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09-29-2003, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause
The 2002-03 NHL Waiver Draft will be held Friday, Oct. 4 at 9:00 a.m. PST. Below are the key dates and times leading to the Waiver Draft, plus information regarding the Draft format. The NHL will release the list of protected and unprotected players on Wednesday.

The rules of the waiver draft is as follows:


In the first round, non-playoff clubs from the 2001-02 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.

The draft will conclude when a round is completed in which no clubmakes 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.

Goaltenders Age Years from NHL signing NHL Games 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 Age Years from NHL signing NHL Games 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.

2002-2003 Waiver Draft Order Of Selection

First Round

Atlanta
Columbus
Florida
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh
Nashville
Anaheim
Minnesota
Calgary
NY Rangers
Buffalo
Washington
Dallas
Edmonton
Each Subsequent Round

Atlanta
Columbus
Florida
Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh
Nashville
Anaheim
Minnesota
Calgary
NY Rangers
Buffalo
Washington
Dallas
Edmonton
Montreal
Ottawa
Vancouver
Los Angeles
Phoenix
New Jersey
Chicago
NY Islanders
St. Louis
Toronto
Carolina
Philadelphia
San Jose
Colorado
Boston
Detroit
Looks good, but it's last years list. The rules should be the same. Isn't there a rule that every team must leave a goaltender available?

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