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2007 NHL Entry Draft

2007 NHL Draft
General information
Date(s) June 22–23, 2007
Location Columbus, Ohio
First selection Patrick Kane
Selected by: Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Entry Draft
 < 2006 2008 > 

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft was the 45th NHL Entry Draft. It was hosted at Nationwide Arena in the city of Columbus, Ohio, United States on June 22, 2007. The draft consisted of seven rounds with rounds two through seven taking place on June 23, 2007.[1] The draft was televised on TSN and RDS, with the first round simulcasted in the United States on Versus and in Europe on NASN.

Columbus Blue Jackets' President and General Manager Doug MacLean and the NHL announced the event on March 21, 2006. On March 13, 2007, it was reported that NHL owners had voted in favor of changes to the team ranking system which would begin at the 2007 draft.

Lottery system

Starting with the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the Stanley Cup champion and runner-up will receive the 30th and 29th picks, respectively. The conference finalists will get the 28th and 27th picks, and all other playoff teams will get picks based on their regular season point totals, but with the division winners getting the latest picks even if they had fewer points during the regular season than a non-division winner.

The draft order of the first 14 picks was determined by a lottery involving the non-playoff teams on April 10.[2]

Under the weighted lottery system, the club with the fewest regular-season points had the greatest chance (25%) of winning the Draft Drawing and could pick no lower than second at the 2007 Entry Draft. The winner of the drawing would move up a maximum of four places, with all other clubs' draft order being adjusted accordingly (no team moving down more than one spot).

The Chicago Blackhawks, originally slated to draft in fifth place, won the lottery and as a result had the first overall pick in the draft.[3]

Draft day trades

Central Scouting final rankings

Source: NHL Central Scouting Bureau


North American European
1 Kyle Turris (Centre) Alexei Cherepanov (Right Wing)
2 Patrick Kane (Right Wing) Mikael Backlund (Centre)
3 James van Riemsdyk (Left Wing) Lars Eller (C/W)
4 Keaton Ellerby (Defence) Maksim Mayorov (Right Wing)
5 Karl Alzner (Defence) Joakim Andersson (Centre)
6 Sam Gagner (Centre) Simon Hjalmarsson (Right Wing)
7 Jakub Voracek (Right Wing) Nicholas Torp (Defence)
8 Angelo Esposito (Centre) Sergei Korostin (Right Wing)
9 Zach Hamill (Centre) Maxim Goncharov (Defence)
10 David Perron (Left Wing) Evgeni Dadonov (Right Wing)


North American European
1 Jeremy Smith Joel Gistedt
2 Trevor Cann Mark Owuya
3 Antoine Lafleur Marek Benda

Selections by round

  = NHL All-Star[7] ·   = NHL All-Star[7] and NHL All-Star Team ·

Club teams are located in North America unless otherwise noted.

Round one

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior Club/European Team
1 Patrick Kane (Right Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks London Knights (OHL)
2 James van Riemsdyk (Left Wing)  United States Philadelphia Flyers University of New Hampshire (NCAA)
3 Kyle Turris (Centre)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes Burnaby Express (BCHL)
4 Thomas Hickey (Defence)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
5 Karl Alzner (Defence)  Canada Washington Capitals Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
6 Sam Gagner (C/W)  Canada Edmonton Oilers London Knights (OHL)
7 Jakub Voracek (Right Wing)  Czech Republic Columbus Blue Jackets Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
8 Zach Hamill (Centre)  Canada Boston Bruins Everett Silvertips (WHL)
9 Logan Couture (Centre)  Canada San Jose Sharks (from St. Louis)[8] Ottawa 67's (OHL)
10 Keaton Ellerby (Defence)  Canada Florida Panthers Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
11 Brandon Sutter (C/RW)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
12 Ryan McDonagh (Defence)  United States Montreal Canadiens Cretin-Derham Hall High School (Minnesota State High School League)
13 Lars Eller (C/W)  Denmark St. Louis Blues (from Toronto via San Jose)[9] Frölunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
14 Kevin Shattenkirk (Defence)  United States Colorado Avalanche US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
15 Alex Plante (Defence)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from New York Islanders)[10] Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
16 Colton Gillies (Centre)  Canada Minnesota Wild (from Tampa Bay via Anaheim)[11] Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
17 Alexei Cherepanov (Right Wing)  Russia New York Rangers Avangard Omsk (Russia)
18 Ian Cole (Defence)  United States St. Louis Blues (from Calgary)[12] US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
19 Logan MacMillan (Centre)  Canada Anaheim Ducks (from Minnesota)[13] Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
20 Angelo Esposito (Centre)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
21 Riley Nash (Centre)  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Dallas via Phoenix)[14] Cornell University (NCAA)
22 Max Pacioretty (Left Wing)  United States Montreal Canadiens (from San Jose)[15] Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
23 Jonathon Blum (Defence)  United States Nashville Predators (from Nashville via Philadelphia)[16] Vancouver Giants (WHL)
24 Mikael Backlund (Centre)  Sweden Calgary Flames (from Atlanta via St. Louis)[17] VIK Västerås HK (Sweden)
25 Patrick White (Centre)  United States Vancouver Canucks University of Minnesota (NCAA)
26 David Perron (Left Wing)  Canada St. Louis Blues (from New Jersey via San Jose)[18] Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
27 Brendan Smith (Defence)  Canada Detroit Red Wings St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL)
28 Nick Petrecki (Defence)  United States San Jose Sharks (from Buffalo via Washington)[19] Omaha Lancers (USHL)
29 Jim O'Brien (Centre)  United States Ottawa Senators University of Minnesota (WCHA)
30 Nick Ross (Defence)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes (from Anaheim via Edmonton)[20] Regina Pats (WHL)
  • The 2007 NHL Entry Draft marked the first time in NHL history in which American players were selected with the top two picks, with Patrick Kane and James van Riemsdyk being selected by the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively.
  • The 2007 NHL draft also tied the record of the most Americans being selected in the first round with 10 players.[21]

Round two

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior Club Team
31 T. J. Brennan (Defence)  United States Buffalo Sabres (from Philadelphia)[22] St. John's Fog Devils (QMJHL)
32 Brett MacLean (Left Wing)  Canada Phoenix Coyotes Oshawa Generals (OHL)
33 Taylor Ellington (Defence)  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from Los Angeles)[23] Everett Silvertips (WHL)
34 Josh Godfrey (Defence)  Canada Washington Capitals Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
35 Tommy Cross (Defence)  United States Boston Bruins (from Chicago)[24] [Westminster School (Connecticut)] (USHS-Connecticut)
36 Joel Gistedt (Goaltender)  Sweden Phoenix Coyotes (from Edmonton)[25] Frölunda HC (Sweden)
37 Stefan Legein (Right Wing)  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
38 Bill Sweatt (Left Wing)  United States Chicago Blackhawks (from Boston)[26] Colorado College (WCHA)
39 Simon Hjalmarsson (Right Wing)  Sweden St. Louis Blues Frölunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
40 Michal Repik (Right Wing)  Czech Republic Florida Panthers Vancouver Giants (WHL)
41 Kevin Marshall (Defence)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Carolina via Pittsburgh, San Jose and Washington)[27] Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
42 Eric Tangradi (Centre)  United States Anaheim Ducks (from Minnesota; compensatory)[28] Belleville Bulls (OHL)
43 P.K. Subban (Defence)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Belleville Bulls (OHL)
44 Aaron Palushaj (Right Wing)  United States St. Louis Blues (from Toronto via San Jose)[29] Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
45 Colby Cohen (Defence)  United States Colorado Avalanche Lincoln Stars (USHL)
46 Theo Ruth (Defence)  United States Washington Capitals (from New York Islanders)[30] US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
47 Dana Tyrell (C/RW)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Prince George Cougars (WHL)
48 Antoine Lafleur (Goaltender)  Canada New York Rangers PEI Rocket (QMJHL)
49 Trevor Cann (Goaltender)  Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Calgary)[31] Peterborough Petes (OHL)
50 Nico Sacchetti (Centre)  United States Dallas Stars (from Minnesota)[32] Virginia (USHS-Minnesota)
51 Keven Veilleux (Centre)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
52 Oscar Moller (Centre)  Sweden Los Angeles Kings (from Dallas)[33] Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)
53 Will Weber (Defence)  United States Columbus Blue Jackets (from San Jose)[34] Gaylord High School (USHS-Michigan)
54 Jeremy Smith (Goaltender)  United States Nashville Predators Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
55 T. J. Galiardi (Winger)  Canada Colorado Avalanche (from Atlanta via Anaheim)[35] Dartmouth (ECAC)
56 Akim Aliu (C/RW)  Nigeria/ Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Vancouver)[36] Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
57 Mike Hoeffel (Winger)  United States New Jersey Devils US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
58 Nick Spaling (Centre)  Canada Nashville Predators (from Detroit via Florida)[37] Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
59 Drew Schiestel (Defence)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
60 Ruslan Bashkirov (Left Wing)  Russia Ottawa Senators Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
61 Wayne Simmonds (Right Wing)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Anaheim via Vancouver)[38] Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

