Merlin Malinowski

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Merlin Malinowski
Born (1958-09-27) September 27, 1958 (age 55)
North Battleford, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for Colorado Rockies
New Jersey Devils
Hartford Whalers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1978
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1978–1991

Merlin "The Magician" Malinowski (born September 27, 1958) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is the current head coach of the Western Junior B Hockey League's St. Marys Lincolns.

Playing career[edit]

Malinowski was drafted in the 2nd Round, 27th overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He played 5 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Rockies, the New Jersey Devils and the Hartford Whalers. He then had a long spell in Switzerland, playing for the EHC Arosa and later the SCL Tigers from 1983 until his retirement in 1991. He also played for the Canadian Olympic Team that finished 4th in the 1988 Olympics[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1974-75 Drumheller Falcons AJHL 59 23 44 67 58
1975-76 Drumheller Falcons AJHL 59 60 86 146 79
1976-77 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 70 22 48 70 40 4 1 5 6 4
1977-78 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 72 48 78 126 131 11 9 11 20 16
1978-79 Colorado Rockies NHL 54 6 17 23 10 -17 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 25 3 9 12 12 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 66 34 42 76 58 15 8 16 24 34
1979-80 Colorado Rockies NHL 10 2 4 6 2 -1 -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 Colorado Rockies NHL 69 25 37 62 61 -24 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 69 13 28 41 32 -22 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 3 2 5 0 -1 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 5 23 28 16 -41 -- -- -- -- --
1983-84 Arosa Swiss-A -- 37 26 63 0
1984-85 Arosa Swiss-A -- 48 36 84 0
1985-86 Arosa Swiss-A 32 25 29 54 0
1987-88 Canadian National Team Oly 10 3 2 5 0
NHL Totals 282 54 111 165 121

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