2000 NHL Entry Draft

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The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild.wikipedia
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Dany Heatley

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Originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers second overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the top NHL rookie in 2002.

Rick DiPietro

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This was the second NHL Entry Draft in which a goaltender was taken first overall (at that point), when the New York Islanders selected Rick DiPietro with the first overall pick.
DiPietro became just the second goaltender selected first overall in an NHL Entry Draft when he was chosen by the New York Islanders in 2000.

Raffi Torres

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He was drafted by the New York Islanders fifth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Marián Gáborík

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He began his playing career in the Slovak Extraliga with Dukla Trenčín for two seasons before being drafted third overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, becoming the highest drafted Slovak player in NHL history.

Rostislav Klesla

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Klesla was selected fourth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, making him the first ever pick in an entry draft by the Blue Jackets.

Minnesota Wild

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The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild.
The Wild named Jacques Lemaire their first-ever head coach and the team picked Marian Gaborik third overall in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Columbus Blue Jackets

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The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild.
The San Jose Sharks traded Jan Caloun, a ninth-round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and a 2001 conditional pick to Columbus; in return, the Blue Jackets agreed not to select the Sharks' unprotected goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.

Pavel Vorobyev

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Vorobyev was drafted in the 1st round, 11th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Brent Krahn

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He was drafted ninth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and played a single game in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars.

Alexei Smirnov (ice hockey)

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Smirnov was drafted 12th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Marcel Hossa

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Hossa previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes, having been drafted by the Canadiens in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Atlanta Thrashers

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Atlanta had the second overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft; this draft brought better results, as the player chosen with that pick, Dany Heatley, went on to become one of the team's best players.

Scott Hartnell

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Hartnell was the sixth overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

Václav Nedorost

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Nedorost was drafted in the first round, 14th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Mikhail Yakubov

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Yakubov was drafted 10th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Steve Ott

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Picked 25th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Ott previously played for the Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens.

Nikita Alexeev

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He was a first round pick, 8th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft for the Lightning.

Alexei Mikhnov

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Mikhnov was selected in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 17th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers, and has only played in two NHL games, his first being a 5–2 win versus Phoenix.

Alexander Frolov

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Frolov was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Krys Kolanos

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Kolanos was selected in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes from Boston College.

Lars Jonsson (ice hockey)

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Shortly after the season ended, he was drafted in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.

Artyom Kryukov

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He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Anton Volchenkov

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Volchenkov was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round as the 21st overall selection in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Ron Hainsey

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Hainsey was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell of the Hockey East NCAA conference.

Brad Winchester

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He was selected in the second round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 35th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers.