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Nick Harbaruk
Nickharbaruk
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
Indianapolis Racers
Nationality Poland
Born August 16, 1943,
Drohiczyn, Poland
Pro Career 1969 – 1977

Nick Nicholas Harbaruk (born August 16, 1943 in Drohiczyn, Poland) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 364 games in the National Hockey League and 181 in the World Hockey Association. He played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Indianapolis Racers.

He moved with his family at a young age to Toronto where he played junior for the Toronto Marlboros from 1960 to 1964. He won the Memorial Cup with that team in 1964.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were deep in talent at the time, so Harbaruk found himself with their farm team the Tulsa Oilers. He made the best use of his time there, getting a degree at the University of Tulsa. After graduation, the Pittsburgh Penguins accquired him in 1969. Harbaruk was a strong defensive forward for the Pens for four seasons.

In 1973 he was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Bob Johnson and played one season there. In 1974 he was lured to the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. He played for the Racers for two full seasons and part of another before retiring in 1977.

In the WHA Harabruk played in 364 games and scored 45 goals and 44 assists. In the NHL he scored 45 goals and 75 assists in 364 games.

Harbaruk later became the coach of the Seneca College hockey team and won three Ontario titles.

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