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2005 NHL Entry Draft

2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 1
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
1 1 1 Sidney Crosby 984 462 801 1263
1 2 2 Bobby Ryan 833 254 301 555
1 3 3 Jack Johnson 937 70 232 302
1 4 4 Benoit Pouliot 625 130 133 263
1 5 5 Carey Price 682 0 0.92 2.5
1 6 6 Gilbert Brule
1 7 7 Jack Skille
1 8 8 Devin Setoguchi
1 9 9 Brian Lee
1 10 10 Luc Bourdon
1 11 11 Anze Kopitar 1073 333 617 950
1 12 12 Marc Staal 892 43 145 188
1 13 13 Marek Zagrapan
1 14 14 Sasha Pokulok
1 15 15 Ryan O'Marra
1 16 16 Alex Bourret
1 17 17 Martin Hanzal 673 126 211 337
1 18 18 Ryan Parent
1 19 19 Jakub Kindl
1 20 20 Kenndal McArdle
1 21 21 Tuukka Rask 536 0 0.93 2.16
1 22 22 Matt Lashoff
1 23 23 Nicklas Bergfors
1 24 24 T.J. Oshie
1 25 25 Andrew Cogliano 1012 158 242 400
1 26 26 Matt Pelech
1 27 27 Joe Finley
1 28 28 Matt Niskanen 949 72 284 356
1 29 29 Steve Downie
1 30 30 Vladimir Mihalik
2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 31 Brendan Mikkelson
2 2 32 Tyler Plante
2 3 33 James Neal 821 289 256 545
2 4 34 Ryan Stoa
2 5 35 Marc-Edouard Vlasic 1035 72 254 326
2 6 36 Taylor Chorney 166 4 18 22
2 7 37 Scott Jackson
2 8 38 Jeff Frazee
2 9 39 Petr Kalus
2 10 40 Mike Sauer
2 11 41 Ondrej Pavelec 398 0 0.9 3.01
2 12 42 Justin Abdelkader 739 106 146 252
2 13 43 Mike Blunden
2 14 44 Paul Stastny 945 250 476 726
2 15 45 Guillaume Latendresse
2 16 46 Dustin Kohn
2 17 47 Tom Fritsche
2 18 48 Philipp Gogulla
2 19 49 Chad Denny
2 20 50 Dany Roussin
2 21 51 Mason Raymond
2 22 52 Chris Durand
2 23 53 Andrew Kozek
2 24 54 Dan Bertram
2 25 55 Adam McQuaid 512 16 57 73
2 26 56 Marc-Andre Cliche
2 27 57 Matt Kassian
2 28 58 Nate Hagemo
2 29 59 Pier-Olivier Pelletier
2 30 60 T.J. Fast
2 31 61 Michael Gergen
2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 62 Kristopher Letang
3 2 63 Jason Bailey
3 3 64 Joe Barnes
3 4 65 Kristofer Westblom
3 5 66 Brodie Dupont
3 6 67 Kris Russell 846 46 190 236
3 7 68 Evan Brophey
3 8 69 Gord Baldwin
3 9 70 Vitali Anikeyenko
3 10 71 Richard Clune
3 11 72 Jonathan Quick 644 0 0.91 2.53
3 12 73 Radek Smolenak
3 13 74 Dan Ryder
3 14 75 Perttu Lindgren
3 15 76 Shea Guthrie
3 16 77 Dalyn Flatt
3 17 78 Teemu Laakso
3 18 79 Cody Franson 550 43 169 212
3 19 80 Christofer Lofberg
3 20 81 Danny Syvret
3 21 82 Phil Oreskovic
3 22 83 Mikko Lehtonen
3 23 84 Mark Fraser
3 24 85 Ben Bishop 413 0 0.91 2.48
3 25 86 Robby Dee
3 26 87 Marc-Andre Gragnani
3 27 88 T.J. Hensick
3 28 89 Chris Lawrence
3 29 90 Dan Collins
3 30 91 Oskars Bartulis
2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 92 Marek Bartanus
4 2 93 Olivier Legault
4 3 94 Jakub Vojta
4 4 95 Cody Bass 75 2 3 5
4 5 96 Chris Butler 407 14 72 86
4 6 97 Chris VandeVelde 278 18 30 48
4 7 98 Ilya Zubov
4 8 99 Patrick Davis
4 9 100 Jonathan Sigalet
4 10 101 Jared Boll 579 28 38 66
4 11 102 Blair Jones
4 12 103 Mattias Ritola
4 13 104 Matt Duffy
4 14 105 Keith Yandle 976 99 474 573
4 15 106 Vladimir Sobotka 548 53 118 171
4 16 107 Tom Pyatt 445 43 58 101
4 17 108 Niklas Hjalmarsson 781 25 142 167
4 18 109 Andrew Thomas
4 19 110 Kyle Bailey
4 20 111 J.D. Watt
