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National Hockey League - 1983 Round 1 Draft History


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 1 1 Minnesota North Stars Brian Lawton L Mount St. Charles H.S. RI
E 1 2 Hartford Whalers Sylvain Turgeon L Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 1 3 New York Islanders Pat LaFontaine C Verdun Juniors QMJHL
E 1 4 Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman C Peterborough Petes OHL
E 1 5 Buffalo Sabres Tom Barrasso G Acton-Boxboro H.S. MA
E 1 6 New Jersey Devils John MacLean R Oshawa Generals OHL
E 1 7 Toronto Maple Leafs Russ Courtnall R Victoria Cougars WHL
E 1 8 Winnipeg Jets Andrew McBain R North Bay Centennials OHL
E 1 9 Vancouver Canucks Cam Neely F Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 1 10 Buffalo Sabres Normand Lacombe R U. of New Hampshire NCAA
E 1 11 Buffalo Sabres Adam Creighton C Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 12 New York Rangers Dave Gagner C Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 1 13 Calgary Flames Dan Quinn C Belleville Bulls OHL
E 1 14 Winnipeg Jets Bobby Dollas D Laval Voisins QMJHL
E 1 15 Pittsburgh Penguins Bob Errey L Peterborough Petes OHL
E 1 16 New York Islanders Gerald Diduck D Lethbridge Broncos WHL
E 1 17 Montreal Canadiens Alfie Turcotte C Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 1 18 Chicago Black Hawks Bruce Cassidy D Ottawa 67's OHL
E 1 19 Edmonton Oilers Jeff Beukeboom D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 1 20 Hartford Whalers David Jensen F Lawrence Academy MA
E 1 21 Boston Bruins Nevin Markwart F Regina Pats WHL

1983 Round 2 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 2 22 Pittsburgh Penguins Todd Charlesworth D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 2 23 Hartford Whalers Ville Siren D Ilves Tampere FNL
E 2 24 New Jersey Devils Shawn Evans D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 2 25 Detroit Red Wings Lane Lambert R Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 2 26 Montreal Canadiens Claude Lemieux R Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
E 2 27 Montreal Canadiens Sergio Momesso L Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 2 28 Toronto Maple Leafs Jeff Jackson L Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 2 29 Winnipeg Jets Brad Berry D St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 2 30 Vancouver Canucks David Bruce L Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 2 31 Buffalo Sabres John Tucker C Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 2 32 Quebec Nordiques Yves Heroux R Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 2 33 New York Rangers Randy Heath F Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 2 34 Buffalo Sabres Richard Hajdu R Kamloops Junior Oilers WHL
E 2 35 Montreal Canadiens Todd Francis R Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 2 36 Minnesota North Stars Malcolm Parks F St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 2 37 New York Islanders Garnet McKechney R Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 2 38 Minnesota North Stars Frantisek Musil D Pardubice HC Czech
E 2 39 Chicago Black Hawks Wayne Presley R Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 2 40 Edmonton Oilers Mike Golden F Reading H.S. MA
E 2 41 Philadelphia Flyers Peter Zezel C Toronto Marlboros OHL
E 2 42 Boston Bruins Greg Johnston R Toronto Marlboros OHL

1983 Round 3 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 3 43 Winnipeg Jets Peter Taglianetti D Providence College NCAA
E 3 44 Philadelphia Flyers Derrick Smith C Peterborough Petes OHL
E 3 45 Montreal Canadiens Daniel Letendre F Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 3 46 Detroit Red Wings Bob Probert L Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 3 47 Los Angeles Kings Bruce Shoebottom D Peterborough Petes OHL
E 3 48 Toronto Maple Leafs Allan Bester G Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 3 49 New York Rangers Vesa Salo D Lukko Rauma FNL
E 3 50 Vancouver Canucks Scott Tottle R Peterborough Petes OHL
E 3 51 Calgary Flames Brian Bradley C London Knights OHL
E 3 52 Quebec Nordiques Bruce Bell D Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 3 53 New York Rangers Gord Walker F Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 3 54 Quebec Nordiques Iiro Jarvi F HIFK Helsinki FNL
E 3 55 Calgary Flames Perry Berezan C St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 3 56 Minnesota North Stars Mitch Messier R Notre Dame Academy SK
E 3 57 New York Islanders Mike Neill D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 3 58 Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Rowe D Toronto Marlboros OHL
E 3 59 Chicago Black Hawks Marc Bergevin D Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 3 60 Edmonton Oilers Mike Flanagan Acton-Boxboro H.S. MA
E 3 61 Hartford Whalers Leif Karlsson Mora Sweden
E 3 62 Boston Bruins Greg Puhalski C Kitchener Rangers OHL

1983 Round 4 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 4 63 Pittsburgh Penguins Frank Pietrangelo G U. of Minnesota NCAA
E 4 64 Hartford Whalers Dave MacLean R Belleville Bulls OHL
E 4 65 New York Islanders Mikko Makela L Ilves Tampere FNL
E 4 66 Calgary Flames John Bekkers F Regina Pats WHL
E 4 67 Los Angeles Kings Guy Benoit F Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 4 68 Detroit Red Wings Dave Korol D Winnipeg Warriors WHL
E 4 69 Winnipeg Jets Bob Essensa G Henry Carr H.S. Toronto
E 4 70 Vancouver Canucks Tim Lorenz Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 4 71 Calgary Flames Kevan Guy D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
E 4 72 Hartford Whalers Ron Chyzowski C St. Albert Saints AJHL
E 4 73 New York Rangers Peter Andersson D Orebro IK Sweden
E 4 74 Buffalo Sabres Daren Puppa G Kirkland Lake Intermediates
E 4 75 Washington Capitals Tim Bergland R Lincoln H.S. MN
E 4 76 Minnesota North Stars Brian Durand Cloquet H.S. MN
E 4 77 Calgary Flames Bill Claviter Virginia H.S. MN
E 4 78 Montreal Canadiens John Kordic D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 4 79 Chicago Black Hawks Tarek Howard D Olds Grizzlys AJHL
E 4 80 Edmonton Oilers Esa Tikkanen L HIFK Helsinki FNL
E 4 81 Philadelphia Flyers Allen Bourbeau C Acton-Boxboro H.S. MA
E 4 82 Boston Bruins Allan LaRochelle G Saskatoon Blades WHL

1983 Round 5 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 5 83 Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hodgson F Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 5 84 New York Islanders Bob Caulfield Detroit Lakes H.S. MN
E 5 85 New Jersey Devils Chris Terreri G Providence College NCAA
E 5 86 Detroit Red Wings Petr Klima L Czech National Team Intl
E 5 87 Los Angeles Kings Bob LaForest R North Bay Centennials OHL
E 5 88 Detroit Red Wings Joe Kocur R Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 5 89 Winnipeg Jets Harry Armstrong Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL
E 5 90 Vancouver Canucks Doug Quinn D Nanaimo Islanders WHL
E 5 91 Calgary Flames Igor Liba L Kosice Czech
E 5 92 Quebec Nordiques Luc Guenette G Quebec Remparts QMJHL
E 5 93 New York Rangers Jim Andonoff R Belleville Bulls OHL
E 5 94 Buffalo Sabres Jason Meyer D Regina Pats WHL
E 5 95 Washington Capitals Martin Bouliane Granby Bisons QMJHL
E 5 96 Minnesota North Stars Rich Geist St. Paul Academy MN
E 5 97 New York Islanders Ron Viglasi Victoria Cougars WHL
E 5 98 Montreal Canadiens Dan Wurst Edina H.S. MN
E 5 99 Chicago Black Hawks Kevin Robinson L Toronto Marlboros OHL
E 5 100 Los Angeles Kings Garry Galley D Bowling Green State University NCAA
E 5 101 Philadelphia Flyers Jerome Carrier D Verdun Juniors QMJHL
E 5 102 Boston Bruins Allen Pedersen D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL

1983 Round 6 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 6 103 Pittsburgh Penguins Patrick Emond C Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 6 104 Hartford Whalers Brian Johnson C Silver Bay H.S. MN
E 6 105 New Jersey Devils Gordon Mark D Kamloops Junior Oilers WHL
E 6 106 Detroit Red Wings Chris Pusey G Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 6 107 Los Angeles Kings Dave Lundmark D Virginia H.S. MN
E 6 108 Los Angeles Kings Kevin Stevens L Silver Lake H.S. MA
E 6 109 Winnipeg Jets Joel Baillargeon L Hull Olympiques QMJHL
E 6 110 Vancouver Canucks Dave Lowry L London Knights OHL
E 6 111 Calgary Flames Grant Blair G Harvard University NCAA
E 6 112 Quebec Nordiques Brad Walcot D Kingston Canadians OHL
E 6 113 New York Rangers Bob Alexander Rosemount H.S. MN
E 6 114 Buffalo Sabres Jim Hofford D Windsor Spitfires OHL
E 6 115 Chicago Black Hawks Jari Torkki L Lukko Rauma FNL
E 6 116 Minnesota North Stars Tom McComb Mount St. Charles H.S. RI
E 6 117 New York Islanders Darin Illikainen W Hermantown H.S. MN
E 6 118 Montreal Canadiens Arto Javanainen F Assat Pori FNL
E 6 119 Chicago Black Hawks Mark LaVarre R Stratford Jr. B OPJHL
E 6 120 Edmonton Oilers Don Barber R Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL
E 6 121 Philadelphia Flyers Rick Tocchet R Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 6 122 Boston Bruins Terry Taillefer G St. Albert Saints AJHL

1983 Round 7 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 7 123 Pittsburgh Penguins Paul Ames Billerica H.S. MA
E 7 124 Hartford Whalers Joe Reekie D North Bay Centennials OHL
E 7 125 New Jersey Devils Greg Evtushevski F Kamloops Junior Oilers WHL
E 7 126 Detroit Red Wings Bob Pierson L London Knights OHL
E 7 127 Los Angeles Kings Tim Burgess D Oshawa Generals OHL
E 7 128 Toronto Maple Leafs Cam Plante D Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
E 7 129 Winnipeg Jets Iain Duncan L North York Rangers OHA-A
E 7 130 Vancouver Canucks Terry Maki L Brantford Alexanders OHL
E 7 131 Calgary Flames Jeff Hogg G Oshawa Generals OHL
E 7 132 Quebec Nordiques Craig Mack East Grand Forks H.S. MN
E 7 133 New York Rangers Steve Orth St. Cloud Tech H.S. MN
E 7 134 Buffalo Sabres Christian Ruuttu C Assat Pori FNL
E 7 135 Washington Capitals Dwaine Hutton C Kelowna Wings WHL
E 7 136 Minnesota North Stars Sean Toomey C St. Paul Cretin H.S. MN
E 7 137 New York Islanders Jim Sprenger D Cloquet H.S. MN
E 7 138 Montreal Canadiens Vladislav Tretiak G CSKA Moscow Russia
E 7 139 Chicago Black Hawks Scott Birnie R Cornwall Royals OHL
E 7 140 Edmonton Oilers Dale Derkatch F Regina Pats WHL
E 7 141 Philadelphia Flyers Bob Mormina F Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL
E 7 142 Boston Bruins Ian Armstrong D Peterborough Petes OHL

1983 Round 8 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 8 143 Hartford Whalers Chris Duperron D Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
E 8 144 Hartford Whalers Jamie Falle G Clarkson University NCAA
E 8 145 New Jersey Devils Viacheslav Fetisov D CSKA Moscow Russia
E 8 146 Detroit Red Wings Craig Butz Kelowna Wings WHL
E 8 147 Los Angeles Kings Ken Hammond D R.P.I. NCAA
E 8 148 Toronto Maple Leafs Paul Bifano Burnaby Bluehawks BCJHL
E 8 149 Winnipeg Jets Ron Pesetti D Western Michigan University NCAA
E 8 150 Vancouver Canucks John Labatt Minnetonka H.S. MN
E 8 151 Calgary Flames Chris MacDonald D Western Michigan University NCAA
E 8 152 Quebec Nordiques Tommy Albelin D Djurgardens IF Stockholm SEL
E 8 153 New York Rangers Pete Marcov Welland Jr. B
E 8 154 Buffalo Sabres Don McSween D Redford Royals (Mich.) NAJHL
E 8 155 Washington Capitals Marty Abrams G Pembroke Lumber Kings CJAHL
E 8 156 Minnesota North Stars Don Biggs C Oshawa Generals OHL
E 8 157 New York Islanders Dale Henry L Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 8 158 Montreal Canadiens Rob Bryden Henry Carr H.S. Toronto
E 8 159 Chicago Black Hawks Kent Paynter D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 8 160 Edmonton Oilers Ralph Vos L Abbotsford Flyers BCJHL
E 8 161 Philadelphia Flyers Pelle Eklund C AIK Solna SEL
E 8 162 Boston Bruins Francois Olivier St. Jean Beavers QMJHL

1983 Round 9 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 9 163 Pittsburgh Penguins Marty Ketola Cloquet H.S. MN
E 9 164 Hartford Whalers Bill Fordy L Guelph Platers OHL
E 9 165 New Jersey Devils Jay Octeau D Mount St. Charles H.S. RI
E 9 166 Detroit Red Wings Dave Sikorski D Cornwall Royals OHL
E 9 167 Los Angeles Kings Bruce Fishback St. Paul Mariner H.S. MN
E 9 168 Toronto Maple Leafs Cliff Abrecht D Princeton University NCAA
E 9 169 Winnipeg Jets Todd Flichel D Gloucester OPJHL
E 9 170 Vancouver Canucks Allan Measures D Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 9 171 Calgary Flames Rob Kivell D Victoria Cougars WHL
E 9 172 Quebec Nordiques Wayne Groulx C Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 9 173 New York Rangers Paul Jerrard D Notre Dame Academy SK
E 9 174 Buffalo Sabres Tim Hoover D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 9 175 Washington Capitals Dave Cowan Minneapolis Washburn H.S. MN
E 9 176 Minnesota North Stars Paul Pulis Hibbing H.S. MN
E 9 177 New York Islanders Kevin Vescio D North Bay Centennials OHL
E 9 178 Montreal Canadiens Grant Mckay U. of Calgary CIAU
E 9 179 Chicago Black Hawks Brian Noonan R Archbishop Williams H.S. MA
E 9 180 Edmonton Oilers Dave Roach G New Westminster Royals BCJHL
E 9 181 Philadelphia Flyers Robbie Nichols R Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 9 182 Boston Bruins Harri Laurila D Reipas Lahti FinD1

1983 Round 10 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 10 183 Pittsburgh Penguins Alex Haidy R Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
E 10 184 Toronto Maple Leafs Greg Rolston F Flint Power H.S. MI
E 10 185 New Jersey Devils Alexander Chernykh F Soviet Jr. National Team
E 10 186 Detroit Red Wings Stu Grimson L Regina Pats WHL
E 10 187 Los Angeles Kings Thomas Ahlen Skelleftea AIK Sweden
E 10 188 Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Ross D Kitchener Rangers OHL
E 10 189 Winnipeg Jets Kory Wright F Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL
E 10 190 Vancouver Canucks Roger Grillo U. of Maine NCAA
E 10 191 Calgary Flames Tom Pratt D Kimball Union Academy NY
E 10 192 Quebec Nordiques Scott Shaunessy D St. John's Prep Mass. H.S.
E 10 193 Hartford Whalers Reine Karlsson Sodertalje SK SEL
E 10 194 Buffalo Sabres Mark Ferner D Kamloops Junior Oilers WHL
E 10 195 Washington Capitals Yves Beaudoin D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 10 196 Minnesota North Stars Milos Riha Czech National Team Intl
E 10 197 New York Islanders Dave Shellington L Cornwall Royals OHL
E 10 198 Montreal Canadiens Thomas Rundqvist F Sweden National Team
E 10 199 Chicago Black Hawks Dominik Hasek G Pardubice HC Czech
E 10 200 Edmonton Oilers Warren Yadlowski Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 10 201 Philadelphia Flyers Bill McCormack Westminster H.S. CT
E 10 202 Boston Bruins Paul Fitzsimmons Northeastern University NCAA

