College Hockey:
2000 NHL Draft

— The following college players or recruits were chosen in the National Hockey League’s entry draft on June 24-25, 2000 in Calgary:

(I) = Incoming Recruit

Round One
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

1 New York Islanders Rick DiPietro, G Boston University (HEA)
2 Atlanta Thrashers Dany Heatley, LW Wisconsin (WCHA)
13 Montreal Canadiens Ron Hainsey, D Mass.-Lowell (HEA)
18 Pittsburgh Penguins Brooks Orpik, D Boston College (HEA)
19 Phoenix Coyotes Krys Kolanos, C Boston College (HEA)
22 New Jersey Devils David Hale, D (I) North Dakota (WCHA)
30 St. Louis Blues Jeff Taffe, C Minnesota (WCHA)

Round Two
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

35 New York Islanders Brad Winchester, C/LW Wisconsin (WCHA)
37 Boston Bruins Andy Hilbert, LW/C Michigan (CCHA)
57 New Jersey Devils Matt Demarchi, D Minnesota (WCHA)
60 Dallas Stars Dan Ellis, G (I) Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)
62 New Jersey Devils Paul Martin, D (I) Minnesota (WCHA)

Round Three
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

77 Florida Panthers Rob Fried, RW (I) Harvard (ECAC)
80 Carolina Hurricanes Ryan Bayda, LW North Dakota (WCHA)
95 New York Rangers Dominic Moore, C Harvard (ECAC)

Round Four
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

99 Minnesota Wild Marc Cavosie, F Rensselaer (ECAC)
103 Boston Bruins Brett Nowak, F Harvard (ECAC)
104 San Jose Sharks Jon DiSalvatore, F Providence (HEA)
119 Colorado Avalanche Brian Fahey, D Wisconsin (WCHA)
122 Ottawa Senators Derrick Byfuglien,D(I) North Dakota (WCHA)
129 St. Louis Blues Troy Riddle, F (I) Minnesota (WCHA)

Round Five
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

131 Nashville Predators Matt Hendricks, C (I) St. Cloud (WCHA)
137 Nashville Predators Mike Stuart, D Colorado College (WCHA)
140 New York Rangers Nathan Martz, C (I) New Hampshire (HEA)
143 New York Rangers Brandon Snee, G Union (ECAC)
145 Montreal Canadiens Ryan Glynn, D (I) St. Lawrence (ECAC)
147 Atlanta Thrashers Matthew McRae, F Cornell (ECAC)
150 Columbus Blue Jackets Tyler Kolarik, C (I) Harvard (ECAC)
153 Anaheim Mighty Ducks Bill Cass, D Boston College (HEA)
154 Nashville Predators Matt Koalska, C (I) Minnesota (WCHA)
156 Ottawa Senators Greg Zanon, D Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)
157 Ottawa Senators Grant Potulny, C (I) Minnesota (WCHA)
158 Ottawa Senators Sean Connolly, D Northern Michigan (CCHA)
159 Colorado Avalanche John-Michael Liles, D Michigan State (CCHA)
165 Los Angeles Kings Nathan Marsters, G (I) Rensselaer (ECAC)
166 San Jose Sharks Nolan Schaefer, G Providence (HEA)
167 St. Louis Blues Craig Weller, D (I) Minnesota (WCHA)

Round Six
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

172 Montreal Canadiens Scott Selig, C/RW (I) Northeastern (HEA)
177 Chicago Blackhawks Michael Ayers, G (I) New Hampshire (HEA)
178 Atlanta Thrashers Jeff Dwyer, D (I) Yale (ECAC)
181 Carolina Hurricanes Justin Forrest, D (I) Boston College (HEA)
185 Pittsburgh Penguins Patrick Foley, LW New Hampshire (HEA)
189 Colorado Avalanche Chris Bahen, D Clarkson (ECAC)
190 Florida Panthers Josh Olson, LW (I) North Dakota (WCHA)
193 Chicago Blackhawks Joey Martin, D (I) Minnesota (WCHA)
195 Philadelphia Flyers Colin Shields, RW (I) Maine (HEA)

