1964 NHL Amateur Draft
General information
Date(s) June 11, 1964
Location Montreal, Quebec
Overview
First selection Flag of Canada Claude Gauthier
Selected by: Detroit Red Wings
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The 1964 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

As was the case in the 1963 draft, amateur players turning 17 years of age between August 1, 1964, and July 31, 1965, were eligible, if they were not already sponsored by an NHL club.

The order of the draft followed the agreement reached in 1963, where the order was fixed as Red Wings, Bruins, Rangers, Black Hawks, Maple Leafs and Canadiens. Once again each team received four picks, each team having the right to forfeit their selection and pass it to the next team in the order. All picks were exercised this year.

Of the 24 players selected only nine played in the NHL. Syl Apps, Jr., Jim Dorey, Tim Ecclestone and Mike Pelyk went on to have fruitful NHL careers, each playing well over 200 games a piece. However, the steal of this draft was the Bruins' third pick, 14th overall: Ken Dryden. Dryden made it known to the Bruins that he would elect to play at Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, instead of turning professional. The Bruins traded his negotiation rights to the Canadiens, where he would play seven full seasons and part of an eighth, earning a Conn Smythe Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, five Vezina Trophies, five All-Star Game appearances, five First All-Star awards and six Stanley Cups.

Selections by round[edit | edit source]

Below are listed the selections in the 1964 NHL amateur draft.

= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of famers

Round one[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Claude Gauthier Right wing Flag of Canada Canada Detroit Red Wings Rosemount Midgets (SAAAMHL)
2 Alex Campbell Right wing Flag of Canada Canada Boston Bruins Strathroy Midgets (OAAAMHL)
3 Bob Graham Defence Flag of Canada Canada New York Rangers Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
4 Richie Bayes Centre Flag of Canada Canada Chicago Black Hawks Dixie Midgets (OAAAMHL)
5 Tom Martin Right wing Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
6 Claude Chagnon Centre Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Canadiens Rosemount Midgets (SAAAMHL)
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Round two[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
7 Brian Watts Left wing Flag of Canada Canada Detroit Red Wings Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
8 Jim Booth Left wing Flag of Canada Canada Boston Bruins Sault Ste. Marie Midgets (OAAAMHL)
9 Tim Ecclestone Right wing Flag of Canada Canada New York Rangers Etobicoke Capitols (MetJHL)
10 Jan Popiel Left wing Flag of Canada Canada Chicago Black Hawks Georgetown Midgets (OAAAMHL)
11 David Cotey Forward Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Aurora Bears (SOJCHL)
12 Guy Allen Defence Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Canadiens Stamford Bruins (NDJBHL)
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Round three[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
13 Ralph Buchanan Left wing Flag of Canada Canada Detroit Red Wings Montreal East Midgets (QAAAMHL)
14 Ken Dryden Goaltender Flag of Canada Canada Boston Bruins Etobicoke Capitols (MetJHL)
15 Gordon Lowe Defence Flag of Canada Canada New York Rangers Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
16 Carl Hadfield Right wing Flag of Canada Canada Chicago Black Hawks Dixie Beehives (MetJHL)
17 Mike Pelyk Defence Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlboro Midgets (OAAAMHL)
18 Paul Reid Forward Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Canadiens Kingston Midgets (OAAAMHL)
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Round four[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19 Rene LeClerc Right wing Flag of Canada Canada Detroit Red Wings Hamilton Mountain Bees (NDJBHL)
20 Allister Blair Centre Flag of Canada Canada Boston Bruins Ingersoll Marlands (WBJHL)
21 Syl Apps, Jr. Centre Flag of Canada Canada New York Rangers Kingston Midgets (OAAAMHL)
22 Moe L'Abbe Right wing Flag of Canada Canada Chicago Black Hawks Rosemount Midgets (SAAAMHL)
23 Jim Dorey Defence Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Stamford Bruins (NDJBHL)
24 Michel Jacques Left wing Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Canadiens Lac Megantic Royal(LHJAA)
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= NHL All-Star[1] = Hall of famers
  1. 1.0 1.1 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.
  2. 1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.
  3. 1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.
  4. 1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.
  5. 1964 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.
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