Cashman in 1981.
June 24, 1945|
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins|
Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. He played seventeen seasons for the Boston Bruins and helped them win the Stanley Cup twice.
Cashman played junior hockey in the OHA with the Oshawa Generals; one of his teammates was Bobby Orr. He played parts of three seasons in the minor leagues for the Oklahoma City Blazers and the Hershey Bears before making the Bruins' squad for good in 1969.
Cashman played his entire NHL career with the Boston Bruins (1964–65, 1967–83). His jersey number was 12. He was a hard-grinding left winger on the era's most formidable forward line with centre Phil Esposito and right wing Ken Hodge. His role was to get into the corners and battle for loose pucks, and feed them to Esposito or Hodge. He was also a tenacious forechecker and served as an enforcer to protect Esposito and Bobby Orr.
Cashman was a member of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1970 and 1972, for the latter of which he scored twice in the deciding game against the New York Rangers. He scored at least 20 goals a season eight times in his career, doing so in four straight seasons when he also incurred 100 or more penalty minutes. His best season was in 1974, when he finished fourth in the league in points, played in the All-Star Game, and was named to the NHL Second All-Star team. In 1972 he played for Team Canada in the Summit Series.
He served as the captain of the Bruins from 1978 to 1983. When he retired in 1983 after the Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs, he was the last active player from the NHL's Original Six era, just beating out Serge Savard, whose team was eliminated in an earlier playoff round.
After his retirement as a player, Cashman served in several coaching positions, including five seasons as an assistant coach for the New York Rangers and four for the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant coach. He was appointed head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for the 1997-98 season and held that post for 61 games until he was replaced by Roger Neilson; he served thereafter as the team's assistant coach. He was also on the coaching staff of Team Canada in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as an assistant to Marc Crawford. He was an assistant coach with the Bruins from 2001 until 2006.
Regular season and playoffs
|1966–67||Oklahoma City Blazers||CHL||70||20||36||56||98||11||3||4||7||4|
|1967–68||Oklahoma City Blazers||CPHL||42||21||30||51||66||—||—||—||—||—|
NHL coaching statistics
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|PHI||1997–98||61||32||20||9||(95)||2nd in Atlantic||(fired)|
- List of NHL players with 1000 games played
- list of NHL players who spent their entire career with one franchise
- "Wayne Cashman's profile". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
- "Nitro Line (Bruins)". CNN.
- "N.H.L.: LAST NIGHT -- PHILADELPHIA; Flyers Demote Cashman". The New York Times. March 10, 1998.
| Boston Bruins captain
| Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers