Wayne Cashman
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Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (0 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 Career[edit | edit source]

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 Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1963–64 Oshawa Generals OHA 27 9 12 21 0
1964–65 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964–65 Oshawa Generals OHA 55 27 46 73 0
1965–66 Oshawa Generals OHA 48 26 44 70 98
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
1967–68 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
1968–69 Hershey Bears AHL 21 6 9 15 30
1968–69 Boston Bruins NHL 51 8 23 31 49 6 0 1 1 0
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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Cashman goal-7May1970.gif
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9Feb1971-Cashman Hodge NYR.jpg
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Cashman uncounted goal-8Jan1972.gif
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Cashman thru doors-13Dec1972.gif
Cashman from Orr-28Jan1973.gif
Cashman goal-7May1974.gif

External Links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
John Bucyk
Boston Bruins captains
197783
Succeeded by
Terry O'Reilly
Preceded by
Terry Murray
Philadelphia Flyers head coaches
1997–98
Succeeded by
Roger Neilson
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