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The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Queen Elizabeth Hotel, with Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in the foreground Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, commonly called The Queen Elizabeth Hotel (Le Reine Elizabeth), is a grand hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Trivia

The 1979 NHL Entry Draft is generally considered one of the best draft classes in NHL Entry Draft history as it produced future hall-of-famers, Mike Gartner, Ray Bourque, and Michel Goulet in the first round alone, and 19 of the 21 players selected in the first round would play at least 450 career NHL games. The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with... Michael Alfred Gartner was born on the 29th of October, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Raymond Jean Bourque (born December 28, 1960 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Hockey Hall of Famer who currently holds the records for most goals, assists and points by a defenseman in the National Hockey League. ... Michel Goulet (April 21, 1960 in Peribonka, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Quebec Nordiques and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. ...


The most likely reason for the draft's rich harvest was because the mininum draft age was lowered by one year, causing two year's worth of draft picks to go in the same draft.


Draft Listing

Selections By Round

Round one

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
1. Rob Ramage (D) Flag of Canada Canada Colorado Rockies London Knights (OHL)
2. Perry Turnbull (C) Flag of Canada Canada St. Louis Blues Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
3. Mike Foligno (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Detroit Red Wings Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
4. Mike Gartner (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Washington Capitals Cincinnati Stingers (WHA)
5. Rick Vaive (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Vancouver Canucks Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
6. Craig Hartsburg (D) Flag of Canada Canada Minnesota North Stars Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
7. Keith Brown (D) Flag of Canada Canada Chicago Black Hawks Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
8. Raymond Bourque (D) Flag of Canada Canada Boston Bruins Verdun Eperviers (QMJHL)
9. Laurie Boschman (C) Flag of Canada Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
10. Tom McCarthy (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Minnesota North Stars Oshawa Generals (OHL)
11. Mike Ramsey (D) Flag of United States United States Buffalo Sabres U.S. National Team
12. Paul Reinhart (D) Flag of Canada Canada Atlanta Flames Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
13. Doug Sulliman (RW) Flag of Canada Canada New York Rangers Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
14. Brian Propp (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Philadelphia Flyers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
15. Brad McCrimmon (D) Flag of Canada Canada Boston Bruins Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
16. Jay Wells (D) Flag of Canada Canada Los Angeles Kings Kingston Canadians (OHL)
17. Duane Sutter (RW) Flag of Canada Canada New York Islanders Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
18. Ray Allison (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Hartford Whalers Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
19. Jimmy Mann (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Winnipeg Jets Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
20. Michel Goulet (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Quebec Nordiques Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
21. Kevin Lowe (D) Flag of Canada Canada Edmonton Oilers Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)

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The Philadelphia Flyers are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Brad McCrimmon (born 23 March 1959 in Dodsland, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL between 1979 and 1997. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Boston_Bruins. ... The Boston Bruins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Logo used by the National Hockey Leagues Los Angeles Kings from 1968-82. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a National Hockey League team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Founded: 1967 Arena: Staples Center Former Home Arenas: Long Beach Sports Arena (part of 1967), Los Angeles Sports Arena (part of 1967); The Forum (1967-1999) Uniform colors: Purple, black, and silver Logo design... 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Round two

22. Blake Wesley (D), Philadelphia Flyers
23. Mike Perovich (D), Atlanta Flames
24. Errol Rausse (LW), Washington Capitals
25. Tomas Jonsson (D), New York Islanders
26. Brent Ashton (LW), Vancouver Canucks
27. Gaston Gingras (D), Montreal Canadiens
28. Tim Trimper (LW), Chicago Blackhawks
29. Dean Hopkins (RW), Los Angeles Kings
30. Mark Hardy (D), Los Angeles Kings
31. Paul Marshall (LW), Pittsburgh Penguins
32. Lindy Ruff (D/LW), Buffalo Sabres
33. Pat Riggin (G), Atlanta Flames
34. Ed Hospodar (D), New York Rangers
35. Pelle Lindbergh (G), Philadelphia Flyers
36. Doug Morrison (RW), Boston Bruins
37. Mats Naslund (LW), Montreal Canadiens
38. Billy Carroll (C), New York Islanders
39. Stu Smith (D), Hartford Whalers
40. Dave Christian (RW), Winnipeg Jets
41. Dale Hunter (C), Quebec Nordiques
42. Neal Broten (C), Minnesota North Stars
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Round three

43. Craig Levie (D), Montreal Canadiens
44. Guy Carbonneau (C), Montreal Canadiens
45. Jody Gage (RW), Detroit Red Wings
46. Boris Fistric (D), Detroit Red Wings
47. Ken Ellacott (G), Vancouver Canucks
48. Mark Messier (C), Edmonton Oilers
49. Bill Gardner (C), Chicago Blackhawks
50. John Paul Kelly (LW), Los Angeles Kings
51. Norm Aubin (C), Toronto Maple Leafs
52. Bennett Wolf (D), Pittsburgh Penguins
53. Mark Robinson (D), Buffalo Sabres
54. Tim Hunter (RW), Atlanta Flames
55. Jacques Cloutier (G), Buffalo Sabres
56. Lindsay Carson (C), Philadelphia Flyers
57. Keith Crowder (RW), Boston Bruins
58. Rick Wamsley (G), Montreal Canadiens
59. Rollie Melanson (G), New York Islanders
60. Don Nachbaur (C), Hartford Whalers
61. Bill Whelton (D), Winnipeg Jets
62. Lee Norwood (D), Quebec Nordiques
63. Kevin Maxwell (C), Minnesota North Stars
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Round four

