1998 Draft Progress Report

By Paul MacDonald

Statistics are updated through Sunday’s games. The season is finally over.

First Round Selections

1. Tampa Bay Lightning - Vincent Lecavalier, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Tampa Bay NHL 80 25 42 67 -25 43

Season over.

2. Nashville Predators - David Legwand, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Nashville NHL 71 13 15 28 -6 30

United States WHC 6 1 1 2 -- 4

Season over.

3. San Jose Sharks - Brad Stuart, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
San Jose NHL 82 10 26 36 +3 32

Playoffs NHL 11 1 0 1 -10 6

Season over.

4. Vancouver Canucks - Bryan Allen, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Syracuse AHL 9 1 1 2 even 11


Playoffs AHL 2 0 0 0 -1 2

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Oshawa OHL 3 0 2 2 +1 12

Playoffs OHL 3 0 0 0 -1 13

Season over.

5. Anaheim Mighty Ducks - Vitali Vishnevsky, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Anaheim NHL 31 1 1 2 even 26

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Cincinnati AHL 35 1 3 4 -6 45

Season over.

6. Calgary Flames - Rico Fata, C


TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Saint John AHL 76 29 29 58 -11 65

Playoffs AHL 3 0 0 0 -4 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Calgary NHL 2 0 0 0 -1 0

Season over.

7. New York Rangers - Manny Malhotra, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Hartford AHL 12 1 4 5 even 2

Playoffs AHL 23 1 2 3 -2 10
Update AHL 3 0 1 1 +1 0

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Guelph OHL 5 2 2 4 -4 41

Playoffs OHL 6 0 2 2 -6 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Rangers NHL 27 0 0 0 -6 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Canada WJC 7 0 2 2 +1 8

Final: Hartford defeated Rochester four games to two.

8. Chicago Blackhawks - Mark Bell, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ottawa OHL 48 34 38 72 +11 95

Playoffs OHL 2 0 1 1 even 0

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Canada WJC 7 2 0 2 +1 8

Season over.

9. New York Islanders - Michael Rupp, LW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Erie OHL 58 32 21 53 +4 134

Playoffs OHL 13 5 5 10 -1 22

Rupp and the New York Islanders did not reach an agreement. He will re-enter
the 2000 entry draft. The Islanders will receive a compensatory pick in the
second round at the same position they picked last year (37th overall).

Season over.

10. Toronto Maple Leafs - Nikolai Antropov, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Toronto NHL 66 12 18 30 +15 41

Playoffs NHL 3 0 0 0 +1 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
St.John's AHL 2 0 0 0 __ 4

Season over.

11. Carolina Hurricanes - Jeff Heerema, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Sarnia OHL 67 36 41 77 +11 62

Playoffs OHL 7 4 2 6 +2 10

Jeff Heerema reached a multi-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. No
details were available.

Season over.

12. Colorado Avalanche - Alex Tanguay, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Colorado NHL 76 17 34 51 +5 22

Playoffs NHL 17 2 1 3 -2 2

Round Three: Dallas defeated Colorado four games to three.

13. Edmonton Oilers - Michael Henrich, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Barrie OHL 66 38 48 86 +42 69

Playoffs OHL 24 10 18 28 +6 30

Barrie MEM 5 1 3 4 -1 4
Update MEM 4 1 2 3 -2 4

Michael Henrich and the Edmonton Oliers reached three-year contract worth
$975,000 a season.

Season over.

14. Phoenix Coyotes - Patrick Desrochers, G

TEAM LGE GP MIN GAA W L T EN SO GA SV SP
Springfield AHL 52 2710 3.03 21 17 7 3 1 137 1338 .907

Playoffs AHL 2 120 3.50 1 1 0 0 1 7 45 .865

Season over.

15. Ottawa Senators - Mathieu Chouinard, G

TEAM LGE GP MIN AVG W L T EN SO GA SA SP
Shawinigan QMJHL 59 3338 3.34 32 20 5 0 4 186 1804 .897

Playoffs QMJHL 13 769 3.20 7 6 0 0 0 41 372 .890

Mathieu Chouinard and the Ottawa Senators did not reach an agreement. He will
re-enter the 2000 entry draft. The Senators will receive a second round
compensatory pick (58 overall).

Season over.

16. Montreal Canadiens - Eric Chouinard, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Quebec QMJHL 50 57 47 104 +23 105

Playoffs QMJHL 11 14 4 18 +6 8

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Canada WJC 7 3 0 3 -3 0

Season over.

17. Colorado Avalanche - Martin Skoula, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Colorado NHL 80 3 12 15 +7 20

Playoffs NHL 17 0 2 2 -3 4
Update NHL 3 0 0 0 -1 0

Round Three: Dallas defeated Colorado four games to three.

18. Buffalo Sabres - Dimitri Kalinin, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Rochester AHL 75 2 19 21 +15 52

Playoffs AHL 21 2 9 11 even 8
Update AHL 3 0 1 1 -3 0

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Buffalo NHL 2 0 0 0 +1 2

Final: Hartford defeated Rochester four games to two.

19. Calgary Flames - Robyn Regehr, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Calgary NHL 57 5 7 12 -5 46

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Saint John AHL 5 0 0 0 -- 0

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Canada WHC 6 0 0 0 +6 2

Season over.

20. Colorado Avalanche - Scott Parker, RW

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Hershey AHL 68 12 7 19 -5 206

Playoffs AHL 11 1 1 2 even 56

Season over.

21. New York Islanders - Mathieu Biron, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Islanders NHL 60 4 4 8 -13 38

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Canada WJC 7 0 0 0 +2 8

Season over.

22. Philadelphia Flyers - Simon Gagne, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Philadelphia NHL 80 20 28 48 +12 22

Playoffs NHL 17 5 5 10 even 2

Season over.

23. Pittsburgh Penguins - Milan Kraft, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Prince Albert WHL 56 34 35 69 -5 42

Playoffs WHL 6 4 1 5 -2 4

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Czech Rep. WJC 7 5 7 12 +8 0

Season over.

24. St.Louis Blues - Christian Backman, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Frolunda SWE 27 1 0 1 +2 14

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Sweden WJC 7 1 1 2 +8 6

Season over.

25. Detroit Red Wings - Jiri Fischer, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Detroit NHL 54 0 8 8 +1 45

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Cincinnati AHL 7 0 2 2 -- 10

Season over.

26. New Jersey Devils - Mike_Van_Ryn, D

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Sarnia OHL 61 6 35 41 -2 34

Playoffs OHL 7 0 5 5 even 4

Mike Van Ryn and the New Jersey Devils failed to reach an agreement.

Season over.

27. New Jersey Devils - Scott Gomez, C

TEAM LGE GP G A PTS +/- PIM
New Jersey NHL 82 19 51 70 +14 78

Playoffs NHL 23 4 6 10 +1 4
Update NHL 3 0 0 0 even 0

Final: New Jersey defeated Dallas four games to two.

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