Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Junkin
Netminder Joe Junkin played all of eight minutes for the Boston Bruins in 1968-69. He was best known as a journeyman in the minors and for his solid work in the World Hockey Association.

Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Junkin played Junior B with the Bobcaygeon Bobcats and senior hockey with the Belleville Mohawks before signing with Boston as a free agent. He was acquired by the Bruins as insurance for their farm system. To this end, he played 36 games for the Oklahoma City Blazers in 1968-69 and 1969-70. During his eight minutes in goal for Boston, Junkin did not allow a goal.

In 1972-73 he enjoyed a solid year in the EHL, leading the league with five shutouts while playing for the Syracuse Blazers. Following the season he was placed on the EHL North first all-star team. Junkin signed with the New York Raiders and played 53 games for the club in 1973-74. He remained with the franchise when it relocated and became known as the San Diego Mariners but his playing time was reduced and he finished the year in the NAHL with the Syracuse Blazers. He retired in 1976 after suiting up for the Tidewater Sharks and Roanoke Valley Rebels of the Southern Hockey League.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1966-67 Bobcaygeon Bobcats OHA-B
1967-68 Belleville Mohawks OHA-Sr. 24 0 4.26
1968-69 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 27 0 3.30 5 0 4 0 0 4.96
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1969-70 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 9 4 4 0 1 4.56
1969-70 Hershey Bears AHL 17 0 3.90
1970-71 Hershey Bears AHL
1971-72 Fenelon Falls Flyers UOVHL
1972-73 Long Island Ducks EHL 2 0 9.00
1972-73 Syracuse Blazers EHL 34 5 2.61 7 3 3 0 1 2.57
1973-74 New York/New Jersey Knights WHA 53 21 25 4 1 3.79
1974-75 San Diego Mariners WHA 16 6 7 0 1 3.29
1974-75 Syracuse Blazers NAPro 20 11 8 0 0 3.65 6 3 3 0 1 3.50
1975-76 Tidewater Sharks SHL 7 1 5 1 0 4.62
1975-76 Roanoke Valley Rebels SHL 29 12 13 3 1 3.45
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 0.00


EHL North First All-Star Team (1973) Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 12, 1968.
Missed entire 1970-71 due to retina-reattachment surgery, July, 1970. Signed as a free agent by NY Raiders (WHA), September, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by San Diego (WHA) for Cincinnati's 3rd round pick (Mark Suzor) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1975.
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