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The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 21, 1997.

Selections

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Round Four

Round Five

Round Six

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
135 Denis Timofeev (Defense) Template:RUS Boston Bruins HC CSKA Moscow (Russia)
136 Mike York (Left Wing)  United States New York Rangers (from San Jose) Michigan State University (NCAA)
137 Richard Seeley (Defense) Template:CAN Los Angeles Kings Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
138 Eric Gooldy (Left Wing)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Whalers (OHL)
139 Bobby Leavins (Left Wing) Template:CAN New York Islanders Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
140 Ilja Demidov (Defense) Template:RUS Calgary Flames (from Calgary via New York Islanders) HC Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
141 Peter Sarno (Center) Template:CAN Edmonton Oilers (from Tampa Bay) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
142 Kyle Dafoe (Defense) Template:CAN Carolina Hurricanes Owen Sound Platers (OHL)
143 Henrik Petre (Defense) Template:SWE Washington Capitals Djurgarden Junior (Sweden)
144 Matt Cooke (Left Wing) Template:CAN Vancouver Canucks Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
145 Jonathan Desroches (Defense) Template:CAN Montreal Canadiens Granby Prédateurs (QMJHL)
146 Jeff Sullivan (Defense) Template:CAN Ottawa Senators Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
147 Heath Gordon (Left Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
148 Larry Shapley (Defense) Template:CAN Vancouver Canucks (from Edmonton) Welland Jr. Canadians (GOJHL)
149 Nicholas Bilotto (Defense) Template:CAN St. Louis Blues Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
150 Jeff Katcher (Defense) Template:CAN Los Angeles Kings (compensatory) Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
151 Robert Francz (Left Wing) Template:GER Phoenix Coyotes Peterborough Petes (OHL)
152 Petr Havelka (Left Wing) Template:CZE Pittsburgh Penguins HC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic)
153 Andrei Skopintsev (Defense) Template:RUS Tampa Bay Lightning (from Anaheim) TPS (Finland)
154 Shawn Degagne (Goaltender) Template:CAN New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
155 Keith Delaney (Center) Template:CAN Florida Panthers Barrie Colts (OHL)
156 Brian Campbell (Defense) Template:CAN Buffalo Sabres Ottawa 67's (OHL)
157 B. J. Young (Right Wing)  United States Detroit Red Wings Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
158 Jordon Flodell (Defense) Template:CAN Philadelphia Flyers Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
159 Sascha Goc (Defense) Template:GER New Jersey Devils Schwenninger Wild Wings (Germany)
160 Olexei Timkin (Left Wing) Template:UKR Dallas Stars Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
161 David Aebischer (Goaltender) Template:SUI Colorado Avalanche Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland)

Round Seven

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
162 Joel Trottier (Right Wing) Template:CAN Boston Bruins Ottawa 67's (OHL)
163 Joe Dusbabek (Right Wing)  United States San Jose Sharks University of Notre Dame (NCAA)
164 Todd Fedoruk (Left Wing) Template:CAN Philadelphia Flyers (from Los Angeles) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
165 Hugo Marchand (Defense) Template:CAN Toronto Maple Leafs Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
166 Kris Knoblauch (Left Wing) Template:CAN New York Islanders Edmonton Ice (WHL)
167 Jeremy Rondeau (Left Wing) Template:CAN Calgary Flames Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
168 Justin Jack (Right Wing) Template:CAN Tampa Bay Lightning Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
169 Andrew Merrick (Center)  United States Carolina Hurricanes (from Carolina via Philadelphia) University of Michigan (NCAA)
170 Eero Somervuori (Right Wing) Template:FIN Tampa Bay Lightning (from Washington) Jokerit (Finland)
171 Rod Leroux (Defense) Template:CAN Vancouver Canucks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
172 Ben Guite (Center) Template:CAN Montreal Canadiens University of Maine (NCAA)
173 Robin Bacul (Right Wing) Template:CZE Ottawa Senators HC Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
174 Jared Smith (Defense) Template:CAN Chicago Blackhawks Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
175 Johan Holmqvist (Goaltender) Template:SWE New York Rangers (compensatory) Brynäs IF (Sweden)
176 Kevin Bolibruck (Defense) Template:CAN Edmonton Oilers Peterborough Petes (OHL)
177 Ladislav Nagy (Left Wing) Template:SVK St. Louis Blues HC Košice (Slovakia)
178 Tony Mohagen (Left Wing) Template:CAN Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Phoenix via Philadelphia) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
179 Mark Moore (Defense) Template:CAN Pittsburgh Penguins Harvard University (NCAA)
180 Jim Baxter (Defense) Template:CAN Boston Bruins (compensatory) Oshawa Generals (OHL)
181 Mat Snesrud (Defense)  United States Mighty Ducks of Anaheim North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
182 Mike Mottau (Defense)  United States New York Rangers Boston College (NCAA)
183 Tyler Palmer (Defense) Template:CAN Florida Panthers Lake Superior State University (NCAA)
184 Jeremy Adduono (Right Wing) Template:CAN Buffalo Sabres Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
185 Samuel St. Pierre (Right Wing) Template:CAN Tampa Bay Lightning (compensatory) Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
186 Mike Laceby (Center) Template:CAN Detroit Red Wings Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
187 Chad Hinz (Center) Template:CAN Edmonton Oilers (from Philadelphia) Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
188 Mathieu Benoit (Right Wing) Template:CAN New Jersey Devils Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
189 Jeff McKercher (Defense) Template:CAN Dallas Stars Barrie Colts (OHL)
190 Shawn Thornton (Left Wing) Template:CAN Toronto Maple Leafs (from Colorado) Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Round Eight

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
191 Antti Laaksonen (Left Wing) Template:FIN Boston Bruins University of Denver (NCAA)
192 Cam Severson (Left Wing) Template:CAN San Jose Sharks Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
193 Jay Kopischke (Left Wing)  United States Los Angeles Kings North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
194 Russ Bartlett (Center)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Phillips Exeter Academy (USHS-New Hampshire)
195 Niklas Nordgren (Left Wing) Template:SWE Carolina Hurricanes (compensatory) MODO Juniors (Sweden)
196 Jeremy Symington (Goaltender) Template:CAN New York Islanders Petrolia Jets (WOHL)
197 Petr Kubos (Defense) Template:CZE Montreal Canadiens (from Calgary) Vsetínska Hokejova (Czech Republic)
198 Shawn Skolney (Defense) Template:CAN Tampa Bay Lightning Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
199 Randy Fitzgerald (Left Wing) Template:CAN Carolina Hurricanes Detroit Whalers (OHL)
200 Pierre-Luc Therrien (Goaltender) Template:CAN Washington Capitals Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
201 Denis Martynyuk (Left Wing) Template:RUS Vancouver Canucks CSKA Moscow (Russia)
202 Andrei Sidyakin (Right Wing) Template:RUS Montreal Canadiens Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russia)
203 Nick Gillis (Right Wing)  United States Ottawa Senators Cushing Academy (USHS-Massachusetts)
204 Sergei Shikhanov (Right Wing) Template:RUS Chicago Blackhawks HC Lada Togliatti (Russia)
205 Chris Kerr (Defense) Template:CAN Edmonton Oilers Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
206 Bob Haglund (Left Wing)  United States St. Louis Blues Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
207 Aleksandrs Andreyev (Defense) Template:LAT Phoenix Coyotes Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
208 Andrew Ference (Defense) Template:CAN Pittsburgh Penguins Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
209 Rene Stussi (Center) Template:SUI Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Thurgau (Switzerland)
210 Andrew Proskurnicki (Left Wing) Template:CAN New York Rangers Sarnia Sting (OHL)
211 Doug Schueller (Defense)  United States Florida Panthers Twin Cities Vulcans (USHL)
212 Kamil Piros (Right Wing) Template:CZE Buffalo Sabres Litvinov Jr. (Czech Republic)
213 Steve Wilejto (Center) Template:CAN Detroit Red Wings Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
214 Marko Kauppinen (Defense) Template:FIN Philadelphia Flyers JYP (Finland)
215 Scott Clemmensen (Goaltender)  United States New Jersey Devils Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
216 Alexei Komarov (Defense) Template:RUS Dallas Stars Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
217 Doug Schmidt (Defense)  United States Colorado Avalanche Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)

Round Nine

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
218 Eric Van Acker (Defense) Template:CAN Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
219 Mark Smith (Center) Template:CAN San Jose Sharks Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
220 Konrad Brand (Defense) Template:CAN Los Angeles Kings Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
221 Jonathan Hedstrom (Right Wing) Template:SWE Toronto Maple Leafs Skelleftea AIK (Sweden)
222 Ryan Clark (Defense)  United States New York Islanders Lincoln Stars (USHL)
223 Dustin Paul (Right Wing) Template:CAN Calgary Flames Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
224 Paul Comrie (Center) Template:CAN Tampa Bay Lightning University of Denver (NCAA)
225 Kent McDonell (Right Wing) Template:CAN Carolina Hurricanes Guelph Storm (OHL)
226 Matt Oikawa (Right Wing) Template:CAN Washington Capitals Saint Lawrence University (NCAA)
227 Peter Brady (Goaltender) Template:CAN Vancouver Canucks Powell River Paper Kings (BCJHL)
228 Jarl-Espen Ygranes (Defense) Template:NOR Montreal Canadiens Furuset (Norway)
229 Karel Rachunek (Defense) Template:CZE Ottawa Senators HC Zlín (Czech Republic)
230 Chris Feil (Defense)  United States Chicago Blackhawks Ohio State University (NCAA)
231 Alexander Fomitchev (Goaltender) Template:RUS Edmonton Oilers St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
232 Dmitri Plekhanov (Defense) Template:RUS St. Louis Blues HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (Russia)
233 Wyatt Smith (Center)  United States Phoenix Coyotes University of Minnesota (NCAA)
234 Eric Lind (Defense)  United States Pittsburgh Penguins Avon Old Farms (USHS-Connecticut)
235 Tommi Degerman (Center) Template:FIN Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Boston University (NCAA)
236 Richard Miller (Defense)  United States New York Rangers Providence College (NCAA)
237 Benoit Cote (Center)  United States Florida Panthers Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
238 Dylan Kemp (Defense) Template:CAN Buffalo Sabres Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
239 Greg Willers (Defense) Template:CAN Detroit Red Wings Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
240 Par Styf (Defense) Template:SWE Philadelphia Flyers MODO Juniors (Sweden)
241 Jan Srdinko (Defense) Template:CZE New Jersey Devils HC Petra Vsetín (Czech Republic)
242 Brett McLean (Center) Template:CAN Dallas Stars Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
243 Kyle Kidney (Left Wing)  United States Colorado Avalanche Salisbury School (USHS-Connecticut)
244 Marek Ivan (Left Wing) Template:CZE St. Louis Blues (compensatory) Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
245 Steve Lafleur (Defense) Template:CAN Colorado Avalanche (from Boston; compensatory) Belleville Bulls (OHL)
246 Jay Henderson (Left Wing) Template:CAN Boston Bruins (from Colorado; compensatory) Edmonton Ice (WHL)
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