Wayne Carleton

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Wayne Carleton
Wayne Carleton 1970 Bruins Alumni.jpg
Wayne Carleton at a 1970s-era Bruins reunion
Born (1946-08-04) August 4, 1946 (age 71)
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
California Golden Seals
Ottawa Nationals
Toronto Toros
Edmonton Oilers
Birmingham Bulls
New England Whalers
Playing career 1961–1978

Kenneth Wayne Carleton (born August 4, 1946) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Carleton played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Hockey Association (WHA) in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a member of the 1970 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup champions. Nicknamed "Swoop".

Playing career[edit]

Carleton played junior hockey for the Toronto Marlboros. During the 1963-64 season,with Carleton playing a starring role, the Marlboros won the Memorial Cup with one of the greatest line-ups in Canadian junior hockey history.

Carleton started his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He would also play with the Boston Bruins and California Golden Seals. His career would last from 1966 to 1972. He was a member of one Stanley Cup champions, 1969–70 Bruins; Carleton was on the ice as the left wing on Derek Sanderson's line when Bobby Orr scored his famous Cup-clinching goal in the fourth game of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final. He was traded to California two seasons later.

After one year with California, he moved over to the WHA and played for the Ottawa Nationals, Toronto Toros, Edmonton Oilers, Birmingham Bulls, and New England Whalers.

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