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The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec . A total of 211 players were drafted.

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Selections by round

Below are listed the selections in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.

= NHL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famers
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Round one

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
1 Dale Hawerchuk Centre Winnipeg Jets Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
2 Doug Smith Centre Los Angeles Kings (from Detroit) Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
3 Bobby Carpenter Centre Flag of the United States United States Washington Capitals (from Colorado) St. John's Prep (Mass.)
4 Ron Francis Centre Hartford Whalers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
5 Joe Cirella Defence Colorado Rockies (from Washington) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
6 Jim Benning Defence Toronto Maple Leafs Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
7 Mark Hunter Right wing Montreal Canadiens (from Pittsburgh) Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
8 Grant Fuhr Goaltender Edmonton Oilers Victoria Cougars (WHL)
9 James Patrick Defence New York Rangers Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
10 Garth Butcher Defence Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WHL)
11 Randy Moller Defence Quebec Nordiques Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
12 Tony Tanti Right wing Chicago Black Hawks Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
13 Ron Meighan Defence Minnesota North Stars Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
14 Normand Leveille Left wing Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
15 Al MacInnis Defence Calgary Flames Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
16 Steve Smith Defence Philadelphia Flyers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
17 Jiri Dudacek Right wing Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Buffalo Sabres HC Kladno (Czech)
18 Gilbert Delorme Defence Montreal Canadiens (from Los Angeles) Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
19 Jan Ingman Left wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Montreal Canadiens Farjestads BK Karlstad (SEL)
20 Marty Ruff Defence St. Louis Blues Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
21 Paul Boutilier Defence New York Islanders Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Notes (Round 1)

1.* The Detroit Red Wings' first round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on August 22, 1979 that sent Dale McCourt and Rogie Vachon to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Andre St. Laurent, 1st round pick in 1980 NHL Entry Draft and this pick.

2.* The Colorado Rockies' first round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 5th overall pick and 26th overall pick to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for the 45th overall pick and this pick.

3.* The Washington Capitals' first round pick went to the Colorado Rockies as the result of to a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 3rd overall pick and the 45th overall pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for 26th overall pick and this pick.

4.* The Pittsburgh Penguins' first round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of to a trade on October 18, 1978 that sent Rod Schutt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Los Angeles Kings' first round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of to a trade on October 5, 1978 that sent Murray Wilson and the 1st round pick in 1979 to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for this pick.

Round two

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
22 Scott Arniel Centre Winnipeg Jets Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
23 Claude Loiselle Centre Detroit Red Wings Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
24 Gary Yaremchuk Centre Toronto Maple Leafs (from Colorado) Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
25 Kevin Griffin Left wing Flag of England England Chicago Black Hawks (from Hartford) Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
26 Rich Chernomaz Right wing Colorado Rockies (from Washington) Victoria Cougars (WHL)
27 Dave Donnelly Centre Minnesota North Stars (from Toronto) St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
28 Steve Gatzos Right wing Pittsburgh Penguins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
29 Todd Strueby Left wing Edmonton Oilers Regina Pats (WHL)
30 Jan Erixon Left wing Flag of Sweden Sweden New York Rangers Skelleftea (Sweden)
31 Mike Sands Goaltender Minnesota North Stars (from Vancouver) Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
32 Lars Eriksson Goaltender Flag of Sweden Sweden Montreal Canadiens (from Quebec) Brynas (Sweden)
33 Tom Hirsch Defence Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars (from Chicago) Minneapolis Patrick Henry (Minn HS)
34 Dave Preuss Right wing Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars St. Thomas Academy (Minn. HS)
35 Luc Dufour Left wing Boston Bruins Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
36 Hakan Nordin Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden St. Louis Blues (from Calgary) Farjestads BK Karlstad (SEL)
37 Rich Costello Centre Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia Flyers Natick (Mass. HS)
38 Hannu Virta Defence Flag of Finland Finland Buffalo Sabres Turku TPS (FNL)
39 Dean Kennedy Defence Los Angeles Kings Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
40 Chris Chelios Defence Flag of the United States United States Montreal Canadiens Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
41 Jali Wahlsten Centre Flag of Finland Finland Minnesota North Stars (from St. Louis) TPS (FNL)
42 Gord Dineen Defence New York Islanders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Notes (Round 2)

1.* The Colorado Rockies' second round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on October 19, 1978 that sent Jack Valiquette to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Hartford Whalers' second round pick went to the Chicago Black Hawks as the result of a trade on June 19, 1980 that sent Mike Veisor to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for this pick.

3.* The Washington Capitals' second round pick went to the Colorado Rockies as the result of to a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 3rd overall pick and the 45th overall pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for 5th overall pick and this pick.

4.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Ron Zanussi and the 55th overall pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Vancouver Canucks' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on December 10, 1979 that sent Olov Brasar to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for this pick.

6.* The Quebec Nordiques' second round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of to a trade on June 9, 1979 that Montreal Canadiens promise to take Danny Geoffrion and Alain Cote, rather than Marc Tardif and/or Richard David, from the Quebec Nordiques in 1979 NHL Expansion Draft in exchange for the third round pick in 1980 and this pick. Nordiques promise to take Alain Cote in NHL Expansion Draft.

7.* The Chicago Black Hawks' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on December 29, 1980 that sent Glen Sharpley to the Chicago Black Hawks in exchange for this pick.

8.* The Calgary Flames' second round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of to a trade on October 10, 1979 that sent Garry Unger to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Ed Kea, Don Laurence, and this pick.

9.* The St. Louis Blues' second round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of to a trade on June 15, 1978 that sent Bob Stewart and Harvey Bennett to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for this pick.

Round three

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
43 Jyrki Seppa Defence Flag of Finland Finland Winnipeg Jets Ilves Tampere (FNL)
44 Corrado Micalef Goaltender Detroit Red Wings Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
45 Eric Calder Defence Washington Capitals (from Colorado) Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
46 Dieter Hegen Centre Flag of West Germany West Germany Montreal Canadiens (from Hartford) Kaufbeuren (W. Ger)
47 Barry Tabobondung Left wing Philadelphia Flyers (from Washington) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
48 Uli Hiemer Defence Flag of West Germany West Germany Colorado Rockies (from Toronto) Fussen (W. Ger)
49 Tom Thornbury Defence Pittsburgh Penguins Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
50 Peter Sundstrom Left wing Flag of Sweden Sweden New York Rangers (from Edmonton) Umea (Sweden)
51 Mark Morrison Centre New York Rangers Victoria Cougars (WHL)
52 Jean-Marc Lanthier Right wing Vancouver Canucks Sorel Éperviers (QMJHL)
53 Jean-Marc Gaulin Right wing Quebec Nordiques Sorel Éperviers (QMJHL)
54 Darrell Anholt Defence Chicago Black Hawks Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
55 Ernie Godden Centre Toronto Maple Leafs (from Minnesota) Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
56 Mike Vernon Goaltender Calgary Flames (from Boston) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
57 Ron Handy Left wing New York Islanders (from Calgary) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
58 Ken Strong Left wing Philadelphia Flyers Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
59 Jim Aldred Defence Buffalo Sabres Kingston Canadiens (OMJHL)
60 Colin Chisholm Defence Buffalo Sabres (from Los Angeles) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
61 Paul MacDermid Right wing Hartford Whalers (from Montreal) Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
62 Gord Donnelly Defence St. Louis Blues Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
63 Neal Coulter Right wing New York Islanders Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Notes (Round 3)

1.* The Colorado Rockies' third round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on June 10, 1981 that sent the 5th overall pick and the 26th overall pick to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for 3rd overall pick and this pick.

2.* The Hartford Whalers' third round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent Rick Meagher, the 61st overall pick, and the 103rd overall pick to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for the 88th overall pick and this pick.

3.* The Washington Capitals' third round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of to a trade on August 16, 1979 that sent Wayne Stephenson to the Washington Capitals in exchange for this pick.

4.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' third round pick went to the Colorado Rockies as the result of to a trade on June 30, 1981 that sent Rene Robert to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Edmonton Oilers' third round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of to a trade on March 11, 1980 that sent Don Murdoch to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Cam Connor and this pick.

6.* The Minnesota North Stars' third round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent the 27th overall pick to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Ron Zanussi and this pick.

7.* The Boston Bruins' third round pick went to the Calgary Flames as the result of to a trade on June 2, 1980 that sent Jim Craig to the Boston Bruins in exchange for the second round pick in 1980 and this pick.

8.* The Calgary Flames' third round pick went to the New York Islanders as the result of to a trade on October 9, 1980 that sent Alex McKendry to the Calgary Flames in exchange for this pick.

9.* The Los Angeles Kings' third round pick went to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Rick Martin to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the 60th overall pick and this pick.

10.* The Montreal Canadiens' third round pick went to the Hartford Whalers as the result of to a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent the 46th overall pick and the 88th overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Rick Meagher, the 103th overall pick, and this pick.

Round four

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
64 Kirk McCaskill Centre Winnipeg Jets Vermont (ECAC)
65 Dave Michayluk Right wing Philadelphia Flyers (from Detroit) Regina Pats (WHL)
66 Gus Greco Centre Colorado Rockies Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
67 Mike Hoffman Left wing Hartford Whalers Brantford Alexanders (OMJHL)
68 Tony Kellin Defence Flag of the United States United States Washington Capitals Grand Rapids (Minnesota High School)
69 Terry Tait Left wing Minnesota North Stars (from Toronto) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
70 Norm Schmidt Defence Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
71 Paul Houck Right wing Edmonton Oilers Kelowna Buckaroos (BCHL)
72 John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender New York Rangers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
73 Wendell Young Goaltender Vancouver Canucks Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
74 Clint Malarchuk Goaltender Quebec Nordiques Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
75 Perry Pelensky Right wing Chicago Black Hawks Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
76 Jim Malwitz Centre Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars Grand Rapids (Minnesota High School)
77 Scott McLellan Right wing Boston Bruins Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
78 Peter Madach Centre Flag of Sweden Sweden Calgary Flames Jonkoping (Sweden)
79 Ken Latta Right wing Philadelphia Flyers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
80 Jeff Eatough Right wing Buffalo Sabres Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
81 Marty Dallman Centre Los Angeles Kings Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
82 Kjell Dahlin Right wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Montreal Canadiens Timra IK (SEL)
83 Anders Wikberg Left wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Buffalo Sabres (from St. Louis) Timra IK (SEL)
84 Todd Lumbard Goaltender New York Islanders Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Notes (Round 4)

1.* The Detroit Red Wings' fourth round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on September 4, 1979 that sent Dennis Sobchuk to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' fourth round pick went to the Minnesota North Stars as the result of a trade on June 14, 1978 that sent Paul Harrison to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

3.* The St. Louis Blues' fourth round pick went to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of to a trade on October 20, 1980 that sent Bill Stewart to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Bob Hess and this pick.

Round five

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
85 Marc Behrend Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Winnipeg Jets Wisconsin (WCHA)
86 Larry Trader Defence Detroit Red Wings London Knights (OMJHL)
87 Doug Speck Defence Colorado Rockies Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
88 Steve Rooney Left wing Flag of the United States United States Montreal Canadiens (from Hartford) Canton (Massachusetts High School)
89 Mike Siltala Right wing Washington Capitals Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
90 Normand Lefrancois Left wing Toronto Maple Leafs Trois-Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
91 Peter Sidorkiewicz Goaltender Washington Capitals (from Pittsburgh) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
92 Phil Drouillard Left wing Edmonton Oilers Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
93 Bill Maguire Defence Hartford Whalers (from New York Rangers) Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
94 Jacques Sylvestre Centre New York Islanders (from Vancouver) Sorel Éperviers (QMJHL)
95 Ed Lee Right wing Flag of the United States United States Quebec Nordiques Princeton (ECAC)
96 Doug Chessell Goaltender Chicago Black Hawks London Knights (OMJHL)
97 Kelly Hubbard Defence Minnesota North Stars Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
98 Joe Mantione Goaltender Boston Bruins Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
99 Mario Simioni Right wing Calgary Flames Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
100 Justin Hanley Centre Philadelphia Flyers Kingston Canadians (OMJHL)
101 Mauri Eivola Centre Flag of Finland Finland Buffalo Sabres TPS (FNL)
102 Barry Brigley Centre Toronto Maple Leafs (from Los Angeles) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
103 Dan Bourbonnais Left wing Hartford Whalers (from Montreal) Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
104 Mike Hickey Centre St. Louis Blues Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
105 Moe Lemay Left wing Vancouver Canucks (from New York Islanders) Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 13 January 2009.

