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1997 Draft Choices Round 8
 
Year: Team: Position: Round:  
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 24 214 PHI
Marko Kauppinen D FIN 6' 0" 178 JyP HT Juniors
CIS
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 12 202 MTL
Andrei Sidyakin R RUS 5' 11" 169 CIS Salavat Yulaev
Czech
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 7 197 MTL
Petr Kubos D CZE 6' 2" 189 Czech Vsetin HC
Czech.
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 22 212 BUF
Kamil Piros R CZE 6' 0" 195 Czech. Litvinov Jr.
Mass H.S.
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 13 203 OTT
Nick Gillis R USA 6' 0" 188 Mass H.S. Cushing Academy
N.H.
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 4 194 TOR
Russ Bartlett C USA 6' 1" 182 N.H. Phillips-Exeter Academy
NCAA
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 1 191 BOS
Antti Laaksonen L FIN 6' 0" 180 NCAA U. of Denver
OHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 9 199 CAR
Randy Fitzgerald L CAN 5' 9" 170 OHL Detroit Whalers
8 15 205 EDM
Chris Kerr D CAN 6' 2" 185 OHL Sudbury Wolves
8 20 210 NYR
Andrew Proskurnicki L CAN 6' 3" 201 OHL Sarnia Sting
Ontario
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 6 196 NYI
Jeremy Symington G CAN 6' 2" 185 Ontario Petrolia Jr. B
QMJHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 10 200 WSH
Pierre-Luc Therrien G CAN 5' 11" 170 QMJHL Drummondville Voltigeurs
Russia
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 11 201 VAN
Denis Martynyuk L RUS 6' 3" 187 Russia CSKA Moscow
8 14 204 CHI
Sergei Shikhanov R RUS 6' 2" 190 Russia Tolyatti Lada
8 26 216 DAL
Alexei Komarov D RUS 6' 8" 194 Russia Yaroslavl Torpedo
SJHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 17 207 PHX
Alex Andreyev D LVA 6' 4" 230 SJHL Weyburn Red Wings
Sweden
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 5 195 CAR
Niklas Nordgren L SWE 6' 0" 185 Sweden Modo Jrs.
SwissB
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 19 209 ANA
Rene Stussi C CHE 5' 11" 183 SwissB Thurgau
USHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 3 193 LAK
Jay Kopischke L USA 6' 3" 210 USHL North Iowa Huskies
8 16 206 STL
Bobby Haglund L USA 5' 11" 195 USHL Des Moines Buccaneers
8 21 211 FLA
Doug Schueller D USA 6' 1" 200 USHL Twin City Vulcans
8 25 215 NJD
Scott Clemmensen G USA 6' 3" 205 USHL Des Moines Buccaneers
8 27 217 COL
Doug Schmidt D USA 5' 10" 205 USHL Waterloo Black Hawks
WHL
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
8 2 192 SJS
Cam Severson L CAN 6' 2" 220 WHL Prince Albert Raiders
8 8 198 TBL
Shawn Skolney D CAN 6' 2" 185 WHL Seattle Thunderbirds
8 18 208 PIT
Andrew Ference D CAN 5' 11" 189 WHL Portland Winter Hawks
8 23 213 DET
Steve Wilejto C CAN 5' 11" 178 WHL Prince Albert Raiders
 
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