Don Saleski

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Don Saleski
Born (1949-11-10) November 10, 1949 (age 64)
Moose Jaw, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Colorado Rockies
NHL Draft 64th overall, 1969
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1970–1980

Donald Patrick "Big Bird" Saleski (born November 10, 1949) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Rockies.

Playing career[edit]

Saleski was drafted in the 6th round, 64th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1969 NHL amateur draft. He played in 543 career NHL games, scoring 128 goals and 125 assists for 253 career points. He played the bulk of his career (eight seasons, 1969–1977) with the Philadelphia Flyers, including their Stanley Cup winning teams of 1973-74 and 1974-75. He played the final two seasons of his career (1978-9) with the Colorado Rockies.

Life after hockey[edit]

After hockey Saleski got involved with business. He worked for a couple of different business companies before starting his own company called Business Edge Development, which helps other organizations in improving and sustaining profitable growth by improving front line staff and managers.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1966–67 Regina Pats CMJHL 38 3 2 5 6 3 0 0 0 0
1967–68 Regina Pats WCHL 58 6 9 15 34
1968–69 Regina Pats SJHL 40 33 25 58 117
1968–69 Regina Pats M-Cup 11 6 6 12 19
1969–70 Winnipeg Jets WCHL 2 1 0 1 12
1969–70 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 3 0 1 1 4
1970–71 Quebec Aces AHL 72 9 7 16 51 1 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Richmond Robins AHL 73 22 35 57 111
1972–73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 12 9 21 205 11 1 2 3 4
1973–74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 15 25 40 131 17 2 7 9 24
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 10 18 28 107 17 2 3 5 25
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 21 26 47 68 16 6 5 11 47
1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 22 16 38 33 10 0 0 0 12
1977–78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 27 18 45 44 11 2 0 2 19
1978–79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 11 5 16 14
1978–79 Colorado Rockies NHL 16 2 0 2 4
1979–80 Colorado Rockies NHL 51 8 8 16 23
1979–80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 19 9 6 15 18 14 5 6 11 20
NHL totals 543 128 125 253 629 82 13 17 30 131

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