Notes (Round 5)

1.* The Hartford Whalers' fifth round pick went to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent Rick Meagher, the 61st overall pick, and the 103rd overall pick to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for the 46th overall pick and this pick.

2.* The Pittsburgh Penguins' fifth round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on January 2, 1981 that sent Gary Rissling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for this pick.

3.* The New York Rangers' fifth round pick went to the Hartford Whalers as the result of to a trade on January 15, 1981 that sent Nick Fotiu to the New York Rangers in exchange for this pick.

4.* The Vancouver Canucks' fifth round pick went to the New York Islanders as the result of to a trade on October 6, 1980 that sent Richard Brodeur and the 105th overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for this pick.

5.* The Los Angeles Kings' fifth round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of to a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Jim Rutherford to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for this pick.

6.* The Montreal Canadiens' fifth round pick went to the Hartford Whalers as the result of to a trade on June 5, 1980 that sent the 46th overall pick and the 88th overall pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Rick Meagher, the 61st overall pick, and this pick.

7.* The New York Islanders' fifth round pick went to the Vancouver Canucks as the result of to a trade on October 6, 1980 that sent the 94th overall pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for Richard Brodeur and this pick.

Round six

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
106 Bob O'Connor Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Winnipeg Jets Boston College (ECAC)
107 Gerard Gallant Left wing Detroit Red Wings Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
108 Bruce Driver Defence Colorado Rockies Wisconsin (WCHA)
109 Paul Edwards Defence Pittsburgh Penguins (from Hartford) Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
110 Jim McGeough Centre Washington Capitals Billings Bighorns (WHL)
111 Steve Smith Defence Edmonton Oilers (from Toronto) London Knights (OMJHL)
112 Rod Buskas Defence Pittsburgh Penguins Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
113 Marc Habscheid Centre Edmonton Oilers Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
114 Eric Magnuson Centre Flag of the United States United States New York Rangers Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
115 Stu Kulak Right wing Vancouver Canucks Victoria Cougars (WHL)
116 Mike Eagles Centre Quebec Nordiques Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
117 Bill Schafhauser Defence Flag of the United States United States Chicago Black Hawks Northern Michigan (CCHA)
118 Paul Guay Right wing Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars Mount St. Charles (Rhode Island HS)
119 Bruce Milton Defence Flag of the United States United States Boston Bruins Boston University (ECAC)
120 Todd Hooey Right wing Calgary Flames Windsor Spitfires (OMJHL)
121 Andre Villeneuve Defence Philadelphia Flyers Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
122 Ali Butorac Defence Buffalo Sabres Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
123 Brad Thompson Defence Los Angeles Kings London Knights (OMJHL)
124 Tom Anastos Right wing Flag of the United States United States Montreal Canadiens Paddock Pool Saints (GLJHL)
125 Peter Aslin Goaltender Flag of Sweden Sweden St. Louis Blues AIK Solna (SEL)
126 Chuck Brimmer Centre New York Islanders Kingston Canadiens (OMJHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 13 January 2009.

Notes (Round 6)

1.* The Hartford Whalers' sixth round pick went to the Pittsburgh Penguins as the result of a trade on February 20, 1981 that sent Gilles Lupien to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Toronto Maple Leafs' sixth round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on August 22, 1979 that sent Reg Thomas to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.