64. Steve Peters (C), Colorado Rockies
65. Bob Crawford (RW), St. Louis Blues
66. John Ogrodnick (LW), Detroit Red Wings
67. Harvie Pocza (LW), Washington Capitals
68. Art Rutland (C), Vancouver Canucks
69. Glenn Anderson (RW), Edmonton Oilers
70. Lou Begin (LW), Chicago Blackhawks
71. John Gibson (D), Los Angeles Kings
72. Vincent Tremblay (G), Toronto Maple Leafs
73. Brian Cross (D), Pittsburgh Penguins
74. Gilles Hamel (LW), Buffalo Sabres
75. Jim Peplinski (RW), Atlanta Flames
76. Pat Conacher (LW), New York Rangers
77. Don Gillen (RW), Philadelphia Flyers
78. Larry Melnyk (D), Boston Bruins
79. Dave Orleski (LW), Montreal Canadiens
80. Tim Lockridge (D), New York Islanders
81. Ray Neufeld (RW), Hartford Whalers
82. Pat Daley (LW), Winnipeg Jets
83. Anton Stastny (LW), Quebec Nordiques
84. Maxwell Kostovich (LW), Edmonton Oilers
Glenn Anderson (b. ... Jim Peplinski (born September 6, 1960 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada) was a Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) player. ...


Round five

85. Gary Dillon (C), Colorado Rockies
86. Mark Reeds (RW), St. Louis Blues
87. Joe Paterson (LW), Detroit Red Wings
88. Tim Tookey (C), Washington Capitals
89. Dirk Graham (RW), Vancouver Canucks
90. Jim Dobson (RW), Minnesota North Stars
91. Lowell Loveday (D), Chicago Blackhawks
92. Jim Brown (D), Los Angeles Kings
93. Frank Nigro (C), Toronto Maple Leafs
94. Nick Ricci (G), Pittsburgh Penguins
95. Alan Haworth (C), Buffalo Sabres
96. Brad Kempthorne (RW), Atlanta Flames
97. Dan Makuch (RW), New York Rangers
98. Thomas Eriksson (D), Philadelphia Flyers
99. Marco Baron (G), Boston Bruins
100. Yvan Joly (RW), Montreal Canadiens
101. Glenn Duncan (LW), New York Islanders
102. Mark Renaud (D), Hartford Whalers
103. Thomas Steen (C), Winnipeg Jets
104. Pierre Lacroix (D), Quebec Nordiques
105. Mike Toal (C), Edmonton Oilers
Dirk Graham (b. ... Thomas Steen (born on June 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Pierre Lacroix is the current General Manager of the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and has led them to two Stanley Cups. ...


Round six

106. Bob Atwell (RW), Colorado Rockies
107. Gilles Leduc (LW), St. Louis Blues
108. Carmine Cirella (LW), Detroit Red Wings
109. Greg Theberge (D), Washington Capitals
110. Shane Swan (D), Vancouver Canucks
111. Brian Gualazzi (D), Minnesota North Stars
112. Doug Crossman (D), Chicago Blackhawks
113. Jay MacFarlane (D), Los Angeles Kings
114. Bill McCreary (RW), Toronto Maple Leafs
115. Marc Chorney (D), Pittsburgh Penguins
116. Rick Knickle (G), Buffalo Sabres
117. Glenn Johnson (C), Atlanta Flames
118. Stan Adams (C), New York Rangers
119. Gord Williams (RW), Philadelphia Flyers
120. Mike Krushelnyski (C), Boston Bruins
121. Greg Moffett (LW), Montreal Canadiens
122. John Gibb (D), New York Islanders
123. Dave McDonald (LW), Hartford Whalers
124. Tim Watters (D), Winnipeg Jets
125. Scott McGeown (D), Quebec Nordiques
126. Blair Barnes (RW), Edmonton Oilers


See also

The classic NHL shield logo The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The definition of an NHL draft bust can be defined, but the definition is shaky and can cause some debate over whether or not a player can be considered as a bust or not. ... Fans agree on several qualifications that can define a draft steal. ...

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Preceded by:
1978 NHL Amateur Draft
NHL Entry Draft Succeeded by:
1980 NHL Entry Draft

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1979 NHL Entry Draft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (158 words)
The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.
The 1979 NHL Entry Draft is generally considered one of the best draft classes in NHL Entry Draft history as it produced future hall-of-famers Mike Gartner, Ray Bourque, and Michel Goulet in the first round alone.
The most likely reason for the draft's rich harvest was because the mininum draft age was lowered by one year, causing two years' worth of draft picks to go in the same draft.
NHL Entry Draft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1487 words)
The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL.
The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.
In 1979, the name of the Draft was changed from "Amateur" to "Entry" to accommodate a rule change that allowed players who had previously played professionally to be drafted.
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