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2002-03 NHL waiver draft protected lists

The 2002-03 NHL waiver draft will be held Friday, Oct. 4 at noon ET.


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.

Exemptions
The number of years a player is exempt from the Waiver Draft is outlined below. The exemption ends once the player has played in the number of NHL games set forth in the applicable column below.

Goalies
Years from NHL Games
Age NHL signing Played*
18 6 or 80
19 5 or 80
20 4 or 80
21 4 or 60
22 4 or 60
23 3 or 60
24 2 or 60
25+ 1 or --

Skaters
Years from NHL Games
Age NHL signing Played*
18 5 or 160
19 4 or 160
20 3 or 160
21 3 or 80
22 3 or 70
23 3 or 60
24 2 or 60
25+ 1 or -

* 'NHL games played' includes all regular-season and playoff games. A skater who plays in 11 or more NHL games as a 18- or 19-year-old will have his exemption reduced from five and four years, respectively, to three years. A goaltender who plays in 11 or more NHL games as an 18- or 19-year-old will have his exemption reduced from six and five years, respectively, to four years.

Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Protected: Dan Bylsma, F; Keith Carney, D; Marc Chouinard, F; Matt Cullen, F; Niclas Havelid, D; Paul Kariya, F; Patric Kjellberg, F; Jason Krog, F; Mike Leclerc, F; Andy McDonald, F; Adam Oates, F; Fredrik Olausson, D; Steve Rucchin, F; Ruslan Salei, D; Kevin Sawyer, F; Petr Sykora, F; Pavel Trnka, D; Vitali Vishnevski, D; Martin Gerber, G; J-Sebastien Giguere, G.

Available: Francis Belanger, F; Travis Brigley, F; Josh DeWolf, D; Denny Lambert, F; Chris O'Sullivan, D; Samuel Pahlsson, F; Todd Reirden, D; Nick Smith, F; German Titov, F; Nikolai Tsulygin, D; Rob Valicevic, F; Jason York, D.

Atlanta Thrashers
Protected: Lubos Bartecko, F; Yuri Butsayev, F; Jeff Cowan, F; Tony Hrkac, F; Frantisek Kaberle, D; Tomi Kallio, F; Vyacheslav Kozlov, F; Uwe Krupp, D; Shawn McEachern, F; Jeff Odgers, F; Pascal Rheaume, F; Ben Simon, F; Richard Smehlik, D; Dan Snyder, F; Patrik Stefan, F; Andy Sutton, D; Chris Tamer, D; Yannick Tremblay, D; Frederic Cassivi, G; Milan Hnilicka, G.
Available: Dallas Eakins, D; Chris Herperger, F; Andreas Karlsson, F; Per Svartvadet, F; Jean-Pierre Vigier, F; Norm Maracle, G; Damian Rhodes, G.

Boston Bruins
Protected: P.J. Axelsson, F; Bryan Berard, D; Sean Brown, D; Hal Gill, D; Mike Knuble, F; Jarno Kultanen, D; Martin Lapointe, F; Marty McInnis, F; Kyle McLaren, D; Glen Murray, F; Sean O'Donnell, D; Brian Rolston, F; Sergei Samsonov, F; P.J. Stock, F; Jozef Stumpel, F; Don Sweeney, D; Joe Thornton, F; Rob Zamuner, F; John
Grahame, G; Steve Shields, G.

Available: Bill Bowler, F; Rich Brennan, D; Carl Corazzini, F; Michal Grosek, F; Jay Henderson, F; Matthew Herr, F; Chris Kelleher, D; Dimitri Kvartalnov, F; Brantt Myhres, F; Darren Van Oene, F; Tim Thomas, G.

Buffalo Sabres
Protected: Maxim Afinogenov, F; Stu Barnes, F; Eric Boulton, F; Curtis Brown, F; Tim Connolly, F; Jean-Pierre Dumont, F; Chris Gratton, F; Jochen Hecht, F; Jay McKee, D; Francois Methot, F; James Patrick, D; Peter Ratchuk, D; Rob Ray, F; Miroslav Satan, F; Vaclav Varada, F; Rhett Warrener, D; Jason Woolley, D; Alexei Zhitnik, D; Martin Biron, G; Mika Noronen, G.
Available: Jeremy Adduono, F; Jason Botterill, F; Rory Fitzpatrick, D; Denis Hamel, F; Doug Houda, D; Chris Taylor, F; Tom Askey, G.

