1993 NHL Expansion Draft

The 1993 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 24, 1993 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

The draft took place to fill the rosters of the league's two expansion teams for the 1993–94 NHL season: the Florida Panthers and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.


The 24 teams existing in the league at the time of the draft were each allowed to protect one goaltender, five defensemen and nine forwards.

All first-year pros were exempt from claim, and all second-year pros on the reserve list were exempt from claim.

Forty-eight players were chosen in the draft, two from each franchise. Only one goaltender or one defensemen could be selected from each franchise. Therefore, six teams would lose one goaltender and one forward, sixteen teams would lose one defenseman and one forward, and two teams would lose two forwards.

Both the Panthers and the Mighty Ducks were to select three goaltenders, eight defensemen and thirteen forwards.

Draft ResultsEdit

# Player Drafted from Drafted by
1. John Vanbiesbrouck (G) Vancouver Canucks Florida Panthers
2. Guy Hebert (G) St. Louis Blues Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
3. Glenn Healy (G) New York Islanders Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
4. Mark Fitzpatrick (G) Quebec Nordiques Florida Panthers
5. Daren Puppa (G) Toronto Maple Leafs Florida Panthers
6. Ron Tugnutt (G) Edmonton Oilers Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
7. Milan Tichy (D) Chicago Blackhawks Florida Panthers
8. Alexei Kasatonov (D) New Jersey Devils Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
9. Sean Hill (D) Montreal Canadiens Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
10. Paul Laus (D) Pittsburgh Penguins Florida Panthers
11. Bill Houlder (D) Buffalo Sabres Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
12. Joe Cirella (D) New York Rangers Florida Panthers
13. Alexander Godynyuk (D) Calgary Flames Florida Panthers
14. Bobby Dollas (D) Detroit Red Wings Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
15. Gord Murphy (D) Dallas Stars Florida Panthers
16. Randy Ladouceur (D) Hartford Whalers Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
17. David Williams (D) San Jose Sharks Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
18. Steve Bancroft (D) Winnipeg Jets Florida Panthers
19. Dennis Vial (D) Tampa Bay Lightning Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
20. Stephane Richer (D) Boston Bruins Florida Panthers
21. Gord Hynes (D) Philadelphia Flyers Florida Panthers
22. Mark Ferner (D) Ottawa Senators Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
23. Steven King (RW) New York Rangers Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
24. Tom Fitzgerald (C/RW) New York Islanders Florida Panthers
25. Jesse Belanger (C) Montreal Canadiens Florida Panthers
26. Troy Loney (F) Pittsburgh Penguins Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
27. Scott Levins (C) Winnipeg Jets Florida Panthers
28. Stu Grimson (LW) Chicago Blackhawks Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
29. Tim Sweeney (LW) Boston Bruins Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
30. Scott Mellanby (RW) Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers
31. Terry Yake (C) Hartford Whalers Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
32. Brian Skrudland (C) Calgary Flames Florida Panthers
33. Mike Hough (LW) Washington Capitals Florida Panthers
34. Jarrod Skalde (C) New Jersey Devils Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
35. Dave Lowry (LW) St. Louis Blues Florida Panthers
36. Bob Corkum (C) Buffalo Sabres Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
37. Anatoli Semenov (C) Vancouver Canucks Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
38. Bill Lindsay (LW) Quebec Nordiques Florida Panthers
39. Joe Sacco (RW) Toronto Maple Leafs Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
40. Andrei Lomakin (RW) Philadelphia Flyers Florida Panthers
41. Randy Gilhen (C) Tampa Bay Lightning Florida Panthers
42. Lonnie Loach (LW) Los Angeles Kings Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
43. Doug Barrault (LW) Dallas Stars Florida Panthers
44. Jim Thomson (RW) Los Angeles Kings Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
45. Trevor Halverson (LW) Washington Capitals Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
46. Marc LaBelle (LW) Ottawa Senators Florida Panthers
47. Robin Bawa (RW) San Jose Sharks Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
48. Pete Stauber (LW) Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers

Phase IIEdit

There was a second phase to the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft in which the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks (the three expansion teams who joined the league in the two previous seasons) selected players from the Panthers and Mighty Ducks.

The Panthers and Mighty Ducks were allowed to protect one goaltender, five defensemen and ten forwards. The three teams each chose two players. Both teams each were to lose one goaltender, one defenseman and one forward.

This mini-draft was held the day after the main draft on June 25, 1993.

# Player Drafted from Drafted by
1. Glenn Healy* (G) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Passed Ottawa Senators
3. Passed San Jose Sharks
4. Daren Puppa (G) Florida Panthers Tampa Bay Lightning
5. Dennis Vial (D) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Ottawa Senators
6. Passed San Jose Sharks

* The Lightning, on the same day, traded Glenn Healy to the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.