2002 NHL Entry Draft

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2002 NHL Draft
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General information
Date(s) June 22–23, 2002
Location Toronto, Ontario
First selection Canada Rick Nash
Selected by: Columbus Blue Jackets
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The 2002 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft was held June 22–23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Two hundred and ninety-one players were drafted in total: 35 from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL); 23 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL); 43 from the Western Hockey League (WHL); 41 from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey conferences; six from U.S. high schools and 110 from outside North America.

Final central scouting rankings


North American European
1 Canada Jay Bouwmeester (defence) Finland Joni Pitkanen (defence)
2 Canada Rick Nash (left wing) Russia Alexander Semin (left wing)
3 United States Ryan Whitney (defence) Czech Republic Jiri Hudler (centre)
4 Canada Joffrey Lupul (centre) Russia Denis Grebeshkov (defence)
5 Canada Scottie Upshall (right wing) Czech Republic Michal Barinka (defence)
6 Canada Steve Eminger (defence) Russia Kirill Koltsov (defence)
7 Czech Republic Petr Taticek (centre) Russia Anton Babchuk (defence)
8 Czech Republic Martin Vagner (centre) Russia Sergei Anshakov (defence)
9 United States Chris Higgins (centre) Russia Alexei Kaigorodov (centre)
10 Canada Pierre-Marc Bouchard (centre) Czech Republic Jakub Koreis (centre)


North American European
1 Canada Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers Finland Kari Lehtonen
2 Canada Todd Ford Switzerland Tobias Stephan
3 Canada Maxime Daigneault Finland Hannu Toivonen

Selections by round

  = NHL All-Star[1] ·   = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·

Round one

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Rick Nash (forward)  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Florida) London Knights (OHL)
2 Kari Lehtonen (goaltender)  Finland Atlanta Thrashers Jokerit (Finland)
3 Jay Bouwmeester (defence)  Canada Florida Panthers (from Columbus) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
4 Joni Pitkanen (defence)  Finland Philadelphia Flyers (from Tampa Bay) Karpat (Finland)
5 Ryan Whitney (defence)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins Boston University (Hockey East)
6 Scottie Upshall (forward)  Canada Nashville Predators Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
7 Joffrey Lupul (forward)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
8 Pierre-Marc Bouchard (forward)  Canada Minnesota Wild Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
9 Petr Taticek (forward)  Czech Republic Florida Panthers (from Calgary) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
10 Eric Nystrom (forward)  United States Calgary Flames (from NY Rangers via Florida) University of Michigan (Big Ten)
11 Keith Ballard (defence)  United States Buffalo Sabres University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
12 Steve Eminger (defence)  Canada Washington Capitals Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
13 Alexander Semin (forward)  Russia Washington Capitals (from Dallas) Traktor Chelyabinsk Jrs. (Russia)
14 Chris Higgins (forward)  United States Montreal Canadiens (from Edmonton) Yale University (ECAC)
15 Jesse Niinimaki (forward)  Finland Edmonton Oilers (from Montreal) Ilves (Finland)
16 Jakub Klepis (forward)  Czech Republic Ottawa Senators Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
17 Boyd Gordon (forward)  Canada Washington Capitals (from Vancouver) Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
18 Denis Grebeshkov (defence)  Russia Los Angeles Kings Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
19 Jakub Koreis (forward)  Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes HC Plzen (Czech Republic)
20 Daniel Paille (forward)  Canada Buffalo Sabres (from New Jersey via Dallas and Columbus) Guelph Storm (OHL)
21 Anton Babchuk (defence)  Russia Chicago Blackhawks Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
22 Sean Bergenheim (forward)  Finland New York Islanders Jokerit (Finland)
23 Ben Eager (forward)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes (from St. Louis) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
24 Alexander Steen (forward)  Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs Vastra Frolunda HC (Sweden)
25 Cam Ward (goaltender)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
26 Martin Vagner (defence)  Czech Republic Dallas Stars (from Philadelphia via Washington) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
27 Mike Morris (forward)  United States San Jose Sharks Saint Sebastian's School (USHS–MA)
28 Jonas Johansson (forward)  Sweden Colorado Avalanche HV71 (Sweden)
29 Hannu Toivonen (goaltender)  Finland Boston Bruins HPK (Finland)
30 Jim Slater (forward)  United States Atlanta Thrashers (from Detroit via Buffalo and Columbus) Michigan State University (Big Ten)

