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2003 NHL Entry Draft pick-by-pick coverage

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Which team will have the best draft? Which will have the worst? Who will be the biggest bust or the biggest sleeper? Once again, the made early news by trading the first overall pick. This time, they dealt the pick to Pittsburgh in exchange for the No. 3 overall selection and winger Mikael Samuelson. Follow all the action from Nashville live here on FOXSports.com. We'll keep you up to date throughout the draft.
2003 NHL Entry Draft
First-round selections
No.TeamPlayerPositionTeamLeague/Country
1 Pittsburgh (from Florida) Marc-Andre Fleury Goalie Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
2 Carolina Eric Staal Center Peterborogh Petes OHL
3 Florida (from Pittsburgh) Nathan Horton Center Oshawa Generals OHL
4 Columbus Nikolai Zherdev Right Wing Central Army Russia
5 Buffalo Thomas Vanek Left Wing U. of Minnesota WCHA
6 San Jose Milan Michalek Left Wing HC Ceske Budejovice Czech Rep.
7 Nashville Ryan Suter Defenseman U. of Wisconsin WCHA
8 Atlanta Braydon Coburn Defenseman Portland Winterhawks WHL
9 Calgary Dion Phaneuf Defense Red Deer Rebels WHL
10 Montreal Andrei Kostitsyn Forward CSKA Russia
11 Philadelphia (from Phoenix) Jeff Carter Center Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
12 N.Y. Hugh Jessiman Left Wing Dartmouth Hockey East
13 Los Angeles Dustin Brown Right Wing Guelph Storm OHL
14 Chicago Brent Seabrook Defenseman Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
15 N.Y. Robert Nilsson Forward Leksand Sweden
16 San Jose (from Boston) Steve Bernier Right Wing Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
17 New Jersey (from Edmonton) Zach Parise Center U. of North Dakota WCHA
18 Washington Eric Fehr Right Wing Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
19 Anaheim Ryan Getzlaf Center Calgary Hitmen WHL
20 Minnesota Brent Burns Right Wing Brampton Battalion OHL
21 Boston (from San Jose via Toronto) Mark Stuart Defense Colorado College WCHA
22 Edmonton (from New Jersey via St. Louis) Marc-Antoine Pouliot Center Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
23 Vancouver Ryan Kessler Center Ohio State CCHA
24 Philadelphia Mike Richards Center Kitchener Rangers OHL
25 Florida (from Tampa Bay) Anthony Stewart Forward Kingston OHL
26 Los Angeles (from Colorado) Brian Boyle Center St. Sebastian's (MA) U.S. high school
27 Los Angeles (from Detroit) Jeff Tambellini Left Wing U. of Michigan CCHA
28 Anaheim (from Dallas) Corey Perry Right Wing London Knights OHL
29 Ottawa Patrick Eaves Right Wing Boston College Hockey East
30 St. Louis Shawn Belle Defenseman Tri-City WHL
  • Moves: Pick 1 (Florida to Pittsburgh) — Florida traded its first overall pick and its third-round pick (173rd overall) to Pittsburgh for the No. 3 pick and the Penguins' second-round pick (55th overall) Pick 11 (Phoenix to Philadelphia) — Philadelphia traded C Daymond Langkow to Phoenix for Phoenix's 2nd-round pick in the 2002 Entry Draft (pick later traded by Philadelphia) and 1st-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (July 2, 2001). Pick 16 (Boston to San Jose) — Boston traded its 16th pick overall to San Jose for Nos. 21, 66 and 107 in the 2003 draft. Pick 17 (Edmonton to New Jersey) — Edmonton traded its 17th pick overall to New Jersey for Nos. 22 and 68 in the 2003 draft. Pick 21 (Toronto to San Jose) — San Jose traded RW Owen Nolan to Toronto for C Alyn McCauley, C Brad Boyes and Toronto's 1st-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (Mar. 6, 2003). Pick 22 (St. Louis to New Jersey) — As part of the Scott Stevens tampering decision, New Jersey was awarded, and is exercising this year, the right to switch 1st-round picks with St. Louis (Jan. 4, 1999). Pick 25 (Tampa Bay to Florida) — Tampa Bay traded its 27th pick overall to Florida for Nos. 34, 41 and 192 in the 2003 draft. Pick 26 (Colorado to Los Angeles) — Los Angeles traded D Rob Blake and C Steven Reinprecht to Colorado for RW Adam Deadmarsh, D Aaron Miller, C Jared Aulin, Colorado's 1st-round pick in the 2001 Entry Draft (Dave Steckel) and 1st-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft (Feb. 22, 2001). Pick 27 (Detroit to Los Angeles) — Los Angeles traded D Mathieu Schneider to Detroit for C Sean Avery, D Maxim Kuznetsov, Detroit's 1st-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft and 2nd-round pick in the 2004 Entry Draft (Mar. 11, 2003). Pick 28 (Dallas to Anaheim) — Dallas traded its 28th overall pick to Anaheim for Nos. 36 and 54 in the 2003 NHL draft. Pick 30 (New Jersey to St. Louis) - Part of Stevens ruling mentioned above.
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