Round three

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
62 Mark Katic (Defence)  Canada New York Islanders (from Philadelphia)[39] Sarnia Sting (OHL)
63 Maxime Macenauer (Centre)  Canada Anaheim Ducks (from Phoenix via Boston)[40] Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
64 Sergei Korostin (Right Wing)  Russia Dallas Stars (from Los Angeles)[41] Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
65 Olivier Fortier (Centre)  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Washington)[42] Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
66 Garrett Klotz (Left Wing)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Chicago)[43] Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
67 Spencer Machacek (Right Wing)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers (from Edmonton via Minnesota)[44] Vancouver Giants (WHL)
68 Jake Hansen (Winger)  United States Columbus Blue Jackets Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
69 Maxime Tanguay (Centre)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks (from Boston)[45] Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
70 John Negrin (Defence)  Canada Calgary Flames (from St. Louis)[46] Kootenay Ice (WHL)
71 Evgeny Dadonov (Right Wing)  Russia Florida Panthers Traktor Chelyabinsk (Russia)
72 Drayson Bowman (Left Wing)  United States Carolina Hurricanes Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
73 Yannick Weber (Defence)   Switzerland Montreal Canadiens Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
74 Dale Mitchell (Right Wing)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Oshawa Generals (OHL)
75 Luca Cunti (C/LW)   Switzerland Tampa Bay Lightning (from Colorado via Anaheim)[47] Dubendorf (Switzerland)
76 Jason Gregoire (Left Wing)  Canada New York Islanders Lincoln Stars (USHL)
77 Alexander Killorn (Centre)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Deerfield Academy (USHS-Massachusetts)
78 Robert Bortuzzo (Defence)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from New York Rangers via Atlanta)[48] Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
79 Nick Palmieri (Right Wing)  United States New Jersey Devils (from Calgary)[49] Erie Otters (OHL)
80 Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Centre)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Minnesota)[50] Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
81 Ryan Thang (Left Wing)  United States Nashville Predators (from Pittsburgh)[51] Notre Dame (CCHA)
82 Bryan Cameron (C/RW)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Dallas)[41] Belleville Bulls (OHL)
83 Timo Pielmeier (Goaltender)  Germany San Jose Sharks Kölner Haie (Germany)
84 Phil DeSimone (Centre)  United States Washington Capitals (from Nashville via Philadelphia)[52] Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
85 Brett Sonne (C/LW)  Canada St. Louis Blues (from Atlanta)[53] Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
86 Josh Unice (Goaltender)  United States Chicago Blackhawks (from Vancouver)[54] US National Development Program (NAHL)
87 Corbin McPherson (Defence)  United States New Jersey Devils Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL)
88 Joakim Andersson (Centre)  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Frölunda HC Jr. (Sweden)
89 Corey Tropp (Right Wing)  United States Buffalo Sabres Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
90 Louie Caporusso (C/LW)  Canada Ottawa Senators St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL)
91 Tyson Sexsmith (Goaltender)  Canada San Jose Sharks (from Anaheim via Colorado)[55] Vancouver Giants (WHL)

Round four

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
92 Justin Vaive (Left Wing)  United States Anaheim Ducks (from Philadelphia) US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
93 Steven Kampfer (Defence)  United States Anaheim Ducks (from Phoenix) University of Michigan (CCHA)
94 Maksim Mayorov (Winger)  Russia Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles via Dallas) Leninogorsk (Russia)
95 Alec Martinez (Defence)  United States Los Angeles Kings (from Washington) Miami University (CCHA)
96 Cade Fairchild (Defence)  United States St. Louis Blues (from Chicago via Carolina) US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
97 Linus Omark (Winger)  Sweden Edmonton Oilers Luleå HF (Sweden)
98 Sebastian Stefaniszin (Goaltender)  Germany Anaheim Ducks (from Columbus) Eisbären Berlin (Germany)
99 Matt Frattin (Right Wing)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Boston via Phoenix) Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL)
100 Travis Erstad (C/RW)  United States St. Louis Blues Lincoln Stars (USHL)
101 Matt Rust (Centre)  United States Florida Panthers (from Florida via Pittsburgh) US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
102 Justin McCrae (Centre)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
103 Vladimir Ruzicka (Centre)  Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes (from Montreal) Slavia (Czech Republic)
104 Ben Winnett (Left Wing)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)
105 Brad Malone (C/LW)  Canada Colorado Avalanche Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
106 Maxim Gratchev (Left Wing)  Russia New York Islanders Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
107 Mitch Fadden (Centre)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
108 Brett Bruneteau (Centre)  United States Washington Capitals (from New York Rangers via Anaheim and New York Rangers) Omaha Lancers (USHL)
109 Dwight King (C/LW)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Calgary) Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
110 Justin Falk (Defence)  Canada Minnesota Wild Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
111 Luca Caputi (Left Wing)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
112 Colton Sceviour (C/RW)  Canada Dallas Stars Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
113 Kent Patterson (Goaltender)  United States Colorado Avalanche (from San Jose) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
114 Ben Ryan (Centre)  United States Nashville Predators University of Notre Dame (CCHA)
115 Niclas Lucenius (Centre)  Finland Atlanta Thrashers (from Atlanta via Vancouver) Tappara (Finland)
116 Keith Aulie (Defence)  Canada Calgary Flames (from Vancouver via Buffalo) Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
117 Matt Halischuk (Right Wing)  Canada New Jersey Devils Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
118 Alex Grant (Defence)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Detroit) Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
119 Mark Santorelli (Centre)  Canada Nashville Predators (from Buffalo) Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)
120 Ben Blood (Defence)  United States Ottawa Senators Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
121 Mattias Modig (Goaltender)  Sweden Anaheim Ducks Luleå HF (Sweden)

Round five

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
122 Mario Kempe (Right Wing)  Sweden Philadelphia Flyers St. John's Fog Devils (QMJHL)
123 Maxim Goncharov (Defence)  Russia Phoenix Coyotes CSKA 2 (Russia)
124 Linden Rowat (Goaltender)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina Pats (WHL)
125 Brett Leffler (Right Wing)  Canada Washington Capitals Regina Pats (WHL)
126 Joe Lavin (Defence)  United States Chicago Blackhawks US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
127 Milan Kytnar (Centre)  Slovakia Edmonton Oilers Topolcany (Slovakia)
128 Austin Smith (Right Wing)  United States Dallas Stars (from Columbus) The Gunnery (USHS-Connecticut)
129 Jamie Benn (Left Wing)  Canada Dallas Stars (from Boston via Columbus) Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
130 Denis Reul (Defence)  Germany Boston Bruins (from St. Louis) Heilbronn (Germany)
131 John Lee (Defence)  United States Florida Panthers Moorhead (USHS-Minnesota)
132 Chris Terry (Left Wing)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
133 Joe Stejskal (Defence)  United States Montreal Canadiens Grand Rapids (USHS-Minnesota)
134 Juraj Mikus (Defence)  Slovakia Toronto Maple Leafs Dukla Trenčín (Slovakia)
135 Paul Carey (Centre)  United States Colorado Avalanche Salisbury (USHS-Connecticut)
136 Ondrej Roman (Centre)  Czech Republic Dallas Stars (from New York Islanders) Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
137 Joshua Turnbull (Centre)  United States Los Angeles Kings (from Tampa Bay) Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
138 Max Campbell (Centre)  Canada New York Rangers Strathroy Rockets (WOHL)
139 Bradley Eidsness (Goaltender)  Canada Buffalo Sabres (from Calgary) Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
140 Cody Almond (Centre)  Canada Minnesota Wild Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
141 Jake Muzzin (Defence)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
142 Andrew Conboy (Left Wing)  United States Montreal Canadiens (from Dallas) Omaha Lancers (USHL)
143 Mickey Renaud (Centre)  Canada Calgary Flames (from San Jose via Colorado) Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
144 Andreas Thuresson (Winger)  Sweden Nashville Predators Malmö Redhawks (Sweden)
145 Charles-Antoine Messier (Centre)  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from Atlanta) Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
146 Ilya Kablukov (Winger)  Russia Vancouver Canucks CSKA 2 (Russia)
147 Jean-Simon Allard (Centre)  Canada Buffalo Sabres (from New Jersey via Calgary) St. John's Fog Devils (QMJHL)
148 Randy Cameron (Centre)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
149 Michael Neal (Left Wing)  Canada Dallas Stars (from Buffalo via Columbus) Belleville Bulls (OHL)
150 Matt Marshall (C/RW)  United States Tampa Bay Lightning (from Ottawa) Nobles High School(USHS-Massachusetts)
151 Brett Morrison (Centre)  Canada Anaheim Ducks PEI Rocket (QMJHL)

