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1971 NHL Amateur Draft

This is the list of players selected in the 1971 NHL Amateur draft. There were 117 prospects selected across 10 rounds. Also included is each player's career NHL totals. If a player has no totals listed, this means that he has not played in a regular season game in the NHL. You can click on the headings of the tables to sort the information.

Round 1           NHL Totals  
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
1 1 Montreal Guy Lafleur R Quebec Remparts [QMJHL] 1127 560 793 1353 399 1990-91
1 2 Detroit Marcel Dionne F St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA] 1348 731 1040 1771 600 1988-89
1 3 Vancouver Jocelyn Guevremont D Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA] 571 84 223 307 319 1979-80
1 4 St. Louis Gene Carr C Flin Flon Bombers [WCHL] 465 79 136 215 365 1978-79
1 5 Buffalo Rick Martin F Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA] 685 384 317 701 477 1981-82
1 6 Boston Ron Jones D Edmonton Oil Kings [WCHL] 54 1 4 5 33 1975-76
1 7 Montreal Chuck Arnason R Flin Flon Bombers [WCHL] 401 109 90 199 122 1978-79
1 8 Philadelphia Larry Wright C Regina Pats [WCHL] 106 4 8 12 19 1977-78
1 9 Philadelphia Pierre Plante R Drummondville Rangers [QMJHL] 599 125 172 297 599 1979-80
1 10 NY Rangers Steve Vickers L Toronto Marlboros [OHA] 698 246 340 586 330 1981-82
1 11 Montreal Murray Wilson F Ottawa 67's [OHA] 386 94 95 189 162 1978-79
1 12 Chicago Dan Spring F Edmonton Oil Kings [WCHL]
1 13 NY Rangers Steve Durbano D Toronto Marlboros [OHA] 220 13 60 73 1127 1978-79
1 14 Boston Terry O'Reilly R Oshawa Generals [OHA] 891 204 402 606 2095 1984-85
                       
Round 2                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
2 15 California Ken Baird D Flin Flon Bombers [WCHL] 10 0 2 2 15 1971-72
2 16 Detroit Henry Boucha C U.S. National Team [Intl] 247 53 49 102 157 1976-77
2 17 Vancouver Bobby Lalonde C Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA] 641 124 210 334 298 1981-82
2 18 Pittsburgh Brian McKenzie C St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA] 6 1 1 2 4 1971-72
2 19 Buffalo Craig Ramsay F Peterborough Petes [OHA] 1070 252 420 672 201 1984-85
2 20 Montreal Larry Robinson D Kitchener Rangers [OHA] 1384 208 750 958 793 1991-92
2 21 Minnesota Rod Norrish L Regina Pats [WCHL] 21 3 3 6 2 1974-75
2 22 Toronto Rick Kehoe F Hamilton Red Wings [OHA] 906 371 396 767 120 1984-85
2 23 Toronto Dave Fortier D St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA] 205 8 21 29 335 1976-77
2 24 Montreal Michel DeGuise G Sorel Black Hawks [QMJHL]
2 25 Montreal Terry French Ottawa 67's [OHA]
2 26 Chicago Dave Kryskow F Edmonton Oil Kings [WCHL] 231 33 56 89 174 1975-76
2 27 NY Rangers Tom Williams Hamilton Red Wings [OHA] 399 115 138 253 73 1978-79
2 28 Boston Curt Ridley G Portage Terriers [MJHL] 104 0 1 1 17 1980-81
                       
