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National Hockey League - 1998 Round 1 Draft History


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 1 1 Tampa Bay Lightning Vincent Lecavalier C Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
E 1 2 Nashville Predators David Legwand C Plymouth Whalers OHL
E 1 3 San Jose Sharks Brad Stuart D Regina Pats WHL
E 1 4 Vancouver Canucks Bryan Allen D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 1 5 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Vitaly Vishnevski D Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl Russia
E 1 6 Calgary Flames Rico Fata R London Knights OHL
E 1 7 New York Rangers Manny Malhotra C Guelph Storm OHL
E 1 8 Chicago Blackhawks Mark Bell C Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 9 New York Islanders Mike Rupp L Erie Otters OHL
E 1 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Nik Antropov C Torpedo UST-Kamengorsk Russia
E 1 11 Carolina Hurricanes Jeff Heerema R Sarnia Sting OHL
E 1 12 Colorado Avalanche Alex Tanguay C Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 1 13 Edmonton Oilers Michael Henrich R Barrie Colts OHL
E 1 14 Phoenix Coyotes Patrick DesRochers G Sarnia Sting OHL
E 1 15 Ottawa Senators Mathieu Chouinard G Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 1 16 Montreal Canadiens Eric Chouinard C Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 1 17 Colorado Avalanche Martin Skoula D Barrie Colts OHL
E 1 18 Buffalo Sabres Dmitri Kalinin D Traktor Chelyabinsk Russia
E 1 19 Colorado Avalanche Robyn Regehr D Kamloops Blazers WHL
E 1 20 Colorado Avalanche Scott Parker R Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 1 21 Los Angeles Kings Mathieu Biron D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 1 22 Philadelphia Flyers Simon Gagne C Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 1 23 Pittsburgh Penguins Milan Kraft C Keramika Plzen Czech
E 1 24 St. Louis Blues Christian Backman D Vastra Frolunda Sweden
E 1 25 Detroit Red Wings Jiri Fischer D Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 1 26 New Jersey Devils Mike Van Ryn D U. of Michigan NCAA
E 1 27 New Jersey Devils Scott Gomez C Tri-City Americans WHL

1998 Round 2 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 2 28 Colorado Avalanche Ramzi Abid L Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 2 29 San Jose Sharks Jonathan Cheechoo R Belleville Bulls OHL
E 2 30 Florida Panthers Kyle Rossiter D Spokane Chiefs WHL
E 2 31 Vancouver Canucks Artem Chubarov C Moscow Dynamo Russia
E 2 32 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Stephen Peat R Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 2 33 Calgary Flames Blair Betts C Prince George Cougars WHL
E 2 34 Buffalo Sabres Andrew Peters L Oshawa Generals OHL
E 2 35 Toronto Maple Leafs Petr Svoboda D Havlickuv Brod Czech
E 2 36 New York Islanders Chris Nielsen C Calgary Hitmen WHL
E 2 37 New Jersey Devils Christian Berglund C Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 2 38 Colorado Avalanche Philippe Sauve G Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
E 2 39 Dallas Stars John Erskine D London Knights OHL
E 2 40 New York Rangers Randy Copley L Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
E 2 41 St. Louis Blues Maxim Linnik D St. Thomas Jr. B
E 2 42 Philadelphia Flyers Jason Beckett D Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 2 43 Phoenix Coyotes Ossi Vaananen D Jokerit Helsinki FNL
E 2 44 Ottawa Senators Mike Fisher C Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 2 45 Montreal Canadiens Mike Ribeiro C Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL
E 2 46 Los Angeles Kings Justin Papineau C Belleville Bulls OHL
E 2 47 Buffalo Sabres Norm Milley R Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 2 48 Boston Bruins Jonathan Girard D Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL
E 2 49 Washington Capitals Jomar Cruz G Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 2 50 Buffalo Sabres Jaroslav Kristek R Zlin ZPS HC Czech
E 2 51 Philadelphia Flyers Ian Forbes D Guelph Storm OHL
E 2 52 Boston Bruins Bobby Allen D Boston College NCAA
E 2 53 Colorado Avalanche Steve Moore F Harvard University NCAA
E 2 54 Pittsburgh Penguins Alexander Zevakhin L CSKA Moscow Russia
E 2 55 Detroit Red Wings Ryan Barnes L Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 2 56 Detroit Red Wings Tomek Valtonen L Ilves Tampere FNL
E 2 57 Dallas Stars Tyler Bouck L Prince George Cougars WHL
E 2 58 Ottawa Senators Chris Bala L Harvard University NCAA

