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College Hockey:
NHL Draft 2002

June 22-23

TORONTO, Ont. — The following college players or recruits were chosen in the National Hockey League’s 2002 entry draft:

(I) = Incoming Recruit
* = No Longer With Team


Round One

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
 5  Pittsburgh Penguins  Ryan Whitney, D      Boston University (HEA)
 10  Calgary Flames     Eric Nystrom, F      Michigan (CCHA)
 11  Buffalo Sabres     Keith Ballard, D      Minnesota (WCHA)
 14  Montreal Canadiens   Chris Higgins, F      Yale (ECAC)
 27  San Jose Sharks    Mike Morris, RW (I)    Northeastern (HEA)
 30  Atlanta Thrashers   Jim Slater, C       Michigan State (CCHA)

Round Two

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
 33  New York Rangers    Lee Felardeau, C      Michigan State (CCHA)
 39  Calgary Flames     Brian McConnell, C     Boston University (HEA)
 40  Florida Panthers    Rob Globke, C/RW      Notre Dame (CCHA)
 44  Edmonton Oilers    Matt Greene, D (I)     North Dakota (WCHA)
 46  Phoenix Coyotes    David LeNeveu, G      Cornell (ECAC)
 52  San Jose Sharks    Dan Spang, D (I)      Boston University (HEA)
 53  New Jersey Devils   Barry Tallackson, RW    Minnesota (WCHA)
 54  Chicago Blackhawks   Duncan Keith, D      Michigan State (CCHA)

Round Three

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
 64  New Jersey Devils   Jason Ryznar, LW      Michigan (CCHA)
 68  Vancouver Canucks   Brett Skinner, D      Denver (WCHA)
 70  Phoenix Coyotes    Joe Callahan, D      Yale (ECAC)
 72  Minnesota Wild     Michael Erickson, RW    Minnesota (WCHA)
 78  Dallas Stars      Geoff Waugh, D (I)     Northern Michigan (CCHA)
 79  Edmonton Oilers    Brock Radunske, LW/RW   Michigan State (CCHA)
 80  Phoenix Coyotes    Matt Jones, D       North Dakota (WCHA)
 82  Buffalo Sabres     John Adams, D       Boston College (HEA)
 94  Colorado Avalanche   Eric Lundberg, D      Providence (HEA)
 96  Columbus Blue Jackets Jeff Genovy, C (I)     Clarkson (ECAC)

Round Four

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
114  Vancouver Canucks   John Laliberte, RW (I)   Boston University (HEA)
116  Atlanta Thrashers   Patrick Dwyer, RW     Western Michigan (CCHA)
119  Columbus Blue Jackets Jekabs Redlihs, D (I)   Boston University (HEA)
121  Buffalo Sabres     Marty Magers, G (I)    Michigan Tech (WCHA)
127  New York Rangers    Nathan Guenin, D (I)    Ohio State (CCHA)
129  Colorado Avalanche   Tom Gilbert, D (I)     Wisconsin (WCHA)

Round Five

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
132  Phoenix Coyotes    John Zeiler, RW (I)    St. Lawrence (ECAC)
135  Tampa Bay Lightning  Joseph Pearce, G (I)    Boston College (HEA)
136  Pittsburgh Penguins  Andrew Sertich, LW (I)   Minnesota (WCHA)
143  New York Rangers    Mike Walsh, LW (I)     Notre Dame (CCHA)
148  Edmonton Oilers    Glenn Fisher, G (I-03)   Denver (WCHA)
150  Ottawa Senators    Brock Hooton, C (I)    St. Cloud State (WCHA)
152  Los Angeles Kings   Greg Hogeboom, RW     Miami (CCHA)
157  Los Angeles Kings   Joel Andresen, D (I)    Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)
158  Florida Panthers    Vince Bellissimo, C (I)  Western Michigan (CCHA)
161  Philadelphia Flyers  Dov Grumet-Morris, G    Harvard (ECAC)
163  San Jose Sharks    Tom Walsh, D (I)      Harvard (ECAC)
165  St. Louis Blues    Justin Maiser, C/LW    Boston University (HEA)

Round Six

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
170  Tampa Bay Lightning  P.J. Atherton, D (I)    Minnesota (WCHA)
171  Pittsburgh Penguins  Robert Goepfert, G (I)   Providence (HEA)
172  Nashville Predators  Mike McKenna, G      St. Lawrence (ECAC)
175  Minnesota Wild     Matt Foy, RW (*)      Merrimack (HEA)
176  Calgary Flames     Curtis McElhinney, G    Colorado College (WCHA)
177  New York Rangers    Jake Taylor, D (I)     Minnesota (WCHA)
185  Los Angeles Kings   Ryan Murphy, RW      Boston College (HEA)
186  Phoenix Coyotes    Jeff Pietrasiak, G (I)   New Hampshire (HEA)
193  Philadelphia Flyers  Joey Mormina, D      Colgate (ECAC)
195  Colorado Avalanche   Taylor Christie, D     Bowling Green (CCHA)

Round Seven

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
198  Atlanta Thrashers   Nathan Oystrick, D (I)   Northern Michigan (CCHA)
199  Columbus Blue Jackets Greg Mauldin, C      Massachusetts (HEA)
206  Calgary Flames     David Van der Gulik, RW(I) Boston University (HEA)

217  San Jose Sharks    Tim Conboy, D (I)     St. Cloud (WCHA)
222  Toronto Maple Leafs  Scott May, F        Ohio State (CCHA)
226  New York Rangers    Joseph Crabb, RW (I)    Colorado College (WCHA)
227  Colorado Avalanche   Ryan Steeves, C/LW     Yale (ECAC)

Round Eight

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
230  Atlanta Thrashers   Colton Fretter, C/RW (I)  Michigan State (CCHA)
232  Florida Panthers    Peter Hafner, D (I)    Harvard (ECAC)
235  Nashville Predators  Kaleb Betts, C (I)     Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)
239  Pittsburgh Penguins  Ryan Lannon, D       Harvard (ECAC)
244  Edmonton Oilers    Dwight Helminen, C     Michigan (CCHA)
247  Vancouver Canucks   Matt Violin, G       Lake Superior (CCHA)
250  New Jersey Devils   Dan Glover, D (I-03)    Cornell (ECAC)
259  Boston Bruins     Yan Stastny, C/LW     Notre Dame (CCHA)

Round Nine

Pick NHL Team        Name, Pos         School (Conference)
270  New York Rangers    Rob Flynn, RW       Harvard (ECAC)
272  Dallas Stars      Ned Havern, LW       Boston College (HEA)
278  Vancouver Canucks   Matt Gens, D        St. Cloud State (WCHA)
279  Los Angeles Kings   Connor James, RW      Denver (WCHA)
280  Phoenix Coyotes    Russell Spence, C (I)   Alaska-Fairbanks (CCHA)
282  Chicago Blackhawks   Adam Burish, RW (I)    Wisconsin (WCHA)
284  St. Louis Blues    Ryan MacMurchy, RW (I)   Wisconsin (WCHA)
287  Tampa Bay Lightning  John Toffey, C       Ohio State (CCHA)
288  San Jose Sharks    Michael Hutchins, D (I)  New Hampshire (HEA)
289  Colorado Avalanche   Sean Collins, LW      New Hampshire (HEA)

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