On June 5, 1963, the first ever NHL Entry Draft took place in Montreal, Quebec. With the upcoming June draft also taking place in Montreal, I thought it would be interested to take a look back at past drafts, choosing the 10 best players from a random draft every article.
The 1978 NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 15, 1978. This was the last time the NHL would use the term "Amateur Draft", as it was renamed the "NHL Entry Draft" the following year.
Although the 1978 would not yield a crop of Hall of Famers as other drafts have, the 1978 draft features many future coaches as draft picks, notably Craig MacTavish, Joel Quenneville, Don Waddell, Keith Acton, Darryl Sutter, and Kevin Constantine.
Overall though, 1978 was a weak draft compared to many others in the past 46 years.