Sunday, December 1, 2013

1994-95 NHL Waiver Draft

The 1994 Waiver Draft was supposed to be held in late September or early October. That didn't happen because the NHL owners locked out the players on October 1, 1994 while they bargained with the NHLPA and came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. I won't go into the details of the lockout here but suffice it to say it was by far the longest labour disruption in NHL history up to that point and it didn't end until January 11, 1995.

Some events that would have normally occurred in the 1994-95 season were cancelled, such as the All-Star Game that had been scheduled for January 21, 1995 in San Jose (the 1997 All-Star Game was held in San Jose instead). The waiver draft was merely postponed until the start of the playing season; it was held on January 18, 1995. Three-and-a-half months late, but better late than never?

(Rules were the same as before.)

PlayerPicked byPicked fromPlayer dropped
from protected list
Cash or claim?
Round 1
Rob GaudreauOttawa SenatorsSan Jose Sharks???cash
Brian GlynnHartford WhalersVancouver Canucks???cash
Dean KennedyEdmonton OilersWinnipeg Jets???cash
Round 2
Kelly ChaseHartford WhalersSt. Louis Blues???cash
Len EsauEdmonton OilersCalgary Flames???cash
Donald DufresneSt. Louis BluesLos Angeles Kings???cash
Randy WoodToronto Maple LeafsBuffalo Sabres???cash
Chris JosephPittsburgh PenguinsTampa Bay Lightning???cash
Round 3
Igor KorolevWinnipeg JetsSt. Louis Blues???cash
Fran├žois LerouxPittsburgh PenguinsOttawa Senators???cash
Round 4
Sheldon KennedyCalgary FlamesWinnipeg Jets???cash
Wayne McBeanPittsburgh PenguinsWinnipeg Jets???cash
Round 5
Roger JohanssonChicago BlackhawksCalgary Flames???cash
Doug BrownDetroit Red WingsPittsburgh PenguinsMicah Aivazoffclaim
Round 6
Micah AivazoffEdmonton OilersPittsburgh Penguins???cash
Greg GilbertSt. Louis BluesNew York Rangers???cash
Mike HudsonPittsburgh PenguinsNew York Rangers???cash

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