1976 NHL Amateur Draft

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The 1976 NHL Amateur Draft was the 14th NHL Entry Draft. It was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec, on June 1, 1976. It is notable as featuring one of the weakest first rounds in draft history, as only two players (Rick Green and Bernie Federko) played more than 450 career NHL games. In 2002, Federko was elected into the Hockey Hall-of-Fame after playing fourteen seasons (19761990), with 13 of those with the St. Louis Blues. The Cleveland Barons drafted as the California Golden Seals and the Colorado Rockies took part as the Kansas City Scouts. The two franchises would relocate to their new cities on July 15 of that year.

1976 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)June 1, 1976
LocationNHL Offices
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Overview
First selectionCanada Rick Green
Selected by: Washington Capitals
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Selections by roundEdit

Below are listed the selections in the 1976 NHL amateur draft.

= NHL All-Star[1] = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star team = Hall of famers

Club teams are located in North America unless otherwise noted.

Round oneEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Rick Green Defence   Canada Washington Capitals London Knights (OHA)
2 Blair Chapman Right wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
3 Glen Sharpley Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
4 Fred Williams Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
5 Bjorn Johansson Defence   Sweden California Golden Seals Örebro IK (Sweden)
6 Don Murdoch Right wing   Canada New York Rangers Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
7 Bernie Federko Forward   Canada St. Louis Blues Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
8 David Shand Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
9 Real Cloutier Forward   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Quebec Nordiques (WHA)
10 Harold Phillipoff Left wing   Canada Atlanta Flames New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
11 Paul Gardner Centre   Canada Kansas City Scouts Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
12 Peter Lee Right wing   United Kingdom
  Canada
Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHA)
13 Rod Schutt Left wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
14 Alex McKendry Forward   Canada New York Islanders Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
15 Greg Carroll Centre   Canada Washington Capitals Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
16 Clayton Pachal Centre   Canada Boston Bruins New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
17 Mark Suzor Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
18 Bruce Baker Right wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
[2]

Round twoEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19 Greg Malone Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
20 Brian Sutter Left wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
21 Steve Clippingdale Left wing   Canada Los Angeles Kings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
22 Reed Larson Defence   United States Detroit Red Wings University of Minnesota (WCHA)
23 Vern Stenlund Centre   Canada California Golden Seals London Knights (OMJHL)
24 Dave Farrish Defence   Canada New York Rangers Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
25 John Smrke Left wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
26 Bob Manno Defence   Canada Vancouver Canucks St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
27 Jeff McDill Right wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
28 Bobby Simpson Left wing   Canada Atlanta Flames Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
29 Peter Marsh Right wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
30 Randy Carlyle Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
31 Jim Roberts Left wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
32 Mike Kaszycki Centre   Canada New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
33 Joe Kowal Left wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
34 Lorry Gloeckner Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
35 Drew Callander Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Regina Pats (WCHL)
36 Barry Melrose Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
[3]

Round threeEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
37 Tom Rowe Right wing   United States Washington Capitals London Knights (OMJHL)
38 Mike Kitchen Defence   Canada Kansas City Scouts Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
39 Don Jackson Defence   United States Minnesota North Stars University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
40 Fred Berry Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
41 Mike Fidler Left wing   United States California Golden Seals Boston University (ECAC)
42 Mike McEwen Defence   Canada New York Rangers Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
43 Jim Kirkpatrick Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
44 Rob Flockhart Left wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
45 Thomas Gradin Centre   Sweden Chicago Black Hawks Ornskoldsvik (Sweden)
46 Rick Hodgson Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
47 Morris Lukowich Left wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
48 Alain Belanger Right wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
49 Don Moores Centre   Canada Los Angeles Kings Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
50 Garth MacGuigan Centre   Canada New York Islanders Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
51 Ron Zanussi Right wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars London Knights (OMJHL)
52 Gary McFayden Right wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
53 Craig Hanmer Defence   United States Philadelphia Flyers Mohawk Valley Comets (NAJHL)
54 Bill Baker Defence   United States Montreal Canadiens University of Minnesota (WCHA)
[4]

Round fourEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
55 Al Glendinning Defence   Canada Washington Capitals Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
56 Mike Liut Goaltender   Canada St. Louis Blues Bowling Green University (CCHA)
57 Mike Fedorko Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
58 Kevin Schamehorn Right wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
59 Warren Young Centre   Canada California Golden Seals Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
60 Claude Periard Left wing   Canada New York Rangers Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
61 Paul Skidmore Goaltender   United States St. Louis Blues Boston College (ECAC)
62 Elmer Ray Left wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
63 Dave Debol Centre   United States Chicago Black Hawks University of Michigan (WCHA)
64 Kent Nilsson Right wing   Sweden Atlanta Flames Djurgårdens IF (Sweden)
65 Greg Redquest Goaltender   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
66 Tim Williams Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
67 Bob Mears Goaltender   Canada Los Angeles Kings Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
68 Ken Morrow Defence   United States New York Islanders Bowling Green University (CCHA)
69 Rocky Maze Left wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
70 Bob Miller Centre   United States Boston Bruins Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
71 Dave Hynek Left wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
72 Ed Clarey Right wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
[5]

