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2004 NHL Entry Draft

2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 1
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
1 1 1 Washington Capitals logo Alex Ovechkin 1274 780 630 1410
Entry Level Contract Signed August 31, 2005
3yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $3,834,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $688,940 $295,260 $2,850,000
2006-2007 $688,940 $295,260 $2,850,000
2007-2008 $984,200 $0 $2,850,000
1 2 2 Pittsburgh Penguins logo Evgeni Malkin 981 444 702 1146
Entry Level Contract Signed June 20, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $3,834,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $688,900 $295,300 $2,850,000
2007-2008 $688,900 $295,300 $2,850,000
2008-2009 $984,200 $0 $2,850,000
1 3 3 Chicago Blackhawks logo
1 4 4 Carolina Hurricanes logo Andrew Ladd 1001 256 294 550
Entry Level Contract Signed September 27, 2005
3yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $1,834,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $688,900 $295,300 $850,000
2006-2007 $688,900 $295,300 $850,000
2007-2008 $984,200 $0 $850,000
1 5 5 Arizona Coyotes logo Blake Wheeler 1046 296 571 867
Entry Level Contract Signed July 01, 2008
2yrs | Cap Hit $875,000 | AAV $2,725,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2008-2009 $787,500 $87,500 $1,850,000
2009-2010 $787,500 $87,500 $1,850,000
1 6 6 New York Rangers logo Al Montoya 168 0 0.900 2.74
1 7 7 Florida Panthers logo
1 8 8 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
1 9 9 Anaheim Ducks logo
1 10 10 Winnipeg Jets logo
1 11 11 Los Angeles Kings logo
1 12 12 Minnesota Wild logo
1 13 13 Buffalo Sabres logo Drew Stafford 841 196 232 428
Entry Level Contract Signed May 03, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $984,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2007-2008 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2008-2009 $688,900 $295,300 $0
1 14 14 Edmonton Oilers logo Devan Dubnyk 542 0 0.910 2.88
1 15 15 Nashville Predators logo Alexander Radulov 524 144 224 368
Entry Level Contract Signed January 09, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $885,767 | AAV $885,767 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2007-2008 $688,900 $0 $0
2008-2009 $984,200 $0 $0
1 16 16 New York Islanders logo
1 17 17 St. Louis Blues logo
1 18 18 Montreal Canadiens logo
1 19 19 New York Rangers logo
1 20 20 New Jersey Devils logo Travis Zajac 1037 203 349 552
Entry Level Contract Signed April 13, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $984,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2007-2008 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2008-2009 $688,900 $295,300 $0
1 21 21 Colorado Avalanche logo
1 22 22 San Jose Sharks logo
1 23 23 Ottawa Senators logo
1 24 24 Calgary Flames logo
1 25 25 Edmonton Oilers logo
1 26 26 Vancouver Canucks logo Cory Schneider 410 0 0.910 2.71
Entry Level Contract Signed July 03, 2007
3yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $1,084,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2007-2008 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2008-2009 $688,900 $295,300 $0
2009-2010 $688,900 $295,300 $300,000
1 27 27 Washington Capitals logo
1 28 28 Dallas Stars logo
1 29 29 Washington Capitals logo Mike Green 880 150 351 501
Entry Level Contract Signed August 26, 2005
3yrs | Cap Hit $833,333 | AAV $833,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $600,000 $225,000 $0
2006-2007 $625,000 $200,000 $0
2007-2008 $650,000 $200,000 $0
1 30 30 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 31 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
2 2 32 Chicago Blackhawks logo Dave Bolland 433 85 123 208
Entry Level Contract Signed May 25, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $845,833 | AAV $845,833 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $600,000 $225,000 $0
