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The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. A total of 258 players were drafted.

Draft Order

Selections By Round

Round 1

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
1 Vincent Lecavalier (C) Canada Tampa Bay Lightning from San Jose via Florida Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
2 David Legwand (C) Flag of the United States United States Nashville Predators from San Jose via Tampa Bay Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 Brad Stuart (D) Canada San Jose Sharks from Nashville Regina Pats (WHL)
4 Bryan Allen (D) Canada Vancouver Canucks Oshawa Generals (OHL)
5 Vitali Vishnevsky (D) Flag of Russia Russia Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
6 Rico Fata (RW) Canada Calgary Flames London Knights (OHL)
7 Manny Malhotra (C) Canada New York Rangers Guelph Storm (OHL)
8 Mark Bell (C) Canada Chicago Blackhawks from Toronto Ottawa 67s (OHL)
9 Michael Rupp (LW) Flag of the United States United States New York Islanders Erie Otters (OHL)
10 Nikolai Antropov (C) Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Toronto Maple Leafs from Chicago Ust-Kamengorsk (Kazakhstan)
11 Jeff Heerema (RW) Canada Carolina Hurricanes Sarnia Sting (OHL)
12 Alex Tanguay (C) Canada Colorado Avalanche from San Jose Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
13 Michael Henrich (RW) Canada Edmonton Oilers Barrie Colts (OHL)
14 Patrick DesRochers (G) Canada Phoenix Coyotes Sarnia Sting (OHL)
15 Mathieu Chouinard (G) Canada Ottawa Senators Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
16 Eric Chouinard (C) Canada Montreal Canadiens Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
17 Martin Skoula (D) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Colorado Avalanche from Los Angeles Barrie Colts (OHL)
18 Dmitri Kalinin (D) Flag of Russia Russia Buffalo Sabres Traktor Chelyabinsk (Russia)
19 Robyn Regehr (D) Canada Colorado Avalanche from Boston Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
20 Scott Parker (RW) Canada Colorado Avalanche from Washington Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
21 Mathieu Biron (D) Canada Los Angeles Kings from Colorado Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
22 Simon Gagne (RW) Canada Philadelphia Flyers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
23 Milan Kraft (RW) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Pittsburgh Penguins Keramika Plzen (Extraliga)
24 Christian Backman (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden St. Louis Blues Frölunda HC (Elitserien)
25 Jiri Fischer (D) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Detroit Red Wings Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
26 Mike Van Ryn (D) Canada New Jersey Devils University of Michigan (CCHA)
27 Scott Gomez (C) Flag of the United States United States New Jersey Devils from Dallas Tri-City Americans (WHL)
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Round 2

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
28 Ramzi Abid (LW) Canada Colorado Avalanche from Tampa Bay Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
29 Jonathan Cheechoo (RW) Canada San Jose Sharks from Nashville Belleville Bulls (OHL)
30 Kyle Rossiter (D) Canada Florida Panthers Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
31 Artem Chubarov (D) Canada Vancouver Canucks HC Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
32 Stephen Peat (RW) Canada Anaheim Mighty Ducks Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
33 Blair Betts (C) Canada Calgary Flames Prince George Cougars (WHL)
34 Andrew Peters (LW) Canada Buffalo Sabres from New York Rangers Oshawa Generals (OHL)
35 Petr Svoboda (D) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Toronto Maple Leafs HC Havlickuv Brod (Czech Republic)
36 Chris Nielsen (C) Canada New York Islanders Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
37 Christian Berglund (C) Flag of Sweden Sweden New Jersey Devils Färjestads BK (Elitserien)
38 Philippe Sauve (G) Flag of the United States United States Colorado Avalanche from Chicago Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
39 John Erskine (D) Canada Dallas Stars from Colorado via New Jersey London Knights (OHL)
40 Randy Copley (LW) Canada New York Rangers Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
41 Maxim Linnik (D) Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Detroit Red Wings from San Jose via Detroit St. Thomas Jr. B (OJHL)
42 Jason Beckett (D) Canada Philadelphia Flyers from Edmonton Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
43 Ossi Väänänen (D) Flag of Finland Finland Phoenix Coyotes Jokerit (SM-liiga)
44 Mike Fisher (C) Canada Ottawa Senators Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
45 Mike Ribeiro (C) Canada Montreal Canadiens Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
46 Justin Papineau (C) Canada Los Angeles Kings Belleville Bulls (OHL)
47 Norm Milley (RW) Canada Buffalo Sabres Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
48 Jonathan Girard (D) Canada Boston Bruins Laval Titan College Francais (QMJHL)
49 Jomar Cruz (G) Canada Washington Capitals Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
50 Jaroslav Kristek (RW) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Buffalo Sabres from San Jose via Colorado HC Zlin (Extraliga)
51 Ian Forbes (D) Canada Philadelphia Flyers Guelph Storm (OHL)
52 Bobby Allen (D) Flag of the United States United States Boston Bruins Boston College (Hockey East)
53 Steve Moore (C) Canada Colorado Avalanche Harvard (ECAC)
54 Alexander Zevakhin (LW) Flag of Russia Russia Pittsburgh Penguins CSKA Moscow (Russia)
55 Ryan Barnes (LW) Canada Detroit Red Wings from St. Louis Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
56 Tomek Valtonen (LW) Flag of Finland Finland Detroit Red Wings Ilves (SM-liiga)
57 Tyler Bouck (RW) Canada Dallas Stars from New Jersey Prince George Cougars (WHL)
58 Chris Bala (LW) Flag of the United States United States Ottawa Senators from Philadelphia via Dallas Harvard (ECAC)

Round 3

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
59 Todd Hornung (C) Canada Washington Capitals from Tampa Bay Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
60 Denis Arkhipov (C) Flag of Russia Russia Nashville Predators Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
61 Joe DiPenta (D) Canada Florida Panthers Boston University (Hockey East)
62 Paul Manning (D) Canada Calgary Flames from Carolina via Vancouver Colorado College (WCHA)
63 Lance Ward (D) Canada Florida Panthers from Colorado via Anaheim Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
64 Brad Richards (C) Canada Tampa Bay Lightning from Calgary Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
65 Eric Laplante (LW) Canada San Jose Sharks Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
66 Jason LaBarbera (G) Canada New York Rangers Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
67 Alex Henry (D) Canada Edmonton Oilers from Tampa Bay via Toronto London Knights (OHL)
68 Jarkko Ruutu (LW) Flag of Finland Finland Vancouver Canucks from New York Islanders HIFK (SM-liiga)
69 Jamie Hodson (G) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs from Chicago Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
70 Kevin Holdridge (D) Canada Carolina Hurricanes Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
71 Erik Cole (LW) Flag of the United States United States Carolina Hurricanes from San Jose Clarkson (ECAC)
72 Dmitry Afanasenkov (LW) Flag of Russia Russia Tampa Bay Lightning from Edmonton Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
73 Pat O'Leary (C) Flag of the United States United States Phoenix Coyotes Armstrong H.S. (USHS)
74 Julien Vauclair (D) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Ottawa Senators HC Lugano (Swiss A)
75 François Beauchemin (D) Canada Montreal Canadiens Laval Titan College Francais (QMJHL)
76 Alexei Volkov (G) Flag of Russia Russia Los Angeles Kings Krylja-2 Sovetov (Russia)
77 Mike Pandolfo (RW) Flag of the United States United States Buffalo Sabres St. Sebastian's (USHS)
78 Peter Nordström (LW) Flag of Sweden Sweden Boston Bruins Färjestads BK (Elitserien)
79 Evgeny Lazarev (RW) Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Colorado Avalanche from Washington Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
80 David Cameron (C) Canada Pittsburgh Penguins from Colorado Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
81 Justin Morrison (RW) Flag of the United States United States Vancouver Canucks from Philadelphia Colorado College (WCHA)
82 Brian Gionta (RW) Flag of the United States United States New Jersey Devils from Pittsburgh via Edmonton Boston College (Hockey East)
83 Matt Walker (D) Canada St. Louis Blues Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
84 Jake McCracken (G) Canada Detroit Red Wings Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
85 Geoff Koch (LW) Flag of the United States United States Nashville Predators from New Jersey via San Jose University of Michigan (CCHA)
86 Gabriel Karlsson (C) Flag of Sweden Sweden Dallas Stars HV71 (SEL)

Round 4

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
87 Alexei Ponikarovsky (C) Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Toronto Maple Leafs from Detroit via Tampa Bay Dynamo-2 Moscow (Russia)
88 Kent Sauer (D) Flag of the United States United States Nashville Predators North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
89 Ryan Jardine (RW) Canada Florida Panthers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
90 Regan Darby (D) Canada Vancouver Canucks Tri-City Americans (WHL)
91 Josef Vasicek (C) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Carolina Hurricanes from Anaheim HC Slavia Praha (Czech)
92 Eric Beaudoin (LW) Canada Tampa Bay Lightning from Calgary Guelph Storm (OHL)
93 Tommy Westlund (RW) Flag of Sweden Sweden Carolina Hurricanes from New York Islanders Brynäs IF (Elitserien)
94 Matthias Trattnig (C) Flag of Austria Austria Chicago Blackhawks from Toronto University of Maine (Hockey East)
95 Andy Burnham (RW) Canada New York Islanders Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
96 Mikko Jokela (D) Flag of Finland Finland New Jersey Devils from Chicago HIFK (SM-liiga)
97 Chris Madden (G) Flag of the United States United States Carolina Hurricanes Guelph Storm (OHL)
98 Rob Davison (D) Canada San Jose Sharks North Bay Centennials (OHL)
99 Shawn Horcoff (C) Canada Edmonton Oilers Michigan State University (CCHA)
100 Ryan Van Buskirk (D) Canada Phoenix Coyotes Sarnia Sting (OHL)
101 Petr Schastlivy (LW) Flag of Russia Russia Ottawa Senators Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
102 Shaun Sutter (RW) Canada Calgary Flames from Montreal Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
103 Kip Brennan (LW) Canada Los Angeles Kings Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
104 Miroslav Zalesak (RW) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia San Jose Sharks from Buffalo HC Plastika Nitra (Slovakia)
105 Pierre Dagenais (LW) Canada New Jersey Devils from Los Angeles via Boston Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
106 Krys Barch (RW) Canada Washington Capitals London Knights (OHL)
107 Chris Corrinet (LW) Flag of the United States United States Washington Capitals from Colorado Princeton University (ECAC)
108 Dany Sabourin (G) Canada Calgary Flames Sherbrooke Faucons (QMJHL)
109 J.P. Morin (D) Canada Philadelphia Flyers Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
110 Scott Myers (G) Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Prince George Cougars (WHL)
111 Brent Hobday (LW) Canada Detroit Red Wings Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
112 Viktor Wallin (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Anaheim Mighty Ducks from Detroit HV71 (SEL)
113 Kristian Antila (G) Flag of Finland Finland Edmonton Oilers from New Jersey via Toronto Ilves Jr. (SM-liiga)
114 Boyd Kane (LW) Canada New York Rangers from Dallas Regina Pats (OHL)

Round 5

115. Jay Leach (D) - Phoenix Coyotes (from TAM)

116. Josh Blackburn (G) - San Jose Sharks (from NAS)

117. Jaroslav Spacek (D) - Florida Panthers (from SAN/FLA)

118. Mike Siklenka (D) - Washington Capitals

119. Anton But (F) - New Jersey Devils (from VAN)

120. Brent Gauvreau (C) - Calgary Flames (from ANA)

121. Curtis Rich (D) - Tampa Bay Lightning (from CGY)

122. Pat Leahy (RW) - New York Rangers

123. Jiri Dopita (C) - New York Islanders (from TOR)

124. Francis Belanger (LW) - Chicago Blackhawks(from NYI/CHI)

125. Erik Wendell (F) - Washington Capitals(from CHI)

126. Morgan Warren (RW) - Toronto Maple Leafs (from CHI/CAR)

127. Brandon Coalter (LW) - San Jose Sharks

128. Paul Elliott (D) - Edmonton Oilers

129. Robert Schnabel (D) - Phoenix Coyotes

130. Gavin McLeod (D) - Ottawa Senators

131. Tomas Kloucek (D) - New York Rangers

132. Andrei Bashkirov - Montreal Canadiens

133. Joe Rullier (D) - Los Angeles Kings

134. Rob Scuderi (D) - Pittsburgh Penguins (from BUF)

135. Andrew Raycroft (G) - Boston Bruins

136. David Jonsson (D) - Vancouver Canucks (from WAS)

137. Aaron Goldade (C) - Buffalo Sabres

138. Martin Beauchesne (D) - Nashville Predators (from COL)

139. Garrett Prosofsky (C) - Philadelphia Flyers (from VAN)

140. Rick Bertran (D) - Vancouver Canucks (from PIT)

141. K.C. Timmons (LW) - Colorado Avalanche (from STL)

142. Calle Steen (F) - Detroit Red Wings

143. Ryan Flinn (LW) - New Jersey Devils

144. Oleg Smirnov (F) - Edmonton Oilers (from NJD)

145. Mikael Samuelsson (F) - San Jose Sharks (from DAL)

Round 6

146. Sergei Kuznetsov (C) - Tampa Bay Lightning

147. Craig Brunel (RW) - Nashville Predators

148. Chris Ovington (D) - Florida Panthers (from SAN/FLA)

149. Paul Cabana (F) - Vancouver Canucks

150. Trent Hunter (RW) - Anaheim Mighty Ducks

151. Adam Deleeuw (LW) - Detroit Red Wings

152. Gordie Dwyer (LW) - Montreal Canadiens (from CGY)

153. Pavel Patera (LW) - Dallas Stars (from NYR)

154. Allan Rourke (D) - Toronto Maple Leafs

155. Kevin Clauson (D) - New York Islanders

156. Kent Huskins (D) - Chicago Blackhawks

157. Brad Voth (D - St. Louis Blues (from CAR)

158. Jari Viuhkola (C) - Chicago Blackhawks (from SAN)

159. Trevor Ettinger (D) - Edmonton Oilers

160. Rickard Wallin (C) - Phoenix Coyotes

161. Chris Neil (RW) - Ottawa Senators (from CHI)

162. Andrei Markov (C) - Montreal Canadiens

163. Tomas Zizka (D) - Los Angeles Kings

164. Ales Kotalik (F) - Buffalo Sabres

165. Ryan Milanovic (LW) - Boston Bruins

166. Jonathan Pelletier (G) - Chicago Blackhawks (from WAS)

167. Alexander Ryazantsev (D) - Colorado Avalanche

168. Antero Niittymäki (G) - Philadelphia Flyers

169. Jan Fadrny (C) - Pittsburgh Penguins

170. Andrei Trochinsky (C) - St. Louis Blues

171. Pavel Datsyuk (C) - Detroit Red Wings

172. Jacques Lariviere (LW) - New Jersey Devils

173. Niko Kapanen (C) - Dallas Stars

Round 7

174. Brett Allan (F) - Tampa Bay Lightning

175. Cam Ondrik (G) - Philadelphia Flyers (from NAS)

176. B.J. Kethceson (D) - Florida Panthers

177. Vincent Malts (RW) - Vancouver Canucks

178. Jesse Fibiger (D) - Anaheim Mighty Ducks

179. Nathan Foster (D) - Washington Senators (from CGY)

180. Stefan Lundqvist (RW) - New York Rangers

181. Jonathan Gagnon (C) - Toronto Maple Leafs

182. Evgeny Korolev (D) - New York Islanders

183. Tyler Arnason (C) - Chicago Blackhawks

184. Donald Smith (C) - Carolina Hurricanes

185. Robert Mulick (D) - San Jose Sharks

186. Mike Morrison (G) - Edmonton Oilers

187. Erik Westrum (C) - Phoenix Coyotes

188. Michel Periard (D) - Ottawa Senators

189. Andrei Kruchinin (D) - Montreal Canadiens

190. Tommi Hannus (C) - Los Angeles Kings

191. Brad Moran (C) - Buffalo Sabres

192. Radek Duda (RW) - Calgary Flames (from BOS)

193. Rastislav Stana (G) - Washington Capitals

194. Oak Hewer (C) - Tampa Bay Lightning (from COL)

195. Tomas Divisek (F) - Philadelphia Flyers

196. Joel Scherban (C) - Pittsburgh Penguins

197. Brad Twordik (C) - St. Louis Blues

198. Jeremy Goetzinger (D) - Detroit Red Wings

199. Erik Jensen (F) - New Jersey Devils

200. Scott Perry (C) - Dallas Stars

Round 8

201. Craig Murray (C) - Montreal Canadiens (from TAM)

202. Martin Bartek (LW) - Nashville Predators

203. Ian Jacobs (RW) - Florida Panthers

204. Craig Mischler (C) - Vancouver Canucks

205. David Bernier (RW) - Anaheim Mighty Ducks

206. Jonas Frögren (D) - Calgary Flames

207. Johan Witehall (LW) - New York Rangers

208. Jaroslav Svoboda (RW) - Carolina Hurricanes (from TOR)

209. Frederik Brind'Amour (G) - New York Islanders

210. Sean Griffin (D) - Chicago Blackhawks

211. Mark Kosick (C) - Carolina Hurricanes

212. Jim Fahey (D) - San Jose Sharks

213. Christian Lefebvre (D) - Edmonton Oilers

214. Justin Hansen (RW) - Phoenix Coyotes

215. Dwight Wolfe (D) - Toronto Maple Leafs (from OTT)

216. Michael Ryder (RW) - Montreal Canadiens

217. Jim Henkel (C) - Los Angeles Kings

218. David Moravec (LW) - Buffalo Sabres

219. Curtis Valentine (LW) - Vancouver Canucks (from BOS)

220. Mike Farrell (D) - Washington Capitals

221. Daniel Hulak (D) - Tampa Bay Lightning (from COL)

222. Lubomir Pistek (RW) - Philadelphia Flyers

223. Sergey Verenkin (RW) - Ottawa Senators (from SAN)

224. Mika Lehto (G) - Pittsburgh Penguins

225. Yevgeny Pastukh (LW) - St. Louis Blues

226. David Petrasek (D) - Detroit Red Wings

227. Marko Ahosilta (C) - New Jersey Devils

228. Mikhail Travnicek (F) - Toronto Maple Leafs (from DAL)

Round 9

229. Chris Lyness (D) - Tampa Bay Lightning

230. Karlis Skrastins (D) - Nashville Predators

231. Adrian Wischser (C) - Florida Panthers

232. Jason Metcalfe (D) - Vancouver Canucks

233. Pelle Prestberg (LW) - Anaheim Mighty Ducks

234. Kevin Mitchell (D) - Calgary Flames

235. Jan Mertzig (D) - New York Rangers

236. Sergei Rostov (D) - Toronto Maple Leafs

237. Ben Blais (D) - New York Islanders

238. Alexandre Couture (LW) - Chicago Blackhawks

239. Brent McDonald (C) - Carolina Hurricanes

240. Andrei Yershov (D) - Chicago Blackhawks (from SAN)

241. Maxim Spiridonov (RW) - Edmonton Oilers

242. Jason Doyle (RW) - New York Islanders (from PHO)

243. Petr Hubacek (C) - Philadelphia Flyers

244. Toby Petersen (C) - Pittsburgh Penguins

245. Andreas Andersson (G) - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

246. Rastislav Pavlikovsky (C) - Ottawa Senators

247. Darcy Harris (RW) - Montreal Canadiens

248. Matthew Yeats (RW) - Los Angeles Kings

249. Edo Terglav (RW) - Buffalo Sabres

250. Radek Matejovsky (RW) - New York Islanders (from BOS)

251. Blake Evans - Washington Capitals

252. Martin Cibak (C) - Tampa Bay Lighting (from COL)

253. Bruno St. Jacques (D) - Philadelphia Flyers

254. Matt Hussey (C) - Pittsburgh Penguins

255. Johnny Pohl (C) - St. Louis Blues

256. Petja Pietilainen (C) - Detroit Red Wings

257. Ryan Held (C) - New Jersey Devils

258. Sergei Skrobat (D) - Philadelphia Flyers (from DAL)

See also

References

  • HockeyDatabase
Preceded by:
1997 NHL Entry Draft
NHL Entry Draft Succeeded by:
1999 NHL Entry Draft

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