Round two

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
31 Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers (goaltender)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Atlanta via Buffalo) Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
32 Janos Vas (forward)  Hungary Dallas Stars (from Columbus) Malmo IF (Sweden)
33 Lee Falardeau (forward)  United States New York Rangers (from Florida) Michigan State University (Big Ten)
34 Tobias Stephan (goaltender)   Switzerland Dallas Stars (from Tampa Bay via Ottawa, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay) EHC Chur (Switzerland)
35 Ondrej Nemec (defence)  Czech Republic Pittsburgh Penguins HC Vsetin (Czech Republic)
36 Jarret Stoll (forward)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Nashville via Buffalo) Kootenay Ice (WHL)
37 Tim Brent (forward)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
38 Josh Harding (goaltender)  Canada Minnesota Wild Regina Pats (WHL)
39 Brian McConnell (forward)  United States Calgary Flames Boston University (Hockey East)
40 Rob Globke (forward)  United States Florida Panthers (from New York Rangers) University of Notre Dame (Hockey East)
41 Joakim Lindstrom (forward)  Sweden Columbus Blue Jackets (from Buffalo via Atlanta) MODO (Sweden)
42 Marius Holtet (forward)  Norway Dallas Stars (from Washington) Farjestad BK (Sweden)
43 Trevor Daley (defence)  Canada Dallas Stars Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
44 Matt Greene (defence)  United States Edmonton Oilers Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
45 Tomas Linhart (defence)  Czech Republic Montreal Canadiens HC Pardubice Jr. (Czech Republic)
46 David LeNeveu (goaltender)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes (compensatory) Cornell University (ECAC)
47 Alexei Kaigorodov (forward)  Russia Ottawa Senators Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russia)
48 Aleksei Shkotov (forward)  Russia St. Louis Blues (compensatory) Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
49 Kirill Koltsov (defence)  Russia Vancouver Canucks Avangard Omsk (Russia)
50 Sergei Anshakov (forward)  Russia Los Angeles Kings CSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
51 Anton Kadeykin (defence)  Russia New Jersey Devils (compensatory) Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
52 Dan Spang (defence)  United States San Jose Sharks (from Phoenix via Philadelphia and Tampa Bay) Winchester High School (USHS–MA)
53 Barry Tallackson (forward)  United States New Jersey Devils University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
54 Duncan Keith (defence)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Michigan State University (Big Ten)
55 Denis Grot (defence)  Belarus Vancouver Canucks (from New York Islanders via Tampa Bay and Washington) Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
56 Vladislav Evseev (forward)  Russia Boston Bruins (from St. Louis) CSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
57 Matt Stajan (forward)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Belleville Bulls (OHL)
58 Jiri Hudler (forward)  Czech Republic Detroit Red Wings (from Carolina) HC Vsetin (Czech Republic)
59 Maxime Daigneault (goaltender)  Canada Washington Capitals (from Philadelphia) Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
60 Adam Henrich (forward)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from San Jose) Brampton Battalion (OHL)
61 Johnny Boychuk (defence)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
62 Andriy Mikhnov (forward)  Ukraine St. Louis Blues (from Boston) Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
63 Tomas Fleischmann (forward)  Czech Republic Detroit Red Wings HC Vitkovice (Czech Republic)

Round three

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
64 Jason Ryznar (forward)  United States New Jersey Devils (from Atlanta)1 University of Michigan (Big Ten)
65 Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (defence)  Norway Columbus Blue Jackets Lillehammer IK (Norway)
66 Petr Kanko (forward)  Czech Republic Los Angeles Kings (compensatory)2 Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
67 Gregory Campbell (forward)  Canada Florida Panthers (from Florida via New York Islanders)3 Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
68 Brett Skinner (defence)  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from Tampa Bay via Philadelphia)4 Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
69 Erik Christensen (forward)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
70 Joe Callahan (defence)  United States Phoenix Coyotes (from Nashville via Philadelphia)5 Yale University (ECAC)
71 Brian Lee (defence)  United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Erie Otters (OHL)
72 Mike Erickson (forward)  United States Minnesota Wild University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
73 Barry Brust (goaltender)  Canada Minnesota Wild (compensatory)6 Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
74 Todd Ford (goaltender)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Calgary)7 Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
75 Arttu Luttinen (forward)  Finland Ottawa Senators (from New York Rangers)8 HIFK Jr. (Finland)
76 Michael Tessier (forward)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
77 Patrick Wellar (defence)  Canada Washington Capitals Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
78 Geoff Waugh (defence)  Canada Dallas Stars Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
79 Brock Radunske (forward)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Michigan State University (Big Ten)
80 Matt Jones (defence)  United States Phoenix Coyotes (from Montreal)9 University of North Dakota (NCHC)
81 Marcus Jonasen (forward)  Sweden New York Rangers (from Ottawa)10 VIK Vasteras HK Jr. (Sweden)
82 John Adams (defence)  United States Buffalo Sabres (from Vancouver via Florida and Atlanta)11 Boston College (Hockey East)
83 Lukas Mensator (goaltender)  Czech Republic Vancouver Canucks (from Los Angeles)12 Energie Karlovy Vary Jr. (Czech Republic)
84 Marek Chvatal (defence)  Czech Republic New Jersey Devils (from Phoenix)13 HC Ocelari Trinec Jr. (Czech Republic)
85 Ahren Spylo (forward)  Canada New Jersey Devils Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
86 Jonas Fiedler (forward)  Czech Republic San Jose Sharks (from Chicago)14 Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
87 Frans Nielsen (forward)  Denmark New York Islanders Malmo IF (Sweden)
88 Dominic D'Amour (defence)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Buffalo via Nashville; compensatory)15 Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
89 Tomas Troliga (forward)  Slovakia St. Louis Blues HK Spisska Nova Ves (Slovakia)
90 Matthew Lombardi (forward)  Canada Calgary Flames (from Toronto)16 Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
91 Jesse Lane (defence)  United States Carolina Hurricanes (from Carolina via Philadelphia)17 Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
92 Derek Krestanovich (forward)  Canada Washington Capitals (from Philadelphia)18 Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
93 Alexander Kozhevnikov (forward)  Russia Chicago Blackhawks (from San Jose)19 Krylya Sovetov Jr. (Russia)
94 Eric Lundberg (defence)  United States Colorado Avalanche Providence College (Hockey East)
95 Valtteri Filppula (forward)  Finland Detroit Red Wings (from Boston via Anaheim and Nashville)20 Jokerit (Finland)
96 Jeff Genovy (forward)  United States Columbus Blue Jackets (from Detroit via Atlanta)21 Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Round four

