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1976 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 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1977 drafts.

Round 1
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
1 Edmonton Blair Chapman Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
2 Cincinnati Peter Marsh Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
3 Cleveland Glen Sharpley Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
4 Indianapolis Bobby Simpson Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
5 San Diego Dave Farrish Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
6 Edmonton Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
7 Cincinnati Randy Carlyle Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
8 Toronto Bjorn Johansson Suède
9 Winnipeg Thomas Gradin Suède
10 Québec Rick Green London Knights (OHA)
11 Toronto Kent Nilsson Suède
12 Cincinnati Don Murdoch Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)


Round 2
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
13 New England Mike Fidler Boston University (NCAA)
14 Cleveland Rod Schutt Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
15 Indianapolis Alex McKendry Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
16 Cincinnati Greg Carroll Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
17 Winnipeg Clayton Pachal New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
18 Calgary David Shand Peterborough Petes (OHA)
19 Québec Bob Manno St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
20 Winnipeg Tom Rowe London Knights (OHA)
21 Toronto Peter Lee Ottawa 67's (OHA)
22 Houston Morris Lukowich Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
23 San Diego Romano Carlucci Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
24 Toronto Paul Gardner Oshawa Generals (OHA)


Round 3
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
25 San Diego Mark Suzor Kingston Canadiens (OHA)
26 New England Fred Williams Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
27 Cleveland Jeff McDill Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
28 Edmonton Harold Phillipoff New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
29 San-Diego Tony Horvath Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
30 Edmonton Drew Callander Regina Pats (WCHL)
31 New England Dave Debol U. of Michigan (NCAA)
32 Québec Al Glendenning Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
33 Winnipeg Steve Clippingdale New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
34 Houston Jim Roberts Ottawa 67's (OHA)
35 Toronto Don Lemieux Trois Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
36 Edmonton Brian Sutter Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)


Round 4
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
37 Cincinnati Barry Melrose Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
38 New England Mike Kaszycki Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
39 Cleveland Rocky Maze Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
40 Indianapolis Dave Dornseif Providence College (NCAA)
41 San Diego John Smrke Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
42 Phoenix Kari Makkonen Finlande
43 Calgary Alain Belanger Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
44 Québec Maurice Barrette Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
45 Winnipeg Goran Lindblom Suède
46 Houston Mike Fedorko Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
47 Cleveland Vern Stenlund London Knights (OHA)
48 Edmonton Yvon Vautour Laval National (QMJHL)


Round 5
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
49 New England Bill Baker U. of Minnesota (NCAA)
50 New England Mike Liut Bowling Green State Univ. (NCAA)
51 Cleveland Bob Miller U.S. National Team (Intl)
52 Indianapolis Jean Gagnon Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
53 San Diego Archie King Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
54 Phoenix Juhani Wallenius Finlande
55 Calgary Bruce Baker Ottawa 67's (OHA)
56 Québec Garth MacGuigan Montréal Juniors (QMJHL)
57 Winnipeg Doug Johnston Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
58 Houston Larry Skinner Ottawa 67's (OHA)
59 Toronto Dan Djakalovic Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
60 Edmonton Tim Williams Victoria Cougars (WCHL)


Round 6
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
61 Cincinnati Joe Oslin U. of Vermont (NCAA)
62 New England Dwight Schofield London Knights (OHA)
63 Cleveland Rob Flockhart Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
64 Indianapolis Joe Kowal Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
65 San Diego Rick Hodgson Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
66 Phoenix Doug Patey Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
67 Calgary Lorry Gloeckner Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
68 Québec Claude Periard Trois Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
69 Winnipeg Fred Berry New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
70 Houston Kevin Schamehorn New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
71 Toronto Mike McEwen Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
72 Edmonton Gord Blumenschein Winnipeg Clubs (WCHL)


Round 7
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
73 Cincinnati Paul Skidmore Boston College (NCAA)
74 New England Warren Young Michigan Tech (NCAA)
75 Cleveland Mark Earp Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
76 Indianapolis Greg Malone Oshawa Generals (OHA)
77 San Diego Rob Tudor Regina Pats (WCHL)
78 Phoenix Mark Davidson Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
79 Calgary Phil Verchota U. of Minnesota (NCAA)
80 Québec Denis Charbonneau Laval National (QMJHL)
81 Winnipeg Greg Craig St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
82 Houston Mike Hordy Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
83 Toronto Mike Kitchen Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
84 Edmonton John Tavella Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)


Round 8
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
85 Cincinnati Stu Ostlund Michigan Tech (NCAA)
86 New England Ken Morrow Bowling Green State Univ. (NCAA)
87 Cleveland Ron Zanussi London Knights (OHA)
88 Indianapolis Jim Kirkpatrick Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
89 San Diego Claude Legris Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
90 Phoenix Jari Takio Finlande
91 Calgary Don Jackson Notre Dame (NCAA)
92 Winnipeg Brian Granfield Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
93 Houston Larry Riggin London Knights (OHA)
94 Toronto Marc Desforges Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
95 Edmonton Al Dumba Regina Pats (WCHL)


Round 9
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
96 Cincinnati Fern LeBlanc Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
97 New England Ed Clarey Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
98 Cleveland Charlie Skjodt Windsor Spitfires (OHA)
99 Indianapolis Rik Garcia Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
100 San Diego Don Moores Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
101 Phoenix Jouni Rinne Lukko Rauma (FNL)
102 Calgary Rob Palmer U. of Michigan (NCAA)
103 Winnipeg Anders Hakansson Suède
104 Houston Bill Wells Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
105 Toronto Brian Dillon Oshawa Generals (OHA)
106 Edmonton Jim Bedard Sudbury Wolves (OHA)


Round 10
Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
107 Cincinnati Terry Ballingal Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
108 New England Jon Hammond Regina Pats (WCHL)
109 Cleveland Larry McRae Windsor Spitfires (OHA)
110 Indianapolis Rémi Levesque Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
111 San Diego Ron Roscoe Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
112 Phoenix Hannu Helander Finlande
113 Calgary Cal Sandbeck U. of Denver (NCAA)
114 Québec Pierre Brassard Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
115 Winnipeg Jorgen Pettersson Suède
116 Houston Bob Pazzelli U. of Denver (NCAA)

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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