1981 NHL Entry Draft

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1981 NHL Draft
General information
Date(s) June 10, 1981
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
First selection Canada Dale Hawerchuk
Selected by: Winnipeg Jets
NHL Entry Draft
 < 1980 1982 > 

The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. The National Hockey League (NHL) teams selected 211 players eligible for entry into professional ranks, in the reverse order of the 1980–81 NHL season and playoff standings. This is the list of those players selected.

Selections by round[edit]

Below are listed the selections in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Club teams are located in North America unless otherwise noted.

  = NHL All-Star[1] ·   = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·   = Hall of Famers


Round one[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Dale Hawerchuk Centre  Canada Winnipeg Jets Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
2 Doug Smith Centre  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Detroit) Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
3 Bobby Carpenter Centre  United States Washington Capitals (from Colorado) St. John's School (USHS-MA)
4 Ron Francis Centre  Canada Hartford Whalers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
5 Joe Cirella Defence  Canada Colorado Rockies (from Washington) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
6 Jim Benning Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
7 Mark Hunter Right Wing  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Pittsburgh) Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
8 Grant Fuhr Goaltender  Canada Edmonton Oilers Victoria Cougars (WHL)
9 James Patrick Defence  Canada New York Rangers Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
10 Garth Butcher Defence  Canada Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WHL)
11 Randy Moller Defence  Canada Quebec Nordiques Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
12 Tony Tanti Right Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
13 Ron Meighan Defence  Canada Minnesota North Stars Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
14 Normand Leveille Left Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
15 Al MacInnis Defence  Canada Calgary Flames Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
16 Steve Smith Defence  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
17 Jiri Dudacek Right Wing  Czechoslovakia Buffalo Sabres HC Kladno (Czechoslovakia)
18 Gilbert Delorme Defence  Canada Montreal Canadiens (from Los Angeles) Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
19 Jan Ingman Left Wing  Sweden Montreal Canadiens Färjestad BK (Sweden)
20 Marty Ruff Defence  Canada St. Louis Blues Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
21 Paul Boutilier Defence  Canada New York Islanders Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Notes (Round 1)[edit]

1.* The Detroit Red Wings' first round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on August 22, 1979 that sent Dale McCourt and Rogie Vachon to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Andre St. Laurent, 1st round pick in 1980 NHL Entry Draft and this pick.

2.* The Colorado Rockies' first round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 5th overall pick and 26th overall pick to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for the 45th overall pick and this pick.

3.* The Washington Capitals' first round pick went to the Colorado Rockies as the result of to a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 3rd overall pick and the 45th overall pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for 26th overall pick and this pick.

4.* The Pittsburgh Penguins' first round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of to a trade on October 18, 1978 that sent Rod Schutt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Los Angeles Kings' first round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of to a trade on October 5, 1978 that sent Murray Wilson and the 1st round pick in 1979 to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for this pick.

Round two[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
22 Scott Arniel Centre  Canada Winnipeg Jets Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
23 Claude Loiselle Centre  Canada Detroit Red Wings Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
24 Gary Yaremchuk Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Colorado) Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
25 Kevin Griffin Left Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks (from Hartford) Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
26 Rich Chernomaz Right Wing  Canada Colorado Rockies (from Washington) Victoria Cougars (WHL)
27 Dave Donnelly Centre  Canada Minnesota North Stars (from Toronto) St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
28 Steve Gatzos Right Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
29 Todd Strueby Left Wing  Canada Edmonton Oilers Regina Pats (WHL)
30 Jan Erixon Left Wing  Sweden New York Rangers Skellefteå AIK (Sweden)
31 Mike Sands Goaltender  Canada Minnesota North Stars (from Vancouver) Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
32 Lars Eriksson Goaltender  Sweden Montreal Canadiens (from Quebec) Brynäs IF (Sweden)
33 Tom Hirsch Defence  United States Minnesota North Stars (from Chicago) Patrick Henry High School (USHS-MN)
34 Dave Preuss Right Wing  United States Minnesota North Stars St. Thomas Academy (USHS-MN)
35 Luc Dufour Left Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
36 Hakan Nordin Defence  Sweden St. Louis Blues (from Calgary) Färjestad BK (Sweden)
37 Rich Costello Centre  United States Philadelphia Flyers Nantick High School (USHS-MA)
38 Hannu Virta Defence  Finland Buffalo Sabres TPS (Finland)
39 Dean Kennedy Defence  Canada Los Angeles Kings Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
40 Chris Chelios Defence  United States Montreal Canadiens Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
41 Jali Wahlsten Centre  Finland Minnesota North Stars (from St. Louis) TPS (Finland)
42 Gord Dineen Defence  Canada New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Notes (Round 2)[edit]

1.* The Colorado Rockies' second round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on October 19, 1978 that sent Jack Valiquette to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Hartford Whalers' second round pick went to the Chicago Black Hawks as the result of a trade on June 19, 1980 that sent Mike Veisor to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for this pick.

3.* The Washington Capitals' second round pick went to the Colorado Rockies as the result of to a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 3rd overall pick and the 45th overall pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for 5th overall pick and this pick.

4.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Ron Zanussi and the 55th overall pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Vancouver Canucks' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on December 10, 1979 that sent Olov Brasar to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for this pick.

6.* The Quebec Nordiques' second round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of to a trade on June 9, 1979 that Montreal Canadiens promise to take Danny Geoffrion and Alain Cote, rather than Marc Tardif and/or Richard David, from the Quebec Nordiques in 1979 NHL Expansion Draft in exchange for the third round pick in 1980 and this pick. Nordiques promise to take Alain Cote in NHL Expansion Draft.

7.* The Chicago Black Hawks' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on December 29, 1980 that sent Glen Sharpley to the Chicago Black Hawks in exchange for this pick.

8.* The Calgary Flames' second round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of to a trade on October 10, 1979 that sent Garry Unger to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Ed Kea, Don Laurence, and this pick.

9.* The St. Louis Blues' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on June 15, 1978 that sent Bob Stewart and Harvey Bennett to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for this pick.

Round three[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
43 Jyrki Seppa Defence  Finland Winnipeg Jets Ilves (Finland)
44 Corrado Micalef Goaltender  Canada Detroit Red Wings Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
45 Eric Calder Defence  Canada Washington Capitals (from Colorado) Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
46 Dieter Hegen Centre  West Germany Montreal Canadiens (from Hartford) EVS Kaufbeuren (West Germany)
47 Barry Tabobondung Left Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Washington) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
48 Uli Hiemer Defence  West Germany Colorado Rockies (from Toronto) EV Fussen (West Germany)
49 Tom Thornbury Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
50 Peter Sundstrom Left Wing  Sweden New York Rangers (from Edmonton) IF Björklöven (Sweden)
51 Mark Morrison Centre  Canada New York Rangers Victoria Cougars (WHL)
52 Jean-Marc Lanthier Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
53 Jean-Marc Gaulin Right Wing  Canada Quebec Nordiques Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
54 Darrell Anholt Defence  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
55 Ernie Godden Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Minnesota) Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
56 Mike Vernon Goaltender  Canada Calgary Flames (from Boston) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
57 Ron Handy Left Wing  Canada New York Islanders (from Calgary) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
58 Ken Strong Left Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
59 Jim Aldred Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Kingston Canadiens (OMJHL)
60 Colin Chisholm Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres (from Los Angeles) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
61 Paul MacDermid Right Wing  Canada Hartford Whalers (from Montreal) Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
62 Gord Donnelly Defence  Canada St. Louis Blues Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
63 Neal Coulter Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Notes (Round 3)[edit]

1.* The Colorado Rockies' third round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 5th overall pick and the 26th overall pick to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for 3rd overall pick and this pick.

2.* The Hartford Whalers' third round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent Rick Meagher, the 61st overall pick, and the 103rd overall pick to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for the 88th overall pick and this pick.

3.* The Washington Capitals' third round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of to a trade on August 16, 1979 that sent Wayne Stephenson to the Washington Capitals in exchange for this pick.

4.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' third round pick went to the Colorado Rockies as the result of to a trade on June 30, 1981 that sent Rene Robert to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Edmonton Oilers' third round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of to a trade on March 11, 1980 that sent Don Murdoch to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Cam Connor and this pick.

6.* The Minnesota North Stars' third round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent the 27th overall pick to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Ron Zanussi and this pick.

7.* The Boston Bruins' third round pick went to the Calgary Flames as the result of to a trade on June 2, 1980 that sent Jim Craig to the Boston Bruins in exchange for the second round pick in 1980 and this pick.

8.* The Calgary Flames' third round pick went to the New York Islanders as the result of to a trade on October 9, 1980 that sent Alex McKendry to the Calgary Flames in exchange for this pick.

9.* The Los Angeles Kings' third round pick went to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Rick Martin to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the 60th overall pick and this pick.

10.* The Montreal Canadiens' third round pick went to the Hartford Whalers as the result of to a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent the 46th overall pick and the 88th overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Rick Meagher, the 103rd overall pick, and this pick.

Round four[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
64 Kirk McCaskill Centre  Canada Winnipeg Jets University of Vermont (ECAC)
65 Dave Michayluk Right Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers (from Detroit) Regina Pats (WHL)
66 Gus Greco Centre  Canada Colorado Rockies Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
67 Mike Hoffman Left Wing  Canada Hartford Whalers Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
68 Tony Kellin Defence  United States Washington Capitals Grand Rapids High School (USHS-MN)
69 Terry Tait Left Wing  Canada Minnesota North Stars (from Toronto) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
70 Norm Schmidt Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
71 Paul Houck Right Wing  Canada Edmonton Oilers Kelowna Buckaroos (BCHL)
72 John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender  United States New York Rangers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
73 Wendell Young Goaltender  Canada Vancouver Canucks Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
74 Clint Malarchuk Goaltender  Canada Quebec Nordiques Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
75 Perry Pelensky Right Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
76 Jim Malwitz Centre  United States Minnesota North Stars Grand Rapids High School (USHS-MN)
77 Scott McLellan Right Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
78 Peter Madach Centre  Sweden Calgary Flames HV71 (Sweden)
79 Ken Latta Right Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
80 Jeff Eatough Right Wing  Canada Buffalo Sabres Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
81 Marty Dallman Centre  Canada Los Angeles Kings Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
82 Kjell Dahlin Right Wing  Sweden Montreal Canadiens Timrå IK (Sweden)
83 Anders Wikberg Left Wing  Sweden Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis) Timra IK (Sweden)
84 Todd Lumbard Goaltender  Canada New York Islanders Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Notes (Round 4)[edit]

1.* The Detroit Red Wings' fourth round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on September 4, 1979 that sent Dennis Sobchuk to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' fourth round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of a trade on June 14, 1978 that sent Paul Harrison to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

3.* The St. Louis Blues' fourth round pick went to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of to a trade on October 20, 1980 that sent Bill Stewart to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Bob Hess and this pick.

