2005 NHL Draft Results

The 2005 NHL draft was held on June 25, 2005 with generational talent Sidney Crosby being drafted #1 overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Anaheim Ducks drafted Bobby Ryan #2 overall.

Notable 2005 draft picks were defenceman Kris Letang being drafted in the third round at #66 overall and Keith Yandle being drafted in the fourth round at #105 overall.

NHL Draft 2005 Round One Results

#PlayerNationalityNHL TeamCollege/Junior/Club Team
1Sidney Crosby (C)CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsRimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
2Bobby Ryan (RW)United StatesMighty Ducks of AnaheimOwen Sound Attack (OHL)
3Jack Johnson (D)United StatesCarolina HurricanesUS NTDP (NAHL)
4Benoit Pouliot (LW)CanadaMinnesota WildSudbury Wolves (OHL)
5Carey Price (G)CanadaMontreal CanadiensTri-City Americans (WHL)
6Gilbert Brule (C)CanadaColumbus Blue JacketsVancouver Giants (WHL)
7Jack Skille (RW)United StatesChicago BlackhawksUS NTDP (NAHL)
8Devin Setoguchi (RW)CanadaSan Jose Sharks (from Atlanta)Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
9Brian Lee (D)United StatesOttawa SenatorsMoorhead High School (USHS–MN)
10Luc Bourdon (D)CanadaVancouver CanucksVal-d’Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
11Anze Kopitar (C)SloveniaLos Angeles KingsSodertalje SK (Sweden)
12Marc Staal (D)CanadaNew York Rangers (from San Jose via Atlanta)Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
13Marek Zagrapan (C)SlovakiaBuffalo SabresChicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
14Sasha Pokulok (D)CanadaWashington CapitalsCornell University (ECAC)
15Ryan O’Marra (C)CanadaNew York IslandersErie Otters (OHL)
16Alex Bourret (RW)CanadaAtlanta Thrashers (from New York Rangers)Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
17Martin Hanzal (C)Czech RepublicPhoenix CoyotesCeske Budejovice (WHL)
18Ryan Parent (D)CanadaNashville PredatorsGuelph Storm (OHL)
19Jakub Kindl (D)Czech RepublicDetroit Red WingsKitchener Rangers (OHL)
20Kenndal McArdle (LW)CanadaFlorida Panthers (from Philadelphia)Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
21Tuukka Rask (G)FinlandToronto Maple LeafsIlves (SM-liiga)
22Matt Lashoff (D)United StatesBoston BruinsKitchener Rangers (OHL)
23Niclas Bergfors (RW)SwedenNew Jersey DevilsSodertälje SK (Sweden)
24T. J. Oshie (C)United StatesSt. Louis BluesWarroad High School (USHS–MN)
25Andrew Cogliano (C)CanadaEdmonton OilersSt. Michael’s Buzzers (OPJHL)
26Matt Pelech (D)CanadaCalgary FlamesSarnia Sting (OHL)
27Joe Finley (D)United StatesWashington Capitals (from Colorado)Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
28Matt Niskanen (D)United StatesDallas StarsVirginia High School (USHS–MN)
29Steve Downie (RW)CanadaPhiladelphia Flyers (from Florida)Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
30Vladimir Mihalik (D)SlovakiaTampa Bay LightningHC Presov II (Slovakia)

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