1976 NHL Amateur Draft

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.

1976 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)June 1, 1976
LocationMontreal, Quebec
Overview
First selection Rick Green
Selected by: Washington Capitals

Selections by round

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

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
1Rick GreenDefence CanadaWashington CapitalsLondon Knights (OHA)
2Blair ChapmanRight Wing CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsSaskatoon Blades (WCHL)
3Glen SharpleyCentre CanadaMinnesota North StarsHull Festivals (QMJHL)
4Fred WilliamsCentre CanadaDetroit Red WingsSaskatoon Blades (WCHL)
5Bjorn JohanssonDefence SwedenCalifornia Golden SealsÖrebro IK (Sweden)
6Don MurdochRight Wing CanadaNew York RangersMedicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
7Bernie FederkoForward CanadaSt. Louis BluesSaskatoon Blades (WCHL)
8David ShandDefence CanadaAtlanta FlamesPeterborough Petes (OMJHL)
9Real CloutierForward CanadaChicago Black HawksQuebec Nordiques (WHA)
10Harold PhillipoffLeft Wing CanadaAtlanta FlamesNew Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
11Paul GardnerCentre CanadaKansas City ScoutsOshawa Generals (OMJHL)
12Peter LeeRight Wing United Kingdom
 Canada
Montreal CanadiensOttawa 67's (OHA)
13Rod SchuttLeft Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensSudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
14Alex McKendryForward CanadaNew York IslandersSudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
15Greg CarrollCentre CanadaWashington CapitalsMedicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
16Clayton PachalCentre CanadaBoston BruinsNew Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
17Mark SuzorDefence CanadaPhiladelphia FlyersKingston Canadians (OMJHL)
18Bruce BakerRight Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensOttawa 67's (OMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round two

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
19Greg MaloneCentre CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsOshawa Generals (OMJHL)
20Brian SutterLeft Wing CanadaSt. Louis BluesLethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
21Steve ClippingdaleLeft Wing CanadaLos Angeles KingsNew Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
22Reed LarsonDefence United StatesDetroit Red WingsUniversity of Minnesota (WCHA)
23Vern StenlundCentre CanadaCalifornia Golden SealsLondon Knights (OMJHL)
24Dave FarrishDefence CanadaNew York RangersSudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
25John SmrkeLeft Wing CanadaSt. Louis BluesToronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
26Bob MannoDefence CanadaVancouver CanucksSt. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
27Jeff McDillRight Wing CanadaChicago Black HawksVictoria Cougars (WCHL)
28Bobby SimpsonLeft Wing CanadaAtlanta FlamesSherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
29Peter MarshRight Wing CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsSherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
30Randy CarlyleDefence CanadaToronto Maple LeafsSudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
31Jim RobertsLeft Wing CanadaMinnesota North StarsOttawa 67's (OMJHL)
32Mike KaszyckiCentre CanadaNew York IslandersSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
33Joe KowalLeft Wing CanadaBuffalo SabresHamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
34Lorry GloecknerDefence CanadaBoston BruinsVictoria Cougars (WCHL)
35Drew CallanderCentre CanadaPhiladelphia FlyersRegina Pats (WCHL)
36Barry MelroseDefence CanadaMontreal CanadiensKamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round three

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
37Tom RoweRight Wing United StatesWashington CapitalsLondon Knights (OMJHL)
38Mike KitchenDefence CanadaKansas City ScoutsToronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
39Don JacksonDefence United StatesMinnesota North StarsUniversity of Notre Dame (WCHA)
40Fred BerryCentre CanadaDetroit Red WingsNew Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
41Mike FidlerLeft Wing United StatesCalifornia Golden SealsBoston University (ECAC)
42Mike McEwenDefence CanadaNew York RangersToronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
43Jim KirkpatrickDefence CanadaSt. Louis BluesToronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
44Rob FlockhartLeft Wing CanadaVancouver CanucksKamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
45Thomas GradinCentre SwedenChicago Black HawksOrnskoldsvik (Sweden)
46Rick HodgsonDefence CanadaAtlanta FlamesCalgary Centennials (WCHL)
47Morris LukowichLeft Wing CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsMedicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
48Alain BelangerRight Wing CanadaToronto Maple LeafsSherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
49Don MooresCentre CanadaLos Angeles KingsKamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
50Garth MacGuiganCentre CanadaNew York IslandersMontreal Juniors (QMJHL)
51Ron ZanussiRight Wing CanadaMinnesota North StarsLondon Knights (OMJHL)
52Gary McFaydenRight Wing CanadaToronto Maple LeafsHull Festivals (QMJHL)
53Craig HanmerDefence United StatesPhiladelphia FlyersMohawk Valley Comets (NAJHL)
54Bill BakerDefence United StatesMontreal CanadiensUniversity of Minnesota (WCHA)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round four

