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The 1972 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 6, 1972. The draft took place to fill the rosters of the league's two expansion teams for the 1972–73 season, the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Flames.

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Draft ResultsEdit

# Player Drafted From Drafted By
1. Phil Myre (G) Montreal Canadiens Atlanta Flames
2. Gerry Desjardins (G) Chicago Black Hawks New York Islanders
3. Dan Bouchard (G) Boston Bruins Atlanta Flames
4. Billy Smith (G) Los Angeles Kings New York Islanders
5. Bart Crashley (D) Montreal Canadiens New York Islanders
6. Kerry Ketter (D) Montreal Canadiens Atlanta Flames
7. Dave Hudson (C) Chicago Black Hawks New York Islanders
8. Norm Gratton (LW) New York Rangers Atlanta Flames
9. Ed Westfall (RW) Boston Bruins New York Islanders
10. Ron Harris (D) Detroit Red Wings Atlanta Flames
11. Garry Peters (C) Boston Bruins New York Islanders
12. Larry Romanchych (RW) Chicago Black Hawks Atlanta Flames
13. Larry Hornung (D) St. Louis Blues New York Islanders
14. Bill MacMillan (LW) Toronto Maple Leafs Atlanta Flames
15. Bryan Lefley (D) New York Rangers New York Islanders
16. Randy Manery (D) Detroit Red Wings Atlanta Flames
17. Brian Spencer (LW) Toronto Maple Leafs New York Islanders
18. Keith McCreary (RW) Pittsburgh Penguins Atlanta Flames
19. Terry Crisp (C) St. Louis Blues New York Islanders
20. Ernie Hicke (C) California Golden Seals Atlanta Flames
21. Ted Hampson (C) Minnesota North Stars New York Islanders
22. Lew Morrison (RW) Philadelphia Flyers Atlanta Flames
23. Gerry Hart (D) Detroit Red Wings New York Islanders
24. Lucien Grenier (LW) Los Angeles Kings Atlanta Flames
25. John Schella (D) Vancouver Canucks New York Islanders
26. Bill Plager (D) St. Louis Blues Atlanta Flames
27. Bill Mikkelson (D) Los Angeles Kings New York Islanders
28. Morris Stefaniw (C) New York Rangers Atlanta Flames
29. Craig Cameron (RW) Minnesota North Stars New York Islanders
30. John Stewart (LW) Pittsburgh Penguins Atlanta Flames
31. Tom Miller (C) Toronto Maple Leafs New York Islanders
32. Bob Leiter (C) Pittsburgh Penguins Atlanta Flames
33. Brian Marchinko (C) Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders
34. Pat Quinn (D) Vancouver Canucks Atlanta Flames
35. Ted Taylor (LW) Vancouver Canucks New York Islanders
36. Larry Hale (D) Philadelphia Flyers Atlanta Flames
37. Norm Ferguson (RW) California Golden Seals New York Islanders
38. Bill Heindl (LW) Minnesota North Stars Atlanta Flames
39. Jim Mair (D) Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders
40. Frank Hughes (LW) California Golden Seals Atlanta Flames
41. Ken Murray (D) Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders
42. Rod Zaine (C) Buffalo Sabres Atlanta Flames

Billy Smith became the only player selected in the expansion draft by the Islanders to help them win the Stanley Cup in 1980. Smith would help the Isles win the Cup in each of the following three seasons.


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