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The latest draft pick to actually play for the Canucks is Jannik Hansen (picked 287th overall in 2004).

Drafts & Deals

The NHL Amateur Draft began in 1963 as a way for the six NHL clubs to divide up the few quality amateur players who weren't already the property of one of the teams. When the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres joined the NHL in 1970, the league used a spinning wheel to determine which team would receive the first overall pick. The Canucks lost the spin, Buffalo got Gilbert Perreault and the Canucks were stuck with Dale Tallon. When the NHL "expanded" to four WHA cities in 1979, the "Amateur Draft" became the "Entry Draft" since many of the players selected had turned professional with the WHA already.

Surprisingly, the Canucks have never picked first overall (although they did briefly own the first overall pick in 1999). They have picked second overall four times, third overall four times and fourth overall four times. Six times in their history the Canucks have traded away their first round pick and it cost them Cam Connor (Montreal, 1974), David Shand (Atlanta, 1976), Glen Wesley (Boston, 1987), Pavel Vorobiev (Chicago, 2000), Boyd Gordon (New York Islanders, 2002) and Quinton Howden (Florida, 2010).


Draft Years



1970
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     2         DALE TALLON 
  2    2    16         JIM HARGREAVES 
  3    3    30         ED DYCK
  4    4    44         Brent Taylor
  5    5    58         Bill McFadden 
  6    6    72         Dave Gilmour
  7    -    86   STL   Traded with 9th round pick and cash for ANDRE
                          BOUDRIAS 
  8    -   100         Pick not used 
  9    -   114   STL   See 86th overall pick 
1971
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     3         JOCELYN GUEVREMONT 
  2    2    17         BOBBY LALONDE 
  3    -    31   MON   Traded with Vancouver's fourth round pick and cash 
                          for GREGG BODDY and Montreal's third round pick 
  3    3    39   MON   RICHARD LEMIEUX (see above) 
  4    -    45   MON   See above 
  5    4    59         Mike McNiven 
  6    5    73         Tom Steeves 
  7    6    87         Bill Green 
  8    7   101         Norm Cherry 
  8    8   102   PIT   Bob Murphy (not sure why we had this pick) 
1972
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     3         DON LEVER
  2    2    19         BRIAN McSHEFFREY 
  3    3    35         Paul Raymer 
  4    4    51         RON HOMENUKE
  5    5    67         LARRY BOLONCHUK 
  6    6    83         DAVE McLELLAND
  7    7    99         DAN GLOOR
  8    8   115         DENNIS McCORD 
  9    9   131         STEVE STONE 
1973
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     3         DENNIS VERVERGAERT 
  1    2     9   MON   BOB DAILEY (Obtained for first pick in 1974) 
  2    3    19         PAULIN BORDELEAU 
  3    4    35         Paul Sheard 
  4    5    51         Keith Mackie 
  5    6    67         PAUL O'NEIL 
  6    7    83         Jim Cowell 
  7    8    99         Clay Hebenton 
  8    9   115         John Senkpiel 
  9   10   131         PETER FOLCO 
 10   11   147         Terry McDougall 
1974
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -     5   MON   See 9th overall pick in 1973 
  2    1    23         RON SEDLBAUER 
  3    2    41         JOHN HUGHES 
  4    3    59         HAROLD SNEPSTS 
  5    4    77         Mike Rogers 
  6    5    95         ANDY SPRUCE 
  7    6   113         Jim Clarke 
  8    7   130         Robbie Watt 
  9    8   147         Marc Gaudreault 
1975
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    10         RICK BLIGHT 
  2    2    28         BRAD GASSOFF 
  3    3    46         Norm Lapointe 
  4    4    64         GLEN RICHARDSON 
  5    5    82         Doug Murray 
  6    6   100         Bob Watson 
  7    7   118         Brian Shmyr 
  8    8   136         Allan Fleck 
  9    9   152         Bob McNiece 
 10    -               Pick not used 
 11   10   182         SID VEYSEY 
1976
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -     8   ATL   Traded for Curt Ridley 
  2    1    26         BOB MANNO 
  3    2    44         ROB FLOCKHART
  4    3    62         Elmer Ray 
  5    4    80         Dick Durston 
  6    5    98         ROB TUDOR 
  7    6   114         Brad Rhiness 
  8    7   122         Stu Ostlund 
1977
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     4         JERE GILLIS 
  2    2    22         Jeff Bandura 
  3    3    40         GLEN HANLON 
  4    4    56   COL   Dave Morrow (obtained as compensation for Colorado 
                          signing Tracy Pratt; also sent Colorado fifth
                          round pick in 1978) 
  4    5    58         MURRAY BANNERMAN 
  5    6    76         STEVE HAZLETT
  6    7    94         Brian Drumm 
  7    8   112         Ray Creasey 
1978
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     4         BILL DERLAGO  
