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National Hockey League - 1978 Round 1 Draft History


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 1 1 Minnesota North Stars Bobby Smith F Ottawa 67's OHA
A 1 2 Washington Capitals Ryan Walter C Seattle Breakers WCHL
A 1 3 St. Louis Blues Wayne Babych R Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 1 4 Vancouver Canucks Bill Derlago C Brandon Wheat Kings WCHL
A 1 5 Colorado Rockies Mike Gillis L Kingston Canadians OHA
A 1 6 Philadelphia Flyers Behn Wilson D Kingston Canadians OHA
A 1 7 Philadelphia Flyers Ken Linseman F Birmingham Bulls WHA
A 1 8 Montreal Canadiens Danny Geoffrion R Cornwall Royals QMJHL
A 1 9 Detroit Red Wings Willie Huber D Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 1 10 Chicago Black Hawks Tim Higgins F Ottawa 67's OHA
A 1 11 Atlanta Flames Brad Marsh D London Knights OHA
A 1 12 Detroit Red Wings Brent Peterson R Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 1 13 Buffalo Sabres Larry Playfair D Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 1 14 Philadelphia Flyers Danny Lucas W Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA
A 1 15 New York Islanders Steve Tambellini C Lethbridge Broncos WCHL
A 1 16 Boston Bruins Al Secord L Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 1 17 Montreal Canadiens Dave Hunter F Sudbury Wolves OHA
A 1 18 Washington Capitals Tim Coulis F Hamilton Fincups OHA

1978 Round 2 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 2 19 Minnesota North Stars Steve Payne F Ottawa 67's OHA
A 2 20 Washington Capitals Paul Mulvey L Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 2 21 Toronto Maple Leafs Joel Quenneville D Windsor Spitfires OHA
A 2 22 Vancouver Canucks Curt Fraser L Victoria Cougars WCHL
A 2 23 Washington Capitals Paul MacKinnon D Peterborough Petes OHA
A 2 24 Minnesota North Stars Steve Christoff C U. of Minnesota NCAA
A 2 25 Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Meeker Peterborough Petes OHA
A 2 26 New York Rangers Don Maloney F Kitchener Rangers OHA
A 2 27 Colorado Rockies Merlin Malinowski F Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL
A 2 28 Detroit Red Wings Glenn Hicks L Flin Flon Bombers WCHL
A 2 29 Chicago Black Hawks Doug Lecuyer C Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 2 30 Montreal Canadiens Dale Yakiwchuk F Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 2 31 Detroit Red Wings Al Jensen G Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 2 32 Buffalo Sabres Tony McKegney F Kingston Canadians OHA
A 2 33 Philadelphia Flyers Mike Simurda Kingston Canadians OHA
A 2 34 New York Islanders Randy Johnston D Peterborough Petes OHA
A 2 35 Boston Bruins Graeme Nicholson Cornwall Royals QMJHL
A 2 36 Montreal Canadiens Ron Carter R Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL

1978 Round 3 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 3 37 Philadelphia Flyers Gord Salt Michigan Tech NCAA
A 3 38 Washington Capitals Glen Currie L Laval National QMJHL
A 3 39 St. Louis Blues Steve Harrison D Toronto Marlboros OHA
A 3 40 Vancouver Canucks Stan Smyl W New Westminster Bruins WCHL
A 3 41 Colorado Rockies Paul Messier C U. of Denver NCAA
A 3 42 Montreal Canadiens Richard David L Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
A 3 43 New York Rangers Ray Markham Flin Flon Bombers WCHL
A 3 44 New York Rangers Dean Turner D U. of Michigan NCAA
A 3 45 Washington Capitals Jay Johnston D Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 3 46 Chicago Black Hawks Rick Paterson F Cornwall Royals QMJHL
A 3 47 Atlanta Flames Tim Bernhardt G Cornwall Royals QMJHL
A 3 48 Toronto Maple Leafs Mark Kirton C Peterborough Petes OHA
A 3 49 Buffalo Sabres Rob McClanahan F U. of Minnesota NCAA
A 3 50 Philadelphia Flyers Glen Cochrane D Victoria Cougars WCHL
A 3 51 New York Islanders Dwayne Lowdermilk D Seattle Breakers WCHL
A 3 52 Boston Bruins Brad Knelson D Lethbridge Broncos WCHL
A 3 53 Detroit Red Wings Doug Derkson C New Westminster Bruins WCHL

1978 Round 4 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 4 54 Minnesota North Stars Curt Giles D U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA
A 4 55 Washington Capitals Bengt-Ake Gustafsson F Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
A 4 56 Vancouver Canucks Harold Luckner Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
A 4 57 Vancouver Canucks Brad Smith F Sudbury Wolves OHA
A 4 58 Colorado Rockies Dave Watson Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA
A 4 59 New York Rangers Dave Silk F Boston University NCAA
A 4 60 New York Rangers Andre Dore D Quebec Remparts QMJHL
A 4 61 Pittsburgh Penguins Shane Pearsall Ottawa 67's OHA
A 4 62 Detroit Red Wings Bjorn Skaare Ottawa 67's OHA
A 4 63 Chicago Black Hawks Brian Young D New Westminster Bruins WCHL
A 4 64 Atlanta Flames Jim MacRae F London Knights OHA
A 4 65 Toronto Maple Leafs Bob Parent G Kitchener Rangers OHA
A 4 66 Buffalo Sabres Mike Gazdic D Sudbury Wolves OHA
A 4 67 Philadelphia Flyers Russ Wilderman Seattle Breakers WCHL
A 4 68 Boston Bruins George Buat R Seattle Breakers WCHL
A 4 69 Montreal Canadiens Kevin Reeves C Montreal Juniors QMJHL

1978 Round 5 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 5 70 Minnesota North Stars Roy Kerling C Cornell University NCAA
A 5 71 Washington Capitals Lou Franceschetti R Niagara Falls Flyers OHA
A 5 72 St. Louis Blues Kevin Willison D Billings Bighorns WCHL
A 5 73 Colorado Rockies Tim Thomlinson G Billings Bighorns WCHL
A 5 74 Colorado Rockies Rod Guimont R Lethbridge Broncos WCHL
A 5 75 Pittsburgh Penguins Rob Garner C Toronto Marlboros OHA
A 5 76 New York Rangers Mike McDougal F Port Huron Flags IHL
A 5 77 Los Angeles Kings Paul Mancini L Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA
A 5 78 Detroit Red Wings Ted Nolan L Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA
A 5 79 Chicago Black Hawks Mark Murphy L Toronto Marlboros OHA
A 5 80 Atlanta Flames Gord Wappel D Regina Pats WCHL
A 5 81 Toronto Maple Leafs Jordy Douglas L Flin Flon Bombers WCHL
A 5 82 Buffalo Sabres Randy Ireland G Flint Generals IHL
A 5 83 Philadelphia Flyers Brad Tamblyn Toronto Marlboros OHA
A 5 84 New York Islanders Greg Hay Michigan Tech NCAA
A 5 85 Boston Bruins Darryl McLeod L Boston University NCAA
A 5 86 Montreal Canadiens Mike Boyd Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA

1978 Round 6 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 6 87 Minnesota North Stars Bob Bergloff D U. of Minnesota NCAA
A 6 88 Washington Capitals Vince Magnan U. of Denver NCAA
A 6 89 St. Louis Blues Jim Nill R Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL
A 6 90 Vancouver Canucks Gerry Minor C Regina Pats WCHL
A 6 91 Colorado Rockies John Hynes G Harvard University NCAA
A 6 92 Toronto Maple Leafs Mel Hewitt L Calgary Wranglers WCHL
A 6 93 New York Rangers Tom Laidlaw D Northern Michigan University NCAA
A 6 94 Los Angeles Kings Doug Keans G Oshawa Generals OHA
A 6 95 Detroit Red Wings Sylvain Locas C Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL
A 6 96 Chicago Black Hawks Dave Feamster D Colorado College NCAA
A 6 97 Atlanta Flames Greg Meredith F Notre Dame NCAA
A 6 98 Toronto Maple Leafs Normand Lefebvre R Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
A 6 99 Buffalo Sabres Cam MacGregor Cornwall Royals QMJHL
A 6 100 Philadelphia Flyers Mark Taylor F U. of North Dakota NCAA
A 6 101 New York Islanders Kelly Davis D Flin Flon Bombers WCHL
A 6 102 Boston Bruins Jeff Brubaker L Peterborough Petes OHA
A 6 103 Montreal Canadiens Keith Acton C Peterborough Petes OHA

1978 Round 7 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 7 104 Minnesota North Stars Kim Spencer D Victoria Cougars WCHL
A 7 105 Washington Capitals Mats Hallin L Sodertalje SK SEL
A 7 106 St. Louis Blues Steve Stockman C Cornwall Royals QMJHL
A 7 107 Vancouver Canucks Dave Ross R Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 7 108 Colorado Rockies Andy Clark Lake Superior State University NCAA
A 7 109 St. Louis Blues Paul MacLean F Hull Olympiques QMJHL
A 7 110 New York Rangers Dan Clark D Milwaukee Admirals IHL
A 7 111 Los Angeles Kings Don Waddell D Northern Michigan University NCAA
A 7 112 Detroit Red Wings Wes George L Saskatoon Blades WCHL
A 7 113 Chicago Black Hawks Dave Mancuso D Windsor Spitfires OHA
A 7 114 Atlanta Flames Dave Hindmarch F U. of Alberta CIAU
A 7 115 Toronto Maple Leafs John Scammell D Lethbridge Broncos WCHL
A 7 116 Buffalo Sabres Dan Eastman C Saginaw Gears IHL
A 7 117 Philadelphia Flyers Mike Ewanowski R Boston College NCAA
A 7 118 New York Islanders Rick Pepin L Laval National QMJHL
A 7 119 Boston Bruins Murray Skinner G Lake Superior State University NCAA
A 7 120 Montreal Canadiens Jim Lawson C Brown University NCAA

1978 Round 8 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 8 121 Minnesota North Stars Mike Cotter Bowling Green State University NCAA
A 8 122 Washington Capitals Rich Sirois G Milwaukee Admirals IHL
A 8 123 St. Louis Blues Denis Houle L Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 8 124 Vancouver Canucks Steve O'Neill W Providence College NCAA
A 8 125 Colorado Rockies John Olver R U. of Michigan NCAA
A 8 126 Philadelphia Flyers Jerry Price G Portland Winter Hawks WCHL
A 8 127 New York Rangers Greg Kostenko D Ohio State University NCAA
A 8 128 Los Angeles Kings Bob Mierkalns C Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 8 129 Detroit Red Wings John Barrett D Windsor Spitfires OHA
A 8 130 Chicago Black Hawks Sandy Ross Colgate University NCAA
A 8 131 Atlanta Flames Dave Morrison R Calgary Wranglers WCHL
A 8 132 Toronto Maple Leafs Kevin Reinhart Kitchener Rangers OHA
A 8 133 Buffalo Sabres Eric Strobel F U. of Minnesota NCAA
A 8 134 Philadelphia Flyers Darre Switzer L Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL
A 8 135 New York Islanders Dave Cameron C U. of Prince Edward Island CIAU
A 8 136 Boston Bruins Bobby Hehir Boston College NCAA
A 8 137 Montreal Canadiens Larry Landon L R.P.I. NCAA

