2003 NHL Entry Draft

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2003 NHL Entry Draft
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General information
Date(s)June 21–22, 2003
Location Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Overview
First selection Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc-Andre Fleury
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins
  2002
2004  

The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was the 41st NHL Entry Draft. It was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee on June 21 and 22, 2003.

Contents

Goaltender Marc-André Fleury was selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. This was only the third time a goalie was selected first overall in the draft, after Michel Plasse in the 1968 draft and Rick DiPietro in the 2000 draft. Eric Staal was selected second, by the Carolina Hurricanes, and Nathan Horton was the third selection, by the Florida Panthers.

Many analysts rate this draft as having one of the most talented groups of players, some say even better than the 1979 NHL Draft. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Every first-round pick went on to play in a regular season NHL game. Among those, two played only a handful of games: Hugh Jessiman (2 games) and Shawn Belle (20). All other first round picks had much more substantial NHL careers: the third-fewest games was Marc-Antoine Pouliot with 192. Fleury, Staal, Horton, Nikolay Zherdev, and Patrice Bergeron all became NHL regulars immediately after they were drafted. Milan Michalek was expected to do the same, and was selected for the San Jose Sharks' NHL roster after training camp, but suffered a serious knee injury that ruled him out for the season. All of the top ten selections played at least nine games in the NHL in the 2005–06 season. Calgary Flames' first round selection Dion Phaneuf scored 20 goals in his rookie campaign, becoming the third defenseman to do so, after Brian Leetch and Barry Beck. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter (Flyers), Zach Parise (Devils), Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks), and Eric Staal (Hurricanes) all led their teams in scoring in the 2007–08 regular season, and Dustin Brown (Kings) went on to break the record for most Stanley Cups won by an American team captain (two, in 2012 and 2014).

Later rounds of the draft also featured more players than usual that went on to have substantial NHL careers. These included Shea Weber (49th overall pick), Corey Crawford (52nd), David Backes (62nd), Jimmy Howard (64th), Clarke MacArthur (74th), Jan Hejda (106th), Paul Bissonnette (121st), Kyle Quincey (132nd), Lee Stempniak (148th), Nigel Dawes (149th), Marc Methot (168th), Nate Thompson (183rd), Joe Pavelski (205th), Kyle Brodziak (214th), Tobias Enstrom (239th), Dustin Byfuglien (245th), Shane O'Brien (250th), Matt Moulson (263rd), Jaroslav Halak (271st), David Jones (288th), and Brian Elliott (291st).

Draft day trades

The following trades were made on the day of the draft:

Final central scouting rankings

Skaters

North AmericanEuropean
1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eric Staal (C) Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Zherdev (RW)
2 Flag of the United States.svg Dustin Brown (RW) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan Michalek (LW)
3 Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Vanek (LW) Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Andrei Kostitsyn (RW)
4 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathan Horton (C) Flag of Russia.svg Dmitri Chernykh (RW)
5 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryan Getzlaf (C) Flag of Russia.svg Konstantin Glazachev (LW)
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Braydon Coburn (D) Flag of Russia.svg Igor Mirnov (C)
7 Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Suter (D) Flag of Russia.svg Grigory Shafigulin (C)
8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dion Phaneuf (D) Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeni Tunik (C)
9 Flag of the United States.svg Zach Parise (C) Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Nilsson (RW)
10 Flag of the United States.svg Dan Fritsche (C) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Barinka (D)

Goaltenders

North AmericanEuropean
1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc-Andre Fleury Flag of Russia.svg Konstantin Barulin
2 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Howard Flag of Finland.svg Teemu Lassila
3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryan Munce Flag of Germany.svg Patrick Ehelechner

Selections by round

 = NHL All-Star Team · = NHL All-Star [6] · = NHL All-Star [6] and NHL All-Star Team ·

Round one

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
1 Marc-Andre Fleury (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Florida) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
2 Eric Staal (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Peterborough Petes (OHL)
3 Nathan Horton (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Florida Panthers (from Pittsburgh) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 Nikolay Zherdev (RW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Columbus Blue Jackets CSKA Moscow (Russia)
5 Thomas Vanek (LW)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Buffalo Sabres University of Minnesota (NCAA)
6 Milan Michalek (LW)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic San Jose Sharks HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
7 Ryan Suter (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Nashville Predators US Nat'l U-18 (NAHL)
8 Braydon Coburn (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
9 Dion Phaneuf (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
10 Andrei Kostitsyn (RW)Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus Montreal Canadiens CSKA Moscow (Russia)
11 Jeff Carter (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Phoenix) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
12 Hugh Jessiman (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Rangers Dartmouth College (NCAA)
13 Dustin Brown (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Kings Guelph Storm (OHL)
14 Brent Seabrook (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
15 Robert Nilsson (RW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden New York Islanders Leksands IF (Sweden)
16 Steve Bernier (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada San Jose Sharks (from Boston) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
17 Zach Parise (LW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New Jersey Devils (from Edmonton) University of North Dakota (NCAA)
18 Eric Fehr (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Washington Capitals Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
19 Ryan Getzlaf (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
20 Brent Burns (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Minnesota Wild Brampton Battalion (OHL)
21 Mark Stuart (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Bruins (from Toronto via San Jose) Colorado College (NCAA)
22 Marc-Antoine Pouliot (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from St. Louis via New Jersey) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
23 Ryan Kesler (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Vancouver Canucks Ohio State University (NCAA)
24 Mike Richards (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
25 Anthony Stewart (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Florida Panthers (from Tampa Bay) Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
26 Brian Boyle (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Kings (from Colorado) Saint Sebastian's School (USHS-MA)
27 Jeff Tambellini (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Detroit) University of Michigan (NCAA)
28 Corey Perry (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Dallas) London Knights (OHL)
29 Patrick Eaves (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Ottawa Senators Boston College (NCAA)
30 Shawn Belle (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada St. Louis Blues (from New Jersey) Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Round two

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
31 Danny Richmond (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Carolina HurricanesUniversity of Michigan (NCAA)
32 Ryan Stone (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
33 Loui Eriksson (LW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Dallas Stars (from Columbus) Frolunda HC (Sweden)
34 Mike Egener (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Florida) Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
35 Konstantin Glazachev (LW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Nashville Predators (from Buffalo) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
36 Vojtech Polak (RW)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Dallas Stars (from San Jose via Anaheim) Energie Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
37 Kevin Klein (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Nashville Predators Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
38 Kamil Kreps (C)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Florida Panthers (from Atlanta) Brampton Battalion (OHL)
39 Tim Ramholt (D)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Calgary Flames ZSC Lions (Switzerland)
40Cory Urquhart (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
41 Matt Smaby (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Tampa Bay Lightning (from Phoenix via Florida) Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
42 Petr Vrana (LW)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic New Jersey Devils (compensatory) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
43 Josh Hennessy (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Jose Sharks (from New York Rangers) Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
44 Konstantin Pushkaryov (LW)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Los Angeles Kings Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan)
45 Patrice Bergeron (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Boston Bruins (compensatory) Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
46 Dan Fritsche (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Columbus Blue Jackets (from Chicago) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
47 Matt Carle (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Jose Sharks (from Calgary; compensatory) River City Lancers (USHL)
48 Dmitri Chernykh (RW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia New York Islanders Khimik Moscow Oblast (Russia)
49 Shea Weber (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Nashville Predators (compensatory) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
50 Ivan Baranka (D)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia New York Rangers (from Boston via San Jose)Dubnica Spartak (Slovakia)
51 Colin McDonald (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Edmonton Oilers New England Jr. Huskies (EJHL)
52 Corey Crawford (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Chicago Blackhawks (compensatory) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
53 Yevgeni Tunik (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia New York Islanders (from Washington via Edmonton) Kristall Elektrostal (Russia)
54 B. J. Crombeen (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Stars (from Anaheim) Barrie Colts (OHL)
55 Stefan Meyer (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Florida Panthers (from Pittsburgh; compensatory) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
56 Patrick O'Sullivan (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Wild Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
57John Doherty (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Phillips Academy (USHS-MA)
58 Jeremy Colliton (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada New York Islanders (from St. Louis) Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
59 Michal Barinka (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Chicago Blackhawks (compensatory)HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
60Marc-Andre Bernier (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver Canucks Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
61 Maxim Lapierre (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Philadelphia) Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
62 David Backes (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States St. Louis Blues (from Tampa Bay) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
63 David Liffiton (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Colorado Avalanche Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
64 Jimmy Howard (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Red Wings University of Maine (NCAA)
65 Branislav Fabry (RW)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Buffalo Sabres (from Dallas) Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
66 Masi Marjamaki (LW)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Boston Bruins (from San Jose; compensatory) Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
67 Igor Mirnov (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Ottawa Senators Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
68 Jean-Francois Jacques (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from New Jersey) Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Round three

