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1976 WHA Amateur Draft

1976 WHA Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s)May 17 & May 26, 1976[1]
Overview
First selection Blair Chapman
Selected by: Edmonton Oilers

The 1976 WHA Amateur Draft was the fourth draft held by the World Hockey Association.

1976 WHA Amateur Draft Intro articles: 2

Selections by Round

Below are listed the selections in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft.

Selections By Round

Round 1

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
1 Blair Chapman (RW)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
2 Peter Marsh (LW)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
3 Glen Sharpley (C)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
4 Bobby Simpson (LW)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
5 Dave Farrish (D)  Canada San Diego Mariners Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
6 Bernie Federko (C)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
7 Randy Carlyle (D)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
8 Bjorn Johansson (D)  Sweden Toronto Toros Orebro IK (Sweden D1)
9 Thomas Gradin (F)  Sweden Winnipeg Jets MoDo AIK (Elitserien)

The Toronto Toros, New England Whalers and Houston Aeros lost their first round picks for having signed underage juniors in 1975: Toronto for Mark Napier, New England for Gordie Roberts and Houston for John Tonelli.

Round 2

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
10 Rick Green (D)  Canada Quebec Nordiques London Knights (OHA)
11 Kent Nilsson (F)  Sweden Toronto Toros Djurgardens IF (Elitserien)
12 Don Murdoch (RW)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
13 Mike Fidler (LW)  United States New England Whalers Boston University (ECAC)
14 Rod Schutt (LW)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
15 Alex McKendry (F)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
16 Greg Carroll (C)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
17 Clayton Pachal (C)  Canada Winnipeg Jets New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
18 David Shand (D)  Canada Calgary Cowboys Peterborough Petes (OHA)
19 Bob Manno (F)  Canada Quebec Nordiques St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
20 Tom Rowe (RW)  United States Winnipeg Jets London Knights (OHA)
21 Peter Lee (LW)  Canada Toronto Toros Ottawa 67's (OHA)
22 Morris Lukowich (LW)  Canada Houston Aeros Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)

Round 3

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
23 Romano Carlucci (F)  Canada San Diego Mariners Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
24 Paul Gardner (C)  Canada Toronto Toros Oshawa Generals (OHA)
25 Mark Suzor (D)  Canada San Diego Mariners Kingston Canadians (OHA)
26 Fred Williams (C)  Canada New England Whalers Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
27 Jeff McDill (RW)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
28 Harold Phillipoff (W)  Canada Edmonton Oilers New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
29 Tony Horvath (D)  Canada San Diego Mariners Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
30 Drew Callander (C)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Regina Pats (WCHL)
31 Dave Debol (C)  United States New England Whalers University of Michigan (WCHA)
32 Al Glendinning (D)  Canada Quebec Nordiques Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
33 Steve Clippingdale (LW)  Canada Winnipeg Jets New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
34 Jim Roberts (LW)  Canada Houston Aeros Ottawa 67's (OHA)

Round 4

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
35 Don Lemieux (D)  Canada Toronto Toros Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
36 Brian Sutter (LW)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
37 Barry Melrose (D)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
38 Mike Kaszycki (F)  Canada New England Whalers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
39 Rocky Maze (LW)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
40 Dave Dornseif (D)  United States Indianapolis Racers Providence College (ECAC)
41 John Smrke (C)  Canada San Diego Mariners Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
42 Kari Makkonen (F)  Finland Phoenix Roadrunners Assat Pori (Liiga)
43 Alain Belanger (RW)  Canada Calgary Cowboys Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
44 Maurice Barrette (G)  Canada Quebec Nordiques Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
45 Goran Lindblom (D)  Sweden Winnipeg Jets Skelleftea AIK (Elitserien)
46 Mike Fedorko (D)  Canada Houston Aeros Hamilton Fincups (OHA)

Round 5

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
47 Vern Stenlund (C)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders London Knights (OHA)
48 Yvon Vautour (F)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Laval National (QMJHL)
49 Bill Baker (D)  United States New England Whalers University of Minnesota (WCHA)
50 Mike Liut (G)  Canada New England Whalers Bowling Green State University (CCHA)
51 Bob Miller (W)  United States Cleveland Crusaders U.S. National Team
52 Jean Gagnon (D)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
53 Archie King (RW)  Canada San Diego Mariners Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
54 Juhani Wallenius (F)  Finland Phoenix Roadrunners Lukko Rauma (Liiga)
55 Bruce Baker (RW)  Canada Calgary Cowboys Ottawa 67's (OHA)
56 Garth MacGuigan (C)  Canada Quebec Nordiques Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
57 Doug Johnston (D)  Canada Winnipeg Jets Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
58 Larry Skinner (C)  Canada Houston Aeros Ottawa 67's (OHA)

