Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dunc Wilson
The NHL career of goaltender Dunc Wilson took him through five teams during a ten-year span. His first taste of the big league came in the 1969-70 season where he played one game for the Philadelphia Flyers, allowing three goals in a loss.

His career got on track the following year when the expansion Vancouver Canucks selected him. Wilson tended goal for 35 games that year, but with talent scarce on the new club he went a dismal 3-25-2 with a 4.28 goals against average. Wilson, never one to shy away from a challenge, played in 53 games for the Canucks the next year and improved to 16-30-3 with a 3.61 goals against and a shutout.

After one more year as the Canucks' number-one backstop, Wilson was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 1973-74 season. He played in 24 and 25 games over those two years as a backup but was shipped off to the New York Rangers near the conclusion of the 1974-75 season.

There was a two-year stopover in Pittsburgh before returning to Vancouver for one last kick at the can in 1978-79. But, with a dismal 2-10-2 record, it was apparent Wilson's time had run out. In fact, during NHL career, Wilson never once had a winning season, although most of those years he played on sub-par teams.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1964-65 Toronto Red Wings THL
1964-65 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 2 0 6.86
1965-66 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 22 1 3.59 4 1 2 1 0 4.25
1966-67 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 1 0 1 0 0 9.00
1966-67 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 14 0 4.42
1967-68 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 30 1 5.30
1968-69 Quebec Aces AHL 37 11 14 9 0 3.24 15 7 8 0 0 2.73
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
1969-70 Quebec Aces AHL 57 2 3.49 4 2 2 0 0 2.21
1970-71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 35 3 25 2 0 4.29
1971-72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 53 16 30 3 1 3.62
1972-73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 43 13 21 5 1 3.94
1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 24 9 11 3 1 2.89
1974-75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 8 11 4 0 3.70
1974-75 New York Rangers NHL 3 1 2 0 0 4.33
1975-76 New York Rangers NHL 20 5 9 3 0 4.22
1975-76 Baltimore Clippers AHL 6 3 2 0 1 2.77
1976-77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 45 18 19 8 5 2.95
1977-78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 5 11 3 0 4.83
1978-79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 3 0 2 0 0 6.06
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 2 10 2 0 4.17
1978-79 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 3 2 1 0 0 3.67
NHL Totals 287 80 150 33 8 3.73


Claimed by Philadelphia from Boston (Oshawa/OHA-Jr.) in Special Internal Amateur Draft, June, 1968. Claimed by Vancouver from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver for Larry McIntyre and Murray Heatley, May 29, 1973. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Toronto, February 15, 1975. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers for Pittsburgh's 4th round pick (Dave Silk) in 1978 Amateur Draft, October 8, 1976. Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh for cash, November 17, 1978.
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