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Hank Nowak
Hanknowak
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Born November 24 1950 (1950-11-24) (age 66),
Oshawa, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 87th overall, 1970
Philadelphia Flyers
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.

Playing careerEdit

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.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeague GPGAPtsPIM GPGAPtsPIM
1968–69 Oshawa Generals OHA 26 2 3 5 37
1969–70 Oshawa Generals OHA 53 17 22 39 37 6 1 2 3 6
1970–71 Quebec Aces AHL 49 2 7 9 26 1 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Richmond Robins AHL 62 2 3 5 8
1972–73 Hershey Bears AHL 66 25 22 47 77 7 1 2 3 8
1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 0 0 11
1973–74 Hershey Bears AHL 56 32 37 69 90 14 3 12 15 14
1974–75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 56 8 14 22 69
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 21 4 7 11 26 3 1 0 1 0
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 66 7 3 10 41 10 0 0 0 8
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 24 7 5 12 14
1976–77 Rochester Americans AHL 35 12 17 29 26
1977–78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 77 20 24 44 50
1978–79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 32 7 12 19 16
1978–79 Cape Cod Freedoms NEHL 1 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Utica Mohawks NEHL 43 27 43 70 49
1979–80 Saginaw Gears IHL 12 6 3 9 44
1979–80 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 65 14 22 36 59 4 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 377 100 122 222 293 21 4 14 18 22
NHL totals 180 26 29 55 161 13 1 0 1 8

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