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The 1972 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 6, 1972. The draft took place to fill the rosters of the league's two then-new expansion teams for the 1972–73 season, the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Flames.


RulesEdit

Draft resultsEdit

Pick # Player Position Drafted from
1. Phil Myre Goaltender Montreal Canadiens
3. Dan Bouchard Goaltender Boston Bruins
6. Kerry Ketter Defenceman Montreal Canadiens
8. Norm Gratton Left wing New York Rangers
10. Ron Harris Defenceman Detroit Red Wings
12. Larry Romanchych Right wing Chicago Black Hawks
14. Bill MacMillan Left wing Toronto Maple Leafs
16. Randy Manery Defenceman Detroit Red Wings
18. Keith McCreary Right wing Pittsburgh Penguins
20. Ernie Hicke Centre California Golden Seals
22. Lew Morrison Right wing Philadelphia Flyers
24. Lucien Grenier Left wing Los Angeles Kings
26. Bill Plager Defenceman St. Louis Blues
28. Morris Stefaniw Centre New York Rangers
30. John Stewart Left wing Pittsburgh Penguins
32. Bob Leiter Centre Pittsburgh Penguins
34. Pat Quinn Defenceman Vancouver Canucks
36. Larry Hale Defenceman Philadelphia Flyers
38. Bill Heindl Left wing Minnesota North Stars
40. Frank Hughes Left wing California Golden Seals
42. Rod Zaine Centre Buffalo Sabres

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