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WHA Raids on the WHL


One of the major problems the WHL faced in its final years was the lack of talent. The World Hockey Association was started in 1972. One of its major sources for talent was the WHL. The following list contains a list of players who switched leagues. It contains any player who played in the WHL between 1970/71 and 1972/73 and in the WHA in 1972/73 or 1973/74.

As a side note, after the demise of the WHL in 1974, the Phoenix Roadrunners played the 74/75 season in the WHA.

Player WHL Season and Team WHA Season and Team
Al Rycroft 71/72 Seattle 72/73 Cleveland
Alain Beaule 70/71 Phoenix 73/74 Québec
Alain Caron 70/71 San Diego 72/73-73/74 Québec
Andre Hinse 70/71-71/72-72/73 Phoenix 73/74 Houston
Bob Ash 70/71 Seattle 72/73-73/74 Winnipeg
Bob Charlebois 70/71 Phoenix 72/73
73-74
Ottawa
New England
Bob Dillabough 70/71 Phoenix 72/73 Cleveland
Bob Jones 70/71
71/72
71/72
Seattle
Salt Lake
Portland
72/73
72/73
73/74
Los Angeles
New York
New York/Jersey
Bob Liddington 71/72 Phoenix 72/73-73/74 Chicago
Bob Whitlock 71/72 Phoenix 72/73-73/74
73/74
Chicago
Los Angeles
Brian Glenwright 71/72 Denver 72/73-73/74 Chicago
Brian McDonald 70/71
71/72
Salt Lake
San Diego
72/73
73/74
Houston
Los Angeles
Brian Perry 70/71 Seattle 72/73
73/74
New York
New York/Jersey
Camille LaPierre 71/72 Seattle 72/73
73/74
Philadelphia
Vancouver
Chris Worthy 72/73 Denver 73/74 Edmonton
Craig Reichmuth 70/71 San Diego 72/73
73/74
New York
New York/Jersey
Dennis Kassian 70/71-71/72 Salt Lake 72/73 Alberta
Dick Paradise 70/71 Seattle 72/73-73/74 Minnesota
Dick Proceviat 70/71
71/72
San Diego
Denver
72/73-73/74 Chicago
Dick Sentes 70/71 Denver 72/73
73/74
Ottawa
Toronto
Dunc McCallum 71/72 San Diego 72/73 Houston
Earl Heiskala 70/71-71/72 San Diego 72/73-73/74 Los Angeles
Ed Hatoum 70/71&72/73 Seattle 72/73
73/74
Chicago
Vancouver
Ed Hoekstra 70/71 Denver 72/73-73/74 Houston
Fran Huck 71/72 Denver 73/74 Winnipeg
Francois Lacombe 70/71-71/72 Salt Lake 72/73-73/74 Québec
Frank Hughes 70/71-71/72 Phoenix 72/73-73/74 Houston
Fred Speck 71/72 Seattle 72/73
72/73-73/74
Minnesota
Los Angeles
Garth Rizzuto 71/72 Seattle 72/73-73/74 Winnipeg
Gary Veneruzzo 70/71
71/72
Seattle
Denver
72/73-73/74 Los Angeles
Gavin Kirk 71/72 Phoenix 72/73
73/74
Ottawa
Toronto
Gerry Odrowski 70/71-71/72 Phoenix 72/73 Los Angeles
Gordon Kannegiesser 70/71
71/72
Seattle
Denver
72/73-73/74 Houston
Guy Dufour 70/71 Phoenix 72/73-73/74 Québec
Hal Willis 71/72
71/72
Seattle
San Diego
72/73
73/74
New York
Los Angeles
Irv Spencer 70/71 San Diego 72/73
73/74
Philadelphia
Vancouver
Jack McCartan 70/71-71/72 San Diego 72/73-73/74 Minnesota
Jack Norris 71/72 Seattle 72/73
73/74
Alberta
Edmonton
Jean Payette 70/71 Phoenix 72/73-73/74 Québec
Jim Cardiff 70/71-71/72 San Diego 72/73
73/74
73/74
Philadelphia
Vancouver
Winnipeg
Jim Hargreaves 72/73 Seattle 73/74 Winnipeg
Jim Jones 71/72-72/73 Salt Lake 73/74 Chicago
Jim Schraefel 70/71
72/73
San Diego 73/74 Edmonton
Jim Wiste 70/71-71/72 Seattle 72/73-73/74 Cleveland
Jimmy McLeod 70/71-71/72 Portland 72/73
73/74
73/74
Chicago
New York/Jersey
Los Angeles
John Arbour 71/72 Denver 72/73-73/74 Minnesota
John Garrett 72/73 Portland 73/74 Minnesota
John Hanna 70/71-71/72 Seattle 72/73 Cleveland
John Shmyr 71/72 Seattle 72/73
73/74
Winnipeg
Chicago
Larry Cahan 71/72 Seattle 72/73-73/74 Chicago
Larry Lund 70/71-71/72 Phoenix 72/73-73/74 Houston
Larry Mavety 70/71
71/72
Denver
Salt Lake
72/73
72/73
72/73-73/74
Los Angeles
Philadelphia
Chicago
Mel Pearson 70/71-71/72 Portland 72/73
73/74
Minnesota
New England
Mike Keeler 72/73 Portland 73/74 New England
Murray Heatley 72/73 Phoenix 73/74 Minnesota
Ray LaRose 70/71-71/72 Denver 72/73
73/74
Houston
New York/Jersey
Reg Fleming 71/72 Salt Lake 72/73-73/74 Chicago
Rene LeClerc 71/72 San Diego 72/73-73/74 Québec
Rob Walton 72/73 Seattle 73/74
73/74
Minnesota
Vancouver
Ron Anderson (b: Red Deer, AB) 71/72 Salt Lake 72/73
73/74
Alberta
Edmonton
Ron Anderson (b: Dryden, ON) 71/72 Phoenix 73/74 Chicago
Ron Buchanan 71/72 Denver 72/73-73/74 Cleveland
Ron Climie 71/72 Denver 72/73
73/74
Ottawa
Edmonton
Russ Gillow (G) 70/71 Seattle 72/73-73/74 Los Angeles
Skip Krake 71/72 Salt Lake 72/73-73/74 Cleveland
Steve Cuddie 70/71 Salt Lake 72/73
73/74
Winnipeg
Toronto
Ted Hodgson 70/71-71/72 Salt Lake 72/73-73/74
73/74
Cleveland
Los Angeles
Ted McCaskill 70/71-71/72 Phoenix 72/73-73/74 Los Angeles
Terry Ball 70/71 Salt Lake 72/73-73/74 Minnesota
Wayne Rutledge 70/71
71/72
Denver
Salt Lake
72/73-73/74 Houston

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