Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Wiley
Jim Wiley was born April 28, 1950 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. A free agent signing by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the summer of 1952, Wiley spent four years at Lake Superior State University before making his NHL debut during the 1972-73 season.

A graduate of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey Association's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Wiley joined the Lake Superior State Lakers hockey program for the 1968-69 season. In his four years with the Lakers, Wiley had seasons of 24, 38, 37, and 56 points while being named to the NCAA West All-American Team during his senior year in 1972.

Following an impressive senior year at Lake Superior State, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Wiley as a free agent. Although he spent the majority of the 1972-73 season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, Wiley made his NHL debut with the Penguins, playing in four games and managing one assist.

The 1973-74 season was Wiley's last in the Pittsburgh Penguins organisation. While he played in 22 games with the Penguins, hespent the better part of the season with Hershey, capturing the 1974 Calder Cup before he was claimed in the 1974 Intra-League Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

Playing in only one game with the Canucks during the 1974-75 season, Wiley spent majority of the season with the Seattle Totems of the Central Hockey League. When the 1975-76 season began, he was a member of the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League, leading them to a first place finish during the regular season and to the CHL championship. Having played in only two games with Vancouver, Wiley had a banner year in the CHL, capturing the scoring championship and being named a CHL First Team All-Star.

Following his year in Tulsa, Wiley split his time with the Canucks and Oilers in 1976-77, where, in 34 games with Vancouver, he scored his first NHL goal, finishing the season with ten points before returning to Tulsa for the next three seasons.

Wiley was a member of the front office staff with the Tulsa Oilers in 1977-78 before returning to the Oilers' lineup the following season. After a year in the front office, he returned to the Oilers in 1978-79 and led them in scoring before deciding to call it quits at the end of the 1979-80 season.

In 63 career NHL games, Wiley scored four goals and added ten assists for career 14 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOJHA
1967-68 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOJHA
1967-68 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds M-Cup
1968-69 Lake Superior State CCHA 26 9 15 24 4
1969-70 Lake Superior State CCHA 25 21 17 38 11
1970-71 Lake Superior State CCHA 25 18 19 37 13
1971-72 Lake Superior State CCHA 28 22 34 56 24
1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +1
1972-73 Hershey Bears AHL 71 30 45 75 30 7 1 1 2 5
1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 0 3 3 2 -4
1973-74 Hershey Bears AHL 47 21 33 54 26 14 5 11 16 15
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Seattle Totems CHL 51 10 25 35 24
1975-76 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
1975-76 Tulsa Oilers CHL 76 33 63 96 21 9 5 4 9 38
1976-77 Vancouver Canucks NHL 34 4 6 10 4 -13
1976-77 Tulsa Oilers CHL 29 17 17 34 27 9 4 4 8 4
1977-78 Tulsa Oilers CHL
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 73 23 45 68 29
1979-80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 76 18 36 54 30 3 0 2 2 0
NHL Totals 63 4 10 14 8


NCAA (College Div.) West All-American Team (1972)
CHL First All-Star Team (1975)
Scoring Leader - CHL (1976)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, June 25, 1972. Claimed by Vancouver from Pittsburgh in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1974.
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