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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 Joe Thornton 1566 413 1065 1478
1 2 2 Patrick Marleau 1657 551 615 1166
1 3 3 Olli Jokinen
1 4 4 Roberto Luongo 1045 0 0.92 2.55
1 5 5 Eric Brewer
1 6 6 Daniel Tkaczuk
1 7 7 Paul Mara
1 8 8 Sergei Samsonov
1 9 9 Nick Boynton
1 10 10 Brad Ference
1 11 11 Jason Ward
1 12 12 Marian Hossa 1309 525 609 1134
1 13 13 Daniel Cleary
1 14 14 Michel Riesen
1 15 15 Matt Zultek
1 16 16 Ty Jones
1 17 17 Robert Dome
1 18 18 Michael Holmqvist
1 19 19 Stefan Cherneski
1 20 20 Mike Brown
1 21 21 Mika Noronen
1 22 22 Nikos Tselios
1 23 23 Scott Hannan
1 24 24 Jean-Francois Damphousse
1 25 25 Brenden Morrow
1 26 26 Kevin Grimes
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 27 Ben Clymer
2 2 28 Brad DeFauw
2 3 29 Scott Barney
2 4 30 Jean-Marc Pelletier
2 5 31 Jeff Zehr
2 6 32 Evan Lindsay
2 7 33 Kyle Kos
2 8 34 Ryan Bonni
2 9 35 J.F. Fortin
2 10 36 Harold Druken
2 11 37 Gregor Baumgartner
2 12 38 Stanislav Gron
2 13 39 Jeremy Reich
2 14 40 Tyler Rennette
2 15 41 Patrick Dovigi
2 16 42 John Tripp
2 17 43 Juha Gustafsson
2 18 44 Brian Gaffaney
2 19 45 Maxim Balmochnykh
2 20 46 Wes Jarvis
2 21 47 Kristian Huselius
2 22 48 Henrik Tallinder
2 23 49 Yuri Butsayev
2 24 50 Pat Kavanagh
2 25 51 Dmitry Kokorev
2 26 52 Roman Lyashenko
2 27 53 Graham Belak
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 54 Mattias Karlin
3 2 55 Rick Berry
3 3 56 Vratislav Cech
3 4 57 Jeff Farkas
3 5 58 Jani Hurme
3 6 59 Jarrett Smith
3 7 60 Derek Schutz
3 8 61 Matt Elich
3 9 62 Kris Mallette
3 10 63 Lee Goren
3 11 64 Kyle Freadrich
3 12 65 Ilkka Mikkola
3 13 66 Josh Langfeld
3 14 67 Mike Souza
3 15 68 Sergei Yerkovich
3 16 69 Maxim Afinogenov
3 17 70 Erik Andersson
3 18 71 Josef Melichar
3 19 72 Jay Legault
3 20 73 Burke Henry
3 21 74 Nick Smith
3 22 75 Jeff Martin
3 23 76 Petr Sykora
3 24 77 Steve Gainey
3 25 78 Ville Nieminen
3 26 79 Robert Schnabel
3 27 80 Francis Lessard
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 81 Karol Bartanus
4 2 82 Adam Colagiacomo
4 3 83 Joe Corvo
4 4 84 Adam Mair
4 5 85 Petr Mika
4 6 86 Didier Tremblay
4 7 87 Brad Larsen
4 8 88 Shane Willis
4 9 89 Curtis Cruickshank
4 10 90 Chris Stanley
4 11 91 Daniel Tetrault
4 12 92 Chris St. Croix
4 13 93 Tomi Kallarsson
4 14 94 Jonas Elofsson
4 15 95 Ivan Novoseltsev
4 16 96 Scott McCallum
4 17 97 Alexander Mathieu
4 18 98 Jan Horacek
4 19 99 Sean Blanchard
4 20 100 Ryan Ready
4 21 101 Luc Theoret
4 22 102 Quintin Laing
4 23 103 Mikhail Chernov
4 24 104 Lucas Nehrling
4 25 105 Marc Kristoffersson
4 26 106 Jame Pollock
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 107 Adam Spylo
5 2 108 Mark Thompson
5 3 109 Jan Sulc
5 4 110 Ben Simon
5 5 111 Frank Mrazek
5 6 112 Karel Betik
5 7 113 Martin Moise
5 8 114 David Darguzas
5 9 115 Adam Edinger
5 10 116 Kevin Caulfield
5 11 117 Matt Cockell
5 12 118 Konstantin Sidulov
5 13 119 Magnus Arvedson
5 14 120 Pete Gardiner
5 15 121 Jason Chimera 1107 186 229 415
5 16 122 Gennady Razin
5 17 123 Curtis Suter
5 18 124 Harlan Pratt
5 19 125 Luc Vaillancourt
5 20 126 Jason McLean
5 21 127 Pat Parthenais