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
55Al GlendinningDefence CanadaWashington CapitalsCalgary Centennials (WCHL)
56Mike LiutGoaltender CanadaSt. Louis BluesBowling Green University (CCHA)
57Mike FedorkoDefence CanadaMinnesota North StarsHamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
58Kevin SchamehornRight Wing CanadaDetroit Red WingsNew Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
59Warren YoungCentre CanadaCalifornia Golden SealsMichigan Technological University (WCHA)
60Claude PeriardLeft Wing CanadaNew York RangersTrois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
61Paul SkidmoreGoaltender United StatesSt. Louis BluesBoston College (ECAC)
62Elmer RayLeft Wing CanadaVancouver CanucksCalgary Centennials (WCHL)
63Dave DebolCentre United StatesChicago Black HawksUniversity of Michigan (WCHA)
64Kent NilssonRight Wing SwedenAtlanta FlamesDjurgårdens IF (Sweden)
65Greg RedquestGoaltender CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsOshawa Generals (OMJHL)
66Tim WilliamsDefence CanadaToronto Maple LeafsVictoria Cougars (WCHL)
67Bob MearsGoaltender CanadaLos Angeles KingsKingston Canadians (OMJHL)
68Ken MorrowDefence United StatesNew York IslandersBowling Green University (CCHA)
69Rocky MazeLeft Wing CanadaBuffalo SabresEdmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
70Bob MillerCentre United StatesBoston BruinsOttawa 67's (OMJHL)
71Dave HynekLeft Wing CanadaPhiladelphia FlyersKingston Canadians (OMJHL)
72Ed ClareyRight Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensCornwall Royals (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round five

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
73Doug PateyRight Wing CanadaWashington CapitalsSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
74Rick McIntyreLeft Wing CanadaKansas City ScoutsOshawa Generals (OMJHL)
75Phil VerchotaLeft Wing United StatesMinnesota North StarsUniversity of Minnesota (WCHA)
76Dwight SchofieldDefence United StatesDetroit Red WingsLondon Knights (OMJHL)
77Darcy RegierDefence CanadaCalifornia Golden SealsLethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
78Doug CainesCentre CanadaNew York RangersSt. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
79Cal SandbeckDefence United StatesCalifornia Golden SealsUniversity of Denver (WCHA)
80Rick DurstonLeft Wing CanadaVancouver CanucksVictoria Cougars (WCHL)
81Terry McDonaldCentre CanadaChicago Black HawksEdmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
82Mark EarpGoaltender CanadaAtlanta FlamesKamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
83Brendan LoweDefence CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsSherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
84Greg HothamDefence CanadaToronto Maple LeafsKingston Canadians (OMJHL)
85Rob PalmerDefence CanadaLos Angeles KingsUniversity of Michigan (WCHA)
86Mike HordyDefence CanadaNew York IslandersSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
87Ron RoscoeDefence CanadaBuffalo SabresHamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
88Peter VandemarkLeft Wing CanadaBoston BruinsOshawa Generals (OMJHL)
89Robin LangGoaltender CanadaPhiladelphia FlyersCornell University (ECAC)
90Maurice BarretteGoaltender CanadaMontreal CanadiensQuebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round six

