1972 NHL Amateur Draft

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1972 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Location Montreal, Quebec
First selection Canada Billy Harris
NHL Amateur Draft
 < 1971 1973 > 

The 1972 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Selections by round

Below are listed the selections in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. The expansion Islanders won the first pick by a coin toss between themselves and the Flames.

= NHL All-Star1 = Hall of Famers

Round one

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Billy Harris Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
2 Jacques Richard Left Wing  Canada Atlanta Flames Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
3 Don Lever Centre  Canada Vancouver Canucks Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
4 Steve Shutt Left Wing  Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
5 Jim Schoenfeld Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
6 Michel Larocque Goaltender  Canada Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
7 Bill Barber Left Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
8 Dave Gardner Centre  Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
9 Wayne Merrick Centre  Canada St. Louis Blues Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
10 Al Blanchard Left Wing  Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
11 George Ferguson Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
12 Jerry Byers Left Wing  Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
13 Phil Russell Defence  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
14 John Van Boxmeer Defence  Canada Montreal Canadiens Guelph CMC's (SOJHL)
15 Bob MacMillan Centre  Canada New York Rangers St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
16 Mike Bloom Left Wing  Canada Boston Bruins St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round two

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
17 Lorne Henning Centre  Canada New York Islanders New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
18 Dwight Bialowas Defence  Canada Atlanta Flames Regina Pats (WCHL)
19 Bryan McSheffrey Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Ottawa 67's OMJHL)
20 Don Kozak Right Wing  Canada Los Angeles Kings Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
21 Larry Sacharuk Defence  Canada New York Rangers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
22 Tom Cassidy Centre  Canada California Golden Seals Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
23 Tom Bladon Defence  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
24 Jack Lynch Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
25 Larry Carriere Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Loyola College (CIAU)
26 Pierre Guite Left Wing  Canada Detroit Red Wings University of Pennsylvania (ECAC)
27 Randy Osburn Left Wing  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs London Knights (OMJHL)
28 Stan Weir Centre  Canada California Golden Seals Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
29 Brian Ogilvie Centre  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
30 Bernie Lukowich Right Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
31 Rene Villemure Left Wing  Canada New York Rangers Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
32 Wayne Elder Defence  Canada Boston Bruins London Knights (OMJHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round three

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
33 Bob Nystrom Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
34 Jean Lemieux Defence  Canada Atlanta Flames Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
35 Paul Raymer Left Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
36 Dave Hutchison Defence  Canada Los Angeles Kings London Knights (OMJHL)
37 Jim McMasters Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
38 Paul Shakes Defence  Canada California Golden Seals St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
39 Jim Watson Defence  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
40 Denis Herron Goaltender  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
41 Jean Hamel Defence  Canada St. Louis Blues Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
42 Bob Krieger Centre  United States Detroit Red Wings University of Denver (WCHA)
43 Denis Deslauriers Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
44 Terry Ryan Centre  Canada Minnesota North Stars Hamilton Red Wings (OMJHL)
45 Mike Veisor Goaltender  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
46 Ed Gilbert Centre  Canada Montreal Canadiens Hamilton Red Wings (OMJHL)
47 Gerry Teeple Centre  Canada New York Rangers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
48 Michel Boudreau Centre  Canada Boston Bruins Laval National (QMJHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round four

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
49 Ron Smith Defence  Canada New York Islanders Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
50 Don Martineau Right Wing  Canada Atlanta Flames New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
51 Ron Homenuke Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
52 John Dobie Defence  Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina Pats (WCHL)
53 Rychard Campeau Defence  Canada Buffalo Sabres Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
54 Claude St. Sauveur Left Wing  Canada California Golden Seals Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
55 Al MacAdam Right Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Charlottetown Royals (MaJHL)
56 Ron Lalonde Centre  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
57 Murray Myers Right Wing  Canada St. Louis Blues Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
58 Danny Gruen Left Wing  Canada Detroit Red Wings Thunder Bay Vulcans (TBJHL)
59 Brian Bowles Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
60 Tom Thomson Defence  Canada Minnesota North Stars Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
61 Tom Peluso Left Wing  United States Chicago Black Hawks University of Denver (WCHA)
62 Dave Elenbaas Goaltender  Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornell University (ECAC)
63 Doug Horbul Left Wing  Canada New York Rangers Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
64 Les Jackson Left Wing  Canada Boston Bruins New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round five

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
65 Richard Grenier Centre  Canada New York Islanders Verdun Eperviers (QMJHL)
66 Bill Nyrop Defence  United States Montreal Canadiens University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
67 Larry Bolonchuk Defence  Canada Vancouver Canucks Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
68 Bernie Germain Goaltender  Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina Pats (WCHL)
69 Gilles Gratton Goaltender  Canada Buffalo Sabres Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
70 Tim Jacobs Defence  Canada California Golden Seals St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
71 Daryl Fedorak Goaltender  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
72 Brian Walker Centre  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
73 Dave Johnson Left Wing  Canada St. Louis Blues Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
74 Dennis Johnson Left Wing  United States Detroit Red Wings University of North Dakota (WCHA)
75 Michel Plante Left Wing  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
76 Chris Ahrens Defence  United States Minnesota North Stars Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
77 Rejean Giroux Right Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
78 Jean-Paul Martin Centre  Canada Atlanta Flames Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
79 Marty Gateman Defence  Canada New York Rangers Hamilton Red Wings (OMJHL)
80 Brian Coates Left Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round six

