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Wednesday, October 1, 2003
2003 waiver draft order

Associated Press

Order and rules of the 2003 waiver draft to be held Friday, noon ET:

Order

First round: 1. Carolina. 2. Pittsburgh. 3. Columbus. 4. Florida. 5. Buffalo. 6. San Jose. 7. Nashville. 8. Atlanta. 9. Calgary. 10. Montreal. 11. Phoenix. 12. N.Y. Rangers. 13. Los Angeles. 14. Chicago.

Each susbsequent round: 1. Carolina. 2. Pittsburgh. 3. Columbus. 4. Florida. 5. Buffalo. 6. San Jose. 7. Nashville. 8. Atlanta. 9. Calgary. 10. Montreal. 11. Phoenix. 12. N.Y. Rangers. 13. Los Angeles. 14. Chicago. 15. N.Y. Islanders. 16. Boston. 17. Edmonton. 18. Washington. 19. Anaheim. 20. Minnesota. 21. Toronto. 22. St. Louis. 23. Vancouver. 24. Philadelphia. 25. Tampa Bay. 26. Colorado. 27. Detroit. 28. Dallas. 29. Ottawa. 30. New Jersey.

Rules

• Only non-playoff teams from the 2002-03 season participate in the opening round.

• Also in the opening round, no team may claim from another team within its own division.

• No team may lose more than three players in the draft unless it chooses to offer more players. Each team's three-player loss limit will increase by the number of draft claims it makes against other teams.

• The draft concludes when a round is completed where no team makes a claim.