Round five[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
85 Marc Behrend Goaltender  United States Winnipeg Jets University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
86 Larry Trader Defence  Canada Detroit Red Wings London Knights (OMJHL)
87 Doug Speck Defence  Canada Colorado Rockies Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
88 Steve Rooney Left Wing  United States Montreal Canadiens (from Hartford) [Canton High School (USHS-MA)
89 Mike Siltala Right Wing  Canada Washington Capitals Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
90 Normand Lefrancois Left Wing  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
91 Peter Sidorkiewicz Goaltender  Canada Washington Capitals (from Pittsburgh) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
92 Phil Drouillard Left Wing  Canada Edmonton Oilers Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
93 Bill Maguire Defence  Canada Hartford Whalers (from New York Rangers) Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
94 Jacques Sylvestre Centre  Canada New York Islanders (from Vancouver) Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
95 Ed Lee Right Wing  United States Quebec Nordiques Princeton University (ECAC)
96 Doug Chessell Goaltender  Canada Chicago Black Hawks London Knights (OMJHL)
97 Kelly Hubbard Defence  Canada Minnesota North Stars Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
98 Joe Mantione Goaltender  Canada Boston Bruins Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
99 Mario Simioni Right Wing  Canada Calgary Flames Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
100 Justin Hanley Centre  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
101 Mauri Eivola Centre  Finland Buffalo Sabres TPS (Finland)
102 Barry Brigley Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Los Angeles) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
103 Dan Bourbonnais Left Wing  Canada Hartford Whalers (from Montreal) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
104 Mike Hickey Centre  Canada St. Louis Blues Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
105 Moe Lemay Left Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks (from New York Islanders) Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 

Notes (Round 5)[edit]

1.* The Hartford Whalers' fifth round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent Rick Meagher, the 61st overall pick, and the 103rd overall pick to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for the 46th overall pick and this pick.

2.* The Pittsburgh Penguins' fifth round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on January 2, 1981 that sent Gary Rissling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for this pick.

3.* The New York Rangers' fifth round pick went to the Hartford Whalers as the result of to a trade on January 15, 1981 that sent Nick Fotiu to the New York Rangers in exchange for this pick.

4.* The Vancouver Canucks' fifth round pick went to the New York Islanders as the result of to a trade on October 6, 1980 that sent Richard Brodeur and the 105th overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Los Angeles Kings' fifth round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Jim Rutherford to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for this pick.

6.* The Montreal Canadiens' fifth round pick went to the Hartford Whalers as the result of to a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent the 46th overall pick and the 88th overall pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Rick Meagher, the 61st overall pick, and this pick.

7.* The New York Islanders' fifth round pick went to the Vancouver Canucks as the result of to a trade on October 6, 1980 that sent the 94th overall pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for Richard Brodeur and this pick.

Round six[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
106 Bob O'Connor Goaltender  United States Winnipeg Jets Boston College (ECAC)
107 Gerard Gallant Left wing  Canada Detroit Red Wings Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
108 Bruce Driver Defence  Canada Colorado Rockies University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
109 Paul Edwards Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins (from Hartford) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
110 Jim McGeough Centre  Canada Washington Capitals Billings Bighorns (WHL)
111 Steve Smith Defence  Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Toronto) London Knights (OMJHL)
112 Rod Buskas Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
113 Marc Habscheid Centre  Canada Edmonton Oilers Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
114 Eric Magnuson Centre  United States New York Rangers Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
115 Stu Kulak Right wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Victoria Cougars (WHL)
116 Mike Eagles Centre  Canada Quebec Nordiques Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
117 Bill Schafhauser Defence  United States Chicago Black Hawks Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
118 Paul Guay Right wing  United States Minnesota North Stars Mount Saint Charles Academy (USHS-RI)
119 Bruce Milton Defence  United States Boston Bruins Boston University (ECAC)
120 Todd Hooey Right wing  Canada Calgary Flames Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
121 Andre Villeneuve Defence  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
122 Ali Butorac Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
123 Brad Thompson Defence  Canada Los Angeles Kings London Knights (OMJHL)
124 Tom Anastos Right wing  United States Montreal Canadiens Paddock Pool Saints (GLJHL)
125 Peter Aslin Goaltender  Sweden St. Louis Blues AIK (Sweden)
126 Chuck Brimmer Centre  Canada New York Islanders Kingston Canadiens (OMJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 

Notes (round 6)[edit]

1.* The Hartford Whalers' sixth round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as the result of a trade on February 20, 1981, that sent Gilles Lupien to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' sixth round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on August 22, 1979, that sent Reg Thomas to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

Round seven[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
127 Peter Nilsson Centre  Sweden Winnipeg Jets Hammarby IF (Sweden)
128 Greg Stefan Goaltender  Canada Detroit Red Wings Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
129 Jeff Larmer Left Wing  Canada Colorado Rockies Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
130 John Mokosak Defence  Canada Hartford Whalers Victoria Cougars (WHL)
131 Risto Jalo Centre  Finland Washington Capitals Ilves (Finland)
132 Andrew Wright Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
133 Geoff Wilson Right Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Winnipeg Warriors (WHL)
134 Craig Hurley Defence  Canada Los Angeles Kings (from Edmonton) Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
135 Mike Guentzel Defence  United States New York Rangers Greenway High School (USHS-MN)
136 Bruce Holloway Defence  Canada Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WHL)
137 Vladimir Svitek Right Wing  Czechoslovakia Philadelphia Flyers (from Quebec) Košice (Czechoslovakia)
138 Marc Centrone Centre  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
139 Jim Archibald Right Wing  Canada Minnesota North Stars Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
140 Mats Thelin Defence  Sweden Boston Bruins AIK (Sweden)
141 Rick Heppner Defence  United States Calgary Flames Mounds View High School (USHS-MN)
142 Gil Hudon Goaltender  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
143 Heikki Leime Defence  Finland Buffalo Sabres TPS (Finland)
144 Peter Sawkins Defence  United States Los Angeles Kings St. Paul Academy (USHS-MN)
145 Tom Kurvers Defence  United States Montreal Canadiens University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
146 Erik Holmberg Centre  Sweden St. Louis Blues Södertälje SK (Sweden)
147 Teppo Virta Right Wing  Finland New York Islanders TPS (Finland)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 

Notes (Round 7)[edit]

1.* The Edmonton Oilers' seventh round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Garry Unger to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Quebec Nordiques' seventh round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on September 15, 1980 that sent Andre Dupont to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for this pick.

