|1965 DRAFT QUICK FACTS|
|DATE: APRIL 27, 1965|
THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL (MONTREAL)
The third NHL Amateur Draft was the first to require that all drafted
players turn at least 18 years old before the completion of the following NHL
season. It also marked the only time in history
that a non-NHL team participated in the draft. As part of a deal with the
American Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Central Professional Hockey
League, these teams were allowed to begin drafting after the NHL teams had made
all of their selections. The AHL and WHL had the right to draft a total of three
players each, while the CPHL could draft two. However, only one of these
minor-league teams, the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL, chose
to participate in the draft. Only 11 players were selected in this draft, making
it the shortest in history.|
|Eligible For Draft: All amateur players not on sponsorship lists
prior to April 1, 1965, who were born before June 1, 1948.|
Order: Order set by league based on previous years with team that
picked No. 1 in 1964 dropping to No. 6 and all others moving up one draft position.
Boston was scheduled to draft first, but because of the talent pool chose to
defer one year. Montreal chose to defer its No.
5 spot and dropped to the end of the first round behind Boston. Toronto passed in all rounds.
Montreal passed after first round. Chicago, Detroit and Boston passed after
second round. All teams passed after third round. Montreal had option to take first two
French-Canadian players before start of draft in place of its first- and
second-round picks but chose not
to exercise this option.
Rotation: New York, Chicago, (Toronto),
Detroit, Boston, Montreal.
Total Rounds: Three (all teams
passed on scheduled fourth round).
Cost to Draft:
Amateur teams were paid $2,000 per drafted player.
Team could offer player contract on his 19th birthday.
|No. 1 pick: Andre Veilleux (by New York)|
NHL: Two players (18.2 percent)
Won Stanley Cup: One player
Most NHL Games: Pierre Bouchard (595 games)
Playoff Games: Pierre Bouchard (76 games)
Highest Pick to Miss: No.
1 (Andre Veilleux)
Lowest Pick to Reach: No. 10 (Michel Parizeau)
11 (4 forwards, 2 defense, 1 goalie, 4 unknown)
|Won Stanley Cup:
|Hall of Fame: