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1997 NHL Entry Draft

1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 1
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
1 1 1 Boston Bruins logo Joe Thornton 1714 430 1109 1539
Entry Level Contract Signed October 01, 2022
yrs | Cap Hit $0 | AAV $0 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
1997-1998 $925,000 $0 $0
1998-1999 $925,000 $0 $0
1999-2000 $925,000 $0 $0
2000-2001 $1,550,000 $0 $0
2001-2002 $1,825,000 $0 $0
2002-2003 $2,175,000 $0 $0
2003-2004 $5,500,000 $0 $0
1 2 2 San Jose Sharks logo Patrick Marleau 1779 566 631 1197
Entry Level Contract Signed October 01, 2022
yrs | Cap Hit $0 | AAV $0 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
1997-1998 $925,000 $0 $0
1998-1999 $925,000 $0 $0
1999-2000 $925,000 $0 $0
2000-2001 $770,000 $0 $0
2001-2002 $1,400,000 $0 $0
2002-2003 $1,800,000 $0 $0
2003-2004 $2,350,000 $0 $0
1 3 3 Los Angeles Kings logo
1 4 4 New York Islanders logo Roberto Luongo 1045 0 0.920 2.55
Entry Level Contract Signed October 01, 2022
yrs | Cap Hit $0 | AAV $0 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2000-2001 $925,000 $0 $0
2001-2002 $907,500 $0 $0
2002-2003 $1,600,000 $0 $0
2003-2004 $1,900,000 $0 $0
1 5 5 New York Islanders logo
1 6 6 Calgary Flames logo
1 7 7 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
1 8 8 Boston Bruins logo
1 9 9 Washington Capitals logo
1 10 10 Vancouver Canucks logo
1 11 11 Montreal Canadiens logo
1 12 12 Ottawa Senators logo Marian Hossa 1309 525 609 1134
Entry Level Contract Signed July 01, 1998
6yrs | Cap Hit $0 | AAV $0 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
1998-1999 $875,000 $0 $0
1999-2000 $700,000 $0 $0
2000-2001 $675,000 $0 $0
2001-2002 $1,550,000 $0 $0
2002-2003 $2,050,000 $0 $0
2003-2004 $2,750,000 $0 $0
1 13 13 Chicago Blackhawks logo
1 14 14 Edmonton Oilers logo
1 15 15 Los Angeles Kings logo
1 16 16 Chicago Blackhawks logo
1 17 17 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
1 18 18 Anaheim Ducks logo
1 19 19 New York Rangers logo
1 20 20 Florida Panthers logo
1 21 21 Buffalo Sabres logo
1 22 22 Carolina Hurricanes logo
1 23 23 San Jose Sharks logo
1 24 24 New Jersey Devils logo
1 25 25 Dallas Stars logo
1 26 26 Colorado Avalanche logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 27 Boston Bruins logo
2 2 28 Carolina Hurricanes logo
2 3 29 Los Angeles Kings logo
2 4 30 Philadelphia Flyers logo
2 5 31 New York Islanders logo
2 6 32 Calgary Flames logo
2 7 33 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
2 8 34 Vancouver Canucks logo
2 9 35 Washington Capitals logo
2 10 36 Vancouver Canucks logo
2 11 37 Montreal Canadiens logo
2 12 38 New Jersey Devils logo
2 13 39 Chicago Blackhawks logo
2 14 40 St. Louis Blues logo
2 15 41 Edmonton Oilers logo
2 16 42 Calgary Flames logo
2 17 43 Arizona Coyotes logo
2 18 44 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2 19 45 Anaheim Ducks logo
2 20 46 New York Rangers logo
2 21 47 Florida Panthers logo
2 22 48 Buffalo Sabres logo
2 23 49 Detroit Red Wings logo
2 24 50 Philadelphia Flyers logo
2 25 51 Calgary Flames logo
2 26 52 Dallas Stars logo
2 27 53 Colorado Avalanche logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 54 Boston Bruins logo
3 2 55 Colorado Avalanche logo
3 3 56 Florida Panthers logo
3 4 57 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
3 5 58 Ottawa Senators logo
3 6 59 New York Islanders logo
3 7 60 Calgary Flames logo
