1981 NHL Entry Draft Pick Transactions

 

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Bruins
  Dale Hawerchuk
2 1-2
Red Wings
Kings

 

Traded Dale McCourt, rights to restricted free agent Rogie Vachon to Red Wings for Andre St. Laurent, 1980 first round pick (#4-Larry Murphy), 1980 second round pick or 1981 first round pick (Kings option) (1981 #2-Doug Smith) on 1979-08-22

Doug Smith
3 1-3
Devils
Capitals

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#5-Joe Cirella), 1981 second round pick (#26-Rich Chernomaz) to Rockies for 1981 first round pick (#3-Bobby Carpenter), 1981 third round pick (#45-Eric Calder) on 1981-06-10

Bobby Carpenter
4 1-4
Hurricanes
  Ron Francis
5 1-5
Capitals
Devils

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#3-Bobby Carpenter), 1981 third round pick (#45-Eric Calder) to Capitals for 1981 first round pick (#5-Joe Cirella), 1981 second round pick (#26-Rich Chernomaz) on 1981-06-10

Joe Cirella
6 1-6
Maple Leafs
  Jim Benning
7 1-7
Penguins
Canadiens

 

Traded Rod Schutt to Penguins for 1981 first round pick (#7-Mark Hunter) on 1978-10-18

Mark Hunter
8 1-8
Oilers
  Grant Fuhr
9 1-9
Rangers
  James Patrick
10 1-10
Canucks
  Garth Butcher
11 1-11
Avalanche
  Randy Moller
12 1-12
Blackhawks
  Tony Tanti
13 1-13
Stars
  Ron Meighan
14 1-14
Bruins
  Normand Leveille
15 1-15
Flames
  Al MacInnis
16 1-16
Flyers
  Steve Smith
17 1-17
Sabres
  Jiri Dudacek
18 1-18
Kings
Canadiens

 

Traded Murray Wilson, 1979 first round pick (#16-Jay Wells) to Kings for 1981 first round pick (#18-Gilbert Delorme) on 1978-10-05

Gilbert Delorme
19 1-19
Canadiens
  Jan Ingman
20 1-20
Blues
  Marty Ruff
21 1-21
Islanders
  Paul Boutilier
Round 2
22 2-1
Bruins
  Scott Arniel
23 2-2
Red Wings
  Claude Loiselle
24 2-3
Devils
Maple Leafs

 

Traded Jack Valiquette to Rockies for 1981 second round pick (#24-Gary Yaremchuk) on 1978-10-19

Gary Yaremchuk
25 2-4
Hurricanes
Blackhawks

 

Traded Mike Veisor to Whalers for 1981 or 1982 second round pick (Blackhawks option) (1981 #25-Kevin Griffin) on 1980-06-19

Kevin Griffin
26 2-5
Capitals
Devils

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#3-Bobby Carpenter), 1981 third round pick (#45-Eric Calder) to Capitals for 1981 first round pick (#5-Joe Cirella), 1981 second round pick (#26-Rich Chernomaz) on 1981-06-10

Rich Chernomaz
27 2-6
Maple Leafs
Stars

 

Traded Ron Zanussi, 1981 third round pick (#55-Ernie Godden) to Maple Leafs for 1981 second round pick (#27-Dave Donnelly) on 1981-03-10

Dave Donnelly
28 2-7
Penguins
  Steve Gatzos
29 2-8
Oilers
  Todd Strueby
30 2-9
Rangers
  Jan Erixon
31 2-10
Canucks
Stars

 

Traded Olov Brasar to Canucks for 1981 second round pick (#31-Mike Sands) on 1979-12-10

Mike Sands
32 2-11
Avalanche
Canadiens

 

Traded Canadiens promise to take Danny Geoffrion and Alain Cote, rather than Marc Tardif and/or Richard David, from Nordiques in 1979 NHL reclaim draft in exchange for 1980 third round pick (#45-John Newberry), 1981 second round pick (#32-Lars Eriksson), Nordiques promise to take Alain Cote in NHL expansion draft on 1979-06-09

Lars Eriksson
33 2-12
Blackhawks
Stars

 

Traded Glen Sharpley to Blackhawks for Ken Solheim, 1981 second round pick (#33-Tom Hirsch) on 1980-12-29

Tom Hirsch
34 2-13
Stars
  Dave Preuss
35 2-14
Bruins
  Luc Dufour
36 2-15
Flames
Blues

 

Traded Garry Unger to Flames for Ed Kea, Don Laurence, 1981 second round pick (#36-Hakan Nordin) on 1979-10-10

Hakan Nordin
37 2-16
Flyers
  Rich Costello
38 2-17
Sabres
  Hannu Virta
39 2-18
Kings
  Dean Kennedy
40 2-19
Canadiens
  Chris Chelios
41 2-20
Blues
Stars

 

Traded Bob Stewart, future considerations (Harvey Bennett on 8/28) to Blues for 1981 second round pick (#41-Jali Wahlsten) on 1978-06-15

Jali Wahlsten
42 2-21
Islanders
  Gord Dineen
Round 3
43 3-1
Bruins
  Jyrki Seppa
44 3-2
Red Wings
  Corrado Micalef
45 3-3
Devils
Capitals

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#5-Joe Cirella), 1981 second round pick (#26-Rich Chernomaz) to Rockies for 1981 first round pick (#3-Bobby Carpenter), 1981 third round pick (#45-Eric Calder) on 1981-06-10

Eric Calder
46 3-4
Hurricanes
Canadiens

 

Traded Rick Meagher, 1981 third round pick (#61-Paul MacDermid), 1981 fifth round pick (#103-Dan Bourbonnais) to Whalers for 1981 third round pick (#46-Dieter Hegen), 1981 fifth round pick (#88-Steve Rooney) on 1980-06-05

Dieter Hegen
47 3-5
Capitals
Flyers

 

Traded Wayne Stephenson to Capitals for 1981 third round pick (#47-Barry Tabobondung) on 1979-08-16

Barry Tabobondung
48 3-6
Maple Leafs
Devils

 

Traded Rene Robert to Maple Leafs for 1981 third round pick (#48-Uli Hiemer) on 1981-06-30

Uli Hiemer
49 3-7
Penguins
  Tom Thornbury
50 3-8
Oilers
Rangers

 

Traded Don Murdoch to Oilers for Cam Connor, 1980 or 1981 third round pick (Oilers option) (1981 #50-Peter Sundstrom) on 1980-03-11

Peter Sundstrom
51 3-9
Rangers
  Mark Morrison
52 3-10
Canucks
  Jean-Marc Lanthier
53 3-11
Avalanche
  Jean-Marc Gaulin
54 3-12
Blackhawks
  Darrell Anholt
55 3-13
Stars
Maple Leafs

 

Traded 1981 second round pick (#27-Dave Donnelly) to North Stars for Ron Zanussi, 1981 third round pick (#55-Ernie Godden) on 1981-03-10

Ernie Godden
56 3-14
Bruins
Flames

 

Traded Jim Craig to Bruins for 1980 second round pick (#39-Steve Konroyd), 1981 third round pick (#56-Mike Vernon) on 1980-06-02

Mike Vernon
57 3-15
Flames
Islanders

 

Traded Alex McKendry to Flames for 1981 third round pick (#57-Ron Handy) on 1980-10-09

Ron Handy
58 3-16
Flyers
  Ken Strong
59 3-17
Sabres
  Jim Aldred
60 3-18
Kings
Sabres

 

Traded Rick Martin to Kings for 1981 third round pick (#60-Colin Chisholm), 1983 first round pick (#5-Tom Barrasso) on 1981-03-10

Colin Chisholm
61 3-19
Canadiens
Hurricanes

 

Traded 1981 third round pick (#46-Dieter Hegen), 1981 fifth round pick (#88-Steve Rooney) to Canadiens for Rick Meagher, 1981 third round pick (#61-Paul MacDermid), 1981 fifth round pick (#103-Dan Bourbonnais) on 1980-06-05

Paul MacDermid
62 3-20
Blues
  Gord Donnelly
63 3-21
Islanders
  Neal Coulter
Round 4
64 4-1
Bruins
  Kirk McCaskill
65 4-2
Red Wings
Flyers

 

Traded Dennis Sobchuk to Red Wings for 1981 conditional third or fourth round pick (#65-Dave Michayluk) on 1979-09-04

Dave Michayluk
66 4-3
Devils
  Gus Greco
67 4-4
Hurricanes
  Mike Hoffman
68 4-5
Capitals
  Tony Kellin
69 4-6
Maple Leafs
Stars

 

Traded Paul Harrison to Maple Leafs for 1981 fourth round pick (#69-Terry Tait) on 1978-06-14

Terry Tait
70 4-7
Penguins
  Norm Schmidt
71 4-8
Oilers
  Paul Houck
72 4-9
Rangers
  John Vanbiesbrouck
73 4-10
Canucks
  Wendell Young
74 4-11
Avalanche
  Clint Malarchuk
75 4-12
Blackhawks
  Perry Pelensky
76 4-13
Stars
  Jim Malwitz
77 4-14
Bruins
  Scott McLellan
78 4-15
Flames
  Peter Madach
79 4-16
Flyers
  Ken Latta
80 4-17
Sabres
  Jeff Eatough
81 4-18
Kings
  Marty Dallman
82 4-19
Canadiens
  Kjell Dahlin
83 4-20
Blues
Sabres

 

Traded Bill Stewart to Blues for Bob Hess, 1981 fourth round pick (#83-Anders Wikberg) on 1980-10-30

Anders Wikberg
84 4-21
Islanders
  Todd Lumbard
Round 5
85 5-1
Bruins
  Marc Behrend
86 5-2
Red Wings
  Larry Trader
87 5-3
Devils
  Doug Speck
88 5-4
Hurricanes
Canadiens

 

Traded Rick Meagher, 1981 third round pick (#61-Paul MacDermid), 1981 fifth round pick (#103-Dan Bourbonnais) to Whalers for 1981 third round pick (#46-Dieter Hegen), 1981 fifth round pick (#88-Steve Rooney) on 1980-06-05

Steve Rooney
89 5-5
Capitals
  Mike Siltala
90 5-6
Maple Leafs
  Normand Lefrancois
91 5-7
Penguins
Capitals

 

Traded Gary Rissling to Penguins for 1981 fifth round pick (#91-Peter Sidorkiewicz) on 1981-01-02

Peter Sidorkiewicz
92 5-8
Oilers
  Phil Drouillard
93 5-9
Rangers
Hurricanes

 

Traded Nick Fotiu to Rangers for 1981 fifth round pick (#93-Bill Maguire) on 1981-01-15

Bill Maguire
94 5-10
Canucks
Islanders

 

Traded Richard Brodeur, 1981 fifth round pick (#105-Moe Lemay) to Canucks for 1981 fifth round pick (#94-Jacques Sylvestre) on 1980-10-06

Jacques Sylvestre
95 5-11
Avalanche
  Ed Lee
96 5-12
Blackhawks
  Doug Chessell
97 5-13
Stars
  Kelly Hubbard
98 5-14
Bruins
  Joe Mantione
99 5-15
Flames
  Mario Simioni
100 5-16
Flyers
  Justin Hanley
101 5-17
Sabres
  Mauri Eivola
102 5-18
Kings
Maple Leafs

 

Traded Jim Rutherford to Kings for 1981 fifth round pick (#102-Barry Brigley) on 1981-03-10

Barry Brigley
103 5-19
Canadiens
Hurricanes

 

Traded 1981 third round pick (#46-Dieter Hegen), 1981 fifth round pick (#88-Steve Rooney) to Canadiens for Rick Meagher, 1981 third round pick (#61-Paul MacDermid), 1981 fifth round pick (#103-Dan Bourbonnais) on 1980-06-05

Dan Bourbonnais
104 5-20
Blues
  Mike Hickey
105 5-21
Islanders
Canucks

 

Traded 1981 fifth round pick (#94-Jacques Sylvestre) to Islanders for Richard Brodeur, 1981 fifth round pick (#105-Moe Lemay) on 1980-10-06

Moe Lemay
Round 6
106 6-1
Bruins
  Bob O'Connor
107 6-2
Red Wings
  Gerard Gallant
108 6-3
Devils
  Bruce Driver
109 6-4
Hurricanes
Penguins

 

Traded Gilles Lupien to Whalers for 1981 sixth round pick (#109-Paul Edwards) on 1981-02-20

Paul Edwards
110 6-5
Capitals
  Jim McGeough
111 6-6
Maple Leafs
Oilers

 

Traded Reg Thomas to Maple Leafs for 1981 sixth round pick (#111-Steve Smith) on 1979-08-22

Steve Smith
112 6-7
Penguins
  Rod Buskas
113 6-8
Oilers
  Marc Habscheid
114 6-9
Rangers
  Eric Magnuson
115 6-10
Canucks
  Stu Kulak
116 6-11
Avalanche
  Mike Eagles
117 6-12
Blackhawks
  Bill Schafhauser
118 6-13
Stars
  Paul Guay
119 6-14
Bruins
  Bruce Milton
120 6-15
Flames
  Todd Hooey
121 6-16
Flyers
  Andre Villeneuve
122 6-17
Sabres
  Ali Butorac
123 6-18
Kings
  Brad Thompson
124 6-19
Canadiens
  Tom Anastos
125 6-20
Blues
  Peter Aslin
126 6-21
Islanders
  Chuck Brimmer
Round 7
127 7-1
Bruins
  Peter Nilsson
128 7-2
Red Wings
  Greg Stefan
129 7-3
Devils
  Jeff Larmer
130 7-4
Hurricanes
  John Mokosak
131 7-5
Capitals
  Risto Jalo
132 7-6
Maple Leafs
  Andrew Wright
133 7-7
Penguins
  Geoff Wilson
134 7-8
Oilers
Kings

