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2001-02 NHL Waiver Draft set for Friday

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
NEW YORK - The 2001-02 NHL Waiver Draft will be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 12:00 PM ET. Below are the key dates and times leading to the Waiver Draft, plus information regarding the Draft format.

Key Dates and Times

Tuesday, Sept. 25
2:00 PM ET:Trading freeze in effect until the conclusion of the Waiver Draft.
4:00 PM ET: Deadline for each club to submit 18-skater, two-goaltender Protected List.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Time TBD: NHL Communications Department releases clubs' lists of protected and available players, once all lists have been approved by the League.

Friday, Sept. 28
12:00 PM ET: NHL Waiver Draft held via conference call. Results from the draft will be released by the NHL upon its conclusion.

Waiver Draft Rules

In the first round, non-playoff clubs from the 2000-01 season participate.

In the first round, no club may claim from a club in its own division.

No club may lose more than three players in the Waiver Draft, unless it chooses to offer more players. Each club's three-player loss limit will increase by the number of draft claims it makes against other clubs.

A club that lost a goaltender in the 2000 Expansion Draft (Buffalo, Colorado, Florida, Montreal, New Jersey, St. Louis, Tampa Bay) may not lose a goaltender in this year's Waiver Draft, unless it chooses to offer a goaltender.

The draft will conclude when a round is completed in which no club makes a claim.

2001-02 Waiver Draft Order Of Selection

1. NY Islanders
2. Tampa Bay
3. Atlanta
4. Florida
5. Anaheim
6. Minnesota
7. Montreal
8. Columbus
9. Chicago
10. NY Rangers
11. Calgary
12. Nashville
13. Boston
14. Phoenix
15. Carolina
16. Vancouver
17. Toronto
18. Los Angeles
19. Edmonton
20. San Jose
21. Pittsburgh
22. Buffalo
23. Philadelphia
24. St. Louis
25. Washington
26. Dallas
27. Ottawa
28. New Jersey
29. Detroit
30. Colorado
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