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2002 NHL Entry Draft -- Round 1
Pick Team Player Pos. Amateur team
1 Blue Jackets
Trade from Florida
Rick Nash LW London (OHL)
2 Thrashers Kari Lehtonen G Jokerit (Finland)
3 Panthers
Trade from Columbus
Jay Bouwmeester D Medicine Hat (WHL)
4 Flyers
Trade from Tampa Bay
Joni Pitkanen D Karpat (Finland)
5 Penguins Ryan Whitney D Boston U. (Hockey East)
6 Predators Scottie Upshall RW Kamloops (WHL)
7 Mighty Ducks Joffrey Lupul C Medicine Hat (WHL)
8 Wild Pierre-Marc Bouchard C Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
9 Panthers
Trade from NYR via Cal.
Petr Taticek C Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
10 Flames
Trade from Fla. via NYR
Eric Nystrom LW Michigan (CCHA)
11 Sabres Keith Ballard D Minnesota (WCHA)
12 Capitals Steve Eminger D Kitchener (OHL)
13 Capitals
Trade from Dallas
Alexander Syemin LW Cheljabinsk (Russia)
14 Canadiens
Trade from Edmonton
Christopher Higgins C Yale (ECAC)
15 Oilers
Trade from Montreal
Jesse Niinimaki C Ilves (Finland)
16 Senators Jakub Klepis C Portland (WHL)
17 Capitals
Trade from Vancouver
Boyd Gordon RW Red Deer (WHL)
18 Kings Denis Grebeshkov D Yaroslavl (Russia)
19 Coyotes Jakub Koreis C Plzen Jr. (Czech)
20 Sabres
Trade from Dal. via N.J. and Cob.
Dan Paille LW Guelph (OHL)
21 Blackhawks Anton Babchuk D Elektrostal (Russia)
22 Islanders Sean Bergenheim LW Jokerit (Finland)
23 Coyotes *
Trade from St. Louis
Ben Eager LW Oshawa (OHL)
24 Maple Leafs Alexander Steen C Frolunda (Sweden)
25 Hurricanes Cam Ward G Red Deer (WHL)
26 Stars
Trade from Was. via Phi.
Martin Vagner D Hull (QMJHL)
27 Sharks Mike Morris RW St. Sebastian's (USHSE)
28 Avalanche Jonas Johansson RW HV 71 Jr. (Sweden)
29 Bruins Hannu Toivonen G HPK Jr. (Finland)
30 Thrashers
Trade from Det. via Buf. and Cob.
Jim Slater C Michigan State (CCHA)
* -- Philadelphia did not exercise option to use this pick



Trades Involving 2002 First-Round Draft Picks
  • Pick 1 (Florida to Columbus): Florida traded the first of its two first-round picks (No. 1 overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft to Columbus for the first of the Blue Jackets' two first-round picks (No. 3 overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft and the option to trade first-round picks in the 2003 Entry Draft (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 2 (Florida to Atlanta): Florida traded its third-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft and fourth-round pick in the 2003 Entry to Atlanta for Thrashers' promise not to draft Jay Bouwmeester with second overall pick (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 3 (Columbus to Florida): Columbus traded the first of its two first-round picks (No. 3 overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft and the option to trade first-round picks in the 2003 Entry Draft to Florida for the Panthers' first of its two first-round pick (No. 1 overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 4 (Tampa Bay to Philadelphia): Tampa Bay traded its first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft to Philadelphia for Ruslan Fedotenko and the Flyers' two second-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft (June 21, 2002).
  • Pick 9 (Calgary to Florida): Calgary traded its first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft to Florida for the Panthers' first-round pick (No. 10 overall) and a fourth-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 10 (N.Y. Rangers to Florida): Florida traded Pavel Bure and its second-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft to N.Y. Rangers for Igor Ulanov, the rights to Filip Novak, the Rangers' first- and second-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft and fourth-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (March 18, 2002). Florida trades pick and fourth-round pick to Calgary for first-round pick (No. 9 overall) (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 13 (Dallas to Washington): Dallas traded its first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft to Washington for Philadelphia's first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (previously acquired by Washington), Washington's second-round pick in 2002 and sixth-round pick in 2003 (June 12, 2002).
  • Pick 14 (Edmonton to Montreal): Edmonton traded its first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft to Montreal for the Canadiens' first- and eighth-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 15 (Montreal to Edmonton): Montreal traded its first- and eighth-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft to Edmonton for the Oilers' first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 17 (Vancouver to Washington): Vancouver traded its first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft and third-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft to Washington for Trevor Linden and the N.Y. Islanders' second-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (previously acquired by Washington) (Nov. 10, 2001).
  • Pick 20 (New Jersey to Dallas): Dallas traded Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner to New Jersey for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay and New Jersey's first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (March 19, 2002).
  • Pick 20 (Dallas to Columbus): Dallas traded the the 20th overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Ron Tugnutt and the 32nd overall pick. (June 18, 2002). Columbus traded the pick to Buffalo for the Sabres' second first-round pick (No. 30 overall) and the draft rights to Mike Pandolfo (June 22, 2002).
  • Pick 23 (St. Louis to Phoenix): St. Louis traded Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy, the rights to Jeff Taffe and its first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft to Phoenix for Keith Tkachuk (March 13, 2001).
  • Pick 23 (Phoenix to Philadelphia, optional): Philadelphia traded Daymond Langkow to Phoenix for the choice of, at Philadelphia's option: (1) St. Louis' first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (previously acquired by Phoenix) and Phoenix's second-round pick in 2003, or, (2) Phoenix's second-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft and first-round pick in 2003 (July 2, 2001).
  • Pick 26 (Philadelphia to Washington): Washington traded Adam Oates to Philadelphia for Maxime Ouellet and Philadelphia's first-, second- and third-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft (March 19, 2002).
  • Pick 26 (Washington to Dallas): see pick 13.
  • Pick 30 (Detroit to Buffalo): Buffalo traded Dominik Hasek to Detroit for Vyacheslav Kozlov, Detroit's first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft and a conditional pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (July 1, 2001). Buffalo traded this pick and the draft rights to Mike Pandolfo to Columbus for the Jackets' second first-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (No. 20 overall) (June 22, 2002). Columbus traded this pick to Atlanta for the Thrashers' second- and third-round picks in the 2002 Entry Draft (June 22, 2002).
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