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    In 1972 the WHA had its player draft to stock its teams, it seemed like a bright future was ahead and the possiblities were endless. However a couple of these franchises never even played a game, thus beginning the comedy of errors that took place from 72-79. Here's a list of players drafted by each inaugural franchise:


    Calgary Broncos
    Barry Gibbs.... (Min NHL)
    Jim Harrison... (Tor NHL)
    Dale Hoganson.. (Mon NHL)
    Jack Norris.... (Sea WHL)
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    Chicago Cougars
    Stan Mikita.... (Chi NHL)
    Jerry Korab.... (Chi NHL)
    Jim McKenny.... (Tor NHL)
    Gary Smith..... (Chi NHL)
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    Dayton Aeros
    Guy Trottier... (Tor NHL)
    Andre Hinse.... (Phx WHL)
    Larry Lund..... (Phx WHL)
    Wayne Rutledge. (Den WHL)
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    Edmonton Oil Kings
    Norm Ullman.... (Tor NHL)
    Bobby Clarke... (Phi NHL)
    Bruce MacGregor (NY NHL)
    Phil Myre...... (Mon NHL)
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    Los Angeles Sharks
    Ken Dryden...... (Mon NHL)
    Gilbert Perrault (Buf NHL)
    Matt Ravlich.... (Det NHL)
    Steve Sutherland (PH IHL)
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    Miami Screaming Eagles
    Bernie Parent.. (Phi NHL)
    Jude Drouin.... (Min NHL)
    Derek Sanderson (Bos NHL)
    Bill White..... (Chi NHL)
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    Minnesota Fighting Saints
    Peter Mahovlich. (Mon NHL)
    Mike Curran..... (US Olympic)
    Bill Goldsworthy.(Min NHL)
    Dale Tallon..... (Van NHL)
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    New England Whalers
    Bobby Sheehan....(Cal NHL)
    Eddie Johnston...(Bos NHL)
    Rick Ley.........(Tor NHL)
    Larry Pleau......(Mon NHL)
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    New York Raiders
    Gerry Desjardins..(Chi NHL)
    Dave Gardne.......(Tor Jr.)
    Steve Shutt.......(Tor Jr.)
    Billy Harris......(Tor Jr.)
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    Ontario
    Doug Favell.......(Phi NHL)
    Dave Keon.........(Tor NHL)
    Brad Park.........(NY NHL)
    Eddie Shack.......(Buf NHL)
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    Quebec City
    Gilles Villemure..(NY NHL)
    Guy Lapointe......(Mon NHL)
    Jacques Lemaire...(Mon NHL)
    John McKenzie.....(Bos NHL)
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    Winnipeg Jets
    Bobby Hull........(Chi NHL)
    Ted Green.........(Bos NHL)
    Ted Irving........(NY NHL)
    Ernie Wakely......(StL NHL)
     
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