1997 NHL Season

Commissioner
Gary Bettman
Union Director
Bob Goodenow
Player President
Mike Gartner

1997 NHL Draft

Pick Player Team
1 Joe Thornton / C Bruins
2 Patrick Marleau / C Sharks
3 Olli Jokinen / C Kings
4 Roberto Luongo / G Islanders
5 Eric Brewer / D Islanders