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2002 NHL Entry Draft

2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 1
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
1 1 1 Columbus Blue Jackets logo Rick Nash 1060 437 368 805
Entry Level Contract Signed October 02, 2022
yrs | Cap Hit $0 | AAV $0 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2002-2003 $1,185,000 $0 $0
2003-2004 $1,185,000 $0 $0
1 2 2 Winnipeg Jets logo Kari Lehtonen 649 0 0.910 2.63
1 3 3 Florida Panthers logo Jay Bouwmeester 1240 88 336 424
Entry Level Contract Signed October 02, 2022
yrs | Cap Hit $0 | AAV $0 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2002-2003 $1,185,000 $0 $0
2003-2004 $1,185,000 $0 $0
1 4 4 Philadelphia Flyers logo
1 5 5 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
1 6 6 Nashville Predators logo Scottie Upshall 759 138 147 285
1 7 7 Anaheim Ducks logo Joffrey Lupul 701 205 215 420
1 8 8 Minnesota Wild logo
1 9 9 Florida Panthers logo
1 10 10 Calgary Flames logo
1 11 11 Buffalo Sabres logo
1 12 12 Washington Capitals logo
1 13 13 Washington Capitals logo
1 14 14 Montreal Canadiens logo
1 15 15 Edmonton Oilers logo
1 16 16 Ottawa Senators logo
1 17 17 Washington Capitals logo
1 18 18 Los Angeles Kings logo
1 19 19 Arizona Coyotes logo
1 20 20 Buffalo Sabres logo
1 21 21 Chicago Blackhawks logo
1 22 22 New York Islanders logo
1 23 23 Arizona Coyotes logo
1 24 24 Toronto Maple Leafs logo Alexander Steen 1018 245 377 622
Entry Level Contract Signed August 09, 2005
3yrs | Cap Hit $770,200 | AAV $883,933 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $450,000 $270,200 $180,400
2006-2007 $450,000 $270,200 $130,400
2007-2008 $600,000 $270,200 $30,400
1 25 25 Carolina Hurricanes logo Cam Ward 701 0 0.910 2.83
Entry Level Contract Signed May 14, 2004
3yrs | Cap Hit $684,000 | AAV $684,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $684,000 $0 $0
2006-2007 $684,000 $0 $0
1 26 26 Dallas Stars logo
1 27 27 San Jose Sharks logo
1 28 28 Colorado Avalanche logo
1 29 29 Boston Bruins logo
1 30 30 Winnipeg Jets logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 31 Edmonton Oilers logo
2 2 32 Dallas Stars logo
2 3 33 New York Rangers logo
2 4 34 Dallas Stars logo
2 5 35 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2 6 36 Edmonton Oilers logo
2 7 37 Anaheim Ducks logo
2 8 38 Minnesota Wild logo
2 9 39 Calgary Flames logo
2 10 40 Florida Panthers logo
2 11 41 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
2 12 42 Dallas Stars logo
2 13 43 Dallas Stars logo Trevor Daley 1058 89 220 309
2 14 44 Edmonton Oilers logo
2 15 45 Montreal Canadiens logo
2 16 46 Arizona Coyotes logo
2 17 47 Ottawa Senators logo
2 18 48 St. Louis Blues logo
2 19 49 Vancouver Canucks logo
2 20 50 Los Angeles Kings logo
2 21 51 New Jersey Devils logo
2 22 52 San Jose Sharks logo
2 23 53 New Jersey Devils logo
2 24 54 Chicago Blackhawks logo Duncan Keith 1256 106 540 646
2 25 55 Vancouver Canucks logo
2 26 56 Boston Bruins logo
2 27 57 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
2 28 58 Detroit Red Wings logo
2 29 59 Washington Capitals logo
2 30 60 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
2 31 61 Colorado Avalanche logo Johnny Boychuk 725 54 152 206
2 32 62 St. Louis Blues logo
2 33 63 Detroit Red Wings logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 64 New Jersey Devils logo
3 2 65 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
3 3 66 Los Angeles Kings logo
3 4 67 Florida Panthers logo
3 5 68 Vancouver Canucks logo
3 6 69 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
3 7 70 Arizona Coyotes logo
3 8 71 Anaheim Ducks logo
3 9 72 Minnesota Wild logo
3 10 73 Minnesota Wild logo
3 11 74 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
3 12 75 Ottawa Senators logo
3 13 76 Buffalo Sabres logo
3 14 77 Washington Capitals logo
3 15 78 Dallas Stars logo
3 16 79 Edmonton Oilers logo
3 17 80 Arizona Coyotes logo
3 18 81 New York Rangers logo
3 19 82 Buffalo Sabres logo
3 20 83 Vancouver Canucks logo
3 21 84 New Jersey Devils logo
3 22 85 New Jersey Devils logo
3 23 86 San Jose Sharks logo
3 24 87 New York Islanders logo Frans Nielsen 925 167 306 473
Entry Level Contract Signed May 15, 2006
2yrs | Cap Hit $535,000 | AAV $622,500 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $60,000 $25,000
2007-2008 $500,000 $60,000 $150,000
