"With the amateur draft moved ahead three weeks to beat the WHA to the punch, the NHL meetings have lost all excitement. Most of the governors' meetings are hush-hush secret sessions on war strategy, the halls are quiet and not one decent rumor has been started."
The WHA had arrived, baby.
|Overall||Player Chosen||By||From||Player Removed|
From Protected List
|1||Bert Marshall||New York Islanders||New York Rangers||Dave Pulkkinen||cash|
|2||Ray McKay||California Golden Seals||Buffalo Sabres||Danny Helm||cash|
|3||Doug Mohns||Atlanta Flames||Minnesota North Stars||Bill Plager||claim|
|4||Ron Jones||Pittsburgh Penguins||Boston Bruins||Jim Shires||cash|
|5||Lou Angotti||St. Louis Blues||Chicago Black Hawks||Kevin O'Shea||cash|
|6||Joe Noris||Buffalo Sabres||St. Louis Blues||Murray Kuntz||cash|