Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Neil Hawryliw
Right-winger Neil Hawryliw played one game for the New York Islanders in 1981-82. Despite the brevity of his NHL career, he scored more than his share of goals in junior and the minors.

Born in Fielding, Saskatchewan, Hawryliw starred with the SJHL's Humboldt Broncos before moving up to the Saskatoon Blades of the WCJHL. After scoring 48 goals during his last year of junior in 1975-76, the young winger turned pro with the IHL's Muskegon Mohawks. After two solid years with the club the Islanders signed him as a free agent.

Since the Islanders were so deep at all positions, Hawryliw ended up being a regular in the CHL and IHL for several years. His best season was 1980-81 when he scored 37 goals for the Indianapolis Checkers and was placed on the CHL first all-star team. He topped the 30-goal mark two more times and retired in 1987 after playing a year with the Kalamazoo Wings of the "I".

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Humboldt Broncos SJHL
1973-74 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 52 23 20 43 28 6 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 68 29 38 67 51 17 2 10 12 13
1975-76 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 72 48 39 87 155 20 14 20 34 23
1976-77 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 38 18 18 36 16 7 2 3 5 4
1977-78 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 75 37 32 69 84 5 2 3 5 9
1978-79 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 13 11 7 18 14
1978-79 Fort Worth Texans CHL 57 9 15 24 87
1979-80 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 70 26 19 45 56 7 4 2 6 6
1980-81 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 80 37 42 79 61 5 0 2 2 7
1981-82 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 58 20 14 34 89 13 3 11 14 6
1982-83 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 68 33 24 57 42 4 0 1 1 4
1982-83 Wichita Wind CHL 2 2 3 5 0
1983-84 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 66 25 37 62 36
1984-85 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 80 17 22 39 93 14 2 3 5 29
1985-86 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 14 4 1 5 10
1985-86 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 68 32 23 55 67 6 1 3 4 17
1986-87 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 56 9 23 32 84 5 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


CHL First All-Star Team (1981) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 10, 1978.