1969 NHL Amateur Draft

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1969 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s) June 11, 1969
Location Montreal, Quebec
First selection Canada Rejean Houle
NHL Amateur Draft
 < 1968 1970 > 

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

Selections by round[edit]

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

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

Round one[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Rejean Houle Left 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 two[edit]

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 three[edit]

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 four[edit]

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 "Skeeter" 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 five[edit]

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 six[edit]

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 seven[edit]

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 eight[edit]

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 nine[edit]

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 ten[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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