The Buffalo Sabres would like to thank the city of Raleigh for hosting this event and congratulate the __________ for winning this year's Stanley Cup. The Sabres are proud to select Wes O'Neill , defenseman from the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
6'4", 207 lbs. Potential top pairing defenseman badly needed in the Sabres organization. Through 12/27/03, 15 GP, 2 G 5 A 7 TP, 6 PIM, +7.
The Edmonton Oilers would like to thank the Carolina Hurricanes for putting on this wonderful draft, and also to congratulate them on winning the Stanley Cup in that exciting seven-game series against Nashville.
With the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Oilers are thrilled to select, from Sparta Praha, Marek Schwarz.
With Deslauriers and Schwarz, the Oilers should have a good future between the pipes. And with another first round pick, they can still get a decent forward or d-man.
1. Pittsburgh: Alexander Ovechkin (RW), Dynamo Moscow
2. Columbus: Rostislav Olesz (C/RW), HC Vitkovice
3. Washington: Cam Barker (D), Medicine Hat
4. Chicago: Yevgeni Malkin (C), Magnitogorsk
5. Buffalo: Wes O'Neill (D), University of Notre Dame
6. Edmonton: Marek Schwarz (G), Sparta Praha
7. Carolina: Robbie Schremp (C), London