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
97 Lance Monych (forward)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes (from Atlanta)1 Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
98 Ivan Tkachenko (forward)  Russia Columbus Blue Jackets Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
99 Michael Lambert (forward)  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Florida via Calgary)2 Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
100 Dmitri Kazionov (forward)  Russia Tampa Bay Lightning CSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
101 Daniel Fernholm (defence)  Sweden Pittsburgh Penguins Djurgardens IF Jr. (Sweden)
102 Brandon Segal (forward)  Canada Nashville Predators Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
103 Joonas Vihko (forward)  Finland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim HIFK Jr. (Finland)
104 Aaron Rome (defence)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Minnesota via Dallas and Minnesota)3 Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
105 Rosario Ruggeri (defence)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Calgary)4 Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
106 Ivan Koltsov (defence)  Russia Edmonton Oilers (from New York Rangers)5 Severstal Cherepovets Jr. (Russia)
107 Mikko Kalteva (defence)  Finland Colorado Avalanche (compensatory)6 Jokerit Jr. (Finland)
108 Jakub Hulva (forward)  Czech Republic Buffalo Sabres HC Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Republic)
109 Jevon Desautels (forward)  Canada Washington Capitals Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
110 Jarkko Immonen (forward)  Finland Dallas Stars Blues Jr. (Finland)
111 Jonas Almtorp (forward)  Sweden Edmonton Oilers MODO Jr. (Sweden)
112 Yuri Artemenkov (forward)  Russia Calgary Flames (from Montreal)7 Krylya Sovetov Jr. (Russia)
113 Scott Dobben (forward)  Canada Ottawa Senators Erie Otters (OHL)
114 John Laliberte (forward)  United States Vancouver Canucks New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL)
115 Mark Rooneem (forward)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
116 Pat Dwyer (forward)  United States Atlanta Thrashers (from Phoenix)8 Western Michigan University (NCHC)
117 Cam Janssen (forward)  United States New Jersey Devils Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
118 Petr Dvorak (forward)  Czech Republic Washington Capitals (from Chicago)9 Havirov Femax HC (Czech Republic)
119 Jekabs Redlihs (defence)  Latvia Columbus Blue Jackets (from New York Islanders)10 New York Apple Core (EHL)
120 Robin Jonsson (forward)  Sweden St. Louis Blues Bofors IK (Sweden)
121 Marty Magers (goaltender)  United States Buffalo Sabres (compensatory)11 Omaha Lancers (USHL)
122 David Turon (defence)  Czech Republic Toronto Maple Leafs Havirov Femax (Czech Republic)
123 Robin Kovar (pick voided because player was ineligible)  Czech Republic Edmonton Oilers (compensatory)12 Vancouver Giants (WHL)
124 Lane Manson (defence)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from Carolina via St. Louis)13 Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
125 Johan Bjork (defence)  Sweden Ottawa Senators (compensatory)14 Malmo IF Jr. (Sweden)
126 Konstantin Baranov (forward)  Russia Philadelphia Flyers Chelmet Chelyabinsk (Russia)
127 Nate Guenin (defence)  United States New York Rangers (from Ottawa; compensatory)15 Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
128 Matt Ellison (forward)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from San Jose)16 Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL)
129 Tom Gilbert (defence)  United States Colorado Avalanche Chicago Steel (USHL)
130 Jan Kubista (forward)  Czech Republic Boston Bruins HC Pardubice Jr. (Czech Republic)
131 Johan Berggren (defence)  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Sunne (Sweden)

Round five

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
132 John Zeiler (forward)  United States Phoenix Coyotes (from Atlanta)1 Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
133 Lasse Pirjeta (forward)  Finland Columbus Blue Jackets Karpat (Finland)
134 Topi Jaakola (defence)  Finland Florida Panthers Karpat (Finland)
135 Joseph Pearce (goaltender)  United States Tampa Bay Lightning New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL)
136 Andy Sertich (defence)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins (compensatory)2 Greenway High School (USHS–MN)
137 Cam Paddock (forward)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
138 Patrick Jarrett (forward)  Canada Nashville Predators Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
139 Kris Newbury (forward)  Canada San Jose Sharks (compensatory)3 Sarnia Sting (OHL)
140 George Davis (forward)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
141 Jiri Cetkovsky (forward)  Czech Republic Calgary Flames (from Minnesota via Montreal)4 HC Zlin Jr. (Czech Republic)
142 Emanuel Peter (forward)   Switzerland Calgary Flames Kloten Flyers (Switzerland)
143 Mike Walsh (forward)  United States New York Rangers Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (MWJHL)
144 Paul Flache (defence)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from Buffalo)5 Brampton Battalion (OHL)
145 Robert Gherson (goaltender)  Canada Washington Capitals Sarnia Sting (OHL)
146 Viktor Bobrov (forward)  Russia Calgary Flames (compensatory)6 CSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
147 David Bararuk (forward)  Canada Dallas Stars Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
148 Glenn Fisher (goaltender)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL)
149 Marcus Paulsson (forward)  Sweden New York Islanders (from Montreal)7 Morrums GoIS IK (Sweden)
150 Brock Hooton (forward)  Canada Ottawa Senators Quesnel Millionaires (BCHL)
151 Rob McVicar (goaltender)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
152 Gregory Hogeboom (forward)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Miami University (NCHC)
153 Peter Hamerlik (goaltender)  Slovakia Boston Bruins (from Phoenix)8 Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
154 Krisjanis Redlihs (defence)  Latvia New Jersey Devils HK Liepājas Metalurgs (Latvia)
155 Armands Berzins (forward)  Latvia Minnesota Wild (from Carolina; compensatory)9 Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
156 James Wisniewski (defence)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
157 Joel Andresen (defence)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from New York Islanders)10 St. Albert Steel (AJHL)
158 Vince Bellissimo (forward)  Canada Florida Panthers (from St. Louis)11 Topeka ScareCrows (USHL)
159 Kristofer Persson (forward)  Sweden Calgary Flames (from Toronto)12 MODO Jr. (Sweden)
160 Daniel Manzato (goaltender)   Switzerland Carolina Hurricanes Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
161 Dov Grumet-Morris (goaltender)  United States Philadelphia Flyers Harvard University (ECAC)
162 Gerard Dicaire (defence)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from San Jose; compensatory)13 Kootenay Ice (WHL)
163 Tom Walsh (defense)  United States San Jose Sharks Deerfield Academy (USHS-MA)
164 Tyler Weiman (goaltender)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Tri-City Americans (WHL)
165 Justin Maiser (forward)  United States St. Louis Blues (from Boston)14 Boston University (Hockey East)
166 Logan Koopmans (goaltender)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

