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".