1973 WHA Amateur Draft

The 1973 WHA Amateur Draft was the first draft for the World Hockey Association.

1973 WHA Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)May 18, 1973[1]
Overview
First selectionCanada Bob Neely
Selected by: Chicago Cougars
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Selections by roundEdit

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

Selections by round

Round 1Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
1 Bob Neely (D)   Canada Chicago Cougars Peterborough Petes (OHA)
2 Glenn Goldup (F)   Canada New England Whalers Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
3 Andre Savard (C)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 Paulin Bordeleau (C)   France Toronto Toros Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
5 Colin Campbell (D)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Peterborough Petes (OHA)
6 John Rogers (RW)   Canada Alberta Oilers Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
7 Bob Gainey (F)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints Peterborough Petes (OHA)
8 Reg Thomas (C)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks London Knights (OHA)
9 Darcy Rota (F)   Canada Houston Aeros Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
10 Lanny McDonald (F)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
11 Ron Andruff (C)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
12 Blake Dunlop (F)   Canada New England Whalers Ottawa 67's (OHA)
13 Dean Talafous (F)   United States Cincinnati Stingers University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Round 2Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
14 Blaine Stoughton (F)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
15 Larry Goodenough (D)   Canada Chicago Cougars London Knights (OHA)
16 Al Sims (D)   Canada New York Golden Blades Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
17 Morris Titanic (LW)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
18 Pat Hickey (F)   Canada Toronto Toros Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
19 Brent Leavins (F)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
20 Jim McCrimmon (D)   Canada Alberta Oilers Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
21 Rick Middleton (F)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints Oshawa Generals (OHA)
22 Paul Sheard (LW)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Ottawa 67's (OHA)
23 Tom Lysiak (F)   Canada Houston Aeros Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
24 George Pesut (D)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
25 Keith Mackie (D)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
26 Mike Clarke (C)   Canada New England Whalers Calgary Centennials (WCHL)

Round 3Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
27 Frank Rochon (LW)   Canada Chicago Cougars Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
28 John Wensink (LW)   Netherlands New York Golden Blades Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
29 Eric Vail (F)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
30 Blair MacDonald (RW)   Canada Alberta Oilers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
31 Ed Humphreys (G)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
32 Dave Lewis (D)   Canada Alberta Oilers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
33 Bob Gassoff (D)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
34 Doug Gibson (C)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Peterborough Petes (OHA)
35 Vic Mercredi (LW)   Canada Houston Aeros New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
36 Robbie Neale (F)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
37 Kelly Pratt (RW)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
38 Tom Colley (C)   Canada New England Whalers Sudbury Wolves (OHA)

Round 4Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
39 Bill Laing (C)   Canada Alberta Oilers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
40 Terry Ewasiuk (LW)   Canada Chicago Cougars Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
41 Randy Holt (D)   Canada New England Whalers Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
42 Jean Landry (D)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
43 Peter Marrin (C)   Canada Toronto Toros Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
44 Jean Tetreault (F)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
45 Jim Moxey (F)   Canada Alberta Oilers Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
46 Steve Langdon (RW)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints London Knights (OHA)
47 Jim Cowell (F)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Ottawa 67's (OHA)
48 Don Cutts (G)   Canada Houston Aeros R.P.I. (ECAC)
49 Russ Walker (RW)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
50 Peter Crosbie (G)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks London Knights (OHA)
51 Alan Hangsleben (D)   United States New England Whalers University of North Dakota (WCHA)

Round 5Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
52 Bob Dailey (D)   Canada Toronto Toros Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
53 Larry Patey (C)   Canada New England Whalers Boston University (ECAC)
54 Doug Marit (D)   Canada New York Golden Blades Regina Pats (WCHL)
55 Denis Patry (F)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
56 Lou Nistico (LW)   Canada Toronto Toros London Knights (OHA)
57 Jimmy Jones (RW)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Peterborough Petes (OHA)
58 Ken Houston (D)   Canada Alberta Oilers Chatham Maroons (SOJHL)
59 Nelson Pyatt (C)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints Oshawa Generals (OHA)
60 Dennis Abgrall (RW)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
61 Paul O'Neil (C)   United States Houston Aeros Boston University (ECAC)
62 Rich Latulippe (F)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
63 Randy Smith (LW)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
64 Cap Raeder (G)   United States New England Whalers University of New Hampshire (ECAC)

Round 6Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
65 Dave Pay (C)   Canada Alberta Oilers University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
66 Keith Smith (D)   Canada Chicago Cougars Brown University (ECAC)
67 Dennis Ververgaert (RW)   Canada New York Golden Blades London Knights (OHA)
68 Dale Cook (F)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
69 Doug Ferguson (D)   Canada Toronto Toros Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
70 Ian Turnbull (D)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Ottawa 67's (OHA)
71 Yvon Bouillon (F)   Canada Alberta Oilers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
72 John Flesch (LW)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
73 Stu Davison (C)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
74 Dennis Owchar (D)   Canada Houston Aeros Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
75 Bob Smulders (F)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Peterborough Petes (OHA)
76 Ron Kennedy (RW)   Canada Winnipeg Jets New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
77 Rick Chinnick (F)   Canada New England Whalers Peterborough Petes (OHA)

Round 7Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
78 Gerrard Gibbons (D)   Canada Toronto Toros Saint Mary University (CIAU)
79 Dennis Desgagnes (C)   Canada Chicago Cougars Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
80 Lowell Ostlund (D)   Canada New York Golden Blades Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
81 Andre Deschamps (F)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
82 Gord Titcomb (LW)   Canada Toronto Toros St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
83 Mike Korney (D)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
84 Dwayne Pentland (D)   Canada Alberta Oilers Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
85 Tom Machowski (D)   United States Minnesota Fighting Saints University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
86 David Lee (LW)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Ottawa 67's (OHA)
87 Dan Hinton (F)   Canada Houston Aeros Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
88 Ron Serafini (D)   United States Cleveland Crusaders St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
89 Jeff Jacques (RW)   Canada Winnipeg Jets St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
90 Steve Alley (LW)   United States New England Whalers University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Round 8Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
91 Norm Barnes (D)   Canada Cincinnati Stingers Michigan State University (WCHA)
92 J. P. Burgoyne (D)   Canada Chicago Cougars Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
93 Paul Granchukoff (F)   United States New York Golden Blades Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
94 Bob Stumpf (D)   Canada Quebec Nordiques New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
95 John Campbell (W)   Canada Toronto Toros Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
96 Andre St. Laurent (C)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
97 Bob Young (D)   United States Minnesota Fighting Saints University of Denver (WCHA)
98 Sam Clegg (G)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
99 Lee Palmer (D)   Canada Houston Aeros Clarkson University (ECAC)
100 Michel Latrielle (D)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
101 Terry McDougall (C)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)

Round 9Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
102 Mitch Brandt (D)   United States Cincinnati Stingers University of Denver (WCHA)
103 Gordon Halliday (F)   Canada Chicago Cougars University of Pennsylvania (ECAC)
104 Rick Austin (RW)   Canada New York Golden Blades Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
105 Guy Ross (D)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
106 Guido Tenesi (D)   United States Toronto Toros Oshawa Generals (OHA)
107 Pierre Laganiere (RW)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
108 Neil Korzack (F)   Canada Minnesota Fighting Saints Peterborough Petes (OHA)
109 Randy Aimoe (D)   Canada Los Angeles Sharks Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
110 Sean Shanahan (LW)   Canada Houston Aeros Providence College (ECAC)
111 Bruce Greig (LW)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
112 Russ Wiechnik (C)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Calgary Centennials (WCHL)

Round 10Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
113 Jack Johnson (F)   United States Cincinnati Stingers University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
114 Mike Haramis (RW)   Canada Chicago Cougars Laval National (QMJHL)
115 Brian Dick (C)   Canada New York Golden Blades Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
116 Michel Belisle (F)   Canada Quebec Nordiques Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
117 Brian Molvik (D)   Canada Vancouver Blazers Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
118 Pat Phippen (LW)   United States Minnesota Fighting Saints St. Paul Bruins
119 Yvon Dupuis (F)   Canada Houson Aeros Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
120 Henry Durkin (G)   Canada Cleveland Crusaders Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
121 Mike Kennedy (RW)   Canada Winnipeg Jets Kitchener Rangers (OHA)

Round 11Edit

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
122 Bob Bilodeau (D)   Canada Cincinnati Stingers New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NEELY FIRST PICK IN W.H.A.'S DRAFT". New York Times. May 19, 1973. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
Preceded by
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WHA Draft
1973
Succeeded by
1974 WHA Amateur Draft