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
91Jim BedardGoaltender CanadaWashington CapitalsSudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
92Larry SkinnerCentre CanadaKansas City ScoutsOttawa 67's (OMJHL)
93Dave DelichCentre United StatesMinnesota North StarsColorado College (WCHA)
94Tony HorvathDefence CanadaDetroit Red WingsSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
95Jouni RinneRight Wing FinlandCalifornia Golden SealsRauma (Finland)
96Barry ScullyRight Wing CanadaNew York RangersKingston Canadians (OMJHL)
97Nels GoddardDefence CanadaSt. Louis BluesMichigan Technological University (WCHA)
98Rob TudorRight Wing CanadaVancouver CanucksRegina Pats (WCHL)
99John PetersonGoaltender CanadaChicago Black HawksUniversity of Notre Dame (WCHA)
100Don WilsonDefence CanadaWashington CapitalsSt. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
101Vic SirkoDefence CanadaPittsburgh PenguinsOshawa Generals (OMJHL)
102Dan DjakalovicCentre CanadaToronto Maple LeafsKitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
103Larry McRaeGoaltender CanadaLos Angeles KingsWindsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
104Yvon VautourRight Wing CanadaNew York IslandersLaval National (QMJHL)
105Don LemieuxDefence CanadaBuffalo SabresTrois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
106Ted OlsonLeft Wing CanadaBoston BruinsCalgary Centennials (WCHL)
107Paul KlasinskiLeft Wing United StatesPhiladelphia FlyersSt. Paul Vulcans (MWJHL)
108Pierre BrassardLeft Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensCornwall Royals (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round seven

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
109Dale RideoutGoaltender CanadaWashington CapitalsFlin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
110Jeff BarrDefence United StatesMinnesota North StarsMichigan State University (WCHA)
111Fern LeBlancCentre CanadaDetroit Red WingsSherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
112Remi LevesqueCentre CanadaNew York RangersQuebec Remparts (QMJHL)
113Mike EavesCentre Canada/
 United States
St. Louis BluesUniversity of Wisconsin (WCHA)
114Brad RhinessCentre CanadaVancouver CanucksKingston Canadians (OMJHL)
115John RothsteinRight Wing United StatesChicago Black HawksUniversity of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
116Charlie SkjodtCentre CanadaToronto Maple LeafsWindsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
117Sammy BainsLeft Wing CanadaPhiladelphia FlyersAustin Mavericks (MWJHL)
118Rich GosselinCentre CanadaMontreal CanadiensFlin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round eight

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
119Al DumbaRight Wing CanadaWashington CapitalsRegina Pats (WCHL)
120Claude LegrisGoaltender CanadaDetroit Red WingsSorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
121Jacques SoguelCentre  SwitzerlandSt. Louis BluesDavos (Switzerland)
122Stu OstlundCentre CanadaVancouver CanucksMichigan Technological University (WCHA)
123John GregoryDefence CanadaMontreal CanadiensUniversity of Wisconsin (WCHA)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round nine

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
124Dave DornseifDefence United StatesSt. Louis BluesProvidence College (ECAC)
125Bruce HorschGoaltender United StatesMontreal CanadiensMichigan Technological University (WCHA)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round ten

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
126Brad WilsonCentre United StatesSt. Louis BluesProvidence College (ECAC)
127John TavellaLeft Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round eleven

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
128Dan HoeneRight Wing United StatesSt. Louis BluesUniversity of Michigan (WCHA)
129Mark DavidsonLeft Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensFlin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round twelve

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
130Goran LindblomDefence SwedenSt. Louis BluesSkelleftea (Sweden)
131Bill WellsLeft Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensCornwall Royals (QMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round thirteen

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
132Jim BalesGoaltender CanadaSt. Louis BluesUniversity of Denver (WCHA)
133Ron WilsonLeft Wing CanadaMontreal CanadiensSt. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round fourteen

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
134Anders HakanssonLeft Wing SwedenSt. Louis BluesSolna (Sweden)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.

Round fifteen

Pick #PlayerPositionNationalityNHL teamCollege/junior/club team
135Juhani WalleniusCentre FinlandSt. Louis BluesRauma (Finland)
Reference: "1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 23 December 2008.
= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of Famers

Draftees based on nationality

Rank Country Amount
North America127
1 Canada104
2 United States23
Europe8
3 Sweden5
4 Finland2
5  Switzerland1

See also

References

  1. 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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