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National Hockey League - 1981 Round 1 Draft History


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 1 1 Winnipeg Jets Dale Hawerchuk C Cornwall Royals QMJHL
E 1 2 Los Angeles Kings Doug Smith C Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 3 Washington Capitals Bob Carpenter C St. John's Prep Mass. H.S.
E 1 4 Hartford Whalers Ron Francis C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 1 5 Colorado Rockies Joe Cirella D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 1 6 Toronto Maple Leafs Jim Benning D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 1 7 Montreal Canadiens Mark Hunter F Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 1 8 Edmonton Oilers Grant Fuhr G Victoria Cougars WHL
E 1 9 New York Rangers James Patrick D Prince Albert Saints SJHL
E 1 10 Vancouver Canucks Garth Butcher D Regina Pats WHL
E 1 11 Quebec Nordiques Randy Moller D Lethbridge Broncos WHL
E 1 12 Chicago Black Hawks Tony Tanti L Oshawa Generals OHL
E 1 13 Minnesota North Stars Ron Meighan D Niagara Falls Flyers OHL
E 1 14 Boston Bruins Normand Leveille F Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 1 15 Calgary Flames Al MacInnis D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 1 16 Philadelphia Flyers Steve Smith D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 1 17 Buffalo Sabres Jiri Dudacek Kladno Czech
E 1 18 Montreal Canadiens Gilbert Delorme D Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 1 19 Montreal Canadiens Jan Ingman Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 1 20 St. Louis Blues Marty Ruff D Lethbridge Broncos WHL
E 1 21 New York Islanders Paul Boutilier D Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL

1981 Round 2 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 2 22 Winnipeg Jets Scott Arniel L Cornwall Royals QMJHL
E 2 23 Detroit Red Wings Claude Loiselle C Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 2 24 Toronto Maple Leafs Gary Yaremchuk F Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 2 25 Chicago Black Hawks Kevin Griffin F Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 2 26 Colorado Rockies Rich Chernomaz R Victoria Cougars WHL
E 2 27 Minnesota North Stars Dave Donnelly F St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 2 28 Pittsburgh Penguins Steve Gatzos F Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 2 29 Edmonton Oilers Todd Strueby F Regina Pats WHL
E 2 30 New York Rangers Jan Erixon L Skelleftea Sweden
E 2 31 Minnesota North Stars Mike Sands G Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 2 32 Montreal Canadiens Lars Eriksson G Brynas Sweden
E 2 33 Minnesota North Stars Tom Hirsch D Patrick Henry H.S. MN
E 2 34 Minnesota North Stars Dave Preuss St. Thomas Academy Minn. H.S.
E 2 35 Boston Bruins Luc Dufour C Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 2 36 St. Louis Blues Hakan Nordin Farjestads BK Karlstad SEL
E 2 37 Philadelphia Flyers Rich Costello F Natick H.S. MA
E 2 38 Buffalo Sabres Hannu Virta D TPS Turku FNL
E 2 39 Los Angeles Kings Dean Kennedy D Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 2 40 Montreal Canadiens Chris Chelios D Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL
E 2 41 Minnesota North Stars Jali Wahlsten F TPS Turku FNL
E 2 42 New York Islanders Gord Dineen D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL

1981 Round 3 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 3 43 Winnipeg Jets Jyrki Seppa D Ilves Tampere FNL
E 3 44 Detroit Red Wings Corrado Micalef G Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL
E 3 45 Washington Capitals Eric Calder D Cornwall Royals QMJHL
E 3 46 Montreal Canadiens Dieter Hegen F Kaufbeuren ESV 1.GBun
E 3 47 Philadelphia Flyers Barry Tabobondung D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 3 48 Colorado Rockies Uli Hiemer D Fuessen EV 1.GBun
E 3 49 Pittsburgh Penguins Tom Thornbury D Niagara Falls Flyers OHL
E 3 50 New York Rangers Peter Sundstrom F Bjorkloven Sweden
E 3 51 New York Rangers Mark Morrison F Victoria Cougars WHL
E 3 52 Vancouver Canucks Jean-Marc Lanthier R Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL
E 3 53 Quebec Nordiques Jean-Marc Gaulin R Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL
E 3 54 Chicago Black Hawks Darrel Anholt D Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 3 55 Toronto Maple Leafs Ernie Godden C Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 3 56 Calgary Flames Mike Vernon G Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 3 57 New York Islanders Ron Handy C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 3 58 Philadelphia Flyers Ken Strong F Peterborough Petes OHL
E 3 59 Buffalo Sabres Jim Aldred L Kingston Canadians OHL
E 3 60 Buffalo Sabres Colin Chisholm D Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 3 61 Hartford Whalers Paul MacDermid R Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 3 62 St. Louis Blues Gord Donnelly D Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL
E 3 63 New York Islanders Neal Coulter R Toronto Marlboros OHL

