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1978 NHL AMATEUR DRAFT
ROUND: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22
No. Team Player Pos. Last team League Nationality
1. Minnesota Bobby Smith C Ottawa OMJHL Canada
2. Washington Ryan Walter C Seattle WCHL Canada
3. St. Louis Wayne Babych RW Portland WCHL Canada
4. Vancouver Bill Derlago C Brandon WCHL Canada
5. Colorado Mike Gillis LW Kingston OMJHL Canada
6. Philadelphia Behn Wilson D Kingston OMJHL Canada
7. Philadelphia Ken Linseman C Birmingham WHA Canada
8. Montreal Danny Geoffrion RW Cornwall QMJHL Canada
9. Detroit Willie Huber D Hamilton OMJHL Canada
10. Chicago Tim Higgins RW Ottawa OMJHL Canada
11. Atlanta Brad Marsh D London OMJHL Canada
12. Detroit Brent Peterson C Portland WCHL Canada
13. Buffalo Larry Playfair D Portland WCHL Canada
14. Philadelphia Danny Lucas RW Sault Ste. Marie OMJHL Canada
15. N.Y. Islanders Steve Tambellini C Lethbridge WCHL Canada
16. Boston Al Secord LW Hamilton OMJHL Canada
17. Montreal Dave Hunter LW Sudbury OMJHL Canada
18. Washington Tim Coulis LW Hamilton OMJHL Canada

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SNAPSHOT '78
Total Selected: 234
Forwards: 143
Defense: 67
Goaltenders: 24
Major Junior: 127
College Players: 80
Canadian: 170
Euro-Canadian: 0
USA Citizens: 47
U.S.-Born: 47
European: 17
Reached NHL: 95
Won Stanley Cup: 16
Hall of Fame: 1
All-Star Game: 18
Year-end All-Star: 1
Olympians: 16
Picks Traded: 46
 
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