|Player||Picked by||Picked from||Player dropped|
from protected list
|Cash or claim?|
|Wayne Van Dorp||Quebec Nordiques||Chicago Blackhawks||???||$50,000|
|Randy Gregg||Vancouver Canucks||Edmonton Oilers||???||$15,000|
|Bengt-Åke Gustafsson||Detroit Red Wings||Washington Capitals||???||cash|
|Shawn Anderson||Quebec Nordiques||Washington Capitals||???||cash|
|Mario Marois||St. Louis Blues||Quebec Nordiques||Harold Snepsts||cash|
|Aaron Broten||Quebec Nordiques||Minnesota North Stars||???||$10,000|
|Rod Buskas||Los Angeles Kings||Pittsburgh Penguins||???||$10,000|
|Bob Bassen||St. Louis Blues||Chicago Blackhawks||Mario Marois||cash|
The Canucks' choice of (Dr.) Randy Gregg in the first round was a... curious one. Gregg had declared that he would retire from the game of hockey after winning his fifth and final Stanley Cup with the Oilers. He hadn't filed his retirement papers with the league but made it known that any team that chose him in the waiver draft would be wasting a pick. His home town was Edmonton, he was completing his residency in Edmonton; he didn't want to live anywhere or do anything else than to practice medicine in Edmonton. This was the third time he had declared his retirement, and he intended it to be his last. The Canucks picked him anyway, just as they had picked Behn Wilson in the 1988 Waiver Draft. It took over a year of negotiating and very generous remuneration to convince Dr. Gregg to lace up the skates one last time. He played 21 regular season and seven playoff games with the Canucks in 1991-92, after which he retired for the fourth and final time from the game of hockey.
The Red Wings' choice of Bengt Gustafsson was another bizarre one. Gustafsson left the Capitals in 1989 and returned to his native Sweden. He wanted to raise his kids in Sweden. He had absolutely no desire to return to North America and play in the NHL but the Red Wings picked him anyway. They lost him to the Sharks in the 1991 Expansion Draft, and just as he promised Gustafsson never played professional hockey in North America again.