 

Traded Garry Unger to Oilers for 1981 seventh round pick (#134-Craig Hurley) on 1981-03-10

Craig Hurley
135 7-9
Rangers
  Mike Guentzel
136 7-10
Canucks
  Bruce Holloway
137 7-11
Avalanche
Flyers

 

Traded Andre Dupont to Nordiques for 1981 seventh round pick (#137-Vladimir Svitek), cash on 1980-09-15

Vladimir Svitek
138 7-12
Blackhawks
  Marc Centrone
139 7-13
Stars
  Jim Archibald
140 7-14
Bruins
  Mats Thelin
141 7-15
Flames
  Rick Heppner
142 7-16
Flyers
  Gil Hudon
143 7-17
Sabres
  Heikki Leime
144 7-18
Kings
  Peter Sawkins
145 7-19
Canadiens
  Tom Kurvers
146 7-20
Blues
  Erik Holmberg
147 7-21
Islanders
  Teppo Virta
Round 8
148 8-1
Bruins
  Dan McFall
149 8-2
Red Wings
  Rick Zombo
150 8-3
Devils
  Tony Arima
151 8-4
Hurricanes
  Denis Dore
152 8-5
Capitals
  Gaetan Duchesne
153 8-6
Maple Leafs
  Richard Turmel
154 8-7
Penguins
  Mitch Lamoureux
155 8-8
Oilers
  Mike Sturgeon
156 8-9
Rangers
  Ari Lahteenmaki
157 8-10
Canucks
  Petri Skriko
158 8-11
Avalanche
  Andre Cote
159 8-12
Blackhawks
  Johan Mellstrom
160 8-13
Stars
  Kari Kanervo
161 8-14
Bruins
  Armel Parisee
162 8-15
Flames
  Dale DeGray
163 8-16
Flyers
  Steve Taylor
164 8-17
Sabres
  Gates Orlando
165 8-18
Kings
  Dan Brennan
166 8-19
Canadiens
  Paul Gess
167 8-20
Blues
  Alain Vigneault
168 8-21
Islanders
  Bill Dowd
Round 9
169 9-1
Bruins
  Greg Dick
170 9-2
Red Wings
  Don LeBlanc
171 9-3
Devils
  Tim Army
172 9-4
Hurricanes
  Jeff Poeschl
173 9-5
Capitals
  George White
174 9-6
Maple Leafs
  Greg Barber
175 9-7
Penguins
  Dean DeFazio
176 9-8
Oilers
  Miloslav Horava
177 9-9
Rangers
  Paul Reifenberger
178 9-10
Canucks
  Frank Caprice
179 9-11
Avalanche
  Marc Brisebois
180 9-12
Blackhawks
  John Benns
181 9-13
Stars
  Scott Bjugstad
182 9-14
Bruins
  Don Sylvestri
183 9-15
Flames
  George Boudreau
184 9-16
Flyers
  Len Hachborn
185 9-17
Sabres
  Venci Sebek
186 9-18
Kings
  Al Tuer
187 9-19
Canadiens
  Scott Ferguson
188 9-20
Blues
  Dan Wood
189 9-21
Islanders
  Scott MacLellan
Round 10
190 10-1
Bruins
  Vladimir Kadlec
191 10-2
Red Wings
  Robert Nordmark
192 10-3
Devils
  John Johannson
193 10-4
Hurricanes
  Larry Power
194 10-5
Capitals
  Chris Valentine
195 10-6
Maple Leafs
  Marc Magnan
196 10-7
Penguins
  Dave Hannan
197 10-8
Oilers
  Gord Sherven
198 10-9
Rangers
  Mario Proulx
199 10-10
Canucks
  Rejean Vignola
200 10-11
Avalanche
  Kari Takko
201 10-12
Blackhawks
  Sylvain Roy
202 10-13
Stars
  Steve Kudebeh
203 10-14
Bruins
  Richard Bourque
204 10-15
Flames
  Bruce Eakin
205 10-16
Flyers
  Steve Tsujiura
206 10-17
Sabres
  Warren Harper
207 10-18
Kings
  Jeff Baikie
208 10-19
Canadiens
  Dan Burrows
209 10-20
Blues
  Richard Zemlak
210 10-21
Islanders
  Dave Randerson
Round 11
211 11-1
Bruins
Bonus selection awarded from NHL as compensation for accepting move from the Smythe Division to the Norris Division for the 1981-82 season. Dave Kirwin