1998 Round 3 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 3 59 Washington Capitals Todd Hornung C Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 3 60 Nashville Predators Denis Arkhipov C Kazan Ak-Bars Russia
E 3 61 Florida Panthers Joe DiPenta D Boston University NCAA
E 3 62 Calgary Flames Paul Manning D Colorado College NCAA
E 3 63 Florida Panthers Lance Ward D Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 3 64 Tampa Bay Lightning Brad Richards C Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
E 3 65 San Jose Sharks Eric Laplante L Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 3 66 New York Rangers Jason Labarbera G Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 3 67 Edmonton Oilers Alex Henry D London Knights OHL
E 3 68 Vancouver Canucks Jarkko Ruutu L HIFK Helsinki FNL
E 3 69 Toronto Maple Leafs Jamie Hodson G Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 3 70 Carolina Hurricanes Kevin Holdridge D Plymouth Whalers OHL
E 3 71 Carolina Hurricanes Erik Cole L Clarkson University NCAA
E 3 72 Tampa Bay Lightning Dmitry Afanasenkov L Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl Russia
E 3 73 Phoenix Coyotes Pat O'Leary C Armstrong H.S. MN
E 3 74 Ottawa Senators Julien Vauclair D Lugano SwissA
E 3 75 Montreal Canadiens Francois Beauchemin D Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL
E 3 76 Los Angeles Kings Alexei Volkov G Krylja-2 Sovetov Russia
E 3 77 Buffalo Sabres Mike Pandolfo L St. Sebastian's Mass. H.S.
E 3 78 Boston Bruins Peter Nordstrom L Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 3 79 Colorado Avalanche Evgeny Lazarev R Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 3 80 Pittsburgh Penguins David Cameron C Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 3 81 Vancouver Canucks Justin Morrison R Colorado College NCAA
E 3 82 New Jersey Devils Brian Gionta R Boston College NCAA
E 3 83 St. Louis Blues Matt Walker D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 3 84 Detroit Red Wings Jake McCracken G Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 3 85 Nashville Predators Geoff Koch L U. of Michigan NCAA
E 3 86 Dallas Stars Gabriel Karlsson L HV71 Jonkoping SEL

1998 Round 4 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 4 87 Toronto Maple Leafs Alexei Ponikarovsky C Dynamo-2 Moscow Russia
E 4 88 Nashville Predators Kent Sauer D North Iowa Huskies USHL
E 4 89 Florida Panthers Ryan Jardine W Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 4 90 Vancouver Canucks Regan Darby D Tri-City Americans WHL
E 4 91 Carolina Hurricanes Josef Vasicek C Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 4 92 Tampa Bay Lightning Eric Beaudoin W Guelph Storm OHL
E 4 93 Carolina Hurricanes Tommy Westlund R Brynas IF Gavle SEL
E 4 94 Chicago Blackhawks Matthias Trattnig F U. of Maine NCAA
E 4 95 New York Islanders Andy Burnham R Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 4 96 New Jersey Devils Mikko Jokela D HIFK Helsinki FNL
E 4 97 Carolina Hurricanes Chris Madden G Guelph Storm OHL
E 4 98 San Jose Sharks Rob Davison D North Bay Centennials OHL
E 4 99 Edmonton Oilers Shawn Horcoff C Michigan State University NCAA
E 4 100 Phoenix Coyotes Ryan Van Buskirk D Sarnia Sting OHL
E 4 101 Ottawa Senators Petr Schastlivy L Yaroslavl Torpedo Russia
E 4 102 Calgary Flames Shaun Sutter R Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 4 103 Los Angeles Kings Kip Brennan L Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 4 104 San Jose Sharks Miroslav Zalesak R HC Plastika Nitra Slovakia
E 4 105 New Jersey Devils Pierre Dagenais L Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL
E 4 106 Washington Capitals Krys Barch R London Knights OHL
E 4 107 Washington Capitals Chris Corrinet W Princeton University NCAA
E 4 108 Calgary Flames Dany Sabourin G Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL
E 4 109 Philadelphia Flyers J.P. Morin D Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 4 110 Pittsburgh Penguins Scott Myers G Prince George Cougars WHL
E 4 111 Detroit Red Wings Brent Hobday L Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 4 112 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Viktor Wallin D HV71 Jonkoping SEL
E 4 113 Edmonton Oilers Kristian Antila G Ilves Jrs Finland
E 4 114 New York Rangers Boyd Kane L Regina Pats WHL

