1974 WHA Draft Pick Transactions

The first two rounds of the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft were conducted in secret in February and only graduating junior players (born in 1954) were eligible for selection. The remaining rounds were conducted on May 30. However, in between the two draft sessions the WHA reached an agreement with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association which permitted the WHA teams to draft one underage junior player (born in 1955 or 1956) in either the first or second round of the second session. As a result, the WHA renumbered the rounds of the draft, indicating that the first two rounds—conducted in February—were now rounds three and four, while the first two rounds conducted in May were rounds one and two.

We have listed and numbered each draft session separately as two separate events.

yellow = data that is incomplete or uncertain

 

February (Secret Draft)

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Roadrunners
  Greg Joly
2 1-2
Devils
  Bill Lochead
3 1-3
Devils
  Dave Williams
4 1-4
Devils
Roadrunners

 

Unknown.

Cam Connor
5 1-5
Devils
  Ron Greschner
6 1-6
Devils
  Rick Chartraw
7 1-7
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Clark Gillies
8 1-8
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Paul McIntosh
9 1-9
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

John Hughes
10 1-10
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Doug Risebrough
11 1-11
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Danny Gare
12 1-12
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Alain Daigle
13 1-13
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Bruce Affleck
14 1-14
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Peter Sturgeon
15 1-15
Devils
  Rich Nantais
Round 2
16 2-1
Roadrunners
  Brian Kinsella
17 2-2
Devils
  Bob Bourne
18 2-3
Devils
  Dave Inkpen
19 2-4
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Mike Rogers
20 2-5
Devils
  Ron Chipperfield
21 2-6
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Jerry Holland
22 2-7
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Bill Evo
23 2-8
Devils
Roadrunners

 

Unknown.

Brad Winton
24 2-9
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Mike Palmateer
25 2-10
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

John Stewart
26 2-11
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Gord McTavish
27 2-12
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Ron Ashton
28 2-13
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

John Paddock
29 2-14
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Michel Deziel
30 2-15
Devils
  Terry Ruskowski

 

May (Regular Draft)

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Roadrunners
Devils

 

Unknown.

 

"The Blazers gained the first selection ... through a deal with the Phoenix Roadrunners" per Times Daily

Pat Price
2 1-2
Devils
  Mike Will
3 1-3
Devils
  Don Larway
4 1-4
Devils
  Bill Reed
5 1-5
Devils
Roadrunners

 

Unknown.

 

"Using Vancouver's first round pick, Phoenix chose Dennis Olmstead" per Times Daily

Dennis Olmstead
6 1-6
Devils
  Brad Rhiness
7 1-7
Devils
  Randy Andreachuck
8 1-8
Devils
  Gary Soetaert
9 1-9
Devils
  Real Cloutier
10 1-10
Devils
  Gary MacGregor
11 1-11
Devils
  Paul Baxter
12 1-12
Devils
  Jim Turkiewicz
13 1-13
Devils
  Tim Young
14 1-14
Devils
  Bruce Boudreau
15 1-15
Devils
  Dick Spannbauer
Round 2
16 2-1
Roadrunners
  Dave Gorman
17 2-2
Devils
  Craig Hamner
18 2-3
Devils
  Bryan Trottier
19 2-4
Devils
  Rick Blight
20 2-5
Devils
  Jacques Cossette
21 2-6
Devils
  Kevin Devine
22 2-7
Devils
  Brian Engblom
23 2-8
Devils
  Glen Burdon
24 2-9
Devils
  Charles Constantin
25 2-10
Devils
  Tim Burke
26 2-11
Devils
  Charlie Simmer
27 2-12
Devils
  Roger Lemelin
28 2-13
Devils
  Mike Eruzione
29 2-14
Devils
  Robbie Laird
30 2-15
Devils
  Pierre Larouche
Round 3
31 3-1
Roadrunners
  Jim Clarke
32 3-2
Devils
  Mike Wong
33 3-3
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Mark Lomenda
34 3-4
Devils

 

