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National Hockey League - 1997 Round 1 Draft History


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 1 1 Boston Bruins Joe Thornton C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 1 2 San Jose Sharks Patrick Marleau C Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 1 3 Los Angeles Kings Olli Jokinen C HIFK Helsinki FNL
E 1 4 New York Islanders Roberto Luongo G Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
E 1 5 New York Islanders Eric Brewer D Prince George Cougars WHL
E 1 6 Calgary Flames Daniel Tkaczuk C Barrie Colts OHL
E 1 7 Tampa Bay Lightning Paul Mara D Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 1 8 Boston Bruins Sergei Samsonov L Detroit Vipers IHL
E 1 9 Washington Capitals Nick Boynton D Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 10 Vancouver Canucks Brad Ference D Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 1 11 Montreal Canadiens Jason Ward R Erie Otters OHL
E 1 12 Ottawa Senators Marian Hossa R Dukla Trencin Slovakia
E 1 13 Chicago Blackhawks Daniel Cleary L Belleville Bulls OHL
E 1 14 Edmonton Oilers Michel Riesen R Biel SwissA
E 1 15 Los Angeles Kings Matt Zultek L Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 16 Chicago Blackhawks Ty Jones W Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 1 17 Pittsburgh Penguins Robert Dome R Las Vegas Thunder IHL
E 1 18 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Michael Holmqvist C Djurgardens IF Stockholm SEL
E 1 19 New York Rangers Stefan Cherneski R Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 1 20 Florida Panthers Mike Brown W Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 1 21 Buffalo Sabres Mika Noronen G Tappara Tampere FNL
E 1 22 Carolina Hurricanes Nikos Tselios D Belleville Bulls OHL
E 1 23 San Jose Sharks Scott Hannan D Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 1 24 New Jersey Devils Jean-Francois Damphousse G Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
E 1 25 Dallas Stars Brenden Morrow L Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 1 26 Colorado Avalanche Kevin Grimes D Kingston Frontenacs OHL

1997 Round 2 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 2 27 Boston Bruins Ben Clymer D U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 2 28 Carolina Hurricanes Brad DeFauw L U. of North Dakota NCAA
E 2 29 Los Angeles Kings Scott Barney R Peterborough Petes OHL
E 2 30 Philadelphia Flyers Jean-Marc Pelletier G Cornell University NCAA
E 2 31 New York Islanders Jeff Zehr L Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 2 32 Calgary Flames Evan Lindsay G Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 2 33 Tampa Bay Lightning Kyle Kos D Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 2 34 Vancouver Canucks Ryan Bonni D Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 2 35 Washington Capitals Jean-Francois Fortin D Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL
E 2 36 Vancouver Canucks Harold Druken C Detroit Whalers OHL
E 2 37 Montreal Canadiens Gregor Baumgartner R Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL
E 2 38 New Jersey Devils Stanislav Gron L Bratislava Slovakia
E 2 39 Chicago Blackhawks Jeremy Reich L Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 2 40 St. Louis Blues Tyler Rennette C North Bay Centennials OHL
E 2 41 Edmonton Oilers Patrick Dovigi G Erie Otters OHL
E 2 42 Calgary Flames John Tripp R Oshawa Generals OHL
E 2 43 Phoenix Coyotes Juha Gustafsson D Kiekko-Espoo FNL
E 2 44 Pittsburgh Penguins Brian Gaffaney C North Iowa Huskies USHL
E 2 45 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Maxim Balmochnykh L Tolyatti Lada Russia
E 2 46 New York Rangers Wes Jarvis D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 2 47 Florida Panthers Kristian Huselius R Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 2 48 Buffalo Sabres Henrik Tallinder R AIK Jr. Sweden
E 2 49 Detroit Red Wings Yuri Butsayev L Tolyatti Lada Russia
E 2 50 Philadelphia Flyers Pat Kavanagh R Peterborough Petes OHL
E 2 51 Calgary Flames Dmitry Kokorev D Moscow Dynamo Russia
E 2 52 Dallas Stars Roman Lyashenko C Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 2 53 Colorado Avalanche Graham Belak L Edmonton Ice WHL

1997 Round 3 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 3 54 Boston Bruins Mattias Karlin C Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik SEL
E 3 55 Colorado Avalanche Rick Berry D Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 3 56 Florida Panthers Vratislav Cech D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 3 57 Toronto Maple Leafs Jeff Farkas C Boston College NCAA
E 3 58 Ottawa Senators Jani Hurme G TPS Turku FNL
E 3 59 New York Islanders Jarrett Smith C Prince George Cougars WHL
E 3 60 Calgary Flames Derek Schutz C Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 3 61 Tampa Bay Lightning Matt Elich R Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 3 62 Philadelphia Flyers Kris Mallette D Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 3 63 Boston Bruins Lee Goren R U. of North Dakota NCAA
E 3 64 Vancouver Canucks Kyle Freadrich L Regina Pats WHL
E 3 65 Montreal Canadiens Ilkka Mikkola D Karpat Finland
E 3 66 Ottawa Senators Josh Langfeld R Lincoln Stars USHL
E 3 67 Chicago Blackhawks Mike Souza L U. of New Hampshire NCAA
E 3 68 Edmonton Oilers Sergei Yerkovich D Las Vegas Thunder IHL
E 3 69 Buffalo Sabres Maxim Afinogenov R Moscow Dynamo Russia
E 3 70 Calgary Flames Erik Andersson L U. of Denver NCAA
E 3 71 Pittsburgh Penguins Josef Melichar D Ceske Budejovice HC Czech
E 3 72 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Jay Legault R London Knights OHL
E 3 73 New York Rangers Burke Henry D Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 3 74 Florida Panthers Nick Smith C Barrie Colts OHL
E 3 75 Buffalo Sabres Jeff Martin F Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 3 76 Detroit Red Wings Petr Sykora C Pardubice HC Czech
E 3 77 Dallas Stars Steve Gainey L Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 3 78 Colorado Avalanche Ville Nieminen L Tappara Tampere FNL
E 3 79 New York Islanders Robert Schnabel D Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 3 80 Carolina Hurricanes Francis Lessard R Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL

1997 Round 4 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 4 81 Boston Bruins Karol Bartanus R Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 4 82 San Jose Sharks Adam Colagiacomo R Oshawa Generals OHL
E 4 83 Los Angeles Kings Joe Corvo D Western Michigan University NCAA
E 4 84 Toronto Maple Leafs Adam Mair R Owen Sound Platers OHL
E 4 85 New York Islanders Petr Mika R Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 4 86 St. Louis Blues Didier Tremblay D Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 4 87 Colorado Avalanche Brad Larsen L Swift Current Broncos WHL
E 4 88 Carolina Hurricanes Shane Willis R Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 4 89 Washington Capitals Curtis Cruickshank G Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 4 90 Vancouver Canucks Chris Stanley C Belleville Bulls OHL
E 4 91 Montreal Canadiens Daniel Tetrault D Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 4 92 Calgary Flames Chris St. Croix D Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 4 93 New York Rangers Tomi Kallarsson D HPK Junior
E 4 94 Edmonton Oilers Jonas Elofsson D Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 4 95 Florida Panthers Ivan Novoseltsev R Krylja Sovetov Russia
E 4 96 Phoenix Coyotes Scott McCallum D Tri-City Americans WHL
E 4 97 Pittsburgh Penguins Alexander Mathieu C Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 4 98 St. Louis Blues Jan Horacek D Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 4 99 Los Angeles Kings Sean Blanchard D Ottawa 67's OHL
E 4 100 Calgary Flames Ryan Ready L Belleville Bulls OHL
E 4 101 Buffalo Sabres Luc Theoret D Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 4 102 Detroit Red Wings Quintin Laing L Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 4 103 Philadelphia Flyers Mikhail Chernov D Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 4 104 New Jersey Devils Lucas Nehrling D Sarnia Sting OHL
E 4 105 Dallas Stars Marc Kristoffersson L Mora Sweden
E 4 106 St. Louis Blues Jame Pollock R Seattle Thunderbirds WHL

1997 Round 5 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 5 107 San Jose Sharks Adam Spylo R Erie Otters OHL
E 5 108 Tampa Bay Lightning Mark Thompson D Regina Pats WHL
E 5 109 Tampa Bay Lightning Jan Sulc C Litvinov Jr. Czech
E 5 110 Chicago Blackhawks Ben Simon C Notre Dame NCAA
E 5 111 Toronto Maple Leafs Frank Mrazek L Ceske Budejovice HC Czech
E 5 112 Tampa Bay Lightning Karel Betik D Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 5 113 Calgary Flames Martin Moise R Beauport Harfangs QMJHL
E 5 114 Vancouver Canucks David Darguzas Edmonton Ice WHL
E 5 115 New York Islanders Adam Edinger C Bowling Green State University NCAA
E 5 116 Washington Capitals Kevin Caulfield F Boston College NCAA
E 5 117 Vancouver Canucks Matt Cockell G Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 5 118 Montreal Canadiens Konstantin Sidulov D Chelyabinsk Mechel Russia
E 5 119 Ottawa Senators Magnus Arvedson L Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 5 120 Chicago Blackhawks Pete Gardiner F R.P.I. NCAA
E 5 121 Edmonton Oilers Jason Chimera L Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 5 122 Montreal Canadiens Gennady Razin D Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 5 123 Phoenix Coyotes Curtis Suter D Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 5 124 Pittsburgh Penguins Harlan Pratt D Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 5 125 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Luc Vaillancourt G Beauport Harfangs QMJHL
E 5 126 New York Rangers Jason McLean G Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 5 127 Florida Panthers Pat Parthenais D Detroit Whalers OHL
E 5 128 Buffalo Sabres Torrey DiRoberto L Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 5 129 Detroit Red Wings John Wikstrom D Lulea HF SEL
E 5 130 Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Calder L Regina Pats WHL
E 5 131 New Jersey Devils Jiri Bicek L Kosice Slovakia
E 5 132 Dallas Stars Teemu Elomo L TPS Turku FNL
E 5 133 Colorado Avalanche Aaron Miskovich W Green Bay Gamblers USHL
E 5 134 New York Rangers Johan Lindbom R HV71 Jonkoping SEL

1997 Round 6 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 6 135 Boston Bruins Denis Timofeyev D CSKA Moscow Russia
E 6 136 New York Rangers Mike York C Michigan State University NCAA
E 6 137 Los Angeles Kings Richard Seeley D Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 6 138 Toronto Maple Leafs Eric Gooldy L Detroit Whalers OHL
E 6 139 New York Islanders Bobby Leavins C Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 6 140 Calgary Flames Ilja Demidov D Moscow Dynamo Russia
E 6 141 Edmonton Oilers Peter Sarno C Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 6 142 Carolina Hurricanes Kyle Dafoe Owen Sound Platers OHL
E 6 143 Washington Capitals Henrik Petre D Djurgarden Jrs. Sweden
E 6 144 Vancouver Canucks Matt Cooke L Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 6 145 Montreal Canadiens Jonathan Desroches D Granby Predateurs QMJHL
E 6 146 Ottawa Senators Jeffrey Sullivan D Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 6 147 Chicago Blackhawks Heath Gordon L Green Bay Gamblers USHL
E 6 148 Vancouver Canucks Larry Shapley R Welland Jr. B
E 6 149 St. Louis Blues Nicholas Bilotto D Beauport Harfangs QMJHL
E 6 150 Los Angeles Kings Jeff Katcher D Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 6 151 Phoenix Coyotes Robert Francz L Peterborough Petes OHL
E 6 152 Pittsburgh Penguins Petr Havelka L Sparta Praha Czech
E 6 153 Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Skopintsev D TPS Turku FNL
E 6 154 New York Rangers Shawn Degagne G Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 6 155 Florida Panthers Keith Delaney C Barrie Colts OHL
E 6 156 Buffalo Sabres Brian Campbell D Ottawa 67's OHL
E 6 157 Detroit Red Wings B.J. Young R Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 6 158 Philadelphia Flyers Jordon Flodell D Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 6 159 New Jersey Devils Sascha Goc D Schwenningen Wild Wings DEL
E 6 160 Dallas Stars Alexei Timkin Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 6 161 Colorado Avalanche David Aebischer G Fribourg-Gotteron SwissA

1997 Round 7 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 7 162 Boston Bruins Joel Trottier R Ottawa 67's OHL
E 7 163 San Jose Sharks Joe Dusbabek R Notre Dame NCAA
E 7 164 Philadelphia Flyers Todd Fedoruk L Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 7 165 Toronto Maple Leafs Hugo Marchand D Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
E 7 166 New York Islanders Kris Knoblauch W Edmonton Ice WHL
E 7 167 Calgary Flames Jeremy Rondeau L Swift Current Broncos WHL
E 7 168 Tampa Bay Lightning Justin Jack Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 7 169 Carolina Hurricanes Andrew Merrick L U. of Michigan NCAA
E 7 170 Tampa Bay Lightning Eero Somervuori R Jokerit Helsinki FNL
E 7 171 Vancouver Canucks Rod Leroux Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 7 172 Montreal Canadiens Ben Guite C U. of Maine NCAA
E 7 173 Ottawa Senators Robin Bacul F Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 7 174 Chicago Blackhawks Jared Smith Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 7 175 New York Rangers Johan Holmqvist G Brynas IF Gavle SEL
E 7 176 Edmonton Oilers Kevin Bolibruck D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 7 177 St. Louis Blues Ladislav Nagy C Kosice Slovakia
E 7 178 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Tony Mohagen L Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 7 179 Pittsburgh Penguins Mark Moore D Harvard University NCAA
E 7 180 Boston Bruins Jim Baxter D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 7 181 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Mat Snesrud D North Iowa Huskies USHL
E 7 182 New York Rangers Mike Mottau D Boston College NCAA
E 7 183 Florida Panthers Tyler Palmer D Lake Superior State University NCAA
E 7 184 Buffalo Sabres Jeremy Adduono L Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 7 185 Tampa Bay Lightning Samuel St. Pierre R Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
E 7 186 Detroit Red Wings Mike Laceby Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 7 187 Edmonton Oilers Chad Hinz C Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 7 188 New Jersey Devils Mathieu Benoit R Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 7 189 Dallas Stars Jeff McKercher D Barrie Colts OHL
E 7 190 Toronto Maple Leafs Shawn Thornton R Peterborough Petes OHL