2007-2008 $625,000 $200,000 $0
2008-2009 $687,500 $200,000 $0
2 3 33 Washington Capitals logo
2 4 34 Dallas Stars logo
2 5 35 Arizona Coyotes logo
2 6 36 New York Rangers logo
2 7 37 Florida Panthers logo
2 8 38 Carolina Hurricanes logo
2 9 39 Anaheim Ducks logo
2 10 40 Winnipeg Jets logo
2 11 41 Chicago Blackhawks logo
2 12 42 Minnesota Wild logo
2 13 43 Buffalo Sabres logo
2 14 44 Edmonton Oilers logo
2 15 45 Chicago Blackhawks logo
2 16 46 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
2 17 47 New York Islanders logo Blake Comeau 909 141 193 334
Entry Level Contract Signed March 22, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $691,667 | AAV $691,667 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $190,000 $0
2007-2008 $500,000 $200,000 $0
2008-2009 $550,000 $185,000 $0
2 18 48 New York Rangers logo
2 19 49 St. Louis Blues logo Carl Soderberg 597 110 187 297
Entry Level Contract Signed June 01, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $680,000 | AAV $680,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $680,000 $0 $0
2007-2008 $680,000 $0 $0
2008-2009 $680,000 $0 $0
2 20 50 Arizona Coyotes logo
2 21 51 New York Rangers logo
2 22 52 Dallas Stars logo
2 23 53 Florida Panthers logo David Booth 530 124 112 236
Entry Level Contract Signed July 20, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $600,000 | AAV $700,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $50,000 $100,000
2007-2008 $475,000 $150,000 $100,000
2008-2009 $500,000 $175,000 $100,000
2 24 54 Chicago Blackhawks logo
2 25 55 Colorado Avalanche logo
2 26 56 Dallas Stars logo
2 27 57 Edmonton Oilers logo
2 28 58 Ottawa Senators logo
2 29 59 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
2 30 60 New York Rangers logo Brandon Dubinsky 823 153 285 438
Entry Level Contract Signed April 20, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $633,333 | AAV $633,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $170,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $170,000 $0
2008-2009 $475,000 $160,000 $0
2 31 61 Pittsburgh Penguins logo Alex Goligoski 996 85 374 459
Entry Level Contract Signed July 10, 2007
2yrs | Cap Hit $845,300 | AAV $984,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2007-2008 $500,000 $295,300 $188,900
2008-2009 $600,000 $295,300 $88,900
2 32 62 Washington Capitals logo
2 33 63 Boston Bruins logo David Krejci 962 215 515 730
Entry Level Contract Signed May 22, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $766,667 | AAV $883,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $500,000 $200,000 $125,000
2007-2008 $575,000 $200,000 $150,000
2008-2009 $625,000 $200,000 $75,000
2 34 64 Boston Bruins logo
2 35 65 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 66 Washington Capitals logo
3 2 67 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
3 3 68 Chicago Blackhawks logo
3 4 69 Carolina Hurricanes logo
3 5 70 Calgary Flames logo Brandon Prust 486 40 75 115
3 6 71 Buffalo Sabres logo Andrej Sekera 842 51 202 253
Entry Level Contract Signed July 14, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $650,000 | AAV $675,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $183,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $183,000 $0
2008-2009 $475,000 $184,000 $75,000
3 7 72 Colorado Avalanche logo
3 8 73 New York Rangers logo
3 9 74 Anaheim Ducks logo
3 10 75 Anaheim Ducks logo
3 11 76 Winnipeg Jets logo
3 12 77 Ottawa Senators logo
3 13 78 Minnesota Wild logo
3 14 79 Minnesota Wild logo Clayton Stoner 360 7 41 48
3 15 80 New York Rangers logo
3 16 81 Nashville Predators logo
3 17 82 New York Islanders logo
3 18 83 St. Louis Blues logo
3 19 84 Montreal Canadiens logo Alexei Emelin 456 15 66 81
Entry Level Contract Signed May 17, 2011
1yrs | Cap Hit $984,200 | AAV $984,200 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2011-2012 $688,940 $295,260 $0
3 20 85 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
3 21 86 Dallas Stars logo
3 22 87 Ottawa Senators logo
3 23 88 Washington Capitals logo
3 24 89 Ottawa Senators logo Jeff Glass 15 0 0.900 3.36
Entry Level Contract Signed September 16, 2005
3yrs | Cap Hit $458,333 | AAV $458,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $450,000 $0 $0
2006-2007 $450,000 $0 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $0 $0
3 25 90 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
3 26 91 Vancouver Canucks logo Alexander Edler 966 102 325 427
Entry Level Contract Signed July 24, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $550,000 | AAV $550,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $100,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $75,000 $0
2008-2009 $500,000 $50,000 $0
3 27 92 Philadelphia Flyers logo
3 28 93 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
3 29 94 San Jose Sharks logo Thomas Greiss 347 0 0.910 2.76
3 30 95 Los Angeles Kings logo
3 31 96 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
3 32 97 Detroit Red Wings logo Johan Franzen 602 187 183 370
Entry Level Contract Signed August 04, 2005
1yrs | Cap Hit $600,000 | AAV $600,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $525,000 $75,000 $0
3 33 98 Calgary Flames logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 99 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
4 2 100 Montreal Canadiens logo
4 3 101 Philadelphia Flyers logo
4 4 102 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
4 5 103 Arizona Coyotes logo
4 6 104 Dallas Stars logo
4 7 105 Florida Panthers logo
4 8 106 Winnipeg Jets logo
4 9 107 Nashville Predators logo
4 10 108 Boston Bruins logo
4 11 109 Carolina Hurricanes logo
4 12 110 Los Angeles Kings logo
4 13 111 Minnesota Wild logo
4 14 112 Edmonton Oilers logo
4 15 113 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
4 16 114 Minnesota Wild logo
4 17 115 New York Islanders logo
4 18 116 St. Louis Blues logo
4 19 117 Minnesota Wild logo
4 20 118 Calgary Flames logo
4 21 119 Arizona Coyotes logo Kevin Porter 249 29 29 58
Entry Level Contract Signed April 14, 2008
2yrs | Cap Hit $885,000 | AAV $954,250 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2008-2009 $895,000 $0 $88,500
2009-2010 $875,000 $0 $50,000
4 22 120 Chicago Blackhawks logo
4 23 121 Calgary Flames logo
4 24 122 Ottawa Senators logo
4 25 123 Chicago Blackhawks logo
4 26 124 Philadelphia Flyers logo
4 27 125 Vancouver Canucks logo
4 28 126 San Jose Sharks logo Torrey Mitchell 666 67 85 152
Entry Level Contract Signed March 19, 2007
2yrs | Cap Hit $715,000 | AAV $725,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2007-2008 $500,000 $215,000 $10,000
2008-2009 $500,000 $215,000 $10,000
4 29 127 New York Rangers logo Ryan Callahan 757 186 200 386
Entry Level Contract Signed May 11, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $575,000 | AAV $575,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $100,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $100,000 $0
2008-2009 $500,000 $100,000 $0
4 30 128 Detroit Red Wings logo
4 31 129 San Jose Sharks logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 130 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
5 2 131 Chicago Blackhawks logo
5 3 132 Washington Capitals logo
5 4 133 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
5 5 134 Boston Bruins logo Kris Versteeg 643 149 209 358
Entry Level Contract Signed June 01, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $491,667 | AAV $491,667 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $40,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $20,000 $0
2008-2009 $475,000 $15,000 $0
5 6 135 New York Rangers logo
5 7 136 St. Louis Blues logo
5 8 137 Carolina Hurricanes logo
