Wayne Carleton

Kenneth Wayne "Swoop" Carleton (born August 4, 1946) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Carleton played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Hockey Association (WHA) in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a member of the 1970 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup champions.

Wayne Carleton
Wayne Carleton 1970 Bruins Alumni.jpg
Wayne Carleton at a 1970s-era Bruins reunion
Born (1946-08-04) August 4, 1946 (age 75)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
California Golden Seals
WHA
Ottawa Nationals
Toronto Toros
New England Whalers
Edmonton Oilers
Birmingham Bulls
Playing career 1966–1977

Playing careerEdit

Carleton played junior hockey for the Toronto Marlboros, from 1961–62 to 1965–66. During this period, with Carleton playing a starring role, the Marlboros won the 1964 Memorial Cup.

Carleton was called up by the Toronto Maple Leafs, for 2 games, during the 1965–66 NHL season. He earned a regular spot with the Leafs the following season, and would later play with the Boston Bruins and California Golden Seals.

Carleton was a member of one Stanley Cup championship team, the 1969–70 Bruins. He was on the ice as the left wing on Derek Sanderson's line when Bobby Orr scored his famous Cup-clinching goal in the fourth game of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final.

Carleton played in the NHL until the 1971–72 NHL season, after which he moved to the WHA and played for the Ottawa Nationals, Toronto Toros, Edmonton Oilers, Birmingham Bulls, and New England Whalers.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1961–62 Unionville Seaforths OHA 15 9 3 12
1961–62 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr 16 5 8 13 5 12 2 4 6 4
1962–63 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr 38 27 24 51 11 12 6 4 10 21
1963–64 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 54 42 22 64 26 5 3 2 5 0
1964–65 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 15 13 10 23 12 14 5 6 11 17
1965–66 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 16 9 5 14 24 14 9 6 15 28
1965–66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1965–66 Tulsa Oilers CHL 6 3 4 7 0
1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 0 1 14
1966–67 Tulsa Oilers CHL 52 17 15 32 48
1966–67 Rochester Americans AHL 13 5 5 10 8 13 5 2 7 31
1967–68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 8 11 19 34
1968–69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 1 3 4 6
1968–69 Rochester Americans AHL 13 5 3 8 0
1968–69 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 32 16 13 29 18
1969–70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 1 1 6
1969–70 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 6 1 3 4 0
1969–70 Boston Bruins NHL 42 6 19 25 23 14 4 2 6 14
1970–71 Boston Bruins NHL 69 22 24 46 44 4 0 0 0 0
1971–72 California Golden Seals NHL 76 17 14 31 45
1972–73 Ottawa Nationals WHA 75 42 49 91 42 3 3 3 6 4
1973–74 Toronto Toros WHA 78 37 55 92 31 12 2 12 14 4
1974–75 New England Whalers WHA 73 35 39 74 50 6 2 5 7 14
1975–76 New England Whalers WHA 35 12 21 33 6
1975–76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 26 5 16 21 6 4 1 1 2 2
1976–77 Birmingham Bulls WHA 3 1 0 1 0
1976–77 Barrie Flyers OHA-Sr 20 7 20 27 6
1977–78 Barrie Flyers OHA-Sr 35 21 23 44 27
WHA totals 290 132 180 312 135 25 8 21 29 24
NHL totals 278 55 73 128 172 18 4 2 6 14

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