Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Muloin
As a junior with the Edmonton Oil Kings, defenseman Wayne Muloin played in three successive Memorial Cup championships but never came away on the winning team. As luck would have it, a year after he left the team, the Oil Kings finally won the national amateur hockey championship in 1963.

Muloin first played in the NHL during the 1963-64 season when he was called upon for three games by the Detroit Red Wings. Muloin's rights were claimed by the New York Rangers from Detroit in the 1964 Intra-League Draft and he did not play another game in the NHL for almost six years. After a long-term toiling with various minor-league teams, Muloin got his first prolonged opportunity at the NHL when he suited up for 71 games with the Oakland Seals in 1969-70. He was back with the club the following year, appearing in 66 games before moving to the Minnesota North Stars near the end of the season where he lasted but seven games.

Muloin spent the entire 1971-72 season in the minors, unable to land a job in the NHL. But as luck would have it the WHA started operations that fall and he signed with the Cleveland Crusaders, where he played for almost four years. With his career noticeably winding down, the Crusaders traded Muloin to the Edmonton Oilers where he played ten games in 1975-76. He finished off his pro career in 1976-77 with the AHL's Rhode Island Reds.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings WCHL
1959-60 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 19 2 3 5 26
1960-61 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL
1960-61 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 13 0 4 4 35
1961-62 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL
1961-62 Edmonton Flyers WHL 4 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 21 1 11 12 50
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 61 2 6 8 52 3 0 2 2 2
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 1 1 2
1963-64 Cincinnati Wings CPHL 69 4 11 15 169
1964-65 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 67 0 10 10 95 5 0 2 2 6
1965-66 Vancouver Canucks WHL 15 1 0 1 8
1965-66 Providence Reds AHL 45 3 11 14 70
1966-67 Providence Reds AHL 68 0 10 10 99
1967-68 Providence Reds AHL 66 1 16 17 78 8 0 3 3 10
1968-69 Providence Reds AHL 72 6 18 24 77 9 0 2 2 10
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 71 3 6 9 53 -21 4 0 0 0 0
1970-71 California Seals NHL 66 0 14 14 32 -34
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 7 0 0 0 6 -2 7 0 0 0 2
1971-72 Cleveland Barons AHL 71 1 14 15 82 3 0 0 0 6
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 67 2 13 15 64 9 1 3 4 14
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 76 3 7 10 39 5 1 0 1 0
1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 78 4 17 21 65 5 0 1 1 4
1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 27 0 5 5 12
1975-76 Syracuse Blazers NAPro 3 0 0 0 4
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 10 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 52 1 3 4 20
NHL Totals 147 3 21 24 93 11 0 0 0 2


CAHL Second All-Star Team (1962) Claimed by NY Rangers from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June, 1964. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Vancouver (WHL) with Ron Hutchinson for Bob Blackburn, February 3, 1966.
Hutchinson failed to report to Providence (AHL). NHL rights transferred to Oakland when NHL club signed affiliation agreement with Providence (AHL), June, 1968. Traded to Minnesota by California with Ted Hampson for Tommy Williams and Dick Redmond, February 23, 1971. Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA ) for Bill Evo, January, 1976.