1998 Round 5 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 5 115 Phoenix Coyotes Jay Leach D Providence College NCAA
E 5 116 Phoenix Coyotes Josh Blackburn G Lincoln Stars USHL
E 5 117 Florida Panthers Jaroslav Spacek D Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 5 118 Washington Capitals Mike Siklenka D Lloydminster Blazers AJHL
E 5 119 New Jersey Devils Anton But L Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl Russia
E 5 120 Calgary Flames Brent Gauvreau R Oshawa Generals OHL
E 5 121 Tampa Bay Lightning Curtis Rich D Calgary Hitmen WHL
E 5 122 New York Rangers Patrick Leahy R Miami University (Ohio) NCAA
E 5 123 New York Islanders Jiri Dopita F Petra Vsetin HC Czech
E 5 124 Philadelphia Flyers Francis Belanger L Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
E 5 125 Washington Capitals Erik Wendell W Maple Grove H.S. MN
E 5 126 Toronto Maple Leafs Morgan Warren R Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
E 5 127 San Jose Sharks Brandon Coalter L Oshawa Generals OHL
E 5 128 Edmonton Oilers Paul Elliott D Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
E 5 129 Phoenix Coyotes Robert Schnabel D Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 5 130 Ottawa Senators Gavin McLeod D Kelowna Rockets WHL
E 5 131 New York Rangers Tomas Kloucek D Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 5 132 Montreal Canadiens Andrei Bashkirov R Fort Wayne Komets IHL
E 5 133 Los Angeles Kings Joe Rullier D Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
E 5 134 Pittsburgh Penguins Rob Scuderi D Boston College NCAA
E 5 135 Boston Bruins Andrew Raycroft G Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 5 136 Vancouver Canucks David Jonsson Leksands IF SEL
E 5 137 Buffalo Sabres Aaron Goldade L Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 5 138 Nashville Predators Martin Beauchesne D Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL
E 5 139 Philadelphia Flyers Garrett Prosofsky C Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 5 140 Vancouver Canucks Rick Bertran Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 5 141 Colorado Avalanche K.C. Timmons L Tri-City Americans WHL
E 5 142 Detroit Red Wings Carl Steen C Hammarby IK Sweden
E 5 143 New Jersey Devils Ryan Flinn L Laval Titan College Francais QMJHL
E 5 144 Edmonton Oilers Oleg Smirnov L Elektrostal Kristall WPHL
E 5 145 San Jose Sharks Mikael Samuelsson R Sodertalje SK SEL

