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The 1964 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1964 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s) June 11, 1964
Location Montreal, Quebec
First selection Canada Claude Gauthier
Selected by: Detroit Red Wings
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As was the case in the 1963 Draft, amateur players turning 17 years of age between August 1, 1964, and July 31, 1965, were eligible, if they were not already sponsored by an NHL club.

The order of the draft followed the agreement reached in 1963, where the order was fixed as Red Wings, Bruins, Rangers, Black Hawks, Maple Leafs and Canadiens. Once again each team received four picks, each team having the right to forfeit their selection and pass it to the next team in the order. All picks were exercised this year.

Of the 24 players selected only nine played in the NHL. Syl Apps, Jr., Jim Dorey, Tim Ecclestone and Mike Pelyk went on to have fruitful NHL careers, each playing well over 200 games a piece. However, the steal of this draft was the Bruins' third pick, 14th overall: Ken Dryden. Dryden made it known to the Bruins that he would elect to play at Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, instead of turning professional. The Bruins traded his negotiation rights to the Canadiens, where he would play seven full seasons and part of an eighth, earning a Conn Smythe Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, five Vezina Trophies, five All-Star Game appearances, five First All-Star awards and six Stanley Cups.

Contents

Selections by roundEdit

Below are listed the selections in the 1964 NHL Amateur Draft.

= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of Famers

Round oneEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Claude Gauthier Right Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Rosemount Midgets (SAAAMHL)
2 Alex Campbell Right Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Strathroy Midgets (OAAAMHL)
3 Bob Graham Defence   Canada New York Rangers Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
4 Richie Bayes Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Dixie Midgets (OAAAMHL)
5 Tom Martin Right Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
6 Claude Chagnon Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Rosemount Midgets (SAAAMHL)
Reference: "1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

Round twoEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
7 Brian Watts Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
8 Jim Booth Left Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Sault Ste. Marie Midgets (OAAAMHL)
9 Tim Ecclestone Right Wing   Canada New York Rangers Etobicoke Capitols (MetJHL)
10 Jan Popiel Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Georgetown Midgets (OAAAMHL)
11 David Cotey Forward   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Aurora Bears (SOJCHL)
12 Guy Allen Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens Stamford Bruins (NDJBHL)
Reference: "1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

Round threeEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
13 Ralph Buchanan Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Montreal East Midgets (QAAAMHL)
14 Ken Dryden Goaltender   Canada Boston Bruins Etobicoke Capitols (MetJHL)
15 Gordon Lowe Defence   Canada New York Rangers Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
16 Carl Hadfield Right Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Dixie Beehives (MetJHL)
17 Mike Pelyk Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
18 Paul Reid Forward   Canada Montreal Canadiens Kingston Midgets (OAAAMHL)
Reference: "1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

Round fourEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19 Rene LeClerc Right Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Mountain Bees (NDJBHL)
20 Allister Blair Centre   Canada Boston Bruins Ingersoll Marlands (WBJHL)
21 Syl Apps, Jr. Centre   Canada New York Rangers Kingston Midgets (OAAAMHL)
22 Moe L'Abbe Right Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Rosemount Midgets (SAAAMHL)
23 Jim Dorey Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Stamford Bruins (NDJBHL)
24 Michel Jacques Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Lac Megantic Royal(LHJAA)
Reference: "1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of Famers

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Dinger, Ralph; Kuperman, Igor; Zweig, Eric (1998). Total Hockey. New York: Total Sports Publishing. p. 286. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  1. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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