Wayne Cashman

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Wayne Cashman
Born (1945-06-24) June 24, 1945 (age 68)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing[1]
Shot Right[1]
Played for Boston Bruins[1]
National team  Canada
Playing career 1965–1983

Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. He played 17 seasons for the Boston Bruins, helping the team win two Stanley Cups.

Playing career[edit]

Cashman played his junior hockey as a teammate of Bobby Orr's on the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. He played parts of three seasons in the minor leagues for the Oklahoma City Blazers and the Hershey Bears before making the Bruins' squad for good in 1969.

Cashman played his entire NHL career with the Boston Bruins (1964–65, 196783). His jersey number was #12.[2]

Cashman was a hard-grinding left winger on the era's most formidable forward line with superstar centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge.[3] His role was to get into the corners and battle for loose pucks, feeding them to Esposito or Hodge. Cashman was also a tenacious forechecker and he also served as an enforcer to protect Esposito and Bobby Orr.[4]

Cashman was a member of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972, the latter where he scored twice in the deciding game six against the New York Rangers. He scored 20 goals a season eight times in his career, accomplishing this feat in four straight seasons with 100 or more penalty minutes. His best season was in 1974, when he scored 30 goals and 59 assists to finish fourth in the league in points, played in the All-Star Game, and was named to the NHL Second All-Star team.

He served as the captain of the Bruins from the 1978 season until 1983.

After his retirement as a player, Cashman served in several coaching positions, largely for his former teammate Phil Esposito; five seasons as an assistant coach for the New York Rangers, four for the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant coach. After Terry Murray was dismissed, Cashman was appointed head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for the 1997-98 season and held that post for 61 games until being replaced by Roger Neilson and served thereafter as the team's assistant coach.[5] He was also on the coaching staff of Team Canada in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as an assistant to Marc Crawford.[1][6] He was an assistant coach with the Bruins from 2001 until 2006.

His total NHL coaching record is 32-20-9.

Career achievements and facts[edit]

  • Finished with 277 goals and 516 assists in 1027 games.
  • Played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series.
  • At the time of his retirement, was the final active player who had played in the NHL in the "Original Six" era prior to the 1967 expansion.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1963–64 Oshawa Generals OHA 27 9 12 21 0
1964–65 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964–65 Oshawa Generals OHA 55 27 46 73 0
1965–66 Oshawa Generals OHA 48 26 44 70 98
1966–67 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 70 20 36 56 98 11 3 4 7 4
1967–68 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 42 21 30 51 66
1967–68 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
1968–69 Hershey Bears AHL 21 6 9 15 30
1968–69 Boston Bruins NHL 51 8 23 31 49 6 0 1 1 0
1969–70 Boston Bruins NHL 70 9 26 35 79 14 5 4 9 50
1970–71 Boston Bruins NHL 77 21 58 79 100 7 3 2 5 15
1971–72 Boston Bruins NHL 74 23 29 52 103 15 4 7 11 42
1972–73 Boston Bruins NHL 76 29 39 68 100 5 1 1 2 4
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 78 30 59 89 111 16 5 9 14 46
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 42 11 22 33 24 1 0 2 2 0
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 80 28 43 71 87 11 1 5 6 16
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 65 15 37 52 76 14 1 8 9 18
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 76 24 38 62 69 15 4 6 10 13
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 75 27 40 67 63 10 4 5 9 8
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 44 11 21 32 19 10 3 3 6 32
1980–81 Boston Bruins NHL 77 25 35 60 80 3 0 1 1 0
1981–82 Boston Bruins NHL 64 12 31 43 59 9 0 2 2 6
1982–83 Boston Bruins NHL 65 4 11 15 20 8 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 1027 277 516 793 1041 145 31 57 88 250

NHL coaching statistics[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
PHI 1997-98 61 32 20 9 (95) 2nd in Atlantic (fired)

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Preceded by
John Bucyk
Boston Bruins captain
197783
Succeeded by
Terry O'Reilly
Preceded by
Terry Murray
Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
1997–98
Succeeded by
Roger Neilson