Round seven

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
127 Peter Nilsson Centre Flag of Sweden Sweden Winnipeg Jets Hammarby IK (SEL)
128 Greg Stefan Goaltender Detroit Red Wings Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
129 Jeff Larmer Left wing Colorado Rockies Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
130 John Mokosak Defence Hartford Whalers Victoria Cougars (WHL)
131 Risto Jalo Centre Flag of Finland Finland Washington Capitals Ilves Tampere (FNL)
132 Andrew Wright Defence Toronto Maple Leafs Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
133 Geoff Wilson Right wing Pittsburgh Penguins Winnipeg Warriors (WHL)
134 Craig Hurley Defence Los Angeles Kings (from Edmonton) Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
135 Mike Guentzel Defence Flag of the United States United States New York Rangers Greenway (Minn. HS)
136 Bruce Holloway Defence Vancouver Canucks Regina Pats (WHL)
137 Vladimir Svitek Right wing Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Philadelphia Flyers (from Quebec) Košice (Czech.)
138 Marc Centrone Centre Chicago Black Hawks Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
139 Jim Archibald Right wing Minnesota North Stars Moose Jaw Canucks (SJHL)
140 Mats Thelin Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden Boston Bruins AIK Solna (SEL)
141 Rick Heppner Defence Flag of the United States United States Calgary Flames Mounds View (Minn. HS)
142 Gil Hudon Goaltender Philadelphia Flyers Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL)
143 Heikki Leime Defence Flag of Finland Finland Buffalo Sabres TPS (FNL)
144 Peter Sawkins Defence Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Kings St. Paul (Minn. HS)
145 Tom Kurvers Defence Flag of the United States United States Montreal Canadiens Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
146 Erik Holmberg Centre Flag of Sweden Sweden St. Louis Blues Sodertalje SK (SEL)
147 Teppo Virta Right wing Flag of Finland Finland New York Islanders TPS (FNL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 13 January 2009.

Notes (Round 7)

1.* The Edmonton Oilers' seventh round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on March 10, 1981 that sent Garry Unger to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for this pick.

2.* The Quebec Nordiques' seventh round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on September 15, 1980 that sent Andre Dupont to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for this pick.

Round eight

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
148 Dan McFall Defence Flag of the United States United States Winnipeg Jets Buffalo (NAJHL)
149 Rick Zombo Defence Flag of the United States United States Detroit Red Wings Austin (USHL)
150 Tony Arima Left wing Flag of Finland Finland Colorado Rockies Helsinki Jokerit (Finland)
151 Denis Dore Right wing Hartford Whalers Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
152 Gaetan Duchesne Left wing Washington Capitals Quebec (QMJHL)
153 Richard Turmel Defence Toronto Maple Leafs Shawinigan (QMJHL)
154 Mitch Lamoureux Centre Pittsburgh Penguins Oshawa (OMJHL)
155 Mike Sturgeon Defence Edmonton Oilers Kelowna (BCJHL)
156 Ari Lahteenmaki Right wing Flag of Finland Finland New York Rangers Helsinki IFK (Finland)
157 Petri Skriko Right wing Flag of Finland Finland Vancouver Canucks Lappeenranta (Finland)
158 Andre Cote Right wing Quebec Nordiques Quebec (QMJHL)
159 Johan Mellstrom Left wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Chicago Black Hawks Falun (Sweden)
160 Kari Kanervo Centre Flag of Finland Finland Minnesota North Stars Turku TPS (Finland)
161 Armel Parisee Defence Boston Bruins Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
162 Dale DeGray Defence Calgary Flames Oshawa (OMJHL)
163 Steve Taylor Left wing Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia Flyers Providence (ECAC)
164 Gates Orlando Centre Buffalo Sabres Providence (ECAC)
165 Dan Brennan Left wing Los Angeles Kings North Dakota (WCHA)
166 Paul Gess Left wing Flag of the United States United States Montreal Canadiens Bloomington Jefferson Minn. H.S.
167 Alain Vigneault Defence St. Louis Blues Trois-Rivieres (QMJHL)
168 Bill Dowd Defence New York Islanders Ottawa (OMJHL)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Round nine

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
169 Greg Dick Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Winnipeg Jets St. Mary's NCAA D-II
170 Don LeBlanc Left wing Detroit Red Wings Moncton (MaJHL)
171 Tim Army Centre Flag of the United States United States Colorado Rockies East Providence R.I. H.S.
172 Jeff Poeschl Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Hartford Whalers Northern Michigan (CCHA)
173 George White Left wing Flag of the United States United States Washington Capitals New Hampshire (ECAC)
174 Greg Barber Defence Toronto Maple Leafs Victoria (WHL)
175 Dean DeFazio Left wing Pittsburgh Penguins Brantford (OMJHL)
176 Miloslav Horava Defence Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Edmonton Oilers Kladno (Czechoslovakia)
177 Paul Reifenberger Centre Flag of the United States United States New York Rangers Anoka Minnesota H.S.
178 Frank Caprice Goaltender Vancouver Canucks London (OMJHL)
179 Marc Brisebois Right wing Quebec Nordiques Sorel (QMJHL)
180 John Benns Left wing Chicago Black Hawks Billings (WHL)
181 Scott Bjugstad Centre Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars Minnesota (WCHA)
182 Don Sylvestri Goaltender Boston Bruins Clarkson (ECAC)
183 George Boudreau Defence Flag of the United States United States Calgary Flames Matignon Mass. H.S.
184 Len Hachborn Centre Philadelphia Flyers Brantford (OMJHL)
185 Venci Sebek Defence Flag of the United States United States Buffalo Sabres Niagara Falls (OMJHL)
186 Al Tuer Defence Los Angeles Kings Regina (WHL)
187 Scott Ferguson Defence Flag of the United States United States Montreal Canadiens Edina West Minnesota H.S.
188 Dan Wood Right wing St. Louis Blues Kingston (OMJHL)
189 Scott MacLellan Centre New York Islanders Burlington (Ontario Jr. B)
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Round ten

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
190 Vladimir Kadlec Defence Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Winnipeg Jets Vitkovice (Czechoslovakia)
191 Robert Nordmark Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden Detroit Red Wings Frolunda (Sweden)
192 John Johannson Centre Flag of the United States United States Colorado Rockies Wisconsin (WCHA)
193 Larry Power Centre Hartford Whalers Kitchener (Ontario Jr. B)
194 Chris Valentine Centre Washington Capitals Sorel (QMJHL)
195 Marc Magnan Left wing Toronto Maple Leafs Lethbridge (WHL)
196 Dave Hannan Centre Pittsburgh Penguins Brantford (OMJHL)
197 Gord Sherven Centre Edmonton Oilers Weyburn (SJHL)
198 Mario Proulx Goaltender New York Rangers Providence (ECAC)
199 Rejean Vignola Centre Vancouver Canucks Shawinigan (QMJHL)
200 Kari Takko Goaltender Flag of Finland Finland Quebec Nordiques Pori (Finland)
201 Sylvain Roy Defence Chicago Black Hawks Hull (QMJHL)
202 Steve Kudebeh Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Minnesota North Stars Breck Minnesota H.S.
203 Richard Bourque Left wing Boston Bruins Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
204 Bruce Eakin Centre Calgary Flames Saskatoon (WHL)
205 Steve Tsujiura Centre Philadelphia Flyers Medicine Hat (WHL)
206 Warren Harper Right wing Buffalo Sabres Prince Albert (SJHL)
207 Jeff Baikie Left wing Los Angeles Kings Cornell (ECAC)
208 Dan Burrows Goaltender Montreal Canadiens Belleville (Ontario Jr. B)
209 Richard Zemlak Right wing St. Louis Blues Spokane (WHL)
210 Dave Randerson Right wing New York Islanders Stratford (Ontario Jr. B)
Reference:1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Round eleven

Pick # Player Position Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
211 Dave Kirwin Defence Flag of the United States United States Winnipeg Jets Irondale Minnesota H.S.
Reference: 1981 NHL Entry Draft hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 11 January 2009.

Notes (Round 11)

1.* Bonus selection awarded from NHL as compensation for accepting move from the Smythe Division to the Norris Division for the 1981–82 NHL season

= NHL All-Star [1] = Hall of Famers
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