5 22 128 Torrey DiRoberto
5 23 129 John Wikstrom
5 24 130 Kyle Calder
5 25 131 Jiri Bicek
5 26 132 Teemu Elomo
5 27 133 Aaron Miskovich
5 28 134 Johan Lindbom
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 135 Denis Timofeyev
6 2 136 Mike York
6 3 137 Richard Seeley
6 4 138 Eric Gooldy
6 5 139 Bobby Leavins
6 6 140 Ilja Demidov
6 7 141 Peter Sarno
6 8 142 Kyle Dafoe
6 9 143 Henrik Petre
6 10 144 Matt Cooke
6 11 145 Jonathan Desroches
6 12 146 Jeffrey Sullivan
6 13 147 Heath Gordon
6 14 148 Larry Shapley
6 15 149 Nicholas Bilotto
6 16 150 Jeff Katcher
6 17 151 Robert Francz
6 18 152 Petr Havelka
6 19 153 Andrei Skopintsev
6 20 154 Shawn Degagne
6 21 155 Keith Delaney
6 22 156 Brian Campbell
6 23 157 B.J. Young
6 24 158 Jordon Flodell
6 25 159 Sascha Goc
6 26 160 Alexei Timkin
6 27 161 David Aebischer
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 162 Joel Trottier
7 2 163 Joe Dusbabek
7 3 164 Todd Fedoruk
7 4 165 Hugo Marchand
7 5 166 Kris Knoblauch
7 6 167 Jeremy Rondeau
7 7 168 Justin Jack
7 8 169 Andrew Merrick
7 9 170 Eero Somervuori
7 10 171 Rod Leroux
7 11 172 Ben Guite
7 12 173 Robin Bacul
7 13 174 Jared Smith
7 14 175 Johan Holmqvist
7 15 176 Kevin Bolibruck
7 16 177 Ladislav Nagy
7 17 178 Tony Mohagen
7 18 179 Mark Moore
7 19 180 Jim Baxter
7 20 181 Mat Snesrud
7 21 182 Mike Mottau
7 22 183 Tyler Palmer
7 23 184 Jeremy Adduono
7 24 185 Samuel St. Pierre
7 25 186 Mike Laceby
7 26 187 Chad Hinz
7 27 188 Mathieu Benoit
7 28 189 Jeff McKercher
7 29 190 Shawn Thornton
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 8
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
8 1 191 Antti Laaksonen
8 2 192 Cam Severson
8 3 193 Jay Kopischke
8 4 194 Russ Bartlett
8 5 195 Niklas Nordgren
8 6 196 Jeremy Symington
8 7 197 Petr Kubos
8 8 198 Shawn Skolney
8 9 199 Randy Fitzgerald
8 10 200 Pierre-Luc Therrien
8 11 201 Denis Martynyuk
8 12 202 Andrei Sidyakin
8 13 203 Nick Gillis
8 14 204 Sergei Shikhanov
8 15 205 Chris Kerr
8 16 206 Bob Haglund
8 17 207 Alex Andreyev
8 18 208 Andrew Ference
8 19 209 Rene Stussi
8 20 210 Andrew Proskurnicki
8 21 211 Doug Schueller
8 22 212 Kamil Piros
8 23 213 Steve Wilejto
8 24 214 Marko Kauppinen
8 25 215 Scott Clemmensen
8 26 216 Alexei Komarov
8 27 217 Doug Schmidt
1997 NHL Entry Draft Round 9
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
9 1 218 Eric Van Acker
9 2 219 Mark Smith
9 3 220 Konrad Brand
9 4 221 Jonathan Hedstrom
9 5 222 Ryan Clark
9 6 223 Dustin Paul
9 7 224 Paul Comrie
9 8 225 Kent McDonell
9 9 226 Matt Oikawa
9 10 227 Peter Brady
9 11 228 Jarl Ygranes
9 12 229 Karel Rachunek
9 13 230 Chris Feil
9 14 231 Alexander Fomitchev
9 15 232 Dmitri Plekhanov
9 16 233 Wyatt Smith
9 17 234 Eric Lind
9 18 235 Tommi Degerman
9 19 236 Richard Miller
9 20 237 Benoit Cote
9 21 238 Dylan Kemp
9 22 239 Greg Willers
9 23 240 Par Styf
9 24 241 Jan Sorinko
9 25 242 Brett McLean
9 26 243 Kyle Kidney
9 27 244 Marek Ivan
9 28 245 Steve Lafleur
9 29 246 Jay Henderson

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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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