Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Hillman
Wayne Hillman played junior hockey for the St. Catharine's Teepees before turning pro with the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL in 1959. He played two full seasons with the Bisons before joining the Chicago Black Hawks for their 1961 playoff run, which resulted in a Stanley Cup.

During the 1961-62 season, Hillman played 19 games in Chicago and spent the rest of the season with the Bisons. He played for the Black Hawks until 1965 when, after a brief stint in the minors, he was sent the Rangers as part of a multi-player trade. He finished that year in New York and spent three more full seasons there. The 1965-66 schedule saw Hillman put up his best career numbers: three goals and 17 assists for 20 points in 68 games.

The Rangers traded Hillman to Minnesota in June 1968, and he was a North Stars for one season until another trade sent him to the Philadelphia Flyers. Hillman guarded the Flyers blueline for three years and made his last NHL appearance with the Broad St. Bullies. Hillman signed with the Cleveland Crusaders of the WHA once his contract in Philadelphia was up and played two more seasons of professional hockey before hanging up his skates in 1975. Wayne Hillman died in 1990.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1955-56 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 43 2 2 4 23 6 1 0 1 4
1956-57 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 5 9 14 83 14 0 13 13 32
1956-57 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1957-58 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 52 13 26 39 160 8 1 5 6 18
1958-59 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 8 30 38 115 7 0 0 0 21
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 64 1 13 14 48
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 0 18 18 40 4 0 1 1 0
1960-61 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 19 0 2 2 14
1961-62 Buffalo Bisons AHL 50 2 16 18 43 9 0 1 1 10
1962-63 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 67 3 5 8 74 6 0 2 2 2
1963-64 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 59 1 4 5 51 7 0 1 1 15
1964-65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 19 0 1 1 8
1964-65 St. Louis Braves CPHL 29 7 12 19 19
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 22 1 7 8 26
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 68 3 17 20 70
1966-67 New York Rangers NHL 67 2 12 14 43 4 0 0 0 2
1967-68 New York Rangers NHL 62 0 5 5 46 +9 2 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 50 0 8 8 32 -25
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 68 3 5 8 69 -9
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 5 7 12 47 +12
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 0 3 3 21 -16
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 0 10 10 33 +16 8 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 66 1 7 8 51 5 0 0 0 16
1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 60 2 9 11 37 5 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 691 18 86 104 534 28 0 3 3 19


Brother of Floyd and Larry
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1958)
Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with Doug Robinson and John Brenneman for Camille Henry, Don Johns, Billy Taylor and Wally Chevrier, February 4, 1965. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Dan Seguin and Joey Johnston for Dave Balon, June 12, 1968. Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota for John Miszuk, May 14, 1969. Traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for Joe Hardy, August, 1973.