Wayne Cashman

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Wayne Cashman
Wayne Cashman 1981.JPG
Cashman in 1981.
Born (1945-06-24) June 24, 1945 (age 73)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left 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 Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. He played seventeen seasons for the Boston Bruins and helped them win the Stanley Cups twice.

Playing career[edit]

Cashman played junior hockey in the OHA with the Oshawa Generals; one of his teammates was Bobby Orr. 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] He was a hard-grinding left winger on the era's most formidable forward line with centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge.[3] His role was to get into the corners and battle for loose pucks, and feed them to Esposito or Hodge. He was also a tenacious forechecker and served as an enforcer to protect Esposito and Bobby Orr.[4]

Cashman was a member of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972, for the latter of which he scored twice in the deciding game against the New York Rangers. He scored at least 20 goals a season eight times in his career, doing so in four straight seasons when he also incurred 100 or more penalty minutes. His best season was in 1974, when he finished fourth in the league in points, played in the All-Star Game, and was named to the NHL Second All-Star team. In 1972 he played for Team Canada in the Summit Series.

He served as the captain of the Bruins from 1978 to 1983. When he retired in 1983 after the Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs, he was the last active player from the NHL's Original Six era, just beating out Serge Savard, whose team was eliminated in an earlier playoff round.

After his retirement as a player, Cashman served in several coaching positions, including five seasons as an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and four for the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant coach. He was appointed head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for the 1997-98 season and held that post for 61 games until he was replaced by Roger Neilson; he 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Wayne Cashman in 1981
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962–63 Kingston Frontenacs EOJHL
1962–63 Oshawa Generals MJrL 1 0 1 1 0
1963–64 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 27 9 12 21 37 6 2 2 4 15
1964–65 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 55 27 46 73 104 6 3 2 5 11
1964–65 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1965–66 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 48 26 44 70 98 17 15 20 35 21
1965–66 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 14 10 27 37 51
1966–67 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 70 20 36 56 98 11 3 4 7 4
1967–68 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
1967–68 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 42 21 30 51 66
1968–69 Boston Bruins NHL 51 8 23 31 49 6 0 1 1 0
1968–69 Hershey Bears AHL 21 6 9 15 30
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

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1972 Canada SS 2 0 2 2 14

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