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Neil Hawryliw
Position Right wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Islanders
Born (1957-11-19)November 19, 1957,
Fielding, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died October 03 2021 (aged 65),
Norton Shores, Michigan, United States
NHL Draft undrafted
Pro Career 1976 – 1987

Neil Hawryliw (born November 19, 1957 - October 3, 2021) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played in one National Hockey League game for the New York Islanders during the 1981–82 NHL season.

He played junior hockey for the Saskatoon Blades from 1974 to 1976. Despite scoring almost 200 points in these three seasons, Hawryliw was not drafted by the NHL. He joined the Muskegon Mohawks in 1976, scoring 37 goals in 1977-78. That got him a free agent contract from the New York Islanders in 1978.

Hawryliw spent one more season with the Mohawks and then played for Islanders' farm teams in the Central Hockey League. In 1980-81 he was a first All-Star for the Indianapolis Checkers which helped get him into one game for the Islanders in 1981-82. But the talent-deep Islanders kept him down in the minors. He played in the Central League and the International League until his retirement in 1987.

After retiring from hockey, Hawryliw was director of the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan.[1] He married Joni Miller in 1982 and had one son, Nigel. Hawryliw died on October 3, 2021 in Norton Shores, Michigan.[2]


  1. VanDevoorde, Jan (2006). Muskegon's Hockey History and Heroes. United States: AuthorHouse Publishing, 304. ISBN 9781425949334. 
  2. Neil A. Hawryliw. Muskegon Chronicle (October 5, 2021). Retrieved on October 6, 2021.

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