1973 NHL Amateur Draft

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The 1973 NHL Amateur Draft, the 11th National Hockey League draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15, 1973, at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. Previously, the league had held the amateur draft in mid-June. It also marks the second time the meeting took place at the Mount Royal Hotel rather than the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. In 1972, when the World Hockey Association was beginning to take form, some teams were more focused on the amateur draft that they stopped paying attention to other issues (mainly the WHA raiding NHL rosters) and were spending their time preparing for the draft.

1973 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)May 15, 1973
LocationMontreal, Quebec
Overview
First selectionCanada Denis Potvin
Selected by: New York Islanders
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With the WHA having already operated for a full season, NHL teams realized they would have to fight to sign their top picks. This was especially important in a year when the draft was considered extremely deep and the WHA was scheduled to draft players just three days after the NHL.

The top pick of the 1973 NHL amateur draft was Ottawa 67's star Denis Potvin who was projected to be the next Bobby Orr. The Montreal Canadiens, the most active team on draft day, re-positioned themselves by trading for several high picks and then offered the New York Islanders all types of packages for the first choice overall as they want to select Potvin for themselves. Islanders general manager Bill Torrey was not interested, however and held on to the top pick. He selected Potvin, who became a big part of the building block for the Islanders hockey dynasty between 1980 and 1983

Although the NHL had to compete hard with the WHA to sign these amateur players, they managed to sign all 16 of their first-round draft picks before the rival league could. The NHL-WHA competition was so fierce that the Toronto Maple Leafs offered a staggering, at the time, five-year $600,000 contract for right winger Lanny McDonald of the Medicine Hat Tigers, which kept the No. 4 pick from signing with the WHA's Cleveland Crusaders.

Eligible for the draft were all amateur players born before January 1, 1954. The NHL paid a lump sum to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association to support major junior hockey as a group. Teams could offer a player a contract at any time after the draft without risking re-entry in a future NHL draft.

Selections by roundEdit

Below are listed the selections in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft.

