1997 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Draft Class
Team
Position
Trade
Nationality

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_leafs_88_16Roberto LuongoCanadaG-
5New York Islanders-Eric BrewerCanadaD-
6Calgary Flames-Daniel Tkaczuk-
7Tampa Bay Lightning-Paul MaraUnited StatesD-
8Boston Bruinscarolina_hurricanesSergei SamsonovRussiaLW, RW-
9Washington Capitals-Nick BoyntonCanadaD-
10Vancouver Canucks-Brad FerenceCanadaD-
11Montreal Canadiens-Jason WardCanadaRW-
12Ottawa Senators-Marián HossaSlovakiaRW-
13Chicago Blackhawks-Daniel ClearyCanadaRW-
14Edmonton Oilers-Michel Riesen-
15Los Angeles Kingsst_louise_blues_85_98Matt 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_sharks_99_07Brad DeFauw-
29Los Angeles Kings-Scott Barney-
30Philadelphia Flyerstoronto_maple_leafs_88_16Jean-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_senators_92_97Stanislav Gron-
39Chicago Blackhawks-Jeremy ReichCanadaLW-
40St. Louis Blues-Tyler Rennette-
Pick received as compensation from NHL for free agent Wayne Gretzky [Source: ProSportsTransactions]
41Edmonton Oilers-Patrick Dovigi-
42Calgary Flamesst_louise_blues_85_98John 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 TallinderSwedenD-
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_sharks_99_07Rick BerryCanadaD-
56Florida Pantherslos_angeles_kings_89_98Vratislav 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_capitals_96_02Lee Goren-
64Vancouver Canucks-Kyle Freadrich-
65Montreal Canadiens-Ilkka Mikkola-
66Ottawa Senators-Josh LangfeldUnited StatesRW-
67Chicago Blackhawks-Mike Souza-
68Edmonton Oilers-Sergei Yerkovich-
69Buffalo Sabresst_louise_blues_85_98Maxim AfinogenovRussiaRW-
70Calgary Flamesarizona_coyotes_96_03Erik Andersson-
71Pittsburgh Penguins-Josef MelicharCzech RepublicD-
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_stars_93_13Robert Schnabel-
80Carolina Hurricanescolorado_avalancheFrancis LessardCanadaRW-

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 MairCanadaRW-
85New York Islanders-Petr Mika-
86St. Louis Bluescalgary_flamesDidier Tremblay-
87Colorado Avalanchetampa_bay_lightning_92_07Brad LarsenCanadaLW-
88Carolina Hurricanes-Shane Willis-
89Washington Capitals-Curtis Cruickshank-
90Vancouver Canucks-Chris Stanley-
91Montreal Canadiens-Daniel Tetrault-
92Calgary Flamesottawa_senators_92_97Chris St. Croix-
93New York Rangerschicago_blackhawksTomi Kallarsson-
94Edmonton Oilers-Jonas Elofsson-
95Florida Panthersst_louise_blues_85_98Ivan Novoseltsev-
96Arizona Coyotes-Scott McCallum-
97Pittsburgh Penguins-Alexander Mathieu-
98St. Louis Bluesanaheim_ducks_93_06Jan Horacek-
99Los Angeles Kingsnew_york_rangersSean Blanchard-
100Calgary Flamesflorida_panthers_94_16Ryan Ready-
101Buffalo Sabres-Luc Theoret-
102Detroit Red Wings-Quintin LaingCanadaLW-
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_bruins_96_07Adam Nittel-
108Tampa Bay Lightningsan_jose_sharks_99_07Mark Thompson-
109Tampa Bay Lightninglos_angeles_kings_89_98Jan 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_lightning_92_07David 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_louise_blues_85_98Gennady 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_sharks_99_07Mike YorkUnited StatesC-
137Los Angeles Kings-Richard Seeley-
138Toronto Maple Leafs-Eric Gooldy-
139New York Islanders-Bobby Leavins-
140Calgary Flames-Ilja Demidov-
141Edmonton Oilerstampa_bay_lightning_92_07Peter 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_oilers_96_11Larry 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_ducks_93_06Andrei Skopintsev-
154New York Rangers-Shawn Degagne-
155Florida Panthers-Keith Delaney-
156Buffalo Sabres-Brian CampbellCanadaD-
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_kings_89_98Todd 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_capitals_96_02Eero Somervuori-
171Vancouver Canucks-Rod Leroux-
172Montreal Canadiens-Ben GuiteCanadaC-
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_coyotes_96_03Tony 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 StatesD-
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 NordgrenSwedenRW-
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 FerenceCanadaD-
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 SmithCanadaC-
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 RachunekCzech RepublicD-
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_bruins_96_07Jay HendersonCanadaLW-
Pick received as compensation for free agent Dave Hannon [Source: ProSportsTransactions]