Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Hicks
Wayne Hicks had a bit of luck early in his NHL career: after having played only three games in the league, he found himself hoisting the Stanley Cup as part of the Chaicago Black Hawks' 1960-61 championship team.

Hicks had spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders of the WHL before joining the Sault Ste. Marie greyhounds of the EPHL. At the end of the 1959-60 season with Greyhounds, he made NHL debut with the Black Hawks in the post season. The following season, he had totaled 55 points in 72 games with the AHL Buffalo Bisons before he headed back to Chicago for one last regular season and one playoff appearance. The next thing Hicks knew, the Cup was coming to Chicago.

After that, Hicks's NHL career was a more prosaic. He played a season for the Boston Bruins, spent a few games with Montreal, and spent a part of a season with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The opportunities to play in the NHL came about as a result of Hicks's consistent strong play in the minors where he had annual double-digit point totals. He was named to the AHL First All-Star team in 1967 and to the Second All-Star team in both 1965 and 1969. After four seasons in the WHL, Hicks played his final professional game for the Phoenix Roadrunners in 1974.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1953-54 Calgary Buffaloes WCJHL 8 1 1 2 4 5 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Moose Jaw Canucks WCJHL 35 4 5 9 12
1955-56 Yorkton Terriers SJHL 48 28 25 53 81 5 2 1 3 2
1956-57 Melville Millionaires SJHL 50 42 38 80 76
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 4 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Calgary Stampeders WHL 60 7 14 21 19 14 0 1 1 6
1958-59 Calgary Stampeders WHL 64 15 20 35 41 8 1 2 3 5
1959-60 Sault Ste. Marie Thunderbirds EPHL 69 30 47 77 64
1959-60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1960-61 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 20 35 55 57 4 2 2 4 6
1961-62 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 22 42 64 74 11 3 3 6 8
1961-62 Calgary Stampeders WHL 4 1 0 1 0
1962-63 Boston Bruins NHL 65 7 9 16 14
1963-64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 70 36 42 78 30 9 4 2 6 12
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 72 38 47 85 52 5 1 0 1 2
1965-66 Quebec Aces AHL 72 32 49 81 24 6 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 72 31 60 91 34 5 1 2 3 2
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 32 2 7 9 6 -5
1967-68 Quebec Aces AHL 13 4 9 13 13
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 4 7 11 2 +2
1968-69 Baltimore Clippers AHL 65 33 36 69 55
1969-70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 64 14 21 35 58 3 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 8 1 3 4 5
1970-71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 67 29 32 61 36 10 1 8 9 2
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 69 17 31 48 59 6 3 3 6 2
1972-73 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 67 17 33 50 31 10 4 12 16 4
1973-74 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 72 27 32 59 23 9 4 5 9 4
NHL Totals 115 13 23 36 22 2 0 1 1 2


Father of Alex
AHL Second All-Star Team (1965, 1969)
AHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Traded to Montreal by Chicago for Al MacNeil, May 30, 1962. Claimed by Boston from Montreal in Intra-League Draft, June 5, 1962. Traded to Montreal by Boston for cash, September 28, 1963. NHL rights transferred to Philadelphia after NHL club purchased Quebec (AHL) franchise, May 8, 1967. Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia for Art Stratton, February 27, 1968. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Salt Lake (WHL) for Rick Charron, November, 1970.