Wayne Gretzky was never drafted. He had a WHA contract with the Indianapolis Racers. In 1979 when the WHA merged with the NHL the NHL team associated was allowed to keep 2 players from their WHA team. Gretzky was obviously a choice for Edmonton and was therefore never drafted into the NHL.
Jay North by the Buffalo Sabres
Many players have never been drafted.
A photo gallery with stats for evey black player who has been drafted by or played in the NHL is the Black Hockey Players Wall of Fame.
He was draftedin 1979 and born January 26, 1961. Wayne was never drafted. He entered the NHL, when the WHA and the NHL merged in 1979. Wayne was a member of the WHA's Edmonton Oilers. Thus never drafted by the NHL.
Most players in the NHL have been drafted because they had a good showing in the sport in college. Each NHL team sends out scouts to attend college games and observe players that they feel would make the team.
Because they enter themselves into the draft
This school may not produce the most each year, but I understand that over the years, the University of Minneosta has produced 158 players to get drafted by the NHL... But most belive that the University of Michigan is NHL U..
Wayne Gretzky was never drafted into the NHL. In 1978 he was signed to the Indianapiolas Racers of the WHA (World Hockey Assosication). He was soon after traded to the Edmonton Oilers, which were then also part of the WHA. In 1979, the WHA folded and the Oilers transferred to the NHL. Most players were sent into the entry draft, but due to a specialty in his contract, Gretzky enjoyed the luxury of staying with the Oilers. Gretzky was also never drafted into the WHA. The NHL regulations say no team can sign a player under 20 years old. The WHA allowed this, so Gretzky just signed with the Racers instead of being drafted.
no players get drafted from there becuz they r retarded.to apply for Maine college,u just have to open the door,so the players arent skilled.go to usc
NHL stands for the National Hockey League. This league includes countries such as Canada and the united states. sometimes players from Sweden and other European countries come and get drafted into the NHL. The players make lots of money from playing in this league.