Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and a former coach. He played seventeen seasons for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) and helped them win the Stanley Cup twice.
Cashman in 1981.
June 24, 1945|
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins|
Cashman played junior hockey in the OHA with the Oshawa Generals; one of his teammates was Bobby Orr. He played parts of three seasons in the minor leagues for the Oklahoma City Blazers and the Hershey Bears before making the Bruins' squad for good in 1969.
Cashman played his entire NHL career with the Boston Bruins (1964–65, 1967–83). His jersey number was 12. He was a hard-grinding left winger on the era's most formidable forward line with centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge. His role was to get into the corners and battle for loose pucks, and feed them to Esposito or Hodge. He was also a tenacious forechecker and served as an enforcer to protect Esposito and Orr.
Cashman was a member of Stanley Cup-winning teams, in 1970 and 1972, and scored twice in the deciding game of the latter finals against the New York Rangers. He scored at least 20 goals in a season eight times in his career, doing so in four straight seasons when he also incurred 100 or more penalty minutes. His best season was in 1974, when he finished fourth in the league in points, played in the All-Star Game, and was named to the NHL Second All-Star team. In 1972 he played for Team Canada in the Summit Series.
He served as the captain of the Bruins from 1977 to 1983. When he retired after the Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs in 1983, he was the last active player from the NHL's Original Six era, just beating out Serge Savard, whose team was eliminated in an earlier playoff round.
After his retirement as a player, Cashman served in several coaching positions, including five seasons as an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and four for the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant coach. He was appointed head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for the 1997-98 season and held that post for 61 games until he was replaced by Roger Neilson; he served thereafter as the team's assistant coach. He was also on the coaching staff of Team Canada in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as an assistant to Marc Crawford. He was an assistant coach with the Bruins from 2001 until 2006.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1966–67||Oklahoma City Blazers||CHL||70||20||36||56||98||11||3||4||7||4|
|1967–68||Oklahoma City Blazers||CHL||42||21||30||51||66||—||—||—||—||—|
NHL coaching statisticsEdit
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|PHI||1997–98||61||32||20||9||(95)||2nd in Atlantic||(fired)|
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- "Wayne Cashman". Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
| Boston Bruins captain
| Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers