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1997 Draft Choices Round 1
 
Year: Team: Position: Round:  
FNL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 3 3 LAK
Olli Jokinen C FIN 6' 3" 215 FNL HIFK Helsinki
1 21 21 BUF
Mika Noronen G FIN 6' 2" 196 FNL Tappara Tampere
IHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 8 8 BOS
Sergei Samsonov L RUS 5' 8" 188 IHL Detroit Vipers
1 17 17 PIT
Robert Dome L SVK 6' 0" 217 IHL Las Vegas Thunder
OHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 1 1 BOS
Joe Thornton C CAN 6' 4" 230 OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1 6 6 CGY
Daniel Tkaczuk C CAN 6' 1" 195 OHL Barrie Colts
1 7 7 TBL
Paul Mara D USA 6' 4" 207 OHL Sudbury Wolves
1 9 9 WSH
Nick Boynton D CAN 6' 1" 218 OHL Ottawa 67's
1 11 11 MTL
Jason Ward R CAN 6' 2" 208 OHL Erie Otters
1 13 13 CHI
Daniel Cleary R CAN 6' 0" 205 OHL Belleville Bulls
1 15 15 LAK
Matt Zultek C CAN 6' 4" 222 OHL Ottawa 67's
1 22 22 CAR
Nikos Tselios D USA 6' 5" 226 OHL Belleville Bulls
1 26 26 COL
Kevin Grimes D CAN 6' 2" 211 OHL Kingston Frontenacs
QMJHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 4 4 NYI
Roberto Luongo G CAN 6' 3" 217 QMJHL Val-d'Or Foreurs
1 24 24 NJD
Jean-Francois Damphousse G CAN 6' 0" 146 QMJHL Moncton Wildcats
SEL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 18 18 ANA
Michael Holmqvist C SWE 6' 4" 210 SEL Djurgardens IF Stockholm
Slovak
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 12 12 OTT
Marian Hossa R SVK 6' 1" 210 Slovak Dukla Trencin
SwissA
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 14 14 EDM
Michel Riesen L CHE 6' 2" 190 SwissA Biel
WHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 2 2 SJS
Patrick Marleau C CAN 6' 2" 220 WHL Seattle Thunderbirds
1 5 5 NYI
Eric Brewer D CAN 6' 3" 220 WHL Prince George Cougars
1 10 10 VAN
Brad Ference D CAN 6' 3" 201 WHL Spokane Chiefs
1 16 16 CHI
Ty Jones R USA 6' 3" 218 WHL Spokane Chiefs
1 19 19 NYR
Stefan Cherneski R CAN 6' 0" 195 WHL Brandon Wheat Kings
1 20 20 FLA
Mike Brown L CAN 6' 4" 225 WHL Red Deer Rebels
1 23 23 SJS
Scott Hannan D CAN 6' 1" 225 WHL Kelowna Rockets
1 25 25 DAL
Brenden Morrow L CAN 6' 0" 209 WHL Portland Winter Hawks