Round six

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
152 Jon Kalinski (Left Wing)  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
153 Scott Darling (Goaltender)  United States Phoenix Coyotes Capital District Selects (EJHL)
154 Dan Dunn (Goaltender)  Canada Washington Capitals (from Los Angeles) Wellington Dukes (OPJHL)
155 Jens Hellgren (Right Wing)  Sweden Colorado Avalanche (from Washington via Calgary) Vastra Frolunda Jr. (Sweden)
156 Richard Greenop (Centre)  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
157 William Quist (Winger)  Sweden Edmonton Oilers Tingsryds AIF Jr. (Sweden)
158 Allen York (Goaltender)  Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
159 Alain Goulet (Defence)  Canada Boston Bruins Aurora Tigers (OPJHL)
160 Anthony Peluso (Defence)  Canada St. Louis Blues Erie Otters (OHL)
161 Patrick Maroon (Left Wing)  United States Philadelphia Flyers (from Florida) St. Louis Bandits (NAHL)
162 Brett Bellemore (Defence)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
163 Nichlas Torp (Defence)  Sweden Montreal Canadiens HV 71 Jr. (Sweden)
164 Christopher DiDomenico (Centre)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Saint John Sea Dogs (QJHML)
165 Patrik Zackrisson (Winger)  Sweden San Jose Sharks (from Colorado) Rögle BK (Sweden)
166 Blake Kessel (Defence)  United States New York Islanders Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
167 Johan Harju (Left Wing)  Sweden Tampa Bay Lightning Luleå HF (Sweden)
168 Carl Hagelin (Left Wing)  Sweden New York Rangers Södertälje SK Jr. (Sweden)
169 Radim Ostrcil (Defence)  Czech Republic Boston Bruins (from Calgary via Colorado) Vsetin (Czech Republic)
170 Harri Ilvonen (Defence)  Finland Minnesota Wild Tappara Jr. (Finland)
171 Dustin Jeffrey (Centre)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
172 Luke Gazdic (Left Wing)  Canada Dallas Stars Erie Otters (OHL)
173 Nick Bonino (Centre)  United States San Jose Sharks Avon Old Farms (USHS-Connecticut)
174 Robert Dietrich (Defence)  Germany Nashville Predators DEG Metro Stars (Germany)
175 John Albert (Centre)  United States Atlanta Thrashers US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
176 Taylor Matson (Centre)  United States Vancouver Canucks Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
177 Vili Sopanen (Winger)  Finland New Jersey Devils Pelicans (Finland)
178 Zack Torquato (Centre)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Erie Otters (OHL)
179 Paul Byron(C)  Canada Buffalo Sabres Gatineau Olympiques (QJHML)
180 Justin Taylor (Centre)  Canada Washington Capitals (from Ottawa) London Knights (OHL)
181 Corey Syvret (Defence)  Canada Florida Panthers (from Anaheim) Guelph Storm (OHL)

Round seven

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
182 Brad Phillips (Goaltender)  United States Philadelphia Flyers US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
183 Torrie Jung (Goaltender)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Phoenix via Ottawa) Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
184 Josh Kidd (Defence)  Canada Los Angeles Kings Erie Otters (OHL)
185 Nick Larson (Centre)  United States Washington Capitals Omaha Lancers (USHL)
186 C. J. Severyn (Left Wing)  United States Calgary Flames (from Chicago) US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
187 Nick Eno (Goaltender)  United States Buffalo Sabres (from Edmonton) Green Mountain Glades (EJHL)
188 Matt Fillier (C/LW)  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Columbus) St. John's Fog Devils (QJMHL)
189 Jordan Knackstedt (Right Wing)  Canada Boston Bruins Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
190 Trevor Nill (Centre)  United States St. Louis Blues Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (MWEHL)
191 Ryan Watson (Left Wing)  Canada Florida Panthers Cambridge Winterhawks (GOJHL)
192 Scott Kishel (Defence)  United States Montreal Canadiens (from Carolina) Virginia High School (USHS-Minnesota)
193 David Skokan (Centre)  Slovakia New York Rangers (from Montreal) Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
194 Carl Gunnarsson (Defence)  Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs Linköpings HC (SEL)
195 Johan Alcen (Right Wing)  Sweden Colorado Avalanche Brynäs IF Jr. (Sweden)
196 Simon Lacroix (Defence)  Canada New York Islanders Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
197 Michael Ward (Defence)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
198 Danny Hobbs (C/RW)  Canada New York Rangers Ohio Junior Blue Jackets (USHL)
199 Andrew Glass (Left Wing)  United States Washington Capitals (from Calgary) Nobles (USHS-Massachusetts)
200 Carson McMillan (Right Wing)  Canada Minnesota Wild Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
201 Justin Braun (Defence)  United States San Jose Sharks (from Pittsburgh) Massachusetts (Hockey East)
202 Sergei Gaiduchenko (Goaltender)  Ukraine Florida Panthers (from Dallas) Yaroslavl (Russia)
203 Frazer McLaren (Left Wing)  Canada San Jose Sharks Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
204 Atte Engren (Goaltender)  Finland Nashville Predators Lukko (Finland)
205 Paul Postma (Defence)  Canada Atlanta Thrashers Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
206 Dan Gendur (Right Wing)  Canada Vancouver Canucks Everett Silvertips (WHL)
207 Ryan Molle (Defence)  Canada New Jersey Devils Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
208 Bryan Rufenach (Defence)  Canada Detroit Red Wings Lindsay Muskies (OPJHL)
209 Drew MacKenzie (Defence)  United States Buffalo Sabres The Taft School (USHS-Connecticut)
210 Justin Courtnall (Left Wing)  Canada Tampa Bay Lightning (from Ottawa) Burnaby Express (BCHL)
211 Trent Vogelhuber (Right Wing)  United States Columbus Blue Jackets (from Anaheim) St. Louis Bandits (NAHL)

Draftees Based on Nationality

Rank Country Number Percent
North America 167 78.7%
1  Canada 102 48.3%
2  United States 65 30.4%
Europe 45 21.3%
3  Sweden 15 7.1%
4  Russia 9 4.3%
5  Czech Republic 5 2.4%
6  Finland 4 1.9%
6  Germany 4 1.9%
8  Slovakia 3 1.4%
9   Switzerland 2 0.9%
9  Ukraine 1 0.5%
10  Denmark 1 0.5%

North American Draftees by State/Province

Rank State/Province Selections Top Selection
1 Ontario 36 Sam Gagner, 6th
2 Alberta 20 Thomas Hickey, 4th
3 Minnesota 16 Ryan McDonagh, 12th
4 British Columbia 14 Kyle Turris, 3rd
5 Michigan 13 Ian Cole, 18th
5 Quebec 13 Angelo Esposito, 20th
7 New York 6 Patrick Kane, 1st
8 Manitoba 5 Alex Plante, 15th
8 Saskatchewan 5 Garrett Klotz, 66th
10 Connecticut 4 Max Pacioretty, 22nd
10 Illinois 4 Bill Sweatt, 38th
10 Massachusetts 4 Joe Lavin, 126th
13 Pennsylvania 3 Eric Tangradi, 42nd
13 Ohio 3 Josh Unice, 86th
13 Wisconsin 3 Travis Erstad, 100th
13 Nova Scotia 3 Alex Grant, 118th
17 New Jersey 2 James van Riemsdyk, 2nd
17 Prince Edward Island 2 Logan MacMillan, 19th
17 California 2 Jonothon Blum, 23rd
17 New Brunswick 2 Brad Malone, 105th
21 Nebraska 1 Brett Bruneteau, 118th
21 Texas 1 Austin Smith, 128th
21 Missouri 1 Patrick Maroon, 161st


  1. ^ Columbus to host 2007 NHL Draft,
  2. ^ NHL Draft Drawing set for April 10,
  3. ^ [1] "Blackhawks win NHL Draft Lottery", TSN]
  4. ^ [2]"Leafs get Toskala and Bell from Sharks", TSN]
  5. ^ [3] "Aucoin waives no-trade to go to Calgary", TSN]
  6. ^ [4] "Panthers get Vokoun from Predators", TSN]
  7. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.
  8. ^ Acquired from St. Louis for Toronto's 1st and 2nd-round draft picks (which were obtained in the Vesa Toskala and Mark Bell trade) on June 22, 2007.
  9. ^ See pick 9; San Jose acquired along with a 2nd-round pick and a 4th-round pick in 2009 for Vesa Toskala and Mark Bell on June 22, 2007.
  10. ^ Acquired along with Ryan O'Marra and Robert Nilsson for Ryan Smyth on February 27, 2007.
  11. ^ Acquired from Anaheim for a 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick on June 22, 2007. Anaheim acquired along with Gerald Coleman from Tampa Bay Lightning for Shane O'Brien and Colorado's 3rd round pick on February 24, 2007.
  12. ^ Acquired for Atlanta's 1st round pick and a 3rd round pick on June 22, 2007.
  13. ^ See pick 16.
  14. ^ Acquired from Phoenix for Anaheim's 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick on June 22, 2007. Phoenix acquired with Mathias Tjarnqvist for Ladislav Nagy on February 12, 2007.
  15. ^ Acquired along with Craig Rivet and a 5th round pick in 2008 on February 25, 2007.
  16. ^ Acquired from Philadelphia for Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell on June 18, 2007. Philadelphia acquired along with Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, and a 3rd round pick in 2007 for Peter Forsberg.
  17. ^ See pick 18; St. Louis acquired with Glen Metropolit, a 3rd round pick, a 2nd round pick in 2008, and a conditional 1st round pick in 2008 for Keith Tkachuk on February 25, 2007.
  18. ^ Acquired from San Jose along with Ville Nieminen and Jay Barriball for Bill Guerin on February 27, 2007. San Jose acquired along with Vladimir Malakhov for Alex Korolyuk and Jim Fahey on October 1, 2006.
  19. ^ Acquired from Washington for Carolina's 2nd round pick and a 2nd round pick in 2008 on June 22, 2007. Washington acquired along with Jiri Novotny for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling on February 27, 2007.
  20. ^ See pick 21.
  21. ^ Blackhawks take Kane first overall. TSN. Accessed June 23, 2007.
  22. ^ Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers for Martin Biron on February 27, 2007
  23. ^ Acquired with a conditional 3rd round pick in 2009 from the Los Angeles Kings for Dan Cloutier on July 5, 2006
  24. ^ Acquired for a 2nd round pick and a 3rd round pick in 2007.
  25. ^ Acquired with a 1st round pick in 2007 for a 1st round pick in 2007
  26. ^ See pick 35.
  27. ^ Acquired from the Washington Capitals for a 3rd round pick in 2007 and a 2nd round pick in 2008 on June 23, 2007. Washington acquired along with a 2nd round pick in the 2008 from the San Jose Sharks for a 1st round pick in 2007 on June 22, 2007 (see also pick 28). San Jose acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Nils Ekman and Patrick Ehelechner on July 20, 2006. Pittsburgh acquired with Niklas Nordgren and Krystofer Kolanos from the Carolina Hurricanes for Mark Recchi on March 3, 2006
  28. ^ See pick 16. Previously awarded to Minnesota as compensation for losing rights to 2004 first-round pick (12th overall) A.J. Thelen, June 2, 2007.
  29. ^ See picks 9 and 13.
  30. ^ Acquired from the New York Islanders for Richard Zednik on February 26, 2007
  31. ^ Acquired with Jordan Leopold and a 2nd round pick in 2006 from the Calgary Flames for Alex Tanguay on June 24, 2006
  32. ^ Acquired with Willie Mitchell from the Minnesota Wild for Martin Skoula and Shawn Belle on March 9, 2006
  33. ^ Acquired with Jaroslav Modry, Johan Fransson, 1st round pick in 2008, and a 3rd round pick in 2007 from the Dallas Stars for Mattias Norstrom, Konstantin Pushkarev, and 3rd and 4th round picks in 2007 on February 27, 2007
  34. ^ Acquired with 3rd and 4th round picks in 2006 from the San Jose Sharks for a 2nd round pick in 2006 on June 24, 2006
  35. ^ Acquired from Anaheim for Karl Stewart and a conditional round pick from the Atlanta Thrashers for Vitaly Vishnevski on August 17, 2006
  36. ^ Acquired for Bryan Smolinski on February 26, 2007.
  37. ^ Acquired with a 1st round pick in 2008 and a conditional draft pick for Tomas Vokoun on June 22, 2007. Florida acquired previously with Shawn Matthias and a 2nd round pick in 2008 from the Detroit Red Wings for Todd Bertuzzi on February 27, 2007
  38. ^ Acquired with a 4th round pick in 2008 for Brent Sopel on February 25, 2007. Vancouver acquired previously from the Anaheim Ducks as compensation for hiring coach Randy Carlyle on August 1, 2005
  39. ^ Acquired along with Freddy Meyer for Alexei Zhitnik on December 16, 2006.
  40. ^ (Anaheim had the option of using this pick or Phoenix's 3rd round pick in 2008, choosing this one.) Acquired from Boston along with the option to switch 4th round picks in 2008 at Anaheim's option for Stanislav Chistov on November 13, 2006. Boston acquired along with Paul Mara for Nick Boynton and a 4th round pick in 2007 on June 26, 2006.
  41. ^ a b See pick 52.
  42. ^ Acquired for Richard Zednik on July 12, 2006.
  43. ^ Acquired along with Lasse Kukkonen for Kyle Calder on February 26, 2007.
  44. ^ Acquired from Minnesota for Petteri Nummelin on June 14, 2006. Minnesota acquired along with a 1st round pick in 2006 for Dwayne Roloson on March 8, 2006.
  45. ^ Acquired along with a 2nd round pick in 2007 for a 2nd round pick in 2007 on June 23, 2007.
  46. ^ Acquired along with a 1st round pick in 2007 for a 1st round pick in 2007.
  47. ^ See picks 16 (Anaheim to Tampa Bay) and 55 (Colorado to Anaheim).
  48. ^ Acquired from Atlanta for Chris Thorburn on June 22, 2007. Atlanta acquired along with Pascal Dupuis for Alex Bourret on February 27, 2007.
  49. ^ Acquired for David Hale and a 5th round pick in 2007 on February 27, 2007.
  50. ^ Acquired for Dominic Moore on February 27, 2007.
  51. ^ Acquired for Dominic Moore and Libor Pivko on July 19, 2006.
  52. ^ Acquired along with a 2nd round pick in 2008 for a 2nd round pick in 2007 on June 23, 2007. See pick 23 for Philadelphia's acquisition.
  53. ^ See pick 24.
  54. ^ Acquired for Steve McCarthy on August 22, 2005.
  55. ^ Acquired from Colorado for a 4th round pick in 2007, a 5th round pick in 2007, and a 6th round pick in 2008. See pick 55 for Colorado's acquisition.

External links

  • 2007 Entry Draft Complete Selection Order
  • 2007 NHL Entry Draft player stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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