The 1976 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. It is notable as featuring one of the weakest first rounds in draft history, as only two players (Green and Federko) played more than 450 career NHL games. The Cleveland Barons drafted as the California Golden Seals and the Colorado Rockies took part as the Kansas City Scouts. The two franchises would relocate to their new cities in July.

Selections by round[edit | edit source]

Below are listed the selections in the 1976 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 Rick Green Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Capitals London Knights (OHA)
2 Blair Chapman Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Penguins Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
3 Glen Sharpley Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Minnesota North Stars Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
4 Fred Williams Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Detroit Red Wings Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
5 Bjorn Johansson Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden California Golden Seals Orebro IK
6 Don Murdoch Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
7 Bernie Federko Forward Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Blues Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
8 David Shand Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Atlanta Flames Peterborough Petes (OHA)
9 Real Cloutier Forward Flag of Canada.jpg Chicago Black Hawks Quebec Nordiques (WHA)
10 Harold Phillipoff Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Atlanta Flames New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
11 Paul Gardner Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Kansas City Scouts Oshawa Generals (OHA)
12 Peter Lee Right wing Flag of England England Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHA)
13 Rod Schutt Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Canadiens Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
14 Alex McKendry Forward Flag of Canada.jpg New York Islanders Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
15 Greg Carroll Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Capitals Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
16 Clayton Pachal Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Boston Bruins New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
17 Mark Suzor Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OHA)
18 Bruce Baker Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHA)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round two[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19 Greg Malone Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Oshawa (OMJHL)
20 Brian Sutter Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Lethbridge (WCHL)
21 Steve Clippingdale ]Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Los Angeles New Westminster (WCHL)
22 Reed Larson Defence Flag of the United States United States Detroit Minnesota (WCHA)
23 Vern Stenlund Centre Flag of Canada.jpg California London (OMJHL)
24 Dave Farrish Defence Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers Sudbury (OMJHL)
25 John Smrke Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Toronto (OMJHL)
26 Bob Manno Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver St. Catharines (OMJHL)
27 Jeff McDill Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Chicago Victoria (WCHL)
28 Bobby Simpson Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Atlanta Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
29 Peter Marsh Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
30 Randy Carlyle Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Sudbury (OMJHL)
31 Jim Roberts Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Minnesota Ottawa (OMJHL)
32 Mike Kaszycki Centre Flag of Canada.jpg New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
33 Joe Kowal Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Buffalo Hamilton (OMJHL)
34 Lorry Gloeckner Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Boston Victoria (WCHL)
35 Drew Callander Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Philadelphia Regina (WCHL)
36 Barry Melrose Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Kamloops (WCHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round three[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
37 Tom Rowe Right wing Flag of the United States United States Washington London (OMJHL)
38 Mike Kitchen Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Kansas City Toronto (OMJHL)
39 Don Jackson Defence Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Notre Dame (WCHA)
40 Fred Berry Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Detroit New Westminster (WCHL)
41 Mike Fidler Left wing Flag of the United States United States California Boston University (ECAC)
42 Mike McEwen Defence Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers Toronto (OMJHL)
43 Jim Kirkpatrick Defence Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Toronto (OMJHL)
44 Rob Flockhart Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver Kamloops (WCHL)
45 Thomas Gradin Centre Flag of Sweden Sweden Chicago Ornskoldsvik (Sweden)
46 Rick Hodgson Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Atlanta Calgary (WCHL)
47 Morris Lukowich Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Medicine Hat (WCHL)
48 Alain Belanger Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
49 Don Moores Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Los Angeles Kamloops (WCHL)
50 Garth MacGuigan Centre Flag of Canada.jpg New York Islanders Montreal (QMJHL)
51 Ron Zanussi Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Minnesota London (OMJHL)
52 Gary McFadyen Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Hull (QMJHL)
53 Craig Hanmer Defence Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia Mohawk Valley (NAHL)
54 Bill Baker Defence Flag of the United States United States Montreal Minnesota (WCHA)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round four[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
55 Al Glendinnin Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Calgary (WCHL)
56 Mike Liut Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Bowling Green (CCHA)
57 Mike Fedorko Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Minnesota Hamilton (OMJHL)
58 Kevin Schamehorn Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Detroit New Westminster (WCHL)
59 Warren Young Centre Flag of Canada.jpg California Michigan Tech (WCHA)
60 Claude Periard Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers Trois-Rivieres (QMJHL)
61 Paul Skidmore Goaltender Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Boston College (ECAC)
62 Elmer Ray Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver Calgary (WCHL)
63 Dave Debol Centre Flag of the United States United States Chicago Michigan (WCHA)
64 Kent Nilsson Right wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Atlanta Stockholm (Sweden)
65 Greg Redquest Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Oshawa (OMJHL)
66 Tim Williams Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Victoria (WCHL)
67 Bob Mears Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Los Angeles Kingston (OMJHL)
68 Ken Morrow Defence Flag of the United States United States New York Islanders Bowling Green (CCHA)
69 Rocky Maze Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Buffalo Edmonton (WCHL)
70 Bob Miller Centre Flag of the United States United States Boston Ottawa (OMJHL)
71 Dave Hynek Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Philadelphia Kingston (OMJHL)
72 Ed Clarey Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Cornwall (QMJHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round five[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
73 Doug Patey Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
74 Rick McIntyre Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Kansas City Oshawa (OMJHL)
75 Phil Verchota Left wing Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Minnesota (WCHA)
76 Dwight Schofield Defence Flag of the United States United States Detroit London (OMJHL)
77 Darcy Regier Defence Flag of Canada.jpg California Lethbridge (WCHL)
78 Doug Caines Centre Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers St. Catharines (OMJHL)
79 Cal Sandbeck Defence Flag of the United States United States California Denver (WCHA)
80 Rick Durston Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver Victoria (WCHL)
81 Terry McDonald Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Chicago Edmonton (WCHL)
82 Mark Earp Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Atlanta Kamloops (WCHL)
83 Brendan Lowe Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
84 Greg Hotham Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Kingston (OMJHL)
85 Rob Palmer Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Los Angeles Michigan (WCHA)
86 Mike Hordy Defence Flag of Canada.jpg New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
87 Ron Roscoe Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Buffalo Hamilton (OMJHL)
88 Peter Vandemark Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Boston Oshawa (OMJHL)
89 Robin Lan Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Philadelphia Cornell (ECAC)
90 Maurice Barrette Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Quebec (QMJHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round six[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
91 Jim Bedard Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Sudbury (OMJHL)
92 Larry Skinner Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Kansas City Ottawa (OMJHL)
93 Dave Delich Centre Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Colorado College (WCHA)
94 Tony Horvath Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Detroit Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
95 Jouni Rinne Right wing Flag of Finland Finland California Rauma (Finland)
96 Barry Scully Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers Kingston (OMJHL)
97 Nels Goddard Defence Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Michigan Tech (WCHA)
98 Rob Tudor Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver Regina (WCHL)
99 John Peterson Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Chicago Notre Dame (WCHA)
100 Don Wilson Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Washington St. Catharines (OMJHL)
101 Vic Sirko Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Pittsburgh Oshawa (OMJHL)
102 Dan Djakalovi Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Kitchener (OMJHL)
103 Larry McRae Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Los Angeles Windsor (OMJHL)
104 Yvon Vautour Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg New York Islanders Laval (QMJHL)
105 Don Lemieux Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Buffalo Trois-Rivieres (QMJHL)
106 Ted Olson Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Boston Calgary (WCHL)
107 Paul Klasinski Left wing Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia St. Paul (MWJHL)
108 Pierre Brassard Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Cornwall (QMJHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round seven[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
109 Dale Rideout Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Flin Flon (WCHL)
110 Jeff Barr Defence Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Michigan State (WCHA)
111 Fern LeBlanc Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Detroit Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
112 Remi Levesque Centre Flag of Canada.jpg New York Rangers Qubec (QMJHL)
113 Mike Eaves Centre Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Wisconsin (WCHA)
114 Brad Rhiness Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver Kingston (OMJHL)
115 John Rothstein Right wing Flag of the United States United States Chicago Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
116 Charlie Skjodt Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Toronto Windsor (OMJHL)
117 Ray Kurpis Right wing Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia Austin (MWJHL)
118 Rich Gosselin Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Flin Flon (WCHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round eight[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
119 Al Dumba Right wing Flag of Canada.jpg Washington Regina (WCHL)
120 Claude Legris Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg Detroit Sorel (QMJHL)
121 Jacques Soguel Centre Flag of Switzerland Switzerland St. Louis Davos (Switzerland)
122 Stu Ostlund Centre Flag of Canada.jpg Vancouver Michigan Tech (WCHA)
123 John Gregory Defence Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Wisconsin (WCHA)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round nine[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
124 Dave Dornseif Defence Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Providence (ECAC)
125 Bruce Horsch Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Montreal Michigan Tech (WCHA)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round ten[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
126 Brad Wilson Centre Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Providence (ECAC)
127 John Tavella Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round eleven[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
128 Dan Hoene Right wing Flag of the United States United States St. Louis Michigan (WCHA)
129 Mark Davidson Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Flin Flon (WCHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round twelve[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
130 Goran Lindblom Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden St. Louis Skelleftea (Sweden)
131 Bill Wells Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal Cornwall (QMJHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round thirteen[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
132 Jim Bales Goaltender Flag of Canada.jpg St. Louis Denver (WCHA)
133 Ron Wilson Left wing Flag of Canada.jpg Montreal St. Catharines (OMJHL)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round fourteen[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
134 Anders Hakansson Left wing Flag of Sweden Sweden St. Louis Solna (Sweden)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.

Round fifteen[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
135 Juhani Wallenius Centre Flag of Finland Finland St. Louis Rauma (Finland)
Reference: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 23 December 2008.
= NHL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famers

References[edit | edit source]

  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.


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