|1970 DRAFT QUICK FACTS|
|DATE: JUNE 11, 1970|
THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL (MONTREAL)
The eighth NHL Amateur Draft included two additional teams in Vancouver and
Buffalo, bringing the total number of first-round picks to 14. Six of the 14
first-round picks were traded prior to the draft.|
|Eligible For Draft: All amateur players born before January 1, 1951. |
Order: Expansion Buffalo and Vancouver made the first two picks, with
Buffalo winning a "wheel of fortune" spin for the first pick on June
9, 1970. The rest of the
teams drafted in reverse order of their 1969-70 finish.
NHL prohibited the Buffalo and Vancouver franchises from trading first picks
and insisted that after signing the players, these teams could not trade
them for at least three years. There was no set number of rounds. Teams had the right to pass in any round, and
the draft continued until all teams were done selecting.
Rotation: Buffalo, Vancouver, Los Angeles,
Philadelphia, Oakland, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Toronto, St. Louis, Montreal,
New York, Detroit, Boston, Chicago.
Total Rounds: Thirteen
Cost to Draft:
Teams did not compensate individual junior franchises for their players,
instead the league began the process of paying an annual lump sum to the Canadian
Amateur Hockey Association in order to support major junior hockey as a whole.
Team could offer player contract at any time after draft.
|No. 1 pick: Gilbert Perreault (by Buffalo)|
NHL: 60 players (52.2 percent)
Won Stanley Cup: Seven players
Most NHL Games: Gilbert Perreault (1,191 games)
Playoff Games: Billy Smith (132 games)
Highest Pick to Miss: No.
5 (Ray Martyniuk)
Lowest Pick to Reach: No. 111 (Mike Lampman)
115 (66 forwards, 36 defense, 12 goalies, 1 n/a)
|Won Stanley Cup:
|Hall of Fame: