Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) OTT   Lou Bruce (E) Queen's
1–2 (2) CGY   Phil Muntz (FB) Toronto
1–3 (3) HAM   Don Cheeseman (FB) Toronto
1–4 (4) BC   Al Koeman (HB) Queen's
1–5 (5) TOR   Ted Smale (E) Toronto
1–6 (6) SSK   Doug Drew (C) Western Ontario
1–7 (7) MTL   Ted Collins (G) Western Ontario
1–8 (8) WPG   John Bodrug (C) Toronto
1–9 (9) EDM   Bobby Waugh (G) Toronto
2–1 (10) OTT   Ralph Simmons (FB) Western Ontario
2–2 (11) CGY   Ted Roman (T) Western Ontario
2–3 (12) HAM   Clare Sellens (G) Queen's
2–4 (13) BC   Don Johnson (G) Toronto
2–5 (14) TOR   Dick Risk (HB) Toronto
2–6 (15) SSK   Dave Cresswell (HB) Toronto
2–7 (16) MTL   Bill Hutchison (HB) Queen's
2–8 (17) WPG   Bill Tuchon (G) Western Ontario
2–9 (18) EDM   Earl Ford (G) Toronto
3–1 (19) OTT   Vic Uzbalis (G) Queen's
3–2 (20) CGY   Ted Taporowski (T) McGill
3–3 (21) HAM   Don Smith (E) Toronto
3–4 (22) BC   John Miliken (E) Queen's
3–5 (23) TOR   Jerry O'Flanagan (T) British Columbia (UBC)
3–6 (24) SSK   Jim Steward (E) McMaster
3–7 (25) MTL   Gene Lansky (HB) Toronto
3–8 (26) WPG   Harry Wilson (QB) Toronto
3–9 (27) EDM   Frank Geard (HB) Queen's
4–1 (28) OTT   Jack Rome (HB) McMaster
4–2 (29) CGY   Bill Bell (T) McMaster
4–3 (30) HAM   Emil Bosacki (QB) McGill
4–4 BC   Pass  
4–5 (31) TOR   Walt Bulchak (HB) Toronto
4–6 (32) SSK   Jim Cruikshank (HB) Queen's
4–7 MTL   Pass  
4–8 (33) WPG   Jim Rowney (G) Toronto
4–9 (34) EDM   Peter Martin (G) McMaster
  • Date: Jan. 22, 1956
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB
  • Rounds: 4
  • Players selected: 34
Notes

With the formation of the CFC, all nine teams of the IRFU and WIFU participated in the amateur draft, allowed to select graduating players from five eastern universities — McGill, McMaster, Queen’s, Toronto and Western Ontario — and one western university — British Columbia.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 7 / 34 (20.59%) 351
1 4 / 9 (44.44%) 302
2 2 / 9 (22.22%) 39
3 1 / 9 (11.11%) 10
4 0 / 7 (0.00%) 0

1956 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 7 / 34 (20.59%) 351 114
Toronto Argonauts 2 / 4 (50.00%) 107 9
Calgary Stampeders 2 / 4 (50.00%) 54 9
Montreal Alouettes 1 / 3 (33.33%) 106 32
Ottawa Rough Riders 1 / 4 (25.00%) 64 64
Edmonton Eskimos 1 / 4 (25.00%) 20 0
BC Lions 0 / 3 (0.00%) 0 0
Saskatchewan Roughriders 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0 0
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0 0
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0 0

1956 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 9 — G
  • 9 — HB
  • 5 — E
  • 4 — T
  • 3 — FB
  • 2 — C
  • 2 — QB
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 14 — Toronto
  • 8 — Queen's
  • 5 — Western Ontario
  • 4 — McMaster
  • 2 — McGill
  • 1 — British Columbia (UBC)

Sources

Contributors

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Notices

  • No notices for this draft.