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
69 Colin Fraser (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Carolina) Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
70 Jonathan Filewich (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Prince George Cougars (WHL)
71 Dmitri Kosmachev (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Columbus Blue Jackets CSKA Moscow (Russia)
72 Mikhail Zhukov (RW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Edmonton Oilers (compensatory) IFK Arboga IK (Sweden)
73 Daniel Carcillo (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Florida) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
74 Clarke MacArthur (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Buffalo Sabres Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
75Ken Roche (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Rangers (from San Jose) Saint Sebastian's School (USHS-MA)
76 Richard Stehlik (D)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Nashville Predators Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
77 Tyler Redenbach (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Phoenix Coyotes (from Atlanta via Philadelphia) Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
78 Danny Irmen (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Wild (from Calgary via Toronto) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
79 Ryan O'Byrne (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornell University (ECAC)
80 Dmitri Pestunov (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Phoenix Coyotes (from Phoenix via Vancouver) Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russia)
81 Stefan Ruzicka (RW)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Philadelphia Flyers (from New York Rangers) Ardo Nitra (Slovakia)
82 Ryan Munce (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Los Angeles Kings Sarnia Sting (OHL)
83 Stephen Werner (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Capitals (from Chicago) University of Massachusetts (NCAA)
84 Konstantin Barulin (G)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia St. Louis Blues (from New York Islanders) Rubin Tyumen (Russia)
85 Alexandre Picard (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (compensatory) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
86Shane Hynes (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Boston) Cornell University (NCAA)
87 Ryan Potulny (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Philadelphia Flyers (from Edmonton) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
88 Zack Fitzgerald (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States St. Louis Blues (compensatory) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
89 Paul Brown (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Nashville Predators (from Washington) Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
90 Juha Alen (D)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Northern Michigan University (NCAA)
91 Martin Sagat (LW)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Toronto Maple Leafs (from Minnesota) Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)
92 Alexander Sulzer (D)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Nashville Predators (from Toronto) Hamburg Freezers (Germany)
93 Ivan Khomutov (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia New Jersey Devils (from St. Louis) Kristall Elektrostal (Russia)
94 Zack Stortini (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Vancouver via Washington) Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
95Rick Kozak (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
96 Jonathan Boutin (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
97Ryan Donally (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames (from Colorado via San Jose) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
98 Grigory Shafigulin (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Nashville Predators (from Detroit) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
99 Matt Nickerson (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Stars Texas Tornado (NAHL)
100 Philippe Seydoux (D)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Ottawa Senators Kloten Flyers (Switzerland)
101 Konstantin Zakharov (F)Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus St. Louis Blues (from New Jersey) Yunost Minsk (Belarus)

Round four

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
102Aaron Dawson (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Carolina Hurricanes Peterborough Petes (OHL)
103Kevin Jarman (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Pittsburgh) Stouffville Spirit (OPJHL)
104 Philippe Dupuis (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
105 Martin Lojek (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Florida Panthers Brampton Battalion (OHL)
106 Jan Hejda (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Buffalo Sabres Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
107 Byron Bitz (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Boston Bruins (from San Jose Sharks) Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)
108 Kevin Romy (RW)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Philadelphia Flyers (compensatory) Geneve-Servette HC (Switzerland)
109 Andreas Valdix (LW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Washington Capitals (from Nashville via Montreal) Malmo Redhawks (Sweden)
110 Jim Sharrow (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Thrashers Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
111 Brandon Nolan (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver Canucks (compensatory) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
112 Jamie Tardif (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames Peterborough Petes (OHL)
113 Corey Locke (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHL)
114 Denis Ezhov (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Buffalo Sabres (compensatory) Lada Togliatti (Russia)
115 Liam Lindstrom (C)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Phoenix Coyotes Mora IK (Sweden)
116 Guillaume Desbiens (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from New York Rangers via Florida) Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
117 Teemu Lassila (G)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Nashville Predators (from Los Angeles) TPS (Finland)
118Frank Rediker (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Bruins (compensatory) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
119Nathan Saunders (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Chicago via Nashville) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
120Stefan Blaho (RW)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia New York Islanders Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)
121 Paul Bissonnette (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Boston) Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
122 Corey Potter (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Rangers (from Edmonton) Michigan State University (NCAA)
123Danny Stewart (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Washington) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
124James Pemberton (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Florida Panthers (from Anaheim) Providence College (NCAA)
125 Konstantin Volkov (RW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Toronto Maple Leafs (from Minnesota) Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
126 Kevin Nastiuk (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
127 Alexandre Bolduc (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada St. Louis Blues Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
128Ty Morris (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver CanucksSt. Albert (AJHL)
129 Patrik Valcak (RW)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Boston Bruins (from Philadelphia via Los Angeles) HC Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Republic)
130 Matej Trojovsky (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Carolina Hurricanes (from Tampa Bay) Regina Pats (WHL)
131 David Svagrovsky (RW)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Colorado Avalanche Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
132 Kyle Quincey (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Detroit Red Wings Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
133Rustam Sidikov (G)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Nashville Predators (compensatory) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
134 Alexander Naurov (RW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Dallas Stars Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
135 Mattias Karlsson (D)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Ottawa Senators Brynas IF (Sweden)
136Michael Vannelli (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Thrashers (from New Jersey) Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Round five

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
137 Tyson Strachan (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Carolina Hurricanes (compensatory) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
138 Arsi Piispanen (RW)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Columbus Blue Jackets (from Carolina) Jokerit (Finland)
139 Patrick Ehelechner (G)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh) Hannover Scorpions (Germany)
140David Tremblay (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
141Dan Travis (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Florida Panthers Deerfield Academy (USHS-MA)
142Tim Cook (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Ottawa Senators (from Buffalo)River City Lancers (USHL)
143 Greg Moore (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Calgary Flames (from San Jose) University of Maine (NCAA)
144 Eero Kilpelainen (G)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Dallas Stars (from Nashville) KalPa (Finland)
145 Brett Sterling (LW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Thrashers Colorado College (NCAA)
146 Mark McCutcheon (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Colorado Avalanche (from Calgary) New England Junior Falcons (EJHL)
147 Kalle Olsson (RW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Edmonton Oilers (from Montreal) Frolunda HC (Sweden)
148 Lee Stempniak (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States St. Louis Blues (from Phoenix) Dartmouth College (NCAA)
149 Nigel Dawes (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada New York Rangers Kootenay Ice (WHL)
150Thomas Morrow (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Buffalo Sabres (from Los Angeles) Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
151 Lasse Kukkonen (D)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Chicago Blackhawks Karpat (Finland)
152 Brady Murray (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from New York Islanders via Florida) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)
153Mike Brown (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Bruins Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
154David Rohlfs (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Edmonton Oilers Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
155Josh Robertson (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington CapitalsProctor High School (USHS-MN)
156 Alexei Ivanov (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Chicago Blackhawks (from Anaheim) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
157 Marcin Kolusz (F)Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Minnesota Wild Podhale Nowy Targ (Poland)
158 John Mitchell (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
159 Chris Beckford-Tseu (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada St. Louis Blues Oshawa Generals (OHL)
160 Nicklas Danielsson (RW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Vancouver Canucks Brynas IF (Sweden)
161 Evgeny Isakov (LW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Pittsburgh Penguins (from Philadelphia via New York Islanders) Severstal Cherepovets (Russia)
162 Martin Tuma (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Florida Panthers (from Tampa Bay) HC Litvinov Jr. (Czech Republic)
163 Brad Richardson (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Colorado via San Jose) Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
164 Ryan Oulahen (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Detroit Red Wings Brampton Battalion (OHL)
165 Gino Guyer (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Stars University of Minnesota (NCAA)
166 Sergei Gimayev (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Ottawa Senators Severstal Cherepovets (Russia)
167Zach Tarkir (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New Jersey Devils Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)

Round six

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
168 Marc Methot (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Carolina) London Knights (OHL)
169 Lukas Bolf (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Pittsburgh Penguins Sparta Praha (Czech Republic)
170 Andreas Sundin (LW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Detroit Red Wings (from Columbus) Linkopings HC (Sweden)
171 Denis Stasyuk (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Florida Panthers Metallurg Novokuznetsk (Russia)
172 Pavel Voroshnin (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Buffalo Sabres Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
173Tyler Johnson (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames (from San Jose) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
174 Esa Pirnes (C)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Los Angeles Kings (from Nashville) Tappara (Finland)
175Mike Hamilton (F)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
176 Ivan Dornic (C)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia New York Rangers (from Calgary) Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
177 Christopher Heino-Lindberg (G)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Montreal Canadiens Hammarby IF (Sweden)
178Ryan Gibbons (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Phoenix Coyotes Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
179 Philippe Furrer (D)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland New York Rangers (from New York Rangers via San Jose)Bern (Switzerland)
180 Chris Holt (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Rangers (from Los Angeles)US Nat'l U-18 (NAHL)
181 Johan Andersson (C)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Chicago BlackhawksTroja (Sweden)
182 Bruno Gervais (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada New York Islanders Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
183 Nate Thompson (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Bruins Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
184 Dragan Umicevic (LW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Edmonton Oilers Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
185 Francis Wathier (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Dallas Stars (from Washington) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
186 Drew Miller (LW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Mighty Ducks of AnaheimRiver City Lancers (USHL)
187 Miroslav Kopriva (G)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Minnesota Wild Rabat Kladno (Czech Republic)
188 Mark Flood (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Toronto) Peterborough Petes (OHL)
189Jonathan Lehun (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States St. Louis Blues St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
190 Chad Brownlee (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver Canucks Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
191Rejean Beauchemin (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
192 Doug O'Brien (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Tampa Bay via Florida) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
193 Ville Hostikka (G)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Philadelphia Flyers (from Colorado) SaiPa (Finland)
194Stefan Blom (D)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Hammarby IF (Sweden)
195 Drew Bagnall (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Dallas Stars (from Dallas via Atlanta) Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
196 Elias Granath (D)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Dallas Stars (from Ottawa) Leksands IF (Sweden)
197Jason Smith (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada New Jersey Devils Lennoxville Cougars (LHJAAAQ)

Round seven

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
198 Shay Stephenson (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
199 Andy Chiodo (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
200 Aleksandr Guskov (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Columbus Blue Jackets Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
201Jonathan Tremblay (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada San Jose Sharks (from Florida) Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
202 Nathan Paetsch (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Buffalo Sabres Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
203 Denis Loginov (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Atlanta Thrashers (from San Jose) Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
204 Linus Videll (LW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Colorado Avalanche (from Nashville) Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
205 Joe Pavelski (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Jose Sharks (from Atlanta via Philadelphia) Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)
206Thomas Bellemare (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
207 Georgi Misharin (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Minnesota Wild (from Montreal) Dinamo-Energija Yekaterinburg (Russia)
208 Randall Gelech (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Phoenix Coyotes Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
209 Dylan Reese (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York RangersPittsburgh (NAHL)
210 Andrei Mukhachyov (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Nashville Predators (from Los Angeles) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
211 Mike Brodeur (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Chicago BlackhawksCamrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
212 Denis Rehak (D)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia New York Islanders Dukla Trencin Jr. (Slovakia)
213 Miroslav Hanuljak (G)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Nashville Predators (from Boston via Los Angeles) HC Litvinov Jr. (Czech Republic)
214 Kyle Brodziak (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Edmonton Oilers (compensatory) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
215 Mathieu Roy (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Edmonton Oilers Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
216 Kai Hospelt (C)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany San Jose Sharks (compensatory) Kolner Haie (Germany)
217 Oskari Korpikari (D)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Montreal Canadiens (from Washington) Karpat (Finland)
218Dirk Southern (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Northern Michigan University (NCAA)
219 Adam Courchaine (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Minnesota Wild Vancouver Giants (WHL)
220 Jeremy Williams (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
221 Evgeny Skachkov (LW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia St. Louis Blues Kapitan Stupino Jr. (Russia)
222Francois-Pierre Guenette (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver Canucks Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
223 Dany Roussin (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Florida Panthers (from Philadelphia) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
224 Gerald Coleman (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Tampa Bay Lightning London Knights (OHL)
225Brett Hemingway (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Colorado Avalanche Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
226 Tomas Kollar (LW)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Hammarby IF (Sweden)
227 Jay Rosehill (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Dallas) Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
228 Will Colbert (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Ottawa Senators Ottawa 67's (OHL)
229 Stephen Dixon (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from New Jersey) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

