1981 Draft Choices Round 1
 
Year: Team: Position: Round:  
C
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 1 1 WIN
Dale Hawerchuk C CAN 5' 11" 196 QMJHL Cornwall Royals
1 2 2 LAK
Douglas Smith C CAN OHL Ottawa 67's
1 3 3 WSH
Robert Carpenter C USA 6' 0" 200 Mass H.S. St. John's Prep
1 4 4 HFD
Ronald Francis C CAN 6' 3" 200 OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
D
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 5 5 CLR
Joe Cirella D CAN 6' 3" 210 OHL Oshawa Generals
1 6 6 TOR
James Benning D CAN 6' 0" 180 WHL Portland Winter Hawks
1 9 9 NYR
James Patrick D CAN 6' 2" 198 SJHL Prince Albert Saints
1 10 10 VAN
Garth Butcher D CAN 6' 0" 205 WHL Regina Pats
1 11 11 QUE
Randy Moller D CAN 6' 2" 207 WHL Lethbridge Broncos
1 13 13 MNS
Ron Meighan D CAN OHL Niagara Falls Flyers
1 15 15 CGY
Al MacInnis D CAN 6' 1" 204 OHL Kitchener Rangers
1 16 16 PHI
Steven Smith D CAN 5' 9" 200 OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1 18 18 MTL
Gilbert Delorme D CAN 6' 1" 199 QMJHL Chicoutimi Sagueneens
1 20 20 STL
Marty Ruff D CAN WHL Lethbridge Broncos
1 21 21 NYI
Paul Boutilier D CAN QMJHL Sherbrooke Beavers
G
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 8 8 EDM
Grant Fuhr G CAN 5' 10" 201 WHL Victoria Cougars
L
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 14 14 BOS
Normand Leveille L CAN QMJHL Chicoutimi Sagueneens
1 19 19 MTL
Jan Ingman L SWE SEL Farjestads BK Karlstad
R
Round Pick Overall Team Player Pos Country Ht Wt Amateur League Amateur Team
1 7 7 MTL
Mark Hunter R CAN 6' 0" 200 OHL Brantford Alexanders
1 12 12 CHI
Tony Tanti R CAN 5' 9" 180 OHL Oshawa Generals
1 17 17 BUF
Jiri Dudacek R Czechoslovakia Kladno