Calgary Flames
Protected: Steve Begin, F; Craig Berube, F; Bob Boughner, D; Petr Buzek, D; Chris Clark, F; Craig Conroy, F; Chris Drury, F; Denis Gauthier, D; Martin Gelinas, F; Jarome Iginla, F; Toni Lydman, D; Scott Nichol, F; Rob Niedermayer, F; Robyn Regehr, D; Marc Savard, F; Blake Sloan, F; Jamie Wright, F; Stephane Yelle, F; Jamie McLennan, G; Roman Turek, G.
Available: Ryan Christie, F; Robert Dome, F; Dwayne Hay, F; Dave Huntzicker, D; Ladislav Kohn, F; Dave Lowry, F; Mike Martin, D; Jason Morgan, F; Rick Mrozik, D; Ronald Petrovicky, F; Martin Sonnenberg, F; Darcy Verot, F; Brad Werenka, D; Andrei Trefilov, G.

Carolina Hurricanes
Protected: Kevyn Adams, F; Bates Battaglia, F; Jesse Boulerice, F; Rod Brind'Amour, F; Erik Cole, F; Jeff Daniels, F; Ron Francis, F; Bret Hedican, D; Sean Hill, D; Sami Kapanen, F; Darren Langdon, F; Marek Malik, D; Jeff O'Neill, F; David Tanabe, D; Josef Vasicek, F; Niclas Wallin, D; Aaron Ward, D; Glen Wesley, D; Arturs Irbe, G; Kevin Weekes, G.

Available: Craig Adams, F; Kaspars Astashenko, D; Ryan Bast, D; Steven Halko, D; Craig MacDonald, F; Nikos Tselios, D; Mike Watt, F; Tommy Westlund, F; Jean-Marc Pelletier, G.

Chicago Blackhawks
Protected: Sergei Berezin, F; Eric Daze, F; Nathan Dempsey, D; Theoren Fleury, F; Phil Housley, D; Alexander Karpovtsev, D; Jon Klemm, D; Igor Korolev, F; Boris Mironov, D; Michael Nylander, F; Lyle Odelein, D; Steve Poapst, D; Bob Probert, F; Jason Strudwick, D; Steve Sullivan, F; Steve Thomas, F; Ryan Vandenbussche, F; Alexei Zhamnov, F; Steve Passmore, G; Jocelyn Thibault, G.

Available: Louie DeBrusk, F; Casey Hankinson, F; Matt Henderson, F; Josef Marha, F; Mike Peluso, F; Shawn Thornton, F; Dmitri Tolkunov, D; Peter White, F.

Colorado Avalanche
Protected: Serge Aubin, F; Rob Blake, D; Greg de Vries, D; Adam Foote, D; Peter Forsberg, F; Milan Hejduk, F; Dan Hinote, F; Mike Keane, F; Brad Larsen, F; Dean McAmmond, F; Eric Messier, F; Derek Morris, D; Scott Parker, F; Steve Reinprecht, F; Joe Sakic, F; Martin Skoula, D; D.J. Smith, D; Alex Tanguay, F; Petr Franek, G; Patrick Roy, G.
Available: Eric Bertrand, F; Steve Brule, F; Brett Clark, D; Bryan Muir, D; Jeff Paul, D; Jeff Shantz, F; Brent Thompson, D; Brian Willsie, F.

Columbus Blue Jackets
Protected: Jamie Allison, D; Andrew Cassels, F; Kevin Dineen, F; J-Luc Grand-Pierre, D; Rostislav Klesla, D; Espen Knutsen, F; Scott Lachance, D; Grant Marshall, F; Andrej Nedorost, F; Lasse Pirjeta, F; Luke Richardson, D; Geoff Sanderson, F; Jody Shelley, F; Mike Sillinger, F; Jaroslav Spacek, D; David Vyborny, F; Ray Whitney, F; Tyler Wright, F; Marc Denis, G; Jean-Francois Labbe, G.
Available: Radim Bicanek, D; Mathieu Darche, F; Matt Davidson, F; David Ling, F; Don MacLean, F; Sean Pronger, F; Darrel Scoville, D; Derrick Walser, D.

Dallas Stars
Protected: Jason Arnott, F; Philippe Boucher, D; Ulf Dahlen, F; Rob DiMaio, F; Aaron Downey, F; Bill Guerin, F; Derian Hatcher, D; Sami Helenius, D; Jere Lehtinen, F; Manny Malhotra, F; Richard Matvichuk, D; Mike Modano, F; Brenden Morrow, F; Kirk Muller, F; Darryl Sydor, D; Pierre Turgeon, F; Scott Young, F; Sergei Zubov, D; Ron Tugnutt, G; Marty Turco, G.
Available: Steve Gainey, F; David Gosselin, F; Greg Hawgood, D; Jeff MacMillan, D; Jim Montgomery, F; Gavin Morgan, F; David Oliver, F; Scott Pellerin, F; Jon Sim, F; Mark Wotton, D; Corey Hirsch, G.

Detroit Red Wings
Protected: Chris Chelios, D; Mathieu Dandenault, D; Pavel Datsyuk, F; Boyd Devereaux, F; Kris Draper, F; Sergei Fedorov, F; Jiri Fischer, D; Tomas Holmstrom, F; Brett Hull, F; Maxim Kuznetsov, D; Igor Larionov, F; Nicklas Lidstrom, D; Kirk Maltby, F; Darren McCarty, F; Luc Robitaille, F; Brendan Shanahan, F; Jesse Wallin, D; Steve Yzerman, F; Curtis Joseph, G; Manny Legace, G.
Available: Patrick Boileau, D; Eddy Campbell, D; Derek King, F; Mark Mowers, F; Michel Picard, F; Stacy Roest, F; Marc Lamothe, G.

Edmonton Oilers
Protected: Eric Brewer, D; Anson Carter, F; Daniel Cleary, F; Scott Ferguson, D; Josh Green, F; Mike Grier, F; Alex Henry, D; Shawn Horcoff, F; Georges Laraque, F; Todd Marchant, F; Ethan Moreau, F; Janne Niinimaa, D; Jason Smith, D; Ryan Smyth, F; Steve Staios, D; Brian Swanson, F; Mike York, F; Alexander Zhurik, D; Jussi Markkanen, G; Tommy Salo, G.
Available: Adam Bennett, D; Jozef Cierny, F; Chad Hinz, F; Ralph Intranuovo, F; Fredrik Lindquist, F; Fernando Pisani, F; Marty Reasoner, F; Craig Reichert, F; Peter Sarno, F; Sergei Yerkovich, D.

Florida Panthers
Protected: Valeri Bure, F; Paul Elliott, D; Mike Green, F; Niklas Hagman, F; Kristian Huselius, F; Ryan Johnson, F; Olli Jokinen, F; Viktor Kozlov, F; Paul Laus, F; Stephane Matteau, F; Marcus Nilson, F; Sandis Ozolinsh, D; Michel Periard, D; Byron Ritchie, F; Vladimir Sapozhnikov, D; Lance Ward, D; Peter Worrell, F; Dmitry Yushkevich, D; Jani Hurme, G; Roberto Luongo, G.
Available: Sven Butenschon, D; Jim Campbell, F; Pierre Dagenais, F; Andy Lundbohm, F; Joey Tetarenko, F; Rocky Thompson, F; Jeff Toms, F; Igor Ulanov, D; Wade Flaherty, G; Chris Mason, G.

Los Angeles Kings
Protected: Jason Allison, F; Eric Belanger, F; Ken Belanger, F; Brad Chartrand, F; Adam Deadmarsh, F; Mikko Eloranta, F; Craig Johnson, F; Ian Laperriere, F; Andreas Lilja, D; Chris McAlpine, D; Aaron Miller, D; Jaroslav Modry, D; Mattias Norstrom, D; Zigmund Palffy, F; Erik Rasmussen, F; Mathieu Schneider, D; Bryan Smolinski, F; Lubomir Visnovsky, D; Felix Potvin, G; Jamie Storr, G.
Available: Derek Armstrong, F; Derek Bekar, F; Steve Heinze, F; Jason Holland, D; Steve Kelly, F; Jan Nemecek, D; Pavel Rosa, F; Chris Schmidt, F; Richard Seeley, D; Travis Scott, G.

Minnesota Wild
Protected: Ladislav Benysek, D; Brad Bombardir, D; Brad Brown, D; Andrew Brunette, F; Jim Dowd, F; Pascal Dupuis, F; Darby Hendrickson, F; Matt Johnson, F; Filip Kuba, D; Antti Laaksonen, F; Jason Marshall, D; Willie Mitchell, D; Bill Muckalt, F; Richard Park, F; Cliff Ronning, F; Lubomir Sekeras, D; Wes Walz, F; Sergei Zholtok, F; Manny Fernandez, G; Dwayne Roloson, G.
Available: Sylvain Blouin, F; Mike Crowley, D; Greg Crozier, F; David Cullen, D; Hnat Domenichelli, F; Cory Larose, F; Curtis Murphy, D; Rastislav Pavlikovsky, F; Maxim Sushinsky, F; Jean-Guy Trudel, F; Tony Tuzzolino, F; Tony Virta, F; Dieter Kochan, G.

Montreal Canadiens
Protected: Donald Audette, F; Patrice Brisebois, D; Jan Bulis, F; Mariusz Czerkawski, F; Andreas Dackell, F; Karl Dykhuis, D; Doug Gilmour, F; Joe Juneau, F; Chad Kilger, F; Saku Koivu, F; Andrei Markov, D; Randy McKay, F; Yanic Perreault, F; Oleg Petrov, F; Stephane Quintal, D; Craig Rivet, D; Sheldon Souray, D; Richard Zednik, F; Jeff Hackett, G; Jose Theodore, G.
Available: Francis Bouillon, D; Matthieu Descoteaux, D; Benoit Gratton, F; Miloslav Guren, D; Martti Jarventie, D; Eric Landry, F; Bill Lindsay, F; Matt O'Dette, D; Gino Odjick, F; Stephane Robidas, D; Patrick Traverse, D; Jason Ward, F; Eric Fichaud, G.

Nashville Predators
Protected: Denis Arkhipov, F; Andy Delmore, D; Brent Gilchrist, F; Bill Houlder, D; Cale Hulse, D; Andreas Johansson, F; Greg Johnson, F; David Legwand, F; Vladimir Orszagh, F; Denis Pederson, F; Nathan Perrott, F; Robert Schnabel, D; Karlis Skrastins, D; Kimmo Timonen, D; Pascal Trepanier, D; Scott Walker, F; Clarke Wilm, F; Vitali Yachmenev, F; Mike Dunham, G; Tomas Vokoun, G.
Available: Andy Berenzweig, D; Marian Cisar, F; Greg Classen, F; Mark Eaton, D; Stu Grimson, F; Jere Karalahti, D; Greg Koehler, F; Cameron Mann, F; Domenic Pittis, F; Pavel Skrbek, D; Wyatt Smith, F; Peter Smrek, D; Petr Tenkrat, F.

New Jersey Devils
Protected: Sergei Brylin, F; Ken Daneyko, D; Patrik Elias, F; Jeff Friesen, F; Scott Gomez, F; Stephen Guolla, F; Jamie Langenbrunner, F; John Madden, F; Jim McKenzie, F; Scott Niedermayer, D; Joe Nieuwendyk, F; Jay Pandolfo, F; Brian Rafalski, D; Scott Stevens, D; Turner Stevenson, F; Oleg Tverdovsky, D; Colin White, D; Andrei Zyuzin, D; Martin Brodeur, G; Corey Schwab, G.

Available: Tommy Albelin, D; Jiri Bicek, F; Craig Darby, F; Ray Giroux, D; Joe Hulbig, F; Mike Matteucci, D; Dave Roche, F; Rob Skrlac, F; Ken Sutton, D.

New York Islanders
Protected: Arron Asham, F; Adrian Aucoin, D; Shawn Bates, F; Jason Blake, F; Eric Cairns, D; Roman Hamrlik, D; Brad Isbister, F; Kenny Jonsson, D; Evgeny Korolev, D; Oleg Kvasha, F; Claude Lapointe, F; Mark Parrish, F; Michael Peca, F; Dave Scatchard, F; Mattias Timander, D; Steve Webb, F; Jason Wiemer, F; Alexei Yashin,
F; Chris Osgood, G; Garth Snow, G.
Available: Kevin Haller, D; Konstantin Kalmikov, F; Alan Letang, D; Eric Manlow, F; Alain Nasreddine, D; Ray Schultz, D; Brandon Smith, D.

