2005 NHL Entry Draft

The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. Originally scheduled to be held on June 25, the 2004–05 NHL lockout led to the draft being postponed to July 30.

2005 NHL Entry Draft
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General information
Date(s)July 30–31, 2005
LocationWestin Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
First selectionCanada Sidney Crosby
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins
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Special procedures were required to determine the order of picks, because the previous season had been cancelled due to the lockout. The first overall pick was won in a lottery by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who selected Sidney Crosby.

As of 2022, the remaining active players in the NHL from this draft are Sidney Crosby, Anze Kopitar, Paul Stastny, T. J. Oshie, Keith Yandle, Kris Letang, Bobby Ryan, James Neal, Patric Hornqvist, Andrew Cogliano, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Jack Johnson, Anton Stralman, Darren Helm, Kris Russell, Marc Staal, Nathan Gerbe, Ryan Reaves, Jonathan Quick, Carey Price and Tuukka Rask.


The Westin Hotel Ottawa, venue of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft

The draft was originally scheduled to be held on 25 June, hosted by the Ottawa Senators at the Corel Centre (their home rink). However, the 2004–05 NHL lockout was still ongoing, causing the draft to be postponed. The lockout ended on 22 July with the approval of a new NHL collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The CBA set the new date of the draft as 30 July. The Corel Centre was still available but cannot be used on such short notice. The draft was instead held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. The Senators were compensated by hosting the 2008 draft instead.

As a result of the rearrangement, the draft was not open to the public, for the first time since 1980. Nor was it possible for large numbers of drafted players to attend: only the twenty highest prospects on the NHL Central Scouting rankings were present.


The order of draft picks was usually determined by team performance in the previous season, with teams picking in the same order in each round (modified by any trading of draft picks). However, the lockout had led to the complete cancellation of the 2004–05 NHL season, so there were no final positions to base the draft order on. The new CBA modified the draft procedures accordingly.

The order of picks in the first round was determined by a weighted lottery. In the second round this order was reversed, so the team with the 30th pick would also receive the 31st pick, whilst the team with first overall pick would not pick again until the 60th pick (last pick in the second round). The order would continue alternating in each subsequent round, producing a 'snaking' order.[1] Teams were permitted to trade their draft picks as usual, which led to some modifications to the order.

The new CBA reduced the draft length to seven rounds, compared to the nine rounds used previously. As a result, 230 players were selected.


The lottery was held on 22 July, the same day that the new CBA was approved. The top-rated prospect in this draft was Sidney Crosby, and it was widely assumed that he would be the first overall pick by whichever team won the lottery, so it became known colloquially as the 'Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes'.[2][3]

Teams were weighted based on playoff appearances in the last three completed seasons (2001-02, 02-03 and 03-04), and first overall picks in the last four drafts (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004). Three lottery balls each were assigned to teams which had not qualified for any of those playoffs and received no first overall picks in that period. Teams which had one playoff appearance or first overall pick in those years were given two lottery balls. All other teams received one lottery ball.[1]

Three balls

Two balls

One ball

This produced a total of 48 lottery balls. As a result, teams with three balls had a 6.3% chance of winning the lottery, two balls 4.2%, and one ball 2.1%.[1] The Pittsburgh Penguins won the lottery and therefore the first overall pick. Further drawing of team names was used to determine the order of the remaining picks.[1]

Final central scouting rankingsEdit


North American European
1   Sidney Crosby (C)   Anze Kopitar (C)
2   Bobby Ryan (RW)   Martin Hanzal (C)
3   Jack Johnson (D)   Jakub Vojta (D)
4   Benoit Pouliot (LW)   Denis Istomin (RW)
5   Gilbert Brule (C)   Niclas Bergfors (RW)
6   Luc Bourdon (D)   Vyacheslav Buravchikov (D)
7   Kenndal McArdle (LW)   Ilya Zubov (C)
8   Ryan Parent (D)   Petr Kalus (RW)
9   Marc Staal (D)   Anton Krysanov (C)
10   Devin Setoguchi (RW)   Andrei Zubarev (D)


