As the NHL draft got under way in sunny Sunrise, Fla., on June 23, 2001, Pascal Leclaire thought he had a sense of where he might be drafted. The New York Rangers held the No. 10 overall pick and were in need of a goalie, with the lion's share of the team's starters the previous season going to 34-year-olds Mike Richter, Kirk McLean and Guy Hebert. A spot ahead of the rangers at No. 9, Chicago also seemed to be interested in drafting someone to bolster Jocelyn Thibault after he had allowed the most goals in the league the year before.