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1973 World Hockey Association (WHA) Draft

By Patrick Mondout

The World Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. The league held annual drafts from 1973 to 1977. We have the 1973-74 draft by round below. We also have the 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977 drafts.

Round 1

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
1 Chicago Bob Neely Peterborough Petes (OHA)
2 New England Glenn Goldup Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
3 Québec André Savard Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 Toronto Paulin Bordeleau Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
5 Vancouver Colin Campbell Peterborough Petes (OHA)
6 Alberta John Rogers Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
7 Minnesota Bob Gainey Peterborough Petes (OHA)
8 Los Angeles Reg Thomas London Knights (OHA)
9 Houston Darcy Rota Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
10 Cleveland Lanny McDonald Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
11 Winnipeg Ron Andruff Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
12 New England Blake Dunlop Ottawa 67's (OHA)
13 Cincinnati Dean Talafous U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)


Round 2

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
14 Québec Blaine Stoughton Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
15 Chicago Larry Goodenough London Knights (OHA)
16 New York Al Sims Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
17 Québec Morris Titantic Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
18 Toronto Pat Hickey Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
19 Vancouver Brent Leavins Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
20 Alberta Jim McCrimmon Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
21 Minnesota Rick Middleton Oshawa Generals (OHA)
22 Los Angeles Paul Sheard Ottawa 67's (OHA)
23 Houston Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
24 Cleveland George Pesut Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
25 Winnipeg Keith Mackie Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
26 New England Mike Clarke Calgary Centennials


Round 3

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
27 Chicago Frank Rochon Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
28 New York John Wensink Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
29 Québec Eric Vail Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
30 Alberta Blair MacDonald Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
31 Vancouver Ed Humphreys Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
32 Alberta Dave Lewis Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
33 Minnesota Bob Gassoff Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
34 Los Angeles Doug Gibson Peterborough Petes (OHA)
35 Houston Vic Mercredi New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
36 Cleveland Robbie Neale Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
37 Winnipeg Kelly Pratt Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
38 New England Tom Colley Sudbury Wolves (OHA)


Round 4

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
39 Alberta Bill Laing Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
40 Chicago Terry Ewasiuk Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
41 New England Randy Holt Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
42 Québec Jean Landry Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
43 Toronto Peter Marrin Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
44 Vancouver Jean Tetreault Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
45 Alberta Jim Moxey Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
46 Minnesota Steve Langdon London Knights (OHA)
47 Los Angeles Jim Cowell Ottawa 67's (OHA)
48 Houston Don Cutts R.P.I. (NCAA)
49 Cleveland Russ Walker Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
50 Los Angeles Peter Crosbie London Knights (OHA)
51 New England Alan Hangsleben U. of North Dakota (NCAA)


Round 5

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
52 Toronto Bob Dailey Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
53 New England Larry Patey Boston University (NCAA)
54 New York Doug Marit Regina Pats (WCHL)
55 Québec Denis Patry Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)
56 Toronto Lou Nistico London Knights (OHA)
57 Vancouver Jimmy Jones Peterborough Petes (OHA)
58 Alberta Ken Houston Chatham Maroons (SOJHL)
59 Minnesota Nelson Pyatt Oshawa Generals (OHA)
60 Los Angeles Dennis Abgrall Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
61 Houston Paul O'Neil Boston University (NCAA)
62 Cleveland Rich Latulippe Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
63 Winnipeg Randy Smith Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
64 New England Cap Raeder U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)


Round 6

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
65 Alberta Dave Pay U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
66 Chicago Kevin Smith Brown University (NCAA)
67 New York Dennis Ververgaert London Knights (OHA)
68 Québec Dale Cook Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
69 Toronto Doug Ferguson Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
70 Vancouver Ian Turnbull Ottawa 67's (OHA)
71 Alberta Yvon Bouillon Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
72 Minnesota John Flesch Lake Superior State University (NCAA)
73 Los Angeles Stu Davison Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
74 Houston Dennis Owchar Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
75 Cleveland Bob Smulders Peterborough Petes (OHA)
76 Winnipeg Ron Kennedy New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
77 New England Rick Chinnick Peterborough Petes (OHA)


Round 7

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
78 Toronto Gerrard Gibbons St.-Mary's University (CIAU)
79 Chicago Dennis Desgagnes Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
80 New York Lowell Ostlund Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
81 Québec André Deschamps Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
82 Toronto Gord Titcomb St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
83 Vancouver Mike Korney Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
84 Alberta Dwayne Pentland Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
85 Minnesota Tom Machowski U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
86 Los Angeles David Lee Ottawa 67's (OHA)
87 Houston Dan Hinton Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
88 Cleveland Ron Serafini St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
89 Winnipeg Jeff Jacques St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
90 New England Steve Alley U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)


Round 8

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
91 Cincinnati Norm Barnes Michigan State University (NCAA)
92 Chicago J.P. Burgoyne Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
93 New York Paul Granchukoff Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
94 Québec Bob Stumpf New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
95 Toronto John Campbell Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
96 Vancouver Andre St. Laurent Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
97 Minnesota Bob Young U. of Denver (NCAA)
98 Los Angeles Sam Clegg Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
99 Houston Lee Palmer Clarkson University (NCAA)
100 Cleveland Michel Latrielle Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
101 Winnipeg Terry McDougall Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)


Round 9

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
102 Cincinnati Mitch Brandt U. of Denver (NCAA)
103 Chicago Gordon Halliday U. of Pennsylvania (NCAA)
104 New York Rick Austin Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
105 Québec Guy Ross Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
106 Toronto Guido Tenesi Oshawa Generals (OHA)
107 Vancouver Pierre Laganiere Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
108 Minnesota Neil Korzack Peterborough Petes (OHA)
109 Los Angeles Randy Aimoe Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
110 Houston Sean Shanahan Providence College (NCAA)
111 Cleveland Bruce Greig Vancouver Nats (WCHL)
112 Winnipeg Russ Wiechnik Calgary Centennials (WCHL)


Round 10

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
113 Cincinnati Jack Johnson U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
114 Chicago Mike Haramis Laval National (QMJHL)
115 New York Brian Dick Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)
116 Québec Michel Belisle Montréal Red White & Blue (QMJHL)
117 Vancouver Brian Molvik Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
118 Minnesota Pat Phippen St. Paul Bruins
119 Houston Yvon Dupuis Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
120 Cleveland Henry Durkin Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
121 Winnipeg Mike Kennedy Kitchener Rangers (OHA)


Round 11

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
122 Cincinnati Bob Bilodeau New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)

WHA Bibliography
The Rebel League: The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association by Ed Willes
The Complete Historical and Statistical Reference to the World Hockey Association by Scott Adam Surgent
WHA Pro Hockey '75 - '76 by Dan Proudfoot
WHA Media Guides (each team published one each year)

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--Patrick Mondout



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