NHL Draft 1996 Results

The NHL Draft 1996 featured the Ottawa Senators selecting another defenceman Chris Phillips #1 overall. The 1996 NHL entry draft was pretty weak with no bonified stars being drafting in the first round.

Notable 1996 NHL draft picks are the New York Islanders selecting Zdeno Chara at #56 draft spot and the Toronto Maple Leafs stealing Tomas Kaberle in round 8 at #204 overall.

NHL Draft 1996 Round 1 Results

PickPlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
1Chris PhillipsDefense CanadaOttawa SenatorsPrince Albert Raiders (WHL)
2Andrei ZyuzinDefense RussiaSan Jose SharksSalavat Yulaev Ufa (Russia)
3Jean-Pierre DumontRight Wing CanadaNew York IslandersVal-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
4Alexander VolchkovLeft Wing RussiaWashington Capitals (from Los Angeles)Barrie Colts (OHL)
5Ric JackmanDefense CanadaDallas StarsSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6Boyd DevereauxCenter CanadaEdmonton OilersKitchener Rangers (OHL)
7Erik RasmussenCenter United StatesBuffalo SabresUniversity of Minnesota (WCHA)
8Johnathan AitkenDefense CanadaBoston Bruins (from Hartford)Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
9Ruslan SaleiDefense BelarusMighty Ducks of AnaheimLas Vegas Thunder (IHL)
10Lance WardDefense CanadaNew Jersey DevilsRed Deer Rebels (WHL)
11Dan FochtDefense CanadaPhoenix CoyotesTri-City Americans (WHL)
12Josh HoldenCenter CanadaVancouver CanucksRegina Pats (WHL)
13Derek MorrisDefense CanadaCalgary FlamesRegina Pats (WHL)
14Marty ReasonerCenter United StatesSt. Louis Blues (from St. Louis via Edmonton)Boston College (Hockey East)
15Dainius ZubrusRight Wing LithuaniaPhiladelphia Flyers (from Toronto)Pembroke Lumber Kings (COJHL)
16Mario LarocqueDefense CanadaTampa Bay LightningHull Olympiques (QMJHL)
17Jaroslav SvejkovskyRight Wing Czech RepublicWashington CapitalsTri-City Americans (WHL)
18Matt HigginsCenter CanadaMontreal CanadiensMoose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
19Matthieu DescoteauxDefense CanadaEdmonton Oilers (from Boston)Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
20Marcus NilsonLeft Wing SwedenFlorida PanthersDjurgardens IF (Sweden)
21Marco SturmLeft Wing GermanySan Jose Sharks (from Chicago)Landshut EV (Germany)
22Jeff BrownDefense CanadaNew York RangersSarnia Sting (OHL)
23Craig HillierGoaltender CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsOttawa 67's (OHL)
24Daniel BriereCenter CanadaPhoenix Coyotes (from Philadelphia via San Jose and Buffalo)Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
25Peter RatchukDefense United StatesColorado AvalancheShattuck-Saint Mary's (USHS–MN)
26Jesse WallinDefense CanadaDetroit Red WingsRed Deer Rebels (WHL)

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