Wayne Merrick

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Wayne Merrick
Born (1952-04-23) April 23, 1952 (age 62)
Sarnia, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
St. Louis Blues
California Seals
Cleveland Barons
New York Islanders
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1972
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1972–1984

Leonard Wayne Merrick (born April 23, 1952 in Sarnia, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 774 career National Hockey League games for the St. Louis Blues, California Seals/Cleveland Barons and New York Islanders.

Playing career[edit]

Wayne Merrick helped provide toughness and grit to the talent-laden New York Islanders of the late seventies and early eighties. He played on the famed "Banana Line" centering John Tonelli and Bob Nystrom. He won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders between 1980 and 1983. He scored the Cup-clinching goal in Game Five of the 1981 Finals.

Career statistics[edit]

 Season   Team   League  Regular Season Playoffs
  GP     G     A    Pts   PIM    GP     G     A    Pts   PIM 
1969-70 Ottawa 67's OHA 51 10 17 27 10 -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Ottawa 67's OHA 62 34 42 76 41 -- -- -- -- --
1971-72 Ottawa 67's OHA 62 39 56 95 21 -- -- -- -- --
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 50 10 11 21 10 5 0 1 1 2
Denver Spurs WHL 22 6 13 19 6 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 20 23 43 32 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 28 37 65 57 2 1 1 2 0
1975-76 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 7 8 15 0 -- -- -- -- --
California Seals NHL 56 25 27 52 36 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 80 18 38 56 25 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 37 10 14 24 8 7 1 0 1 0
Cleveland Barons NHL 18 2 5 7 8 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 75 20 21 41 24 10 2 3 5 2
1979-80 New York Islanders* NHL 70 13 22 35 16 21 2 4 6 2
1980-81 New York Islanders* NHL 71 16 15 31 30 18 6 12 18 8
1981-82 New York Islanders* NHL 68 12 27 39 20 19 6 6 12 6
1982-83 New York Islanders* NHL 59 4 12 16 27 19 1 3 4 10
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 31 6 5 11 10 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 774 191 265 456 303 102 19 30 49 30
  • *Stanley Cup champion

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gene Carr
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
1972
Succeeded by
John Davidson