1978 NHL Amateur Draft

The 1978 NHL Amateur Draft occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec on June 15, 1978. It was the last draft to be called the "Amateur Draft" before the process was renamed to the NHL Entry Draft in 1979. Players were drafted at 20 years of age in 1978.

1978 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)June 15, 1978
LocationMontreal, Quebec
Overview
First selectionCanada Bobby Smith
Selected by: Minnesota North Stars
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Selections by roundEdit

Below are listed the selections in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. The Washington Capitals chose to take an extra pick in the first round instead of participating in the Dispersal Draft (Tim Coulis), and were allowed to pick in Cleveland's position in the second round to complete the Bob Girard/Walt McKechnie trade.[1] The New York Islanders had traded their fourth round selection to Cleveland, so that pick was forfeited.[2]

= NHL All-Star[3] = NHL All-Star[3] 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 Bobby Smith Centre   Canada Minnesota North Stars Ottawa 67's (OHL)
2 Ryan Walter Centre   Canada Washington Capitals Seattle Breakers (WCHL)
3 Wayne Babych Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
4 Bill Derlago Centre   Canada Vancouver Canucks Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
5 Mike Gillis Left Wing   Canada Colorado Rockies Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
6 Behn Wilson Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
7 Ken Linseman Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
8 Dan Geoffrion Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
9 Willie Huber Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
10 Tim Higgins Right Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
11 Brad Marsh Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames London Knights (OMJHL)
12 Brent Peterson Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
13 Larry Playfair Defence   Canada Buffalo Sabres Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
14 Danny Lucas Right Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
15 Steve Tambellini Centre   Canada New York Islanders Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
16 Al Secord Left Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
17 Dave Hunter Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
18 Tim Coulis Left Wing   Canada Washington Capitals Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round twoEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19 Steve Payne Left Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
20 Paul Mulvey Left Wing   Canada Washington Capitals Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
21 Joel Quenneville Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
22 Curt Fraser Left Wing   Canada/
  United States
Vancouver Canucks Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
23 Paul MacKinnon Defence   Canada Washington Capitals Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
24 Steve Christoff Centre   United States Minnesota North Stars University of Minnesota (WCHA)
25 Mike Meeker Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
26 Don Maloney Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
27 Merlin Malinowski Centre   Canada Colorado Rockies Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
28 Glenn Hicks Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
29 Doug Lecuyer Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
30 Dale Yakiwchuk Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
31 Al Jensen Goaltender   Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
32 Tony McKegney Left Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
33 Mike Simurda Right Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
34 Randy Johnston Defence   Canada New York Islanders Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
35 Graeme Nicolson Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
36 Ron Carter Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round threeEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
37 Gord Salt Right Wing   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
38 Glen Currie Centre   Canada Washington Capitals Laval National (QMJHL)
39 Steve Harrison Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
40 Stan Smyl Right Wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
41 Paul Messier Centre   Canada Colorado Rockies University of Denver (WCHA)
42 Richard David Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
43 Ray Markham Centre   Canada New York Rangers Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
44 Dean Turner Defence   United States New York Rangers University of Michigan (WCHA)
45 Jay Johnston Defence   Canada Washington Capitals Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
46 Rick Paterson Centre   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
47 Tim Bernhardt Goaltender   Canada Atlanta Flames Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
48 Mark Kirton Centre   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
49 Rob McClanahan Centre   United States Buffalo Sabres University of Minnesota (WCHA)
50 Glen Cochrane Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
51 Dwayne Lowdermilk Defence   Canada New York Islanders Seattle Breakers (WCHL)
52 Brad Knelson Defence   Canada Boston Bruins Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
53 Doug Derkson Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round fourEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
54 Curt Giles Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
55 Bengt Gustafsson Right Wing   Sweden Washington Capitals Färjestad BK Karlstad (SEL)
56 Harald Luckner Centre   Sweden Vancouver Canucks Färjestad BK Karlstad (SEL)
57 Brad Smith Right Wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
