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1997 NHL Draft

First and second round selections at the 35th annual NHL Entry Draft held June 21, 1997, in Pittsburgh. The order of the first ten positions determined by a draft lottery held May 11 in New York. Positions 11 through 26 reflect regular season records in reverse order. League and national affiliations are listed below.

First Round

 Team Pos
1BostonJoe Thornton, Sault Ste. MarieC
2San JosePatrick Marleau, SeattleC
3Los AngelesOlli Jokinen, IFK HelsinkiC
4a-NY IslandersRoberto Luongo, Val d'OrG
5NY IslandersEric Brewer, Prince GeorgeD
6CalgaryDaniel Tkaczuk, BarrieC
7Tampa BayPaul Mara, SudburyD
8b-BostonSergei Samsonov, Detroit (IHL)L
9WashingtonNick Boynton, OttawaD
10VancouverBrad Ference, SpokaneD
11MontrealJason Ward, ErieC
12OttawaMarian Hossa, Dukla TrencinC
13ChicagoDaniel Cleary, BellevilleL
14EdmontonMichael Riesen, Biel-BienneL
15c-Los AngelesMatt Zultek. OttawaL
16d-ChicagoTy Jones, SpokaneR
17PittsburghRobert Dome, Long BeachR
18AnaheimMikael Holmqvist, DjurgardenC
19NY RangersStefan Cherneski, BrandonR
20FloridaMike Brown, Red DeerC
21BuffaloMika Noronen, TapparaG
22e-CarolinaNikos Tselios, BellevilleD
23f-San JoseScott Hannan, KelownaD
24New JerseyJ.F. Damphousse, MonctonG
25DallasBrenden Morrow, PortlandL
26ColoradoKevin Grimes, KingstonD

Second Round

 Team Pos
27BostonBen Clymer, MinnesotaD
28g-CarolinaBrad DeFauw, North DakotaL
29Los AngelesScott Barney, PeterboroughC
30h-PhiladelphiaJean-Marc Pelletier, CornellG
31NY IslandersJeff Zehr, WindsorL
32CalgaryEvan Lindsay, Prince AlbertG
33Tampa BayKyle Kos, Red DeerD
34i-VancouverRyan Bonni, SaskatoonD
35WashingtonJ.F. Fortin, SherbrookeD
36VancouverHarold Druken, Detroit (OHL)C
37MontrealGregor Baumgartner, LavalC
38j-New JerseyStanislav Gron, BratislavaC
39ChicagoJeremy Reich, SeattleC
40St. LouisTyler Rennette, North BayC
41EdmontonPatrick Dovigi, ErieG
42k-CalgaryJohn Tripp, OshawaR
43PhoenixJuha Gustafsson, Kieko EspooD
44PittsburghBrian Gaffaney, Northern IowaD
45AnaheimMaxim Balmochnykh, Lada TogliattiL
46NY RangersWes Jarvis, KitchenerD
47FloridaKristian Huselius, FarjestadL
48BuffaloHendrik Tallinder, AIKD
49DetroitYuri Butsayev, Lada TogliattiC
50PhiladelphiaPat Kavanagh, PeterboroughR
51l-CalgaryDmitri Kokorev, Moscow DynamoD
52DallasRoman Lyashenko, YaroslavlC
53ColoradoGraham Belak, EdmontonD
Acquired picks: FIRST ROUND: a— from Toronto; b— from Carolina; c— from St. Louis; d— from Phoenix; e— from Detroit; f— from Philadelphia via Carolina; SECOND ROUND: g— from San Jose; h— from Toronto; i— from Carolina; j— from Ottawa; k— from St. Louis; l— from New Jersey via Carolina.
Affiliations: Finland— IFK Helsinki, Kieko Espoo, Tappara; IHL (International Hockey League)— Detroit, Long Beach; OHL (Ontario Hockey League)— Barrie, Belleville, Detroit, Erie, Kingston, Kitchener, North Bay, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Windsor; QMJHL (Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League)— Laval, Moncton, Sherbrooke, Val d'Or; Russia— Lada Togliatti, Moscow Dynamo, Yaroslavl; Slovakia— Bratislava, Dukla Trencin; Sweden— AIK, Djurgarden, Farjestad; Switzerland— Biel-Bienne; U.S. College— Cornell, Minnesota, North Dakota; U.S. Hockey League (USHL)— Northern Iowa; WHL (Western Hockey League)— Brandon, Edmonton, Kelowna, Portland, Prince Albert, Prince George, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Seattle, Spokane

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