1983 Round 11 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 11 203 Pittsburgh Penguins Garth Hildebrand Calgary Wranglers WHL
E 11 204 Hartford Whalers Allan Acton L Saskatoon Blades WHL
E 11 205 New Jersey Devils Allan Stewart L Prince Albert Raiders WHL
E 11 206 Detroit Red Wings Jeff Frank Regina Pats WHL
E 11 207 Los Angeles Kings Jan Blaha Czech National Team Intl
E 11 208 Toronto Maple Leafs Mike Tomlak C Cornwall Royals OHL
E 11 209 Winnipeg Jets Eric Cormier St. George's H.S. QC
E 11 210 Vancouver Canucks Steve Kayser D U. of Vermont NCAA
E 11 211 Calgary Flames Jaroslav Benak Dukla Jihlava Czech
E 11 212 Minnesota North Stars Oldrich Valek Czech National Team Intl
E 11 213 New York Rangers Bryan Walker D Portland Winter Hawks WHL
E 11 214 Buffalo Sabres Uwe Krupp D Cologne EC 1.GBun
E 11 215 Washington Capitals Alain Raymond G Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
E 11 216 Washington Capitals Anders Huss Brynas IF Gavle SEL
E 11 217 New York Islanders John Bjorkman Warroad H.S. MN
E 11 218 Montreal Canadiens Jeff Perpich Hibbing H.S. MN
E 11 219 Chicago Black Hawks Steve Pepin F St. Jean Beavers QMJHL
E 11 220 Edmonton Oilers John Miner D Regina Pats WHL
E 11 221 Philadelphia Flyers Brian Jopling G Williston Academy MA
E 11 222 Boston Bruins Norm Foster G Penticton Knights BCJHL

1983 Round 12 Draft Results


Type Rnd Pick Team Name Pos From League
E 12 223 Pittsburgh Penguins Dave Goertz D Regina Pats WHL
E 12 224 Hartford Whalers Darcy Kaminski D Lethbridge Broncos WHL
E 12 225 New Jersey Devils Alexei Kasatonov D CSKA Moscow Russia
E 12 226 Detroit Red Wings Chuck Chiatto Cranbrook H.S. MI
E 12 227 Los Angeles Kings Chad Johnson Roseau H.S. MN
E 12 228 Toronto Maple Leafs Ron Choules Trois Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL
E 12 229 Winnipeg Jets Jamie Husgen D Des Moines Buccaneers USHL
E 12 230 Vancouver Canucks Jay Mazur R Breck School MN
E 12 231 Calgary Flames Sergei Makarov R CSKA Moscow Russia
E 12 232 Quebec Nordiques Bo Berglund F Djurgardens IF Stockholm SEL
E 12 233 New York Rangers Ulf Nilsson D Sweden Junior National Team
E 12 234 Buffalo Sabres Marc Hamelin G Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 12 235 Buffalo Sabres Kermit Salfi Northwood Prep NY
E 12 236 Minnesota North Stars Paul Roff Edina H.S. MN
E 12 237 New York Islanders Peter McGeough Bishop Hendricken H.S. RI
E 12 238 Montreal Canadiens Jean-Guy Bergeron D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
E 12 239 Quebec Nordiques Jindrich Kokrment Czech National Team Intl
E 12 240 Edmonton Oilers Steve Woodburn D Verdun Juniors QMJHL
E 12 241 Philadelphia Flyers Harold Duvall Belmont Hill H.S. MA
E 12 242 Boston Bruins Greg Murphy Trinity-Pawling H.S. NY

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