Wally Boyer

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Wally Boyer
Born (1937-09-27) September 27, 1937 (age 79)
Cowan, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 07 in (170 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
Oakland Seals
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1965–1973

Walter Boyer (born September 27, 1937 in Cowan, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre.

Career[edit]

Wally Boyer was known as a creative playmaker and talented penalty killer throughout his NHL career. Boyer recorded 54 goals and 105 assists for 159 points in 365 career NHL games. A product of the Toronto Maple Leafs' development system, Boyer played his first NHL games with the Leafs during the mid-1960s, before joining the Chicago Blackhawks. At the end of the 1966-67 season, the Hawks captured the Prince of Wales Trophy for finishing first-overall in the six-team standings. When the league expanded to 12 clubs that fall, Boyer became an Oakland Seal, and was later traded to another expansion franchise, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Awards and achievements[edit]

In 1956, Boyer, along with Major Junior A teammates Bob Pulford, Carl Brewer, and Bob Baun, was a member of the Memorial Cup-winning Toronto Marlboros.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1958–59 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 1 1 2
1958–59 Chicoutimi–Montreal QHL 28 3 7 10 8
1958–59 New Westminster Royals WHL 27 5 5 10 0
1959–60 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 70 23 42 65 36 11 2 4 6 4
1960–61 Rochester Americans AHL 70 24 33 57 31
1961–62 Rochester Americans AHL 67 20 21 41 67 2 0 0 0 0
1962–63 Springfield Indians AHL 66 28 45 73 59
1963–64 Rochester Americans AHL 52 20 19 39 35 2 1 0 1 2
1964–65 Rochester Americans AHL 70 20 41 61 28 10 2 4 6 4
1965–66 Rochester Americans AHL 19 3 10 13 13
1965–66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 4 17 21 23 4 0 1 1 0
1966–67 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 42 5 6 11 15 1 0 0 0 0
1966–67 Portland Buckaroos WHL 17 7 6 13 10
1967–68 Oakland Seals NHL 74 13 20 33 44
1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 10 19 29 17
1969–70 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 72 11 12 23 34 10 1 2 3 0
1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 68 11 30 41 30
1971–72 Hershey Bears AHL 64 18 30 48 43 3 1 0 1 2
1971–72 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1972–73 Winnipeg Jets WHA 69 6 28 34 27 14 4 2 6 4
WHA Totals 69 6 28 34 27 14 4 2 6 4
NHL Totals 365 54 105 159 163 15 1 3 4 0

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