NHL Draft 1998 Results

The NHL draft 1998 featured Vincent Lecavalier going first overall but it is best known for the Detroit Red Wings drafting Pavel Datsyuk in the sixth round at #171 overall.

Other featured draft picks in the 1998 entry draft are Brad Richards being drafted in the third round at #64 overall and the Montreal Canadiens drafting Andrei Markov in the sixth round at #162 overall.

NHL Draft 1998 Round 1 Results

PickPlayerNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
1Vincent Lecavalier (C) CanadaTampa Bay Lightning (from Florida via San Jose)Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
2David Legwand (C) United StatesNashville Predators (from Tampa Bay via San Jose)Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3Brad Stuart (D) CanadaSan Jose Sharks (from Nashville)Regina Pats (WHL)
4Bryan Allen (D) CanadaVancouver CanucksOshawa Generals (OHL)
5Vitali Vishnevski (D) RussiaMighty Ducks of AnaheimTorpedo Yaroslavl (Russia)
6Rico Fata (RW) CanadaCalgary FlamesLondon Knights (OHL)
7Manny Malhotra (C) CanadaNew York RangersGuelph Storm (OHL)
8Mark Bell (C) CanadaChicago Blackhawks (from Toronto)Ottawa 67s (OHL)
9Michael Rupp (LW) United StatesNew York IslandersErie Otters (OHL)
10Nikolai Antropov (C) KazakhstanToronto Maple Leafs (from Chicago)Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan)
11Jeff Heerema (RW) CanadaCarolina HurricanesSarnia Sting (OHL)
12Alex Tanguay (C) CanadaColorado Avalanche (from San Jose)Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
13Michael Henrich (RW) CanadaEdmonton OilersBarrie Colts (OHL)
14Patrick DesRochers (G) CanadaPhoenix CoyotesSarnia Sting (OHL)
15Mathieu Chouinard (G) CanadaOttawa SenatorsShawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
16Eric Chouinard (C) CanadaMontreal CanadiensQuebec Remparts (QMJHL)
17Martin Skoula (D) Czech RepublicColorado Avalanche (from Los Angeles)Barrie Colts (OHL)
18Dmitri Kalinin (D) RussiaBuffalo SabresTraktor Chelyabinsk (Russia)
19Robyn Regehr (D) CanadaColorado Avalanche (from Boston)Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
20Scott Parker (RW) United StatesColorado Avalanche (from Washington)Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
21Mathieu Biron (D) CanadaLos Angeles Kings (from Colorado)Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
22Simon Gagne (C) CanadaPhiladelphia Flyers (from Philadelphia via Tampa Bay)Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
23Milan Kraft (RW) Czech RepublicPittsburgh PenguinsKeramika Plzen (Czech Republic)
24Christian Backman (D) SwedenSt. Louis BluesVastra Frolunda HC (Sweden)
25Jiri Fischer (D) Czech RepublicDetroit Red WingsHull Olympiques (QMJHL)
26Mike Van Ryn (D) CanadaNew Jersey DevilsUniversity of Michigan (CCHA)
27Scott Gomez (C) United StatesNew Jersey Devils (from Dallas)Tri-City Americans (WHL)

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