Gilchrist goes back and forth

Archived from 1998-99 season.

NHL teams

Unprotected list
for waiver draft

Only nine players were selected Monday in 1998 NHL Waiver Draft. On the top of the list was Detroit's center Brent Gilchrist who was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Gilchrist was later re-acquired by Detroit for sixth-round pick in the 1999 entry draft.

Expansion Nashville Predators had the first pick and they took left wing Zdeno Ciger from Edmonton Oilers.

List of selected players:
PlayerOld teamSelected by
LW Zdeno CigerEdmonton OilersNashville Predators
C Brent GilchristDetroit Red WingsTampa Bay Lightning
(Later traded back to Detroit)
D Pascal TrepanierPascal TrepanierMighty Ducks of Anaheim
RW Dennis BonvieEdmonton OilersChicago Blackhawks
D Kevin DahlSt. Louis BluesToronto Maple Leafs
G Frederic ChabotLos AngelesMontreal Canadiens
D Maxim GalanovNew York RangersPittsburgh Penguins
D Rory FitzpatrickSt. Louis BluesBoston Bruins
C Kip MillerNew York IslandersPittsburgh Penguins

Total of 191 players were left unprotected, including 21 goalies. Big names left unprotected that were not selected included Jim Carey of Boston, John Cullen of Tampa Bay, Ray Ferraro of Los Angeles, Kirk Muller of Florida and Valeri Zelepukin of Edmonton.

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