Round fiveEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
73 Doug Patey Right wing   Canada Washington Capitals Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
74 Rick McIntyre Left wing   Canada Kansas City Scouts Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
75 Phil Verchota Left wing   United States Minnesota North Stars University of Minnesota (WCHA)
76 Dwight Schofield Defence   United States Detroit Red Wings London Knights (OMJHL)
77 Darcy Regier Defence   Canada California Golden Seals Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
78 Doug Caines Centre   Canada New York Rangers St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
79 Cal Sandbeck Defence   United States California Golden Seals University of Denver (WCHA)
80 Rick Durston Left wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
81 Terry McDonald Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
82 Mark Earp Goaltender   Canada Atlanta Flames Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
83 Brendan Lowe Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
84 Greg Hotham Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
85 Rob Palmer Defence   Canada Los Angeles Kings University of Michigan (WCHA)
86 Mike Hordy Defence   Canada New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
87 Ron Roscoe Defence   Canada Buffalo Sabres Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
88 Peter Vandemark Left wing   Canada Boston Bruins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
89 Robin Lang Goaltender   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Cornell University (ECAC)
90 Maurice Barrette Goaltender   Canada Montreal Canadiens Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
[6]

Round sixEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
91 Jim Bedard Goaltender   Canada Washington Capitals Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
92 Larry Skinner Centre   Canada Kansas City Scouts Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
93 Dave Delich Centre   United States Minnesota North Stars Colorado College (WCHA)
94 Tony Horvath Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
95 Jouni Rinne Right wing   Finland California Golden Seals Rauma (Finland)
96 Barry Scully Right wing   Canada New York Rangers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
97 Nels Goddard Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
98 Rob Tudor Right wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WCHL)
99 John Peterson Goaltender   Canada Chicago Black Hawks University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
100 Don Wilson Defence   Canada Washington Capitals St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
101 Vic Sirko Defence   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
102 Dan Djakalovic Centre   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
103 Larry McRae Goaltender   Canada Los Angeles Kings Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
104 Yvon Vautour Right wing   Canada New York Islanders Laval National (QMJHL)
105 Don Lemieux Defence   Canada Buffalo Sabres Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
106 Ted Olson Left wing   Canada Boston Bruins Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
107 Paul Klasinski Left wing   United States Philadelphia Flyers St. Paul Vulcans (MWJHL)
108 Pierre Brassard Left wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
[7]

Round sevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
109 Dale Rideout Goaltender   Canada Washington Capitals Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
110 Jeff Barr Defence   United States Minnesota North Stars Michigan State University (WCHA)
111 Fern LeBlanc Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
112 Remi Levesque Centre   Canada New York Rangers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
113 Mike Eaves Centre   Canada/
  United States
St. Louis Blues University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
114 Brad Rhiness Centre   Canada Vancouver Canucks Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
115 John Rothstein Right wing   United States Chicago Black Hawks University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
116 Charlie Skjodt Centre   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
117 Sammy Bains Left wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Austin Mavericks (MWJHL)
118 Rich Gosselin Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
[8]

Round eightEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
119 Al Dumba Right wing   Canada Washington Capitals Regina Pats (WCHL)
120 Claude Legris Goaltender   Canada Detroit Red Wings Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
121 Jacques Soguel Centre    Switzerland St. Louis Blues Davos (Switzerland)
122 Stu Ostlund Centre   Canada Vancouver Canucks Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
123 John Gregory Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
[9]

Round nineEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
124 Dave Dornseif Defence   United States St. Louis Blues Providence College (ECAC)
125 Bruce Horsch Goaltender   United States Montreal Canadiens Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
[10]

Round tenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
126 Brad Wilson Centre   United States St. Louis Blues Providence College (ECAC)
127 John Tavella Left wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
[11]

Round elevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
128 Dan Hoene Right wing   United States St. Louis Blues University of Michigan (WCHA)
129 Mark Davidson Left wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
[12]

Round twelveEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
130 Goran Lindblom Defence   Sweden St. Louis Blues Skelleftea (Sweden)
131 Bill Wells Left wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
[13]

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
132 Jim Bales Goaltender   Canada St. Louis Blues University of Denver (WCHA)
133 Ron Wilson Left wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
[14]

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
134 Anders Hakansson Left wing   Sweden St. Louis Blues Solna (Sweden)
[15]

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
135 Juhani Wallenius Centre   Finland St. Louis Blues Rauma (Finland)
[16]
= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of famers

Draftees based on nationalityEdit

Rank Country Amount
North America 127
1   Canada 104
2   United States 23
Europe 8
3   Sweden 5
4   Finland 2
5    Switzerland 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2005 NHL Official Guide & Record Book ISBN 0-920445-91-8
  1. ^ a b c 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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