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National Hockey League - 1996 Round 1 Draft History


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 1 1 Ottawa Senators Chris Phillips D Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 1 2 San Jose Sharks Andrei Zyuzin D Salavat Yulajev Russia
E 1 3 New York Islanders J.P. Dumont R Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
E 1 4 Washington Capitals Alexandre Volchkov R Barrie Colts OHL
E 1 5 Dallas Stars Ric Jackman D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 1 6 Edmonton Oilers Boyd Devereaux C Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 1 7 Buffalo Sabres Erik Rasmussen C U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 1 8 Boston Bruins Johnathan Aitken D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 1 9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Ruslan Salei D Las Vegas Thunder IHL
E 1 10 New Jersey Devils Lance Ward D Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 1 11 Phoenix Coyotes Dan Focht D Tri-City Americans WHL
E 1 12 Vancouver Canucks Josh Holden C Regina Pats WHL
E 1 13 Calgary Flames Derek Morris D Regina Pats WHL
E 1 14 St. Louis Blues Marty Reasoner C Boston College NCAA
E 1 15 Philadelphia Flyers Dainius Zubrus R Pembroke COJHL
E 1 16 Tampa Bay Lightning Mario Larocque D Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 1 17 Washington Capitals Jaroslav Svejkovsky L Tri-City Americans WHL
E 1 18 Montreal Canadiens Matt Higgins C Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 1 19 Edmonton Oilers Matthieu Descoteaux D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 1 20 Florida Panthers Marcus Nilson R Djurgardens IF Stockholm SEL
E 1 21 San Jose Sharks Marco Sturm C Landshut EV DEL
E 1 22 New York Rangers Jeff Brown D Sarnia Sting OHL
E 1 23 Pittsburgh Penguins Craig Hillier G Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 24 Phoenix Coyotes Daniel Briere C Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 1 25 Colorado Avalanche Peter Ratchuk D Shattuck St. Mary's Minn.
E 1 26 Detroit Red Wings Jesse Wallin D Red Deer Rebels WHL

1996 Round 2 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 2 27 Buffalo Sabres Cory Sarich D Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 2 28 Pittsburgh Penguins Pavel Skrbek D Kladno Czech
E 2 29 New York Islanders Dan LaCouture L Enfield Jr. Whalers EJHL
E 2 30 Los Angeles Kings Josh Green W Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 2 31 Chicago Blackhawks Remi Royer D St. Hyacinthe Lasers QMJHL
E 2 32 Edmonton Oilers Chris Hajt D Guelph Storm OHL
E 2 33 Buffalo Sabres Darren Van Oene L Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 2 34 Hartford Whalers Trevor Wasyluk L Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 2 35 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Matt Cullen C St. Cloud State NCAA
E 2 36 Toronto Maple Leafs Marek Posmyk D Dukla Jihlava Czech
E 2 37 Los Angeles Kings Marian Cisar R Bratislava Slovakia
E 2 38 New Jersey Devils Wes Mason L Sarnia Sting OHL
E 2 39 Calgary Flames Travis Brigley L Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 2 40 Calgary Flames Steve Begin C Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
E 2 41 New Jersey Devils Josh DeWolf D Twin City Vulcans USHL
E 2 42 Chicago Blackhawks Jeff Paul D Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
E 2 43 Washington Capitals Jan Bulis C Barrie Colts OHL
E 2 44 Montreal Canadiens Mathieu Garon G Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
E 2 45 Boston Bruins Henry Kuster R Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 2 46 Chicago Blackhawks Geoff Peters C Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
E 2 47 New Jersey Devils Pierre Dagenais L Moncton Alpines QMJHL
E 2 48 New York Rangers Daniel Goneau L Granby Predateurs QMJHL
E 2 49 New Jersey Devils Colin White D Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 2 50 Toronto Maple Leafs Francis Larivee G Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL
E 2 51 Colorado Avalanche Yuri Babenko C Krylja Sovetov Russia
E 2 52 Detroit Red Wings Aren Miller G Spokane Chiefs WHL

1996 Round 3 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 3 53 Boston Bruins Eric Naud L St. Hyacinthe Lasers QMJHL
E 3 54 Buffalo Sabres Francois Methot C St. Hyacinthe Lasers QMJHL
E 3 55 San Jose Sharks Terry Friesen G Swift Current Broncos WHL
E 3 56 New York Islanders Zdeno Chara D Dukla Trencin Slovakia
E 3 57 Los Angeles Kings Greg Phillips R Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 3 58 Washington Capitals Sergei Zimakov D Krylja Sovetov Russia
E 3 59 Edmonton Oilers Tom Poti D Cushing Academy Mass. H.S.
E 3 60 Florida Panthers Chris Allen D Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 3 61 Hartford Whalers Andrei Petrunin R CSKA Moscow Russia
E 3 62 Phoenix Coyotes Per-Anton Lundstrom D Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik SEL
E 3 63 New Jersey Devils Scott Parker R Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 3 64 Philadelphia Flyers Chester Gallant R Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
E 3 65 Florida Panthers Oleg Kvasha L CSKA Moscow Russia
E 3 66 Toronto Maple Leafs Mike Lankshear D Guelph Storm OHL
E 3 67 St. Louis Blues Gordie Dwyer L Beauport Harfangs QMJHL
E 3 68 Toronto Maple Leafs Konstantin Kalmikov R Detroit Falcons CoHL
E 3 69 Tampa Bay Lightning Curtis Tipler R Regina Pats WHL
E 3 70 Dallas Stars Jon Sim L Sarnia Sting OHL
E 3 71 Montreal Canadiens Arron Asham R Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 3 72 Pittsburgh Penguins Boyd Kane L Regina Pats WHL
E 3 73 Calgary Flames Dmitri Vlasenkov L Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 3 74 Washington Capitals David Weninger G Michigan Tech NCAA
E 3 75 Vancouver Canucks Zenith Komarniski D Tri-City Americans WHL
E 3 76 New York Rangers Dmitry Subbotin F CSKA Moscow Russia
E 3 77 Pittsburgh Penguins Boris Protsenko R Calgary Hitmen WHL
E 3 78 Washington Capitals Shawn McNeil C Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 3 79 Colorado Avalanche Mark Parrish R St. Cloud State NCAA
E 3 80 Boston Bruins Jason Doyle Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL

1996 Round 4 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 4 81 Ottawa Senators Antti-Jussi Niemi D Jokerit Helsinki FNL
E 4 82 Florida Panthers Joey Tetarenko R Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 4 83 New York Islanders Tyrone Garner G Oshawa Generals OHL
E 4 84 Los Angeles Kings Mikael Simons R Mora Sweden
E 4 85 Washington Capitals Justin Davis R Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 4 86 Toronto Maple Leafs Jason Sessa R Lake Superior State University NCAA
E 4 87 Buffalo Sabres Kurt Walsh F Owen Sound Platers OHL
E 4 88 Hartford Whalers Craig MacDonald C Harvard University NCAA
E 4 89 Calgary Flames Toni Lydman D Reipas Finland
E 4 90 Dallas Stars Mike Hurley R Tri-City Americans WHL
E 4 91 New Jersey Devils Josef Boumedienne D Huddinge Sweden
E 4 92 Montreal Canadiens Kim Staal C Malmo IF SEL
E 4 93 Vancouver Canucks Jonas Soling R Huddinge Sweden
E 4 94 Calgary Flames Christian Lefebvre Granby Predateurs QMJHL
E 4 95 St. Louis Blues Jon Zukiwsky C Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 4 96 Los Angeles Kings Eric Belanger C Beauport Harfangs QMJHL
E 4 97 St. Louis Blues Andrei Petrakov R Yekaterinburg Automobilist Russia
E 4 98 Colorado Avalanche Ben Storey D Harvard University NCAA
E 4 99 Montreal Canadiens Etienne Drapeau C Beauport Harfangs QMJHL
E 4 100 Boston Bruins Trent Whitfield C Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 4 101 New Jersey Devils Josh MacNevin D Vernon Vipers BCJHL
E 4 102 San Jose Sharks Matt Bradley R Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 4 103 Toronto Maple Leafs Vladimir Antipov R Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 4 104 Hartford Whalers Steve Wasylko C Detroit Whalers OHL
E 4 105 Pittsburgh Penguins Michal Rozsival D Dukla Jihlava Czech
E 4 106 Buffalo Sabres Mike Martone D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 4 107 Colorado Avalanche Randy Petruk G Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 4 108 Detroit Red Wings Johan Forsander L HV71 Jonkoping SEL