1981 Round 4 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 4 64 Winnipeg Jets Kirk McCaskill F U. of Vermont NCAA
E 4 65 Philadelphia Flyers Dave Michayluk L Regina Pats WHL
E 4 66 Colorado Rockies Gus Greco L Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 4 67 Hartford Whalers Mike Hoffman L Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 4 68 Washington Capitals Tony Kellin D Grand Rapids H.S. MN
E 4 69 Minnesota North Stars Terry Tait L Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 4 70 Pittsburgh Penguins Norm Schmidt D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 4 71 Edmonton Oilers Paul Houck R Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL
E 4 72 New York Rangers John Vanbiesbrouck G Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 4 73 Vancouver Canucks Wendell Young G Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 4 74 Quebec Nordiques Clint Malarchuk G Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 4 75 Chicago Black Hawks Perry Pelensky F Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 4 76 Minnesota North Stars Jim Malwitz C Grand Rapids H.S. MN
E 4 77 Boston Bruins Scott McLellan R Niagara Falls Flyers OHL
E 4 78 Calgary Flames Peter Madach HV 71 Jrs. Sweden
E 4 79 Philadelphia Flyers Ken Latta R Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 4 80 Buffalo Sabres Jeff Eatough R Cornwall Royals QMJHL
E 4 81 Los Angeles Kings Marty Dallman C R.P.I. NCAA
E 4 82 Montreal Canadiens Kjell Dahlin R Timra Jrs. Sweden
E 4 83 Buffalo Sabres Anders Wikberg Timra Jrs. Sweden
E 4 84 New York Islanders Todd Lumbard G Brandon Wheat Kings WHL

1981 Round 5 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 5 85 Winnipeg Jets Marc Behrend G U. of Wisconsin NCAA
E 5 86 Detroit Red Wings Larry Trader D London Knights OHL
E 5 87 Colorado Rockies Doug Speck D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 5 88 Montreal Canadiens Steve Rooney Canton H.S. MA
E 5 89 Washington Capitals Mike Siltala R Kingston Canadians OHL
E 5 90 Toronto Maple Leafs Norman Lefrancois F Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
E 5 91 Washington Capitals Peter Sidorkiewicz G Oshawa Generals OHL
E 5 92 Edmonton Oilers Phil Drouillard L Niagara Falls Flyers OHL
E 5 93 Hartford Whalers Bill Maguire D Niagara Falls Flyers OHL
E 5 94 New York Islanders Jacques Sylvestre F Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL
E 5 95 Quebec Nordiques Edward Lee W Princeton University NCAA
E 5 96 Chicago Black Hawks Doug Chessell G London Knights OHL
E 5 97 Minnesota North Stars Kelly Hubbard D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 5 98 Boston Bruins Joe Mantione G Cornwall Royals QMJHL
E 5 99 Calgary Flames Mario Simioni F Toronto Marlboros OHL
E 5 100 Philadelphia Flyers Justin Hanley Kingston Canadians OHL
E 5 101 Buffalo Sabres Mauri Eivola TPS Turku FNL
E 5 102 Toronto Maple Leafs Barry Brigley Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 5 103 Hartford Whalers Dan Bourbonnais F Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 5 104 St. Louis Blues Mike Hickey F Sudbury Wolves OHL
E 5 105 Vancouver Canucks Moe Lemay F Ottawa 67's OHL