North American European
1   Carey Price   Tuukka Rask
2   Pier-Olivier Pelletier   Ondrej Pavelec
3   Tyler Plante   Jakub Lev

Selections by roundEdit

 = NHL All-Star Team ·  = NHL All-Star[4] ·  = NHL All-Star[4] and NHL All-Star Team ·

Round oneEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
1 Sidney Crosby (C)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
2 Bobby Ryan (RW)   United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
3 Jack Johnson (D)   United States Carolina Hurricanes US NTDP (NAHL)
4 Benoit Pouliot (LW)   Canada Minnesota Wild Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
5 Carey Price (G)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Tri-City Americans (WHL)
6 Gilbert Brule (C)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Vancouver Giants (WHL)
7 Jack Skille (RW)   United States Chicago Blackhawks US NTDP (NAHL)
8 Devin Setoguchi (RW)   Canada San Jose Sharks (from Atlanta) Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
9 Brian Lee (D)   United States Ottawa Senators Moorhead High School (USHS–MN)
10 Luc Bourdon (D)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
11 Anze Kopitar (C)   Slovenia Los Angeles Kings Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
12 Marc Staal (D)   Canada New York Rangers (from San Jose via Atlanta) Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
13 Marek Zagrapan (C)   Slovakia Buffalo Sabres Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
14 Sasha Pokulok (D)   Canada Washington Capitals Cornell University (ECAC)
15 Ryan O'Marra (C)   Canada New York Islanders Erie Otters (OHL)
16 Alex Bourret (RW)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from New York Rangers) Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
17 Martin Hanzal (C)   Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes Ceske Budejovice (WHL)
18 Ryan Parent (D)   Canada Nashville Predators Guelph Storm (OHL)
19 Jakub Kindl (D)   Czech Republic Detroit Red Wings Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
20 Kenndal McArdle (LW)   Canada Florida Panthers (from Philadelphia) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
21 Tuukka Rask (G)   Finland Toronto Maple Leafs Ilves (SM-liiga)
22 Matt Lashoff (D)   United States Boston Bruins Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
23 Niclas Bergfors (RW)   Sweden New Jersey Devils Sodertälje SK (Sweden)
24 T. J. Oshie (C)   United States St. Louis Blues Warroad High School (USHS–MN)
25 Andrew Cogliano (C)   Canada Edmonton Oilers St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL)
26 Matt Pelech (D)   Canada Calgary Flames Sarnia Sting (OHL)
27 Joe Finley (D)   United States Washington Capitals (from Colorado) Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
28 Matt Niskanen (D)   United States Dallas Stars Virginia High School (USHS–MN)
29 Steve Downie (RW)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Florida) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
30 Vladimir Mihalik (D)   Slovakia Tampa Bay Lightning HC Presov II (Slovakia)

Round twoEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
31 Brendan Mikkelson (D)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Tampa Bay) Vancouver Giants (WHL)
32 Tyler Plante (G)   Canada Florida Panthers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
33 James Neal (LW)   Canada Dallas Stars Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
34 Ryan Stoa (C)   United States Colorado Avalanche US NTDP (NAHL)
35 Marc-Edouard Vlasic (D)   Canada San Jose Sharks (from Calgary) Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
36 Taylor Chorney (D)   United States Edmonton Oilers Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
37 Scott Jackson (D)   Canada St. Louis Blues Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
38 Jeff Frazee (G)   United States New Jersey Devils US NTDP (NAHL)
39 Petr Kalus (C)   Czech Republic Boston Bruins HC Vitkovice (Czech)/Regina Pats (WHL)
40 Michael Sauer (D)   United States New York Rangers (from Toronto) Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
41 Ondrej Pavelec (G)   Czech Republic Atlanta Thrashers (from Philadelphia via New York Rangers) HC Rabat Kladno (Czech Republic)
42 Justin Abdelkader (LW)   United States Detroit Red Wings Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
43 Michael Blunden (RW)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Nashville) Erie Otters (OHL)
44 Paul Stastny (C)   United States Colorado Avalanche (from Phoenix) University of Denver (WCHA)
45 Guillaume Latendresse (RW)   Canada Montreal Canadiens (from New York Rangers) Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
46 Dustin Kohn (D)   Canada New York Islanders Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
47 Tom Fritsche (LW)   United States Colorado Avalanche (from Washington) Ohio State University (CCHA)
48 Philip Gogulla (LW)   Germany Buffalo Sabres Kolner Haie (Germany)
49 Chad Denny (D)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from San Jose) Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
50 Dany Roussin (LW)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
51 Mason Raymond (LW)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
52 Chris Durand (C)   Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Ottawa via Washington) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
53 Andrew Kozek (LW)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers South Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
54 Dan Bertram (RW)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Boston College (Hockey East)
55 Adam McQuaid (D)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
56 Marc-Andre Cliche (RW)   Canada New York Rangers (from Montreal) Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
57 Matt Kassian (LW)   Canada Minnesota Wild Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
58 Nate Hagemo (D)   United States Carolina Hurricanes University of Minnesota (WCHA)
59 Pier-Olivier Pelletier (G)   Canada Phoenix Coyotes (from Anaheim via Philadelphia) Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
60 T. J. Fast (D)   Canada Los Angeles Kings (compensatory) Tri-City Americans (WHL)
61 Michael Gergen (D)   United States Pittsburgh Penguins Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)

Round threeEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
62 Kris Letang (D)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
63 Jason Bailey (RW)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim US NTDP (NAHL)
64 Joe Barnes (C)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
65 Kristofer Westblom (G)   Canada Minnesota Wild Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
66 Brodie Dupont (C)   Canada New York Rangers (from Montreal) Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
67 Kris Russell (D)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
68 Evan Brophey (C/LW)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Belleville Bulls (OHL)
69 Gord Baldwin (D)   Canada Calgary Flames (from Atlanta via Carolina) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
70 Vitaly Anikeyenko (D)   Russia Ottawa Senators Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
71 Richard Clune (LW)   Canada Dallas Stars (from Vancouver) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
72 Jonathan Quick (G)   United States Los Angeles Kings Avon Old Farms (USHS, Connecticut)
73 Radek Smolenak (LW)   Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning (from San Jose) Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
74 Daniel Ryder (C)   Canada Calgary Flames (from Buffalo) Peterborough Petes (OHL)
75 Perttu Lindgren (C)   Finland Dallas Stars (from Washington) Ilves Jr. (Finland)
76 Shea Guthrie (C)   Canada New York Islanders St. George's School (USHS, Rhode Island)
77 Dalyn Flatt (D)   Canada New York Rangers Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
78 Teemu Laakso (D)   Finland Nashville Predators (from Phoenix via Carolina) HIFK Jr. (Finland)
79 Cody Franson (D)   Canada Nashville Predators Vancouver Giants (WHL)
80 Christofer Lofberg (C)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings Djurgardens IF Jr. (Sweden)
81 Danny Syvret (D)   Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Philadelphia) London Knights (OHL)
82 Phil Oreskovic (D)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Brampton Battalion (OHL)
83 Mikko Lehtonen (RW)   Finland Boston Bruins Espoo Blues Jr. (Finland)
84 Mark Fraser (D)   Canada New Jersey Devils Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
85 Ben Bishop (G)   United States St. Louis Blues Texas Tornado (NAHL)
86 Robby Dee (C)   United States Edmonton Oilers Breck School (USHS–MN)
87 Marc-Andre Gragnani (D)   Canada Buffalo Sabres (from Calgary) P.E.I. Rocket (QMJHL)
88 T. J. Hensick (C)   United States Colorado Avalanche University of Michigan (CCHA)
89 Chris Lawrence (C)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Dallas via Philadelphia) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
90 Dan Collins (RW)   United States Florida Panthers Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
91 Oskars Bartulis (D)   Latvia Philadelphia Flyers (from Tampa Bay) Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

Round fourEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
92 Marek Bartanus (RW)   Slovakia Tampa Bay Lightning HC Kosice (Slovakia)
93 Olivier Legault (LW)   Canada Florida Panthers Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
94 Jakub Vojta (D)   Czech Republic Carolina Hurricanes (from Dallas) Sparta Prague Jr. (Czech Republic)
95 Cody Bass (C)   Canada Ottawa Senators (from Colorado via Minnesota) Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
96 Chris Butler (D)   United States Buffalo Sabres (from Calgary) Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
97 Chris VandeVelde (C)   United States Edmonton Oilers Moorhead High School (USHS, Minnesota)
98 Ilya Zubov (C)   Russia Ottawa Senators (from St. Louis) Traktor Chelyabinsk (Russia)
99 Patrick Davis (LW)   United States New Jersey Devils Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
100 Jonathan Sigalet (D)   United States Boston Bruins Bowling Green State University (CCHA)
101 Jared Boll (RW)   United States Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto via Carolina) Lincoln Stars (USHL)
102 Blair Jones (C)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Philadelphia) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
103 Mattias Ritola (C/W)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings Leksands IF Jr. (Sweden)
104 Matt Duffy (D)   United States Florida Panthers (from Nashville) New Hampshire Jr Monarchs (EJHL)
105 Keith Yandle (D)   United States Phoenix Coyotes Cushing Academy (USHS, Massachusetts)
106 Vladimir Sobotka (C)   Czech Republic Boston Bruins (compensatory) HC Slavia Praha Jr. (Czech Republic)
107 Tom Pyatt (C)   Canada New York Rangers Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
108 Niklas Hjalmarsson (D)   Sweden Chicago Blackhawks (from New York Islanders) HV71 Jr. (Sweden)
109 Andy Thomas (D)   United States Washington Capitals University of Denver (WCHA)
110 Kyle Bailey (C)   Canada Minnesota Wild (from Buffalo) Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
111 J. D. Watt (RW)   Canada Calgary Flames (compensatory) Vancouver Giants (WHL)
112 Alex Stalock (G)   United States San Jose Sharks Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
113 Nathan Davis (C)   United States Chicago Blackhawks (from Los Angeles) Miami University (CCHA)
114 Alexandre Vincent (G)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
115 Janne Kolehmainen (LW)   Finland Ottawa Senators SaiPa (Finland)
116 Jordan Smotherman (LW)   United States Atlanta Thrashers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
117 Denis Istomin (RW)   Russia Chicago Blackhawks Traktor Chelyabinsk (Russia)
118 Patrick McNeill (D)   Canada Washington Capitals (from Boston; compensatory) Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
119 Jeremy Duchesne (G)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus via Phoenix) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
120 Vyacheslav Trukhno (C)   Russia Edmonton Oilers (compensatory) P.E.I. Rocket (QMJHL)
121 Juraj Mikus (C/W)   Slovakia Montreal Canadiens HK 36 Skalica Jr. (Slovakia)
122 Morten Madsen (LW)   Denmark Minnesota Wild Frolunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
123 Ondrej Otcenas (LW)   Slovakia Carolina Hurricanes HC Dukla Trencin Jr. (Slovakia)
124 Ray Macias (D)   United States Colorado Avalanche (from Anaheim) Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
125 Tommi Leinonen (D)   Finland Pittsburgh Penguins Karpat Jr. (Finland)

Round fiveEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
126 Tim Crowder (RW)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins South Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
127 Bobby Bolt (LW)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
128 Kevin Lalande (G)   Canada Calgary Flames (from Carolina) Belleville Bulls (OHL)
129 Anthony Aiello (D)   United States Minnesota Wild Thayer Academy (USHS)
130 Mathieu Aubin (C)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
131 Tomas Popperle (G)   Czech Republic Columbus Blue Jackets Sparta Prague (Czech Republic)
132 Darren Helm (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings (compensatory) Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
133 Stanislav Lascek (RW)   Slovakia Tampa Bay Lightning (compensatory) Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
134 Brennan Turner (D)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
135 Tomas Pospisil (RW)   Czech Republic Atlanta Thrashers Ocelari Trinec Jr. (Czech Republic)
136 Tomas Kudelka (D)   Czech Republic Ottawa Senators HC Zlin Jr. (Czech Republic)
137 Johan Ryno (C)   Sweden Detroit Red Wings (compensatory) Kumla Hockey Jr. (Sweden)
138 Matt Butcher (C)   United States Vancouver Canucks Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
139 Patrik Hersley (D)   Sweden Los Angeles Kings Malmo Redhawks Jr. (Sweden)
140 Taylor Dakers (G)   Canada San Jose Sharks (compensatory) Kootenay Ice (WHL)
141 Brian Salcido (D)   United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from San Jose) Colorado College (WCHA)
142 Nathan Gerbe (C)   United States Buffalo Sabres Boston College (Hockey East)
143 Daren Machesney (G)   Canada Washington Capitals Brampton Battalion (OHL)
144 Masi Marjamaki (RW)   Finland New York Islanders Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
145 Tim Kunes (D)   United States Carolina Hurricanes (compensatory) New England Junior Falcons (EJHL)
146 Tom Wandell (C)   Sweden Dallas Stars (compensatory) Södertalje SK Jr. (Sweden)
147 Trevor Koverko (D)   Canada New York Rangers Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
148 Anton Krysanov (C)   Russia Phoenix Coyotes Lada Togliatti (Russia)
149 Derek Joslin (D)   Canada San Jose Sharks (compensatory) Ottawa 67's (OHL)
150 Cal O'Reilly (C)   Canada Nashville Predators Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
151 Jeff May (D)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
152 Josh Beaulieu (C)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers London Knights (OHL)
153 Alex Berry (RW)   United States Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Junior Bruins (EJHL)
154 Wacey Rabbit (C)   Canada Boston Bruins Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
155 Mark Fayne (D)   United States New Jersey Devils Noble and Greenough School (USHS–MA)
156 Ryan Reaves (RW)   Canada St. Louis Blues Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
157 Fredrik Pettersson (LW)   Sweden Edmonton Oilers Frolunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
158 Matt Keetley (G)   Canada Calgary Flames Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
159 Risto Korhonen (D)   Finland Carolina Hurricanes (from Colorado) Karpat Jr. (Finland)
160 Matt Watkins (RW)   Canada Dallas Stars Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
161 Brian Foster (G)   United States Florida Panthers New Hampshire Junior Monarchs (EJHL)
162 P. J. Fenton (LW)   United States San Jose Sharks (from Tampa Bay) University of Massachusetts Amherst (Hockey East)

Round sixEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
163 Marek Kvapil (RW)   Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
164 Roman Derlyuk (D)   Russia Florida Panthers Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia)
165 Kevin Beech (G)   Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Dallas) Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
166 Jason Lynch (D)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
167 Joe Fallon (G)   United States Chicago Blackhawks (from Calgary) University of Vermont (ECAC)
168 Justin Mercier (LW)   United States Colorado Avalanche (from Edmonton) US NTDP (NAHL)
169 Mike Gauthier (D)   Canada St. Louis Blues Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
170 Sean Zimmerman (D)   United States New Jersey Devils Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
171 Nick Drazenovic (C)   Canada St. Louis Blues (compensatory) Prince George Cougars (WHL)
172 Lukas Vantuch (RW)   Czech Republic Boston Bruins Bili Tygri Liberec Jr. (Czech Republic)
173 Johan Dahlberg (LW)   Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs Modo Hockey Jr. (Sweden)
174 John Flatters (D)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
175 Juho Mielonen (D)   Finland Detroit Red Wings Ilves Jr. (Finland)
176 Ryan Maki (RW)   United States Nashville Predators Harvard University (ECAC)
177 Derek Reinhart (D)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets (from Phoenix) Regina Pats (WHL)
178 Greg Beller (LW)   Canada New York Rangers Lake of the Woods School (USHS–MN)
179 Brett Sutter (LW)   Canada Calgary Flames (compensatory) Kootenay Ice (WHL)
180 Tyrell Mason (D)   Canada New York Islanders Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)
181 Tim Kennedy (LW)   United States Washington Capitals Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
182 Adam Dennis (G)   Canada Buffalo Sabres London Knights (OHL)
183 Will Colbert (D)   Canada San Jose Sharks Ottawa 67's (OHL)
184 Ryan McGinnis (D)   United States Los Angeles Kings Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
185 Kris Fredheim (D)   Canada Vancouver Canucks Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
186 Dmitri Megalinsky (D)   Russia Ottawa Senators Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
187 Andrei Zubarev (D)   Russia Atlanta Thrashers Salavat Yulayev Ufa (Russia)
188 Joe Charlebois (D)   United States Chicago Blackhawks Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
189 Kirill Starkov (C)   Russia Columbus Blue Jackets Frolunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
190 Matt D'Agostini (RW)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Guelph Storm (OHL)
191 Vyacheslav Buravchikov (D)   Russia Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota) Krylia Sovetov Moscow (Russia)
192 Nicolas Blanchard (LW)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
193 Tony Lucia (LW)   United States San Jose Sharks (from Anaheim) Wayzata High School (USHS–MN)
194 Jean-Philippe Paquet (D)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

Round sevenEdit

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
195 Joe Vitale (C)   United States Pittsburgh Penguins Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
196 Nick Tuzzolino (D)   United States New York Islanders (compensatory) Sarnia Sting (OHL)
197 Jean-Philippe Levasseur (G)   Canada Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
198 Kyle Lawson (D)   United States Carolina Hurricanes US NTDP (NAHL)
199 Riley Emmerson (RW)   Canada Minnesota Wild Tri-City Americans (WHL)
200 Sergei Kostitsyn (LW)   Belarus Montreal Canadiens HK Gomel (Extraleague)
201 Trevor Hendrikx (D)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Peterborough Petes (OHL)
202 David Kuchejda (RW)   Czech Republic Chicago Blackhawks HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
203 Adam Hobson (C)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Atlanta) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
204 Colin Greening (LW)   Canada Ottawa Senators Upper Canada College (CISAA, Ontario HS)
205 Mario Bliznak (C)   Slovakia Vancouver Canucks HK Dubnica (Slovakia)
206 Josh Meyers (D)   United States Los Angeles Kings Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
207 Myles Stoesz (LW)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from San Jose) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
208 Matt Generous (D)   United States Buffalo Sabres New England Junior Falcons (EJHL)
209 Viktor Dovgan (D)   Russia Washington Capitals CSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
210 Luciano Aquino (RW)   Canada New York Islanders Brampton Battalion (OHL)
211 Ryan Russell (C)   Canada New York Rangers Kootenay Ice (WHL)
212 Pat Brosnihan (RW)   United States Phoenix Coyotes Worcester Academy (USHS–MA)
213 Scott Todd (D)   Canada Nashville Predators Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
214 Bretton Stamler (D)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
215 Matt Clackson (LW)   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Chicago Steel (USHL)
216 Anton Stralman (D)   Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs Skovde IK (Sweden)
217 Brock Bradford (C)   Canada Boston Bruins Omaha Lancers (USHL)
218 Alexander Sundstrom (C)   Sweden New Jersey Devils IF Bjorkloven (Sweden)
219 Nikolai Lemtyugov (RW)   Russia St. Louis Blues CSKA Moscow (Russia)
220 Matthew Glasser (LW)   Canada Edmonton Oilers Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
221 Myles Rumsey (D)   Canada Calgary Flames Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
222 Kyle Cumiskey (D)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
223 Pat McGann (G)   United States Dallas Stars Illinois Midgets (USMHL)
224 Zach Bearson (RW)   United States Florida Panthers Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
225 John Wessbecker (D)   United States Tampa Bay Lightning Blake School (USHS–MN)
226 John Seymour (LW)   Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Columbus) Brampton Battalion (OHL)
227 Andrew Orpik (RW)   United States Buffalo Sabres (from San Jose) Thayer Academy (USHS–MA)
228 Chad Rau (C)   United States Toronto Maple Leafs (compensatory) US NTDP (NAHL)
229 Philippe Paquet (D)   Canada Montreal Canadiens (compensatory) Salisbury School (USHS–CT)
230 Patric Hornqvist (RW)   Sweden Nashville Predators (compensatory) Vasby IK (Sweden)

Draftees based on nationalityEdit

Rank Country Number Percentage
North America 172 74.7%
1   Canada 109 47.5%
2   United States 63 27.4%
Europe 58 25.2%
3   Czech Republic 12 5.2%
3   Russia 12 5.2%
5   Sweden 12 5.2%
6   Finland 9 3.9%
7   Slovakia 8 3.5%
8   Denmark 1 0.4%
9   Germany 1 0.4%
9   Latvia 1 0.4%
9   Slovenia 1 0.4%
9   Belarus 1 0.4%

North American draftees by state/provinceEdit

Rank State/Province Selections Top Selection
1   Ontario 35 Benoit Pouliot, 4th
2   British Columbia 19 Carey Price, 5th
3   Alberta 18 Devin Setoguchi, 8th
4   Minnesota 17 Brian Lee, 9th
4   Quebec 17 Sasha Pokulok, 14th
6   Manitoba 9 Eric Fehr, 18th
7   Michigan 8 Jack Johnson, 3rd
8   New York 7 Matt Lashoff, 22nd
8   Massachusetts 7 Keith Yandle, 105th
10   Saskatchewan 5 Chris Durand, 52nd
11   Missouri 4 Paul Stastny, 44th
12   Illinois 3 Jared Boll, 101st
13   Nova Scotia 2 Sidney Crosby, 1st
13   Washington 2 T.J. Oshie, 24th
13   Ohio 2 Tom Fritsche, 47th
13   Newfoundland and Labrador 2 Dan Ryder, 74th
13   New Hampshire 2 Andrew Thomas, 109th
13   California 2 Ray Macias, 124th
19   New Jersey 1 Bobby Ryan, 2nd
19   Wisconsin 1 Jack Skille, 7th
19   New Brunswick 1 Luc Bourdon, 10th
19   Prince Edward Island 1 Adam McQuaid, 55th
19   Connecticut 1 Jonathan Quick, 72nd
19   Maine 1 Matt Duffy, 104th
19   Pennsylvania 1 Justin Mercier, 168th
19   Colorado 1 Sean Zimmerman, 170th

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  1. ^ a b c d "PENGUINS WIN DRAFT DRAWING, OBTAIN FIRST PICK FOR 2005 ENTRY DRAFT". www.nhl.com. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ Liput, J. R. (9 May 2010). "Why The Pittsburgh Penguins Won by Losing The 2004 NHL Draft Lottery". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  3. ^ Kasan, Sam (30 July 2015). "The Inside Scoop: Remembering the 2005 "Crosby" Draft". NHL.com. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ 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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