Cashman in 1981.
June 24, 1945 |
Kingston, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins|
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 was a hard-grinding left winger on the era's most formidable forward line with superstar centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge. 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.
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. When Cashman retired after the Bruins were eliminated from the 1983 playoffs, he was the last active player from the NHL's Original Six era, just beating out Serge Savard, whose team was beaten out in an earlier playoff round.
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. He was also on the coaching staff of Team Canada in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as an assistant to Marc Crawford. 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
- 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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
NHL coaching statistics
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|PHI||1997–98||61||32||20||9||(95)||2nd in Atlantic||(fired)|
- "Wayne Cashman's profile". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
- "Nitro Line (Bruins)". CNN.
- "N.H.L.: LAST NIGHT -- PHILADELPHIA; Flyers Demote Cashman". The New York Times. March 10, 1998.
|Boston Bruins captain
|Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers