Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) TOR [HAM] Casey Wood (T) Toronto
1–2 (2) CGY   Glen Harding (C) Toronto
1–3 (3) HAM [MTL] John Ware (C) Queen's
1–4 (4) TOR   Mike Wicklum (HB) Toronto
1–5 (5) OTT   Paul Burroughs (HB) Toronto
2–1 (6) HAM   Wally Barrie (LB) McGill
2–2 (7) CGY   Don Robb (E) Queen's
2–3 (8) BC [MTL] Wayne Neal (G) Western Ontario
2–4 (9) TOR   Mike Muir (E) Toronto
2–5 (10) OTT   John Moore (HB) McGill
3–1 (11) HAM   Weldon Thorburn (T) Toronto
3–2 (12) CGY   Peter Hoisak (DE) McGill
3–3 (13) MTL   Milt Jewell (G) Toronto
3–4 (14) TOR   Bob Milligan (FB) McGill
3–5 (15) OTT   Dick Pearce (HB) Queen's
4–1 (16) HAM   Bob House (E) Toronto
4–2 CGY   Pass  
4–3 (17) MTL   Bob McAleese (HB) Queen's
4–4 (18) TOR   Sam Poaps (G) Queen's
4–5 (19) OTT   Frank Loftus (HB) Western Ontario
5–1 (20) HAM   Bob Godley (G) Toronto
5–2 CGY   Pass  
5–3 (21) MTL   Al Braekvelt (G) McGill
5–4 (22) TOR   Mike Chykaliuk (G) Toronto
5–5 (23) OTT   Johnny Evans (T) Toronto
6–1 HAM   Pass  
6–2 CGY   Pass  
6–3 (24) MTL   Ed Rush (HB) Toronto
6–4 TOR   Pass  
6–5 OTT   Pass  
  • Date: Feb. 10, 1961
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB
  • Rounds: 6
  • Players selected: 24
Notes

The 1961 Amateur Draft had only six teams participate — all four eastern teams, the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions — selecting graduating players from four eastern universities.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 4 / 24 (16.67%) 98
1 3 / 5 (60.00%) 96
2 1 / 5 (20.00%) 2
3 0 / 5 (0.00%) 0
4 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
5 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
6 0 / 1 (0.00%) 0

1961 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 4 / 24 (16.67%) 98 69
Calgary Stampeders 2 / 3 (66.67%) 5 5
Toronto Argonauts 2 / 6 (33.33%) 93 64
BC Lions 0 / 1 (0.00%) 0 0
Montreal Alouettes 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0 0
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 0 / 5 (0.00%) 0 0
Ottawa RedBlacks 0 / 5 (0.00%) 0 0

1961 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 7 — HB
  • 6 — G
  • 3 — E
  • 3 — T
  • 2 — C
  • 1 — DE
  • 1 — FB
  • 1 — LB
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 12 — Toronto
  • 5 — McGill
  • 5 — Queen's
  • 2 — Western Ontario

Sources

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