Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garry Swain
Center Garry Swain played nine games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1968-69. Although his NHL tenure was short, he was a useful offensive player in the WHA and the minors.

Born in Welland, Ontario, Swain was taken fourth overall by the Penguins and 1968 after scoring 41 goals for the OHA's Niagara Falls Flyers. In addition to his short stay with the Pens, he scored 20 goals for the CHL's Amarillo Wranglers. He remained in the minors for a few more years and made the Southern League's second all-star team in 1974 after scoring 98 points for the Charlotte Checkers.

Beginning in 1974-75, Swain spent 2 1/2 years with the WHA's New England Whalers as a solid two-way worker. He retired in 1977 after working the last part of the season for the Rhode Island Reds of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 48 10 19 29 51 13 3 6 9 2
1967-68 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 54 41 62 103 79 19 9 16 25 35
1967-68 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 10 9 5 14 10
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 1 1 2 0 -1
1968-69 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 69 20 27 47 51
1969-70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 72 4 9 13 26 5 0 0 0 2
1970-71 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 71 17 31 48 87
1971-72 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 60 26 26 52 60 8 0 4 4 16
1972-73 Baltimore Clippers AHL 76 14 24 38 69
1973-74 Baltimore Clippers AHL 12 2 7 9 10 9 5 4 9 18
1973-74 Charlotte Checkers SHL 68 34 64 98 84
1974-75 New England Whalers WHA 66 7 15 22 18 6 0 3 3 41
1975-76 New England Whalers WHA 79 10 16 26 46 17 3 2 5 15
1976-77 New England Whalers WHA 26 5 2 7 6 2 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 17 1 6 7 19
NHL Totals 9 1 1 2 0


SHL Second All-Star Team (1974) Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to New England (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for future considerations, September, 1974.