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Ron Busniuk
Position Centre
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 13 1948 (1948-08-13) (age 68),
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1970 – 1978

Ron Busniuk (born August 13, 1948 in Thunder Bay, Ontario), is a Canadian hockey player. He played NCAA hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth and was an All-American his senior year. After graduation, he played in the AHL with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and the Cincinnati Swords. He took First Team AHL All-Star honors. Bosniuk played most of his career in the WHA with the Minnesota Fighting Saints, New England Whalers and Edmonton Oilers. He played only 6 NHL games, all with the Buffalo Sabres.

He won consecutive Calder Cups with the Voyaguers (1971–72) and the Swords (1972–73). Coincidentally, his brother Mike later won 4 consecutive titles.

After retiring as a player, Busniuk became a coach. He led the Thunder Bay Twins Senior Hockey Team to two consecutive Allan Cups in the 1980s. He was later inducted into the Northern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame.

He is the older brother of Mike Busniuk, formerly of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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