1976 NHL Amateur Draft

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1976 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s) June 1, 1976
Location Montreal, Quebec
First selection Canada Rick Green
NHL Amateur Draft
 < 1975 1977 > 

The 1976 NHL Amateur Draft 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.

Selections by round[edit]

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 one[edit]

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)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round two[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19 Greg Malone Centre  Canada Pittsburgh Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
20 Brian Sutter Left Wing  Canada St. Louis Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
21 Steve Clippingdale Left Wing  Canada Los Angeles New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
22 Reed Larson Defence  United States Detroit University of Minnesota (WCHA)
23 Vern Stenlund Centre  Canada California London Knights (OMJHL)
24 Dave Farrish Defence  Canada New York Rangers Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
25 John Smrke Left Wing  Canada St. Louis Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
26 Bob Manno Defence  Canada Vancouver St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
27 Jeff McDill Right Wing  Canada Chicago Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
28 Bobby Simpson Left Wing  Canada Atlanta Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
29 Peter Marsh Right Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
30 Randy Carlyle Defence  Canada Toronto Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
31 Jim Roberts Left Wing  Canada Minnesota Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
32 Mike Kaszycki Centre  Canada New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
33 Joe Kowal Left Wing  Canada Buffalo Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
34 Lorry Gloeckner Defence  Canada Boston Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
35 Drew Callander Centre  Canada Philadelphia Regina Pats (WCHL)
36 Barry Melrose Defence  Canada Montreal Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round three[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
37 Tom Rowe Right Wing  United States Washington London Knights (OMJHL)
38 Mike Kitchen Defence  Canada Kansas City Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
39 Don Jackson Defence  United States Minnesota University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
40 Fred Berry Centre  Canada Detroit New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
41 Mike Fidler Left Wing  United States California Boston University (ECAC)
42 Mike McEwen Defence  Canada New York Rangers Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
43 Jim Kirkpatrick Defence  Canada St. Louis Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
44 Rob Flockhart Left Wing  Canada Vancouver Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
45 Thomas Gradin Centre  Sweden Chicago Ornskoldsvik (Sweden)
46 Rick Hodgson Defence  Canada Atlanta Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
47 Morris Lukowich Left Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
48 Alain Belanger Right Wing  Canada Toronto Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
49 Don Moores Centre  Canada Los Angeles Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
50 Garth MacGuigan Centre  Canada New York Islanders Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
51 Ron Zanussi Right Wing  Canada Minnesota London Knights (OMJHL)
52 Gary McFadyen Right Wing  Canada Toronto Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
53 Craig Hanmer Defence  United States Philadelphia Mohawk Valley Comets (NAJHL)
54 Bill Baker Defence  United States Montreal University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round four[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
55 Al Glendinnin Defence  Canada Washington Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
56 Mike Liut Goaltender  Canada St. Louis Bowling Green University (CCHA)
57 Mike Fedorko Defence  Canada Minnesota Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
58 Kevin Schamehorn Right Wing  Canada Detroit New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
59 Warren Young Centre  Canada California 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 Boston College (ECAC)
62 Elmer Ray Left Wing  Canada Vancouver Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
63 Dave Debol Centre  United States Chicago University of Michigan (WCHA)
64 Kent Nilsson Right Wing  Sweden Atlanta Djurgårdens IF (Sweden)
65 Greg Redquest Goaltender  Canada Pittsburgh Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
66 Tim Williams Defence  Canada Toronto Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
67 Bob Mears Goaltender  Canada Los Angeles Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
68 Ken Morrow Defence  United States New York Islanders Bowling Green University (CCHA)
69 Rocky Maze Left Wing  Canada Buffalo Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
70 Bob Miller Centre  United States Boston Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
71 Dave Hynek Left Wing  Canada Philadelphia Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
72 Ed Clarey Right Wing  Canada Montreal Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round five[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
73 Doug Patey Right Wing  Canada Washington Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
74 Rick McIntyre Left Wing  Canada Kansas City Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
75 Phil Verchota Left Wing  United States Minnesota University of Minnesota (WCHA)
76 Dwight Schofield Defence  United States Detroit London Knights (OMJHL)
77 Darcy Regier Defence  Canada California Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
78 Doug Caines Centre  Canada New York Rangers St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
79 Cal Sandbeck Defence  United States California University of Denver (WCHA)
80 Rick Durston Left Wing  Canada Vancouver Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
81 Terry McDonald Centre  Canada Chicago Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
82 Mark Earp Goaltender  Canada Atlanta Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
83 Brendan Lowe Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
84 Greg Hotham Defence  Canada Toronto Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
85 Rob Palmer Defence  Canada Los Angeles University of Michigan (WCHA)
86 Mike Hordy Defence  Canada New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
87 Ron Roscoe Defence  Canada Buffalo Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
88 Peter Vandemark Left Wing  Canada Boston Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
89 Robin Lan Goaltender  Canada Philadelphia Cornell University (ECAC)
90 Maurice Barrette Goaltender  Canada Montreal Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round six[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
91 Jim Bedard Goaltender  Canada Washington Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
92 Larry Skinner Centre  Canada Kansas City Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
93 Dave Delich Centre  United States Minnesota Colorado College (WCHA)
94 Tony Horvath Defence  Canada Detroit Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
95 Jouni Rinne Right Wing  Finland California Rauma (Finland)
96 Barry Scully Right Wing  Canada New York Rangers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
97 Nels Goddard Defence  Canada St. Louis Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
98 Rob Tudor Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Regina Pats (WCHL)
99 John Peterson Goaltender  Canada Chicago University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
100 Don Wilson Defence  Canada Washington St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
101 Vic Sirko Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
102 Dan Djakalovi Centre  Canada Toronto Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
103 Larry McRae Goaltender  Canada Los Angeles Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
104 Yvon Vautour Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Laval National (QMJHL)
105 Don Lemieux Defence  Canada Buffalo Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
106 Ted Olson Left Wing  Canada Boston Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
107 Paul Klasinski Left Wing  United States Philadelphia St. Paul Vulcans (MWJHL)
108 Pierre Brassard Left Wing  Canada Montreal Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round seven[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
109 Dale Rideout Goaltender  Canada Washington Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
110 Jeff Barr Defence  United States Minnesota Michigan State University (WCHA)
111 Fern LeBlanc Centre  Canada Detroit Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
112 Remi Levesque Centre  Canada New York Rangers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
113 Mike Eaves Centre  Canada/
 United States
St. Louis University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
114 Brad Rhiness Centre  Canada Vancouver Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
115 John Rothstein Right Wing  United States Chicago University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
116 Charlie Skjodt Centre  Canada Toronto Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
117 Ray Kurpis Right Wing  United States Philadelphia Austin Mavericks (MWJHL)
118 Rich Gosselin Centre  Canada Montreal Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round eight[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
119 Al Dumba Right Wing  Canada Washington Regina Pats (WCHL)
120 Claude Legris Goaltender  Canada Detroit Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
121 Jacques Soguel Centre   Switzerland St. Louis Davos (Switzerland)
122 Stu Ostlund Centre  Canada Vancouver Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
123 John Gregory Defence  Canada Montreal University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round nine[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
124 Dave Dornseif Defence  United States St. Louis Providence College (ECAC)
125 Bruce Horsch Goaltender  United States Montreal Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round ten[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
126 Brad Wilson Centre  United States St. Louis Providence College (ECAC)
127 John Tavella Left Wing  Canada Montreal Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round eleven[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
128 Dan Hoene Right Wing  United States St. Louis University of Michigan (WCHA)
129 Mark Davidson Left Wing  Canada Montreal Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round twelve[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
130 Goran Lindblom Defence  Sweden St. Louis Skelleftea (Sweden)
131 Bill Wells Left Wing  Canada Montreal Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round thirteen[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
132 Jim Bales Goaltender  Canada St. Louis University of Denver (WCHA)
133 Ron Wilson Left Wing  Canada Montreal St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round fourteen[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
134 Anders Hakansson Left Wing  Sweden St. Louis Solna (Sweden)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 

Round fifteen[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
135 Juhani Wallenius Centre  Finland St. Louis Rauma (Finland)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of Famers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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