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Wayne Hillman
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
Philadelphia Flyers
Cleveland Crusaders
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 13, 1938(1938-11-13),
Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN
Died November 24 1990 (aged 52),
Pro Career 1957 – 1975

Wayne James Hillman (November 13, 1938 - November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers. He also played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Cleveland Crusaders. He was born in in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and was the younger brother of defenceman Larry Hillman. Hillman played in one playoff game for Chicago in 1961, but his name was still engraved on the Stanley Cup with the rest of the team. Wayne Hillman died of a heart attack on November 24, 1990.

He started out in the Chicago Blackhawks system with the junior St. Catharines TeePees of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1955 to 1959.

Hillman made it to the big team in 1961 and stayed until his 1965 trade to the New York Rangers. He also played for the Minnesota North Stars and the Philadelphia Flyers and then jumped to the Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association in 1973.

He retired in 1975. In the NHL he played in 691 games and scored 18 goals and 86 assists. In the WHA he played in 126 games and scored 3 goals and 16 assists.

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