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1977 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 1976 drafts.

Round 1

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
1 Houston Scott Campbell London Knights (OHA)
2 Calgary Barry Beck New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
3 Winnipeg Ron Duguay Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
4 Edmonton Mike Crombeen Kingston Canadiens (OHA)
5 Indianapolis Doug Wilson Ottawa 67's (OHA)
6 Birmingham Rod Langway U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)
7 Cincinnati Jere Gillis Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
8 Winnipeg Miles Zaharko New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
9 Québec Lucien DeBlois Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)


Round 2

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
10 Houston Dwight Foster Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
11 New England Ron Areshenkoff Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
12 Birmingham Brad Maxwell New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
13 Calgary Tom Gorence U. of Minnesota (NCAA)
14 Québec John Anderson Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
15 New England Moe Robinson Kingston Canadiens (OHA)
16 Indianapolis Wayne Ramsey Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
17 Calgary Doug Berry U. of Denver (NCAA)
18 Cincinnati Dave Morrow Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
19 New England Randy Pierce Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
20 Quebec Benoit Gosselin Trois Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)


Round 3

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
21 Houston Dave Semenko Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
22 Birmingham Mark Johnson U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
23 New England John Baby Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
24 Edmonton Kim Davis Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
25 Cincinnati Floyd Lahache Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
26 Cincinnati Bob Gladney Oshawa Generals (OHA)
27 Cincinnati Colin Ahern Providence College (NCAA)
28 Winnipeg Mark Lofthouse New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
29 Québec Tom Roulston Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)


Round 4

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
30 Houston Glen Hanlon Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
31 Birmingham Norm Dupont Montréal Juniors (QMJHL)
32 Calgary Steve Stoyanovich R.P.I. (NCAA)
33 Edmonton Neil LaBatte Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
34 Edmonton Dan Clark Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
35 Indianapolis Dale McCourt St.-Catharines Fincups (OHA)
36 Cincinnati Jeff Allan Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
37 Winnipeg Don Laurence Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
38 Québec Robert Picard Montréal Juniors (QMJHL)


Round 5

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
39 Houston Reg Kerr Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
40 Birmingham Steve Baker Union College (NCAA)
41 Calgary Perry Schnarr U. of Denver (NCAA)
42 Edmonton Rocky Saganiuk Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
43 New England Brian Hill Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
44 Indianapolis Mike Bossy Laval National (QMJHL)
45 Cincinnati Jim Trainor Harvard University (NCAA)
46 Winnipeg Bill Stewart Niagara-Falls Flyers (OHA)
47 Québec Alain Cote Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)


Round 6

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
48 Houston Kevin McCarthy Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)
49 Birmingham Greg Tebbutt Regina Pats (WCHL)
50 Calgary Don Micheletti U. of Minnesota (NCAA)
51 Edmonton Julian Baretta U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
52 New England Jim Korn Providence College (NCAA)
53 Indianapolis Rick Vasko Peterborough Petes (OHA)
54 Cincinnati Bill Himmelright U. of North Dakota (NCAA)
55 Winnipeg Ric Seiling St.-Catharines Fincups (OHA)
56 Québec Yves Guillemette Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)


Round 7

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
57 Houston Markus Mattsson Finlande
58 Birmingham Bob Suter U. of Wisconsin (NCAA)
59 Calgary Doug Butler St. Louis University (NCAA)
60 Edmonton Dave Hoyda Portland Winter Hawks (WCHL)
61 Calgary Steve Letzgus Michigan Tech (NCAA)
62 Indianapolis Brian Drumm Oshawa Generals (OHA)
63 Cincinnati Tom Byers Providence College (NCAA)
64 Winnipeg Jim Hamilton London Knights (OHA)
65 Québec Eddy Godin Québec Remparts (QMJHL)


Round 8

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
66 Houston Harold Luckner Suède
67 Birmingham Curt Christopherson Colorado College (NCAA)
68 Calgary Jack O'Callahan Boston University (NCAA)
69 Edmonton Ray Creasy New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
70 Calgary Bob Gould U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)
71 Cincinnati Bob Boileau Boston University (NCAA)
72 Winnipeg Warren Holmes Ottawa 67's (OHA)
73 Québec Pierre Lagacé Québec Remparts (QMJHL)


Round 9

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
74 Houston Matti Forss Finlande
75 Birmingham Jean Savard Québec Remparts (QMJHL)
76 Calgary Keith Hendrickson U. of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)
77 Edmonton Guy Lash Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)
78 Calgary Tim Harrer U. of Minnesota (NCAA)
79 Cincinnati Jim Craig Boston University (NCAA)
80 Winnipeg Mike Keating St.-Catharines Fincups (OHA)
81 Québec Dan Chicoine Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)


Round 10

Overall Drafted by Player Drafted from
82 Houston Mike Dwyer Niagara-Falls Flyers (OHA)
83 Birmingham Ken Linseman Kingston Canadiens (OHA)
84 Calgary Bruce Crowder U. of New Hampshire (NCAA)
85 Edmonton Owen Lloyd Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
86 Calgary Mark Miller U. of Michigan (NCAA)
87 Cincinnati Dave Kelley Princeton University (NCAA)
88 Winnipeg Murray Bannerman Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
89 Québec Roland Cloutier Trois Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
90 Houston Dave Parro Saskatoon Blades (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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