Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Buynak
Gordon Buynak was selected in the second round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, 43rd overall by the St. Louis Blues. He played three years of major junior hockey, two with the Detroit Jr. Red Wings and another with the Kingston Canadians. During his rookie season in Detroit, he played in 53 games as a 17-year-old, scoring two goals and 19 points. He followed that up with a 57-game campaign in 1971-72, scoring ten goals and 24 points. In 1972-73, Buynak joined the Kingston Canadians, where he played 70 games, scoring nine goals and 44 points.

At the age of 20, Buynak played in the only four games of his NHL career, suiting up with the St. Louis Blues, while also wearing jersey number four. Although he played well during his short time in the NHL, he failed to record a point. Despite the fact he never had another chance to play in the NHL, Buynak continued to play in the minors for another five seasons.

In 1975-76, Buynak signed with the Providence Reds of the AHL, and played in 70 games, scoring three goals and 17 points. The last four years of his career were spent in the CHL, first with the Kansas City Blues, Salt Lake City Golden Eagles, Tulsa Oilers and Dallas Blackhawks. He finished his career back in Salt Lake, playing alongside the likes of a young Joe Mullen, Rick Bowness and Doug Palazzari before retiring after the 1979-80 campaign.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Detroit Jr. Red Wings ON-Jr.A 53 2 17 19 132
1972-73 Detroit Jr. Red Wings ON-Jr.A 57 10 14 24 150
1973-74 Kingston Canadians OHA-Jr. 70 9 35 44 187
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 2 +3
1974-75 Denver Spurs CHL 56 1 16 17 102 2 0 1 1 2
1975-76 Providence Reds AHL 70 3 14 17 79 3 0 0 0 4
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 43 0 11 11 34
1976-77 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 20 2 6 8 10
1977-78 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 65 1 9 10 76 6 0 0 0 8
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 72 4 12 16 88
1979-80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 42 2 6 8 33
1979-80 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 16 0 4 4 25 6 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 2


Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis with Bruce Affleck for cash, November 6, 1979. Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver with Bruce Affleck for cash, February 28, 1980.
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