Definitions for "1973 NHL Amateur Draft"
The 11th National Hockey League Amateur Draft was the first to be held on a separate day from other league activities on May 15, 1973 at the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec so it would not overshadow the rest of the league meetings. Previously, the league held the amateur draft in mid-June for the last 6 drafts. It also marks the second time the meeting took place at the Mount Royal Hotel rather than the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.