Friday, April 12, 2013

1959 NHL Intra-League Draft

The 1959 NHL Intra-League Draft was held June 10. The rules were the same as before except the draft price was raised from $15,000 to $20,000, twice the original price set in 1952. Keep in mind that stars like Maurice Richard and Doug Harvey were making $25,000 per season at this time (about $200,000 in 2013 dollars, adjusted for inflation). When a team made a claim in the intra-league draft it cost them a significant amount of money.

OverallPlayer ChosenByFromPlayer Removed
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Round 1
1Gary AldcornDetroit Red WingsToronto Maple Leafs
2Irv SpencerNew York RangersMontreal Canadiens
3John McKenzieDetroit Red WingsChicago Black Hawks
4Ian CushenanNew York RangersChicago Black Hawks
passToronto Maple Leafs
passChicago Black Hawks
5Bruce GambleBoston BruinsNew York Rangers
passMontreal Canadiens
Round 2
6Brian CullenNew York RangersToronto Maple Leafs
7Autry EricksonBoston BruinsChicago Black Hawks
Round 3
8Charlie BurnsBoston BruinsDetroit Red Wings

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