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1991 NHL Draft
General Information
Date(s) June 22, 1991
Location Buffalo, New York
First selection Eric Lindros
NHL Entry Draft
 < 1990 1992 > 

The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22 at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. A total of 264 players were drafted. The draft was famous for the controversy surrounding star first overall draft pick, touted by some observers to be The Next One, Eric Lindros, who was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques but immediately refused to sign a contract. What followed was one of the biggest trades in NHL history, which the Philadelphia Flyers used to acquire Lindros, in the process trading away future superstar Peter Forsberg.

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Selections by round

= NHL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famers
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Round one

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Eric Lindros Centre  Canada Quebec Nordiques Oshawa Generals (OHL)
2 Pat Falloon Right Wing  Canada San Jose Sharks Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
3 Scott Niedermayer Defence  Canada New Jersey Devils Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
4 Scott Lachance Defence  United States New York Islanders Boston University (Hockey East)
5 Aaron Ward Defence  Canada Winnipeg Jets University of Michigan (CCHA)
6 Peter Forsberg Centre  Sweden Philadelphia Flyers Modo Hockey (Elitserien)
7 Alek Stojanov Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Hamilton Dukes (OHL)
8 Richard Matvichuk Defence  Canada Minnesota North Stars Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
9 Patrick Poulin Left Wing  Canada Hartford Whalers Saint-Hyacinthe Laser (QMJHL)
10 Martin Lapointe Right Wing  Canada Detroit Red Wings Laval Titan (QMJHL)
11 Brian Rolston Right Wing  United States New Jersey Devils Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
12 Tyler Wright Centre  Canada Edmonton Oilers Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
13 Philippe Boucher Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Granby Bisons (QMJHL)
14 Pat Peake Centre  United States Washington Capitals Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (OHL)
15 Alexei Kovalev Right Wing  Soviet Union New York Rangers HC Dynamo Moscow (USSR)
16 Markus Naslund Left Wing  Sweden Pittsburgh Penguins Modo Hockey (Elitserien)
17 Brent Bilodeau Defence  Canada Montreal Canadiens Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
18 Glen Murray Right Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
19 Niklas Sundblad Right Wing  Sweden Calgary Flames AIK (Elitserien)
20 Martin Rucinsky Right Wing  Czechoslovakia Edmonton Oilers HC CHZ Litvínov (Czech)
21 Trevor Halverson Right Wing  Canada Washington Capitals North Bay Centennials (OHL)
22 Dean McAmmond Centre  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
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Round two

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
23 Ray Whitney Left Wing  Canada San Jose Sharks Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
24 Rene Corbet Left Wing  Canada Quebec Nordiques Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
25 Eric Lavigne Defence  Canada Washington Capitals Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
26 Zigmund Palffy Right Wing  Czechoslovakia New York Islanders Nitra (Czech)
27 Steve Staios Defence  Canada St. Louis Blues Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
28 Jim Campbell Right Wing  United States Montreal Canadiens Northwood Prep (New York)
29 Jassen Cullimore Defence  Canada Vancouver Canucks Peterborough Petes (OHL)
30 Sandis Ozolinsh Defence  Latvia San Jose Sharks Dinamo Riga (Latvia)
31 Martin Hamrlik Defence  Czechoslovakia Hartford Whalers Zlín ZPS HC (Czech)
32 Jamie Pushor Defence  Canada Detroit Red Wings Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
33 Donevan Hextall Left Wing  Canada New Jersey Devils Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
34 Andrew Verner Goaltender  Canada Edmonton Oilers Peterborough Petes (OHL)
35 Jason Dawe Right Wing  Canada Buffalo Sabres Peterborough Petes (OHL)
36 Jeff Nelson Centre  Canada Washington Capitals Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
37 Darcy Werenka Defence  Canada New York Rangers Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
38 Rusty Fitzgerald Centre  United States Pittsburgh Penguins Duluth East H.S.
39 Mike Pomichter Centre  United States Chicago Blackhawks (from Montreal Canadiens) Springfield Olympics (NEJHL)
40 Jozef Stumpel Centre  Czechoslovakia Boston Bruins Nitra (Czech)
41 Francois Groleau Defence  Canada Calgary Flames Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
42 Guy Leveque Centre  Canada Los Angeles Kings Cornwall Royals (OHL)
43 Craig Darby Centre  United States Montreal Canadiens Albany Academy (New York)
44 Jamie Matthews Centre  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
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Round three