58 Dave Watson Left Wing   Canada Colorado Rockies Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
59 Dave Silk Right Wing   United States New York Rangers Boston University (ECAC)
60 Andre Dore Defence   Canada New York Rangers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
61 Shane Pearsall Left Wing   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
62 Bjorn Skaare Centre   Norway Detroit Red Wings Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
63 Brian Young Defence   Canada Chicago Black Hawks New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
64 Jim MacRae Left Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames London Knights (OMJHL)
65 Bob Parent Goaltender   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
66 Mike Gazdic Defence   Canada Buffalo Sabres Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
67 Russ Wilderman Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Seattle Breakers (WCHL)
68 George Buat Right Wing   Canada Boston Bruins Seattle Breakers (WCHL)
69 Kevin Reeves Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round fiveEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
70 Roy Kerling Left Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Cornell University (ECAC)
71 Lou Franceschetti Left Wing   Canada Washington Capitals Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
72 Kevin Willison Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Billings Bighorns (WCHL)
73 Tim Thomlison Goaltender   Canada Colorado Rockies Billings Bighorns (WCHL)
74 Rod Guimont Right Wing   Canada Colorado Rockies Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
75 Rob Garner Centre   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
76 Mike McDougal Right Wing   United States New York Rangers Port Huron Flags (IHL)
77 Paul Mancini Left Wing   Canada Los Angeles Kings Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
78 Ted Nolan Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
79 Mark Murphy Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
80 Gord Wappel Defence   Canada Atlanta Flames Regina Pats (WCHL)
81 Jordy Douglas Left Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
82 Randy Ireland Goaltender   Canada Buffalo Sabres Flint Generals (IHL)
83 Brad Tamblyn Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers University of Toronto (CIAU)
84 Greg Hay Left Wing   United States New York Islanders Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
85 Daryl MacLeod Left Wing   United States Boston Bruins Boston University (ECAC)
86 Mike Boyd Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round sixEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
87 Bob Bergloff Defence   United States Minnesota North Stars University of Minnesota (WCHA)
88 Vince Magnan Left Wing   Canada Washington Capitals University of Denver (WCHA)
89 Jim Nill Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
90 Gerry Minor Centre   Canada Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WCHL)
91 John Hynes Goaltender   United States Colorado Rockies Harvard University (ECAC)
92 Mel Hewitt Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Calgary Wranglers (WCHL)
93 Tom Laidlaw Defence   Canada New York Rangers Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
94 Doug Keans Goaltender   Canada Los Angeles Kings Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
95 Sylvain Locas Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
96 Dave Feamster Defence   United States Chicago Black Hawks Colorado College (WCHA)
97 Greg Meredith Right Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
98 Norm Lefebvre Right Wing   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
99 Cam MacGregor Left Wing   Canada Buffalo Sabres Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
100 Mark Taylor Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers University of North Dakota (WCHA)
101 Kelly Davis Defence   Canada New York Islanders Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
102 Jeff Brubaker Left Wing   United States Boston Bruins Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
103 Keith Acton Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round sevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
104 Kim Spencer Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
105 Mats Hallin Left Wing   Sweden Washington Capitals Södertälje SK (Sweden)
106 Steve Stockman Centre   Canada St. Louis Blues Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
107 Dave Ross Left Wing   Canada Vancouver Canucks Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
108 Andy Clark Defence   Canada Colorado Rockies Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
109 Paul MacLean Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
110 Dan Clark Defence   Canada New York Rangers Milwaukee Admirals (IHL)
111 Don Waddell Defence   United States Los Angeles Kings Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
112 Wes George Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
113 Dave Mancuso Defence   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
114 Dave Hindmarch Right Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames University of Alberta (CIAU)
115 John Scammell Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
116 Dan Eastman Centre   Canada Buffalo Sabres Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
117 Mike Ewanouski Right Wing   United States Philadelphia Flyers Boston College (ECAC)
118 Richard Pepin Left Wing   Canada New York Islanders Laval National (QMJHL)
119 Murray Skinner Goaltender   Canada Boston Bruins Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
120 Jim Lawson Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Brown University (ECAC)
Reference:"1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round eightEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
121 Mike Cotter Defence   Canada Minnesota North Stars Bowling Green University (CCHA)
122 Rich Sirois Goaltender   Canada Washington Capitals Milwaukee Admirals (IHL)
