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