3 8 61 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
3 9 62 Philadelphia Flyers logo
3 10 63 Boston Bruins logo
3 11 64 Vancouver Canucks logo
3 12 65 Montreal Canadiens logo
3 13 66 Ottawa Senators logo
3 14 67 Chicago Blackhawks logo
3 15 68 Edmonton Oilers logo
3 16 69 Buffalo Sabres logo
3 17 70 Calgary Flames logo
3 18 71 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
3 19 72 Anaheim Ducks logo
3 20 73 New York Rangers logo
3 21 74 Florida Panthers logo
3 22 75 Buffalo Sabres logo
3 23 76 Detroit Red Wings logo
3 24 77 Dallas Stars logo
3 25 78 Colorado Avalanche logo
3 26 79 New York Islanders logo
3 27 80 Carolina Hurricanes logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 81 Boston Bruins logo
4 2 82 San Jose Sharks logo
4 3 83 Los Angeles Kings logo
4 4 84 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
4 5 85 New York Islanders logo
4 6 86 St. Louis Blues logo
4 7 87 Colorado Avalanche logo
4 8 88 Carolina Hurricanes logo
4 9 89 Washington Capitals logo
4 10 90 Vancouver Canucks logo
4 11 91 Montreal Canadiens logo
4 12 92 Calgary Flames logo
4 13 93 New York Rangers logo
4 14 94 Edmonton Oilers logo
4 15 95 Florida Panthers logo
4 16 96 Arizona Coyotes logo
4 17 97 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
4 18 98 St. Louis Blues logo
4 19 99 Los Angeles Kings logo
4 20 100 Calgary Flames logo
4 21 101 Buffalo Sabres logo
4 22 102 Detroit Red Wings logo
4 23 103 Philadelphia Flyers logo
4 24 104 New Jersey Devils logo
4 25 105 Dallas Stars logo
4 26 106 St. Louis Blues logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 107 San Jose Sharks logo
5 2 108 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 3 109 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 4 110 Chicago Blackhawks logo
5 5 111 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
5 6 112 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 7 113 Calgary Flames logo
5 8 114 Vancouver Canucks logo
5 9 115 New York Islanders logo
5 10 116 Washington Capitals logo
5 11 117 Vancouver Canucks logo
5 12 118 Montreal Canadiens logo
5 13 119 Ottawa Senators logo
5 14 120 Chicago Blackhawks logo
5 15 121 Edmonton Oilers logo Jason Chimera 1107 186 229 415
5 16 122 Montreal Canadiens logo
5 17 123 Arizona Coyotes logo
5 18 124 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
5 19 125 Anaheim Ducks logo
5 20 126 New York Rangers logo
5 21 127 Florida Panthers logo
5 22 128 Buffalo Sabres logo
5 23 129 Detroit Red Wings logo
5 24 130 Chicago Blackhawks logo
5 25 131 New Jersey Devils logo
5 26 132 Dallas Stars logo
5 27 133 Colorado Avalanche logo
5 28 134 New York Rangers logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 135 Boston Bruins logo
6 2 136 New York Rangers logo
6 3 137 Los Angeles Kings logo
6 4 138 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
6 5 139 New York Islanders logo
6 6 140 Calgary Flames logo
6 7 141 Edmonton Oilers logo
6 8 142 Carolina Hurricanes logo
6 9 143 Washington Capitals logo
6 10 144 Vancouver Canucks logo
6 11 145 Montreal Canadiens logo
6 12 146 Ottawa Senators logo
6 13 147 Chicago Blackhawks logo
6 14 148 Vancouver Canucks logo
6 15 149 St. Louis Blues logo
6 16 150 Los Angeles Kings logo
6 17 151 Arizona Coyotes logo
6 18 152 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
6 19 153 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 20 154 New York Rangers logo
6 21 155 Florida Panthers logo
6 22 156 Buffalo Sabres logo
6 23 157 Detroit Red Wings logo
6 24 158 Philadelphia Flyers logo
6 25 159 New Jersey Devils logo
6 26 160 Dallas Stars logo
6 27 161 Colorado Avalanche logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 162 Boston Bruins logo
7 2 163 San Jose Sharks logo
7 3 164 Philadelphia Flyers logo
7 4 165 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
7 5 166 New York Islanders logo
7 6 167 Calgary Flames logo
7 7 168 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
7 8 169 Carolina Hurricanes logo
7 9 170 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
7 10 171 Vancouver Canucks logo
7 11 172 Montreal Canadiens logo
7 12 173 Ottawa Senators logo
7 13 174 Chicago Blackhawks logo
7 14 175 New York Rangers logo
7 15 176 Edmonton Oilers logo
7 16 177 St. Louis Blues logo
7 17 178 Anaheim Ducks logo
7 18 179 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
7 19 180 Boston Bruins logo
7 20 181 Anaheim Ducks logo
7 21 182 New York Rangers logo
7 22 183 Florida Panthers logo
7 23 184 Buffalo Sabres logo
7 24 185 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
7 25 186 Detroit Red Wings logo
7 26 187 Edmonton Oilers logo
7 27 188 New Jersey Devils logo
7 28 189 Dallas Stars logo
7 29 190 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 8
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
8 1 191 Boston Bruins logo
8 2 192 San Jose Sharks logo
8 3 193 Los Angeles Kings logo
8 4 194 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
8 5 195 Carolina Hurricanes logo
8 6 196 New York Islanders logo
8 7 197 Montreal Canadiens logo
8 8 198 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
8 9 199 Carolina Hurricanes logo
8 10 200 Washington Capitals logo
8 11 201 Vancouver Canucks logo
8 12 202 Montreal Canadiens logo
8 13 203 Ottawa Senators logo
8 14 204 Chicago Blackhawks logo
8 15 205 Edmonton Oilers logo
8 16 206 St. Louis Blues logo
8 17 207 Arizona Coyotes logo
8 18 208 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
8 19 209 Anaheim Ducks logo
8 20 210 New York Rangers logo
8 21 211 Florida Panthers logo
8 22 212 Buffalo Sabres logo
8 23 213 Detroit Red Wings logo
8 24 214 Philadelphia Flyers logo
8 25 215 New Jersey Devils logo
8 26 216 Dallas Stars logo
8 27 217 Colorado Avalanche logo
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 9
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
9 1 218 Boston Bruins logo
9 2 219 San Jose Sharks logo
9 3 220 Los Angeles Kings logo
9 4 221 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
9 5 222 New York Islanders logo
9 6 223 Calgary Flames logo
9 7 224 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
9 8 225 Carolina Hurricanes logo
9 9 226 Washington Capitals logo
9 10 227 Vancouver Canucks logo
9 11 228 Montreal Canadiens logo
9 12 229 Ottawa Senators logo
9 13 230 Chicago Blackhawks logo
9 14 231 Edmonton Oilers logo
9 15 232 St. Louis Blues logo
9 16 233 Arizona Coyotes logo
9 17 234 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
9 18 235 Anaheim Ducks logo
9 19 236 New York Rangers logo
9 20 237 Florida Panthers logo
9 21 238 Buffalo Sabres logo
9 22 239 Detroit Red Wings logo
9 23 240 Philadelphia Flyers logo
9 24 241 New Jersey Devils logo
9 25 242 Dallas Stars logo
9 26 243 Colorado Avalanche logo
9 27 244 St. Louis Blues logo
9 28 245 Colorado Avalanche logo
9 29 246 Boston Bruins logo

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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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