1978 Round 9 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 9 138 Minnesota North Stars Brent Gogol R Billings Bighorns WCHL
A 9 139 Washington Capitals Denis Pomerleau R Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
A 9 140 St. Louis Blues Tony Meagher Boston University NCAA
A 9 141 Vancouver Canucks Charlie Antetomaso Boston College NCAA
A 9 142 Colorado Rockies Kevin Krook D Regina Pats WCHL
A 9 143 St. Louis Blues Rick Simpson L Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL
A 9 144 New York Rangers Brian McDavid D Kitchener Rangers OHA
A 9 145 Los Angeles Kings Rick Scully F Brown University NCAA
A 9 146 Detroit Red Wings Jim Malazdrewicz St. Boniface Saints MJHL
A 9 147 Chicago Black Hawks Mark Locken G Niagara Falls Flyers OHA
A 9 148 Atlanta Flames Doug Todd R U. of Michigan NCAA
A 9 149 Toronto Maple Leafs Mike Waghorne D U. of New Hampshire NCAA
A 9 150 Buffalo Sabres Eugene O'Sullivan C Calgary Wranglers WCHL
A 9 151 Philadelphia Flyers Greg Francis St. Lawrence University NCAA
A 9 152 New York Islanders Paul Joswiak G U. of Minnesota NCAA
A 9 153 Boston Bruins Craig MacTavish C U. of Lowell NCAA
A 9 154 Montreal Canadiens Kevin Constantine G R.P.I. NCAA

1978 Round 10 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 10 155 Minnesota North Stars Mike Seide Bloomington Junior Stars USHL
A 10 156 Washington Capitals Barry Heard G London Knights OHA
A 10 157 St. Louis Blues Jim Lockhurst G Kingston Canadians OHA
A 10 158 Vancouver Canucks Rick Martens G New Westminster Bruins WCHL
A 10 159 Colorado Rockies Jeff Jensen Lake Superior State University NCAA
A 10 160 St. Louis Blues Bob Froese G Niagara Falls Flyers OHA
A 10 161 New York Rangers Mark Rodrigues G Yale University NCAA
A 10 162 Los Angeles Kings Brad Thiessen Toronto Marlboros OHA
A 10 163 Detroit Red Wings Geoff Shaw Hamilton Fincups OHA
A 10 164 Chicago Black Hawks Glenn Van D Colorado College NCAA
A 10 165 Atlanta Flames Mark Green C Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL
A 10 166 Toronto Maple Leafs Laurie Cuvelier St. Francis Xavier University CIAU
A 10 167 Philadelphia Flyers Rick Berard St. Mary's University CIAU
A 10 168 Philadelphia Flyers Don Lucia D Notre Dame NCAA
A 10 169 New York Islanders Scott Cameron D Notre Dame NCAA
A 10 170 St. Louis Blues Dan Lerg C U. of Michigan NCAA
A 10 171 Montreal Canadiens John Swan McGill University CIAU

1978 Round 11 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 11 172 Washington Capitals Mark Toffolo D Port Huron Flags IHL
A 11 173 St. Louis Blues Risto Siltanen D Ilves Tampere FNL
A 11 174 Colorado Rockies Bo Ericsson D AIK
A 11 175 St. Louis Blues Dan Hermansson Sweden
A 11 176 New York Rangers Steve Weeks G Northern Michigan University NCAA
A 11 177 Los Angeles Kings Jim Armstrong L Clarkson University NCAA
A 11 178 Detroit Red Wings Carl Van Harrewyn New Westminster Bruins WCHL
A 11 179 Chicago Black Hawks Darryl Sutter F Lethbridge Broncos WCHL
A 11 180 Atlanta Flames Bob Sullivan L Toledo Goaldiggers IHL
A 11 181 St. Louis Blues Jean-Francois Boutin L Verdun Black Hawks QMJHL
A 11 182 Philadelphia Flyers Mark Berge F U. of North Dakota NCAA
A 11 183 Philadelphia Flyers Ken Moore G Clarkson University NCAA
A 11 184 New York Islanders Christer Lowdahl Sweden
A 11 185 St. Louis Blues John Sullivan W Providence College NCAA
A 11 186 Montreal Canadiens Dan Metivier Hull Olympiques QMJHL

