
119Ottawa Senators-Magnus Arvedson-
120Chicago Blackhawks-Pete Gardiner-
121Edmonton Oilers-Jason ChimeraCanadaLW, RW-
122Montreal CanadiensSt. Louis BluesGennady Razin-
123Arizona Coyotes-Curtis Suter-
124Pittsburgh Penguins-Harlan Pratt-
125Anaheim Ducks-Luc Vaillancourt-
126New York Rangers-Jason McLean-
127Florida Panthers-Pat Parthenais-
128Buffalo Sabres-Torrey DiRoberto-
129Detroit Red Wings-John Wikstrom-
130Chicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia FlyersKyle CalderCanadaLW-
131New Jersey Devils-Jiri Bicek-
132Dallas Stars-Teemu Elomo-
133Colorado Avalanche-Aaron Miskovich-
134New York Rangers-Johan Lindbom-
Received as compensation for free agent Jari Kurri [Source: ProSportsTransactions]

Round 6

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
135Boston Bruins-Denis Timofeyev-
136New York RangersSan Jose SharksMike YorkUnited StatesC-
137Los Angeles Kings-Richard Seeley-
138Toronto Maple Leafs-Eric Gooldy-
139New York Islanders-Bobby Leavins-
140Calgary Flames-Ilja Demidov-
141Edmonton OilersTampa Bay LightningPeter Sarno-
142Carolina Hurricanes-Kyle Dafoe-
143Washington Capitals-Henrik Petre-
144Vancouver Canucks-Matt CookeCanadaLW-
145Montreal Canadiens-Jonathan Desroches-
146Ottawa Senators-Jeffrey Sullivan-
147Chicago Blackhawks-Heath Gordon-
148Vancouver CanucksEdmonton OilersLarry Shapley-
149St. Louis Blues-Nicholas Bilotto-
150Los Angeles Kings-Jeff Katcher-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Tony Granato [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
151Arizona Coyotes-Robert Francz-
152Pittsburgh Penguins-Petr Havelka-
153Tampa Bay LightningAnaheim DucksAndrei Skopintsev-
154New York Rangers-Shawn Degagne-
155Florida Panthers-Keith Delaney-
156Buffalo Sabres-Brian CampbellCanadaLD-
157Detroit Red Wings-B.J. Young-
158Philadelphia Flyers-Jordon Flodell-
159New Jersey Devils-Sascha Goc-
160Dallas Stars-Alexei Timkin-
161Colorado Avalanche-David AebischerSwitzerlandG-

Round 7

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
162Boston Bruins-Joel Trottier-
163San Jose Sharks-Joe Dusbabek-
164Philadelphia FlyersLos Angeles KingsTodd FedorukCanadaLW-
165Toronto Maple Leafs-Hugo Marchand-
166New York Islanders-Kris Knoblauch-
167Calgary Flames-Jeremy Rondeau-
168Tampa Bay Lightning-Justin Jack-
169Carolina Hurricanes-Andrew Merrick-
170Tampa Bay LightningWashington CapitalsEero Somervuori-
171Vancouver Canucks-Rod Leroux-
172Montreal Canadiens-Ben Guite-
173Ottawa Senators-Robin Bacul-
174Chicago Blackhawks-Jared Smith-
175New York Rangers-Johan HolmqvistSwedenG-
Compensatory pick received from NHL for free agent Kevin Lowe [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
176Edmonton Oilers-Kevin Bolibruck-
177St. Louis Blues-Ladislav NagySlovakiaLW, RW-
178Anaheim DucksArizona CoyotesTony Mohagen-
179Pittsburgh Penguins-Mark Moore-
180Boston Bruins-Jim Baxter-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Dave Reid [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
181Anaheim Ducks-Mat Snesrud-
182New York Rangers-Mike MottauUnited StatesLD-
183Florida Panthers-Tyler Palmer-
184Buffalo Sabres-Jeremy Adduono-
185Tampa Bay Lightning-Samuel St. Pierre-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Michel Petit [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
186Detroit Red Wings-Mike Laceby-
187Edmonton OilersPhiladelphia FlyersChad Hinz-
188New Jersey Devils-Mathieu Benoit-
189Dallas Stars-Jeff McKercher-
190Toronto Maple LeafsColorado AvalancheShawn ThorntonCanadaLW, RW-

Round 8

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
191Boston Bruins-Antti Laaksonen-
192San Jose Sharks-Cam SeversonCanadaLW-
193Los Angeles Kings-Jay Kopischke-
194Toronto Maple Leafs-Russ Bartlett-
195Carolina Hurricanes-Niklas Nordgen-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Brad McCrimmon [Source: PropSportsTransactions]
196New York Islanders-Jeremy Symington-
197Montreal CanadiensCalgary FlamesPetr Kubos-
198Tampa Bay Lightning-Shawn Skolney-
199Carolina Hurricanes-Randy Fitzgerald-
200Washington Capitals-Pierre-Luc Therrien-
201Vancouver Canucks-Denis Martynyuk-
202Montreal Canadiens-Andrei Sidyakin-
203Ottawa Senators-Nick Gillis-
204Chicago Blackhawks-Sergei Shikhanov-
205Edmonton Oilers-Chris Kerr-
206St. Louis Blues-Bob Haglund-
207Arizona Coyotes-Alex Andreyev-
208Pittsburgh Penguins-Andrew FerenceCanadaRD-
209Anaheim Ducks-Rene Stussi-
210New York Rangers-Andrew Proskurnicki-
211Florida Panthers-Doug Schueller-
212Buffalo Sabres-Kamil Piros-
213Detroit Red Wings-Steve Wilejto-
214Philadelphia Flyers-Marko Kauppinen-
215New Jersey Devils-Scott ClemmensenUnited StatesG-
216Dallas Stars-Alexei Komarov-
217Colorado Avalanche-Doug Schmidt-

Round 9

#TEAMORIGINALPLAYERNATPOSMUST SIGN BYTRADE/ADDITIONAL DETAILS
218Boston Bruins-Eric Van Acker-
219San Jose Sharks-Mark Smith-
220Los Angeles Kings-Konrad Brand-
221Toronto Maple Leafs-Jonathan Hedstrom-
222New York Islanders-Ryan Clark-
223Calgary Flames-Dustin Paul-
224Tampa Bay Lightning-Paul Comrie-
225Carolina Hurricanes-Kent McDonell-
226Washington Capitals-Matt Oikawa-
227Vancouver Canucks-Peter Brady-
228Montreal Canadiens-Jarl Ygranes-
229Ottawa Senators-Karel Rachunek-
230Chicago Blackhawks-Chris Feil-
231Edmonton Oilers-Alexander Fomitchev-
232St. Louis Blues-Dmitri Plekhanov-
233Arizona Coyotes-Wyatt SmithUnited StatesC-
234Pittsburgh Penguins-Eric Lind-
235Anaheim Ducks-Tommi Degerman-
236New York Rangers-Richard Miller-
237Florida Panthers-Benoit Cote-
238Buffalo Sabres-Dylan Kemp-
239Detroit Red Wings-Greg Willers-
240Philadelphia Flyers-Par Styf-
241New Jersey Devils-Jan Sorinko-
242Dallas Stars-Brett McLean-
243Colorado Avalanche-Kyle Kidney-
244St. Louis Blues-Marek Ivan-
Pick received as compensation for free agent Charlie Huddy [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
245Boston BruinsColorado AvalancheSteve Lafleur-
Pick received as compensation for free agent Joe Mullen [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
246Colorado AvalancheBoston BruinsJay HendersonCanadaLW-
Pick received as compensation for free agent Dave Hannon [Source: ProSportsTransactions]