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The 1972 NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 8, 1972, at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Selections by round Edit

Below are listed the selections in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft.

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

Round one Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Billy Harris Right wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
2 Jacques Richard Left wing Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
3 Don Lever Centre Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
4 Steve Shutt Left wing Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
5 Jim Schoenfeld Defence Flag of Canada Buffalo Sabres Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
6 Michel Larocque Goaltender Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Ottawa 67's (OHA)
7 Bill Barber Left wing Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
8 Dave Gardner Centre Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
9 Wayne Merrick Centre Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Ottawa 67's (OHA)
10 Al Blanchard Left wing Flag of Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
11 George Ferguson Centre Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
12 Jerry Byers Left wing Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
13 Phil Russell Defence Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
14 John Van Boxmeer Defence Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Guelph CMC's (SOJHL)
15 Bob MacMillan Centre Flag of Canada New York Rangers St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
16 Mike Bloom Left wing Flag of Canada Boston Bruins St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round two Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
17 Lorne Henning Centre Flag of Canada New York Islanders New Westminster (WCHL)
18 Dwight Bialowas Defence Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Regina (WCHL)
19 Bryan McSheffrey Right wing Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Ottawa OMJHL)
20 Don Kozak Right wing Flag of Canada Los Angeles Kings Edmonton (WCHL)
21 Larry Sacharuk Defence Flag of Canada New York Rangers Saskatoon (WCHL)
22 Tom Cassidy Centre Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Kitchener (OMJHL)
23 Tom Bladon Defence Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Edmonton (WCHL)
24 Jack Lynch Defence Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa (OMJHL)
25 Larry Carriere Defence Flag of Canada Buffalo Sabres Loyola College (CIAU)
26 Pierre Guite Left wing Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Pennsylvania (ECAC)
27 Randy Osburn Left wing Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs London (OMJHL)
28 Stan Weir Centre Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Medicine Hat (WCHL)
29 Brian Ogilvie Centre Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton (WCHL)
30 Bernie Lukowich Right wing Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins New Westminster (WCHL)
31 Rene Villemure Left wing Flag of Canada New York Rangers Shawinigan (QMJHL)
32 Wayne Elder Defence Flag of Canada Boston Bruins London (OMJHL)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round three Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
33 Bob Nystrom Right wing Flag of Sweden Sweden New York Islanders Calgary (WCHL)
34 Jean Lemieux Defence Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
35 Paul Raymer Left wing Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Peterborough (OMJHL)
36 Dave Hutchison Defence Flag of Canada Los Angeles Kings London (OMJHL)
37 Jim McMasters Defence Flag of Canada Buffalo Sabres Calgary (WCHL)
38 Paul Shakes Defence Flag of Canada California Golden Seals St. Catharines (OMJHL)
39 Jim Watson Defence Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Calgary (WCHL)
40 Denis Herron Goaltender Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Trois-Rivieres (QMJHL)
41 Jean Hamel Defence Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Drummondville (QMJHL)
42 Bob Krieger Centre Flag of the United States United States Detroit Red Wings Denver (WCHA)
43 Denis Deslauriers Defence Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Shawinigan (QMJHL)
44 Terry Ryan Centre Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Hamilton (OMJHL)
45 Mike Veisor Goaltender Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Peterborough (OMJHL)
46 Ed Gilbert Centre Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Hamilton (OMJHL)
47 Gerry Teeple Centre Flag of Canada New York Rangers Cornwall (QMJHL)
48 Michel Boudreau Centre Flag of Canada Boston Bruins Laval (QMJHL)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round four Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
49 Ron Smith Defence Flag of Canada New York Islanders Cornwall (QMJHL)
50 Don Martineau Right wing Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames New Westminster (WCHL)
51 Ron Homenuke Right wing Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Calgary (WCHL)
52 John Dobie Defence Flag of Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina (WCHL)
53 Rychard Campeau Defence Flag of Canada Buffalo Sabres Sorel (QMJHL)
54 Claude St. Sauveur Left wing Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
55 Al MacAdam Right wing Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Charlottetown (MaJHL)
56 Ron Lalonde Centre Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Peterborough (OMJHL)
57 Murray Myers Right wing Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Saskatoon (WCHL)
58 Danny Gruen Left wing Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Thunder Bay (TBJHL)
59 Brian Bowles Defence Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Cornwall (QMJHL)
60 Tom Thomson Defence Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Toronto (OMJHL)
61 Tom Peluso Left wing Flag of the United States United States Chicago Black Hawks Denver (WCHA)
62 Dave Elenbaas Goaltender Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Cornell (ECAC)
63 Doug Horbul Left wing Flag of Canada New York Rangers Calgary (WCHL)
64 Les Jackson Left wing Flag of Canada Boston Bruins New Westminster (WCHL)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round five Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
65 Richard Grenier Centre Flag of Canada New York Islanders Verdun (QMJHL)
66 Bill Nyrop Defence Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Notre Dame (WCHA)
67 Larry Bolonchuk Defence Flag of the United States United States Vancouver Canucks Winnipeg (WCHL)
68 Bernie Germain Goaltender Flag of Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina (WCHL)
69 Gilles Gratton Goaltender Flag of Canada Buffalo Sabres Oshawa (OMJHL)
70 Tim Jacobs Defence Flag of Canada California Golden Seals St. Catharines (OMJHL)
71 Daryl Fedorak Goaltender Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Victoria (WCHL)
72 Brian Walker Centre Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Calgary (WCHL)
73 Dave Johnson Left wing Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Cornwall (WMJHL)
74 Dennis Johnson Left wing Flag of the United States United States Detroit Red Wings North Dakota (WCHA)
75 Michel Plante Left wing Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Drummondville (QMJHL)
76 Chris Ahrens Defence Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars Kitchener (OMJHL)
77 Rejean Giroux Right wing Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Quebec (QMJHL)
78 Jean-Paul Martin Centre Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Shawinigan (QMJHL)
79 Marty Gateman Defence Flag of Canada New York Rangers Hamilton (OMJHL)
80 Brian Coates Left wing Flag of Canada Boston Bruins Brandon (WCHL)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round six Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
81 Derek Black Left wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders calgary (WCHA)
82 Frank Blum Goaltender Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Sarnia (OHA Jr.B)
83 Dave McLelland Goaltender Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Brandon (WCHA)
84 Mike Usitalo Left wing Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Kings Michigan Tech (WCHA)
85 Peter McNab Centre Flag of the United States United States Buffalo Sabres Denver (WCHA)
86 Jacques Lefebvre Goaltender Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Shawnigan (QMJHL)
87 Dave Hasting Goaltender Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Charlottetown (MaJHL)
88 Jeff Ablett Left wing Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Medicine Hat (WCHL)
89 Tom Simpson Right wing Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Oshawa (OMJHL)
90 Bill Miller Defence Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Medicine Hat (WCHL)
91 Dave Shardlow Left wing Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Flin Flon (WCHL)
92 Steve West Centre Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Oshawa (OMJHL)
93 Rob Palmer Centre Flag of the United States United States Chicago Black Hawks Denver (WCHA)
94 D'Arcy Ryan Centre Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Yale (ECAC)
95 Ken Ireland Centre Flag of Canada New York Rangers New Westminster (WCHL)
96 Peter Gaw Right wing Flag of Canada Boston Bruins Ottawa (OMJHL)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round seven Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
97 Richard Brodeur Goaltender Flag of Canada New York Islanders Cornwall (QMJHL)
98 Scott Smith Left wing Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Regina (WCHL)
99 Danny Gloor Centre Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Peterborough (OMJHL)
100 Glen Toner Left wing Flag of Canada Los Angeles Kings Regina (WCHL)
101 Don McLaughlin Left wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders Brandon (WCHL)
102 Mike Amodeo Defence Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Oshawa (OMJHL)
103 Serge Beaudoin Defence Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Trois-Rivieres (QMJHL)
104 D'Arcy Keating Defence Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Notre Dame (WCHA)