1997 Round 8 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 8 191 Boston Bruins Antti Laaksonen L U. of Denver NCAA
E 8 192 San Jose Sharks Cam Severson C Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 8 193 Los Angeles Kings Jay Kopischke L North Iowa Huskies USHL
E 8 194 Toronto Maple Leafs Russ Bartlett C Phillips-Exeter Academy NH
E 8 195 Carolina Hurricanes Niklas Nordgren L Modo Jrs. Sweden
E 8 196 New York Islanders Jeremy Symington G Petrolia Jr. B ON
E 8 197 Montreal Canadiens Petr Kubos D Vsetin HC Czech
E 8 198 Tampa Bay Lightning Shawn Skolney D Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 8 199 Carolina Hurricanes Randy Fitzgerald L Detroit Whalers OHL
E 8 200 Washington Capitals Pierre-Luc Therrien G Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 8 201 Vancouver Canucks Denis Martynyuk L CSKA Moscow Russia
E 8 202 Montreal Canadiens Andrei Sidyakin R Salavat Yulaev CIS
E 8 203 Ottawa Senators Nick Gillis F Cushing Academy Mass. H.S.
E 8 204 Chicago Blackhawks Sergei Shikhanov F Tolyatti Lada Russia
E 8 205 Edmonton Oilers Chris Kerr Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 8 206 St. Louis Blues Bob Haglund F Des Moines Buccaneers USHL
E 8 207 Phoenix Coyotes Alex Andreyev D Weyburn Red Wings SJHL
E 8 208 Pittsburgh Penguins Andrew Ference D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 8 209 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Rene Stussi Thurgau SwissB
E 8 210 New York Rangers Andrew Proskurnicki L Sarnia Sting OHL
E 8 211 Florida Panthers Doug Schueller D Twin City Vulcans USHL
E 8 212 Buffalo Sabres Kamil Piros C Litvinov Jr. Czech
E 8 213 Detroit Red Wings Steve Wilejto Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 8 214 Philadelphia Flyers Marko Kauppinen D JyP HT Juniors
E 8 215 New Jersey Devils Scott Clemmensen G Des Moines Buccaneers USHL
E 8 216 Dallas Stars Alexei Komarov D Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 8 217 Colorado Avalanche Doug Schmidt D Waterloo Black Hawks USHL

1997 Round 9 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 9 218 Boston Bruins Eric Van Acker D Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 9 219 San Jose Sharks Mark Smith C Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 9 220 Los Angeles Kings Konrad Brand D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 9 221 Toronto Maple Leafs Jonathan Hedstrom L Skelleftea Sweden
E 9 222 New York Islanders Ryan Clark D Lincoln Stars USHL
E 9 223 Calgary Flames Dustin Paul R Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 9 224 Tampa Bay Lightning Paul Comrie C U. of Denver NCAA
E 9 225 Carolina Hurricanes Kent McDonell R Guelph Storm OHL
E 9 226 Washington Capitals Matt Oikawa W St. Lawrence University NCAA
E 9 227 Vancouver Canucks Peter Brady G Powell River Paper Kings BCJHL
E 9 228 Montreal Canadiens Jarl Ygranes D Furuset Norway
E 9 229 Ottawa Senators Karel Rachunek D Zlin ZPS HC Czech
E 9 230 Chicago Blackhawks Chris Feil D Ohio State University NCAA
E 9 231 Edmonton Oilers Alexander Fomitchev G St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 9 232 St. Louis Blues Dmitri Plekhanov D Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik Russia
E 9 233 Phoenix Coyotes Wyatt Smith C U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 9 234 Pittsburgh Penguins Eric Lind D Avon Old Farms H.S. CT
E 9 235 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Tommi Degerman F Boston University NCAA
E 9 236 New York Rangers Richard Miller D Providence College NCAA
E 9 237 Florida Panthers Benoit Cote F Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 9 238 Buffalo Sabres Dylan Kemp Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 9 239 Detroit Red Wings Greg Willers D Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 9 240 Philadelphia Flyers Par Styf D Modo Jrs. Sweden
E 9 241 New Jersey Devils Jan Sorinko Czech Republic
E 9 242 Dallas Stars Brett McLean C Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 9 243 Colorado Avalanche Kyle Kidney L Salisbury School Conn. H.S.
E 9 244 St. Louis Blues Marek Ivan C Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 9 245 Colorado Avalanche Steve Lafleur D Belleville Bulls OHL
E 9 246 Boston Bruins Jay Henderson L Edmonton Ice WHL

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