Wayne Cashman
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 24, 1945,
Kingston, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1965 – 1983

Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional player and a former NHL head coach. He is currently an assistant coach of the Boston Bruins.

Playing CareerEdit

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 played his entire NHL career with the Boston Bruins (1964–65, 196783) as the hard-grinding left wing on the era's most formidable forward line with superstar centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge, and was on Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972. His best season was in 1974, when he scored 30 goals and 59 assists to finish 4th 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.

Cashman is considered by many inside the hockey world to be one of the greatest fighters in the history of the NHL.

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. In 1997–98, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and served thereafter as the team's assistant coach. He was an assistant coach with the Bruins from 2001 until 2006.

His total NHL coaching record was 32-20-9.

Career Achievements and TriviaEdit

  • 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.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1963–64Oshawa GeneralsOHA27912210
1964–65Boston BruinsNHL10000
1964–65Oshawa GeneralsOHA552746730
1965–66Oshawa GeneralsOHA4826447098
1966–67Oklahoma City BlazersCHL7020365698113474
1967–68Oklahoma City BlazersCPHL4221305166
1967–68Boston BruinsNHL12044210000
1968–69Hershey BearsAHL21691530
1968–69Boston BruinsNHL51823314960110
1969–70Boston BruinsNHL7092635791454950
1970–71Boston BruinsNHL77215879100732515
1971–72Boston BruinsNHL7423295210315471142
1972–73Boston BruinsNHL7629396810051124
1973–74Boston BruinsNHL7830598911116591446
1974–75Boston BruinsNHL421122332410220
1975–76Boston BruinsNHL80284371871115616
1976–77Boston BruinsNHL65153752761418918
1977–78Boston BruinsNHL762438626915461013
1978–79Boston BruinsNHL7527406763104598
1979–80Boston BruinsNHL44112132191033632
1980–81Boston BruinsNHL772535608030110
1981–82Boston BruinsNHL641231435990226
1982–83Boston BruinsNHL65411152080110
NHL totals 1027 277 516 793 1041 145 31 57 88 250


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Preceded by
John Bucyk
Boston Bruins captains
Succeeded by
Terry O'Reilly
Preceded by
Terry Murray
Philadelphia Flyers head coaches
Succeeded by
Roger Neilson
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