2004 NHL entry draft facts

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 RALEIGH, N.C. (CP) -- Some facts about the 2004 NHL entry draft at the RBC Center on Saturday and Sunday:

 -- Forward Alexander Radulov, drafted 15th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks, is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks forward Igor Radulov.

 -- The Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen had three players drafted in the first round: F Andrew Ladd (fourth, Carolina); D Jeff Schultz (27th, Washington); D Andy Rogers (30th, Tampa Bay).

 -- Forward Blake Wheeler (fifth, Phoenix) became the highest drafted high school player since Brian Lawton was chosen first overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1983.

 -- Centre Christopher Bourque (33rd, Washington) is the son of former NHL star defenceman Raymond Bourque. The younger Bourque plays high school hockey at Cushing Academy.

 -- Forward Drew Stafford (13th, Buffalo) is the nephew of Edmonton Oilers equipment manager Barrie Stafford. The Oilers had the 14th pick.

 -- Forward Tim Brent (75th, Anaheim) was re-drafted at by the same team that chose him 37th overall two years ago. The Mighty Ducks and Brent were unable to come to terms on a contract, which sent the St. Michael's Majors forward back into the draft.

 -- Goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji (238th, Los Angeles) is the goaltender for the Japanese national team.

 -- Swiss defenceman Mark Streit (262nd, Montreal) is 27 years old.

 -- Forward Dylan Hunter (273rd, Buffalo) is the son of former NHL veteran Dale Hunter.

 -- Forward Brian Ihnacak (259th, Pittsburgh) is the son of former NHLer Peter Ihacak.

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