  2    2    22         CURT FRASER 
  3    3    40         STAN SMYL 
  4    4    56   STL   Harald Luckner (Obtained for MIKE WALTON) 
  4    5    57         BRAD SMITH 
  5    -    73   COL   See 56th overall pick in 1977.
  6    6    90         GERRY MINOR 
  7    7   107         Dave Ross 
  8    8   124         Steve O'Neill 
  9    9   141         Charlie Antetomaso 
 10   10   158         Richards Martens 
1979
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     5         RICK VAIVE 
  2    2    26         BRENT ASHTON  
  3    3    47         KEN ELLACOTT  
  4    4    68         Arthur Rutland 
  5    5    89         Dirk Graham 
  6    6   110         Shane Swan 
1980
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     7         RICK LANZ 
  2    -    28         Traded for THOMAS GRADIN 
  3    2    49         ANDY SCHLIEBENER 
  4    3    70         MARC CRAWFORD 
  5    4    91         Darrell May 
  6    5   112         KEN BERRY (played for Canucks after being 
                          re-acquired in March 1988) 
  7    6   133         DOUG LIDSTER  
  8    7   154         John O'Connor 
  9    8   175         PATRIK SUNDSTROM 
 10    9   196         GRANT MARTIN  
1981
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    10         GARTH BUTCHER 
  2    -    31   MIN   Traded for Per-Olov Brasar 
  3    2    52         JEAN MARC LANTHIER 
  4    3    73         WENDELL YOUNG 
  5    -    94   NYI   Traded for RICHARD BRODEUR and fifth round pick
                          (105th overall) 
  5    4   105   NYI   MOE LEMAY (see 94th overall pick) 
  6    5   115         STU KULAK 
  7    6   136         BRUCE HOLLOWAY 
  8    7   157         PETRI SKRIKO  
  9    8   178         FRANK CAPRICE 
 10    9   199         Rejean Vignola 
1982
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    11         MICHEL PETIT  
  2    -    32   MIN   Traded for KRIS MANERY 
  3    2    53         Yves Lapointe 
  4    3    71   STL   Shawn Kilroy (obtained with JIM NILL, TONY CURRIE
                          and RICK HEINZ for GLEN HANLON)
  4    -    74   WIN   Traded with Brent Ashton as compensation for Canucks
                          signing of Ivan Hlinka and Jiri Bubla 
  5    -    95   LA    Traded for DOUG HALWARD 
  6    4   116         TAYLOR HALL 
  7    5   137         Parie Proft 
  8    6   158         Newell Brown  
  9    7   179         Don McLaren 
 10    8   200         Al Raymond 
 11    9   221         Steve Driscoll 
 12   10   242         Shawn Green 
1983
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     9         CAM NEELY 
  2    2    30         DAVID BRUCE 
  3    3    50         Scott Tottle  
  4    4    70         Tim Lorenz 
  5    5    90         Doug Quinn 
  6    6   110         DAVE LOWRY 
  7    7   130         Terry Maki 
  8    8   150         John Labatt 
  9    9   170         Allan Measures 
 10   10   190         Roger Grillo  
 11   11   210         Steve Kayser  
 12   12   230         JAY MAZUR 
1984
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    10         J.J. DAIGNEAULT 
  2    2    31         JEFF ROHLICEK 
  3    3    52         DAVID SAUNDERS 
  3    4    55   MIN   Landis Chaulk (obtained for LARS LINDGREN) 
  3    5    58   PHI   Mike Stevens (obtained from Pittsburgh for KEVIN 
                          McCARTHY) 
  4    6    73         Brian Bertuzzi 
  5    7    94         BRETT MacDONALD 
  6    8   115         Jeff Korchinski 
  7    9   136         Blaine Chrest 
  8   10   157         JIM AGNEW 
  9   11   178         Rex Grant 
 10   12   198         Ed Lowney 
 11   13   219         Doug Clarke 
 12   14   239         Ed Kister 
1985
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     4         JIM SANDLAK 
  2    2    25         TROY GAMBLE 
  3    3    46         Shane Doyle 
  4    4    67         Randy Siska 
  5    5    88         ROBERT KRON 
  6    6   109         Martin Hrstka 
  7    7   130         Brian McFarlane 
  8    8   151         Hakan Ahlund  
  9    9   172         Curtis Hunt 
 10   10   193         Carl Valimont 
 11   11   214         IGOR LARIONOV 
 12   12   235         Darren Taylor 
1986
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     7         DAN WOODLEY 
  2    -    28   PHI   Traded with J.J. DAIGNEAULT and a 5th round pick in
                          1989 (later re-acquired) for RICH SUTTER, DAVE
                          RICHTER and Vancouver's 3rd round pick in 1986.
  3    2    49         DON GIBSON 
  4    3    70         RONNIE STERN  
  5    4    91         Eric Murano 
  6    5   112         Steve Herniman 
  7    6   133         Jon Helgeson  
  8    7   154         Jeff Noble 
  9    8   175         Matt Merton 
 10    9   196         Marc Lyons 
 11   10   217         TODD HAWKINS  
 12   11   238         VLADIMIR KRUTOV 
1987
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -     3   BOS   Traded with CAM NEELY for BARRY PEDERSON
  2    1    24         ROB MURPHY 
  3    2    45         Steve Veilleux 
  4    3    66         Doug Torrel 
  5    4    87         Sean Fabian 
  6    5   108         GARRY VALK 
  7    6   129         Todd Fanning  
  8    7   150         Viktor Tyumenev 
  9    8   171         Craig Daly 
 10    9   192         John Fletcher 
 11   10   213         Roger Hansson 
 12   11   233   NJ    NEIL EISENHUT (obtained for Shane Doyle)
 12   12   234         Matt Evo 
1988
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     2         TREVOR LINDEN 
  2    -    23   NJ    Traded with PATRIK SUNDSTROM and Vancouver's 4th
                          round pick for GREG ADAMS, KIRK McLEAN and New
                          Jersey's 2nd round pick 
  2    2    33   NJ    LEIF ROHLIN (see 23rd overall pick) 
  3    3    44         DANE JACKSON  
  4    -    65   NJ    See 23rd overall pick 
  5    -    86   TOR   Traded for BRAD MAXWELL 
  6    4   107         Corrie D'Alessio 
  6    5   122   DET   Phil von Stefenelli (obtained for DOUG HALWARD) 
  7    6   128         DIXON WARD 
  8    7   149         Greg Geldart  
  9    8   170         Roger Akerstrom 
 10    9   191         Paul Constantin 
 11   10   212         Chris Wolanin 
 12   11   233         Stefan Nilsson 
1989
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     8         Jason Herter  
  2    2    29         Rob Woodward  
  3    -    50   CGY   Traded for PAUL REINHART and STEVE BOZEK
  4    3    71         Brett Hauer 
  5    -    92   EDM   Traded with JOHN LeBLANC for DOUG SMITH and GREG C. 
                          ADAMS 
  6    4   113         PAVEL BURE 
  7    5   134         Jim Revenberg 
  8    6   155         Rob Sangster  
  9    7   176         Sandy Moger 
 10    8   197         Gus Morschauser 
 11    9   218         Hayden O'Rear 
 12   10   239         Darcy Cahill  
 12   11   248   BOS   Jan Bergman (obtained for FRANK CAPRICE)
1990
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     2         PETR NEDVED 
  1    2    18   MON   SHAWN ANTOSKI (obtained from St. Louis with ADRIEN 
                          PLAVSIC and St. Louis's 2nd round pick in 1991 
                          (later traded away) for RICH SUTTER, HAROLD
                          SNEPSTS and St. Louis's 2nd round pick in 1990) 
  2    3    23         JIRI SLEGR 
  3    -    44   PHI   Traded with WENDELL YOUNG for Darren Jensen and DARYL 
                          STANLEY
  4    4    65         Darin Bader 
  5    5    86         GINO ODJICK 
  6    -   107   PIT   Traded for ROD BUSKAS  
  7    6   128         Daryl Filipek 
  8    7   149         Paul O'Hagan  
  9    8   170         Mike Cipriano 
 10    9   191         Troy Neumier  
 11   10   212         Tyler Ertel 
 12   11   233         Karri Kivi 
1991
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     7         ALEK STOJANOV 
  2    2    29         JASSEN CULLIMORE 
  3    3    51         SEAN PRONGER  
  4    -    73   MON   Traded for GERALD DIDUCK 
  5    4    95         DAN KESA 
  6    5   117         YEVGENY NAMESTNIKOV 
  7    6   139         Brent Thurston 
  8    7   161         Eric Johnson  
  9    8   183         David Neilson 
 10    9   205         Brad Barton 
 11   10   227         Jason Fitzsimmons 
 12   11   249         Xavier Majic  
1992
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    21         Libor Polasek 
  2    2    40   BOS   MIKE PECA (obtained for PETRI SKRIKO) 
  2    3    45         MIKE FOUNTAIN 
  3    4    69         Jeff Connolly 
  4    5    93         Brent Tully 
  5    6   110   STL   BRIAN LONEY (obtained with ROBERT DIRK, SERGIO
                          MOMESSO and CLIFF RONNING for GARTH BUTCHER and
                          DAN QUINN)
  5    7   117         ADRIAN AUCOIN 
  6    8   141         Jason Clark 
  7    9   165         Scott Hollis  
  8    -   189   SJ    Traded for KEN HAMMOND 
  9   10   213         Sonny Mignacca 
 10   11   237         MARK WOTTON 
 11   12   261         Aaron Boh 
1993
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    20         Mike Wilson 
  2    2    46         Rick Gerard 
  3    -    72   HAR   Traded with ROBERT KRON and JIM SANDLAK for MURRAY 
                          CRAVEN and Vancouver's 5th round pick in 1993 
  4    3    98         Dieter Kochan 
  5    4   124         SCOTT WALKER  
  6    5   150         Troy Creurer  
  7    6   176         Jevgeni Babariko 
  8    7   202         Sean Tallaire 
  9    -   228   WPG   Traded for DAN RATUSHNY 
 10    8   254         BERT ROBERTSSON 
 11    9   280         Sergei Tkachekko 
1994
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    13         MATTIAS OHLUND 
  2    2    39         ROBB GORDON 
  2    3    42   STL   DAVE SCATCHARD (obtained with Craig Janney as 
                          compensation for signing PETR NEDVED) 
  3    4    65         Chad Allan 
  4    -    91   TAM   Traded with DAVE CAPUANO for ANATOLI SEMENOV (Pick
                          later traded to Calgary) 
