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.
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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