Round six

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
167 Brad Schell (forward)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
168 Tim Konsorada (forward)  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
169 Jeremy Swanson (defence)  Canada Florida Panthers Barrie Colts (OHL)
170 P. J. Atherton (defence)  United States Tampa Bay Lightning Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
171 Bobby Goepfert (goalie)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
172 Mike McKenna (goaltender)  United States Nashville Predators St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
173 Luke Fritshaw (defence)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
174 Karri Akkanen (forward)  Finland Tampa Bay Lightning (from Carolina; compensatory)1 Ilves Jrs. (Finland)
175 Matt Foy (forward)  Canada Minnesota Wild Merrimack College (Hockey East)
176 Curtis McElhinney (goaltender)  Canada Calgary Flames Colorado College (NCHC)
177 Jake Taylor (defence)  United States New York Rangers Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
178 Maxim Schevjev (forward)  Russia Buffalo Sabres Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
179 Marian Havel (forward)  Czech Republic Washington Capitals Vancouver Giants (WHL)
180 Kirill Sidorenko (forward)  Russia Dallas Stars Zauralie Kurgan (Russia)
181 Mikko Luoma (defence)  Finland Edmonton Oilers Tappara (Finland)
182 Andre Deveaux (forward)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Belleville Bulls (OHL)
183 Paul Ranger (defence)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Ottawa)2 Oshawa Generals (OHL)
184 Jaroslav Balastik (forward)  Czech Republic Columbus Blue Jackets (from Vancouver via Philadelphia)3 HC Zlin (Czech Republic)
185 Ryan Murphy (forward)  United States Los Angeles Kings Boston College (Hockey East)
186 Jeff Pietrasiak (goaltender)  United States Phoenix Coyotes Berkshire High School (USHS–MA)
187 Eric Johansson (forward)  Canada New Jersey Devils Tri-City Americans (WHL)
188 Kevin Kantee (defence)  Finland Chicago Blackhawks Jokerit Jr. (Finland)
189 Alexei Stonkus (forward)  Russia New York Islanders Yaroslavl Jrs. (Russia)
190 D. J. King (forward)  Canada St. Louis Blues Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
191 Ian White (defence)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
192 Nikita Korovkin (defence)  Russia Philadelphia Flyers (from Carolina)4 Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
193 Joey Mormina (defence)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Colgate University (ECAC)
194 Kim Hirschovits (forward)  Finland New York Rangers (from San Jose)5 HIFK (Finland)
195 Taylor Christie (defence)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Bowling Green State University (WCHA)
196 Mikael Vuorio (goaltender)  Finland Florida Panthers (from Boston)6 Lukko (Finland)
197 Jimmy Cuddihy (forward)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