123 Denis Houle Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
124 Steve O'Neill Left Wing   United States Vancouver Canucks Providence College (ECAC))
125 John Olver Right Wing   Canada Colorado Rockies University of Michigan (WCHA)
126 Jerry Price Goaltender   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
127 Greg Kostenko Defence   Canada New York Rangers Ohio State University (CCHA)
128 Rob Mierkalns Centre   Canada Los Angeles Kings Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
129 John Barrett Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
130 Sandy Ross Defence   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Colgate University (ECAC)
131 Dave Morrison Right Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames Calgary Wranglers (WCHL)
132 Kevin Reinhart Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
133 Eric Strobel Centre   United States Buffalo Sabres University of Minnesota (WCHA)
134 Darre Switzer Centre   Canada Philadelphia Flyers Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
135 Dave Cameron Centre   Canada New York Islanders University of Prince Edward Island (CIAU)
136 Bobby Hehir Centre   United States Boston Bruins Boston College (ECAC)
137 Larry Landon Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round nineEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
138 Brent Gogol Right Wing   Canada Minnesota North Stars Billings Bighorns (WCHL)
139 Denis Pomerleau Right Wing   Canada Washington Capitals Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
140 Tony Meagher Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Boston University (ECAC)
141 Charlie Antetomaso Defence   United States Vancouver Canucks Boston College (ECAC)
142 Kevin Krook Defence   Canada Colorado Rockies Regina Pats (WCHL)
143 Rick Simpson Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
144 Brian McDavid Defence   Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
145 Rick Scully Left Wing   Canada Los Angeles Kings Brown University (ECAC)
146 Jim Malazdrewicz Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings St. Boniface Saints (MJHL)
147 Mark Locken Goaltender   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
148 Doug Todd Right Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames University of Michigan (WCHA)
149 Mike Waghorne Defence   United States Toronto Maple Leafs University of New Hampshire (ECAC)
150 Eugene O'Sullivan Centre   Canada Buffalo Sabres Calgary Wranglers (WCHL)
151 Greg Francis Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
152 Paul Joswiak Goaltender   United States New York Islanders University of Minnesota (WCHA)
153 Craig MacTavish Centre   Canada Boston Bruins University of Massachusetts Lowell (ECAC)
154 Kevin Constantine Goaltender   United States Montreal Canadiens Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round tenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
155 Mike Seide Left Wing   United States Minnesota North Stars Bloomington Junior Stars (USHL)
156 Barry Heard Goaltender   Canada Washington Capitals London Knights (OMJHL)
157 Jim Lockhurst Goaltender   Canada St. Louis Blues Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
158 Richard Martens Goaltender   Canada Vancouver Canucks New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
159 Jeff Jensen Left Wing   United States Colorado Rockies Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
160 Bob Froese Goaltender   Canada St. Louis Blues Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
161 Mark Rodrigues Goaltender   United States New York Rangers Yale University (ECAC)
162 Brad Thiessen Centre   Canada Los Angeles Kings Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
163 Geoff Shaw Right Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
164 Glenn Van Defence   United States Chicago Black Hawks Colorado College (WCHA)
165 Mark Green Centre   United States Atlanta Flames Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
166 Laurie Cuvelier Defence   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs St. Francis Xavier University (CIAU)
167 Rick Berard Defence   Canada Philadelphia Flyers St. Mary's University (CIAU)
168 Don Lucia Defence   United States Philadelphia Flyers University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
169 Scott Cameron Defence   Canada New York Islanders University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
170 Dan Lerg Centre   United States St. Louis Blues University of Michigan (WCHA)
171 John Swan Centre   Canada Montreal Canadiens McGill University (CIAU)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round elevenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
172 Mark Toffolo Defence   United States Washington Capitals Port Huron Flags (IHL)
173 Risto Siltanen Defence   Finland St. Louis Blues Ilves (Finland)
174 Bo Ericson Defence   Sweden Colorado Rockies AIK (Sweden)
175 Dan Hermansson Left Wing   Sweden St. Louis Blues Karlskoga (Sweden)
176 Steve Weeks Goaltender   Canada New York Rangers Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
177 Jim Armstrong Left Wing   United States Los Angeles Kings Clarkson University (ECAC)
178 Carl Van Harrewyn Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
179 Darryl Sutter Left Wing   Canada Chicago Black Hawks Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
180 Bob Sullivan Left Wing   Canada Atlanta Flames Toledo Goaldiggers (IHL)
181 Jean-Francois Boutin Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Verdun Eperviers (QMJHL)
182 Mark Berge Defence   United States Philadelphia Flyers University of North Dakota (WCHA)
183 Ken Moore Goaltender   United States Philadelphia Flyers Clarkson University (ECAC)
184 Christer Lowdahl Centre   Sweden New York Islanders Örebro (Sweden)
185 John Sullivan Right Wing   United States St. Louis Blues Providence College (ECAC)
186 Daniel Metivier Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round twelveEdit

