| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
190 lb (86 kg)
|Teams|| Pittsburgh Penguins|
Detroit Red Wings
|Born|| November 24 1950,|
Oshawa, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 87th overall, 1970|
|Pro Career||1970 – 1980|
Henry Stanley "Hank" Nowak (born November 24, 1950 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played 180 games in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins.
Hank Nowak played left-wing for 3 different teams throughout the 70s. He was a disciplined checker and a useful grinder with a muscular build, who could contribute occasionally to the scoring.
Nowak spent 2 seasons with the junior Oshawa Generals. Chosen 87th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft, he was assigned to the Quebec Aces. He also played with Richmond Robins and Hershey Bears, then was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
After 13 games with the Pens in 1973-74, he spent most of the season in Hershey, scoring 32 goals in 56 games. In May 1974, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Nelson Debenedet. Nowak scored 22 points in 56 games for the Wings, but then he was traded to the Boston Bruins with Earl Anderson for Walt McKechnie.
On February 7, 1976, Nowak played in Darryl Sittler's NHL record setting game when Boston played the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was the night that Daryl Sittler set an NHL record for most points scored in one game when he recorded ten points (six goals, four assists). Nowak claims that despite the 11-4 loss that night he was still +3!
Nowak retired in 1980.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1974–75||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||56||8||14||22||69||—||—||—||—||—|
|1978–79||Cape Cod Freedoms||NEHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- Hank Nowak's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Hank Nowak's biography at Legends of Hockey
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