Barry Legge
35 3-5
Devils
  Peter Driscoll
36 3-6
Devils
  Jim Warden
37 3-7
Devils
  Kim MacDougall
38 3-8
Devils
  Paul Holmgren
39 3-9
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Garry Lariviere
40 3-10
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Paul Nicholson
41 3-11
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Brad Anderson
42 3-12
Devils
  Carlo Torresan
43 3-13
Devils
  Peter Brown
44 3-14
Devils
  William "Buzz" Schneider
45 3-15
Devils
  Pete LoPresti
Round 4
46 4-1
Roadrunners
  Bruce Aberhart
47 4-2
Devils
  Mike Zuke
48 4-3
Devils
  Bob Murray
49 4-4
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Jamie Hislop
50 4-5
Devils
  Dave Given
51 4-6
Devils
  Jamie Bateman
52 4-7
Devils
  Boyd Anderson
53 4-8
Devils
  Kevin Treacy
54 4-9
Devils
  Jean Bernier
55 4-10
Devils
  Paul Evans
56 4-11
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Derrick Emerson
57 4-12
Devils
  Ron Sedlbauer
58 4-13
Devils
  Dick Lamby
59 4-14
Devils
  Dave Hanson
60 4-15
Devils
  Derek Smith
Round 5
61 5-1
Roadrunners
  Gordon Buynak
62 5-2
Devils
  Pat Ribble
 
Devils
   
63 5-3
Devils
  Larry Finck
64 5-4
Devils
  Steve Jensen
65 5-5
Devils
  Mike Boland
66 5-6
Devils
  Rick Uhrich
67 5-7
Devils
  Dave Langevin
68 5-8
Devils
  Dave Logan
69 5-9
Devils
  Scott Jessee
70 5-10
Devils
  Mike Thompson
71 5-11
Devils
  Gilles Lupien
72 5-12
Devils
  Don McLean
73 5-13
Devils
  Steve Carlson
74 5-14
Devils
  Bob Sirois
Round 6
75 6-1
Roadrunners
  Robbie Watt
76 6-2
Devils
  Harold Snepsts
77 6-3
Devils
  Joe Micheletti
78 6-4
Devils
  Ed Johnstone
79 6-5
Devils
  Dave Lumley
80 6-6
Devils
  Ray Maluta
81 6-7
Devils
  Dave Rooke
82 6-8
Devils
  Bernard Noreau
83 6-9
Devils
  Michel Bergeron
84 6-10
Devils
  Emile DeMoissac
85 6-11
Devils
  Tom Lindskog
86 6-12
Devils
  Garth Malarchuk
87 6-13
Devils
  Joe Rando
88 6-14
Devils
  Al Hillier
89 6-15
Devils
  Ken Gassoff
Round 7
90 7-1
Roadrunners
  Andy Spruce
91 7-2
Devils
  Peter Roberts
92 7-3
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

John Sheridan
93 7-4
Devils
  Ron Pronchuk
94 7-5
Devils
  Mike Hobin
95 7-6
Devils
  Greg Holst
96 7-7
Devils
  Bob Ferguson
97 7-8
Devils
  Tom Sundberg
98 7-9
Devils
  Denis Carufel
99 7-10
Devils
  John Shewchuk
100 7-11
Devils
  Harvey Stewart
101 7-12
Devils
  John Harper
102 7-13
Devils
  Brian Walsh
103 7-14
Devils
  Jack Carlson
104 7-15
Devils
  Murray Beck
Round 8
105 8-1
Roadrunners
  Steve Short
106 8-2
Devils
  Tom Price
107 8-3
Devils
Devils

 

Unknown.

Mark Toulet
108 8-4
Devils
  Paul Touzin
109 8-5
Devils
  Mario Faubert
110 8-6
Devils
  Mike McKegney
111 8-7
Devils
  John Duncan
112 8-8
Devils
  Cam Botting
113 8-9
Devils
  Claude Dupuis
114 8-10
Devils
  Mark Trivett
115 8-11
Devils
  Steve CoIp
116 8-12
Devils
  Joe McNeil
117 8-13
Devils
  John Nazar
118 8-14
Devils
  Rick Moore
119 8-15
Devils
  Jerry Badiuk
Round 9
120 9-1
Roadrunners
  John Taft
121 9-2
Devils
  Michel Dion
122 9-3
Devils
  David Bossey
123 9-4
Devils
  Terry Casey
124 9-5
Devils
  John Held
125 9-6
Devils
  Brian Bye
126 9-7
Devils
  Wayne Wilhelm
127 9-8
Devils
  Marty Mathews
128 9-9
Devils
  Mario Lessard
129 9-10
Devils
  Bob Chase
130 9-11
Devils
  Jack Brownschidle
131 9-12
Devils
  Jack Davies
132 9-13
Devils
  Warren Miller
133 9-14
Devils
  Don Dufek
134 9-15
Devils
  Jan Kascak
Round 10
135 10-1
Roadrunners
  Dan Mandryk
136 10-2
Devils
  Kelvin "Cal" Erickson
137 10-3
Devils
  Jack Patterson
138 10-4
Devils
  Eddie Mio
139 10-5
Devils
  Mike Wanchuk
140 10-6
Devils
  Willie Friesen
141 10-7
Devils
  Claude Arvisais
142 10-8
Devils
  Darrell Traer
143 10-9
Devils
  Serge Gamelin
144 10-10
Devils
  Bill Hassard
145 10-11
Devils
  Tony White
146 10-12
Devils
  Reg Duncombe
147 10-13
Devils
  Ron Wilson
Round 11
148 11-1
Roadrunners
  John Taft
149 11-2
Devils
  Michel Dion
150 11-3
Devils
  David Bossey
151 11-4
Devils
  Terry Casey
152 11-5
Devils
  John Held
153 11-6
Devils
  Brian Bye
154 11-7
Devils
  Wayne Wilhelm
155 11-8
Devils
  Marty Mathews
156 11-9
Devils
  Mario Lessard
157 11-10
Devils
  Bob Chase
158 11-11
Devils
  Jack Brownschidle
159 11-12
Devils
  Jack Davies
160 11-13
Devils
  Warren Miller
161 11-14
Devils
  Don Dufek
162 11-15
Devils
  Jan Kascak
Round 12
163 12-1
Roadrunners
  Dan Mandryk
164 12-2
Devils
  Kelvin Erickson
165 12-3
Devils
  Jack Patterson
166 12-4
Devils
  Eddie Mio
167 12-5
Devils
  Mike Wanchuk
168 12-6
Devils
  Willie Friesen
169 12-7
Devils
  Claude Arvisais
170 12-8
Devils
  Darrell Traer
171 12-9
Devils
  Serge Gamelin
172 12-10
Devils
  Bill Hassard
173 12-11
Devils
  Tony White
174 12-12
Devils
  Reg Duncombe
175 12-13
Devils
  Ron Wilson
Round 13
176 13-1
Roadrunners
  Chuck Luksa
177 13-2
Devils
  Don Whelden
178 13-3
Devils
  Gary Sargent
179 13-4
Devils
  Dave Groulx
180 13-5
Devils
  Jim Miller
181 13-6
Devils
  Firmin Royer
182 13-7
Devils
  John Memryk
183 13-8
Devils
  Greg Steel
184 13-9
Devils
  Jim Murray
185 13-10
Devils
  Glen McLeod
186 13-11
Devils
  Robbie Moore
187 13-12
Devils
  Robin Larson
188 13-13
Devils
  Bob Ferriter
Round 14
189 14-1
Roadrunners
  Marc Gaudreault
190 14-2
Devils
  Pierre David
191 14-3
Devils
  Scott Mabley
192 14-4
Devils
  John Riley
193 14-5
Devils
  Dave Otness
194 14-6
Devils
  Bob Elinesky
195 14-7
Devils
  Marcel Dumais
196 14-8
Devils
  Russ Hall
197 14-9
Devils
  Michel Dubois
198 14-10
Devils
  Doug Allan
199 14-11
Devils
  Cliff Cox
200 14-12
Devils
  Joe Baker
201 14-13
Devils
  John McMorrow
Round 15
202 15-1
Roadrunners
  Kim Gellert
203 15-2
Devils
  Graham Hall
204 15-3
Devils
  Bill Best
205 15-4
Devils
  Walt Kyle
206 15-5
Devils
  Mitch Giroux
207 15-6
Devils
  Mike St. Cyr
208 15-7
Devils
  Reggie Lemelin
209 15-8
Devils
  Gordon Stewart
210 15-9
Devils
  Dave Staffen
211 15-10
Devils
  Tony Dorn
212 15-11
Devils
  Craig Norwich
Round 16
213 16-1
Roadrunners
  Ron Hawkshaw
214 16-2
Devils
  Rod Tordoff
215 16-3
Devils
  Doug Counter
216 16-4
Devils
  Bob Blanchet
217 16-5
Devils
  Mitch Rabin
218 16-6
Devils
  Peter Tighe
219 16-7
Devils
  Reed Larson
220 16-8
Devils
  Kevin MacDonald
Round 17
221 17-1
Devils
  Yves Plouffe
222 17-2
Devils
  Jim Chicoyne
223 17-3
Devils
  Brian Durocher
224 17-4
Devils
  Kym Yackel
225 17-5
Devils
  Ian MacPhee
Round 18
226 18-1
Devils
  Brian Barker
227 18-2
Devils
  Colin Ahern
228 18-3
Devils
  Dana Decker
229 18-4
Devils
  Don Hay
Round 19
230 19-1
Devils
  Rick Fraser
231 19-2
Devils
  Dwayne Byers
232 19-3
Devils
  John Rothstein
Round 20
233 20-1
Devils
  Larry Jacques
Round 21
234 21-1
Devils
  Bob Volpe
235 21-2
Devils
  Tom Wynne