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

Round oneEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Denis Potvin Defence   Canada New York Islanders Ottawa 67's (OHA)
2 Tom Lysiak Centre   Canada Atlanta Flames Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
3 Dennis Ververgaert Right Wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks London Knights (OHA)
4 Lanny McDonald Right Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
5 John Davidson Goaltender   Canada St. Louis Blues Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
6 Andre Savard Centre   Canada Boston Bruins Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
7 Blaine Stoughton Right Wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
8 Bob Gainey Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Peterborough Petes (OHA)
9 Bob Dailey Defence   Canada Vancouver Canucks Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
10 Bob Neely Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Peterborough Petes (OHA)
11 Terry Richardson Goaltender   Canada Detroit Red Wings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
12 Morris Titanic Left Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
13 Darcy Rota Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
14 Rick Middleton Right Wing   Canada New York Rangers Oshawa Generals (OHA)
15 Ian Turnbull Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Ottawa 67's (OHA)
16 Vic Mercredi Centre   Canada Atlanta Flames New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round twoEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
17 Glenn Goldup Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
18 Blake Dunlop Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Ottawa 67's (OHA)
19 Paulin Bordeleau Right Wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
20 Larry Goodenough Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers London Knights (OHA)
21 Eric Vail Left Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
22 Peter Marrin Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
23 Wayne Bianchin Left Wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
24 George Pesut Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
25 John Rogers Right Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
26 Brent Leavins Left Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
27 Colin Campbell Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Peterborough Petes (OHA)
28 Jean Landry Defence   Canada Buffalo Sabres Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
29 Reg Thomas Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks London Knights (OHA)
30 Pat Hickey Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
31 Jimmy Jones Right Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Peterborough Petes (OHA)
32 Ron Andruff Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round threeEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
33 Dave Lewis Defence   Canada New York Islanders Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
34 Jeff Jacques Centre   Canada California Golden Seals St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
35 Paul Sheard Right Wing   United Kingdom
  Canada
Vancouver Canucks Ottawa 67's (OHA)
36 Doug Gibson Centre   Canada Boston Bruins Peterborough Petes (OHA)
37 Ed Humphreys Goaltender   Canada Montreal Canadiens Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
38 Russ Walker Right Wing   Canada Los Angeles Kings Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
39 Nelson Pyatt Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Oshawa Generals (OHA)
40 Bob Stumpf Right Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
41 Rick Chinnick Right Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Peterborough Petes (OHA)
42 Mike Clarke Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
43 Robbie Neale Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Brandon Wheat Kings(WCHL)
44 Andre Deschamps Left Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
45 Randy Holt Defence   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
46 John Campbell Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
47 Al Sims Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
48 Bob Gassoff Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round fourEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
49 Andre St. Laurent Centre   Canada New York Islanders Montreal Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
50 Ron Serafini Defence   United States California Golden Seals St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
51 Keith Mackie Defence   United Kingdom
  Canada
Vancouver Canucks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
52 Frank Rochon Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
53 Dean Talafous Centre   United States Atlanta Flames University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
54 Jim McCrimmon Defence   Canada Los Angeles Kings Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
55 Dennis Owchar Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
56 Alan Hangsleben Defence   United States Montreal Canadiens University of North Dakota (NCAA)
57 Tom Colley Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
58 Dale Cook Left Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
59 Mike Korney Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
60 Yvon Dupuis Right Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
61 Dave Elliott Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
62 Brian Molvik Defence   Canada New York Rangers Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
63 Steve Langdon Left Wing   Canada Boston Bruins London Knights (OHA)
64 Richard Latulippe Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round fiveEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
65 Ron Kennedy Right Wing   Canada New York Islanders New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
66 Jim Moxey Right Wing   Canada California Golden Seals Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
67 Paul O'Neil Centre   United States Vancouver Canucks Boston University (NCAA)
68 Gord Titcomb Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
69 John Flesch Left Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames Lake Superior State University (NCAA)
70 Dennis Abgrall Right Wing   Canada Los Angeles Kings Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
71 Guido Tenesi Defence   United States Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OHA)
72 Bill Laing Centre   Canada St. Louis Blues Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
73 Lowell Ostlund Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
74 Michel Latreille Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Montreal Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
75 Blair Stewart Forward   Canada Detroit Red Wings Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
76 Bob Smulders Right Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Peterborough Petes (OHA)
77 Dan Hinton Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
78 Pierre Laganiere Right Wing   Canada New York Rangers Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
79 Peter Crosbie Goaltender   Canada Boston Bruins London Knights (OHA)
80 Gerard Gibbons Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens St. Mary's University (CIAU)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round sixEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
81 Keith Smith Defence   Canada New York Islanders Brown University (ECAC)
82 Willie Trognitz Left Wing   Canada California Golden Seals Thunder Bay Vulcans (TBJHL)
83 Jim Cowell Centre   Canada Vancouver Canucks Ottawa 67's (OHA)
84 Doug Marit Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Regina Pats (WCHL)
85 Ken Houston Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames Chatham Maroons SOJHL
86 Blair MacDonald Right Wing   Canada Los Angeles Kings Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
87 Don Seiling Left Wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OHA)
88 Randy Smith Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
89 David Lee Left Wing   United Kingdom
  Canada
Minnesota North Stars Ottawa 67's (OHA)
90 Doug Ferguson Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
91 Glen Cickello Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
92 Neil Korzack Left Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Peterborough Petes (OHA)
93 Garry Doerksen Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
94 Dwayne Pentland Defence   Canada New York Rangers Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
95 Jean-Pierre Burgoyne Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
96 Denis Patry Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round sevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
97 Don Cutts Goaltender   Canada New York Islanders Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NCAA)
98 Paul Tantardini Left Wing   Canada California Golden Seals Downsview Bombers (OPJHL)
99 Clay Hebenton Goaltender   Canada Vancouver Canucks Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL
100 Dan Follet Goaltender   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Downsview Bombers (OPJHL)
101 Tom Machowski Defence   United States Atlanta Flames University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
102 Roly Kimble Goaltender   Canada Los Angeles Kings Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
103 Terry Ewasiuk Left Wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
104 John Wensink Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
105 Lou Nistico Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars London Knights (OHA)
106 Tom Young Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
107 Brian Middleton Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings University of Alberta (CIAU)
108 Bob Young Defence   United States Buffalo Sabres University of Denver (NCAA)
109 Wayne Dye Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
110 Denis Anderson Defence   Canada New York Islanders New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
111 Walter Johnson Right Wing   United States Boston Bruins Oshawa Generals (OHA)
112 Michel Belisle Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round eightEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
113 Mike Kennedy Right Wing   Canada New York Islanders Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
114 Bruce Greig Left Wing   Canada California Golden Seals Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
115 John Senkpiel Left Wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
116 Les Burgess Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
117 Bob Law Right Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames University of North Dakota (WCHA)
118 Dennis Polonich Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
119 Fred Comrie Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Edmonton Oil Kings(WCHL)
120 Jean Tetreault Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
121 George Beveridge Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
122 Norm Barnes Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Michigan State University (NCAA)
123 George Lyle Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Michigan Technological University (NCAA)
124 Tim O'Connell Right Wing   United States Buffalo Sabres University of Vermont (NCAA)
125 Jim Koleff Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
126 Denis Desgagnes Centre   Canada New York Islanders Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
127 Virgil Gates Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
128 Mario Desjardins Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round nineEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
129 Bob Lorimer Defence   Canada New York Islanders Michigan Technological University (NCAA)
130 Larry Patey Centre   Canada California Golden Seals Braintree Hawks (NEJHL)
131 Peter Folco Defence   Canada Vancouver Canucks Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
132 Dave Pay Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
133 Bob Bilodeau Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
134 Gord Lane Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
135 Dennis O'Brien Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Laurentian University (CIAU)
136 Jim Johnston Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Peterborough Petes (OHA)
137 Dan O'Donohue Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
138 Tom Newman Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
139 Ray Bibeau Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Montreal Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
140 Jack Johnson Defence   United States Chicago Black Hawks University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
141 Steve Alley Left Wing   United States Chicago Black Hawks University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
142 Jim Pettie Goaltender   Canada Boston Bruins St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
143 Bob Wright Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJAHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round tenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
144 Lee Palmer Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Clarkson University (NCAA)
145 Doug Mahood Right Wing   Canada California Golden Seals Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
146 Terry McDougall Centre   Canada Vancouver Canucks Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
147 Bob Peace Centre   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Cornell University (NCAA)
148 Glen Surbey Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames Loyola College (CIAU)
149 Guy Ross Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
150 Randy Aimoe Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
151 Kevin Neville Goaltender   Canada Detroit Red Wings Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
152 Sam Clegg Goaltender   Canada Minnesota North Stars Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
153 Brian Dick Right Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
154 Ken Gibb Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings University of North Dakota (NCAA)
155 Mitch Brandt Defence   United States Detroit Red Wings University of Denver (NCAA)
156 Rick Clubbe Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks University of North Dakota (NCAA)
157 Yvan Bouillon Centre   Canada Boston Bruins Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
158 Alain Labrecque Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round elevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
159 Norm McLeod Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Ottawa M&W Rangers (CJHL)
160 Angie Moretto Centre   Canada California Golden Seals University of Michigan (NCAA)
161 Russ Wiechnik Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
162 Greg Fox Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames University of Michigan (WCHA)
163 Max Hansen Left Wing   United States Minnesota North Stars Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
164 Don McLeod Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
165 Gene Strate Defence   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
166 Gord Halliday Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens University of Pennsylvania (NCAA)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round twelveEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
167 Cap Raeder Goaltender   United States Montreal Canadiens University of New Hampshire (NCAA)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
168 Louis Chiasson Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
Reference: "1973 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008.
= NHL All-Star[1] = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

Draftees based on nationalityEdit

Rank Country Amount
1   Canada 154
2   United States 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

External linksEdit