1996 Round 5 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 5 109 New York Islanders Bubba Berenzweig D U. of Michigan NCAA
E 5 110 Toronto Maple Leafs Peter Cava C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 5 111 Toronto Maple Leafs Brandon Sugden R London Knights OHL
E 5 112 Dallas Stars Ryan Christie L Owen Sound Platers OHL
E 5 113 Dallas Stars Evgeny Tsybuk D Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 5 114 Edmonton Oilers Brian Urick R Notre Dame NCAA
E 5 115 Buffalo Sabres Alexei Tezikov D Lada Togliatti Russia
E 5 116 Hartford Whalers Mark McMahon D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 5 117 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Brendan Buckley D Boston College NCAA
E 5 118 New Jersey Devils Glenn Crawford L Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 5 119 Phoenix Coyotes Richard Lintner D Trencin Jr. Slovakia
E 5 120 Los Angeles Kings Jesse Black D Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
E 5 121 Vancouver Canucks Tyler Prosofsky R Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 5 122 Calgary Flames Josef Straka C Litvinov CHP HC Czech
E 5 123 Los Angeles Kings Peter Hogan D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 5 124 Philadelphia Flyers Per-Ragnar Bergkvist G Leksands IF SEL
E 5 125 Tampa Bay Lightning Jason Robinson D Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
E 5 126 Washington Capitals Matt Lahey L Peterborough Petes OHL
E 5 127 Montreal Canadiens Daniel Archambault D Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
E 5 128 New York Islanders Petr Sachl R Ceske Budejovice HC Czech
E 5 129 Florida Panthers Andrew Long C Guelph Storm OHL
E 5 130 Chicago Blackhawks Andy Johnson D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 5 131 New York Rangers Colin Pepperall L Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
E 5 132 Boston Bruins Elias Abrahamsson D Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 5 133 Philadelphia Flyers Jesse Boulerice R Detroit Whalers OHL
E 5 134 Colorado Avalanche Luke Curtin L Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 5 135 Detroit Red Wings Michal Podolka G Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL

1996 Round 6 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 6 136 Ottawa Senators Andreas Dackell R Brynas IF Gavle SEL
E 6 137 San Jose Sharks Michel Larocque G Boston University NCAA
E 6 138 New York Islanders Todd Miller C Sarnia Sting OHL
E 6 139 Phoenix Coyotes Robert Esche G Detroit Whalers OHL
E 6 140 Toronto Maple Leafs Dmitri Yakushin D Pembroke COJHL
E 6 141 Edmonton Oilers Bryan Randall R Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 6 142 Buffalo Sabres Ryan Davis R Owen Sound Platers OHL
E 6 143 Hartford Whalers Aaron Baker G Tri-City Americans WHL
E 6 144 Detroit Red Wings Magnus Nilsson L Vita Hasten Sweden
E 6 145 New Jersey Devils Sean Ritchlin R U. of Michigan NCAA
E 6 146 Colorado Avalanche Brian Willsie R Guelph Storm OHL
E 6 147 Vancouver Canucks Nolan McDonald G U. of Vermont NCAA
E 6 148 Toronto Maple Leafs Chris Bogas D Michigan State University NCAA
E 6 149 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Blaine Russell G Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 6 150 Pittsburgh Penguins Peter Bergman Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 6 151 Toronto Maple Leafs Lucio DeMartinis Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 6 152 Tampa Bay Lightning Nikolai Ignatov D CSKA Moscow Russia
E 6 153 Washington Capitals A.J. Van Bruggen R Northern Michigan University NCAA
E 6 154 Montreal Canadiens Brett Clark D U. of Maine NCAA
E 6 155 Boston Bruins Chris Lane Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 6 156 Florida Panthers Gaetan Poirier L Merrimack College NCAA
E 6 157 Tampa Bay Lightning Xavier Delisle C Granby Predateurs QMJHL
E 6 158 New York Rangers Ola Sandberg D Djurgardens IF Stockholm SEL
E 6 159 St. Louis Blues Stephen Wagner G Olds Grizzlys AJHL
E 6 160 Colorado Avalanche Kai Fischer G Duesseldorf EG DEL
E 6 161 Buffalo Sabres Darren Mortier C Sarnia Sting OHL
E 6 162 Detroit Red Wings Alexandre Jacques R Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL

1996 Round 7 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 7 163 Ottawa Senators Francois Hardy D Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
E 7 164 San Jose Sharks Jake Deadmarsh D Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 7 165 New York Islanders J.R. Prestifilippo G Hotchkiss Academy CT
E 7 166 Dallas Stars Eoin McInerney G London Knights OHL
E 7 167 Colorado Avalanche Dan Hinote C Army NCAA
E 7 168 Edmonton Oilers David Bernier R St. Hyacinthe Lasers QMJHL
E 7 169 St. Louis Blues Daniel Corso C Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
E 7 170 Edmonton Oilers Brandon Lafrance R Ohio State University NCAA
E 7 171 Hartford Whalers Greg Kuznik D Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 7 172 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Timo Ahmaoja D JyP HT Jyvaskyla FNL
E 7 173 New Jersey Devils Daryl Andrews D Melfort Mustangs SJHL
E 7 174 Phoenix Coyotes Trevor Letowski C Sarnia Sting OHL
E 7 175 Vancouver Canucks Clint Cabana D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 7 176 Colorado Avalanche Samuel Pahlsson C Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik SEL
E 7 177 St. Louis Blues Reed Low R Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 7 178 Toronto Maple Leafs Reggie Berg C U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 7 179 Tampa Bay Lightning Pavel Kubina D Vitkovice HC Czech
E 7 180 Washington Capitals Mike Anderson W U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 7 181 Montreal Canadiens Timo Vertala L JyP HT Jyvaskyla FNL
E 7 182 Boston Bruins Tom Brown D Sarnia Sting OHL
E 7 183 Florida Panthers Alexandre Couture D Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
E 7 184 Chicago Blackhawks Mike Vellinga D Guelph Storm OHL
E 7 185 New York Rangers Jeff Dessner D Taft H.S. CT
E 7 186 Pittsburgh Penguins Eric Meloche R Cornwall COJHL
E 7 187 Philadelphia Flyers Roman Malov C Omsk Avangard Russia
E 7 188 Colorado Avalanche Roman Pylner Litvinov Jr. Czech
E 7 189 Detroit Red Wings Colin Beardsmore C North Bay Centennials OHL