Round 6

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
59 Dan Djakalovic (F)  Canada Toronto Toros Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
60 Tim Williams (D)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
61 Joe Oslin (D)  United States Cincinnati Stingers University of Vermont (ECAC)
62 Dwight Schofield (D)  Canada New England Whalers London Knights (OHA)
63 Rob Flockhart (LW)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
64 Joe Kowal (LW)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
65 Rick Hodgson (D)  Canada San Diego Mariners Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
66 Doug Patey (F)  Canada Phoenix Roadrunners Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
67 Lorry Gloeckner (D)  Canada Calgary Cowboys Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
68 Claude Periard (F)  Canada Quebec Nordiques Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
69 Fred Berry (C)  Canada Winnipeg Jets New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
70 Kevin Schamehorn (RW)  Canada Houston Aeros New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)

Round 7

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
71 Mike McEwen (D)  Canada Toronto Toros Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
72 Gord Blumenschein (C)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Winnipeg Clubs (WCHL)
73 Paul Skidmore (G)  United States Cincinnati Stingers Boston College (ECAC)
74 Warren Young (F)  Canada New England Whalers Michigan Tech (WCHA)
75 Mark Earp (G)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
76 Greg Malone (C)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Oshawa Generals (OHA)
77 Rob Tudor (C)  Canada San Diego Mariners Regina Pats (WCHL)
78 Mark Davidson (LW)  Canada Phoenix Roadrunners Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
79 Phil Verchota (F)  United States Calgary Cowboys University of Minnesota (WCHA)
80 Denis Charbonneau (G)  Canada Quebec Nordiques Laval National (QMJHL)
81 Greg Craig (C)  Canada Winnipeg Jets St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
82 Mike Hordy (D)  Canada Houston Aeros Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)

Round 8

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
83 Mike Kitchen (D)  Canada Toronto Toros Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
84 John Tavella (LW)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
85 Stu Ostlund (C)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Michigan Tech (WCHA)
86 Ken Morrow (D)  United States New England Whalers Bowling Green State University (CCHA)
87 Ron Zanussi (F)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders London Knights (OHA)
88 Jim Kirkpatrick (D)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
89 Claude Legris (G)  Canada San Diego Mariners Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
90 Jari Laiho (F)  Finland Phoenix Roadrunners Lukko Rauma (Liiga)
91 Don Jackson (D)  United States Calgary Cowboys University of Notre Dame (WCHA)
92 Brian Granfield (D)  Canada Winnipeg Jets Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
93 Larry Riggin (D)  Canada Houston Aeros London Knights (OHA)

Round 9

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
94 Marc Desforges (F)  Canada Toronto Toros Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
95 Al Dumba (RW)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Regina Pats (WCHL)
96 Fern LeBlanc (LW)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
97 Ed Clarey (F)  Canada New England Whalers Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
98 Charlie Skjodt (C)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Windsor Spitfires (OHA)
99 Rik Garcia (D)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
100 Don Moores (C)  Canada San Diego Mariners Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
101 Jouni Rinne (F)  Finland Phoenix Roadrunners Lukko Rauma (Liiga)
102 Rob Palmer (D)  Canada Calgary Cowboys University of Michigan (WCHA)
103 Anders Hakansson (F)  Sweden Winnipeg Jets AIK IF (Elitserien)
104 Bill Wells (LW)  Canada Houston Aeros Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)

Round 10

# Player Nationality WHA team College/junior/club team
105 Brian Dillon (F)  Canada Toronto Toros Oshawa Generals (OHA)
106 Jim Bedard (G)  Canada Edmonton Oilers Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
107 Terry Ballingall (D)  Canada Cincinnati Stingers Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
108 Jon Hammond (LW)  Canada New England Whalers Regina Pats (WCHL)
109 Larry McRae (G)  Canada Cleveland Crusaders Windsor Spitfires (OHA)
110 Remi Levesque (C)  Canada Indianapolis Racers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
111 Ron Roscoe (D)  Canada San Diego Mariners Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
112 Hannu Helander (D)  Finland Phoenix Roadrunners Ilves (Liiga)
113 Cal Sandbeck (D)  United States Calgary Cowboys University of Denver (WCHA)
114 Pierre Brassard (F)  Canada Quebec Nordiques Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
115 Jorgen Pettersson (F)  Sweden Winnipeg Jets Vastra Frolunda (Elitserien)
116 Bob Pazzelli (F)  United States Houston Aeros University of Denver (WCHA)

1976 WHA Amateur Draft Selections by Round articles: 160

See also

References

  1. ^ Davis, Reyn (May 27, 1976). "Hatskin itching for a suit". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
Preceded by
1975 WHA Amateur Draft
WHA Draft
1976
Succeeded by
1977 WHA Amateur Draft
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