3 25 88 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
3 26 89 St. Louis Blues logo
3 27 90 Calgary Flames logo
3 28 91 Carolina Hurricanes logo
3 29 92 Washington Capitals logo
3 30 93 Chicago Blackhawks logo
3 31 94 Colorado Avalanche logo
3 32 95 Detroit Red Wings logo Valtteri Filppula 1056 197 333 530
Entry Level Contract Signed August 19, 2005
3yrs | Cap Hit $733,333 | AAV $733,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $450,000 $190,000 $0
2006-2007 $500,000 $210,000 $0
2007-2008 $600,000 $250,000 $0
3 33 96 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 97 Arizona Coyotes logo
4 2 98 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
4 3 99 Montreal Canadiens logo
4 4 100 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
4 5 101 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
4 6 102 Nashville Predators logo
4 7 103 Anaheim Ducks logo
4 8 104 Los Angeles Kings logo
4 9 105 Philadelphia Flyers logo
4 10 106 Edmonton Oilers logo
4 11 107 Colorado Avalanche logo
4 12 108 Buffalo Sabres logo
4 13 109 Washington Capitals logo
4 14 110 Dallas Stars logo
4 15 111 Edmonton Oilers logo
4 16 112 Calgary Flames logo
4 17 113 Ottawa Senators logo
4 18 114 Vancouver Canucks logo
4 19 115 Los Angeles Kings logo
4 20 116 Winnipeg Jets logo
4 21 117 New Jersey Devils logo
4 22 118 Washington Capitals logo
4 23 119 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
4 24 120 St. Louis Blues logo
4 25 121 Buffalo Sabres logo
4 26 122 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
4 27 123 Edmonton Oilers logo
4 28 124 Winnipeg Jets logo
4 29 125 Ottawa Senators logo
4 30 126 Philadelphia Flyers logo
4 31 127 New York Rangers logo
4 32 128 Chicago Blackhawks logo
4 33 129 Colorado Avalanche logo
4 34 130 Boston Bruins logo
4 35 131 Detroit Red Wings logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 132 Arizona Coyotes logo
5 2 133 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
5 3 134 Florida Panthers logo
5 4 135 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 5 136 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
5 6 137 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
5 7 138 Nashville Predators logo
5 8 139 San Jose Sharks logo
5 9 140 Anaheim Ducks logo
5 10 141 Calgary Flames logo
5 11 142 Calgary Flames logo
5 12 143 New York Rangers logo
5 13 144 Winnipeg Jets logo
5 14 145 Washington Capitals logo
5 15 146 Calgary Flames logo
5 16 147 Dallas Stars logo
5 17 148 Edmonton Oilers logo
5 18 149 New York Islanders logo
5 19 150 Ottawa Senators logo
5 20 151 Vancouver Canucks logo
5 21 152 Los Angeles Kings logo
5 22 153 Boston Bruins logo
5 23 154 New Jersey Devils logo
5 24 155 Minnesota Wild logo
5 25 156 Chicago Blackhawks logo
5 26 157 Los Angeles Kings logo
5 27 158 Florida Panthers logo
5 28 159 Calgary Flames logo
5 29 160 Carolina Hurricanes logo
5 30 161 Philadelphia Flyers logo
5 31 162 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 32 163 San Jose Sharks logo
5 33 164 Colorado Avalanche logo
5 34 165 St. Louis Blues logo
5 35 166 Detroit Red Wings logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 167 Winnipeg Jets logo
6 2 168 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
6 3 169 Florida Panthers logo
6 4 170 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 5 171 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
6 6 172 Nashville Predators logo Mike McKenna 35 0 0.880 3.68
6 7 173 Anaheim Ducks logo
6 8 174 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 9 175 Minnesota Wild logo
6 10 176 Calgary Flames logo Curtis McElhinney 249 0 0.910 2.75
6 11 177 New York Rangers logo
6 12 178 Buffalo Sabres logo
6 13 179 Washington Capitals logo
6 14 180 Dallas Stars logo
6 15 181 Edmonton Oilers logo
6 16 182 Montreal Canadiens logo
6 17 183 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 18 184 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
6 19 185 Los Angeles Kings logo Ryan Murphy 175 8 35 43
Entry Level Contract Signed September 19, 2011
3yrs | Cap Hit $925,000 | AAV $1,375,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2011-2012 $0 $92,500 $0
2012-2013 $0 $92,500 $0
2013-2014 $832,500 $92,500 $450,000
2014-2015 $832,500 $0 $450,000
2015-2016 $832,500 $0 $450,000
6 20 186 Arizona Coyotes logo
6 21 187 New Jersey Devils logo
6 22 188 Chicago Blackhawks logo
