Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne King
Wayne King was a decent offensive centre who played briefly with the California Golden Seals in the mid-1970s. He also excelled in junior, the minors and the senior level of competition. He was also one of the few indigenous Canadians to play in the NHL during this time.

Born in Midland, Ontario, an hour north of Toronto, King played junior with the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA. The Seals following his third year of junior in 1971 signed him as a free agent. King excelled in his first three pro seasons spent in the IHL and WHL. He scored 34 goals for the WHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles in 1973-74 and was voted to the league's second all-star team. King was also recalled for two games by California then suited up for 71 games between the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons.

After spending the 1976-77 season back in Salt Lake City, King joined the OHA senior Barrie Flyers, not far from his hometown. He averaged a point per game in 1977-78 for the Flyers then announced his retirement.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Niagara Falls Canucks OHA-B
1968-69 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 4 1 0 1 0
1969-70 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 54 8 26 34 61
1970-71 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 59 14 18 32 112
1971-72 Columbus Seals IHL 72 22 29 51 29
1972-73 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 72 16 27 43 55 9 2 5 7 11
1973-74 California Golden Seals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 76 34 34 68 72 5 1 0 1 9
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 25 4 7 11 8 -10
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 46 1 11 12 26 -3
1975-76 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 20 9 8 17 21 5 1 0 1 10
1976-77 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 51 12 13 25 36
1977-78 Barrie Flyers OHA-Sr. 40 24 16 40 47
NHL Totals 73 5 18 23 34


WHL Second All-Star Team (1974) Signed as a free agent by California, October, 1971.
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