1978 Round 12 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 12 187 Washington Capitals Paul Hogan L Regina Pats WCHL
A 12 188 St. Louis Blues Serge Menard R Montreal Juniors QMJHL
A 12 189 Washington Capitals Steve Barger Boston College NCAA
A 12 190 Colorado Rockies Jari Viitala Finland
A 12 191 St. Louis Blues Don Boyd R R.P.I. NCAA
A 12 192 New York Rangers Pierre Daigneault St. Laurent College
A 12 193 Los Angeles Kings Claude Larochelle R Hull Olympiques QMJHL
A 12 194 Detroit Red Wings Ladislav Svozil F Czechoslovakia
A 12 195 Philadelphia Flyers Jim Olson R St. Paul Vulcans USHL
A 12 196 Atlanta Flames Bernhard Engelbrecht G Landshut EV Germ
A 12 197 St. Louis Blues Paul Stasiuk L Providence College NCAA
A 12 198 Philadelphia Flyers Anton Stastny F Bratislava Slovakia
A 12 199 New York Islanders Gunnar Persson Sweden
A 12 200 St. Louis Blues Gerd Truntschka Cologne West Germa
A 12 201 Montreal Canadiens Viacheslav Fetisov D CSKA Moscow Russia

1978 Round 13 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 13 202 Washington Capitals Rod Pacholzuk U. of Michigan NCAA
A 13 203 St. Louis Blues Victor Shkurdyuk F USSR
A 13 204 Colorado Rockies Ulf Zetterstrom Sweden
A 13 205 St. Louis Blues Carl Bloomberg St. Louis University NCAA
A 13 206 New York Rangers Chris McLaughlin Dartmouth College NCAA
A 13 207 St. Louis Blues Terry Kitching Boston University NCAA
A 13 208 Detroit Red Wings Tom Bailey Kingston Canadians OHA
A 13 209 St. Louis Blues Brian O'Connor Boston University NCAA
A 13 210 St. Louis Blues Brian Crombeen Kingston Canadians OHA
A 13 211 St. Louis Blues Mike Pidgeon Oshawa Generals OHA
A 13 212 Montreal Canadiens Jeff Mars R U. of Michigan NCAA

1978 Round 14 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 14 213 Washington Capitals Wes Jarvis F Windsor Spitfires OHA
A 14 214 St. Louis Blues John Cochrane Harvard University NCAA
A 14 215 Washington Capitals Ray Irwin D Oshawa Generals OHA
A 14 216 St. Louis Blues Joe Casey Boston College NCAA
A 14 217 New York Rangers Todd Johnson Boston University NCAA
A 14 218 St. Louis Blues Jim Farrell C Princeton University NCAA
A 14 219 Detroit Red Wings Larry Lozinski G Flin Flon Bombers WCHL
A 14 220 St. Louis Blues Frank Johnson D Providence College NCAA
A 14 221 St. Louis Blues Blair Wheeler Yale University NCAA
A 14 222 Montreal Canadiens Greg Tignanelli Northern Michigan University NCAA

1978 Round 15 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 15 223 New York Rangers Dan McCarthy C Sudbury Wolves OHA
A 15 224 Detroit Red Wings Randy Betty L New Westminster Bruins WCHL
A 15 225 Montreal Canadiens George Goulakos St. Lawrence University NCAA

1978 Round 16 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 16 226 Detroit Red Wings Brian Crawley St. Lawrence University NCAA
A 16 227 Montreal Canadiens Ken Moodie Colgate University NCAA

1978 Round 17 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 17 228 Detroit Red Wings Doug Feasby Toronto Marlboros OHA
A 17 229 Montreal Canadiens Serge Leblanc U. of Vermont NCAA

1978 Round 18 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 18 230 Montreal Canadiens Bob Magnuson F Merrimack College NCAA

1978 Round 19 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 19 231 Montreal Canadiens Chris Nilan F Northeastern University NCAA

1978 Round 20 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 20 232 Montreal Canadiens Rick Wilson G St. Lawrence University NCAA

1978 Round 21 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 21 233 Montreal Canadiens Louis Sleigher R Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL

1978 Round 22 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
A 22 234 Montreal Canadiens Doug Robb R Billings Bighorns WCHL

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