1998 Round 6 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 6 146 Tampa Bay Lightning Sergei Kuznetsov C Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl Russia
E 6 147 Nashville Predators Craig Brunel R Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 6 148 Florida Panthers Chris Ovington D Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 6 149 Vancouver Canucks Paul Cabana R Fort McMurray Tier II
E 6 150 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Trent Hunter R Prince George Cougars WHL
E 6 151 Detroit Red Wings Adam DeLeeuw L Barrie Colts OHL
E 6 152 Montreal Canadiens Gordie Dwyer L Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 6 153 Dallas Stars Pavel Patera C AIK Solna SEL
E 6 154 Toronto Maple Leafs Allan Rourke D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 6 155 New York Islanders Kevin Clauson D Western Michigan University NCAA
E 6 156 Chicago Blackhawks Kent Huskins D Clarkson University NCAA
E 6 157 St. Louis Blues Brad Voth R Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 6 158 Chicago Blackhawks Jari Viuhkola C Karpat FinD1
E 6 159 Edmonton Oilers Trevor Ettinger D Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
E 6 160 Phoenix Coyotes Rickard Wallin C Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 6 161 Ottawa Senators Chris Neil R North Bay Centennials OHL
E 6 162 Montreal Canadiens Andrei Markov D Khimik Voskresensk Russia
E 6 163 Los Angeles Kings Tomas Zizka D Zlin ZPS HC Czech
E 6 164 Buffalo Sabres Ales Kotalik R Ceske Budejovice HC Czech
E 6 165 Boston Bruins Ryan Milanovic Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 6 166 Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Pelletier G Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
E 6 167 Colorado Avalanche Alex Riazantsev D Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
E 6 168 Philadelphia Flyers Antero Niittymaki G TPS Turku FNL
E 6 169 Pittsburgh Penguins Jan Fadrny C Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 6 170 St. Louis Blues Andrei Troschinsky C Ust-Kamenogorsk Kazak.
E 6 171 Detroit Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk C Dynamo-Energiya Russia
E 6 172 New Jersey Devils Jacques Lariviere L Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
E 6 173 Dallas Stars Niko Kapanen C HPK Hameenlinna FNL

1998 Round 7 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 7 174 Tampa Bay Lightning Brett Allan L Swift Current Broncos WHL
E 7 175 Philadelphia Flyers Cam Ondrik G Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 7 176 Florida Panthers B.J. Ketcheson Peterborough Petes OHL
E 7 177 Vancouver Canucks Vince Malts R Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 7 178 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Jesse Fibiger D U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA
E 7 179 Washington Capitals Nathan Forster D Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
E 7 180 New York Rangers Stefan Lundqvist R Brynas IF Gavle SEL
E 7 181 Toronto Maple Leafs Jonathan Gagnon L Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
E 7 182 New York Islanders Evgeny Korolev D London Knights OHL
E 7 183 Chicago Blackhawks Tyler Arnason C Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks USHL
E 7 184 Carolina Hurricanes Don Smith C Clarkson University NCAA
E 7 185 San Jose Sharks Robert Mulick D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 7 186 Edmonton Oilers Mike Morrison G Exeter H.S. NH
E 7 187 Phoenix Coyotes Erik Westrum C U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 7 188 Ottawa Senators Michel Periard D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 7 189 Montreal Canadiens Andrei Kruchinin D Tolyatti Lada Russia
E 7 190 Los Angeles Kings Tommi Hannus F TPS Turku FNL
E 7 191 Buffalo Sabres Brad Moran C Calgary Hitmen WHL
E 7 192 Calgary Flames Radek Duda R Sparta Praha Czech
E 7 193 Washington Capitals Rastislav Stana G HC Kosice Czech
E 7 194 Tampa Bay Lightning Oak Hewer R Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 7 195 Philadelphia Flyers Tomas Divisek R Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 7 196 Pittsburgh Penguins Joel Scherban C London Knights OHL
E 7 197 St. Louis Blues Brad Twordik L Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 7 198 Detroit Red Wings Jeremy Goetzinger D Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 7 199 New Jersey Devils Erik Jensen W Des Moines Buccaneers USHL
E 7 200 Dallas Stars Scott Perry F Boston University NCAA

