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07-15-2011, 09:12 AM
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I will try and dig it up but I don't even think Gretzky went # 1 in the OHL Priority Draft, I think he went 2nd or 3rd over-all.

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It was 3rd.

Despite his offensive statistics, two teams bypassed him in the 1977 OMJHL Midget Draft of 16-year-olds. The Oshawa Generals picked Tom McCarthy, and the Niagara Falls Flyers picked Steve Peters second overall. With the third pick, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds selected Gretzky

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It was 3rd.

Despite his offensive statistics, two teams bypassed him in the 1977 OMJHL Midget Draft of 16-year-olds. The Oshawa Generals picked Tom McCarthy, and the Niagara Falls Flyers picked Steve Peters second overall. With the third pick, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds selected Gretzky

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Imagine the stories that Steve Peters can tell his kids. "Yup, back in the day I was drafted ahead of Wayne Gretzky into Junior hockey. If it weren't for my bad knee I would probably hold most of his records by now"


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