1980 NHL Entry Draft

1980 NHL Entry Draft

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The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. This was the first time that an NHL arena hosted the draft. The National Hockey League (NHL) teams selected 210 players eligible for entry into professional ranks, in the reverse order of the 1979–80 NHL season and playoff standings. This is the list of those players selected.

It was the first time the Forum hosted the draft. The hometown Montreal Canadiens used the first selection on Doug Wickenheiser.

Selections by round

Below are listed the selections in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.



Club teams are located in North America unless otherwise noted.

Round one



Notes (Round 1)

1.<nowiki>*</nowiki> The Colorado Rockies' first round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on September 13, 1976 that sent Ron Andruff, Sean Shanahan and the 19th overall pick to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for this pick.

2.<nowiki>*</nowiki> The Quebec Nordiques' first round pick went to the Chicago Black Hawks as the result of a trade on June 9, 1979 that Black Hawks promised to not take Real Cloutier in 1979 NHL Expansion Draft in exchange for this pick.

3.<nowiki>*</nowiki> The Detroit Red Wings' first round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of to a trade on August 22, 1979 that sent Dale McCourt and Rogie Vachon...
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