4 21 112 Alex Stalock 151 0 0.91 2.26
4 22 113 Nathan Davis
4 23 114 Alexandre Vincent
4 24 115 Janne Kolehmainen
4 25 116 Jordan Smotherman
4 26 117 Denis Istomin
4 27 118 Patrick McNeill
4 28 119 Jeremy Duchesne
4 29 120 Vyacheslav Trukhno
4 30 121 Juraj Mikus
4 31 122 Morten Madsen
4 32 123 Ondrej Otcenas
4 33 124 Raymond Macias
4 34 125 Tommi Leinonen
2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 126 Tim Crowder
5 2 127 Bobby Bolt
5 3 128 Kevin Lalande
5 4 129 Anthony Aiello
5 5 130 Mathieu Aubin
5 6 131 Tomas Popperle
5 7 132 Darren Helm 697 109 134 243
5 8 133 Stanislav Lascek
5 9 134 Brennan Turner
5 10 135 Tomas Pospisil
5 11 136 Tomas Kudelka
5 12 137 Johan Ryno
5 13 138 Matt Butcher
5 14 139 Patrik Hersley
5 15 140 Taylor Dakers
5 16 141 Brian Salcido
5 17 142 Nathan Gerbe 426 62 86 148
5 18 143 Daren Machesney
5 19 144 Masi Marjamaki
5 20 145 Timothy Kunes
5 21 146 Tom Wandell
5 22 147 Trevor Koverko
5 23 148 Anton Krysanov
5 24 149 Derek Joslin
5 25 150 Cal O'Reilly
5 26 151 Jeff May
5 27 152 Josh Beaulieu
5 28 153 Alex Berry
5 29 154 Wacey Rabbit
5 30 155 Mark Fayne 389 17 48 65
5 31 156 Ryan Reaves 649 48 48 96
5 32 157 Fredrik Pettersson
5 33 158 Matt Keetley
5 34 159 Risto Korhonen
5 35 160 Matt Watkins
5 36 161 Brian Foster
5 37 162 P.J. Fenton
2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 163 Marek Kvapil
6 2 164 Roman Derlyuk
6 3 165 Kevin Beech
6 4 166 Jason Lynch
6 5 167 Joe Fallon
6 6 168 Justin Mercier
6 7 169 Mike Gauthier
6 8 170 Sean Zimmerman
6 9 171 Nick Drazenovic
6 10 172 Lukas Vantuch
6 11 173 Johan Dahlberg
6 12 174 John Flatters
6 13 175 Juho Mielonen
6 14 176 Ryan Maki
6 15 177 Derek Reinhart
6 16 178 Greg Beller
6 17 179 Brett Sutter 60 2 8 10
6 18 180 Tyrell Mason
6 19 181 Tim Kennedy
6 20 182 Adam Dennis
6 21 183 Will Colbert
6 22 184 Ryan McGinnis
6 23 185 Kris Fredheim
6 24 186 Dmitry Megalinsky
6 25 187 Andrey Zubarev
6 26 188 Joe Charlebois
6 27 189 Kirill Starkov
6 28 190 Matt D'Agostini
6 29 191 Vyacheslav Buravchikov
6 30 192 Nicolas Blanchard
6 31 193 Tony Lucia
6 32 194 Jean-Philipp Paquet
2005 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 195 Joe Vitale
7 2 196 Nick Tuzzolino
7 3 197 Jean-Philippe Levasseur
7 4 198 Kyle Lawson
7 5 199 Riley Emmerson
7 6 200 Sergei Kostitsyn
7 7 201 Trevor Hendrikx
7 8 202 David Kuchejda
7 9 203 Adam Hobson
7 10 204 Colin Greening 286 45 57 102
7 11 205 Mario Bliznak
7 12 206 Josh Meyers
7 13 207 Myles Stoesz
7 14 208 Matt Generous
7 15 209 Viktor Dovgan
7 16 210 Luciano Aquino
7 17 211 Ryan Russell
7 18 212 Patrick Brosnihan
7 19 213 Scott Todd
7 20 214 Bretton Stamler
7 21 215 Matt Clackson
7 22 216 Anton Stralman 818 52 209 261
7 23 217 Brock Bradford
7 24 218 Alexander Sundstrom
7 25 219 Nikolai Lemtyugov
7 26 220 Matthew Glasser
7 27 221 Myles Rumsey
7 28 222 Kyle Cumiskey
7 29 223 Pat McGann
7 30 224 Zach Bearson
7 31 225 John Wessbecker
7 32 226 John Seymour
7 33 227 Andrew Orpik
7 34 228 Chad Rau
7 35 229 Philippe Paquet
7 36 230 Patric Hornqvist 770 238 242 480

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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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