2003 NHL Entry Draft

The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was the 41st NHL Entry Draft. It was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee on June 21 and 22, 2003.

2003 NHL Entry Draft
General information
Date(s)June 21–22, 2003
LocationGaylord Entertainment Center
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
First selectionCanada Marc-Andre Fleury
(Pittsburgh Penguins)
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Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. This was only the third time a goalie was selected first overall in the draft, after Michel Plasse in 1968 and Rick DiPietro in 2000. Eric Staal was selected second, by the Carolina Hurricanes, and Nathan Horton was the third selection, by the Florida Panthers.

Many analysts rate this draft as having one of the most talented groups of players, some say even better than the 1979 NHL Draft.[1][2][3][4][5] Every first-round pick went on to play in a regular season NHL game. Among those, two played only a handful of games: Hugh Jessiman (2 games) and Shawn Belle (20). All other first round picks had much more substantial NHL careers: the third-fewest games was Marc-Antoine Pouliot with 192. Fleury, Staal, Horton, Nikolay Zherdev, and Patrice Bergeron all became NHL regulars immediately after they were drafted. Milan Michalek was expected to do the same, and was selected for the San Jose Sharks' NHL roster after training camp, but suffered a serious knee injury that ruled him out for the season. All of the top ten selections played at least nine games in the NHL in the 2005–06 season. Calgary Flames' first round selection Dion Phaneuf scored 20 goals in his rookie campaign, becoming the third defenceman to do so, after Brian Leetch and Barry Beck. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter (Flyers), Zach Parise (Devils), Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks), and Eric Staal (Hurricanes) all led their teams in scoring in the 2007–08 regular season, and Dustin Brown (Kings) went on to break the record for most Stanley Cups won by an American team captain (two, in 2012 and 2014).

Later rounds of the draft also featured more players than usual that went on to have substantial NHL careers. These included Shea Weber (49th overall pick), Corey Crawford (52nd), David Backes (62nd), Jimmy Howard (64th), Clarke MacArthur (74th), Jan Hejda (106th), Paul Bissonnette (121st), Kyle Quincey (132nd), Lee Stempniak (148th), Nigel Dawes (149th), Marc Methot (168th), Nate Thompson (183rd), Drew Miller (186th), Joe Pavelski (205th), Kyle Brodziak (214th), Tobias Enstrom (239th), Dustin Byfuglien (245th), Shane O'Brien (250th), Matt Moulson (263rd), Jaroslav Halak (271st), David Jones (288th), and Brian Elliott (291st).

Draft day tradesEdit

The following trades were made on the day of the draft:

Final central scouting rankingsEdit


North American European
1   Eric Staal (C)   Nikolay Zherdev (RW)
2   Dustin Brown (RW)   Milan Michalek (LW)
3   Thomas Vanek (LW)   Andrei Kostitsyn (RW)
4   Nathan Horton (C)   Dmitri Chernykh (RW)
5   Ryan Getzlaf (C)   Konstantin Glazachev (LW)
6   Braydon Coburn (D)   Igor Mirnov (C)
7   Ryan Suter (D)   Grigory Shafigulin (C)
8   Dion Phaneuf (D)   Yevgeni Tunik (C)
9   Zach Parise (C)   Robert Nilsson (RW)
10   Dan Fritsche (C)   Michal Barinka (D)


North American European
1   Marc-Andre Fleury   Konstantin Barulin
2   Jimmy Howard   Teemu Lassila
3   Ryan Munce   Patrick Ehelechner

Selections by roundEdit

 = NHL All-Star team ·  = NHL All-Star[6] ·  = NHL All-Star[6] and NHL All-Star team ·

Round oneEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
1 Marc-Andre Fleury (G)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Florida) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
2 Eric Staal (C)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Peterborough Petes (OHL)
3 Nathan Horton (RW)   Canada Florida Panthers (from Pittsburgh) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 Nikolay Zherdev (RW)   Russia Columbus Blue Jackets CSKA Moscow (Russia)
5 Thomas Vanek (LW)   Austria Buffalo Sabres University of Minnesota (NCAA)
6 Milan Michalek (LW)   Czech Republic San Jose Sharks HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
7 Ryan Suter (D)   United States Nashville Predators US Nat'l U-18 (NAHL)
8 Braydon Coburn (D)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
9 Dion Phaneuf (D)   Canada Calgary Flames Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
10 Andrei Kostitsyn (RW)   Belarus Montreal Canadiens CSKA Moscow (Russia)
11 Jeff Carter (C)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Phoenix) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
12 Hugh Jessiman (RW)   United States New York Rangers Dartmouth College (NCAA)
13 Dustin Brown (RW)   United States Los Angeles Kings Guelph Storm (OHL)
14 Brent Seabrook (D)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
15 Robert Nilsson (RW)   Sweden New York Islanders Leksands IF (Sweden)
16 Steve Bernier (RW)   Canada San Jose Sharks (from Boston) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
17 Zach Parise (LW)   United States New Jersey Devils (from Edmonton) University of North Dakota (NCAA)
18 Eric Fehr (RW)   Canada Washington Capitals Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
19 Ryan Getzlaf (C)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
20 Brent Burns (RW)   Canada Minnesota Wild Brampton Battalion (OHL)
21 Mark Stuart (D)   United States Boston Bruins (from Toronto via San Jose) Colorado College (NCAA)
22 Marc-Antoine Pouliot (C)   Canada Edmonton Oilers (from St. Louis via New Jersey) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
23 Ryan Kesler (C)   United States Vancouver Canucks Ohio State University (NCAA)
24 Mike Richards (C)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
25 Anthony Stewart (RW)   Canada Florida Panthers (from Tampa Bay) Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
26 Brian Boyle (C)   United States Los Angeles Kings (from Colorado) Saint Sebastian's School (USHS-MA)
27 Jeff Tambellini (LW)   Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Detroit) University of Michigan (NCAA)
28 Corey Perry (RW)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Dallas) London Knights (OHL)
29 Patrick Eaves (RW)   United States Ottawa Senators Boston College (NCAA)
30 Shawn Belle (D)   Canada St. Louis Blues (from New Jersey) Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Round twoEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
31 Danny Richmond (RW)   United States Carolina Hurricanes University of Michigan (NCAA)
32 Ryan Stone (C)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
33 Loui Eriksson (LW)   Sweden Dallas Stars (from Columbus) Frolunda HC (Sweden)
34 Mike Egener (D)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Florida) Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
35 Konstantin Glazachev (LW)   Russia Nashville Predators (from Buffalo) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
36 Vojtech Polak (RW)   Czech Republic Dallas Stars (from San Jose via Anaheim) Energie Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
37 Kevin Klein (D)   Canada Nashville Predators Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
38 Kamil Kreps (C)   Czech Republic Florida Panthers (from Atlanta) Brampton Battalion (OHL)
39 Tim Ramholt (D)   Switzerland Calgary Flames ZSC Lions (Switzerland)
40 Cory Urquhart (C)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
41 Matt Smaby (D)   United States Tampa Bay Lightning (from Phoenix via Florida) Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
42 Petr Vrana (LW)   Czech Republic New Jersey Devils (compensatory) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
43 Josh Hennessy (C)   United States San Jose Sharks (from New York Rangers) Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
44 Konstantin Pushkaryov (LW)   Kazakhstan Los Angeles Kings Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan)
45 Patrice Bergeron (C)   Canada Boston Bruins (compensatory) Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
46 Dan Fritsche (C)   United States Columbus Blue Jackets (from Chicago) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
47 Matt Carle (D)   United States San Jose Sharks (from Calgary; compensatory) River City Lancers (USHL)
48 Dmitri Chernykh (RW)   Russia New York Islanders Khimik Moscow Oblast (Russia)
49 Shea Weber (D)   Canada Nashville Predators (compensatory) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
50 Ivan Baranka (D)   Slovakia New York Rangers (from Boston via San Jose) Dubnica Spartak (Slovakia)
51 Colin McDonald (RW)   United States Edmonton Oilers New England Jr. Huskies (EJHL)
52 Corey Crawford (G)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks (compensatory) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
53 Yevgeni Tunik (C)   Russia New York Islanders (from Washington via Edmonton) Kristall Elektrostal (Russia)
54 B. J. Crombeen (RW)   United States Dallas Stars (from Anaheim) Barrie Colts (OHL)
55 Stefan Meyer (LW)   Canada Florida Panthers (from Pittsburgh; compensatory) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
56 Patrick O'Sullivan (C)   United States Minnesota Wild Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
57 John Doherty (D)   United States Toronto Maple Leafs Phillips Academy (USHS-MA)
58 Jeremy Colliton (C)   Canada New York Islanders (from St. Louis) Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
59 Michal Barinka (D)   Czech Republic Chicago Blackhawks (compensatory) HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
60 Marc-Andre Bernier (RW)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
61 Maxim Lapierre (C)   Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Philadelphia) Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
62 David Backes (RW)   United States St. Louis Blues (from Tampa Bay) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
63 David Liffiton (D)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
64 Jimmy Howard (G)   United States Detroit Red Wings University of Maine (NCAA)
65 Branislav Fabry (RW)   Slovakia Buffalo Sabres (from Dallas) Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
66 Masi Marjamaki (LW)   Finland Boston Bruins (from San Jose; compensatory) Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
67 Igor Mirnov (C)   Russia Ottawa Senators Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
68 Jean-Francois Jacques (LW)   Canada Edmonton Oilers (from New Jersey) Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Round threeEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
69 Colin Fraser (C)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Carolina) Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
70 Jonathan Filewich (RW)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Prince George Cougars (WHL)
71 Dmitri Kosmachev (D)   Russia Columbus Blue Jackets CSKA Moscow (Russia)
72 Mikhail Zhukov (RW)   Russia Edmonton Oilers (compensatory) IFK Arboga IK (Sweden)
73 Daniel Carcillo (LW)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Florida) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
74 Clarke MacArthur (LW)   Canada Buffalo Sabres Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
75 Ken Roche (C)   United States New York Rangers (from San Jose) Saint Sebastian's School (USHS-MA)
76 Richard Stehlik (D)   Slovakia Nashville Predators Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
77 Tyler Redenbach (LW)   Canada Phoenix Coyotes (from Atlanta via Philadelphia) Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
78 Danny Irmen (C)   United States Minnesota Wild (from Calgary via Toronto) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
79 Ryan O'Byrne (D)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornell University (ECAC)
80 Dmitri Pestunov (C)   Russia Phoenix Coyotes (from Phoenix via Vancouver) Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russia)
81 Stefan Ruzicka (RW)   Slovakia Philadelphia Flyers (from New York Rangers) Ardo Nitra (Slovakia)
82 Ryan Munce (G)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Sarnia Sting (OHL)
83 Stephen Werner (RW)   United States Washington Capitals (from Chicago) University of Massachusetts (NCAA)
84 Konstantin Barulin (G)   Russia St. Louis Blues (from New York Islanders) Rubin Tyumen (Russia)
85 Alexandre Picard (D)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers (compensatory) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
86 Shane Hynes (RW)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Boston) Cornell University (NCAA)
87 Ryan Potulny (C)   United States Philadelphia Flyers (from Edmonton) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
88 Zack Fitzgerald (D)   United States St. Louis Blues (compensatory) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
89 Paul Brown (RW)   Canada Nashville Predators (from Washington) Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
90 Juha Alen (D)   Finland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Northern Michigan University (NCAA)
91 Martin Sagat (LW)   Slovakia Toronto Maple Leafs (from Minnesota) Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)
92 Alexander Sulzer (D)   Germany Nashville Predators (from Toronto) Hamburg Freezers (Germany)
93 Ivan Khomutov (C)   Russia New Jersey Devils (from St. Louis) Kristall Elektrostal (Russia)
94 Zack Stortini (RW)   Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Vancouver via Washington) Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
95 Rick Kozak (RW)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
96 Jonathan Boutin (G)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
97 Ryan Donally (LW)   Canada Calgary Flames (from Colorado via San Jose) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
98 Grigory Shafigulin (C)   Russia Nashville Predators (from Detroit) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
99 Matt Nickerson (D)   United States Dallas Stars Texas Tornado (NAHL)
100 Philippe Seydoux (D)   Switzerland Ottawa Senators Kloten Flyers (Switzerland)
101 Konstantin Zakharov (F)   Belarus St. Louis Blues (from New Jersey) Yunost Minsk (Belarus)

Round fourEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
102 Aaron Dawson (D)   United States Carolina Hurricanes Peterborough Petes (OHL)
103 Kevin Jarman (LW)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Pittsburgh) Stouffville Spirit (OPJHL)
104 Philippe Dupuis (C)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
105 Martin Lojek (D)   Czech Republic Florida Panthers Brampton Battalion (OHL)
106 Jan Hejda (D)   Czech Republic Buffalo Sabres Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
107 Byron Bitz (RW)   Canada Boston Bruins (from San Jose Sharks) Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)
108 Kevin Romy (RW)   Switzerland Philadelphia Flyers (compensatory) Geneve-Servette HC (Switzerland)
109 Andreas Valdix (LW)   Sweden Washington Capitals (from Nashville via Montreal) Malmo Redhawks (Sweden)
110 Jim Sharrow (D)   United States Atlanta Thrashers Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
111 Brandon Nolan (LW)   Canada Vancouver Canucks (compensatory) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
112 Jamie Tardif (RW)   Canada Calgary Flames Peterborough Petes (OHL)
113 Corey Locke (C)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHL)
114 Denis Ezhov (D)   Russia Buffalo Sabres (compensatory) Lada Togliatti (Russia)
115 Liam Lindstrom (C)   Sweden Phoenix Coyotes Mora IK (Sweden)
116 Guillaume Desbiens (RW)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from New York Rangers via Florida) Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
117 Teemu Lassila (G)   Finland Nashville Predators (from Los Angeles) TPS (Finland)
118 Frank Rediker (D)   United States Boston Bruins (compensatory) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
119 Nathan Saunders (D)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Chicago via Nashville) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
120 Stefan Blaho (RW)   Slovakia New York Islanders Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)
121 Paul Bissonnette (D)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Boston) Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
122 Corey Potter (D)   United States New York Rangers (from Edmonton) Michigan State University (NCAA)
123 Danny Stewart (LW)   Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Washington) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
124 James Pemberton (D)   United States Florida Panthers (from Anaheim) Providence College (NCAA)
125 Konstantin Volkov (RW)   Russia Toronto Maple Leafs (from Minnesota) Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
126 Kevin Nastiuk (G)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
127 Alexandre Bolduc (C)   Canada St. Louis Blues Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
128 Ty Morris (LW)   Canada Vancouver Canucks St. Albert (AJHL)
129 Patrik Valcak (RW)   Czech Republic Boston Bruins (from Philadelphia via Los Angeles) HC Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Republic)
130 Matej Trojovsky (D)   Czech Republic Carolina Hurricanes (from Tampa Bay) Regina Pats (WHL)
131 David Svagrovsky (RW)   Czech Republic Colorado Avalanche Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
132 Kyle Quincey (D)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
133 Rustam Sidikov (G)   Russia Nashville Predators (compensatory) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
134 Alexander Naurov (RW)   Russia Dallas Stars Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
135 Mattias Karlsson (D)   Sweden Ottawa Senators Brynas IF (Sweden)
136 Michael Vannelli (D)   United States Atlanta Thrashers (from New Jersey) Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Round fiveEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
137 Tyson Strachan (D)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes (compensatory) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
138 Arsi Piispanen (RW)   Finland Columbus Blue Jackets (from Carolina) Jokerit (Finland)
139 Patrick Ehelechner (G)   Germany San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh) Hannover Scorpions (Germany)
140 David Tremblay (G)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
141 Dan Travis (RW)   United States Florida Panthers Deerfield Academy (USHS-MA)
142 Tim Cook (D)   United States Ottawa Senators (from Buffalo) River City Lancers (USHL)
143 Greg Moore (RW)   United States Calgary Flames (from San Jose) University of Maine (NCAA)
144 Eero Kilpelainen (G)   Finland Dallas Stars (from Nashville) KalPa (Finland)
145 Brett Sterling (LW)   United States Atlanta Thrashers Colorado College (NCAA)
146 Mark McCutcheon (C)   United States Colorado Avalanche (from Calgary) New England Junior Falcons (EJHL)
147 Kalle Olsson (RW)   Sweden Edmonton Oilers (from Montreal) Frolunda HC (Sweden)
148 Lee Stempniak (RW)   United States St. Louis Blues (from Phoenix) Dartmouth College (NCAA)
149 Nigel Dawes (LW)   Canada New York Rangers Kootenay Ice (WHL)
150 Thomas Morrow (D)   United States Buffalo Sabres (from Los Angeles) Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
151 Lasse Kukkonen (D)   Finland Chicago Blackhawks Karpat (Finland)
152 Brady Murray (C)   Canada Los Angeles Kings (from New York Islanders via Florida) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)
153 Mike Brown (G)   United States Boston Bruins Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
154 David Rohlfs (RW)   United States Edmonton Oilers Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
155 Josh Robertson (C)   United States Washington Capitals Proctor High School (USHS-MN)
156 Alexei Ivanov (C)   Russia Chicago Blackhawks (from Anaheim) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
157 Marcin Kolusz (F)   Poland Minnesota Wild Podhale Nowy Targ (Poland)
158 John Mitchell (C)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
159 Chris Beckford-Tseu (G)   Canada St. Louis Blues Oshawa Generals (OHL)
160 Nicklas Danielsson (RW)   Sweden Vancouver Canucks Brynas IF (Sweden)
161 Evgeny Isakov (LW)   Russia Pittsburgh Penguins (from Philadelphia via New York Islanders) Severstal Cherepovets (Russia)
162 Martin Tuma (D)   Czech Republic Florida Panthers (from Tampa Bay) HC Litvinov Jr. (Czech Republic)
163 Brad Richardson (C)   Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Colorado via San Jose) Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
164 Ryan Oulahen (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Brampton Battalion (OHL)
165 Gino Guyer (C)   United States Dallas Stars University of Minnesota (NCAA)
166 Sergei Gimayev (D)   Russia Ottawa Senators Severstal Cherepovets (Russia)
167 Zach Tarkir (D)   United States New Jersey Devils Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)

Round sixEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
168 Marc Methot (D)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Carolina) London Knights (OHL)
169 Lukas Bolf (D)   Czech Republic Pittsburgh Penguins Sparta Praha (Czech Republic)
170 Andreas Sundin (LW)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings (from Columbus) Linkopings HC (Sweden)
171 Denis Stasyuk (C)   Russia Florida Panthers Metallurg Novokuznetsk (Russia)
172 Pavel Voroshnin (D)   Russia Buffalo Sabres Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
173 Tyler Johnson (C)   Canada Calgary Flames (from San Jose) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
174 Esa Pirnes (C)   Finland Los Angeles Kings (from Nashville) Tappara (Finland)
175 Mike Hamilton (F)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
176 Ivan Dornic (C)   Slovakia New York Rangers (from Calgary) Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)
177 Christopher Heino-Lindberg (G)   Sweden Montreal Canadiens Hammarby IF (Sweden)
178 Ryan Gibbons (RW)   Canada Phoenix Coyotes Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
179 Philippe Furrer (D)   Switzerland New York Rangers (from New York Rangers via San Jose) Bern (Switzerland)
180 Chris Holt (G)   United States New York Rangers (from Los Angeles) US Nat'l U-18 (NAHL)
181 Johan Andersson (C)   Sweden Chicago Blackhawks Troja (Sweden)
182 Bruno Gervais (D)   Canada New York Islanders Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
183 Nate Thompson (C)   United States Boston Bruins Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
184 Dragan Umicevic (LW)   Sweden Edmonton Oilers Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
185 Francis Wathier (LW)   Canada Dallas Stars (from Washington) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
186 Drew Miller (LW)   United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim River City Lancers (USHL)
187 Miroslav Kopriva (G)   Czech Republic Minnesota Wild Rabat Kladno (Czech Republic)
188 Mark Flood (D)   Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Toronto) Peterborough Petes (OHL)
189 Jonathan Lehun (C)   United States St. Louis Blues St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
190 Chad Brownlee (D)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
191 Rejean Beauchemin (G)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
192 Doug O'Brien (D)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Tampa Bay via Florida) Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
193 Ville Hostikka (G)   Finland Philadelphia Flyers (from Colorado) SaiPa (Finland)
194 Stefan Blom (D)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings Hammarby IF (Sweden)
195 Drew Bagnall (D)   Canada Dallas Stars (from Dallas via Atlanta) Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
196 Elias Granath (D)   Sweden Dallas Stars (from Ottawa) Leksands IF (Sweden)
197 Jason Smith (G)   Canada New Jersey Devils Lennoxville Cougars (LHJAAAQ)

Round sevenEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
198 Shay Stephenson (LW)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
199 Andy Chiodo (G)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
200 Aleksandr Guskov (D)   Russia Columbus Blue Jackets Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
201 Jonathan Tremblay (RW)   Canada San Jose Sharks (from Florida) Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
202 Nathan Paetsch (D)   Canada Buffalo Sabres Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
203 Denis Loginov (C)   Russia Atlanta Thrashers (from San Jose) Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
204 Linus Videll (LW)   Sweden Colorado Avalanche (from Nashville) Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
205 Joe Pavelski (C)   United States San Jose Sharks (from Atlanta via Philadelphia) Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)
206 Thomas Bellemare (D)   Canada Calgary Flames Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
207 Georgi Misharin (D)   Russia Minnesota Wild (from Montreal) Dinamo-Energija Yekaterinburg (Russia)
208 Randall Gelech (RW)   Canada Phoenix Coyotes Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
209 Dylan Reese (D)   United States New York Rangers Pittsburgh (NAHL)
210 Andrei Mukhachyov (D)   Russia Nashville Predators (from Los Angeles) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
211 Mike Brodeur (G)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
212 Denis Rehak (D)   Slovakia New York Islanders Dukla Trencin Jr. (Slovakia)
213 Miroslav Hanuljak (G)   Czech Republic Nashville Predators (from Boston via Los Angeles) HC Litvinov Jr. (Czech Republic)
214 Kyle Brodziak (C)   Canada Edmonton Oilers (compensatory) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
215 Mathieu Roy (D)   Canada Edmonton Oilers Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
216 Kai Hospelt (C)   Germany San Jose Sharks (compensatory) Kolner Haie (Germany)
217 Oskari Korpikari (D)   Finland Montreal Canadiens (from Washington) Karpat (Finland)
218 Dirk Southern (C)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Northern Michigan University (NCAA)
219 Adam Courchaine (C)   Canada Minnesota Wild Vancouver Giants (WHL)
220 Jeremy Williams (C)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
221 Evgeny Skachkov (LW)   Russia St. Louis Blues Kapitan Stupino Jr. (Russia)
222 Francois-Pierre Guenette (C)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
223 Dany Roussin (LW)   Canada Florida Panthers (from Philadelphia) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
224 Gerald Coleman (G)   United States Tampa Bay Lightning London Knights (OHL)
225 Brett Hemingway (RW)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
226 Tomas Kollar (LW)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings Hammarby IF (Sweden)
227 Jay Rosehill (LW)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Dallas) Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
228 Will Colbert (D)   Canada Ottawa Senators Ottawa 67's (OHL)
229 Stephen Dixon (C)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from New Jersey) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

Round eightEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
230 Jamie Hoffmann (C)   United States Carolina Hurricanes Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
231 Matt Zaba (G)   Canada Los Angeles Kings (compensatory) Vernon (BCHL)
232 Joe Jensen (RW)   United States Pittsburgh Penguins St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
233 Mathieu Gravel (LW)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
234 Petr Kadlec (D)   Czech Republic Florida Panthers Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
235 Jeff Weber (G)   Canada Buffalo Sabres Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
236 Alexander Hult (C)   Sweden San Jose Sharks Tranas AIF (Sweden)
237 Shaun Landolt (RW)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Nashville) Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
238 Cody Blanshan (D)   United States New York Islanders (compensatory) University of Nebraska Omaha (NCAA)
239 Tobias Enstrom (D)   Sweden Atlanta Thrashers MODO (Sweden)
240 Cam Cunning (LW)   Canada Calgary Flames Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
241 Jimmy Bonneau (LW)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
242 Eduard Lewandowski (F)   Germany Phoenix Coyotes Kolner Haie (Germany)
243 Jan Marek (F)   Czech Republic New York Rangers HC Ocelari Trinic (Czech Republic)
244 Mike Sullivan (C)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Stouffville Spirit (OPJRA)
245 Dustin Byfuglien (D)   United States Chicago Blackhawks Prince George Cougars (WHL)
246 Igor Volkov (RW)   Russia New York Islanders Salavat Yulayev Ufa (Russia)
247 Patrick Devito (LW)   United States Boston Bruins Twin Cities Northern Lights (MNJHL)
248 Josef Hrabal (D)   Czech Republic Edmonton Oilers HC Vsetin (Czech Republic)
249 Andrew Joudrey (C)   Canada Washington Capitals Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
250 Shane O'Brien (D)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
251 Mathieu Melanson (LW)   Canada Minnesota Wild Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
252 Sergei Topol (C)   Russia Vancouver Canucks (from Toronto) Avangard Omsk (Russia)
253 Andrei Pervyshin (D)   Russia St. Louis Blues Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
254 Nathan McIver (D)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
255 Raimonds Danilics (RW)   Latvia Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia) Stalkers Jr. (Latvia)
256 Brady Greco (D)   United States Tampa Bay Lightning Chicago Steel (USHL)
257 Darryl Yacboski (D)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Regina Pats (WHL)
258 Vladimir Kutny (LW)   Slovakia Detroit Red Wings Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
259 Niko Vainio (D)   Finland Dallas Stars Jokerit (Finland)
260 Ossi Louhivaara (F)   Finland Ottawa Senators KooKoo Kouvola (Finland)
261 Joey Tenute (C)   Canada New Jersey Devils Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Round nineEdit

# Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club team
262 Ryan Rorabeck (C)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
263 Matt Moulson (LW)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Cornell University (NCAA)
264 John Hecimovic (RW)   Canada Florida Panthers (from Columbus) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
265 Tanner Glass (F)   Canada Florida Panthers Dartmouth College (ECAC)
266 Louis-Philippe Martin (RW)   Canada Buffalo Sabres Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
267 Brian O'Hanley (D)   United States San Jose Sharks Boston College High School (USHS-MA)
268 Lauris Darzins (F)   Latvia Nashville Predators Lukko Jr. (Finland)
269 Rylan Kaip (C)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
270 Kevin Harvey (LW)   Canada Calgary Flames Georgetown Raiders (OPJRA)
271 Jaroslav Halak (G)   Slovakia Montreal Canadiens Slovan Bratislava Jr. (Slovakia)
272 Sean Sullivan (D)   United States Phoenix Coyotes St. Sebastian's (USHS)
273 Albert Vishnyakov (LW)   Russia Tampa Bay Lightning (from New York Rangers via Pittsburgh) Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
274 Marty Guerin (RW)   United States Los Angeles Kings Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
275 Michael Grenzy (D)   United States Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Steel (USHL)
276 Carter Lee (F)   United States San Jose Sharks (from New York Islanders via Florida and Chicago) Canterbury High School (USHS-CT)
277 Kevin Regan (G)   United States Boston Bruins St. Sebastian's (USHS)
278 Troy Bodie (RW)   Canada Edmonton Oilers Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
279 Mark Olafson (RW)   Canada Washington Capitals (from Washington via Ottawa) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
280 Ville Mantymaa (D)   Finland Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Tappara (Finland)
281 Jean-Michel Bolduc (D)   United States Minnesota Wild Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
282 Chris Porter (C)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Toronto) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
283 Trevor Hendrikx (D)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles; compensatory) Peterborough Petes (OHL)
284 Juhamatti Aaltonen (LW)   Finland St. Louis Blues Karpat (Finland)
285 Matthew Hansen (D)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
286 Zbynek Hrdel (C)   Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia) Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
287 Nick Tarnasky (C)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
288 David Jones (RW)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
289 Mikael Johansson (C)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings Arvika (Sweden)
290 Loic Burkhalter (F)   Switzerland Phoenix Coyotes (from Dallas) HC Ambri-Piotta (Switzerland)
291 Brian Elliott (G)   Canada Ottawa Senators Ajax Axemen (OPJRA)
292 Arseny Bondarev (LW)   Russia New Jersey Devils Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)

Draftees based on nationalityEdit

Rank Country Amount
North America 188
1   Canada 126
2   United States 62
Europe 104
3   Russia 30
4   Czech Republic 18
5   Sweden 17
6   Finland 13
7   Slovakia 10
8   Switzerland 5
9   Germany 4
10   Belarus 2
10   Latvia 2
12   Austria 1
12   Kazakhstan 1
12   Poland 1

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Traikos, Michael (July 9, 2010). "Further proof that the 2003 NHL Entry Draft was the best of all time". National Post. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "10 years later: Redrafting great 2003 NHL class". Sportsnet. June 23, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  3. ^ Duhatschek, Eric (June 28, 2013). "The 2003 NHL draft changed the fortunes of a number of teams". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Harrison, Doug (June 24, 2015). "NHL Draft: Can this year's class rival 2003?". CBC Sports. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  5. ^ O'Leary, Sean (June 22, 2018). "2003 redrafted: Staal, Getzlaf sit atop deepest class ever". theScore. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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