Round Seven
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

198 New Jersey Devils Ken Magowan, LW (I) Boston University (HEA)
202 New York Islanders Ryan Cladwell, D (I) Denver (WCHA)
207 Chicago Blackhawks Cliff Loya, D Maine (HEA)
210 Philadelphia Flyers John Eichelberger,C(I) Wisconsin (WCHA)
211 Edmonton Oilers Joe Cullen, C/LW Colorado College (WCHA)
216 Pittsburgh Penguins Jim Abbott, LW New Hampshire (HEA)
226 Tampa Bay Lightning Brian Eklund, G Brown (ECAC)
Round Eight
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

231 Columbus Blue Jackets Peter Zingoni, C (I) Providence (HEA)
235 Carolina Hurricanes Craig Kowalski, G (I) Northern Michigan (CCHA)
238 New York Rangers Danny Eberly, D Rensselaer (ECAC)
240 Chicago Blackhawks Adam Berkhoel, G (I) Denver (WCHA)
242 Atlanta Thrashers Evan Nielsen, D Notre Dame (CCHA)
245 Los Angeles Kings Dan Welch, RW Minnesota (WCHA)
247 Edmonton Oilers Jason Platt, D (I) Providence (HEA)
251 Detroit Red Wings Todd Jackson, RW (I) Maine (HEA)
259 Philadelphia Flyers Regan Kelly, D (I) Providence (HEA)

Round Nine
Pick NHL Team Name, Pos School (Conference)

266 Colorado Avalanche Sean Kotary, C (I) Bowling Green (CCHA)
276 Carolina Hurricanes Troy Ferguson, F Michigan State (CCHA)
280 Pittsburgh Penguins Nick Boucher, G Dartmouth (ECAC)
288 Atlanta Thrashers Mark McRae, D Cornell (ECAC)

The following list shows U.S. college players who made the Central Scouting Bureau’s end of season rankings. Use this list as a guide for which of your favorite college hockey players may be selected in this year’s NHL Draft.

(I) = Incoming Recruit


                         *NHL Draft Selection*
Rank Name Team Pos. Rd. Overall By

1 Dany Heatley Wisconsin LW 1 2 Atlanta Thrashers
4 Brooks Orpik Boston College D 1 18 Pittsburgh Penguins
9 Ron Hainsey Mass.-Lowell D 1 13 Montreal Canadiens
10 Jeff Taffe Minnesota C 1 30 St. Louis Blues
18 Paul Martin Minnesota (I) D 2 62 New Jersey Devils
22 Brett Nowak Harvard C/LW 4 103 Boston Bruins
25 David Hale North Dakota (I) D 1 22 New Jersey Devils
27 Krystofer Kolanos Boston College C 1 19 Phoenix Coyotes
28 Matt Demarchi Minnesota D 2 57 New Jersey Devils
29 Andy Hilbert Michigan LW/C 2 37 Boston Bruins

36 Brad Winchester Wisconsin C/LW 2 35 New York Islanders
46 John Eichelberger Wisconsin (I) C 7 210 Philadelphia Flyers
47 Jon Disalvatore Providence RW 4 104 San Jose Sharks
48 Dominic Moore Harvard C 3 95 New York Rangers
50 Marc Cavosie Rensselaer C/LW 4 99 Minnesota Wild
52 Chris Bahen Clarkson D 6 189 Colorado Avalanche
54 Matt Hendricks St. Cloud (I) C 5 131 Nashville Predators
58 Ryan Bayda North Dakota LW 3 80 Carolina Hurricanes

61 Rob Fried Harvard (I) RW 3 77 Florida Panthers
62 Cliff Loya Maine D 7 207 Chicago Blackhawks
63 Brian Fahey Wisconsin D 4 119 Colorado Avalanche
64 Evan Nielsen Notre Dame D 8 242 Atlanta Thrashers
66 Tyler Kolarik Harvard (I) C 5 150 Columbus Blue Jackets
67 Krzystof Wieckowski Cornell C
73 Dan Welch Minnesota RW 8 245 Los Angeles Kings
76 Josh Olson North Dakota (I) LW 6 190 Florida Panthers
78 Mark McRae Cornell D 9 288 Atlanta Thrashers
79 Joe Cullen Colorado College C/LW 7 211 Edmonton Oilers
81 Bill Cass Boston College D 5 153 Anaheim Mighty Ducks
82 Jason Platt Providence (I) D 8 247 Edmonton Oilers
86 Matt McRae Cornell C 5 147 Atlanta Thrashers