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
81 Derek Black Left Wing  Canada New York Islanders Calgary Centennials (WCHA)
82 Frank Blum Goaltender  Canada Atlanta Flames Sarnia Legionnaires (WOJHL)
83 Dave McLelland Goaltender  Canada Vancouver Canucks Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHA)
84 Mike Usitalo Left Wing  United States Los Angeles Kings Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
85 Peter McNab Centre  Canada/
 United States
Buffalo Sabres University of Denver (WCHA)
86 Jacques Lefebvre Goaltender  Canada California Golden Seals Shawnigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
87 David Hastings Goaltender  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Charlottetown Royals (MaJHL)
88 Jeff Ablett Left Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
89 Tom Simpson Right Wing  Canada St. Louis Blues Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
90 Bill Miller Defence  Canada Detroit Red Wings Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
91 Dave Shardlow Left Wing  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
92 Steve West Centre  Canada Minnesota North Stars Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
93 Rob Palmer Centre  United States Chicago Black Hawks University of Denver (WCHA)
94 D'Arcy Ryan Centre  Canada Montreal Canadiens Yale University (ECAC)
95 Ken Ireland Centre  Canada New York Rangers New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
96 Peter Gaw Right Wing  Canada Boston Bruins Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round seven

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
97 Richard Brodeur Goaltender  Canada New York Islanders Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
98 Scott Smith Left Wing  Canada Atlanta Flames Regina Pats (WCHL)
99 Danny Gloor Centre  Canada Vancouver Canucks Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
100 Glen Toner Left Wing  Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina Pats (WCHL)
101 Don McLaughlin Left Wing  Canada New York Islanders Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
102 Mike Amodeo Defence  Canada California Golden Seals Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
103 Serge Beaudoin Defence  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
104 D'Arcy Keating Defence  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
105 Brian Coughlin Defence  Canada St. Louis Blues Verdun Maple Leafs (QMJHL)
106 Glen Seperich Goaltender  Canada Detroit Red Wings Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
107 Monte Miron Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Clarkson University (ECAC)
108 Chris Meloff Defence  Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
109 Terry Smith Centre  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
110 Yves Archambault Goaltender  Canada Montreal Canadiens Sorel Éperviers (QMJHL)
111 Jeff Hunt Left Wing  Canada New York Rangers Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
112 Gordie Clark Right Wing  Canada Boston Bruins University of New Hampshire (ECAC)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round eight

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
113 Derek Kuntz Left Wing  Canada New York Islanders Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
114 Dave Murphy Centre  Canada Atlanta Flames Hamilton Red Wings (OMJHL)
115 Dennis McCord Defence  Canada Vancouver Canucks London Knights (OMJHL)
116 Scott MacPhail Right Wing  Canada Minnesota North Stars Montreal Junior Canadiens (OMJHL)
117 Rene Levasseur Defence  Canada New York Islanders Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
118 Brent Meeke Defence  Canada California Golden Seals Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
119 Pat Russell Right Wing  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
120 Yves Bergeron Right Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)
121 Gary Winchester Centre  Canada St. Louis Blues University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
122 Mike Ford Defence  Canada Detroit Red Wings Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
123 Peter Williams Defence  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs University of Prince Edward Island (CIAU)
124 Bob Lundeen Defence  United States Minnesota North Stars University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
125 Billy Reay Right Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
126 Graham Parsons Goaltender  Canada Montreal Canadiens Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL)
127 Yvon Blais Defence  Canada New York Rangers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
128 Roy Carmichael Defence  Canada Boston Bruins New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round nine

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
129 Yvon Rolando Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
130 Pierre Roy Defence  Canada Atlanta Flames Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
131 Steve Stone Right Wing  Canada Vancouver Canucks Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
132 Jean Lamarre Right Wing  Canada Atlanta Flames Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
133 Bill Ennos Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
134 Denis Meloche Centre  Canada California Golden Seals Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
135 Ray Boutin Goaltender  Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
136 Jay Babcock Left Wing  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins London Knights (OMJHL)
137 Pierre Archambault Defence  Canada New York Rangers Saint-Jérôme Alouettes (QMJHL)
138 George Kuzmicz Defence  Canada Detroit Red Wings Cornell University (ECAC)
139 Pat Boutette Centre  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
140 Glen Mikkelson Right Wing  Canada Minnesota North Stars Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
141 Gary Donaldson Right Wing  Canada Chicago Black Hawks Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
142 Eddie Bumacco Left Wing  Canada Montreal Canadiens University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
143 Garry Schofield Defence  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Clarkson University (ECAC)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round ten

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
144 Garry Howatt Left Wing  Canada New York Islanders Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
145 Steve Lyon Defence  Canada Minnesota North Stars Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
146 Rene Lambert Right Wing  Canada New York Islanders St. Jerome Alouettes (QMJHL)
147 Juri Kudrasovs Centre  Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
148 Marcel Comeau Centre  Canada Minnesota North Stars Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
149 Don Atchison Goaltender  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
150 Dave Arundel Defence  United States Detroit Red Wings University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
151 Fred Riggall Right Wing  Canada Montreal Canadiens Dartmouth College (ECAC)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

Round eleven

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
152 Ron LeBlanc Right Wing  Canada Montreal Canadiens Université de Moncton (CIAU)
Reference: "1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
= NHL All-Star1 = Hall of Famers

See also

References

  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.

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