Round eight

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
230 Jamie Hoffmann (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Carolina Hurricanes Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
231 Matt Zaba (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Los Angeles Kings (compensatory)Vernon (BCHL)
232 Joe Jensen (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Pittsburgh Penguins St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
233Mathieu Gravel (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
234 Petr Kadlec (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Florida Panthers Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
235Jeff Weber (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Buffalo Sabres Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
236 Alexander Hult (C)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden San Jose Sharks Tranas AIF (Sweden)
237Shaun Landolt (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Nashville) Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
238Cody Blanshan (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Islanders (compensatory) University of Nebraska Omaha (NCAA)
239 Tobias Enstrom (D)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Atlanta Thrashers MODO (Sweden)
240 Cam Cunning (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
241 Jimmy Bonneau (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
242 Eduard Lewandowski (F)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Phoenix Coyotes Kolner Haie (Germany)
243 Jan Marek (F)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic New York Rangers HC Ocelari Trinic (Czech Republic)
244Mike Sullivan (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Los Angeles Kings Stouffville Spirit (OPJRA)
245 Dustin Byfuglien (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Blackhawks Prince George Cougars (WHL)
246 Igor Volkov (RW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia New York Islanders Salavat Yulayev Ufa (Russia)
247 Patrick Devito (LW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Bruins Twin Cities Northern Lights (MNJHL)
248 Josef Hrabal (D)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Edmonton Oilers HC Vsetin (Czech Republic)
249 Andrew Joudrey (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Washington Capitals Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
250 Shane O'Brien (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
251Mathieu Melanson (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Minnesota Wild Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
252 Sergei Topol (C)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vancouver Canucks (from Toronto) Avangard Omsk (Russia)
253 Andrei Pervyshin (D)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia St. Louis Blues Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
254 Nathan McIver (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver Canucks Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
255Raimonds Danilics (RW)Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia)Stalkers Jr. (Latvia)
256Brady Greco (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Tampa Bay Lightning Chicago Steel (USHL)
257Darryl Yacboski (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Colorado Avalanche Regina Pats (WHL)
258 Vladimir Kutny (LW)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Detroit Red Wings Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
259 Niko Vainio (D)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Dallas Stars Jokerit (Finland)
260 Ossi Louhivaara (F)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Ottawa Senators KooKoo Kouvola (Finland)
261 Joey Tenute (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada New Jersey Devils Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Round nine

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
262Ryan Rorabeck (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
263 Matt Moulson (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Cornell University (NCAA)
264 John Hecimovic (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Florida Panthers (from Columbus) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
265 Tanner Glass (F)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Florida Panthers Dartmouth College (ECAC)
266Louis-Philippe Martin (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Buffalo Sabres Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
267Brian O'Hanley (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Jose Sharks Boston College High School (USHS-MA)
268 Lauris Darzins (F)Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Nashville Predators Lukko Jr. (Finland)
269Rylan Kaip (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
270 Kevin Harvey (LW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Calgary Flames Georgetown Raiders (OPJRA)
271 Jaroslav Halak (G)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Montreal Canadiens Slovan Bratislava Jr. (Slovakia)
272 Sean Sullivan (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Coyotes St. Sebastian's (USHS)
273 Albert Vishnyakov (LW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Tampa Bay Lightning (from New York Rangers via Pittsburgh) Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
274Marty Guerin (RW)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Kings Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
275Michael Grenzy (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Steel (USHL)
276Carter Lee (F)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Jose Sharks (from New York Islanders via Florida and Chicago)Canterbury High School (USHS-CT)
277 Kevin Regan (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Boston Bruins St. Sebastian's (USHS)
278 Troy Bodie (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Edmonton Oilers Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
279Mark Olafson (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Washington Capitals (from Washington via Ottawa) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
280 Ville Mantymaa (D)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Tappara (Finland)
281Jean-Michel Bolduc (D)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Wild Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
282 Chris Porter (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Toronto) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
283Trevor Hendrikx (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles; compensatory) Peterborough Petes (OHL)
284 Juhamatti Aaltonen (LW)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland St. Louis Blues Karpat (Finland)
285Matthew Hansen (D)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Vancouver Canucks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
286 Zbynek Hrdel (C)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
287 Nick Tarnasky (C)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
288 David Jones (RW)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Colorado Avalanche Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
289 Mikael Johansson (C)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Detroit Red WingsArvika (Sweden)
290 Loic Burkhalter (F)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Phoenix Coyotes (from Dallas) HC Ambri-Piotta (Switzerland)
291 Brian Elliott (G)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Ottawa Senators Ajax Axemen (OPJRA)
292 Arseny Bondarev (LW)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia New Jersey Devils Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)

Draftees based on nationality

RankCountryAmount
North America188
1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 126
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 62
Europe104
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30
4Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 18
5Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 17
6Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 13
7Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 10
8Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 5
9Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4
10Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 2
10Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2
12Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1
12Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1
12Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1

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