1997 Draft Progress Report Updated

By Paul MacDonald

Statistics are updated through Saturday’s Games. The season is finally over.

First Round Selections

1. Boston Bruins -  Joe Thornton, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Boston NHL 81 23 37 60 -6 87

Season over.

2. San Jose Sharks - Patrick Marleau, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
San Jose NHL 81 17 23 40 -10 36

Playoffs NHL 4 0 1 1 -2 2

Season over.

3. New York Islanders - Olli Jokinen, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Islanders NHL 82 11 10 21 even 80

Finland WHC 9 1 3 4 -- 6

Season over.

4. New York Islanders - Roberto Luongo, G

TEAM LGE GP MIN GAA W L T EN SO GA SV SP
Lowell AHL 26 1517 2.93 10 12 4 1 1 74 733 .908


Playoffs AHL 6 358 3.01 3 3 0 1 0 18 204 .919

TEAM LGE GP MIN GAA W L T EN SO GA SA SP
Islanders NHL 24 1292 3.25 7 14 1 2 1 70 730 .904

Season over.

5. New York Islanders - Eric Brewer, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Lowell AHL 25 2 2 4 -6 26

Playoffs AHL 7 0 0 0 -3 0

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Islanders NHL 26 0 2 2 -11 20

Season over.

6. Calgary Flames - Daniel Tkaczuk, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Saint John AHL 80 25 41 66 -6 56

Playoffs AHL 3 0 0 0 -4 0

Season over.

7. Tampa Bay Lightning - Paul Mara, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Tampa Bay NHL 54 7 11 18 -24 73

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Detroit IHL 16 3 5 8 +2 22

Season over.

8. Boston Bruins - Sergei Samsonov, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Boston NHL 77 19 26 45 -4 4

Season over.

9. Boston Bruins - Nick Boynton, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Providence AHL 53 5 14 19 -12 66

Playoffs AHL 12 1 0 1 +2 6

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Boston NHL 5 0 0 0 -5 0

Season over.

10. Florida Panthers - Brad Ference, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Louisville AHL 59 2 7 9 +14 231

Playoffs AHL 2 0 0 0 even 2

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Florida NHL 13 0 2 2 +2 46

Season over.

11. Montreal Canadiens - Jason Ward, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Quebec AHL 40 14 12 26 +10 30

Playoffs AHL 3 2 1 3 -2 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Montreal NHL 32 2 1 3 -1 10

Season over.

12. Ottawa Senators - Marian Hossa, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ottawa NHL 79 29 27 56 +5 32

Playoffs NHL 6 0 0 0 -8 2

Season over.

13. Edmonton Oilers - Daniel Cleary, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Hamilton AHL 58 22 52 74 -9 108

Playoffs AHL 5 2 3 5 -1 18

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Edmonton NHL 17 3 2 5 -1 8

Playoffs NHL 4 0 1 1 +1 2

Season over.

14. Edmonton Oilers - Michel Riesen, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Hamilton AHL 73 29 31 60 -7 20

Playoffs AHL 10 3 5 8 -3 4

Switzerland WHC 1 1 0 1 -- 2

Season over.

15. Boston Bruins - Matt Zultek, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ottawa OHL 28 9 6 15 -5 34

Playoffs OHL 11 3 5 8 -3 12

Season over.

16. Chicago Blackhawks - Ty Jones, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Florida ECHL 48 11 26 37 +6 81

Playoffs ECHL 5 1 1 2 even 17

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Cleveland IHL 10 1 1 2 -- 34

Season over.

17. Pittsburgh Penguins - Robert Dome, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Wilkes-Barre AHL 51 12 26 38 -6 83

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Pittsburgh NHL 22 2 5 7 +1 0

Season over.

18. Anaheim Mighty Ducks - Mikael Holmqvist, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
TPS FIN 54 12 3 15 +3 14

Playoffs FIN 7 1 1 2 +1 4

Season over.

19. New York Rangers - Stefan Cherneski, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Hartford AHL 1 0 0 0 -- 0

Season over.


20. Vancouver Canucks - Mike Brown, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Syracuse AHL 71 13 18 31 -10 284

Playoffs AHL 4 0 0 0 +1 0

Season over.

21. Buffalo Sabres - Mika Noronen, G

TEAM LGE GP MIN GAA W L T EN SO GA SV SP
Rochester AHL 54 3089 2.18 33 13 4 5 6 112 1296 .920

Playoffs AHL 21 1234 1.80 13 8 0 2 6 37 540 .936
Update AHL 3 178 2.70 1 2 0 1 0 8 61 .884

Final: Hartford defeated Rochester four games to two.

22. Carolina Hurricanes - Nikos Tselios, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Cincinnati IHL 80 3 19 22 -- 75

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Playoffs IHL 10 0 2 2 -3 4

Round Three: Grand Rapids defeated Cincinnati four games to one.

23. San Jose Sharks - Scott Hannan, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
San Jose NHL 30 1 2 3 +7 10

Playoffs NHL 1 0 1 1 even 0

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Kentucky AHL 41 5 12 17 -- 40

Season over.

24. New Jersey Devils - Jean-Francois Damphousse, G

TEAM LGE GP MIN GAA W L T EN SO GA SV SP
Albany AHL 26 1326 2.81 9 11 2 5 0 62 714 .920

Playoffs AHL 2 62 3.86 0 1 0 0 0 4 35 .897

TEAM LGE GP MIN GAA W L SOL SOW EN SO GA SA SP
Augusta ECHL 13 671 4.38 4 7 2 3 0 0 49 376 .885

Season over.

25. Dallas Stars - Brenden Morrow, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Dallas NHL 64 14 20 34 +8 81

Playoffs NHL 21 2 4 6 +2 22
Update NHL 3 0 0 0 -1 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Michigan IHL 9 2 0 2 -- 18

Final: New Jersey defeated Dallas four games to two.

26. Ottawa Senators - Kevin Grimes, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Pee Dee ECHL 41 1 2 3 +5 87

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Grand Rapids IHL 4 0 0 0 -- 13

Season over.

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