1981 Round 6 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 6 106 Winnipeg Jets Bob O'Connor G Boston College NCAA
E 6 107 Detroit Red Wings Gerard Gallant L Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL
E 6 108 Colorado Rockies Bruce Driver D U. of Wisconsin NCAA
E 6 109 Pittsburgh Penguins Paul Edwards D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 6 110 Washington Capitals Jim McGeough C Billings Bighorns WHL
E 6 111 Edmonton Oilers Steve Smith D London Knights OHL
E 6 112 Pittsburgh Penguins Rod Buskas D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 6 113 Edmonton Oilers Marc Habscheid F Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 6 114 New York Rangers Eric Magnuson F R.P.I. NCAA
E 6 115 Vancouver Canucks Stu Kulak R Victoria Cougars WHL
E 6 116 Quebec Nordiques Mike Eagles L Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 6 117 Chicago Black Hawks Bill Schafhauser D Northern Michigan University NCAA
E 6 118 Minnesota North Stars Paul Guay R Mount St. Charles H.S. RI
E 6 119 Boston Bruins Bruce Milton Boston University NCAA
E 6 120 Calgary Flames Todd Hooey F Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 6 121 Philadelphia Flyers Andre Villeneuve D Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 6 122 Buffalo Sabres Ali Butorac D Ottawa 67's OHL
E 6 123 Los Angeles Kings Brad Thompson D London Knights OHL
E 6 124 Montreal Canadiens Tom Anastos C Paddock Pool Saints GLJHL
E 6 125 St. Louis Blues Peter Aslin G AIK Solna SEL
E 6 126 New York Islanders Chuck Brimmer L Kingston Canadians OHL

1981 Round 7 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 7 127 Winnipeg Jets Petter Nilsson D Hammarby IK Sweden
E 7 128 Detroit Red Wings Greg Stefan G Oshawa Generals OHL
E 7 129 Colorado Rockies Jeff Larmer L Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 7 130 Hartford Whalers John Mokosak D Victoria Cougars WHL
E 7 131 Washington Capitals Risto Jalo F Ilves Tampere FNL
E 7 132 Toronto Maple Leafs Andrew Wright D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 7 133 Pittsburgh Penguins Geoff Wilson Winnipeg Warriors WHL
E 7 134 Los Angeles Kings Craig Hurley Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 7 135 New York Rangers Mike Guentzel D Greenway Minn. H.S.
E 7 136 Vancouver Canucks Bruce Holloway D Regina Pats WHL
E 7 137 Philadelphia Flyers Vladimir Svitek F Kosice Czech
E 7 138 Chicago Black Hawks Marc Centrone Lethbridge Broncos WHL
E 7 139 Minnesota North Stars Jim Archibald R Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL
E 7 140 Boston Bruins Mats Thelin D AIK Solna SEL
E 7 141 Calgary Flames Rick Heppner Mount View H.S. WI
E 7 142 Philadelphia Flyers Gil Hudon G Prince Albert Saints SJHL
E 7 143 Buffalo Sabres Heikki Leime D TPS Turku FNL
E 7 144 Los Angeles Kings Peter Sawkins D St. Paul Academy MN
E 7 145 Montreal Canadiens Tom Kurvers D U. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA
E 7 146 St. Louis Blues Erik Holmberg Sodertalje SK SEL
E 7 147 New York Islanders Teppo Virta TPS Turku FNL

1981 Round 8 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 8 148 Winnipeg Jets Dan McFall D Buffalo Jr. Sabres NYPJHL
E 8 149 Detroit Red Wings Rick Zombo D Austin Mavericks USHL
E 8 150 Colorado Rockies Tony Arima F Jokerit Helsinki FNL
E 8 151 Hartford Whalers Denis Dore Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 8 152 Washington Capitals Gaetan Duchesne L Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 8 153 Toronto Maple Leafs Richard Turmel D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 8 154 Pittsburgh Penguins Mitch Lamoureux C Oshawa Generals OHL
E 8 155 Edmonton Oilers Mike Sturgeon Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL
E 8 156 New York Rangers Ari Lahtenmaki HIFK Helsinki FNL
E 8 157 Vancouver Canucks Petri Skriko F SaiPa Lappeenranta FinD1
E 8 158 Quebec Nordiques Andre Cote F Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 8 159 Chicago Black Hawks Johan Mellstron Falun Sweden
E 8 160 Minnesota North Stars Kari Kanervo TPS Turku FNL
E 8 161 Boston Bruins Armel Parisee Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 8 162 Calgary Flames Dale DeGray D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 8 163 Philadelphia Flyers Steve Taylor Providence College NCAA
E 8 164 Buffalo Sabres Gates Orlando F Providence College NCAA
E 8 165 Los Angeles Kings Dan Brennan F U. of North Dakota NCAA
E 8 166 Montreal Canadiens Paul Gess Bloomington Jefferson H.S. MN
E 8 167 St. Louis Blues Alain Vigneault D Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
E 8 168 New York Islanders Bill Dowd D Ottawa 67's OHL