Round eight[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
148 Dan McFall Defence  United States Winnipeg Jets Buffalo Jr. Sabres (NAJHL)
149 Rick Zombo Defence  United States Detroit Red Wings Austin Mavericks (USHL)
150 Tony Arima Left Wing  Finland Colorado Rockies Jokerit (Finland)
151 Denis Dore Right Wing  Canada Hartford Whalers Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
152 Gaetan Duchesne Left Wing  Canada Washington Capitals Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
153 Richard Turmel Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
154 Mitch Lamoureux Centre  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
155 Mike Sturgeon Defence  Canada Edmonton Oilers Kelowna Buckaroos (BCJHL)
156 Ari Lahteenmaki Right Wing  Finland New York Rangers HIFK (Finland)
157 Petri Skriko Right Wing  Finland Vancouver Canucks Saipa (Finland)
158 Andre Cote Right Wing  Canada Quebec Nordiques Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
159 Johan Mellstrom Left Wing  Sweden Chicago Black Hawks Falun (Sweden)
160 Kari Kanervo Centre  Finland Minnesota North Stars TPS (Finland)
161 Armel Parisee Defence  Canada Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
162 Dale DeGray Defence  Canada Calgary Flames Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
163 Steve Taylor Left Wing  United States Philadelphia Flyers Providence College (ECAC)
164 Gates Orlando Centre  Canada Buffalo Sabres Providence College (ECAC)
165 Dan Brennan Left Wing  Canada Los Angeles Kings University of North Dakota (WCHA)
166 Paul Gess Left Wing  United States Montreal Canadiens Bloomington Jefferson High School (USHS-MN)
167 Alain Vigneault Defence  Canada St. Louis Blues Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
168 Bill Dowd Defence  Canada New York Islanders Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Round nine[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
169 Greg Dick Goaltender  United States Winnipeg Jets St. Mary's College (NCAA)
170 Don LeBlanc Left Wing  Canada Detroit Red Wings Moncton Hawks (NBJHL)
171 Tim Army Centre  United States Colorado Rockies East Providence High School (USHS-RI)
172 Jeff Poeschl Goaltender  United States Hartford Whalers Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
173 George White Left Wing  United States Washington Capitals University of New Hampshire (ECAC)
174 Greg Barber Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Victoria Cougars (WHL)
175 Dean DeFazio Left Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
176 Miloslav Horava Defence  Czechoslovakia Edmonton Oilers Kladno (Czechoslovakia)
177 Paul Reifenberger Centre  United States New York Rangers Anoka High School (USHS-MN)
178 Frank Caprice Goaltender  Canada Vancouver Canucks London Knights (OMJHL)
179 Marc Brisebois Right Wing  Canada Quebec Nordiques Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
180 John Benns Left Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Billings Bighorns (WHL)
181 Scott Bjugstad Centre  United States Minnesota North Stars University of Minnesota (WCHA)
182 Don Sylvestri Goaltender  Canada Boston Bruins Clarkson University (ECAC)
183 George Boudreau Defence  United States Calgary Flames Matignon High School (USHS-MA)
184 Len Hachborn Centre  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Brantford Alexanders(OMJHL)
185 Venci Sebek Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
186 Al Tuer Defence  Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina Pats (WHL)
187 Scott Ferguson Defence  United States Montreal Canadiens Edina West High School (USHS-MN)
188 Dan Wood Right Wing  Canada St. Louis Blues Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
189 Scott MacLellan Centre  Canada New York Islanders Burlington Cougars (CBJHL)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Round ten[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
190 Vladimir Kadlec Defence  Czechoslovakia Winnipeg Jets Vitkovice (Czechoslovakia)
191 Robert Nordmark Defence  Sweden Detroit Red Wings Frolunda (Sweden)
192 John Johannson Centre  United States Colorado Rockies University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
193 Larry Power Centre  Canada Hartford Whalers Kitchener Dutchmen (MWJBHL)
194 Chris Valentine Centre  Canada Washington Capitals Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
195 Marc Magnan Left Wing  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
196 Dave Hannan Centre  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
197 Gord Sherven Centre  Canada Edmonton Oilers Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
198 Mario Proulx Goaltender  Canada New York Rangers Providence College (ECAC)
199 Rejean Vignola Centre  Canada Vancouver Canucks Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
200 Kari Takko Goaltender  Finland Quebec Nordiques Ässät (Finland)
201 Sylvain Roy Defence  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
202 Steve Kudebeh Goaltender  United States Minnesota North Stars Breck School (USHS-MN)
203 Richard Bourque Left Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
204 Bruce Eakin Centre  Canada Calgary Flames Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
205 Steve Tsujiura Centre  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
206 Warren Harper Right Wing  Canada Buffalo Sabres Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
207 Jeff Baikie Left Wing  Canada Los Angeles Kings Cornell University (ECAC)
208 Dan Burrows Goaltender  Canada Montreal Canadiens Belleville Bulls (OPJHL)
209 Richard Zemlak Right Wing  Canada St. Louis Blues Spokane Flyers (WHL)
210 Dave Randerson Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Stratford Cullitons (MWJBHL)
Reference:"1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Round eleven[edit]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
211 Dave Kirwin Defence  United States Winnipeg Jets Irondale High School (USHS-MN)
Reference: "1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2009. 

Notes (Round 11)[edit]

1.* Bonus selection awarded from NHL as compensation for accepting move from the Smythe Division to the Norris Division for the 1981–82 NHL season

  = NHL All-Star[1] ·   = NHL All-Star[1] and NHL All-Star Team ·   = Hall of Famers


Draftees based on nationality[edit]

Rank Country Amount
North America 179
1  Canada 143
2  United States 36
Europe 32
3  Sweden 14
4  Finland 12
5  Czechoslovakia 4
6  West Germany 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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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