The 1996 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Kiel Center (now called the Scottrade Center) in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 22, 1996.
As the relocation of the original Winnipeg Jets franchise to Phoenix was not official until nine days after the draft, selections of the future Phoenix Coyotes team were made under the Jets' name.
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