1981 Round 9 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 9 169 Winnipeg Jets Greg Dick St. Mary's University Minnesota NCAA
E 9 170 Detroit Red Wings Don Leblanc L Toronto Marlboros OHL
E 9 171 Colorado Rockies Tim Army F Providence College NCAA
E 9 172 Hartford Whalers Jeff Poeschl G Northern Michigan University NCAA
E 9 173 Washington Capitals George White F U. of New Hampshire NCAA
E 9 174 Toronto Maple Leafs Greg Barber Victoria Cougars WHL
E 9 175 Pittsburgh Penguins Dean Defazio F Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 9 176 Edmonton Oilers Miloslav Horava D Poldi Kladno Czech
E 9 177 New York Rangers Paul Reifenberger L Anoka H.S. MN
E 9 178 Vancouver Canucks Frank Caprice G London Knights OHL
E 9 179 Quebec Nordiques Marc Brisebois Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL
E 9 180 Chicago Black Hawks John Benns Billings Bighorns WHL
E 9 181 Minnesota North Stars Scott Bjugstad F U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 9 182 Boston Bruins Don Sylvestri G Clarkson University NCAA
E 9 183 Calgary Flames George Boudreau Matignon H.S. MA
E 9 184 Philadelphia Flyers Len Hachborn C Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 9 185 Buffalo Sabres Venci Sebek D Niagara Falls Flyers OHL
E 9 186 Los Angeles Kings Allan Tuer D Regina Pats WHL
E 9 187 Montreal Canadiens Scott Ferguson Edina West H.S. MN
E 9 188 St. Louis Blues Dan Wood R Kingston Canadians OHL
E 9 189 New York Islanders Scott MacLellan D Burlington Cougars COJHL

1981 Round 10 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 10 190 Winnipeg Jets Vladimir Kadlec Vitkovice Czech
E 10 191 Detroit Red Wings Robert Nordmark D Lulea HF SEL
E 10 192 Colorado Rockies John Johannson F U. of Wisconsin NCAA
E 10 193 Hartford Whalers Larry Power C Kitchener Jr. B
E 10 194 Washington Capitals Chris Valentine F Sorel Black Hawks QMJHL
E 10 195 Toronto Maple Leafs Marc Magnan L Lethbridge Broncos WHL
E 10 196 Pittsburgh Penguins Dave Hannan L Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 10 197 Edmonton Oilers Gord Sherven F Weyburn Beavers SSHL
E 10 198 New York Rangers Mario Proulx G Providence College NCAA
E 10 199 Vancouver Canucks Rejean Vignola F Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 10 200 Quebec Nordiques Kari Takko G Assat Pori FNL
E 10 201 Chicago Black Hawks Sylvain Roy Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 10 202 Minnesota North Stars Steve Kudebeh G Minneapolis Breck H.S. MN
E 10 203 Boston Bruins Richard Bourque Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL
E 10 204 Calgary Flames Bruce Eakin F Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 10 205 Philadelphia Flyers Steve Tsujiura C Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 10 206 Buffalo Sabres Warren Harper R Prince Albert Saints SJHL
E 10 207 Los Angeles Kings Jeff Baikie W Cornell University NCAA
E 10 208 Montreal Canadiens Dan Burrows G Belleville Bulls OHL
E 10 209 St. Louis Blues Richard Zemlak F Spokane Flyers WHL
E 10 210 New York Islanders Dave Randerson R Stratford Cullitons OPJHL

1981 Round 11 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 11 211 Winnipeg Jets Dave Kirwin Irondale H.S. MN

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