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
45 Dody Wood Centre  Canada San Jose Sharks Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
46 Rich Brennan Defence  United States Quebec Nordiques Tabor Academy (Mass.)
47 Yanic Perreault Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Trois Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
48 Jamie McLennan Goaltender  Canada New York Islanders Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
49 Dmitri Filimonov Defence  Soviet Union Winnipeg Jets HC Dynamo Moscow (USSR)
50 Yanick Dupré Left Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
51 Sean Pronger Centre  Canada Vancouver Canucks Bowling Green State University (NCAA)
52 Sandy McCarthy Right Wing  Canada Calgary Flames Laval Titan (QMJHL)
53 Todd Hall Defence  United States Hartford Whalers Hamden High School (Conn.)
54 Chris Osgood Goaltender  Canada Detroit Red Wings Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
55 Fredrik Lindquist Right Wing  Sweden New Jersey Devils Djurgårdens IF Stockholm (SEL)
56 George Breen Right Wing  United States Edmonton Oilers Cushing Academy (Mass. H.S.)
57 Jason Young Left Wing  Canada Buffalo Sabres Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
58 Steve Konowalchuk Left Wing  United States Washington Capitals Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
59 Michael Nylander Centre  Sweden Hartford Whalers Huddinge IK (Sweden)
60 Shane Peacock Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
61 Yves Sarault Left Wing  Canada Montreal Canadiens St. Jean Lynx (QMJHL)
62 Marcel Cousineau Goaltender  Canada Boston Bruins Beauport Harfangs (QMJHL)
63 Brian Caruso Left Wing  Canada Calgary Flames University of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA)
64 Kyle Reeves Right Wing  Canada St. Louis Blues Tri-City Americans (WHL)
65 Nathan LaFayette Centre  Canada St. Louis Blues Cornwall Royals (OHL)
66 Bobby House Right Wing  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
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Round four

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
67 Kerry Toporowski Defence  Canada San Jose Sharks
68 Dave Karpa Defence  Canada Quebec Nordiques
69 Terry Chitaroni Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
70 Milan Hnilicka Goaltender  Czechoslovakia New York Islanders
71 Igor Kravchuk Defence  Soviet Union Chicago Blackhawks
72 Peter Ambroziak Left Wing  Canada Buffalo Sabres
73 Vladimir Vujtek Left Wing  Czechoslovakia Montreal Canadiens
74 Mike Torchia Goaltender  Canada Minnesota North Stars
75 Jim Storm Left Wing  United States Hartford Whalers
76 Mike Knuble Right Wing  Canada Detroit Red Wings
77 Brad Willner Defence  United States New Jersey Devils
78 Mario Nobili Left Wing  Canada Edmonton Oilers
79 Keith Redmond Left Wing  Canada Los Angeles Kings
80 Justin Morrison Centre  Canada Washington Capitals
81 Alexei Zhitnik Defence  Soviet Union Los Angeles Kings Sokil Kyiv (USSR)
82 Joe Tamminen Centre  United States Pittsburgh Penguins
83 Sylvain LaPointe Defence  Canada Montreal Canadiens
84 Brad Tiley Defence  Canada Boston Bruins
85 Steve Magnusson Centre  United States Calgary Flames
86 Aris Brimanis Defence  United States Philadelphia Flyers
87 Grayden Reid Centre  Canada St. Louis Blues
88 Zac Boyer Right Wing  Canada Chicago Blackhawks
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Round five

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
89 Dan Ryder Goaltender  Canada San Jose Sharks
90 Patrick Labrecque Goaltender  Canada Quebec Nordiques
91 Juha Ylonen Centre  Finland Winnipeg Jets
92 Steve Junker Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders
93 Ryan Haggerty Centre  United States Edmonton Oilers
94 Yanick Degrace Goaltender  Canada Philadelphia Flyers
95 Dan Kesa Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks
96 Corey Machanic Defence  United States New York Rangers
97 Mike Kennedy Centre  Canada Minnesota North Stars
98 Dmitri Motkov Defence  Soviet Union Detroit Red Wings
99 Yan Kaminsky Left Wing  Soviet Union Winnipeg Jets
100 Brad Layzell Defence  Canada Montreal Canadiens
101 Steve Shields Goaltender  Canada Buffalo Sabres
102 Alexei Kudashov Centre  Soviet Union Toronto Maple Leafs
103 Bill Lindsay Left Wing  United States Quebec Nordiques
104 Rob Melanson Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins
105 Tony Prpic Right Wing  United States Montreal Canadiens
106 Mariusz Czerkawski Right Wing  Poland Boston Bruins GKS Tychy (Poland)
107 Jerome Butler Goaltender  United States Calgary Flames
108 Pauli Jaks Goaltender  Switzerland Los Angeles Kings
109 Jeff Callinan Goaltender  United States St. Louis Blues University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (WCHA)
110 Maco Balkovec Defence  Canada Chicago Blackhawks
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Round six

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
111 Fredrik Nilsson San Jose Sharks
112 Kevin St. Jacques Chicago Blackhawks
113 Jeff Perry Toronto Maple Leafs
114 Rob Valicevic  United States New York Islanders
115 Jeff Sebastian  Canada Winnipeg Jets
116 Clayton Norris Philadelphia Flyers
117 Evgeny Namestnikov  Soviet Union Vancouver Canucks
118 Mark Lawrence  Canada Minnesota North Stars
119 Mike Harding Hartford Whalers
120 Alexander Kuzminski Toronto Maple Leafs
121 Curtis Regnier New Jersey Devils
122 Dmitri Yushkevich  Soviet Union Philadelphia Flyers
123 Sean O'Donnell  Canada Buffalo Sabres
124 Brian Holzinger  United States Buffalo Sabres
125 Fredrik Jax New York Rangers
126 Brian Clifford Pittsburgh Penguins
127 Oleg Petrov  Soviet Union Montreal Canadiens
128 Barry Young New York Rangers
129 Bobby Marshall Calgary Flames
130 Brett Seguin Los Angeles Kings
131 Bruce Gardiner  Canada St. Louis Blues
132 Jacques Auger  Canada Chicago Blackhawks
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Round seven

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
133 Jaroslav Otevrel  Czechoslovakia San Jose Sharks
134 Mikael Johansson  Sweden Quebec Nordiques
135 Martin Prochazka  Czechoslovakia Toronto Maple Leafs
136 Andreas Johansson  Sweden New York Islanders
137 Geoff Finch Minnesota North Stars
138 Andrei Lomakin  Soviet Union Philadelphia Flyers
139 Brent Thurston Vancouver Canucks
140 Mat Hoffman Calgary Flames
141 Brian Mueller Hartford Whalers
142 Sean Muswagon Detroit Red Wings
143 Dave Craievich New Jersey Devils
144 David Oliver  Canada Edmonton Oilers
145 Chris Snell  Canada Buffalo Sabres
146 Dave Morissette Washington Capitals
147 John Rushin New York Rangers
148 Ed Patterson  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins
149 Brady Kramer Montreal Canadiens
150 Gary Golczewski Boston Bruins
151 Kelly Harper Calgary Flames
152 Kelly Fairchild  United States Los Angeles Kings
153 Terry Hollinger  Canada St. Louis Blues
154 Scott Kirton Chicago Blackhawks
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Round eight

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
155 Dean Grillo San Jose Sharks
156 Janne Laukkanen  Finland Quebec Nordiques
157 Aaron Asp Quebec Nordiques
158 Todd Sparks New York Islanders
159 Jeff Ricciardi Winnipeg Jets
160 Dmitri Mironov  Soviet Union Toronto Maple Leafs
161 Eric Johnson Vancouver Canucks
162 Jiri Kuntos Buffalo Sabres
163 Steven Yule Hartford Whalers
164 Robb McIntyre Toronto Maple Leafs
165 Paul Wolanski New Jersey Devils
166 Gary Kitching Edmonton Oilers
167 Tomas Kucharcik Toronto Maple Leafs
168 Rick Corriveau Washington Capitals
169 Corey Hirsch  Canada New York Rangers
170 Peter McLaughlin Pittsburgh Penguins
171 Brian Savage  Canada Montreal Canadiens
172 Jay Moser Boston Bruins
173 David St. Pierre Calgary Flames
174 Michael Burkett Minnesota North Stars
175 Chris Kenady St. Louis Blues
176 Roch Belley Chicago Blackhawks
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Round nine

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
177 Corwin Saurdiff San Jose Sharks
178 Adam Bartell Quebec Nordiques
179 Guy Lehoux Toronto Maple Leafs
180 John Johnson New York Islanders
181 Sean Gauthier  Canada Winnipeg Jets
182 Jim Bode Philadelphia Flyers
183 David Neilson Vancouver Canucks
184 Derek Herlofsky Minnesota North Stars
185 Chris Belanger Hartford Whalers
186 Jim Bermingham Detroit Red Wings
187 Dan Reimann New Jersey Devils
188 Brent Brekke Quebec Nordiques
189 Tony Iob Buffalo Sabres
190 Trevor Duhaime Washington Capitals
191 Vyacheslav Uvayev New York Rangers
192 Jeff Lembke Pittsburgh Penguins
193 Scott Fraser  Canada Montreal Canadiens
194 Dan Hodge Boston Bruins
195 David Struch Calgary Flames
196 Craig Brown Los Angeles Kings
197 Jed Fiebelkorn St. Louis Blues
198 Scott MacDonald Chicago Blackhawks
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Round ten

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
199 Dale Craigwell  Canada San Jose Sharks
200 Paul Koch Quebec Nordiques
201 Gary Miller Toronto Maple Leafs
202 Rob Canavan New York Islanders
203 Igor Ulanov  Soviet Union Winnipeg Jets
204 Josh Bartell Philadelphia Flyers
205 Brad Barton Vancouver Canucks
206 Tom Nemeth Minnesota North Stars
207 Jason Currie Hartford Whalers
208 Jason Firth Detroit Red Wings
209 Rob Leask Washington Capitals
210 Vegar Barlie Edmonton Oilers
211 Spencer Meany Buffalo Sabres
212 Carl LeBlanc Washington Capitals
213 Jamie Ram  Canada New York Rangers
214 Chris Tok Pittsburgh Penguins
215 Greg MacEachern Montreal Canadiens
216 Steve Norton Boston Bruins
217 Sergei Zolotov Calgary Flames
218 Mattias Olsson Los Angeles Kings
219 Chris MacKenzie St. Louis Blues
220 Alexander Andrijevski  Soviet Union Chicago Blackhawks
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Round eleven

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
221 Aaron Kriss San Jose Sharks
222 Doug Friedman Quebec Nordiques
223 Jonathan Kelley Toronto Maple Leafs
224 Markus Thuresson New York Islanders
225 Jason Jennings Winnipeg Jets
226 Neil Little  Canada Philadelphia Flyers
227 Jason Fitzsimmons  Canada Vancouver Canucks
228 Shayne Green Minnesota North Stars
229 Mike Santonelli Hartford Whalers
230 Bart Turner Detroit Red Wings
231 Kevin Riehl New Jersey Devils
232 Evgeny Belosheiken Edmonton Oilers
233 Mikhail Volkov Buffalo Sabres
234 Rob Puchniak Washington Capitals Brandon Wheat Kings
235 Vitali Chinakhov New York Rangers
236 Paul Dyck Pittsburgh Penguins
237 P. J. Lepler Montreal Canadiens
238 Steve Lombardi Boston Bruins
239 Marko Jantunen  Finland Calgary Flames
240 Andre Boulianne Los Angeles Kings
241 Judah Spetner St. Louis Blues
242 Ari Louis Chicago Blackhawks
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Round twelve

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
243 Mikhail Kravets San Jose Sharks
244 Eric Meloche  Canada Quebec Nordiques
245 Chris O'Rourke Toronto Maple Leafs
246 Marty Schriner New York Islanders
247 Sergei Sorokin  Soviet Union Winnipeg Jets
248 John Parco  Canada Philadelphia Flyers
249 Xavier Majic Vancouver Canucks
250 Jukka Suomalainen Minnesota North Stars
251 Rob Peters Hartford Whalers
252 Andrew Miller Detroit Red Wings
253 Jason Hehr New Jersey Devils
254 Juha Riihijarvi Edmonton Oilers
255 Michael Smith Buffalo Sabres
256 Bill Kovacs Washington Capitals
257 Brian Wiseman  Canada New York Rangers
258 Pasi Huura Pittsburgh Penguins
259 Dale Hooper Montreal Canadiens
260 Torsten Kienass Boston Bruins
261 Andrei Trefilov  Soviet Union Calgary Flames
262 Mike Gaul  Canada Los Angeles Kings
263 Mike Veisor St. Louis Blues
264 Scott Dean Chicago Blackhawks
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= NHL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famers

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.
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