Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Cashman
When he retired at the end of the 1982-83 season, Cashman was the last survivor of the Original Six. Cashman played junior in Oshawa with Bobby Orr, but he was a winger with not much speed or skill. But, he was the best in the league in the corners, and it was his superb work that got the puck to centre Phil Esposito in the slot time and again so that Espo could break all goal-scoring records (their linemate was Ken Hodge, part Cash, part Espo).

His first game came in 1964-65 as an emergency recall when the Bruins were short of forwards. Two years later he earned a full-time job in Beantown, and he became known as a scrapper and player both. He played on the historic Summit Series Team Canada team in 1972, but his career was jeopardized in 1972-73 when he slid into a goal post and hurt his back. Undaunted, he continued to play. In fact, it was easier for him to skate than either walk or sleep. But by seasons end he could barely move.

After a serious operation, he recovered, and in 1977 was made the Bruins captain. He returned to play aggressively and maintain his ability to score 20 goals a season, though the team's playoff runs were always both consistent and not particularly lengthy. Six years later, he retired.

In 1986, Esposito, now GM on Broadway, hired Cashman as a scout for New England, the start of a prominent post-skating career in the game. After five years with the Rangers, he acted as an assistant coach for Tampa Bay for four years and moved to San Jose for 1996-97 in the same capacity. On July 7, 1997 he was named coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, and a week later as an assistant for Canada's entry in the 1998 Olympics. However, partway through his first year, GM Bobby Clarke removed him from behind the bench but kept him on as an assistant and advisor. After four seasons with the Philadelphia organization, Cashman became head coach of the ECHL Pensacola Ice Pilots before returning to the team he spent his entire NHL playing career with the Boston Bruins, as an assistant coach in 2001-02.

Winner of two Stanley Cups, Cashman played (17 years, 1,027 games) with the Boston and is still one of the most loved Bruins of the modern era.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Kingston Canadians OHA-B
1962-63 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 1 0 1 1 0
1963-64 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 27 9 12 21 37 6 2 2 4 15
1964-65 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 55 27 46 73 104 6 3 2 5 11
1964-65 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 48 26 44 70 98 17 15 20 35 21
1965-66 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 14 10 27 37 51
1966-67 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 70 20 36 56 98 11 3 4 7 4
1967-68 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 4 4 2 -5 1 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 42 21 30 51 66
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 51 8 23 31 49 +19 6 0 1 1 0
1968-69 Hershey Bears AHL 21 6 9 15 30
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHL 70 9 26 35 79 +22 14 5 4 9 50
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 77 21 58 79 100 +59 7 3 2 5 15
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 74 23 29 52 103 +42 15 4 7 11 42
1972-73 Canada Summit-72 2 0 2 2 14
1972-73 Boston Bruins NHL 76 29 39 68 100 +5 5 1 1 2 4
1973-74 Boston Bruins NHL 78 30 59 89 111 +49 16 5 9 14 46
1974-75 Boston Bruins NHL 42 11 22 33 24 +7 1 0 2 2 0
1975-76 Boston Bruins NHL 80 28 43 71 87 +30 11 1 5 6 16
1976-77 Boston Bruins NHL 65 15 37 52 76 +4 14 1 8 9 18
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 76 24 38 62 69 +34 15 4 6 10 13
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 75 27 40 67 63 +16 10 4 5 9 8
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 44 11 21 32 19 -3 10 3 3 6 32
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 77 25 35 60 80 +17 3 0 1 1 0
1981-82 Boston Bruins NHL 64 12 31 43 59 -17 9 0 2 2 6
1982-83 Boston Bruins NHL 65 4 11 15 20 +2 8 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 1027 277 516 793 1041 145 31 57 88 250


NHL Second All-Star Team (1974) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1974)
Named Head Coach of Pensacola (ECHL), July 24, 2000.
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