1996 Round 8 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 8 190 Los Angeles Kings Stephen Valiquette G Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 8 191 San Jose Sharks Cory Cyrenne C Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 8 192 New York Islanders Evgeny Korolev D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 8 193 Los Angeles Kings Kai Nurminen F HV71 Jonkoping SEL
E 8 194 Dallas Stars Joel Kwiatkowski D Prince George Cougars WHL
E 8 195 Edmonton Oilers Fernando Pisani L St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 8 196 St. Louis Blues Andrej Podkonicky L ZTK Zvolen Slovakia
E 8 197 Hartford Whalers Kevin Marsh W Calgary Hitmen WHL
E 8 198 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Kevin Kellett D Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 8 199 New Jersey Devils Willie Mitchell D Melfort Mustangs SJHL
E 8 200 Phoenix Coyotes Nick Lent R Omaha Lancers USHL
E 8 201 Vancouver Canucks Jeff Scissons C Vernon Vipers BCJHL
E 8 202 Calgary Flames Ryan Wade F Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 8 203 St. Louis Blues Tony Hutchins F Lawrence Academy MA
E 8 204 Toronto Maple Leafs Tomas Kaberle D Kladno Czech
E 8 205 New Jersey Devils Jay Bertsch Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 8 206 Washington Capitals Oleg Orekhovsky D Moscow Dynamo Russia
E 8 207 Montreal Canadiens Mattia Baldi Ambri-Piotta SwissA
E 8 208 Boston Bruins Bob Prier F St. Lawrence University NCAA
E 8 209 Florida Panthers Denis Khlopotnov G CSKA Moscow Russia
E 8 210 Chicago Blackhawks Chris Twerdun D Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 8 211 New York Rangers Ryan McKie D London Knights OHL
E 8 212 Ottawa Senators Erich Goldmann D Mannheim Eagles DEL
E 8 213 Philadelphia Flyers Jeff Milliker Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 8 214 Colorado Avalanche Matt Scorsune D Hotchkiss Academy CT
E 8 215 Detroit Red Wings Craig Stahl W Tri-City Americans WHL

1996 Round 9 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 9 216 Ottawa Senators Ivan Ciernik L Nitra Slovakia
E 9 217 San Jose Sharks David Thibeault L Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 9 218 New York Islanders Mike Muzechka Calgary Hitmen WHL
E 9 219 Los Angeles Kings Sebastien Simard Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 9 220 Dallas Stars Nick Bootland L Guelph Storm OHL
E 9 221 Edmonton Oilers John Hultberg G Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 9 222 Buffalo Sabres Scott Buhler G Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 9 223 Hartford Whalers Craig Adams R Harvard University NCAA
E 9 224 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Tobias Johansson D Malmo IF SEL
E 9 225 New Jersey Devils Pasi Petrilainen D Tappara Tampere FNL
E 9 226 Phoenix Coyotes Marc-Etienne Hubert C Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL
E 9 227 Vancouver Canucks Lubomir Vaic C Kosice Slovakia
E 9 228 Calgary Flames Ronald Petrovicky R Prince George Cougars WHL
E 9 229 St. Louis Blues Konstantin Shafranov R Fort Wayne Komets IHL
E 9 230 Toronto Maple Leafs Jared Hope Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 9 231 Hartford Whalers Askhat Rakhmatulin F Salavat Yulajev Russia
E 9 232 Washington Capitals Chad Cavanagh C London Knights OHL
E 9 233 Montreal Canadiens Michel Tremblay Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 9 234 Boston Bruins Anders Soderberg L Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik SEL
E 9 235 Florida Panthers Russell Smith Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 9 236 Chicago Blackhawks Andrei Kozyrev D Cherepovets Severstal Russia
E 9 237 New York Rangers Ronnie Sundin D Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg SEL
E 9 238 Pittsburgh Penguins Timo Seikkula C Junkkarit Finland
E 9 239 Ottawa Senators Sami Salo D TPS Turku FNL
E 9 240 Colorado Avalanche Justin Clark R U. of Michigan NCAA
E 9 241 Detroit Red Wings Evgeny Afanasiev Detroit Midget

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