Osamu "Herb" Wakabayashi (born December 23, 1944 in Neys, Ontario) moved to British Columbia, where he excelled at both hockey and baseball. In 1964 Herb entered Boston University where he played freshman hockey. In his sophomore year, he moved up to varsity where he set a Boston University and ECAC record for assists in a season with 51. In the same year he was named the most valuable player of The Beanpot.
The following year his accolades continued when he was named to the All America, All East and All New England first teams, as well as the Most Valuable Player on his team and Athlete of the Year of the University. As a senior he again received All American and All New England honors. He finished his illustrious career with the most assists in Terrier history with 90 and second all time scorer with 145 points. Also in his senior year he played baseball where he hit .367 leading the Terriers to the regional finals of the ECAC playoffs.
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||1967–68|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1968–69|
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year