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Players Drafted in the 90’s Still in NHL during 2014-15 Season

69 players drafted from 1990-1999 played in the NHL this season. A few of these players have also decided to retire, their names will be listed in italics. We will take a look at who’s decided to hang them up this year out of this group and the impact each player has had on the game over their career and how they fit into the NHL at this point.

1999 Draft Class (15)

  • D Barret Jackman – Drafted 17th overall by the St. Louis Blues – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the St. Louis Blues with 15 points in 80 games, the same Blues team he has spent his entire 13 year NHL career and winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 2002-03. He will suit up for a new team next year as he wasn’t offered a new contract by the Blues and became an Unrestricted Free Agent this summer signing with the Nashville Predators. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • F Ryan Malone –  Drafted 115th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 2003-04 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New York Rangers with no points in 6 games and 24 games with the AHL affiliate Hartford Wolfpack before retiring. Has run into substance abuse problems the past few seasons, derailing the once top six forwards career. He has since retired. During his career he was a all-rookie team member during the 2003-04 season and also won a silver medal with team USA in 2010. hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Brian McGrattan – Drafted 104th overall by the Los Angeles Kings – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2005-06 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Calgary Flames with no points in 8 games and also 16 games with the AHL affiliate Adirondack Flames. Has spent his career as a fourth line enforcer and it looks like his chance to get into many more NHL games is going to be limited for the rest of his career. He signed with the Anaheim Ducks this past offseason and is expected to spend most of his time with the AHL San Diego Gulls.hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Chris Kelly – Drafted 94th overall by the Ottawa Senators – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2003-04 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Boston Bruins with 28 points in 80 games. Chris Kelly has spent time with  hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Rob Zepp – Drafted 99th overall by the Atalanta Thrashers in 1999 and later on re-entry 110th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001 – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2014-15 – Played 2014-15 Season his first at the age of 33 with the Philadelphia Flyers getting in 10 games with a record of five wins, two losses a 2.89 goal against average to go with a .888 save percentage. Zepp also played 47 games with the Flyers AHL Affiliate the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Zepp is one of 12 goaltenders to make their NHL debut after the age of 33 according to this NHL.com article. His trek after junior hockey included four seasons where he played in the East Coast Hockey League, three seasons in the American Hockey League including the current, two seasons in Finland’s top league Sm-Liiga and seven years as the starting goaltender for the Berlin Polar Bears of Germans top league DEL. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Radim Vrbata – Drafted 212th overall by the Colorado Avalanche – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Vancouver Canucks with 63 points in 79 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Martin Erat – Drafted 191st overall by the Nashville Predators – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Arizona Coyotes with 32 points in 79 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Daniel Sedin – Drafted 2nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Vancouver Canucks with 76 points in 82 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Henrik Sedin – Drafted 3rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Vancouver Canucks with 73 points in 82 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Jordan Leopold – Drafted 44th overall by the Anaheim Ducks – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with the St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild with 4 points in 42 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Martin Havlat – Drafted 26th overall by the Ottawa Senators – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils with 14 points in 40 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Craig Anderson – Drafted 77th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1999 and later on re-entry 73rd overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001 – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with with the Ottawa Senators with 35 regular season and 4 playoff games. Anderson had a .923 save percentage during the regular season with a 14-13-8 record and a 2.49 goal against. In the playoff he went 2-2-1 with a .972 save percentage and a 0.97 goals against. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Henrik Zetterberg – Drafted 210th overall by the Detroit Red Wings – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Detroit Red Wings with 66 points in 77 games. Zetterberg also had 3 points in 7 playoff games. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP during the 2007-08 season when the Red Wings last won the Stanley Cup. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Derek MacKenzie – Drafted 128th overall by the Atlanta Thrashers – Born: 1981 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Florida Panthers with 11 points in 82 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Ryan Miller – Drafted 138th overall by the Buffalo Sabres – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Vancouver Canucks with a 29-15-1 record, .911 saver percentage and 2.53 goal against. He also played in 3 playoff games going 1-1 with a 2.31 goals against and .910 save percentage. – hockeydb.com profile link

1998 Draft Class (20)

  • D Robyn Regehr – Drafted 19th overall by the Colorado Avalanche – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Los Angeles Kings with 14 points in 67 games and announced his retirement at the end of the season. Regehr a big shut down defenceman who was born in Brazil and spent his early childhood in Indonesia before setting with his parents in Saskatchewan. Regehr finishes his career with 199 points in 1090 games to go with 18 points in 67 playoff games, One Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings in 2013-14 and he was also a major part of the Calgary Flames run to the finals in 2003-04. He spent 11 seasons with the Calgary Flames to start his career before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres where he spent part of two season before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings where he spent part of three seasons. He was slowing down a bit near the end of his career but was still very effective. Internationally he has won gold with Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and Silver at the 1999 World Juniors and 2005 World Championship. At the age of 19 Regehr became the youngest player ever nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perserverence, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Jason Labarbera – Drafted 66th overall by the New York Rangers – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Anaheim Ducks with a 2-0-1 record 2.61 goals against and .909 save percentage in only 5 games, spent majority of the season with AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals playing 34 games with a .912 save percentage and 2.62 goals against. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Brad Richards – Drafted 64th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Chicago Blackhawsk with 37 points in 76 games and turning things up for the playoffs. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Simon Gagne – Drafted 22nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Boston Bruins with 4 points in 23 games. Has gone on record saying he would like to play again next NHL season. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Alex Tanguay – Drafted 12th overall by the Colorado Avalanche – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Colorado Avalanche with 55 points in 80 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Mike Fisher – Drafted 44th overall by the Ottawa Senators – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Nashville Predators with 39 points in 59 games and 1 point in 3 playoff games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Manny Malhotra – Drafted 7th overall by the New York Rangers – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Montreal Canadiens with 4 points in 58 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Brian Gionta – Drafted 82nd overall by the New Jersey Devils – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Buffalo Sabres with 35 points in 69 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Chris Neil – Drafted 161st overall by the Ottawa Senators – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Ottawa Senators with 7 points in 38 games and no points in 2 playoff games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Andrei Markov – Drafted 162nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Montreal Canadiens with 50 points in 81 games and 2 points in 12 playoff games. hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Scott Gomez – Drafted 27th overall by the New Jersey Devils – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils with 34 points in 58 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Rob Scuderi – Drafted 134th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 2003-04 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Pittsburgh Penguins with 10 points in 82 games and no points in 5 playoff games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C David Legwand – Drafted 2nd overall by the Nashville Predators – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Ottawa Senators with 27 points in 80 games and no points in 3 playoff games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Bryan Allen – Drafted 4th overall by the Vancouver Canucks – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Montreal Canadiens with 1 point in 5 games and also with the AHL affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs for 36 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Francois Beauchemin – Drafted 75th overall by the Montreal Canadiens – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Anaheim Ducks with 23 points in 64 games and 8 points in 15 playoff games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Erik Cole – Drafted 71st overall by the Carolina Hurricanes – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings with 39 points in 68 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Pavel Datsyuk – Drafted 171st overall by the Detroit Red Wings – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Detroit Red Wings with 65 points in 63 games and 5 points in 7 playoff games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Brad Stuart – Drafted 3rd overall by the San Jose Sharks – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Colorado Avalanche with 13 points in 65 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Vincent Lecavalier – Drafted 1st overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Philadelphia Flyers with 20 points in 57 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Michael Ryder – Drafted 216th overall by the Montreal Canadiens – Born: 1980 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils with 19 points in 47 games. – hockeydb.com profile link

1997 Draft Class (15)

  • C Joe Thornton –  Drafted 1st overall by the Boston Bruins – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the San Jose Sharks with 65 points in 78 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Patrick Marleau – Drafted 2nd overall by the San Jose Sharks – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the San Jose Sharks with 57 points in 82 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Brenden Morrow – Drafted 25th overall by the Dallas Stars – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Tampa Bay Lightning with 8 points in 70 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Olli Jokinen – Drafted 3rd overall by the Los Angeles Kings – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues with 10 points in 62 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Andrew Ference – Drafted 208th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Edmonton Oilers with 14 points in 70 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Shawn Thornton – Drafted 190th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 2002-03 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Florida Panthers with 5 points and 50 penatly minutes in 46 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Scott Hannan – Drafted 23d overall by the San Jose Sharks – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played 2014-15 Season with the San Jose Sharks with 7 points in 58 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Matt Cooke – Drafted 144th overall by the Vancouver Canucks – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Minnesota Wild with 10 points in 29 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Eric Brewer – Drafted 5th overall by the New York Islanders – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs with 11 points in 44 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Daniel Cleary – Drafted 13th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Detroit Red Wings with 2 points in 17 games. hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Scott Clemmensen – Drafted 215th overall by the New Jersey Devils – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 2001-02 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils appearing in only 3 games, while playing the majority of the season with the AHL affiliate Albany Devils. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Roberto Luongo – Drafted 4th overall by the New York Islanders – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Florida Panthers appearing in 61 games with a 2.35 goals against and a .921 saver percentage. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Marian Hossa – Drafted 12th overall by the Ottawa Senators – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Chicago Blackhawks with 61 points in 82 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Jason Chimera – Drafted 121st overall by the Edmonton Oilers – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Washington Capitals with 19 points in 77 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Brian Campbell – Drafted 156th overall by the Buffalo Sabres – Born: 1979 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Florida Panthers with 27 points in 82 games. – hockeydb.com profile link

1996 Draft Class (8)

  • D Zdeno Chara – Drafted 56th overall by the New York Islanders – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Boston Bruins with 20 points in 63 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Matt Cullen – Drafted 35th overall by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks – Born: 1976 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Nashville Predators with 25 points in 74 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Craig Adams – Drafted 223rd overall by the Harford Whalers – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Pittsburgh Penguins with 7 points in 70 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Willie Mitchell – Drafted 199th overall by the New Jersey Devils – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Florida Panthers with 8 points in 44 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Dainius Zubrus – Drafted 15th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 1996-97 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils with 10 points in 74 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Michal Rozsival – Drafted 105th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season for the Chicago Blackhawks with 13 points in 65 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • C Daniel Briere – Drafted 24th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Colorado Avalanche registering only 12 points in 57 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Chris Phillips – Drafted 1st overall by the Ottawa Senators – Born: 1978 – First NHL Season: 1997-98 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Ottawa Senators a team he has spent his entire NHL career spanning 17 seasons, injuries limited him to just 3 points in 36 games with past season. – hockeydb.com profile link

1995 Draft Class (3)

  • RW Shane Doan – Drafted 7th overall by the Winnipeg Jets – Born: 1976 – First NHL Season: 1995-96 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Arizona Coyotes, his 19th season with the franchise and remains the last original Winnipeg Jets player still in the NHL, where he played his rookie season before they moved to Arizona. He has been captain of the Coyotes since the 2003-04 season. He’s been an instramental part of the Coyotes throughout their entire time in Arizona and has consitently put up decent point totals with his best output being 78 points in 80 games in 2007-08. If he can play a few more seasons and step up his production he will get close to 1000 points. Doan currently sits with 898 points in 1394 games. Prior to his NHL career, Doan along with future NHLer regulars Jerome Iginla, Darcy Tucker, Hnat Domenichelli, Tyson Nash, and Brad LukoWich were part of back to back WHL and Memorial Cup Championships teams in 1994 and 1995. Those teams were coached by Don Hay who also coached Doan during the Phoenix Coyotes 1996-97 season. Internationally Doan has been the Captain for team Canada several times at world championships and has won Gold twice in 2003 and 2007 to go along with Silver medals in 2005, 2008 and 2009. He also represented Canada at the 2006 Olympics but the team did not medal. Doan is also second cousins with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. Doan is definitely on the down turn of his career but can still contribute some offence to go with his leadership ability on a young Coyotes squad. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • RW Jarome Iginla – Drafted 11th overall by the Dallas Stars – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 1995-96 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Colorado Avalanche with 59 points and 29 goals in 82 games. Iginla has slowed down a bit from his prime years were he put up over a point a game, but he is still putting up right around 30 goals every year which is a pretty solid accomplishment for a 37 year old. After getting traded from the Dallas Stars with Corey Millen for Joe Nieuwendyk back in 1995, Iginla spent his first 17 NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, which included the first year were all he got into was 2 playoff games, but still put up 2 point. Around the 2013 trade deadline he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins, who he played with for the remainder of one season and the playoffs, before signing with the Boston Bruins the following year. He only spent one year in Boston before signing a 3 year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. To this point in his career Iginla has 1226 points with 589 goals in 1392 games, which are very solid numbers. He has scored 28 or more goals 15 times, 35 or more 8 times and has even topped 50 goals twice. He has taken home some hardware over his career in 2001-02 he won the Art Ross as League MVP, Maurice Richard Trophy as top goal scorer and the Lester B. Pearson Trophy for leagues most outstanding player judged by the NHLPA, which has since been renamed the Ted Lindsay Award since 2010. The 2003-04 season saw him win his second Maurice Richard Trophy as top goal scorer and also the King Clancy Trophy for his humanitarian efforts being heavily involved in all the Flames Community programs and donating $1000 to charity for every goal he scored that season. Then in 2009 he took home the Mark Messier Leadership Award for being a superior leader and contributing member of society. He was the face of the Calgary Flames franchise for a long time taking over the reigns when Theoren Fleury was traded away and was a fan favourite there for so many years. His combination of skill and toughness througout his career made him one of the games greatest power forwards of all time. Internationally he has represented Canada several times and has lots of hardware to show it. He’s won Olympic Gold in both 2002 and 2010, a World Championship Gold in 1997, Gold at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and a World Junior Championship Gold in 1996. He was also a memeber of two Memorial Cup teams in 1994 and 1995 during his time with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. The only thing Iginla is left to chase is a Stanley Cup getting ever so close in 2004 when the Flames lost to the Lightning in 7 games. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Stephane Robidas – Drafted 164th overall by the Montreal Canadiens – Born: 1977 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Toronto Maple Leafs with 7 points in 52 games. Robidas signed a three year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer and was expected to be a steady veteran presence on the blue line to help guide along Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner, he’s been okay, but has definitely slowed from his prime and provided very limited offence after being injured, it appears his career will wind down once his contract is up. He’s a shadow of the player he was back in 2009-10 when he put up 41 points in 82 games with the Dallas Stars. He’s spent 16 seasons in the NHL, spending three with the Montreal Canadiens, parts of 11 seasons with the Dallas Stars and parts of a season with both the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks to go with the past season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has racked up 258 points in 937 regular season NHL games and will likely get close to if not reach the 1000 game mark next season. He has represented Canada a couple times at World Championships, but has no medals to show for it. He did play in the 2009 NHL All Star Game and has had a very solid career for a guy picked in the 7th round of a draft. – hockeydb.com profile link

1994 Draft Class (3 Currently Active, 1 Retired Mid Season)

  • LW Patrik Elias – Drafted 51st overall by the New Jersey Devils – Born: 1976 – First NHL Season: 1995-96 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils and tallied 34 points in 69 games. Elias saw his production drop significantly this past year. He’s always been a skilled player who plays more of a finesse game. He’s never hit 100 points, but came very close in 2000-01 with the Devils when he had 40 goals and 96 points. In 19 seasons with the Devils he has racked up an impressive 1017 points in 1224 games and has also brought home two Stanley Cups in 2000 and 2003. Internationally Bronze has been the colour for Elias, with the Czech team’s he’s played for placing third in the 2006 Olympics and 1998 and 2011 World Championships. He is the Devils team leader in multiple categories including regular season and playoff goals, assists and points. And the single season point record with 96 to go along with a number of other records listed here. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • LW Eric Boulton – Drafted 234th overall by the New York Rangers – Born: 1976 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New York Islanders with 2 goals and 30 penalty minutes in 10 games. For a guy who’s played 648 career NHL games you might not be as familiar with a guy like Eric Boulton, but he’s grinded out a pretty solid stay in the NHL spending his first four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, before spending the next six with the Atlanta Thrashers, followed by a year with the New Jersey Devils and his current three year stint with the New York Islanders. Boulton has seen a lot of time in the press box over his career and only got into 10 games with the Islanders this past season, his 1419 career penalty minutes have him sitting 166th all time. The Halifax native has dropped the gloves 157 times in the NHL 142 regular season and 15 preseason bouts. He’s also won his fair share of fights during his career and has fought some of the leagues toughest included the late Bob Probert and Wade Belak to go along with bouts against Georges Laraque, Tie Domi, Brad May, Sandy McCarthy, Donald Brashear, Chris Neil, George Parros, Shawn Thornton, Cam Janssen, Eric Goddard, Jared Boll, Mike Rupp, Krys Barch, Colton Orr, Todd Fedoruk, Milan Lucic and may other, having slugged it out with most multiple times. He has also dropped the mits with current hockey analyst P.J Stock four times. I would like to see those two on the same panel when Boulton retires. If that isn’t ironic enough for you he also was the last player who fought former NHL disciplinarian and current Toronto Maple Leaf president Brendan Shanahan. His fightcard at hockeyfights.com – hockeydb.com profile link
  • D Bryce Salvador – Drafted 138th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning – Born: 1976 – First NHL Season: 2000-01 – Played 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils, but only got into 15 games with 2 assists because of a back injury. The Devils captain since 2013 Salvador has proved to be a steady stay at home defenceman who can dish out hits and provide leadership, he’s never been one to rack up huge point totals, but he has logged solid minutes on the blueline over his career. Salvador intends to come back with Devils next season, but as a 39 year old UFA Defenceman coming off of a back injury time will tell if he gets a deal. His career started with the St. Louis Blues back in 2000-01 where he developed his reputation as a tough Defenceman to play against with three fights in his first 15 games. He spent seven seasons with the Blues before being dealt to the Devils during the 2008 trade deadline and has spent the past eight years in New Jersey. He is only the third black NHL player to be named a team captain along with Jerome Iginla (Calgary) and Dirk Graham (Chicago). – hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Evgeni Nabakov –  Drafted 219th overall by the San Jose Sharks – Born: 1975 – First NHL Season: 1999-2000 – Played part of 2014-15 Season with the Tampa Bay Lighting before retiring mid season. When you think of how solid the San Jose Sharks goaltending was from 2000-2010, you immediately think of Nabakov, he started his career bringing home the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 2000-01, but he never won a Vezina over his career, he was however very close during his best season in 2007-08 when he won 46 games and had a 2.14 Goals Against Average, good enough for first team All Star honours, but ironically not enough to beat out fellow retiree Martin Broduer for the Vezina Trophy, just 7 votes shy according to hockeyreference.com. When contract negotiations broke down between Nabakov and the Sharks after the 2010 season due to Salary Cap limitations, he wasn’t able to find another NHL team willing to offer him what he was looking for, so he decided to a long term deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, however that deal was terminated in Decemeber of that year after he played 22 games, reportedly for family reasons, but his 8-8-5 record with a 3.02 Goals Against and .888 Save Percentage probably didn’t help matters. Nabakov then negotiated a contract with the Red Wings in January of 2011, but as anyone who followed hockey at the time will know he ended up having to clear waivers and was claimed by the New York Islanders, who he didn’t report to and was suspended for the rest of the season by, but worked out a deal to play with them the following season eventually becoming their starting and helping add stability to the crease on Long Island for the next three seasons as their starter. After the Islanders went out and signed a younger Jarloslav Halak for the 2014-15 season, Nabakov signed on to be the Tampa Bay Lightnings backup goalie, after a poor 3-6-2 record he was placed on waivers at the start of February and decided he would retire, but not before the Lightning traded him to the Sharks for future considerations so he could retire with the team he started his career and made a name for himself with. Internationally Nabakov has represented both Kazakstan and Russia. He brought how a gold medal with Russia at the 2008 World Championships. Having played in 697 NHL games with a record of 353-227-86 a 2.44 GAA and a .911 Save Percentage Nabakov had career numbers nobody can scoff at and good enough for 18th on the all time win list, but with Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Miller and Marc-Andre Fleury not far behind he’ll likely settle into 21st after the next couple seasons. – hockeydb.com profile link

1993 Draft Class (1 Player Currently Active)

  • D Kimmo Timonen – Drafted 250th overall by the Los Angeles Kings – Born: 1975 – First NHL Season: 1998-99 – Played late in 2014-15 Season getting in 16 regular season games with the Chicago Blackhawks but registerd no points and has been used sparingly in the playoffs after being traded from the Philadelphia Flyers, returning from blood clots in his lungs and legs that had kept him sidelined the entire season prior to the deal. It’s likely closing in on the end of a solid career for a 10th round pick who broke into the NHL with the Nashville Predators and after eight seasons with them spent seven seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 8th season with the Flyers where he did play for them. Timonen has scored over 40 points 8 times in his 16 seasons and over 30 points 12 times making his a very consistent point producer from the blue line. His 571 points in 1108 regular season games are very respectable numbers. His diminishing role and health will likely lead to his retirement this summer, although he might see if he can latch on for one more season. He has played in five All Star Games. Internationally with Finland he’s won medals at four Olympics with Bronze in 1998, 2010 and 2014 along with Silver in 2006. He has also won Silver at World Championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001. – hockeydb.com profile link

1992 Draft Class (1 Player Currently Active)

  • D Sergei Gonchar – Drafted 14th overall by the Washington Capitals – Born: 1974 – First NHL Season: 1994-95 – Played 2014-15 Season with the Dallas Stars before being traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Travis Moen. Gonchar’s offensive pace has slowed significantly from his hay day only putting up 14 points in 48 games this season. He is currently the all time point leader among active NHL defencemen with 811 regular season points in 1301 games and sits in 17th place when retired defenceman are included 12 points behind Red Kelly for 16th, 16 points behind Doug Wilson for 15th and 33 behind Gary Suter for 14th. If Gonchar who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent finds a NHL team next year climbing up to 15th on the list wouldn’t be out of the question. He’d need another 2 solid seasons to likely reach Suter, which is doubtful. In his prime Gonchar was one of the best point producing Defenceman the games has seen and a force on the powerplay putting up 50 or more point seasons 8 times in his 20 year career and over 40 points 10 times. He topped out at 67 points twice. His career has saw him star with the Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins and also put in solid years with the Ottawa Senators before slowing down with the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens. He won a Stanley Cup in 2009 with the Penguins. Internationally Gonchar has brought home Olympic medals twice with Russia a Silver in 1998 and Bronze in 2002. He also has a Bronze at the 2007 World Championships followed by a Silver in 2010. – hockeydb.com profile link

1991 Draft Class (0 Player Currently Active)

1990 Draft Class (2 Players – 1 Currently Active, 1 Retired Mid Season)

  • RW Jaromir Jagr – Drafted 5th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins – Born: 1973 – First NHL Season: 1990-01 – Started 2014-15 Season with the New Jersey Devils and finished with the Florida Panthers putting up 29 points in 57 games with the Devils and really came on strong after the trade to the Panthers with 18 points in 20 games. He signed a 1 year contract extention with the Panthers in April. Jagr is a veteran of 21 NHL seasons and would likely be approaching some of the all time scoring records had he not spent a three year hiatus from the NHL playing in the KHL for Omsk Avangard combined with the various lockouts throughout his career. He’s played for 8 different NHL teams to date the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers. He is currently fourth on the all time points list with 1802, If he plays 2 more seasons there is a good chance he will retire second, only 48 back of Gordie Howe for 3rd and 85 back of Mark Messier for 2nd. On the all time goals list with 722 he’s 5th and only 9 away from catching Marcel Dionne for 4th all time and 19 of off Brett Hull’s 3rd place total of 741, where he’ll probably finish as Gordie Howe’s 801 or Gretzky’s 894 seam to be out of reach. He’s 5th all time in NHL playoff points with 199 in 202 games and being 15 back of Glenn Anderson it’s doubtful he’ll pass him unless he makes it to the playoff the next 2 years and puts up decent numbers. How dominant was Jaromir Jagr over his career you ask? From 1981 to 2001 only two other players won the Art Ross as the leagues top scorer Wayne Gretzky and Jagr’s former teammate Mario Lemieux. Jagr’s 5 Scoring Championships were in 1995 and then 4 straight years from 1998 to 2001. He raised the Stanley Cup with the Penguins twice in 1991 and 1992 and has won numerous other honours throughout his career. Internationally with the Czech Republic he has won gold at the 1998 Olympic Games and Bronze at the 2006 Olympic Games to go with numerous other medals at World Championships and other international events. When he decides to retire he will go down as one of the greats point producers of all time, who with his ability to control the puck and keep it away from players with his size to help create and finish plays being one of his greatest assets. – hockeydb.com profile link
  • G Martin Brodeur – Drafted 20th Overall by the New Jersey Devils – Born: 1972 – First NHL Season: 1991-92 – Played part of 2014-15 season with St. Louis Blues getting in 7 games with a 3-3 record, 2.87 GAA and .899 Save % before retiring when the teams other goaltenders Jake Allen and Brian Elliot where both available. Had spent 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils winning 3 Stanley Cups in 1995, 2000 and 2003 before playing his 22nd and final season as a fill in with the St. Louis Blues. Throughout his career he was won the Calder for Rookie of the Year, Vezina as Best Goaltender of the year four times and Jennings for having the least team goals against in the league for a year five times. Internationally he has helped Canada win Olympic Gold twice in 2002 and 2010 along with winning silver twice at the World Championships in 1996 and 2005. He also holds down a good amount of the all time goaltending records with 691 regular season wins, 125 regular season shutouts and more, for the full list click here. Broduer will be recognized as one of the greatest goaltenders off all time and has recently signed on to become the assisiant general manager of the St. Louis Blues – Story Link. – hockeydb.com profile link
 
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