Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Cowley
Scarborough, Ontario native Wayne Cowley bounced around the minor pro leagues before he took to the Edmonton Oilers crease during the 1993-94 season. Cowley went from Colgate University to the International Hockey League where he spent parts of three seasons with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, the minor league affiliate of the Calgary Flames, who had signed him to a free agent deal. This stint was followed by stops in the East Coast Hockey League, the American Hockey League and two tours of duty in Britain. In 1993 Cowley signed a free agent contract with the Edmonton Oilers, who gave him his NHL opportunity.

Cowley got into one NHL game during the 1993-94 season. Though he took the loss in the only game of his career he acquitted himself well making 35 saves and surrendering just three goals.

With his NHL days behind him, Cowley continued his nomadic ways with returns to the IHL and AHL as well as additional stops in Britain, a season in Germany and his final campaign, which was spent with the United Hockey League's Flint Generals in 1999-00.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1980-81 Mississauga Reps MTHL
1981-82 Streetsville Derbys ON-Jr.B 6 0 4.39
1981-82 Georgetown Geminis ON-Jr.B 7 0 6.63
1982-83 Georgetown Geminis ON-Jr.B 14 0 5.31
1983-84 Georgetown Geminis ON-Jr.B 37 0 4.34
1984-85 Oakville Blades ON-Jr.B 35 3 3.80
1985-86 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 7 2 2 0 1 4.42
1986-87 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 31 21 8 1 0 3.52
1987-88 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 20 11 7 1 1 2.99
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 29 17 7 1 0 3.96 2 1 0 0 0 5.22
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 36 15 12 5 1 3.70 3 0 0 0 0 3.05
1990-91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 7 3 4 0 1 3.66
1990-91 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 30 19 9 2 1 3.85 4 1 3 0 1 3.13
1991-92 Solihull Barons Aut-Cup 8 3 5 0 0 6.22
1991-92 Blackburn Blackhawks Britain-2 2 3.65
1991-92 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 38 16 18 2 0 3.71
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 11 6 5 0 0 3.91 1 0 1 0 0 2.95
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 42 14 17 6 1 3.91 16 14 2 0 1 2.78
1992-93 Wheeling Thunderbirds ECHL 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.16
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 44 20 17 5 0 3.62 5 1 4 0 0 4.66
1994-95 Worcester IceCats AHL 45 11 25 6 1 3.53
1994-95 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 2 0 0 1 0 3.04
1995-96 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 2 2 0 0 0 2.40
1995-96 Sheffield Steelers Britain 20 3.21 7 2 2.43
1996-97 Wedemark Scorpions Germany 43 1 4.51 7 0 4.39
1997-98 Newcastle Cobras BH-Cup 9 0 3.10
1997-98 Newcastle Cobras Britain 28 3.50 6 3.27
1998-99 Newcastle Riverkings BH-Cup 5 0 3.00
1998-99 Newcastle Riverkings Britain 29 0 3.12
1999-00 Great Britain WC-Q
1999-00 Flint Generals UHL 7 6 1 0 0 3.01
1999-00 Great Britain WC-B 2 1 0 0 0 4.22
NHL Totals 1 0 1 0 0 3.15


ECHL Second All-Star Team (1991) Signed as a free agent by Calgary, May 1, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, September 13, 1993. Signed as an emergency back-up goaltender by Dayton (ECHL), February 18, 2000. Loaned to Flint (UHL) by Dayton (ECHL), February 26, 2000.
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