Ladislav Svozil was the first Czechoslovakian player drafted in the history of the NHL Draft. The Red Wings selected Svozil in the 12th round.[4] Bernhardt Engelbrecht was the first German player drafted in the history of the NHL Draft. The Flames selected him in the 12th round.[4]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
187 Paul Hogan Left Wing   Canada Washington Capitals Regina Pats (WCHL)
188 Serge Menard Right Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
189 Steve Barger Right Wing   United States Washington Capitals Boston College (ECAC)
190 Jari Viitala Centre   Finland Colorado Rockies Ilves (Finland)
191 Don Boyd Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
192 Pierre Daigneault Left Wing   Canada New York Rangers Cégep de Saint-Laurent (CIAU)
193 Claude Larochelle Centre   Canada Los Angeles Kings Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
194 Ladislav Svozil Left Wing   Czechoslovakia Detroit Red Wings HC Vitkovice (Czechoslovakia)
195 Jim Olson Centre   United States Philadelphia Flyers St. Paul Vulcans (USHL)
196 Bernhard Engelbrecht Goaltender   West Germany Atlanta Flames EV Landshut (West Germany)
197 Paul Stasiuk Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues Providence College (ECAC)
198 Anton Stastny Left Wing   Czechoslovakia Philadelphia Flyers HC Bratislava (Czechoslovakia)
199 Gunnar Persson Defence   Sweden New York Islanders Brynäs IF Gävle (Sweden)
200 Gerd Truntschka Centre   West Germany St. Louis Blues EV Cologne (West Germany)
201 Viacheslav Fetisov Defence   Soviet Union Montreal Canadiens CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round thirteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
202 Rod Pacholzuk Defence   Canada Washington Capitals University of Michigan (WCHA)
203 Viktor Shkurdyuk Right Wing   Soviet Union St. Louis Blues Leningrad (USSR)
204 Ulf Zetterstrom Left Wing   Sweden Colorado Rockies Kiruna (Sweden)
205 Carl Bloomberg Goaltender   United States St. Louis Blues St. Louis University (CCHA)
206 Chris McLaughlin Defence   United States New York Rangers Dartmouth College (ECAC)
207 Terry Kitching Left Wing   Canada St. Louis Blues St. Louis University (CCHA)
208 Tom Bailey Right Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
209 Brian O'Connor Defence   United States St. Louis Blues Boston University (ECAC)
210 Brian Crombeen Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
211 Mike Pidgeon Centre   Canada St. Louis Blues Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
212 Jeff Mars Right Wing   United States Montreal Canadiens University of Michigan (WCHA)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round fourteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
213 Wes Jarvis Centre   Canada Washington Capitals Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
214 John Cochrane Right Wing   United States St. Louis Blues Harvard University (ECAC)
215 Ray Irwin Defence   Canada Washington Capitals Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
216 Joe Casey Defence   United States St. Louis Blues Boston College (ECAC)
217 Todd Johnson Centre   United States New York Rangers Boston University (ECAC)
218 Jim Farrell Centre   United States St. Louis Blues Princeton University (ECAC)
219 Larry Lozinski Goaltender   Canada Detroit Red Wings Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
220 Frank Johnson Defence   United States St. Louis Blues Providence College (ECAC)
221 Blair Wheeler Defence   Canada St. Louis Blues Yale University (ECAC)
222 Greg Tignanelli Left Wing   United States Montreal Canadiens Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round fifteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
223 Dan McCarthy Centre   Canada New York Rangers Sudbury Wolves (OMJHA)
224 Randy Betty Left Wing   Canada Detroit Red Wings New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
225 George Goulakos Left Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round sixteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
226 Brian Crawley Defence   Canada Detroit Red Wings St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
227 Ken Moodie Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Colgate University (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round seventeenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
228 Doug Feasby Centre   Canada Detroit Red Wings Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
229 Serge LeBlanc Defence   Canada Montreal Canadiens University of Vermont (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round eighteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
230 Bob Magnuson Centre   United States Montreal Canadiens Merrimack College (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round nineteenEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
231 Chris Nilan Right Wing   United States Montreal Canadiens Northeastern University (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round twentyEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
232 Rick Wilson Goaltender   Canada Montreal Canadiens St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round twenty oneEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
233 Louis Sleigher Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.

Round twenty twoEdit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
234 Douglas Robb Right Wing   Canada Montreal Canadiens Billings Bighorns (WCHL)
Reference: "1978 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 11 January 2009.
= NHL All-Star[3] = Hall of Famers

Draftees based on nationalityEdit

Rank Country Amount
North America 217
1   Canada 170
2   United States 47
Europe 17
3   Sweden 8
4   Czechoslovakia 2
  Finland 2
  Soviet Union 2
  West Germany 2
5   Norway 1

ReferencesEdit

HockeyDB 1978 Draft Centre

  1. ^ Duplacey p.1293
  2. ^ Duplacey p.1397
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b Hockey's Book of Firsts, p.46, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9

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