  4    5    92   CHI   Mike Dubinsky (obtained for ROBERT DIRK)
  5    6   117         Yanick Dube 
  6    -   143   WPG   Traded for Artur Oktyabrev 
  7    7   169         Yuri Kuznetsov 
  8    8   195         Rob Trumbley  
  9    9   221         BILL MUCKALT  
 10   10   247         Tyson Nash 
 11   11   273         Robert Longpre 
1995
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -    14   BUF   Traded with MIKE PECA and Mike Wilson for ALEXANDER 
                          MOGILNY and Buffalo's fifth round pick in 1995 
  2    1    40         CHRIS McALLISTER 
  3    2    61   HAR   LARRY COURVILLE (obtained from Chicago with Bogdan 
                          Savenko for GERALD DIDUCK) 
  3    3    66         PETER SCHAEFER 
  4    4    92         Lloyd Shaw 
  5    -   118   DAL   Traded with GREG ADAMS and DAN KESA for RUSS
                          COURTNALL (Pick later traded to LA)
  5    5   120   BUF   Todd Norman (see 14th overall pick) 
  6    6   144         BRENT SOPEL 
  7    7   170         Stewart Bodker 
  8    8   196         Tyler Willis  
  9    9   222         Jason Cugnet  
1996
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    12         JOSH HOLDEN 
  2    -    38   NJ    Traded for ESA TIKKANEN 
  3    -    65   FLO   Traded for JESSE BELANGER and unspecified future 
                          considerations 
  3    2    75  (com)  ZENITH KOMARNISKI 
  4    3    93         Jonas Soling  
  5    4   121         Tyler Prosofsky 
  6    5   147         Noland McDonald 
  7    6   175         Clint Cabana  
  8    7   201         Jeff Scissons 
  9    8   227         LUBOMIR VAIC  
1997
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    10         Brad Ference  
  2    2    34   CAR   RYAN BONNI (obtained from Hartford with JIM DOWD, 
                          FRANTISEK KUCERA for JEFF BROWN and a 3rd round 
                          pick in 1998) 
  2    3    36         HAROLD DRUKEN 
  3    4    64         Kyle Freadrich 
  4    5    90         Chris Stanley 
  5    6   114   TAM   David Darguzas (obtained for ADRIEN PLAVSIC) 
  5    7   117         Matt Cockell  
  6    8   144         MATT COOKE 
  6    9   148   EDM   Larry Shapley (obtained for Brett Hauer)
  7   10   171         Rod Leroux 
  8   11   201         Denis Martynyuk 
  9   12   227         Peter Brady 
1998
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     4         BRYAN ALLEN 
  2    2    31         ARTEM CHUBAROV 
  3    -    62   CGY   See 34th overall pick in 1997 
  3    3    68   NYI   JARKKO RUUTU (obtained with BRYAN MCCABE and TODD 
                          BERTUZZI for TREVOR LINDEN) 
  3    4    81   PHI   Justin Morrison (obtained for DAVE BABYCH and 
                          Philadelphia's 5th round pick (obtained earlier)
  4    5    90         Regan Darby 
  5    -   119   NJ    Traded for PETER ZEZEL
  5    6   136   WAS   David Jonsson (obtained as compensation for signing 
                          General Manager George McPhee)
  5    7   140   PIT   Rick Bertran (obtained for Josef Beranek)
  6    8   149         Paul Cabana 
  7    9   177         Vincent Malts 
  8   10   204         Graig Mischler 
  8   11   219   BOS   Curtis Valentin (obtained for GRANT LEDYARD) 
  9   12   232         Jason Metcalfe 
1999
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1     2   ATT   DANIEL SEDIN (obtained with 3rd round pick in 2000
                          for 1st pick overall) 
  1    2     3         HENRIK SEDIN  
  2    -    31   WAS   Sent to Colorado as compensation for signing Marc 
                          Crawford as coach 
  3    3    69         Rene Vydareny 
  3    -    75   TAM   Traded with 4th overall pick and 88th overall pick
                          for 1st pick overall 
  3    -    88   BUF   Obtained with BRAD MAY for GEOFF SANDERSON then
                          traded to Tampa Bay (see pick 75) 
  4    -    99   ATT   Traded with ninth round pick to ensure Atlanta would 
                          not select a Sedin with the first overall pick
  5    4   129         Ryan Thorpe 
  6    -   160   PHI   Traded for PAT KAVANAGH 
  6    5   172   SJ    Josh Reed (obtained for 6th round pick in 2001) 
  7    6   189         Kevin Swanson 
  8    7   218         Markus Kankaanpera 
  9    -   246   ATT   See 99th overall pick.
  9    8   271  (com)  Darrell Hay 
2000
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -    11   CHI   Traded with BRYAN MCCABE for first round pick in 1999 
  1    1    23   FLO   NATHAN SMITH (obtained with ED JOVANOVSKI, DAVE
                          GAGNER, KEVIN WEEKES and MIKE BROWN for PAVEL
                          BURE, BRET HEDICAN, Brad Ference and Vancouver's
                          3rd round pick in 1999)
  2    -    42   ATT   Traded for a second round pick in 2001, plus a swap
                          of third round picks in 2001. 
  3    -    67   ATT   Obtained with second overall pick in 1999 for 1st 
                          overall pick in 1999.  Traded to New Jersey for 
                          VADIM SHARIFIJANOV
  3    2    71   NYI   Thatcher Bell (obtained with FELIX POTVIN for KEVIN 
                          WEEKES, BILL MUCKALT and DAVE SCATCHARD) 
  3    -    77   FLO   See 23rd overall pick in 2000  
  3    3    93   NJ    Tim Branham (obtained with VADIM SHARIFIJANOV for 
                          Islanders second round pick and Atlanta's third 
                          round pick). 
  4    -   107   ATT   Traded for COREY SCHWAB 
  5    4   144         Pavel Duma 
  6    -   178   ATT   Traded to PHI for TRENT KLATT 
  7    5   208         BRANDON REID
  8    6   241         Nathan Barrett 
  9    7   272         Tim Smith 
2001
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    16         R.J. Umberger
  2    -    33   ATT   (See pick 42 in 2000) Traded to Nashville for DRAKE
                          BEREHOWSKY
  2    -    47   TAM   Traded with ADRIAN AUCOIN for DAN CLOUTIER
  2    -    48  (com)  Canucks traded this compensatory pick and a third
                          round pick in 2002 to Florida for ALEX AULD.
                          Florida then sent this pick to New Jersey.
  3    2    66   ATT   FEDOR FEDOROV (See pick 42 in 2000)
  3    -    80   ATT   (See pick 42 in 2000)
  4    3   114         Evgeny Gladskikh
  5    4   151         KEVIN BIEKSA
  6    -   182   SJ    Traded for San Jose's 6th round pick in 1999
  7    5   212         JASON KING
  8    6   245         Konstantin Mihailov
  9    -   275   NYI   Traded for MIKE STAPLETON 
2002
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -    17   WAS   Traded with Vancouver's 3rd pick in 2003 for TREVOR
                          LINDEN and a second round pick in 2002
  2    1    49         Kiril Koltsov
  2    2    55   WAS   Denis Grot (see 17th overall pick)
  3    3    68   PHI   Brett Skinner (obtained with JAN HLAVAC for DONALD 
                          BRASHEAR and Philadelphia's 6th round pick in
                          2002)
  3    -    82   FLO   See 48th overall pick in 2001.  Buffalo eventually 
                          used this pick
  3    4    83   LA    Lukas Mensator (obtained for FELIX POTVIN)
  4    5   114         John Laliberte
  5    6   151         ROB McVICAR
  6    -   184   PHI   See 68th overall pick in 2002
  7    7   214         Marc-Andre Roy
  7    8   223  (com)  Ilia Krikunov (obtained for loss of free agent BOB 
                          ESSENSA)
  8    9   247         Matt Violin
  9   10   277         Thomas Nussli
  9   11   278  (com)  Matt Gens (obtained for loss of free agent GREG
                          HAWGOOD)
2003
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    23         RYAN KESLER
  2    2    60         Marc-Andre Bernier
  3    -    94   WAS   See 17th overall pick in 2002.  Edmonton eventually
                          used this pick.
  4    3   111  (com)  Brandon Nolan (obtained for the loss of free agent
                          ANDREW CASSELS)
  4    4   128         Ty Morris
  5    5   160         Nicklas Danielsson
  6    6   190         Chad Brownlee
  7    7   222         Francois-Pierre Guenette
  8    8   252   TOR   Sergei Topol (obtained for RYAN BONNI)
  8    9   254         NATHAN McIVER
  9   10   285         Matthew Hansen
2004
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    26         CORY SCHNEIDER
  2    -    61   PIT   Traded for JOHAN HEDBERG
  3    2    91   DAL   ALEXANDER EDLER (obtained for a third round pick in
                          2005)
  3    -    93   COB   Traded for GEOFF SANDERSON
  4    3   111         Andrew Sarauer 
  5    4   159         MIKE BROWN
  6    5   189         Julien Ellis-Plante
  7    -   222   PIT   Traded for Marc Bergevin
  8    6   254         David Schulz
  9    7   287         JANNIK HANSEN
2005
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    10         LUC BOURDON
  2    2    51         MASON RAYMOND
  3    -    71   DAL   See 91st overall pick in 2004
  4    3   114         Alexandre Vincent
  5    4   138         Matt Butcher
  6    5   185         Kris Fredheim
  7    6   205         MARIO BLIZNAK
2006
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    14         MICHAEL GRABNER
  2    -    46   BUF   Traded for MIKA NORONEN
  3    -    77   STL   Traded with TOMAS MOJZIS for ERIC WEINRICH (draft
                          pick later traded to New Jersey)
  3    2    82   ANA   Daniel Rahimi (obtained as compensation for the
                          Ducks signing Randy Carlyle as coach)*
  4    -   107   NJ    Traded for SEAN BROWN
  5    -   137   WAS   Traded for MAXIME OUELLET (draft pick later traded 
                          to Rangers)
  6    3   163   FLO   SERGEI SHIROKOV (obtained with Roberto Luongo and 
                          Lukas Krajicek for Bryan Allen, Alex Auld and
                          Todd Bertuzzi)
  6    4   167         Juraj Simek
  7    5   197         Evan Fuller

Note about overall draft pick number 38: The Canucks obtained a conditional draft pick from the New York Islanders for Brent Sopel. The Canucks then traded a second round draft pick to Anaheim with Brett Skinner for Keith Carney and Juha Alen. This pick is not listed above because it was not a Canuck pick to begin with and was not used by the Canucks.
* Note 2: When Randy Carlyle was signed by Anaheim as a coach, Anaheim sent Vancouver a 3rd round pick in 2006 and a 2nd round pick in 2007. For some reason, Vancouver sent Anaheim a 3rd round pick in 2008. Just to make it more complicated, Vancouver traded away Anaheim's 2nd round pick (61st overall) and Vancouver's 4th round pick in 2008 to Los Angeles for Brent Sopel.


2007
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    25         Patrick White
  2    2    33   LA    Taylor Ellington (obtained with third round pick
                          in 2009 -- later traded to Buffalo -- for DAN
                          CLOUTIER) 
  2    -    56   CHI   Traded for BRYAN SMOLINSKI
  3    -    86   CHI   Traded for STEVE MCCARTHY
  4    -   116   ATT   Traded for TOMMI SANTALA and Atlanta's fifth round
                          pick in 2007.  Calgary eventually used this pick
  5    3   145   ATT   Charles-Antoine Messier (see above)
  5    4   146         Ilya Kablukov
  6    5   176         Taylor Matson
  7    6   206         Dan Gendur
2008
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    10         Cody Hodgson
  2    2    41         Yann Sauve 
  3    -    71   ANA   See 82nd overall pick (and Note 2) in 2006
  4    -   101   LA    Traded with Anaheim's second round pick in 2007 for
                          BRENT SOPEL.  Buffalo eventually used this pick
  5    3   131         Prab Rai 
  6    4   161         Mats Froshaug 
  7    5   191         Morgan Clark
2009
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    1    22         Jordan Schroeder
  2    2    53         Anton Rodin
  3    3    83         Kevin Connauton
  4    4   113         Jeremy Price
  5    5   143         Peter Andersson
  6    6   173         Joe Cannata
  7    7   187   PHO   Steven Anthony (obtained for rights to Shaun
                          Heshka)
  7    -   203   LA    Traded for Jason LaBarbera.  Atlanta eventually
                          used this pick.

Note about overall draft pick number 66: The Canucks traded Dan Cloutier to Los Angeles for a second round pick in 2007 and a conditional draft pick. Based on the conditions, the Canucks received LA's third round draft pick in 2009. The Canucks then traded that pick along with a second round pick in 2010 to Buffalo for Steve Bernier. This pick is not listed above because it was not a Canuck pick to begin with and was not used by the Canucks.


2010
 RD  PICK  OVER  TEAM                 PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS
  1    -    25   FLO   Traded with STEVE BERNIER and MICHAEL GRABNER for 
                          Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich.
  2    -    55   BUF   Traded with Los Angeles's third round pick in 2009
                          for STEVE BERNIER.  Columbus eventually used this 
                          pick.
  3    -    85   CAR   Traded for ANDREW ALBERTS.
  4    1   115         Patrick McNally
  5    2   145         Adam Polasek
  6    3   172   PHO   Alex Friesen (obtained with Sean Zimmerman for 
                          MATHIEU SCHNEIDER)
  6    4   175         Jonathan Iilahti
  7    5   205         Sawyer Hannay

Column Headings
RD: Draft Round -- each team in the NHL gets one pick per round based on where they finished in the standings (the exact formula for who picks where has changed slightly through the years). Obviously, when there were fewer teams in the NHL, the Canucks would draft more frequently. When draft picks are traded, it is possible to have more than one pick -- or no picks -- in a given round.
PICK: Just a count of how many players the Canucks picked that year.
OVER: The overall (league wide) pick number.
TEAM: When the pick was traded away or obtained from another team, this code represents which team held the draft pick (if the column is blank, the Canucks picked in their own spot). These are the standard
Team Codes that I use on this site.
PLAYER OBTAINED/COMMENTS: Players listed in CAPITAL LETTERS actually played for the Canucks.


Notes
(com) - Compensatory Pick: Beginning in 1996, teams were awarded draft picks as compensation for things like free agent signings. These picks are inserted in the middle of the draft in addition to the regular draft picks.
Draft picks listed in
BLUE CAPS actually played for the Canucks, those listed in black did not. Picks that were not used by the Canucks are grey and maroon indicates areas where I do not have accurate information.

Thanks to Michel Leduc and David Johnson for their assistance with this page.

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This page last updated July 31, 2010