Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) TOR   Bill McFarlane (HB) Toronto
1–2 (2) OTT   George Klein (HB) McGill
1–3 (3) TOR [MTL] Don Mattason (G) Toronto
1–4 (4) HAM   Steve Oneschuk (HB) Toronto
2–1 (5) MTL [TOR] Jacques “JJ” Belec (FB) Western Ontario
2–2 (6) OTT   Len Shaw (FB) McGill
2–3 (7) MTL   Fred Wilmot (FW) Toronto
2–4 (8) HAM   Jim Dodds (FB) McMaster
3–1 (9) TOR   Wim Crawford (HB) McMaster
3–2 (10) OTT   Vince Capogreco (G) McGill
3–3 (11) MTL   Roy McMurtry (T) Toronto
3–4 (12) HAM   Jack Thompson (HB) Western Ontario
4–1 (13) TOR   Dennis Higgins (T) Western Ontario
4–2 (14) OTT   Jack Wyatt (HB) Western Ontario
4–3 (15) MTL   John McGill (C) McGill
4–4 (16) HAM   Bill Moulton (G) McGill
5–1 (17) TOR   Bill Koski (G) Queen's
5–2 (18) OTT   John McCombe (G) Queen's
5–3 (19) MTL   Bob Leeming (HB) Toronto
5–4 (20) HAM   George Bertrand (G) McGill
6–1 (21) TOR   Bob Fitzhenry (G) McMaster
6–2 (22) OTT   Murray Hadlow (HB) Toronto
6–3 (23) MTL   Olie Mandryk (QB) Toronto
6–4 (24) HAM   Dan Pugliese (T) McMaster
7–1 (25) TOR   Bob Dale (HB) Toronto
7–2 (26) OTT   Mark Hatt (G) McGill
7–3 (27) MTL   Doug Geekie (QB) Toronto
7–4 (28) HAM   Don Sterling (E) McGill
8–1 (29) TOR   Joe Benoit (C) McGill
8–2 (30) OTT   Jack Roberts (QB) Queen's
8–3 (31) MTL   Dave Fraser (HB) McMaster
8–4 (32) HAM   Pete Cranston (QB) Queen's
  • Date: Jan. 15, 1954
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Rounds: 8
  • Players selected: 32
Notes

Teams were allowed to select graduating players from five eastern universities — McGill, McMaster, Queen’s, Toronto and Western Ontario.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 12 / 32 (37.50%) 213
1 3 / 4 (75.00%) 117
2 4 / 4 (100.00%) 70
3 1 / 4 (25.00%) 2
4 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
5 1 / 4 (25.00%) 4
6 3 / 4 (75.00%) 20
7 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
8 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0

1954 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 12 / 32 (37.50%) 213 143
Toronto Argonauts 4 / 8 (50.00%) 41 31
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 / 8 (37.50%) 72 60
Montreal Alouettes 3 / 8 (37.50%) 52 30
Ottawa RedBlacks 2 / 8 (25.00%) 48 22

1954 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 10 — HB
  • 8 — G
  • 4 — QB
  • 3 — FB
  • 3 — T
  • 2 — C
  • 1 — E
  • 1 — FW
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 10 — Toronto
  • 9 — McGill
  • 5 — McMaster
  • 4 — Queen's
  • 4 — Western Ontario

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