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NHL Announces Protected, Available Lists for Waiver Draft

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


The National Hockey League announced today the clubs' protected and available lists for the 2002-2003 Waiver Draft, to be held on Friday, October 4 at 12:00 PM ET.

RANGERS PROTECTED LIST:
Matthew Barnaby, F; Pavel Bure, F; Radek Dvorak, F; Rico Fata, F; Bobby Holik, F; Darius Kasparaitis, D; Brian Leetch, D; Eric Lindros, F; Richard Lintner, D; Vladimir Malakhov, D; Sandy McCarthy, F; Mark Messier, F; Rem Murray, F; Petr Nedved, F; Krzysztof Oliwa, F; Tom Poti, D; Dale Purinton, D; Mikael Samuelsson, F; Johan Holmqvist, G; Mike Richter, G.

RANGERS AVAILABLE LIST:
Joel Bouchard, D; Vladimir Chebaturkin, D; Ted Donato, F; Nils Ekman, F; Ken Gernander, F; Boyd Kane, F; Dave Karpa, D; Sylvain Lefebvre, D; Dixon Ward, F; Scott Meyer, G; Bryce Wandler, G.

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WAIVER DRAFT RULES:
1. In the first round, only non-playoff clubs from the 2001-02 season participate.

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

3. 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.

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


2002 ORDER OF SELECTION:
First Round
1. Atlanta
2. Columbus
3. Florida
4. Tampa Bay
5. Pittsburgh
6. Nashville
7. Anaheim
8. Minnesota
9. Calgary
10. NY Rangers
11. Buffalo
12. Washington
13. Dallas
14. Edmonton

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