1998 Round 8 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 8 201 Montreal Canadiens Craig Murray L Penticton Panthers BCHL
E 8 202 Nashville Predators Martin Bartek L Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL
E 8 203 Florida Panthers Ian Jacobs R Ottawa 67's OHL
E 8 204 Vancouver Canucks Graig Mischler C Northeastern University NCAA
E 8 205 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim David Bernier R Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 8 206 Calgary Flames Jonas Frogren D Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 8 207 New York Rangers Johan Witehall R Leksands IF SEL
E 8 208 Carolina Hurricanes Jaroslav Svoboda R Olomouc Czech
E 8 209 New York Islanders Frederik Brind'Amour G Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL
E 8 210 Chicago Blackhawks Sean Griffin Kingston Frontenacs OHL
E 8 211 Carolina Hurricanes Mark Kosick C U. of Michigan NCAA
E 8 212 San Jose Sharks Jim Fahey D Catholic Memorial H.S. MA
E 8 213 Edmonton Oilers Christian Lefebvre Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL
E 8 214 Phoenix Coyotes Justin Hansen C Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
E 8 215 Toronto Maple Leafs Dwight Wolfe D Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
E 8 216 Montreal Canadiens Michael Ryder L Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 8 217 Los Angeles Kings Jim Henkel C New England Jr. Coyotes EJHL
E 8 218 Buffalo Sabres David Moravec R Vitkovice HC Czech
E 8 219 Vancouver Canucks Curtis Valentine L Bowling Green State University NCAA
E 8 220 Washington Capitals Mike Farrell R Providence College NCAA
E 8 221 Tampa Bay Lightning Dan Hulak D Swift Current Broncos WHL
E 8 222 Philadelphia Flyers Lubomir Pistek R Bratislava Slovan Harvard Slovakia
E 8 223 Ottawa Senators Sergei Verenkin F Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl Russia
E 8 224 Pittsburgh Penguins Mika Lehto G Assat Pori FNL
E 8 225 St. Louis Blues Evgeny Pastukh Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl Russia
E 8 226 Detroit Red Wings David Petrasek D HV71 Jonkoping SEL
E 8 227 New Jersey Devils Marko Ahosilta F KalPa Kuopio FNL
E 8 228 Toronto Maple Leafs Mihail Travnicek L Litvinov CHP HC Czech

1998 Round 9 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 9 229 Tampa Bay Lightning Chris Lyness D Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL
E 9 230 Nashville Predators Karlis Skrastins D TPS Turku FNL
E 9 231 Florida Panthers Adrian Wichser Kloten SwissA
E 9 232 Vancouver Canucks Jason Metcalfe D London Knights OHL
E 9 233 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Pelle Prestberg L Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 9 234 Calgary Flames Kevin Mitchell D Guelph Storm OHL
E 9 235 New York Rangers Jan Mertzig D Lulea HF SEL
E 9 236 Toronto Maple Leafs Sergei Rostov Dynamo-2 Moscow Russia
E 9 237 New York Islanders Ben Blais D Walpole US Junior
E 9 238 Chicago Blackhawks Alexandre Couture Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL
E 9 239 Carolina Hurricanes Brent McDonald R Red Deer Rebels WHL
E 9 240 Chicago Blackhawks Andrei Yershov D Khimik Voskresensk Russia
E 9 241 Edmonton Oilers Maxim Spiridonov R London Knights OHL
E 9 242 New York Islanders Jason Doyle Owen Sound Platers OHL
E 9 243 Philadelphia Flyers Petr Hubacek C Brno Kometa
E 9 244 Pittsburgh Penguins Toby Petersen C Colorado College NCAA
E 9 245 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Andreas Andersson G HV71 Jonkoping SEL
E 9 246 Ottawa Senators Rastislav Pavlikovsky C Utah Grizzlies IHL
E 9 247 Montreal Canadiens Darcy Harris R Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 9 248 Los Angeles Kings Matthew Yeats G Olds Grizzlys AJHL
E 9 249 Buffalo Sabres Edo Terglav R Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL
E 9 250 New York Islanders Radek Matejovsky F Slavia Praha HC Czech
E 9 251 Washington Capitals Blake Evans C Tri-City Americans WHL
E 9 252 Tampa Bay Lightning Martin Cibak C HK 32 Slovakia
E 9 253 Philadelphia Flyers Bruno St. Jacques D Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL
E 9 254 Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Hussey C Avon Old Farms H.S. CT
E 9 255 St. Louis Blues John Pohl C Red Wing H.S. MN
E 9 256 Detroit Red Wings Petja Pietilainen R Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 9 257 New Jersey Devils Ryan Held W Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 9 258 Philadelphia Flyers Sergei Skrobot D Dynamo-2 Moscow Russia

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