Round 3                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
3 29 California Rich Leduc C Trois Rivieres Ducs [QMJHL] 130 28 38 66 69 1980-81
3 30 Toronto Ralph Hopiavouri D Toronto Marlboros [OHA]
3 31 Montreal Jim Cahoon C U. of North Dakota [WCHA]
3 32 Pittsburgh Joe Noris C Toronto Marlboros [OHA] 55 2 5 7 22 1973-74
3 33 Buffalo Bill Hajt D Saskatoon Blades [WCHL] 854 42 202 244 433 1986-87
3 34 Los Angeles Vic Venasky C U. of Denver [WCHA] 430 61 101 162 66 1978-79
3 35 Minnesota Ron Wilson D Flin Flon Bombers [WCHL]
3 36 Philadelphia Glen Irwin D Estevan Bruins [WCHL]
3 37 Toronto Gavin Kirk C Toronto Marlboros [OHA]
3 38 St. Louis John Garrett G Peterborough Petes [OHA] 207 0 6 6 41 1984-85
3 39 Vancouver Richard Lemieux C Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA] 274 39 82 121 132 1975-76
3 40 Chicago Bob Peppler F St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA]
3 41 NY Rangers Terry West F London Knights [OHA]
3 42 Boston Dave Bonter L Estevan Bruins [WCHL]
                       
Round 4                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
4 43 California Hartland Monahan F Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA] 334 61 80 141 163 1980-81
4 44 Detroit George Hulme G St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA]
4 45 Montreal Ed Sidebottom D Estevan Bruins [WCHL]
4 46 Pittsburgh Gerry Methe D Oshawa Generals [OHA]
4 47 Buffalo Bob Richer D Trois Rivieres Ducs [QMJHL] 3 0 0 0 0 1972-73
4 48 Los Angeles Neil Komadoski D Winnipeg Jets [WCHL] 501 16 76 92 632 1979-80
4 49 Minnesota Mike Legge D Winnipeg Jets [WCHL]
4 50 Philadelphia Ted Scharf R Kitchener Rangers [OHA]
4 51 Toronto Rick Cunningham D Peterborough Petes [OHA]
4 52 St. Louis Derek Harker C Edmonton Oil Kings [WCHL]
4 53 Montreal Greg Hubick D U. of Minnesota-Duluth [WCHA] 77 6 9 15 10 1979-80
4 54 Chicago Clyde Simon R St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA]
4 55 NY Rangers Jerry Butler F Hamilton Red Wings [OHA] 643 99 120 219 515 1982-83
4 56 Boston Dave Hynes L Harvard University [ECAC] 22 4 0 4 2 1974-75
                       
Round 5                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
5 57 California Ray Belanger G Shawinigan Bruins [QMJHL]
5 58 Detroit Earl Anderson R U. of North Dakota [WCHA] 109 19 19 38 22 1976-77
5 59 Vancouver Mike McNiven R Halifax Juniors
5 60 Pittsburgh Dave Murphy G U. of North Dakota [WCHA]
5 61 Buffalo Steve Warr D Clarkson University [ECAC]
5 62 Los Angeles Gary Crosby Michigan Tech [WCHA]
5 63 Minnesota Brian McBratney D St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA]
5 64 Philadelphia Don McCulloch D Niagara Falls Flyers [OHA]
5 65 Toronto Bob Sykes L Sudbury Cub-Wolves [NOJHL] 2 0 0 0 0 1974-75
5 66 St. Louis Wayne Gibbs D Calgary Centennials [WCHL]
5 67 Montreal Mike Busniuk F U. of Denver [WCHA] 143 3 23 26 297 1980-81
5 68 Chicago Dean Blais R U. of Minnesota [WCHA]
5 69 NY Rangers Fraser Robertson D Lethbridge Sugar Kings [AJHL]
5 70 Boston Bert Scott R Edmonton Oil Kings [WCHL]
                       
Round 6                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
6 71 California Gerry Egers D Sudbury Cub-Wolves [NOJHL]
6 72 Detroit Charlie Shaw D Toronto Marlboros [OHA]
6 73 Vancouver Tim Steeves D PEI Islanders (Junior)
6 74 Pittsburgh Ian Williams W Notre Dame [WCHA]
6 75 Buffalo Pierre Duguay F Quebec Remparts [QMJHL]
6 76 Los Angeles Camille LaPierre C Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA]
6 77 Minnesota Alan Globensky D Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA]
6 78 Philadelphia Yvon Bilodeau D Estevan Bruins [WCHL]
6 79 Toronto Mike Ruest D Cornwall Royals [QMJHL]
6 80 St. Louis Bernie Doan D Calgary Centennials [WCHL]
6 81 Montreal Ross Butler L Winnipeg Jets [WCHL]
6 82 Chicago Jim Johnston C U. of Wisconsin [WCHA]
6 83 NY Rangers Wayne Wood G Montreal Junior Canadiens [OHA]
6 84 Boston Bob McMahon D St. Catharines Black Hawks [OHA]
                       
Round 7                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
7 85 California Al Simmons D Winnipeg Jets [WCHL] 11 0 1 1 21 1975-76
7 86 Detroit Jim Nahrgang D Michigan Tech [WCHA] 57 5 12 17 34 1976-77
7 87 Vancouver Bill Green D Notre Dame [WCHA]
7 88 Pittsburgh Doug Elliott D Harvard University [ECAC]
7 89 Los Angeles Peter Harasym L Clarkson University [ECAC]
7 90 Los Angeles Norm Dube L Sherbrooke Castors [QMJHL] 57 8 10 18 54 1975-76
7 91 Minnesota Bruce Abbey Peterborough Petes [OHA]
7 92 Philadelphia Bobby Gerrard R Regina Pats [WCHL]
7 93 Toronto Dale Smedsmo L Bemidji State University [NCAA] 4 0 0 0 0 1972-73
7 94 St. Louis Dave Smith D Regina Pats [WCHL]
7 95 Montreal Peter Sullivan F Oshawa Generals [OHA] 126 28 54 82 40 1980-81
7 96 NY Rangers Doug Keeler D Ottawa 67's [OHA]
7 97 NY Rangers Jean-Denis Royal St. Jerome Alouettes [QMJHL]
7 98 Toronto Steve Johnson D Verdun Maple Leafs [QMJHL]
                       
Round 8                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
8 99 California Angus Beck C Charlottetown Jr. A
8 100 Detroit Bob Boyd D Michigan State University [WCHA]
8 101 Vancouver Norm Cherrey R U. of Wisconsin [WCHA]
8 102 Vancouver Bob Murphy F Cornwall Royals [QMJHL]
8 103 Los Angeles Lorne Stamler L Michigan Tech [WCHA] 116 14 11 25 16 1979-80
8 104 California Rod Lyons L Halifax Juniors
8 105 Minnesota Russ Friesen Hamilton Red Wings [OHA]
8 106 Philadelphia Jerome Mrazek G U. of Minnesota-Duluth [WCHA] 1 0 0 0 0 1975-76
8 107 Toronto Bob Burns D Canadian Armed Forces
8 108 St. Louis Jim Collins L Flin Flon Bombers [WCHL]
8 109 NY Rangers Gene Sobchuk L Regina Pats [WCHL] 1 0 0 0 0 1973-74
8 110 NY Rangers Jim Ivison D Brandon Wheat Kings [WCHL]
                       
Round 9                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
9 111 NY Rangers Andre Peloffy F Rosemont National [QMJHL] 9 0 0 0 0 1974-75
9 112 NY Rangers Elston Evoy Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds [NOJHL]
9 113 Minnesota Mike Antonovich C U. of Minnesota [WCHA] 87 10 15 25 37 1983-84
9 114 NY Rangers Gerry Lecomte D Sherbrooke Castors [QMJHL]
                       
Round 10                      
Round Num. Drafted By Player Pos Drafted From GP G A Pts PIM Last Season
10 115 NY Rangers Wayne Forsey Swift Current Broncos [WCHL]
10 116 NY Rangers Bill Forrest Hamilton Red Wings [OHA]
10 117 Minnesota Rich Coutu G Rosemont National [QMJHL]

Draft Stats

Total drafted players to play in NHL: 50

Percent of players to play in NHL: 42.7

Average NHL Career Games: 341

Average NHL Career Goals: 85

Average NHL Career Points: 217

Average NHL Career PIM: 229