New York Rangers
Protected: 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.
Available: Joel Bouchard, D; Vladimir Chebaturkin, D; Ted Donato, F; Nisse Ekman, F; Ken Gernander, F; Boyd Kane, F; Dave Karpa, D; Sylvain Lefebvre, D; Dixon Ward, F; Scott Meyer, G; Bryce Wandler, G.

Ottawa Senators
Protected: Daniel Alfredsson, F; Magnus Arvedson, F; Radek Bonk, F; Zdeno Chara, D; Mike Fisher, F; Martin Havlat, F; Shane Hnidy, D; Marian Hossa, F; Jody Hull, F; Joel Kwiatkowski, D; Curtis Leschyshyn, D; Chris Neil, F; Chris Phillips, D; Wade Redden, D; Peter Schaefer, F; Petr Schastlivy, F; Shaun Van Allen, F; Todd White, F; Patrick Lalime, G; Martin Prusek, G.
Available: Dennis Bonvie, F; David Hymovitz, F; Steve Martins, F; Joe Murphy, F; Christer Olsson, D; Andy Schneider, F; Brad Smyth, F.

Philadelphia Flyers
Protected: Donald Brashear, F; Eric Desjardins, D; Todd Fedoruk, F; Simon Gagne, F; Mark Greig, F; Michal Handzus, F; Kim Johnsson, D; Kirby Law, F; John LeClair, F; Chris McAllister, D; Dan McGillis, D; Marty Murray, F; Keith Primeau, F; Paul Ranheim, F; Mark Recchi, F; Jeremy Roenick, F; Chris Therien, D; Eric Weinrich, D; Roman Cechmanek, G; Neil Little, G.
Available: Tomas Divisek, F; David Harlock, D; Ian MacNeil, F; Andre Savage, F; John Slaney, D; Brad Tiley, D; Pete Vandermeer, F.

Phoenix Coyotes
Protected: Tony Amonte, F; Daniel Briere, F; Kelly Buchberger, F; Shane Doan, F; Dan Focht, D; Mike Johnson, F; Daymond Langkow, F; Claude Lemieux, F; Paul Mara, D; Danny Markov, D; Brad May, F; Andrei Nazarov, F; Teppo Numminen, D; Brian Savage, F; Todd Simpson, D; Radoslav Suchy, D; Ossi Vaananen, D; Landon Wilson, F; Brian Boucher, G; Sean Burke, G.
Available: Drake Berehowsky, D; Zac Bierk, G.

Pittsburgh Penguins
Protected: Marc Bergevin, D; Shean Donovan, F; Jan Hrdina, F; Hans Jonsson, D; Alexei Kovalev, F; Dan Lacouture, F; Janne Laukkanen, D; Mario Lemieux, F; Kent Manderville, F; Steve McKenna, F; Ian Moran, D; Aleksey Morozov, F; Ville Nieminen, F; Wayne Primeau, F; Jamie Pushor, D; Randy Robitaille, F; Michal Rozsival, D; Martin Straka, F; Jean-Sebastien Aubin, G; Johan Hedberg, G.
Available: Rick Berry, D; Tom Kostopoulos, F; Francois Leroux, D; Jason MacDonald, F; Eric Meloche, F; Toby Petersen, F; Dick Tarnstrom, D; Vladimir Vujtek, F; Mike Wilson, D; Robbie Tallas, G.

St. Louis Blues
Protected: Daniel Corso, F; Pavol Demitra, F; Dallas Drake, F; Mike Eastwood, F; Jeff Finley, D; Alexander Khavanov, D; Christian Laflamme, D; Reed Low, F; Al MacInnis, D; Jamal Mayers, F; Scott Mellanby, F; Tyson Nash, F; Shjon Podein, F; Chris Pronger, D; Bryce Salvador, D; Cory Stillman, F; Keith Tkachuk, F; Doug Weight,
F; Fred Brathwaite, G; Brent Johnson, G.
Available: Steve Bancroft, D; Eric Boguniecki, F; Aris Brimanis, D; Marc Brown, F; Jason Dawe, F; Steve Dubinsky, F; Eric Nickulas, F; Rich Pilon, D; Jame Pollock, D; Stephane Roy, F; Daniel Tkaczuk, F; Sergei Varlamov, F.

San Jose Sharks
Protected: Matt Bradley, F; Vincent Damphousse, F; Adam Graves, F; Scott Hannan, D; Todd Harvey, F; Shawn Heins, D; Bryan Marchment, D; Patrick Marleau, F; Owen Nolan, F; Marcus Ragnarsson, D; Mike Rathje, D; Mike Ricci, F; Teemu Selanne, F; Mark Smith, F; Brad Stuart, D; Marco Sturm, F; Niklas Sundstrom, F; Scott
Thornton, F; Marc Kielkucki, G; Evgeni Nabokov, G.
Available: Tavis Hansen, F; John Jakopin, D; Ryan Kraft, F; Jeff Nelson, F; Scott Thomas, F.

Tampa Bay Lightning
Protected: Dave Andreychuk, F; Dan Boyle, D; Ben Clymer, F; Jassen Cullimore, D; Chris Dingman, F; Ruslan Fedotenko, F; Pavel Kubina, D; Vincent Lecavalier, F; Brad Lukowich, D; Fredrik Modin, F; Stan Neckar, D; Nolan Pratt, D; Vaclav Prospal, F; Brad Richards, F; Andre Roy, F; Cory Sarich, D; Martin St. Louis, F; Shane Willis, F; Kevin Hodson, G; Nikolai Khabibulin, G.
Available: Mathieu Biron, D; Gordie Dwyer, F; Matt Elich, F; Brian Holzinger, F; Darren Rumble, D; Tim Taylor, F.

Toronto Maple Leafs
Protected: Wade Belak, D; Aki Berg, D; Shayne Corson, F; Tie Domi, F; Tom Fitzgerald, F; Travis Green, F; Jonas Hoglund, F; Richard Jackman, D; Tomas Kaberle, D; Bryan McCabe, D; Alyn McCauley, F; Alexander Mogilny, F; Robert Reichel, F; Mikael Renberg, F; Gary Roberts, F; Mats Sundin, F; Robert Svehla, D; Darcy Tucker, F; Ed Belfour, G; Trevor Kidd, G.
Available: Lonny Bohonos, F; Ryan Bonni, D; Doug Doull, F; Anders Eriksson, D; Jonathan Gagnon, F; Maxim Galanov, D; Aaron Gavey, F; Mikael Hakanson, F; Paul Healey, F; Josh Holden, F; Brad Leeb, F; Jyrki Lumme, D; Craig Mills, F; Marc Moro, D; Bob Wren, F; Dmitriy Yakushin, D; Mike Minard, G.

Vancouver Canucks
Protected: Murray Baron, D; Todd Bertuzzi, F; Matt Cooke, F; Jan Hlavac, F; Ed Jovanovski, D; Trent Klatt, F; Trevor Letowski, F; Trevor Linden, F; Brendan Morrison, F; Markus Naslund, F; Mattias Ohlund, D; Leif Rohlin, D; Jarkko Ruutu, F; Sami Salo, D; Daniel Sedin, F; Henrik Sedin, F; Brent Sopel, D; Todd Warriner, F;
Dan Cloutier, G; Peter Skudra, G.
Available: Nolan Baumgartner, D; Johan Davidsson, F; Jeff Farkas, F; Bryan Helmer, D; Steve Kariya, F; Pat Kavanagh, F; Zenith Komarniski, D; Jaroslav Obsut, D; Ryan Ready, F; Vadim Sharifijanov, F; Herbert Vasiljevs, F; Tyler Moss, G.

Washington Capitals
Protected: Peter Bondra, F; Ivan Ciernik, F; Sylvain Cote, D; Sergei Gonchar, D; Jeff Halpern, F; Jaromir Jagr, F; Calle Johansson, D; Ken Klee, D; Steve Konowalchuk, F; Robert Lang, F; Glen Metropolit, F; Kip Miller, F; Andrei Nikolishin, F; Todd Rohloff, D; Chris Simon, F; Ryan Vanbuskirk, D; Brendan Witt, D;
Dainius Zubrus, F; Sebastien Charpentier, G; Olaf Kolzig, G.
Available: Jason Doig, D; Chris Ferraro, F; Peter Ferraro, F; Colin Forbes, F; Chris Hajt, D; Dean Melanson, D; Mark Murphy, F; Trent Whitfield, F; Dwayne Zinger, D; Stephane Beauregard, G; Craig Billington, G.