Friday, November 8, 2013

1977 NHL Waiver Draft

The first waiver draft! Held on Monday, October 10, this was the first such draft since the demise of the intra-league draft in the '75-'76 season.

The protected lists were 18 skaters, two goaltenders, and up to three other players with no more than two years of pro experience. First-year pros were exempt.

This new waiver draft was supposed to spur player movement however only three players—one more than the pair taken in the '75 Intra-League Draft—were chosen. The Toronto Star attributed this lack of movement to too many players being protected so too few of any interest to other teams being on offer.

Protected Lists


Atlanta FlamesBoston BruinsBuffalo SabresChicago Black HawksCleveland BaronsColorado Rockies
Goaltenders
Dan BouchardGerry CheeversGerry DesjardinsTony EspositoGary EdwardsMichel Plasse
Phil MyreGilles GilbertDon EdwardsMike VeisorGilles MelocheDoug Favell
Skaters
Curt BennettJohn BucykLee FogolinIvan BoldirevFred AhernRon Andruff
Guy ChouinardWayne CashmanDanny GareJ. P. BordeleauMike ChristieChuck Arnason
Bill ClementGary DoakJocelyn GuevremontAlain DaigleMike FidlerGary Croteau
Rey ComeauDwight FosterBill HajtJim HarrisonDave GardnerRon Delorme
Tim EcclestoneDoug HalwardJerry KorabRandy HoltBob GirardDenis Dupéré
Barry GibbsStan JonathanJim LorentzBob KellyRick HamptonTom Edur
John GouldDon MarcotteDon LuceCliff KorollBjorn JohanssonPaul Gardner
Ken HoustonPete McNabRick MartinDave LoganRalph KlassenDave Hudson
Ed KeaRick MiddletonGilbert PerreaultKeith MagnusonAl McAdamRick Jodzio
Bobby LalondeMike MilburyCraig RamsayJohn MarksJim McCabeMike Kitchen
Tom LysiakTerry O'ReillyJacques RichardStan MikitaDennis MarukBryan Lefley
Richard MulhernBrad ParkRene RobertGrant MulveyWayne MerrickRoger Lemelin
Harold PhillipoffJean RatelleAndre SavardBob MurrayBob MurdochJim McElmury
Willi PlettBobby SchmautzRon SchockMike O'ConnellJim NeilsonWilf Paiement
Pat RibbleGregg SheppardJim SchoenfeldPierre PlanteGary SabourinNelson Pyatt
Dave ShandAl SimsDerek SmithDarcy RotaGreg SmithAndy Spruce
Bobby SimpsonRick SmithFred StanfieldPhil RussellBob StewartMark Suzor
Eric VailJohn WensinkAlex TideyDale TallonPaul TantardiniJohn Van Boxmeer
Second-year pros
 Terry Martin   
  Gary McAdam   
  Ken Breitenbach  
Detroit Red WingsLos Angeles KingsMinnesota North StarsMontreal CanadiensNew York IslandersNew York Rangers
Goaltenders
Ron LowGary SimmonsPaul HarrisonKen DrydenChico ReschJohn Davidson
Jim RutherfordRogie VachonPete LoPrestiMichel LarocqueBilly SmithGilles Gratton
Skaters
Michel BergeronLarry BrownKent-Erik AnderssonPierre BouchardBob BourneDon Awrey
Mike BloomGene CarrFred BarrettRick ChartrawJude DrouinJohn Bednarski
Steve DurbanoMarcel DionneNick BeverleyYvan CournoyerClark GilliesWayne Dillon
Larry GirouxGlenn GoldupPer-Olov BrasarBob GaineyBilly HarrisPhil Esposito
Danny GrantButch GoringJerry EngeleRejean HouleGerry HartNick Fotiu
Danny GruenDave HutchisonRoland ErikssonGuy LafleurLorne HenningRod Gilbert
Jean HamelNeil KomadoskiBill FairbairnYvon LambertGary HowattRon Greschner
Dave HansonDon KozakDoug HicksGuy LapointeDave LewisBill Goldsworthy
Dennis HextallRandy ManerySteve JensenJacques LemaireBill MacMillanPat Hickey
Greg JolyBob MurdochLou NanneGilles LupienBert MarshallKen Hodge
J. P. LeblancMike MurphyDennis O'BrienPete MahovlichBob NystromGreg Holst
Nick LibettGary SargentAlex PirusBill NyropJ. P. PariséEd Johnstone
Bill LocheadDave SchultzTom ReidDoug RisebroughDenis PotvinDave Maloney
Dan MaloneyLorne StamlerJim RobertsLarry RobinsonJean PotvinGreg Polis
Al McDonoughVic VenaskyGlen SharpleySerge SavardPat PriceLarry Sacharuk
Perry MillerRuss WalkerDean TalafousSteve ShuttAndre St. LaurentWalt Tkaczuk
Jim NahrgangTom WilliamsTim YoungMario TremblayBryan TrottierCarol Vadnais
Dennis PolonichBert Wilson Murray WilsonEd WestfallSteve Vickers
Second-year pros
Rick Bowness  Brian Engblom  
Al Cameron  Doug Jarvis  
Bob Ritchie  Pierre Mondou  
Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh PenguinsSt. Louis BluesToronto Maple LeafsVancouver CanucksWashington Capitals
Goaltenders
Bernie ParentDenis HerronYves BelangerGord McRaeCesare ManiagoDale Rideout
Wayne StephensonDunc WilsonEd StaniowskiMike PalmateerCurt RidleyGary Smith
Skaters
Bill BarberRuss AndersonBruce AffleckDon AshbyRick BlightGarnet Bailey
Tom BladonSyl Apps, Jr.Red BerensonBruce BoudreauLarry CarriereGuy Charron
Mel BridgmanWayne BianchinRick BourbonnaisPat BoutetteBrad GassoffBill Collins
Bobby ClarkeDave BurrowsJerry ButlerRandy CarlyleJere GillisDoug Gibson
Bob DaileyColin CampbellBernie FederkoRon EllisLarry GoodenoughRick Green
Paul HolmgrenBlair ChapmanLen FrigGeorge FergusonHilliard GravesYvon Labre
Barry DeanMike CorriganBob HessBrian GlennieJohn GrisdaleRon Lalonde
Gary DornhoeferJacques CossetteClaude LaroseInge HammarstromDennis KearnsJack Lynch
Bob KellyJim HamiltonChuck LefleyLanny McDonaldDon LeverMike Marson
Orest KindrachukRick KehoeBob MacMillanJim McKennyJack McIlhargeyWalt McKechnie
Rick LapointePierre LaroucheJamie MastersBob NeelyGarry MonahanGerry Meehan
Reggie LeachLowell MacDonaldLarry PateyBorje SalmingChris OddleifsonHartland Monahan
Ross LonsberryGreg MaloneDick RedmondDarryl SittlerGerry O'FlahertyCraig Patrick
Rick MacLeishDennis OwcharJim RobertsErrol ThompsonRon SedibauerBill Riley
Don SaleskiBob ParadiseRod SeilingIan TurnbullHarold SnepstsPeter Scamurra
Jim WatsonJean PronovostJohn SarkeJack ValiquetteRalph StewartBob Sirois
Joe WatsonBrian SpencerBrian SutterKurt WalkerDennis VervergaertGord Smith
 Ron StackhouseGarry UngerDave WilliamsMike WaltonBryan Watson

The Draft


PlayerPicked byPicked fromPlayer dropped from
protected list
Claim player or cash
Paul WoodsDetroit Red WingsMontreal CanadiensJim Nahrgang$50,000
Dave ForbesWashington CapitalsBoston BruinsPeter Scamurra$12,500
Wayne ThomasNew York RangersToronto Maple LeafsGilles Gratton$12,500

2 comments:

  1. Located this on net... hope it helps Colin ...Wings snatch Woods from Montreal -- Forward Paul Woods of the Nova Scotia Voyagours, a member of the Montreal Canadiens organization, was the first player drafted today in the National Hockey League waiver draft. Woods, with 20 goals and 18 assists last year, was taken by the Detroit Red Wings, who had first choice for $90,000. The Red Wings were forced to remove Jim Nahrgang from their protected list and Montreal preferred to take the cash. After Colorado passed, the Washington Capitals took forward Dave Forbes from the Boston Bruins for the waiver price of $12,500. The Capitals were forced to drop Peter Scamurra but the Bruins took the cash. After passes by Vancouver, Cleveland, Chicago and Minnesota, the New York Rangers took Toronto goalie Wayne Thomas for $12,500, dropping netminder Giles Gratton. The Maple Leafs took the cash.

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    1. Thanks for the info Colin! With Scamurra and Gratton's names I also found a couple sources for the protected lists. I have updated the page accordingly.

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