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1996 NHL Entry Draft

1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 1
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
1 1 1 Chris Phillips
1 2 2 Andrei Zyuzin
1 3 3 J.P. Dumont
1 4 4 Alexandre Volchkov
1 5 5 Richard Jackman
1 6 6 Boyd Devereaux
1 7 7 Erik Rasmussen
1 8 8 Johnathan Aitken
1 9 9 Ruslan Salei
1 10 10 Lance Ward
1 11 11 Dan Focht
1 12 12 Josh Holden
1 13 13 Derek Morris
1 14 14 Marty Reasoner
1 15 15 Dainius Zubrus
1 16 16 Mario Larocque
1 17 17 Jaroslav Svejkovsky
1 18 18 Matt Higgins
1 19 19 Matthieu Descoteaux
1 20 20 Marcus Nilson
1 21 21 Marco Sturm
1 22 22 Jeff Brown
1 23 23 Craig Hillier
1 24 24 Daniel Briere
1 25 25 Peter Ratchuk
1 26 26 Jesse Wallin
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 27 Cory Sarich
2 2 28 Pavel Skrbek
2 3 29 Dan LaCouture
2 4 30 Josh Green
2 5 31 Remi Royer
2 6 32 Chris Hajt
2 7 33 Darren Van Oene
2 8 34 Trevor Wasyluk
2 9 35 Matt Cullen 1516 266 465 731
2 10 36 Marek Posmyk
2 11 37 Marian Cisar
2 12 38 Wes Mason
2 13 39 Travis Brigley
2 14 40 Steve Begin
2 15 41 Josh DeWolf
2 16 42 Jeff Paul
2 17 43 Jan Bulis
2 18 44 Mathieu Garon
2 19 45 Henry Kuster
2 20 46 Geoff Peters
2 21 47 Pierre Dagenais
2 22 48 Daniel Goneau
2 23 49 Colin White
2 24 50 Francis Larivee
2 25 51 Yuri Babenko
2 26 52 Aren Miller
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 53 Eric Naud
3 2 54 Francois Methot
3 3 55 Terry Friesen
3 4 56 Zdeno Chara 1503 203 446 649
3 5 57 Greg Phillips
3 6 58 Sergei Zimakov
3 7 59 Tom Poti
3 8 60 Chris Allen
3 9 61 Andrei Petrunin
3 10 62 Per-Anton Lundstrom
3 11 63 Scott Parker
3 12 64 Chester Gallant
3 13 65 Oleg Kvasha
3 14 66 Mike Lankshear
3 15 67 Gordie Dwyer
3 16 68 Konstantin Kalmikov
3 17 69 Curtis Tipler
3 18 70 Jonathan Sim
3 19 71 Arron Asham
3 20 72 Boyd Kane
3 21 73 Dmitri Vlasenkov
3 22 74 David Weninger
3 23 75 Zenith Komarniski
3 24 76 Dmitry Subbotin
3 25 77 Boris Protsenko
3 26 78 Shawn McNeil
3 27 79 Mark Parrish
3 28 80 Jason Doyle
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 81 Antti-Jussi Niemi
4 2 82 Joey Tetarenko
4 3 83 Tyrone Garner
4 4 84 Mikael Simons
4 5 85 Justin Davis
4 6 86 Jason Sessa
4 7 87 Kurt Walsh
4 8 88 Craig MacDonald
4 9 89 Toni Lydman
4 10 90 Mike Hurley
4 11 91 Josef Boumedienne
4 12 92 Kim Staal
4 13 93 Jonas Soling
4 14 94 Christian Lefebvre
4 15 95 Jon Zukiwsky
4 16 96 Eric Belanger
4 17 97 Andrei Petrakov
4 18 98 Ben Storey
4 19 99 Etienne Drapeau
4 20 100 Trent Whitfield
4 21 101 Josh MacNevin
4 22 102 Matt Bradley
4 23 103 Vladimir Antipov
4 24 104 Steve Wasylko
4 25 105 Michal Rozsival 963 68 241 309
4 26 106 Mike Martone
4 27 107 Randy Petruk
4 28 108 Johan Forsander
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 109 Andrew "Bubba" Berenzweig
5 2 110 Peter Cava
5 3 111 Brandon Sugden
5 4 112 Ryan Christie
5 5 113 Evgeny Tsybuk
5 6 114 Brian Urick
5 7 115 Alexei Tezikov
5 8 116 Mark McMahon
5 9 117 Brendan Buckley
5 10 118 Glenn Crawford
5 11 119 Richard Lintner
5 12 120 Jesse Black
5 13 121 Tyler Prosofsky
5 14 122 Josef Straka
5 15 123 Peter Hogan
5 16 124 Per-Ragnar Bergkvist
5 17 125 Jason Robinson
5 18 126 Matt Lahey
5 19 127 Daniel Archambault
5 20 128 Petr Sachl
5 21 129 Andrew Long
5 22 130 Andy Johnson
5 23 131 Colin Pepperall
5 24 132 Elias Abrahamsson
5 25 133 Jesse Boulerice
5 26 134 Luke Curtin
5 27 135 Michal Podolka
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 136 Andreas Dackell
6 2 137 Michel Larocque
6 3 138 Todd Miller
6 4 139 Robert Esche
6 5 140 Dmitriy Yakushin
6 6 141 Bryan Randall
6 7 142 Ryan Davis
6 8 143 Aaron Baker
6 9 144 Magnus Nilsson
6 10 145 Sean Ritchlin
6 11 146 Brian Willsie
6 12 147 Nolan McDonald
6 13 148 Chris Bogas
6 14 149 Blaine Russell
6 15 150 Peter Bergman
6 16 151 Lucio DeMartinis
6 17 152 Nikolai Ignatov
6 18 153 A.J. Van Bruggen
6 19 154 Brett Clark
6 20 155 Chris Lane
6 21 156 Gaetan Poirier
6 22 157 Xavier Delisle
6 23 158 Ola Sandberg
6 24 159 Stephen Wagner
6 25 160 Kai Fischer
6 26 161 Darren Mortier
6 27 162 Alexandre Jacques
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 163 Francois Hardy
7 2 164 Jake Deadmarsh
7 3 165 J.R. Prestifilippo
7 4 166 Eoin McInerney
7 5 167 Dan Hinote
7 6 168 David Bernier
7 7 169 Daniel Corso
7 8 170 Brandon Lafrance
7 9 171 Greg Kuznik
7 10 172 Timo Ahmaoja
7 11 173 Daryl Andrews
7 12 174 Trevor Letowski
7 13 175 Clint Cabana
7 14 176 Samuel Pahlsson
7 15 177 Reed Low
7 16 178 Reggie Berg
7 17 179 Pavel Kubina
7 18 180 Mike Anderson
7 19 181 Timo Vertala
7 20 182 Tom Brown
7 21 183 Alexandre Couture
7 22 184 Mike Vellinga
7 23 185 Jeff Dessner
7 24 186 Eric Meloche
7 25 187 Roman Malov
7 26 188 Roman Pylner
7 27 189 Colin Beardsmore
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 8
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
8 1 190 Steve Valiquette
8 2 191 Cory Cyrenne
8 3 192 Evgeny Korolev
8 4 193 Kai Nurminen
8 5 194 Joel Kwiatkowski
8 6 195 Fernando Pisani
8 7 196 Andrej Podkonicky
8 8 197 Kevin Marsh
8 9 198 Kevin Kellett
8 10 199 Willie Mitchell
8 11 200 Nick Lent
8 12 201 Jeff Scissons
8 13 202 Ryan Wade
8 14 203 Tony Hutchins
8 15 204 Tomas Kaberle
8 16 205 Jay Bertsch
8 17 206 Oleg Orekhovsky
8 18 207 Mattia Baldi
8 19 208 Bob Prier
8 20 209 Denis Khlopotnov
8 21 210 Chris Twerdun
8 22 211 Ryan McKie
8 23 212 Erich Goldmann
8 24 213 Jeff Milliker
8 25 214 Matt Scorsune
8 26 215 Craig Stahl
1996 NHL Entry Draft Round 9
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
9 1 216 Ivan Ciernik
9 2 217 David Thibeault
9 3 218 Mike Muzechka
9 4 219 Sebastien Simard
9 5 220 Nick Bootland
9 6 221 John Hultberg
9 7 222 Scott Buhler
9 8 223 Craig Adams
9 9 224 Tobias Johansson
9 10 225 Pasi Petrilainen
9 11 226 Marc-Etienne Hubert
9 12 227 Lubomir Vaic
9 13 228 Ronald Petrovicky
9 14 229 Konstantin Shafronov
9 15 230 Jared Hope
9 16 231 Askhat Rakhmatulin
9 17 232 Chad Cavanagh
9 18 233 Michel Tremblay
9 19 234 Anders Soderberg
9 20 235 Russell Smith
9 21 236 Andrei Kozyrev
9 22 237 Ronnie Sundin
9 23 238 Timo Seikkula
9 24 239 Sami Salo
9 25 240 Justin Clark
9 26 241 Evgeny Afanasiev

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About The NHL Draft

The NHL Entry Draft is an assembly of NHL franchises, during which teams take turns selecting the rights to amateur ice hockey players. Players are selected from junior or collegiate leagues, as well as professional European league players who meet the draft requirements two to three months after the previous season has concluded. For North American players to be eligible, they should have reached the age of 18 on or before September 15 of the draft year, and should be below 20 years of age before December 31st. For European and international players, the age range is between 18 and 21 years of age.

NHL Draft History

The first NHL Draft was held on June 5, 1963 in Montreal. During this time, the conference was called the NHL Amateur Draft, because only players between 18 and 20 years of age from non-professional leagues were eligible. The title was eventually changed to NHL Entry Draft in 1980, when professional players (from age 18 to 20) from the defunct World Hockey Association (WHA) joined the league through the draft, with the exception of Wayne Gretzky, who came to the NHL undrafted as part of an agreement for WHA teams to bring over a limited number of players.

NHL Draft Lottery

Throughout NHL draft history, there have been many changes in the draft lottery format. From 1963 up to 1994, draft order was determined in reverse order of the team standings, so the team that finished last during the previous season was allowed to make the first pick. In 1995, the NHL changed the way the draft selections were awarded. All non-playoff teams would be entered in a lottery, and the winner would move up by as many as 4 picks. The chances of winning the lottery weighed heavily on the teams at the bottom of the regular season standings. In 2013, the NHL made another alteration to the draft lottery process. Instead of allowing the lottery winner to move up by 4 draft spots, the winner would now move all the way up to the number one spot. Recently, in 2016, the NHL draft lottery format was modified once again. This time, the top 3 picks were all drawn through the lottery, instead of simply holding a lottery for the first overall pick.

NHL Expansion Draft

Occasionally, whenever the NHL expanded, they would need to stock the new team with players through an expansion draft. During an NHL Expansion Draft, existing teams would submit a list of 'protected' players, who are not to be included in the draft, and the expansion teams would instead choose players who are not on the lists.

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