2003 NHL Draft Results

The 2003 NHL draft was held on June 21, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2003 NHL Entry Draft is considered by many to be the best draft of the modern NHL and even one of the best drafts in the history of the league. Marc-Andre Fleury was drafted #1 overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Carolina Hurricanes drafted Eric Staal #2 overall.

Notable 2003 draft picks were defenceman Shea Weber being drafted in the second round at #49 overall and Patrice Bergeron also being drafted in the second round at #45 overall. The San Jose Sharks drafted Joe Pavelski in round seven at #205 overall.

NHL Draft 2003 Round One Results

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
1Marc-Andre Fleury (G)CanadaPittsburgh Penguins (from Florida)Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
2Eric Staal (C)CanadaCarolina HurricanesPeterborough Petes (OHL)
3Nathan Horton (RW)CanadaFlorida Panthers (from Pittsburgh)Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4Nikolay Zherdev (RW)RussiaColumbus Blue JacketsCSKA Moscow (Russia)
5Thomas Vanek (LW)AustriaBuffalo SabresUniversity of Minnesota (NCAA)
6Milan Michalek (LW)Czech RepublicSan Jose SharksHC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic)
7Ryan Suter (D)United StatesNashville PredatorsUS Nat’l U-18 (NAHL)
8Braydon Coburn (D)CanadaAtlanta ThrashersPortland Winterhawks (WHL)
9Dion Phaneuf (D)CanadaCalgary FlamesRed Deer Rebels (WHL)
10Andrei Kostitsyn (RW)BelarusMontreal CanadiensCSKA Moscow (Russia)
11Jeff Carter (C)CanadaPhiladelphia Flyers (from Phoenix)Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
12Hugh Jessiman (RW)United StatesNew York RangersDartmouth College (NCAA)
13Dustin Brown (RW)United StatesLos Angeles KingsGuelph Storm (OHL)
14Brent Seabrook (D)CanadaChicago BlackhawksLethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
15Robert Nilsson (RW)SwedenNew York IslandersLeksands IF (Sweden)
16Steve Bernier (RW)CanadaSan Jose Sharks (from Boston)Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
17Zach Parise (LW)United StatesNew Jersey Devils (from Edmonton)University of North Dakota (NCAA)
18Eric Fehr (RW)CanadaWashington CapitalsBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
19Ryan Getzlaf (C)CanadaMighty Ducks of AnaheimCalgary Hitmen (WHL)
20Brent Burns (RW)CanadaMinnesota WildBrampton Battalion (OHL)
21Mark Stuart (D)United StatesBoston Bruins (from Toronto via San Jose)Colorado College (NCAA)
22Marc-Antoine Pouliot (C)CanadaEdmonton Oilers (from St. Louis via New Jersey)Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
23Ryan Kesler (C)United StatesVancouver CanucksOhio State University (NCAA)
24Mike Richards (C)CanadaPhiladelphia FlyersKitchener Rangers (OHL)
25Anthony Stewart (RW)CanadaFlorida Panthers (from Tampa Bay)Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
26Brian Boyle (C)United StatesLos Angeles Kings (from Colorado)Saint Sebastian’s School (USHS-MA)
27Jeff Tambellini (LW)CanadaLos Angeles Kings (from Detroit)University of Michigan (NCAA)
28Corey Perry (RW)CanadaMighty Ducks of Anaheim (from Dallas)London Knights (OHL)
29Patrick Eaves (RW)United StatesOttawa SenatorsBoston College (NCAA)
30Shawn Belle (D)CanadaSt. Louis Blues (from New Jersey)Tri-City Americans (WHL)

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