2002 NHL DraftResults

2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 1

Pick Player Selected NHL Totals & Entry Level Contract
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Rick Nash
Signed May 19 2024
Cap Hit $0 AAV $0
Length
1yrs
Start
2002-03
End
2002-03
Position Left Wing
Career NHL Totals
GP 1060 G 437 A 368 P 805
2
Kari Lehtonen
Position Goaltender
3
Jay Bouwmeester
Signed May 19 2024
Cap Hit $0 AAV $0
Length
1yrs
Start
2002-03
End
2002-03
Position Defense
Career NHL Totals
GP 1240 G 88 A 336 P 424
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Scottie Upshall
Position Left Wing
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Joffrey Lupul
Position Right Wing
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Alexander Steen
Signed Aug 9 2005
Cap Hit $770,200 AAV $883,933
Length
3yrs
Start
2005-06
End
2007-08
Position Center
Career NHL Totals
GP 1018 G 245 A 377 P 622
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Cam Ward
Signed May 14 2004
Cap Hit $684,000 AAV $684,000
Length
3yrs
Start
2005-06
End
2007-08
Position Goaltender
Career NHL Totals
GP 701 SV% 0.908 GAA 2.749
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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 2

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Trevor Daley
Position Defense
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Duncan Keith
Position Defense
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Johnny Boychuk
Position Defense
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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 3

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Frans Nielsen
Signed May 15 2006
Cap Hit $535,000 AAV $622,500
Length
2yrs
Start
2006-07
End
2007-08
Position Center
Career NHL Totals
GP 925 G 167 A 306 P 473
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Valtteri Filppula
Signed Aug 19 2005
Cap Hit $733,333 AAV $733,333
Length
3yrs
Start
2005-06
End
2007-08
Position Center
Career NHL Totals
GP 1056 G 197 A 333 P 530
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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 4

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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 5

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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 6

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Mike McKenna
Position Goaltender
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Curtis McElhinney
Position Goaltender
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Ryan Murphy
Signed Sep 19 2011
Cap Hit $925,000 AAV $1,375,000
Length
3yrs
Start
2013-14
End
2015-16
Slide
11/12,12/13
Position Defense
Career NHL Totals
GP 175 G 8 A 35 P 43
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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 7

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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 8

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2002 NHL Entry Draft | Round 9

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Jonathan Ericsson
Signed May 31 2006
Cap Hit $495,000 AAV $495,000
Length
2yrs
Start
2006-07
End
2007-08
Position Defense
Career NHL Totals
GP 680 G 27 A 98 P 125

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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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