6 23 189 New York Islanders logo
6 24 190 St. Louis Blues logo
6 25 191 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
6 26 192 Philadelphia Flyers logo
6 27 193 Philadelphia Flyers logo
6 28 194 New York Rangers logo
6 29 195 Colorado Avalanche logo
6 30 196 Florida Panthers logo
6 31 197 Detroit Red Wings logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 198 Winnipeg Jets logo
7 2 199 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
7 3 200 Florida Panthers logo
7 4 201 Philadelphia Flyers logo
7 5 202 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
7 6 203 Nashville Predators logo
7 7 204 Minnesota Wild logo
7 8 205 Edmonton Oilers logo
7 9 206 Calgary Flames logo
7 10 207 Calgary Flames logo
7 11 208 Buffalo Sabres logo
7 12 209 Washington Capitals logo
7 13 210 Dallas Stars logo
7 14 211 Edmonton Oilers logo
7 15 212 Montreal Canadiens logo
7 16 213 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
7 17 214 Vancouver Canucks logo
7 18 215 Los Angeles Kings logo
7 19 216 Arizona Coyotes logo
7 20 217 San Jose Sharks logo
7 21 218 New Jersey Devils logo
7 22 219 Chicago Blackhawks logo
7 23 220 New York Islanders logo
7 24 221 St. Louis Blues logo
7 25 222 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
7 26 223 Vancouver Canucks logo
7 27 224 Carolina Hurricanes logo
7 28 225 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
7 29 226 New York Rangers logo
7 30 227 Colorado Avalanche logo
7 31 228 Boston Bruins logo
7 32 229 Detroit Red Wings logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 8
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
8 1 230 Winnipeg Jets logo
8 2 231 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
8 3 232 Florida Panthers logo
8 4 233 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
8 5 234 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
8 6 235 Nashville Predators logo
8 7 236 Winnipeg Jets logo
8 8 237 Minnesota Wild logo
8 9 238 Calgary Flames logo
8 10 239 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
8 11 240 New York Rangers logo
8 12 241 Buffalo Sabres logo
8 13 242 Washington Capitals logo
8 14 243 Dallas Stars logo
8 15 244 Edmonton Oilers logo
8 16 245 Edmonton Oilers logo
8 17 246 Ottawa Senators logo
8 18 247 Vancouver Canucks logo
8 19 248 Los Angeles Kings logo
8 20 249 Arizona Coyotes logo
8 21 250 New Jersey Devils logo
8 22 251 Chicago Blackhawks logo
8 23 252 New York Islanders logo
8 24 253 St. Louis Blues logo
8 25 254 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
8 26 255 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
8 27 256 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
8 28 257 Winnipeg Jets logo
8 29 258 Colorado Avalanche logo
8 30 259 Boston Bruins logo
8 31 260 Detroit Red Wings logo
2002 NHL Entry Draft Round 9
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
9 1 261 Anaheim Ducks logo
9 2 262 Detroit Red Wings logo
9 3 263 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
9 4 264 Nashville Predators logo
9 5 265 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
9 6 266 Nashville Predators logo
9 7 267 Anaheim Ducks logo
9 8 268 Minnesota Wild logo
9 9 269 Minnesota Wild logo
9 10 270 New York Rangers logo
9 11 271 Buffalo Sabres logo
9 12 272 Washington Capitals logo
9 13 273 Dallas Stars logo
9 14 274 Edmonton Oilers logo
9 15 275 Montreal Canadiens logo
9 16 276 Ottawa Senators logo
9 17 277 Vancouver Canucks logo
9 18 278 Vancouver Canucks logo
9 19 279 Los Angeles Kings logo
9 20 280 Arizona Coyotes logo
9 21 281 New Jersey Devils logo
9 22 282 Chicago Blackhawks logo
9 23 283 New York Islanders logo
9 24 284 St. Louis Blues logo
9 25 285 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
9 26 286 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
9 27 287 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
9 28 288 San Jose Sharks logo
9 29 289 Colorado Avalanche logo
9 30 290 Boston Bruins logo
9 31 291 Detroit Red Wings logo Jonathan Ericsson 680 27 98 125
Entry Level Contract Signed May 31, 2006
2yrs | Cap Hit $495,000 | AAV $495,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $65,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $0 $0

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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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