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11/13/1938 Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Wayne Hillman was born in Kirkland Lake November 13, 1938. He played junior hockey for the St. Catharines 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 to 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 with theNorth 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.
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 4th, 1965. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Dan Seguin and Joey Johnston for Dave Balon, June 12th, 1968. Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota for John Miszuk, May 14th, 1969. Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (WHA), September, 1973.
Awards and Trophies
Stanley Cup 1960-61