Wikia

Ice Hockey Wiki

1996 NHL Entry Draft

53,420pages on
this wiki
Talk0

The 1996 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Kiel Arena (now called the Scottrade Center) in St. Louis, Missouri on June 22, 1996.

TriviaEdit

This draft is considered possibly the weakest ever, in league history, as few players selected have become impact players in the NHL. Some notable names from this draft class are Daniel Briere, Zdeno Chara and Jon Sim.


Selections By Round

Round 1Edit

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
1 Chris Phillips (D) Flag of Canada Ottawa Senators Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
2 Andrei Zyuzin (D) Flag of Russia San Jose Sharks Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RSL)
3 Jean-Pierre Dumont (RW) Flag of Canada New York Islanders Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
4 Alexandre Volchkov (RW) Flag of Russia Washington Capitals
(from Los Angeles Kings)
Barrie Colts (OHL)
5 Richard Jackman (D) Flag of Canada Dallas Stars Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 Boyd Devereaux (C) Flag of Canada Edmonton Oilers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
7 Erik Rasmussen (C) Flag of the United-States Buffalo Sabres Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)
8 Johnathan Aitken (D) Flag of Canada Boston Bruins Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
9 Ruslan Salei (D) Flag of Belarus Anaheim Mighty Ducks Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
10 Lance Ward (D) Flag of Canada New Jersey Devils Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
11 Dan Focht (D) Flag of Canada Phoenix Coyotes Tri-City Americans (WHL)
12 Josh Holden (C) Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WHL)
13 Derek Morris (D) Flag of Canada Calgary Flames Regina Pats (WHL)
14 Marty Reasoner (C) Flag of the United-States St. Louis Blues Boston College Eagles (NCAA)
15 Dainius Zubrus (RW) Flag of Lithuania Philadelphia Flyers Caledon Canadians (MetJHL)
16 Mario Larocque (D) Flag of Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
17 Jaroslav Svejkovsky (LW) Flag of Czech Republic Washington Capitals Tri-City Americans (WHL)
18 Matt Higgins (C) Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
19 Matthieu Descoteaux (D) Flag of Canada Edmonton Oilers Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
20 Marcus Nilson (RW) Flag of Sweden Florida Panthers Djurgårdens IF Stockholm (SEL)
21 Marco Sturm (C) Flag of Germany San Jose Sharks Landshut EV (DEL)
22 Jeff Brown (D) Flag of Canada New York Rangers Sarnia Sting (OHL)
23 Craig Hillier (G) Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Ottawa 67's (OHL)
24 Daniel Brière (C) Flag of Canada Phoenix Coyotes Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
25 Peter Ratchuk (D) Flag of the United-States Colorado Avalanche Shattuck St. Mary's (USHS)
26 Jesse Wallin (D) Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

Round 2Edit

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

Round 3Edit

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

Round 4Edit

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

Round 5Edit

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

Round 6Edit

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
136 Andreas Dackell () Flag of Sweden Ottawa Senators Brynäs IF (Swe)
137 Michel Larocque (G) {{}} San Jose Sharks Boston University (NCAA)
138 Todd Miller (C) Flag of Canada New York Islanders Sarnia Sting (OHL)
139 Robert Esche (G) Flag of the United-States Phoenix Coyotes Detroit Whalers (OHL)
140 Dmitriy Yakushin (D) Flag of Ukraine Toronto Maple Leafs Pembroke (COJHL)
141 Bryan Randall (RW) Flag of Canada Edmonton Oilers Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
142 Ryan Davis (RW) Flag of Canada Buffalo Sabres Owen Sounds Platers (OHL)
143 Aaron Baker {{}} Hartford Whalers [[]] ()
144 Magnus Nilsson {{}} Detroit Red Wings [[]] ()
145 Sean Ritchlin {{}} New Jersey Devils [[]] ()
146 Brian Willsie Colorado Avalanche
147 Nolan McDonald Vancouver Canucks
148 Chris Bogas Toronto Maple Leafs
149 Blaine Russell Anaheim Mighty Ducks
150 Peter Bergman Pittsburgh Penguins
151 Lucio DeMartinis Toronto Maple Leafs
152 Nikolai Ignatov Tampa Bay Lightning
153 AJ Van Bruggen Washington Capitals
154 Brett Clark Montreal Canadiens
155 Chris Lane Boston Bruins
156 Gaetan Poirier Florida Panthers
157 Xavier Delisle Tampa Bay Lightning
158 Ola Sandberg NY Rangers
159 Stephen Wagner St Louis Blues
160 Kai Fischer Colorado Avalanche
161 Darren Mortier Buffalo Sabres
162 Alexandre Jacques Detroit Red Wings
163 Francois Hardy Ottawa Senators
164 Jake Deadmarsh San Jose Sharks

Round 7Edit

7 165 NY Islanders J.R. Prestifilippo G Hotchkiss Academy (Conn.)
7 166 Dallas Eoin McInerney G London Knights [OHL]
7 167 Colorado Dan Hinote C Army [NCAA]
7 168 Edmonton David Bernier R St. Hyacinthe Lasers [QMJHL]
7 169 St. Louis Daniel Corso C Victoriaville Tigres [QMJHL]
7 170 Edmonton Brandon Lafrance R Ohio State University [NCAA]
7 171 Hartford Greg Kuznik D Seattle Thunderbirds [WHL]
7 172 Anaheim Timo Ahmaoja D JyP HT Jyvaskyla [FNL]
7 173 New Jersey Daryl Andrews D Melfort Mustangs [SJHL]
7 174 Phoenix Trevor Letowski C Sarnia Sting [OHL]
7 175 Vancouver Clint Cabana D Medicine Hat Tigers [WHL]
7 176 Colorado Samuel Pahlsson C Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik [SEL]
7 177 St. Louis Reed Low R Moose Jaw Warriors [WHL]
7 178 Toronto Reggie Berg C U. of Minnesota [NCAA]
7 179 Tampa Bay Pavel Kubina D Vitkovice HC [Czech]
7 180 Washington Mike Anderson W U. of Minnesota [NCAA]
7 181 Mtl. Canadiens Timo Vertala L JyP HT Jyvaskyla [FNL]
7 182 Boston Tom Brown D Sarnia Sting [OHL]
7 183 Florida Alexandre Couture D Victoriaville Tigres [QMJHL]
7 184 Chicago Mike Vellinga D Guelph Storm [OHL]
7 185 NY Rangers Jeff Dessner D Taft H.S. (Conn.)
7 186 Pittsburgh Eric Meloche R Cornwall (COJHL)
7 187 Philadelphia Roman Malov C Omsk Avangard [Russia]
7 188 Colorado Roman Pylner Litvinov Jr. (Czech.)
7 189 Detroit Colin Beardsmore C North Bay Centennials [OHL]
190 Los Angeles Steve Valiquette G Sudbury Wolves [OHL]
191 San Jose Cory Cyrenne C Brandon Wheat Kings [WHL]
192 NY Islanders Evgeny Korolev D Peterborough Petes [OHL]

Round 8Edit

193 Los Angeles Kai Nurminen F HV71 Jonkoping [SEL]
194 Dallas Joel Kwiatkowski D Prince George Cougars [WHL]
195 Edmonton Fernando Pisani R St. Albert Saints [AJHL]
196 St. Louis Andrej Podkonicky L ZTK Zvolen (Slovakia)
197 Hartford Kevin Marsh W Calgary Hitmen [WHL]
198 Anaheim Kevin Kellett D Prince Albert Raiders [WHL]
199 New Jersey Willie Mitchell D Melfort Mustangs [SJHL]
200 Phoenix Nick Lent R Omaha Lancers [USHL]
201 Vancouver Jeff Scissons C Vernon Vipers [BCJHL]
202 Calgary Ryan Wade F Kelowna Rockets [WHL]
203 St. Louis Tony Hutchins F Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
204 Toronto Tomas Kaberle D Kladno [Czech]
205 New Jersey Jay Bertsch Spokane Chiefs [WHL]
206 Washington Oleg Orekhovsky D Moscow Dynamo [Russia]
207 Mtl. Canadiens Mattia Baldi Ambri-Piotta [Swiss-A]
208 Boston Bob Prier F St. Lawrence University [NCAA]
209 Florida Denis Khlopotnov G CSKA Moscow [Russia]
210 Chicago Chris Twerdun D Moose Jaw Warriors [WHL]
211 NY Rangers Ryan McKie D London Knights [OHL]
212 Ottawa Erich Goldmann D Mannheim Eagles [DEL]
213 Philadelphia Jeff Milliker Moose Jaw Warriors [WHL]
214 Colorado Matt Scorsune D Hotchkiss Academy (Conn.)
215 Detroit Craig Stahl W Tri-City Americans [WHL]
216 Ottawa Ivan Ciernik L Nitra (Slovakia)
217 San Jose David Thibeault L Drummondville Voltigeurs [QMJHL]
218 NY Islanders Mike Muzechka Calgary Hitmen [WHL]
219 Los Angeles Sebastien Simard

Round 9

220 Dallas Nick Bootland W Guelph Storm [OHL]
221 Edmonton John Hultberg G Kingston Frontenacs [OHL]
222 Buffalo Scott Buhler G Medicine Hat Tigers [WHL]
223 Hartford Craig Adams R Harvard University [NCAA]
224 Anaheim Tobias Johansson D Malmo IF [SEL]
225 New Jersey Pasi Petrilainen D Tappara Tampere [FNL]
226 Phoenix Marc-Etienne Hubert C Laval Titan College Francais [QMJHL]
227 Vancouver Lubomir Vaic C Kosice (Slovakia)
228 Calgary Ronald Petrovicky R Prince George Cougars [WHL]
229 St. Louis Konstantin Shafronov R Fort Wayne Komets [IHL]
230 Toronto Jared Hope Spokane Chiefs [WHL]
231 Hartford Askhat Rakhmatulin F Salavat Yulajev (Russia)
232 Washington Chad Cavanagh C London Knights [OHL]
233 Mtl. Canadiens Michel Tremblay Shawinigan Cataractes [QMJHL]
234 Boston Anders Soderberg L Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik [SEL]
235 Florida Russell Smith Hull Olympiques [QMJHL]
236 Chicago Andrei Kozyrev D Cherepovets Severstal [Russia]
237 NY Rangers Ronnie Sundin D Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg [SEL]
238 Pittsburgh Timo Seikkula C Junkkarit (Finland)
239 Ottawa Sami Salo D TPS Turku [FNL]
240 Colorado Justin Clark R U. of Michigan [NCAA]
241 Detroit Evgeny Afanasiev Detroit (Midget)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


National Hockey League Amateur and Entry Drafts
1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997| 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 |


Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki