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1969 NHL Amateur Draft

The 1969 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. This draft is notable for being the first NHL draft to be conducted after the league ended direct sponsorship of junior hockey.

1969 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)June 11, 1969
LocationMontreal, Quebec
Overview
First selectionCanada Rejean Houle
Selected by: Montreal Canadiens
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Selections by roundEdit

Below are listed the selections in the 1969 NHL Entry Draft.

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

Round oneEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Rejean Houle Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
2 Marc Tardif Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
3 Don Tannahill Left Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
4 Frank Spring Right Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
5 Dick Redmond Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
6 Bob Currier Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
7 Tony Featherstone Right Wing   Canada Oakland Seals Peterborough Petes (OHA)
8 Andre Dupont Defence   Canada New York Rangers Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
9 Ernie Moser Right Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Estevan Bruins (WCHL)
10 Jim Rutherford Goaltender   Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
11 Ivan Boldirev Centre   Canada Boston Bruins Oshawa Generals (OHA)
12 Pierre Jarry Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers Ottawa 67's (OHA)
13 J. P. Bordeleau Right Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round twoEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
14 Dennis O'Brien Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
15 Rick Kessell Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OHA)
16 Dale Hoganson Defence   Canada Los Angeles Kings Estevan Bruins (WCHL)
17 Bobby Clarke Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
18 Ron Stackhouse Defence   Canada Oakland Seals Peterborough Petes (OHA)
19 Mike Lowe Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Loyola College (CIAU)
20 Doug Brindley Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
21 Ron Garwasiuk Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Regina Pats (SJHL)
22 Art Quoquochi Right Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)
23 Bert Wilson Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers London Knights (OHA)
24 Larry Romanchych Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round two hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round threeEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
25 Gilles Gilbert Goaltender   Canada Minnesota North Stars London Knights (OHA)
26 Michel Briere Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
27 Gregg Boddy Defence   Canada Los Angeles Kings Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
28 Willie Brossart Left wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Estevan Bruins (WCHL)
29 Don O'Donoghue Right wing   Canada Oakland Seals St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
30 Bernie Gagnon Centre   Canada St. Louis Blues Michigan Wolverines (NCAA)
31 Larry McIntyre Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
32 Bobby Sheehan Centre   United States Montreal Canadiens St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
33 Wayne Hawrysh Right wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
34 Nels Jacobson Left wing   Canada Boston Bruins Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
35 Kevin Morrison Left wing   Canada New York Rangers Saint-Jérôme Alouettes (QMJHL)
36 Milt Black Right wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round three hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round fourEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
37 Fred O'Donnell Right Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Oshawa Generals (OHA)
38 Yvon Labre Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
39 Bruce Landon Goaltender   Canada Los Angeles Kings Peterborough Petes (OHA)
40 Michel Belhumeur Goaltender   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
41 Pierre Farmer Defence   Canada Oakland Seals Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
42 Vic Teal Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
43 Frank Hughes Right Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
44 Murray Anderson Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
45 Wayne Chernecki Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
46 Ron Fairbrother Left Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
47 Bruce Hellemond Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
48 Darryl Maggs Defence   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round four hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round fiveEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
49 Pierre Jutras Left Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
50 Ed Patenaude Right Wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
51 Butch Goring Centre   Canada Los Angeles Kings Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
52 Dave Schultz Left Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
53 Warren Harrison Centre   Canada Oakland Seals Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
54 Brian Glenwright Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
55 Brian Spencer Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
56 Gary Doyle Goaltender   Canada Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHA)
57 Wally Olds Defence   United States Detroit Red Wings Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)
58 Jeremy Wright Centre   Canada Boston Bruins Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
59 Gord Smith Defence   Canada New York Rangers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
60 Mike Baumgartner Defence   United States Chicago Black Hawks North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round five hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round sixEdit

Tommi Salmelainen was the first European to be drafted by a National Hockey League team.[2]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
61 Rob Walton Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
62 Paul Hoganson Goaltender   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
63 Guy Delparte Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens London Knights (OHA)
64 Don Saleski Right Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Regina Pats (SJHL)
65 Neil Nicholson Defence   Canada Oakland Seals London Knights (OHA)
66 Tommi Salmelainen Left Wing   Finland St. Louis Blues HIFK (Finland)
67 Bob Neufeld Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
68 Lynn Powis Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Denver Pioneers (NCAA)
69 Jim Jones Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Peterborough Petes (OHA)
70 Dale Yutsyk Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Colorado College Tigers (NCAA)
71 Dave Hudson Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round six hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round sevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
72 Rick Thompson Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
73 Bob Collyard Centre   United States St. Louis Blues Colorado College Tigers (NCAA)
74 Ian Wilkie Goaltender   Canada Montreal Canadiens Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
75 Dale Power Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Peterborough Petes (OHA)
76 Pete Vipond Left Wing   Canada Oakland Seals Oshawa Generals (OHA)
77 David Pulkkinen Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Oshawa Generals (OHA)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round seven hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round eightEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
78 Cal Russell Right Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
79 Frank Hamill Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
80 Patrick Lange Goaltender   Canada St. Louis Blues Sudbury Wolves (NOJHL)
81 Claude Chartre Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round eight hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round nineEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
82 John Converse Forward   Canada St. Louis Blues Estevan Bruins (WCHL)
83 Gilles Drolet Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round nine hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.

Round tenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
84 Darrel Knibbs Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Lethbridge Sugar Kings (AJHL)
Reference: "1969 NHL Amateur Draft -- Round ten hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 14 December 2008.
= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of Famers

Draftees based on nationalityEdit

Rank Country Amount
North America 83
1   Canada 79
2   United States 4
Europe 1
3   Finland 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ Hockey's Book of Firsts, p.46, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9

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