1979 NHL Entry Draft Pick Transactions

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Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Devils
  Rob Ramage
2 1-2
Blues
  Perry Turnbull
3 1-3
Red Wings
  Mike Foligno
4 1-4
Capitals
  Mike Gartner
5 1-5
Canucks
  Rick Vaive
6 1-6
Stars
  Craig Hartsburg
7 1-7
Blackhawks
  Keith Brown
8 1-8
Kings
Bruins

 

Traded Ron Grahame to Kings for 1979 first round pick (#8-Ray Bourque) on 1978-10-09

  Ray Bourque
9 1-9
Maple Leafs
  Laurie Boschman
10 1-10
Penguins
Capitals

 

Traded Hartland Monahan to Penguins for 1979 first round pick (#10-Tom McCarthy) on 1977-10-16

Stars

 

Traded Dennis Maruk to Capitals for 1979 first round pick (#10-Tom McCarthy) on 1978-10-18

Tom McCarthy
11 1-11
Sabres
  Mike Ramsey
12 1-12
Flames
  Paul Reinhart
13 1-13
Rangers
  Doug Sulliman
14 1-14
Flyers
  Brian Propp
15 1-15
Bruins
  Brad McCrimmon
16 1-16
Canadiens
Kings

 

Traded 1981 first round pick (#18-Gilbert Delorme) to Canadiens for Murray Wilson, 1979 first round pick (#16-Jay Wells) on 1978-10-05

  Jay Wells
17 1-17
Islanders
  Duane Sutter
18 1-18
Hurricanes
  Ray Allison
19 1-19
Bruins
  Jimmy Mann
20 1-20
Avalanche
  Michel Goulet
21 1-21
Oilers
  Kevin Lowe
Round 2
22 2-1
Devils
Flyers

 

Traded 1978 second round pick (#27-Merlin Malinowski) to Rockies for 1979 second round pick (#22-Blake Wesley) on 1978-06-15

 

Traded Don Saleski to Rockies for future considerations (1979 second round pick (#22-Blake Wesley)) on 1979-03-03 [per flyershistory.com]

  Blake Wesley
23 2-2
Blues
Flames

 

Traded Curt Bennett, Phil Myre, Barry Gibbs to Blues for Yves Belanger, Dick Redmond, Bob MacMillan, 1978 second round pick (#23-Mike Perovich) on 1977-12-12

  Mike Perovich
24 2-3
Red Wings
Capitals

 

Traded right to sign restricted free agent Ron Low, 1979 third round pick (#46-Boris Fistric) to Red Wings for Walt McKechnie, 1978 third round pick (#45-Jay Johnston), 1979 second round pick (#24-Errol Rausse) on 1977-08-17

  Errol Rausse
25 2-4
Capitals
Islanders

 

Traded Michel Bergeron to Capitals for 1979 second round pick (#25-Tomas Jonsson) on 1978-10-19

  Tomas Jonsson
26 2-5
Canucks
  Brent Ashton
27 2-6
Stars
Canadiens

 

Traded Bill Nyrop to North Stars for 1979 second round pick (#27-Gaston Gingras), 1980 second round pick (changed to 1982 second round pick on 1980-06-11) (#32-Kent Carlson) on 1979-08-08

  Gaston Gingras
28 2-7
Blackhawks
  Tim Trimper
29 2-8
Kings
  Dean Hopkins
30 2-9
Maple Leafs
Kings

 

Traded Dave Hutchison, Lorne Stamler to Maple Leafs for Brian Glennie, Kurt Walker, Scott Garland, 1979 second round pick (#30-Mark Hardy) on 1978-06-14

  Mark Hardy
31 2-10
Penguins
  Paul Marshall
32 2-11
Sabres
  Lindy Ruff
33 2-12
Flames
  Pat Riggin
34 2-13
Rangers
  Ed Hospodar
35 2-14
Flyers
  Pelle Lindbergh
36 2-15
Bruins
  Doug Morrison
37 2-16
Canadiens
  Mats Naslund
38 2-17
Islanders
  Billy Carroll
39 2-18
Hurricanes
  Stuart Smith
40 2-19
Bruins
  Dave Christian
41 2-20
Avalanche
  Dale Hunter
42 2-21
Oilers
Stars

 

Traded Dave Semenko, 1979 third round pick (#48-Mark Messier) to Oilers for 1979 second round pick (#42-Neal Broten), 1979 third round pick (#63-Kevin Maxwell) on 1979-08-09

  Neal Broten
Round 3
43 3-1
Devils
Canadiens

 

Traded John Van Boxmeer to Rockies for 1979 third round pick (#43-Craig Levie) on 1976-11-24

  Craig Levie
44 3-2
Blues
Canadiens

 

Traded Jimmy Roberts to Blues for 1979 third round pick (#44-Guy Carbonneau) on 1977-08-18

  Guy Carbonneau
45 3-3
Red Wings
  Jody Gage
46 3-4
Capitals
Red Wings

 

Traded Walt McKechnie, 1978 third round pick (#45-Jay Johnston), 1979 second round pick (#24-Errol Rausse) to Capitals for right to sign restricted free agent Ron Low, 1979 third round pick (#46-Boris Fistric) on 1977-08-17

  Boris Fistric
47 3-5
Canucks
  Ken Ellacott
48 3-6
Stars
Oilers

 

Traded 1979 second round pick (#42-Neal Broten), 1979 third round pick (#63-Kevin Maxwell) to North Stars for Dave Semenko, 1979 third round pick (#48-Mark Messier) on 1979-08-09

  Mark Messier
49 3-7
Blackhawks
  Bill Gardner
50 3-8
Kings
  John Paul Kelly
51 3-9
Maple Leafs
  Norm Aubin
52 3-10
Penguins
  Bennett Wolf
53 3-11
Sabres
  Mark Robinson
54 3-12
Flames
  Tim Hunter
55 3-13
Rangers
Sabres

 

Traded Jocelyn Guevremont to Rangers for 1979 third round pick (#55-Jacques Cloutier), 1980 third round pick (#56-Sean McKenna) on 1979-03-12

  Jacques Cloutier
56 3-14
Flyers
  Lindsay Carson
57 3-15
Bruins
  Keith Crowder
58 3-16
Canadiens
  Rick Wamsley
59 3-17
Islanders
  Roland Melanson
60 3-18
Hurricanes
  Don Nachbaur
61 3-19
Bruins
  Bill Whelton
62 3-20
Avalanche
  Lee Norwood
63 3-21
Oilers
Stars

 

Traded Dave Semenko, 1979 third round pick (#48-Mark Messier) to Oilers for 1979 second round pick (#42-Neal Broten), 1979 third round pick (#63-Kevin Maxwell) on 1979-08-09

  Kevin Maxwell
Round 4
64 4-1
Devils
  Steve Peters
65 4-2
Blues
  Bob Crawford
66 4-3
Red Wings
  John Ogrodnick
67 4-4
Capitals
  Harvie Pocza
68 4-5
Canucks
  Arthur Rutland
69 4-6
Stars
Oilers

 

Oilers promised to not make Paul Shmyr one of its priority selections in the 1979 NHL expansion draft in exchange for 1979 fourth round pick (#69-Glenn Anderson) on 1979-06-09

  Glenn Anderson
70 4-7
Blackhawks
  Louis Begin
71 4-8
Kings
  John Gibson
72 4-9
Maple Leafs
  Vincent Tremblay
73 4-10
Penguins
  Brian Cross
74 4-11
Sabres
  Gilles Hamel
75 4-12
Flames
  Jim Peplinski
76 4-13
Rangers
  Pat Conacher
77 4-14
Flyers
  Don Gillen
78 4-15
Bruins
  Larry Melnyk
79 4-16
Canadiens
  Dave Orleski
80 4-17
Islanders
  Tim Lockridge
81 4-18
Hurricanes
  Ray Neufeld
82 4-19
Bruins
  Pat Daley
83 4-20
Avalanche
  Anton Stastny
84 4-21
Oilers
  Max Kostovich
Round 5
85 5-1
Devils
  Gary Dillon
86 5-2
Blues
  Mark Reeds
87 5-3
Red Wings
  Joe Paterson
88 5-4
Capitals
  Tim Tookey
89 5-5
Canucks
  Dirk Graham
90 5-6
Stars
  Jim Dobson
91 5-7
Blackhawks
  Lowell Loveday
92 5-8
Kings
  Jim Brown
93 5-9
Maple Leafs
  Frank Nigro
94 5-10
Penguins
  Nick Ricci
95 5-11
Sabres
  Alan Haworth
96 5-12
Flames
  Brad Kempthorne
97 5-13
Rangers
  Dan Makuch
98 5-14
Flyers
  Thomas Eriksson
99 5-15
Bruins
  Marco Baron
100 5-16
Canadiens
  Yvan Joly
101 5-17
Islanders
  Glen Duncan
102 5-18
Hurricanes
  Mark Renaud
103 5-19
Bruins
  Thomas Steen
104 5-20
Avalanche
  Pierre Lacroix
105 5-21
Oilers
  Mike Toal
Round 6
106 6-1
Devils
  Bob Attwell
107 6-2
Blues
  Gilles Leduc
108 6-3
Red Wings
  Carmine Cirella
109 6-4
Capitals
  Greg Theberge
110 6-5
Canucks
  Shane Swan
111 6-6
Stars
  Brian Gualazzi
112 6-7
Blackhawks
  Doug Crossman
113 6-8
Kings
  Jay McFarlane
114 6-9
Maple Leafs
  Bill McCreary Jr.
115 6-10
Penguins
  Marc Chorney
116 6-11
Sabres
  Rick Knickle
117 6-12
Flames
  Glenn Johnson
118 6-13
Rangers
  Stan Adams
119 6-14
Flyers
  Gord Williams
120 6-15
Bruins
  Mike Krushelnyski
121 6-16
Canadiens
  Greg Moffett
122 6-17
Islanders
  John Gibb
123 6-18
Hurricanes
  Dave McDonald
124 6-19
Bruins
  Tim Watters
125 6-20
Avalanche
  Scott McGeown
126 6-21
Oilers
  Blair Barnes