1978 NHL Amateur Draft Pick Transactions

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Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
North Stars
  Bobby Smith
2 1-2
Capitals
  Ryan Walter
3 1-3
Blues
  Wayne Babych
4 1-4
Canucks
  Bill Derlago
5 1-5
Devils
  Mike Gillis
6 1-6
Penguins
Flyers

 

Traded Tom Bladon, Ross Lonsberry, Orest Kindrachuk to Penguins for 1978 first round pick (#6-Behn Wilson), future considerations (1978 eighth round pick (#126-Jerry Price)) on 1978-06-14

  Behn Wilson
7 1-7
Rangers
Flyers

 

Received 1978 first round pick (#7-Ken Linseman) from Rangers on 1978-06-02 in exchange for Rangers right to hire head coach Fred Shero

  Ken Linseman
8 1-8
Kings
Canadiens

 

Traded Glenn Goldup, 1978 third round pick (#53-Doug Derkson) to Kings for 1977 third round pick (#49-Moe Robinson), 1978 first round pick (#8-Danny Geoffrion) on 1976-06-12

  Danny Geoffrion
9 1-9
Red Wings
  Willie Huber
10 1-10
Blackhawks
  Tim Higgins
11 1-11
Flames
  Brad Marsh
12 1-12
Maple Leafs
Red Wings

 

Traded Dan Maloney, 1980 second round pick (#25-Craig Muni) to Maple Leafs for Errol Thompson, 1978 first round pick (#12-Brent Peterson), 1978 second round pick (#31-Al Jensen), 1980 first round pick (#11-Mike Blaisdell) on 1978-03-13

  Brent Peterson
13 1-13
Sabres
  Larry Playfair
14 1-14
Flyers
  Danny Lucas
15 1-15
Islanders
  Steve Tambellini
16 1-16
Bruins
  Al Secord
17 1-17
Canadiens
  Dave Hunter
18 1-18
Canucks
Capitals

 

The Barons folded days before the 1978 draft, leaving in question what should be done with their 1978 draft picks. The league moved the Barons first round pick to the end of the first round (#18), and then packaged in the Barons-North Stars dispersal draft. The Capitals had the #1 pick in the dispersal draft, and were given the option of selecting the first 2 former Barons players or exercising the Barons first round pick. They chose to exercise the pick.

  Tim Coulis
Round 2
19 2-1
North Stars
  Steve Payne
20 2-2
Capitals
  Paul Mulvey
21 2-3
Blues
Maple Leafs

 

Received from Blues on 1976-09-09 as compensation for restricted free agent Rod Seiling

  Joel Quenneville
22 2-4
Canucks
  Curt Fraser
23 2-5
Canucks
Capitals

 

Traded Walt McKechnie to Barons for Bob Girard, 1978 second round pick (#23-Paul McKinnon) on 1977-12-09

  Paul MacKinnon
24 2-6
Devils
North Stars

 

Traded rights to Henry Boucha to Scouts (who later became Rockies) for 1978 second round pick (#24-Steve Christoff) on 1975-12-09

  Steve Christoff
25 2-7
Penguins
  Mike Meeker
26 2-8
Rangers
  Don Maloney
27 2-9
Kings
Flyers

 

Traded Dave Schultz to Kings for 1977 fourth round pick (#67-Yves Guillemette), 1978 second round pick (#27-Merlin Malinowski) on 1976-09-29

Devils

 

Traded 1979 second round pick (Blake Wesley) to Flyers for 1978 second round pick (#27-Merlin Malinowski) on 1978-06-15

Merlin Malinowski
28 2-10
Red Wings
  Glenn Hicks
29 2-11
Blackhawks
  Doug Lecuyer
30 2-12
Flames
Canadiens

 

Traded 1973 first round pick (#2-Tom Lysiak), 1973 first round pick (#16-Vic Mercredi), 1973 second round pick (#21-Eric Vail) to Flames for 1973 first round pick (#5-John Davidson), 1977 first round pick (#10-Mark Napier), 1978 second round pick (#30-Dale Yakiwchuk) on 1973-05-15

  Dale Yakiwchuk
31 2-13
Maple Leafs
Red Wings

 

Traded Dan Maloney, 1980 second round pick (#25-Craig Muni) to Maple Leafs for Errol Thompson, 1978 first round pick (#12-Brent Peterson), 1978 second round pick (#31-Al Jensen), 1980 first round pick (#11-Mike Blaisdell) on 1978-03-13

  Al Jensen
32 2-14
Sabres
  Tony McKegney
33 2-15
Flyers
  Mike Simurda
34 2-16
Islanders
  Randy Johnston
35 2-17
Bruins
  Graeme Nicolson
36 2-18
Canadiens
  Ron Carter
Round 3
37 3-1
North Stars
Flyers

 

Traded Harvey Bennett to North Stars for Blake Dunlop, 1978 third round pick (#37-Gord Salt) on 1977-10-28

  Gord Salt
38 3-2
Capitals
  Glen Currie
39 3-3
Blues
  Steve Harrison
40 3-4
Canucks
  Stan Smyl
41 3-5
Devils
  Paul Messier
42 3-6
Penguins
Canadiens

 

Traded Don Awrey to Penguins for 1978 third round pick (#42-Richard David), future considerations (?) on 1976-08-11

  Richard David
43 3-7
Rangers
  Ray Markham
44 3-8
Kings
Rangers

 

Traded right to restricted free agent Pete Stemkowski to Kings for future considerations (1978 third round pick (#44-Dean Turner)) on 1977-08-31

  Dean Turner
45 3-9
Red Wings
Capitals

 

Traded right to sign restricted free agent Ron Low, 1979 third round pick (#46-Boris Fistric) to Red Wings for Walt McKechnie, 1978 third round pick (#45-Jay Johnston), 1979 second round pick (#24-Errol Rausse) on 1977-08-17

  Jay Johnston
46 3-10
Blackhawks
  Rick Paterson
47 3-11
Flames
  Tim Bernhardt
48 3-12
Maple Leafs
  Mark Kirton
49 3-13
Sabres
  Rob McClanahan
50 3-14
Flyers
  Glen Cochrane
51 3-15
Islanders
  Dwayne Lowdermilk
52 3-16
Bruins
  Brad Knelson
53 3-17
Canadiens
Kings

 

Traded 1977 third round pick (#49-Moe Robinson), 1978 first round pick (#8-Danny Geoffrion) to Canadiens for Glenn Goldup, 1978 third round pick (#53-Doug Derkson) on 1976-06-12

Red Wings

 

Traded Danny Grant to Kings for rights to Barry Long, 1978 third round pick (#53-Doug Derkson) on 1978-01-09

Doug Derkson
Round 4
54 4-1
North Stars
  Curt Giles
55 4-2
Capitals
  Bengt Gustafsson
56 4-3
Blues
Canucks

 

Traded Mike Walton to Blues for 1978 fourth round pick (#56-Harald Luckner) on 1978-06-12

  Harald Luckner
57 4-4
Canucks
  Brad Smith
 
Canucks
Islanders

 

Traded J.P. Parise, Jean Potvin, 1978 fourth round pick (voided by NHL due to Barons-North Stars merger in 1978) to Barons for Wayne Merrick, 1978 fourth round pick (voided by NHL due to Barons-North Stars merger in 1978), future considerations (Darcy Regier on 01-11) on 1978-01-10

 

The Barons folded days before the 1978 draft, and the NHL voided all the Barons picks except their first and second round picks. Thus, the Islanders were not allowed to exercise this fourth round pick.

 
58 4-5
Devils
  Dave Watson
59 4-6
Penguins
Rangers

 

Traded Dunc Wilson to Penguins for 1978 fourth round pick (#59-Dave Silk) on 1976-10-08

  Dave Silk
60 4-7
Rangers
  Andre Dore
61 4-8
Kings
Penguins

 

Traded Syl Apps, Hartland Monahan to Kings for Dave Schultz, Gene Carr, 1978 fourth round pick (#61-Shane Pearsall) on 1977-11-02

  Shane Pearsall
62 4-9
Red Wings
  Bjorn Skaare
63 4-10
Blackhawks
  Brian Young
64 4-11
Flames
  Jim MacRae
65 4-12
Maple Leafs
  Bob Parent
66 4-13
Sabres
  Mike Gazdic
67 4-14
Flyers
  Russ Wilderman
 
Islanders
Canucks

 

Traded Wayne Merrick, 1978 fourth round pick (voided by NHL due to Barons-North Stars merger in 1978), future considerations (Darcy Regier on 01-11) to Islanders for J.P. Parise, Jean Potvin, 1978 fourth round pick (voided by NHL due to Barons-North Stars merger in 1978) on 1978-01-10.

 

The Barons folded days before the 1978 draft, and thus did not exercise this pick.

 
68 4-15
Bruins
  George Buat
69 4-16
Canadiens
  Kevin Reeves
Round 5
70 5-1
North Stars
  Roy Kerling
71 5-2
Capitals
  Lou Franceschetti
72 5-3
Blues
  Kevin Willison
73 5-4
Canucks
Devils

 

Sent 1977 fourth round pick (#56-Dave Morrow) to Canucks and received 1978 fifth round pick (#73-Tim Thomlison) on 1976-09-12 as compensation for Rockies signing of Canucks restricted free agent Tracy Pratt

  Tim Thomlison
74 5-5
Devils
  Rod Guimont
75 5-6
Penguins
  Rob Garner
76 5-7
Rangers
  Mike McDougal
77 5-8
Kings
  Paul Mancini
78 5-9
Red Wings
  Ted Nolan
79 5-10
Blackhawks
  Mark Murphy
80 5-11
Flames
  Gord Wappel
81 5-12
Maple Leafs
  Jordy Douglas
82 5-13
Sabres
  Randy Ireland
83 5-14
Flyers
  Brad Tamblyn
84 5-15
Islanders
  Greg Hay
85 5-16
Bruins
  Daryl MacLeod
86 5-17
Canadiens
  Mike Boyd
Round 6
87 6-1
North Stars
  Bob Bergloff
88 6-2
Capitals
  Vince Magnan
89 6-3
Blues
  Jim Nill
90 6-4
Canucks
  Gerry Minor
91 6-5
Devils
  John Hynes
92 6-6
Penguins
Maple Leafs

 

Traded Randy Carlyle, George Ferguson to Penguins for Dave Burrows, 1978 sixth round pick (#92-Mel Hewitt) on 1978-06-14

  Mel Hewitt
93 6-7
Rangers
  Tom Laidlaw
94 6-8
Kings
  Doug Keans
95 6-9
Red Wings
  Sylvain Locas
96 6-10
Blackhawks
  Dave Feamster
97 6-11
Flames
  Greg Meredith
98 6-12
Maple Leafs
  Normand Lefebvre
99 6-13
Sabres
  Cam MacGregor
100 6-14
Flyers
  Mark Taylor
101 6-15
Islanders
  Kelly Davis
102 6-16
Bruins
  Jeff Brubaker
103 6-17
Canadiens
  Keith Acton
Round 7
104 7-1
North Stars
  Kim Spencer
105 7-2
Capitals
  Mats Hallin
106 7-3
Blues
  Steve Stockman
107 7-4
Canucks
  Dave Ross
108 7-5
Devils
  Andy Clark
109 7-6
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 seventh round pick (#109-Paul MacLean) on 1978-06-15

  Paul MacLean
110 7-7
Rangers
  Dan Clark
111 7-8
Kings
  Don Waddell
112 7-9
Red Wings
  Wes George
113 7-10
Blackhawks
  Dave Mancuso
114 7-11
Flames
  Dave Hindmarch
115 7-12
Maple Leafs
  John Scammell
116 7-13
Sabres
  Dan Eastman
117 7-14
Flyers
  Mike Ewanouski
118 7-15
Islanders
  Richard Pepin
119 7-16
Bruins
  Murray Skinner
120 7-17
Canadiens
  Jim Lawson
Round 8
121 8-1
North Stars
  Mike Cotter
122 8-2
Capitals
  Rich Sirois
123 8-3
Blues
  Denis Houle
124 8-4
Canucks
  Steve O'Neill
125 8-5
Devils
  John Olver
126 8-6
Penguins
Flyers

 

Traded Tom Bladon, Ross Lonsberry, Orest Kindrachuk to Penguins for 1978 first round pick (#6-Behn Wilson), future considerations (1978 eighth round pick (#126-Jerry Price)) on 1978-06-14

  Jerry Price
127 8-7
Rangers
  Greg Kostenko
128 8-8
Kings
  Rob Mierkalns
129 8-9
Red Wings
  John Barrett
130 8-10
Blackhawks
  Sandy Ross
131 8-11
Flames
  Dave Morrison
132 8-12
Maple Leafs
  Kevin Reinhart
133 8-13
Sabres
  Eric Strobel
134 8-14
Flyers
  Darre Switzer
135 8-15
Islanders
  Dave Cameron
136 8-16
Bruins
  Bobby Hehir
137 8-17
Canadiens
  Larry Landon
Round 9
138 9-1
North Stars
  Brent Gogol
139 9-2
Capitals
  Denis Pomerleau
140 9-3
Blues
  Tony Meagher
141 9-4
Canucks
  Charlie Antetomaso
142 9-5
Devils
  Kevin Krook
143 9-6
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 ninth round pick (#143-Rick Simpson) on 1978-06-15

  Rick Simpson
144 9-7
Rangers
  Brian McDavid
145 9-8
Kings
  Rick Scully
146 9-9
Red Wings
  Jim Malazdrewicz
147 9-10
Blackhawks
  Mark Locken
148 9-11
Flames
  Doug Todd
149 9-12
Maple Leafs
  Mike Waghorne
150 9-13
Sabres
  Eugene O'Sullivan
151 9-14
Flyers
  Greg Francis
152 9-15
Islanders
  Paul Joswiak
153 9-16
Bruins
  Craig MacTavish
154 9-17
Canadiens
  Kevin Constantine
Round 10
155 10-1
North Stars
  Mike Seide
156 10-2
Capitals
  Barry Heard
157 10-3
Blues
  Jim Lockhurst
158 10-4
Canucks
  Richard Martens
159 10-5
Devils
  Jeff Jensen
160 10-6
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 tenth round pick (#160-Bob Froese) on 1978-06-15

  Bob Froese
161 10-7
Rangers
  Mark Rodrigues
162 10-8
Kings
  Brad Thiessen
163 10-9
Red Wings
  Geoff Shaw
164 10-10
Blackhawks
  Glenn Van
165 10-11
Flames
  Mark Green
166 10-12
Maple Leafs
  Laurie Cuvelier
167 10-13
Sabres
Flyers

 

Traded cash to Sabres for 1978 tenth round pick (#167-Rick Berard) on 1978-06-15

  Rick Berard
168 10-14
Flyers
  Don Lucia
169 10-15
Islanders
  Scott Cameron
170 10-16
Bruins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Bruins for 1978 tenth round pick (#170-Dan Lerg) on 1978-06-15

  Dan Lerg
171 10-17
Canadiens
  John Swan
Round 11
172 11-1
Capitals
  Mark Toffolo
173 11-2
Blues
  Risto Siltanen
174 11-3
Devils
  Bo Ericson
175 11-4
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 eleventh round pick (#175-Dan Hermansson) on 1978-06-15

  Dan Hermansson
176 11-5
Rangers
  Steve Weeks
177 11-6
Kings
  Jim Armstrong
178 11-7
Red Wings
  Carl Van Harrewyn
179 11-8
Blackhawks
  Darryl Sutter
180 11-9
Flames
  Bob Sullivan
181 11-10
Maple Leafs
Blues

 

Traded cash to Maple Leafs for 1978 eleventh round pick (#181-Jean-Francois Boutin) on 1978-06-15

  Jean-Francois Boutin
182 11-11
Sabres
Flyers

 

Traded cash to Sabres for 1978 eleventh round pick (#182-Mark Berge) on 1978-06-15

  Mark Berge
183 11-12
Flyers
  Ken Moore
184 11-13
Islanders
  Christer Lowdahl
185 11-14
Bruins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Bruins for 1978 eleventh round pick (#185-John Sullivan) on 1978-06-15

  John Sullivan
186 11-15
Canadiens
  Daniel Metivier
Round 12
187 12-1
Capitals
  Paul Hogan
188 12-2
Blues
  Serge Menard
189 12-3
Canucks
Capitals

 

Traded cash to Canucks for 1978 twelfth round pick (#189-Steve Barger) on 1978-06-15

  Steve Barger
190 12-4
Devils
  Jari Viitala
191 12-5
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 twelfth round pick (#191-Don Boyd) on 1978-06-15

  Don Boyd
192 12-6
Rangers
  Pierre Daigneault
193 12-7
Kings
  Claude Larochelle
194 12-8
Red Wings
  Ladislav Svozil
195 12-9
Blackhawks
Flyers

 

Traded cash to Blackhawks for 1978 twelfth round pick (#195-Jim Olson) on 1978-06-15

  Jim Olson
196 12-10
Flames
  Bernhard Englbrecht
197 12-11
Maple Leafs
Blues

 

Traded cash to Maple Leafs for 1978 twelfth round pick (#197-Paul Stasiuk) on 1978-06-15

  Paul Stasiuk
198 12-12
Flyers
  Anton Stastny
199 12-13
Islanders
  Gunnar Persson
200 12-14
Bruins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Bruins for 1978 twelfth round pick (#200-Gerd Truntschka) on 1978-06-15

  Gerd Truntschka
201 12-15
Canadiens
  Viacheslav Fetisov
Round 13
202 13-1
Capitals
  Rod Pacholzuk
203 13-2
Blues
  Viktor Shkurdyuk
204 13-3
Devils
  Ulf Zetterstrom
205 13-4
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 thirteenth round pick (#205-Carl Bloomberg) on 1978-06-15

  Carl Bloomberg
206 13-5
Rangers
  Chris McLaughlin
207 13-6
Kings
Blues

 

Traded cash to Kings for 1978 thirteenth round pick (#207-Terry Kitching) on 1978-06-15

  Terry Kitching
208 13-7
Red Wings
  Tom Bailey
209 13-8
Flames
Blues

 

Traded cash to Flames for 1978 thirteenth round pick (#209-Brian O'Connor) on 1978-06-15

  Brian O'Connor
210 13-9
Maple Leafs
Blues

 

Traded cash to Maple Leafs for 1978 thirteenth round pick (#210-Brian Crombeen) on 1978-06-15

  Brian Crombeen
211 13-10
Bruins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Bruins for 1978 thirteenth round pick (#211-Mike Pidgeon) on 1978-06-15

  Mike Pidgeon
212 13-11
Canadiens
  Jeff Mars
Round 14
213 14-1
Capitals
  Wes Jarvis
214 14-2
Blues
  John Cochrane
215 14-3
Devils
Capitals

 

Traded cash to Rockies for 1978 fourteenth round pick (#215-Ray Irwin) on 1978-06-15

  Ray Irwin
216 14-4
Penguins
Blues

 

Traded cash to Penguins for 1978 fourteenth round pick (#216-Joe Casey) on 1978-06-15

  Joe Casey
217 14-5
Rangers
  Todd Johnson
218 14-6
Kings
Blues

 

Traded cash to Kings for 1978 fourteenth round pick (#218-Jim Farrell) on 1978-06-15

  Jim Farrell
219 14-7
Red Wings
  Larry Lozinski
220 14-8
Flames
Blues

 

Traded cash to Flames for 1978 fourteenth round pick (#220-Frank Johnson) on 1978-06-15

  Frank Johnson
221 14-9
Maple Leafs
Blues

 

Traded cash to Maple Leafs for 1978 fourteenth round pick (#221-Blair Wheeler) on 1978-06-15

  Blair Wheeler
222 14-10
Canadiens
  Greg Tignanelli
Round 15
223 15-1
Rangers
  Dan McCarthy
224 15-2
Red Wings
  Randy Betty
225 15-3
Canadiens
  George Goulakos
Round 16
226 16-1
Red Wings
  Brian Crawley
227 16-2
Canadiens
  Ken Moodie
Round 17
228 17-1
Red Wings
  Doug Feasby
229 17-2
Canadiens
  Serge Leblanc
Round 18
230 18-1
Canadiens
  Bob Magnuson
Round 19
231 19-1
Canadiens
  Chris Nilan
Round 20
232 20-1
Canadiens
  Rick Wilson
Round 21
233 21-1
Canadiens
  Louis Sleigher
Round 22
234 22-1
Canadiens
  Doug Robb