The first NHL Entry Draft ever


WORLD'S FIRST NHL ENTRY DRAFT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

When was the first NHL Entry Draft?

The first NHL Entry Draft, which at the time was called the NHL Amateur Draft, was held on June 5, 1963 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

The draft allowed any amateur player over 17 years of age and not already sponsored by an NHL team to be drafted.

The Montreal Canadiens had the overall first pick and they selected left winger, Garry Monahan who played for the St. Michael's Juveniles.

In all there were 21 player chosen in the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft:

ROUND 1

PICK # PLAYER POSITION TEAM
1
2
3
4
5
6
Garry Monahan
Peter Mahovlich
Orest Romashyma
Al Osbourne
Art Hampson
Walt McKechnie
Center
Center
Left wing
Right wing
Defence
Center
Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs

ROUND 2
PICK # PLAYER POSITION TEAM
7
8
9
10
11
12
Rodney Presswood
Bill Cosburn
Terrance Lane
Terry Jones
Wayne Davison
Neil Clairmont
Defence
N/A
Center
Center
Defence
Left wing
Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs

ROUND 3
PICK # PLAYER POSITION TEAM
13
14
15
16
17
Roy Pugh
Roger Bamburak
Mike Cummings
Bill Carson
Jim McKenny
Center
Right wing
Forward
N/A
Defence
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs

ROUND 4
PICK # PLAYER POSITION TEAM
18
19
20
21
Glen Shirton
Jim Blair
Campbell "Cam" Allison
Gerry Meehan
Defence
Forward
Defence
Center
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs



The first NHL Entry Draft ever

The first NHL Entry Draft ever

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