Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Barry Wilkins
Originally a draft selection of the Boston Bruins, Barry Wilkins is best remembered for his days in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. Wilkins was developed in the Bruins junior and minor league system, playing with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League for two years. He had his first taste of the NHL while still a junior in 1966 at the age of 19. He graduated from the Oshawa Generals to the Oklahoma City Blazers of the CPHL. Wilkins played for three years in Oklahoma, twice being named to the league's All-Star team. After playing in just eight games over three seasons in Boston, he was selected by the Vancouver Canucks on June 10, 1970 in the expansion draft.

Wilkins played four years with the Canucks. His best goal-scoring season came in 1972-73 when he notched eleven and finished with 28 points. The following year he tallied 31 points, on three goals and 28 assists.

In 1974-75 Barry was sent to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he produced five goals and 29 assists for 34 points in 59 games. Wilkins played one more year in the NHL with the Penguins before heading to the rival World Hockey Association for two seasons with the Edmonton Oilers in 1976-77 and finally the Indianapolis Racers in 1977-78.

He played one last season for the Philadelphia Firebirds of the American Hockey League in 1978-79 before retiring at the age of 32.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Weston Dodgers ON-Jr.B
1964-65 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 51 2 12 14 45 9 0 0 0 2
1964-65 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 3 0 2 2 0
1965-66 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 47 8 11 19 128 17 3 7 10 36
1965-66 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 14 2 6 8 37
1966-67 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 40 8 21 29 69
1966-67 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1967-68 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 69 6 27 33 146 7 1 0 1 12
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 1 1 0 1 0 +1
1968-69 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 69 14 32 46 164 12 3 7 10 26
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -1
1969-70 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 61 11 41 52 204
1970-71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 70 5 18 23 131 -18
1971-72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 45 2 5 7 65 -9
1972-73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 76 11 17 28 133 -38
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 3 28 31 123 -13
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 7 0 1 1 6 -2
1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 59 5 29 34 97 +29 3 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 0 27 27 106 -1 3 0 1 1 4
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 51 4 24 28 75 4 0 1 1 2
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 79 2 21 23 79
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 46 5 12 17 51
NHL Totals 418 27 125 152 663 6 0 1 1 4


CHL First All-Star Team (1969)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1970)
Claimed by Vancouver from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver for Ab Demarco Jr., November 4, 1974. WHA rights traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1976. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Rusty Patenaude, Claude St. Sauveur and Kevin Devine for Blair MacDonald, Mike Zuke and Dave Inkpen, September, 1977.
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