92 Sean Connolly Northern Michigan D 5 158 Ottawa Senators
96 Sean Kotary Bowling Green (I) C 9 266 Colorado Avalanche
97 Patrick Foley New Hampshire LW 6 185 Pittsburgh Penguins
98 Scott Selig Northeastern (I) C/RW 6 172 Montreal Canadiens
102 Joey Martin Minnesota (I) D 6 193 Chicago Blackhawks
103 John-Michael Liles Michigan State D 5 159 Colorado Avalanche
104 Michael Chin Notre Dame RW
105 Andy Schneider North Dakota ('01) D
106 Ryan Caldwell Denver (I) D 7 202 New York Islanders
110 Troy Riddle Minnesota (I) C/RW 4 129 St. Louis Blues
111 Jeff Dwyer Yale (I) D 6 178 Atlanta Thrashers
120 Connor Dunlop Notre Dame C

121 Matt Koalska Minnesota (I) C 5 154 Nashville Predators
125 Jordan Bianchin Denver C
126 Derrick Byfuglien North Dakota (I) D 4 122 Ottawa Senators
136 Nathan Martz New Hampshire (I) C 5 140 New York Rangers
145 Ken Magowan Boston Univ. (I) LW 7 198 New Jersey Devils
147 Jeff Miles Vermont (I) RW
148 Mark Jackson Wisconsin D
150 Phillip Martin Dartmouth D

154 Regan Kelly Providence (I) D 8 259 Philadelphia Flyers
156 Kevin Truelson New Hampshire D
158 Lou Eyster Merrimack (I) C
160 Andy Wozniewski Mass.-Lowell D
161 J.J. Hartmann Denver C/LW
162 Ryan Glenn St. Lawrence (I) D 5 145 Montreal Canadiens
164 Peter Zingoni Providence (I) C 8 231 Columbus Blue Jackets
167 Chris Purslow St. Cloud State RW
172 Keith Kirley Brown RW
173 Jim Abbott New Hampshire LW 7 216 Pittsburgh Penguins
175 Brad Thompson MSU-Mankato ('01) C

181 Ryan Carrigan Northern Mich (I) D
183 Andy Berg Air Force C
185 Craig Weller Minnesota (I) D 5 167 St. Louis Blues
186 Grant Potulny Minnesota (I) C/LW 5 157 Ottawa Senators
188 Paul Kelly Boston College LW
192 Mick Mounsey New Hampshire (I) D
194 Aaron Mackenzie Denver D
195 Oriel McHugh Vermont (I) D
200 Greg Zanon Nebraska-Omaha D 5 156 Ottawa Senators
204 Dan Calzada Neb.-Omaha (I) D
207 Jon Francisco Minn.-Duluth C
208 Doug Wright Providence C
209 Mike Stuart Colorado College D 5 137 Nashville Predators

NR Colin Shields Maine (I) C 6 195 Philadelphia Flyers
NR Danny Eberly Rensselaer D 8 238 New York Rangers
NR Todd Jackson Maine (I) RW 8 251 Detroit Red Wings
NR Troy Ferguson Michigan State F 9 276 Carolina Hurricanes


                         *NHL Draft Selection*
Rank Name Team Rd. Overall By

* 3 Dan Ellis Nebraska-Omaha (I) 2 60 Dallas Stars
15 Nolan Schaefer Providence 5 166 San Jose Sharks
20 Nathan Marsters Rensselaer (I) 5 165 Los Angeles Kings
22 David Burleigh Miami-Ohio
23 Brian Eklund Brown 7 226 Tampa Bay Lightning
24 Rob Anderson Minn.-Duluth
25 Nick Boucher Dartmouth 9 280 Pittsburgh Penguins
26 Michael Ayers New Hampshire (I) 6 177 Chicago Blackhawks
27 Will Crothers Harvard (I)
28 Craig Kowalski Northern Mich. (I) 8 235 Carolina Hurricanes
29 Adam Berkhoel Denver (I) 8 240 Chicago Blackhawks
30 Brandon Snee Union 5 143 New York Rangers

* – Boston University goalie Rick DiPietro was ranked No. 2 in the mid-season CSB rankings, but not listed in the final rankings because he hadn’t yet made his decision to “opt-in” to the NHL Draft. Because DiPietro turns 19 after Sept. 15, 2000, he had to “opt-in” and thus lose future collegiate eligibility.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management