Round seven

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
198 Nathan Oystrick (forward)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Northern Michigan University (WCHA)
199 Greg Mauldin (forward)  United States Columbus Blue Jackets University of Massachusetts Amherst (Hockey East)
200 Denis Yachmenev (forward)  Russia Florida Panthers North Bay Centennials (OHL)
201 Mathieu Brunelle (forward)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Tampa Bay)1 Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
202 Patrik Bartschi (right wing)   Switzerland Pittsburgh Penguins Kloten Flyers (NLA)
203 Josh Morrow (defence)  Canada Nashville Predators Tri-City Americans (WHL)
204 Nicklas Eckerblom (right wing)  Sweden Minnesota Wild (from Anaheim)2 Djurgardens IF (Sweden)
205 Jean-Francois Dufort (forward)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Minnesota)3 Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
206 David Van der Gulik (forward)  Canada Calgary Flames Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
207 Pierre Johnsson (forward)  Sweden Calgary Flames (from New York Rangers)4 Farjestad BK Jrs. (Sweden)
208 Radoslav Hecl (defence)  Slovakia Buffalo Sabres Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
209 Joni Lindlof (forward)  Finland Washington Capitals Tappara Jr. (Finland)
210 Bryan Hamm (defence)  Canada Dallas Stars Peterborough Petes (OHL)
211 Patrick Murphy (forward)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Newmarket Hurricanes (OPJHL)
212 Jonathan Ferland (forward)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
213 Fredrik Norrena (goaltender)  Finland Tampa Bay Lightning (from Ottawa)5 TPS (Finland)
214 Marc-Andre Roy (forward)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
215 Mikhail Lyubushin (defence)  Russia Los Angeles Kings Krylya Sovetov (Russia)
216 Ladislav Kouba (forward)  Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
217 Tim Conboy (forward)  United States San Jose Sharks (from New Jersey via Atlanta)6 Topeka Scarecrows (USHL)
218 Ilkka Pikkarainen (forward)  Finland New Jersey Devils (compensatory)7 HIFK (Finland)
219 Tyson Kellerman (goalie)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks North Bay Centennials (OHL)
220 Brad Topping (goalie)  Canada New York Islanders Brampton Battalion (OHL)
221 Jonas Johnson (forward)  Sweden St. Louis Blues Vastra Frolunda HC (Sweden)
222 Scott May (forward)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Ohio State University (Big Ten)
223 Ilya Krikunov (forward)  Russia Vancouver Canucks (compensatory)8 Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
224 Adam Taylor (forward)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Kootenay Ice (WHL)
225 Steven Goertzen (forward)  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Philadelphia)9 Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
226 Joey Crabb (forward)  United States New York Rangers (from San Jose)10 Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
227 Ryan Steeves (forward)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Yale University (ECAC)
228 Dmitri Utkin (forward)  Russia Boston Bruins Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Jr. (Russia)
229 Derek Meech (defence)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

Round eight

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
230 Colton Fretter (forward)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Chatham Maroons (WOHL)
231 Jaroslav Kracik (forward)  Czech Republic Columbus Blue Jackets HC Plzen Jr. (Czech Republic)
232 Peter Hafner (defence)  United States Florida Panthers Taft High School (USHS–CT)
233 Vasily Koshechkin (goaltender)  Russia Tampa Bay Lightning Lada Togliatti (Russia)
234 Maxime Talbot (forward)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
235 Kaleb Betts (forward)  Canada Nashville Predators Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
236 Tyler Boldt (defence)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from Anaheim)1 Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
237 Christoph Brandner (forward)  Austria Minnesota Wild Krefeld Pinguine (Germany)
238 Jyri Marttinen (defence)  Finland Calgary Flames JYP (Finland)
239 Ryan Lannon (defence)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins (compensatory)2 Harvard University (ECAC)
240 Petr Prucha (forward)  Czech Republic New York Rangers HC Pardubice (Czech Republic)
241 Dennis Wideman (defence)  Canada Buffalo Sabres London Knights (OHL)
242 Igor Ignatushkin (forward)  Russia Washington Capitals Elemash Elektrosal (Russia)
243 Tuomas Mikkonen (forward)  Finland Dallas Stars JYP (Finland)
244 Dwight Helminen (forward)  United States Edmonton Oilers University of Michigan (Big Ten)
245 Tomas Micka (forward)  Czech Republic Edmonton Oilers (from Montreal)3 Slavia Prague Jr. (Czech Republic)
246 Josef Vavra (forward)  Czech Republic Ottawa Senators HC Vsetin Jr. (Czech Republic)
247 Matt Violin (goaltender)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Lake Superior State University (WCHA)
248 Tuukka Pulliainen (defence)  Finland Los Angeles Kings TuTo (Finland)
249 Marcus Smith (defence)  United States Phoenix Coyotes Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
250 Dan Glover (defence)  Canada New Jersey Devils Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
251 Jason Kostadine (forward)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
252 Martin Chabada (forward)  Czech Republic New York Islanders Sparta Prague (Czech Republic)
253 Tom Koivisto (defence)  Finland St. Louis Blues Jokerit (Finland)
254 Jarkko Immonen (forward)  Finland Toronto Maple Leafs JYP (Finland)
255 Ryan Craig (forward)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Carolina)4 Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
256 Darren Reid (forward)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia via Carolina)5 Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
257 Pauli Levokari (defence)  Finland Atlanta Thrashers (from San Jose)6 HIFK (Finland)
258 Sergei Shemetov (forward)  Russia Colorado Avalanche Elemash Elektrostal (Russia)
259 Yan Stastny (forward)  Canada Boston Bruins University of Notre Dame (Hockey East)
260 Pierre-Olivier Beaulieu (defence)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)

Round nine

# Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
261 Francois Caron (defence)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Atlanta)1 Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
262 Christian Soderstrom (forward)  Sweden Detroit Red Wings (from Columbus)2 Timra IK (Sweden)
263 Sergei Mozyakin (forward)  Russia Columbus Blue Jackets (from Florida)3 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
264 Matthew Davis (goaltender)  Canada Nashville Predators (from Tampa Bay via Colorado)4 Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
265 Dwight LaBosse (goaltender)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins Guelph Storm (OHL)
266 Steven Spencer (defence)  Canada Nashville Predators Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
267 Chris Petrow (defence)  Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Oshawa Generals (OHL)
268 Mikhail Tyulyapkin (defence)  Russia Minnesota Wild Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Jrs. (Russia)
269 Mika Hannula (forward)  Sweden Minnesota Wild (from Calgary)5 Malmo IF (Sweden)
270 Rob Flynn (forward)  United States New York Rangers Harvard University (ECAC)
271 Martin Cizek (defence)  Czech Republic Buffalo Sabres Slavia Prague Jr. (Czech Republic)
272 Patric Blomdahl (forward)  Sweden Washington Capitals AIK IF Jr. (Sweden)
273 Ned Havern (forward)  United States Dallas Stars Boston College (Hockey East)
274 Fredrik Johansson (forward)  Sweden Edmonton Oilers Vastra Frolunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
275 Konstantin Korneyev (defence)  Russia Montreal Canadiens Krylya Sovetov (Russia)
276 Vitaly Atyushov (defence)  Russia Ottawa Senators Molot-Prikamie Perm (Russia)
277 Thomas Nussli (forward)   Switzerland Vancouver Canucks EV Zug (NLA)
278 Matt Gens (defence)  United States Vancouver Canucks (compensatory)6 St. Cloud State University (NCHC)
279 Connor James (forward)  Canada Los Angeles Kings University of Denver (NCHC)
280 Russell Spence (forward)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
281 Bill Kinkel (forward)  United States New Jersey Devils Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
282 Adam Burish (forward)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
283 Per Braxenholm (defence)  Sweden New York Islanders Morrums GoIS IK (Sweden)
284 Ryan MacMurchy (forward)  Canada St. Louis Blues Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
285 Staffan Kronwall (defence)  Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs Huddinge IK (Sweden)
286 Alexei Glukhov (forward)  Russia Tampa Bay Lightning (from Carolina)7 Khimik Voskresensk Jr. (Russia)
287 John Toffey (forward)  United States Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia)8 Ohio State University (Big Ten)
288 Michael Hutchins (defence)  United States San Jose Sharks Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
289 Sean Collins (forward)  United States Colorado Avalanche University of New Hampshire (Hockey East)
290 Pavel Frolov (forward)  Russia Boston Bruins Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Jrs. (Russia)
291 Jonathan Ericsson (defence)  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Hästen Hockey (Sweden)

Draftees based on nationality

Rank Country Amount
North America 168
1  Canada 109
2  United States 59
Europe 123
3  Russia 33
4  Czech Republic 26
5  Finland 25
6  Sweden 21
7   Switzerland 5
8  Latvia 3
8  Slovakia 3
10  Norway 2
11  Austria 1
11  Hungary 1
11  Denmark 1
11  Ukraine 1

See also


  1. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

External links

  • prosportstransactions.com: 2002 NHL Entry Draft Pick Transactions
  • USAToday.com: Trades involving 2002 NHL Entry Draft picks
  • 2002 NHL Draft list and stats at Hockey-Reference
  • 2002 NHL Entry Draft player stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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