1998 Draft-The First Round

By pbadmin
With the 1998 draft rapidly upcoming, it’s time for draft previews. I
have just completed my draft preview for “The 7th Man,” the New York
Islanders Newsletter. Here is my first round of the 1998 NHL Draft.

1. Vincent Lecavalier,C Rimouski,QMJHL
2. David Legwand,C Plymouth,OHL
3. Brad Stuart,D Regina,WHL
4. Manny Malhotra,C Guelph,OHL
5. Michael Henrich,RW Barrie,OHL
6. Bryan Allen,D Oshawa,OHL
7. Dmitri Kalinin,D Chelyabinsk,Russia
8. Martin Skoula,D Barrie,OHL
9. Rico Fata,C London,OHL
10. Christian Backman,D Frolunda Jr.,Sweden
11. Mathieu Biron,D Shawinigan,QMJHL
12. Jeff Heerema,RW Sarnia,OHL
13. Mark Bell,C Ottawa,OHL
14. Robin Regher,D Kamloops,WHL
15. Ramzi Abid,LW Chicoutimi,QMJHL
16. Evgeny Lazarev,RW Kitchener,Jr. B
17. Patrick Desrochers,G Sarnia.OHL
18. Eric Chouinard,C Quebec,QMJHL
19. Mike Van Ryn,D Michigan,CCHA
20. Jiri Fischer,D Hull,QMJHL
21. Simon Gagne,C Quebec,QMJHL
22. Mathieu Chouinard,G Shawinigan,QMJHL
23. Vitali Vishnevsky,D Yaroslavl,Russia
24. Milan Kraft,C Plzen,Czech Republic
25. Justin Papineau,C Belleville,OHL
26. Michael Rupp,LW Erie,OHL
27. Jonathan Cheechoo,RW Belleville,OHL