105 Brian Coughlin Defence Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Verdun (QMJHL)
106 Glen Seperich Goaltender Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Kitchener (OMJHL)
107 Monte Miron Defence Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Clarkson (ECAC)
108 Chris Meloff Defence Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener (OMJHL)
109 Terry Smith Centre Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Edmonton (WCHL)
110 Yves Archambault Goaltender Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Sorel (QMJHL)
111 Jeff Hunt Left wing Flag of Canada New York Rangers Winnipeg (WCHL)
112 Gordie Clark Right wing Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Boston Bruins New Hampshire (ECAC)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round eight Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
113 Derek Kuntz Left wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders Medicine Hat (WCHL)
114 Dave Murphy Centre Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Hamilton (OMJHL)
115 Dennis McCord Defence Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks London (OMJHL)
116 Scott MacPhail Right wing Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Montreal (OMJHL)
117 Rene Levasseur Defence Flag of Canada New York Islanders Shawinigan (QMJHL)
118 Brent Meeke Defence Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Niagara Falls (OMJHL)
119 Pat Russell Right wing Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Vancouver (WCHL)
120 Yves Bergeron Right wing Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Shawinigan (QMJHL)
121 Gary Winchester Centre Flag of Canada St. Louis Blues Wisconsin (WCHA)
122 Mike Ford Defence Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Brandon (WCHL)
123 Peter Williams Defence Flag of the United States United States Toronto Maple Leafs Prince Edward Island (AUAA)
124 Bob Lundeen Defence Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Wisconsin (WCHA)
125 Billy Reay Right wing Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Wisconsin (WCHA)
126 Graham Parsons Goaltender Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Red Deer (AJHL)
127 Yvon Blais Defence Flag of Canada New York Rangers Cornwall (QMJHL)
128 Roy Carmichael Defence Flag of Canada Boston Bruins New Westminster (WCHL)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round nine Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
129 Yvon Rolando Right wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders Drummondville (QMJHL)
130 Pierre Roy Defence Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Quebec (QMJHL)
131 Steve Stone Right wing Flag of Canada Vancouver Canucks Niagara Falls (OMJHL)
132 Jean Lamarre Right wing Flag of Canada Atlanta Flames Quebec (QMJHL)
133 Bill Ennos Right wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders Vancouver (WCHL)
134 Denis Meloche Centre Flag of Canada California Golden Seals Drummondville (QMJHL)
135 Ray Boutin Goaltender Flag of Canada Philadelphia Flyers Sorel (QMJHL)
136 Jay Babcock Left wing Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins London (OMJHL)
137 Pierre Archambault Defence Flag of Canada New York Rangers St. Jerome (QMJHL)
138 George Kuzmicz Defence Flag of Canada Detroit Red Wings Cornell (ECAC)
139 Pat Boutette Centre Flag of Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
140 Glen Mikkelson Right wing Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Brandon (WCHL)
141 Gary Donaldson Right wing Flag of Canada Chicago Black Hawks Victoria (WCHL)
142 Eddie Bumacco Left wing Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Notre Dame (WCHA)
143 Garry Schofield Defence Flag of the United States United States Toronto Maple Leafs Clarkson(ECAC)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round ten Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
144 Garry Howatt Left wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders Flin Flon (WCHL)
145 Steve Lyon Defence Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Peterborough (OMJHL)
146 Rene Lambert Right wing Flag of Canada New York Islanders St. Jerome (QMJHL)
147 Juri Kudrasovs Centre Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Kitchener (OMJHL)
148 Marcel Comeau Centre Flag of Canada Minnesota North Stars Edmonton (WCHL)
149 Don Atchison Goaltender Flag of Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Saskatoon (WCHL)
150 Dave Arundel Defence Flag of the United States United States Detroit Red Wings Wisconsin (WCHA)
151 Fred Riggall Right wing Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Dartmouth (ECAC)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.

Round eleven Edit

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
152 Ron LeBlanc Right wing Flag of Canada Montreal Canadiens Moncton (AUAA)
Reference: 1972 NHL Amateur Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 18 December 2008.
= NHL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famers

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  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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