5 9 138 Washington Capitals logo
5 10 139 Nashville Predators logo
5 11 140 Chicago Blackhawks logo
5 12 141 Ottawa Senators logo
5 13 142 Winnipeg Jets logo
5 14 143 Los Angeles Kings logo
5 15 144 Philadelphia Flyers logo
5 16 145 Buffalo Sabres logo
5 17 146 Edmonton Oilers logo
5 18 147 Nashville Predators logo
5 19 148 New York Islanders logo
5 20 149 Philadelphia Flyers logo
5 21 150 Montreal Canadiens logo Mikhail Grabovski 534 125 171 296
Entry Level Contract Signed July 10, 2006
2yrs | Cap Hit $687,500 | AAV $725,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $225,000 $75,000
2007-2008 $500,000 $200,000 $0
5 22 151 Detroit Red Wings logo
5 23 152 Florida Panthers logo
5 24 153 San Jose Sharks logo
5 25 154 Colorado Avalanche logo
5 26 155 New Jersey Devils logo
5 27 156 Ottawa Senators logo
5 28 157 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
5 29 158 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
5 30 159 Vancouver Canucks logo
5 31 160 Boston Bruins logo
5 32 161 Minnesota Wild logo
5 33 162 Detroit Red Wings logo
5 34 163 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 164 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
6 2 165 Chicago Blackhawks logo
6 3 166 Washington Capitals logo
6 4 167 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
6 5 168 Arizona Coyotes logo
6 6 169 New York Rangers logo
6 7 170 Philadelphia Flyers logo
6 8 171 Philadelphia Flyers logo
6 9 172 Anaheim Ducks logo
6 10 173 Calgary Flames logo
6 11 174 Los Angeles Kings logo
6 12 175 Minnesota Wild logo
6 13 176 Buffalo Sabres logo
6 14 177 Edmonton Oilers logo
6 15 178 Nashville Predators logo
6 16 179 New York Islanders logo
6 17 180 St. Louis Blues logo Roman Polak 806 26 114 140
Entry Level Contract Signed June 01, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $550,000 | AAV $603,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $150,000 $80,000
2007-2008 $475,000 $100,000 $80,000
2008-2009 $475,000 $0 $0
6 18 181 Montreal Canadiens logo
6 19 182 Calgary Flames logo
6 20 183 Dallas Stars logo
6 21 184 Colorado Avalanche logo
6 22 185 New Jersey Devils logo
6 23 186 Winnipeg Jets logo
6 24 187 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
6 25 188 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 26 189 Vancouver Canucks logo
6 27 190 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
6 28 191 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
6 29 192 Detroit Red Wings logo
6 30 193 Nashville Predators logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 194 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
7 2 195 Minnesota Wild logo
7 3 196 Chicago Blackhawks logo
7 4 197 Washington Capitals logo
7 5 198 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
7 6 199 Arizona Coyotes logo
7 7 200 Calgary Flames logo
7 8 201 San Jose Sharks logo
7 9 202 Carolina Hurricanes logo
7 10 203 Anaheim Ducks logo
7 11 204 Winnipeg Jets logo
7 12 205 Los Angeles Kings logo
7 13 206 Minnesota Wild logo Anton Khudobin 259 0 0.920 2.28
Entry Level Contract Signed July 12, 2007
3yrs | Cap Hit $586,667 | AAV $586,667 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2007-2008 $560,000 $0 $0
2008-2009 $600,000 $0 $0
2009-2010 $600,000 $0 $0
7 14 207 Buffalo Sabres logo
7 15 208 Edmonton Oilers logo
7 16 209 Nashville Predators logo
7 17 210 New York Islanders logo
7 18 211 St. Louis Blues logo
7 19 212 Montreal Canadiens logo
7 20 213 Calgary Flames logo
7 21 214 Chicago Blackhawks logo Troy Brouwer 851 182 181 363
Entry Level Contract Signed June 05, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $675,000 | AAV $675,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $550,000 $100,000 $0
2007-2008 $575,000 $100,000 $0
2008-2009 $600,000 $100,000 $0
7 22 215 Colorado Avalanche logo
7 23 216 New Jersey Devils logo
7 24 217 New Jersey Devils logo
7 25 218 Dallas Stars logo
