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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


Ernie Wakely

Ernest Alfred Linton Wakely




was a goaltender in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues. He also played for the Winnipeg Jets, the San Diego Mariners, the Cincinnati Stingers, the Houston Aeros, and the Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association.

He was goaltender for the 1958–59 Memorial Cup winning Winnipeg Braves of the MJHL.

Wakely enjoyed his most memorable season in 1969–70 when he took over in St. Louis for the legendary goalie Glenn Hall. Wakely appeared in 30 games, won 12, and recorded a Goals Against Average of 2.11 in leading the Blues to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. Boston swept the Blues in four straight games to win the Stanley Cup.

The following season, Wakely played in 51 games, won 20, and posted a 2.79 GAA. Two years later, he jumped to the fledgling World Hockey Association to play with the Winnipeg Jets and former Chicago Black Hawks star Bobby Hull. No other goalie played more games in the WHA and his 16 shutouts are also a WHA record.

Name engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1965, 1968 with Montreal (Did not play any games).

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

    Scoring  Stats   Goalie  Stats
Season Team League GD G A PIM GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SVs SV%
1957-58 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 0 0 0 27 12 14 1 1640 121 1 4.48
1958-59 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 0 0 0 30 22 7 1 1810 107 1 3.57
1959-60 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 240 16 0 4.00
Winnipeg Braves MJHL 27 0 0 2 27 15 11 1 1640 99 1 3.67 701 .876
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 0 0 0 9 4 5 0 540 43 0 4.77 286 .869
Winnipeg Braves MJHL 31 0 3 0 31 18 13 0 1860 111 2 3.57 .891
1961-62 North Bay Trappers EPHL 0 0 0 6 1 4 1 360 18 0 3.00
Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 180 10 0 3.33
Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 120 4 0 2.00
1962-63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 60 3 0 3.00 29 .906
Spokane Comets WHL 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 180 16 0 5.33 85 .842
Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 0 1 0 41 26 12 3 2460 122 2 2.97
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 0 0 0 8 3 5 0 480 33 0 4.12
Omaha Knights CPHL 0 0 2 59 38 16 5 3540 173 2 2.93
1964-65 Omaha Knights CPHL 0 0 2 15 11 3 1 900 40 0 2.67
Cleveland Barons AHL 0 0 0 10 2 8 0 600 49 0 4.90
Quebec Aces AHL 0 0 0 20 9 10 1 1228 77 1 3.76
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 3.00
Quebec Aces AHL 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 60 6 0 6.00
Seattle Totems WHL 0 0 2 27 12 14 1 1617 83 2 3.08
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 0 0 0 70 36 25 9 4187 216 0 3.10
1967-68 Houston Apollos CPHL 0 0 0 57 24 21 10 3312 163 1 2.95 1556 .905
1968-69 Montreal Canadiens NHL 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 60 4 0 4.00 23 .852
Cleveland Barons AHL 0 0 2 65 25 28 11 3852 210 1 3.27
1969-70 St. Louis Blues NHL 0 0 0 30 12 9 4 1651 58 4 2.11 757 .929
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 0 2 0 51 20 14 11 2859 133 3 2.79 1227 .902
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 0 1 2 30 8 18 2 1614 92 1 3.42 755 .891
1972-73 Winnipeg Jets WHA 0 0 0 49 26 19 3 2884 152 2 3.16 1259 .892
1974-74 Winnipeg Jets WHA 0 0 9 37 15 18 4 2254 123 3 3.27 1061 .896
1974-75 Winnipeg Jets WHA 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 355 16 1 2.70 197 .925
San Diego Mariners WHA 0 0 0 35 20 12 2 2062 115 2 3.35 976 .895
1975-76 San Diego Mariners WHA 0 2 6 67 35 27 4 3823 208 3 3.26 1772 .895
1976-77 San Diego Mariners WHA 0 1 0 46 22 18 3 2506 129 3 3.09 1113 .896
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 0 0 0 6 0 5 0 311 26 0 5.02 120 .822
Houston Aeros WHA 0 4 2 51 28 18 4 3070 166 2 3.24 1442 .897
1978-79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 0 3 0 37 15 17 1 2060 129 0 3.76 944 .880
Phoenix Roadrunners PHL 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 60 4 0 4.00
NHL Totals 0 3 2 113 41 42 17 6244 290 8 2.79 2791 .906
WHA Totals 0 10 17 334 164 137 21 19325 1064 16 3.30 8884 .893

PlayoffsEdit

    Scoring  Stats   Goalie  Stats
Season Team League GD G A PIM GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SVs SV%
1957-58 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 5 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 300 20 0 4.00
1958-59 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 8 0 0 0 8 7 1 0 490 22 1 2.75
Memorial Cup 16 0 0 0 16 12 4 0 960 45 1 2.81
1959-60 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 250 15 0 3.75
1960-61 Winnipeg Braves MJHL 3 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 210 14 0 4.66
1963-64 Omaha Knights CPHL 0 0 0 10 8 2 0 600 19 3 1.90
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 240 17 0 4.25
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 0 1 0 5 2 3 0 301 10 0 1.99
1968-69 Cleveland Barons AHL 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 304 20 0 3.95
1969-70 St. Louis Blues NHL 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 216 17 0 472 121 .877
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 180 7 1 2.33 80 .920
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 113 13 0 6.90 51 .797
1972-73 Winnipeg Jets WHA 0 0 2 7 4 3 0 420 22 2 3.14 188 .895
1974-75 San Diego Mariners WHA 0 0 0 10 4 6 0 520 39 0 4.50
1975-76 San Diego Mariners WHA 0 0 4 11 5 6 0 640 39 0 3.66
1976-77 San Diego Mariners WHA 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 160 9 0 3.88 66 .880
NHL Totals 0 0 0 10 2 6 0 509 37 1 4.36 252 .872
WHA Totals 0 0 6 31 15 16 0 1740 109 2 3.76

Awards & Achievements Edit

External linksEdit

Ernie Wakely's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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