Sunday, December 1, 2013

1999 NHL Waiver Draft

The 1999 NHL Waiver Draft was held September 27. The expansion Atlanta Thrashers were given the first choice in the draft order and participated with the non-playoff teams in the first round.

PlayerPicked byPicked fromPlayer dropped
from protected list
Cash or claim?
Round 1
Ladislav KohnAtlanta ThrashersToronto Maple Leafs???cash
Viacheslav ButsayevTampa Bay LightningOttawa Senators???cash
Chris JosephVancouver CanucksOttawa Senators???cash
Jamie RiversNew York IslandersSt. Louis Blues???cash
Ken SuttonWashington CapitalsNew Jersey Devils???cash
Rich BrennanLos Angeles KingsNashville Predators???cash
Round 2
Jeff WilliamsAtlanta ThrashersNew Jersey Devils???cash
Evgeny NamestnikovVancouver CanucksNew York Rangers???cash
Terry YakeSt. Louis BluesAtlanta Thrashers???cash
Round 3
Ladislav BenysekMighty Ducks of AnaheimEdmonton Oilers???cash

This was the third time in six waiver drafts that Chris Joseph had been chosen. In that time he had been claimed by the Penguins from the Lightning, claimed from the Penguins by the Canucks, signed as a free agent with the Flyers, and signed as a free agent with the Senators. He ended up never playing a regular season game for the Senators because in the '99 Waiver Draft he was claimed by the Canucks (again). He wouldn't even last the season in Vancouver, having been put on waivers in March of 2000 and claimed by the Coyotes. He was with the Coyotes for less than a year before he was put on waivers again and claimed by the Thrashers in February, 2001. He finished his playing career in Europe.

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