7 26 219 Ottawa Senators logo
7 27 220 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
7 28 221 Los Angeles Kings logo Daniel Taylor 4 0 0.860 4.37
7 29 222 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
7 30 223 Chicago Blackhawks logo
7 31 224 Boston Bruins logo Matt Hunwick 535 25 94 119
Entry Level Contract Signed June 26, 2007
2yrs | Cap Hit $750,000 | AAV $750,000 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2007-2008 $550,000 $175,000 $0
2008-2009 $600,000 $175,000 $0
7 32 225 San Jose Sharks logo
7 33 226 Detroit Red Wings logo
7 34 227 New York Islanders logo
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 8
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
8 1 228 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
8 2 229 Chicago Blackhawks logo
8 3 230 Washington Capitals logo
8 4 231 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
8 5 232 Philadelphia Flyers logo
8 6 233 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
8 7 234 San Jose Sharks logo
8 8 235 Carolina Hurricanes logo
8 9 236 Anaheim Ducks logo
8 10 237 Winnipeg Jets logo
8 11 238 Los Angeles Kings logo
8 12 239 Colorado Avalanche logo
8 13 240 Arizona Coyotes logo
8 14 241 Buffalo Sabres logo
8 15 242 Edmonton Oilers logo
8 16 243 Nashville Predators logo
8 17 244 New York Islanders logo
8 18 245 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
8 19 246 Montreal Canadiens logo
8 20 247 New York Rangers logo
8 21 248 Dallas Stars logo
8 22 249 Colorado Avalanche logo
8 23 250 New Jersey Devils logo
8 24 251 Ottawa Senators logo
8 25 252 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
8 26 253 Philadelphia Flyers logo
8 27 254 Vancouver Canucks logo
8 28 255 Boston Bruins logo
8 29 256 Chicago Blackhawks logo
8 30 257 Detroit Red Wings logo
8 31 258 Nashville Predators logo Pekka Rinne 683 0 0.920 2.42
Entry Level Contract Signed August 23, 2005
2yrs | Cap Hit $454,700 | AAV $454,700 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2005-2006 $450,000 $9,400 $0
2006-2007 $450,000 $0 $0
2004 NHL Entry Draft Round 9
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
9 1 259 Pittsburgh Penguins logo
9 2 260 Chicago Blackhawks logo
9 3 261 Arizona Coyotes logo
9 4 262 Montreal Canadiens logo Mark Streit 786 96 338 434
9 5 263 Washington Capitals logo
9 6 264 Los Angeles Kings logo
9 7 265 Arizona Coyotes logo Daniel Winnik 798 82 169 251
Entry Level Contract Signed March 31, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $523,333 | AAV $531,667 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $85,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $50,000 $25,000
2008-2009 $475,000 $35,000 $0
9 8 266 New York Rangers logo
9 9 267 Florida Panthers logo
9 10 268 Carolina Hurricanes logo
9 11 269 Anaheim Ducks logo
9 12 270 Winnipeg Jets logo
9 13 271 Columbus Blue Jackets logo
9 14 272 Minnesota Wild logo
9 15 273 Buffalo Sabres logo
9 16 274 Edmonton Oilers logo
9 17 275 Nashville Predators logo
9 18 276 New York Islanders logo
9 19 277 St. Louis Blues logo
9 20 278 Montreal Canadiens logo
9 21 279 Calgary Flames logo Adam Cracknell 210 21 22 43
9 22 280 Dallas Stars logo
9 23 281 Colorado Avalanche logo
9 24 282 New Jersey Devils logo
9 25 283 Florida Panthers logo
9 26 284 Ottawa Senators logo
9 27 285 Toronto Maple Leafs logo
9 28 286 Philadelphia Flyers logo
9 29 287 Vancouver Canucks logo Jannik Hansen 626 109 147 256
Entry Level Contract Signed July 24, 2006
3yrs | Cap Hit $508,333 | AAV $508,333 Full Contract Details
Season Salary Signing Bonus Performance Bonus
2006-2007 $450,000 $60,000 $0
2007-2008 $475,000 $40,000 $0
2008-2009 $500,000 $0 $0
9 30 288 San Jose Sharks logo
9 31 289 San Jose Sharks logo
9 32 290 Detroit Red Wings logo
9 33 291 Philadelphia Flyers 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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