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 73)
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
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.

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