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

Trivia

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 1

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

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

Round 3

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

Round 4

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

Round 5

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

Round 6

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
136 Andreas Dackell () Ottawa Senators Brynäs IF (Swe)
137 Michel Larocque (G) {{}} San Jose Sharks Boston University (NCAA)
138 Todd Miller (C) New York Islanders Sarnia Sting (OHL)
139 Robert Esche (G) Phoenix Coyotes Detroit Whalers (OHL)
140 Dmitriy Yakushin (D) Toronto Maple Leafs Pembroke (COJHL)
141 Bryan Randall (RW) Edmonton Oilers Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
142 Ryan Davis (RW) Buffalo Sabres Owen Sounds Platers (OHL)
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Round 7

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
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172
173
174
175
176
177
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179
180
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189
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191 Cory Cyrenne (C) San Jose Sharks Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
192

Round 8

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
193
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199
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202
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215 Craig Stahl (RW) Detroit Red Wings Tri-City Americans (WHL)
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Round 9

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
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See also

References

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