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Wayne Richard Bianchin

Selected by Pittsburgh Penguins 2nd round (#23) in 1973 NHL Amateur Draft

played junior hockey for Kamloops, Calgary, Victoria, and Flin Flon. ... scored 114 points (60 goals and 54 assists) in his final junior season in 1972-73. ...

CareerEdit

After scoring 60 goals in 68 games with the WCJHL's Flin Flon Bombers in 1972–73, Bianchin was selected 23rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. He recorded 25 points his rookie year, but suffered a broken neck while body surfing during the offseason. He spent the next few seasons split between the AHL and NHL while recovering. The Edmonton Oilers acquired Bianchin in 1979–80 but he would serve just eleven games with them. He went on to play two seasons in Italy with Asiago HC and was a member of Italy's national team at the World Championships.

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970-71 Kamloops Rockets BCJHL 57 30 42 72 2
1971-72 Calgary Centennials WCHL 7 1 5 6 7 -- -- -- -- --
Victoria Cougars WCHL 22 7 3 10 57 -- -- -- -- --
Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 27 12 15 27 8 7 0 3 3 28
1972-73 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 68 60 54 114 90 9 5 7 12 28
1973-74 Hershey Bears AHL 4 1 2 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 12 13 25 38 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Syracuse Eagles AHL 12 5 4 9 26 -- -- -- -- --
Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
Johnstown Jets NAHL 8 8 2 10 4 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 5 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
Hershey Bears AHL 54 24 22 46 17 6 1 3 4 4
1976-77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 28 6 34 28 3 0 1 1 6
1977-78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 61 20 13 33 40 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 7 4 11 20 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 0 0 0 7 -- -- -- -- --
Houston Apollos CHL 57 20 19 39 20 6 2 5 7 4
1980-81 HC Asiago Serie A 28 34 24 58 29 14 6 9 15 6
Italy WC-B 7 3 9 12 2 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 AS Mastini Varese Serie A 20 13 14 27 -- -- -- -- --
Italy WC 6 0 1 1 8 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 275 68 41 109 137 3 0 1 1 0

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
1982-83 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL Head 56 30 25 1 61 3rd Coast 6 2 4 Lost Div Semi
1983-84 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL Head 50 30 19 1 61 2nd Coast 13 6 7 Lost Div Final

Career MovesEdit

  • Claimed by Edmonton from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • British Columbia Junior Hockey League Championship (1971)
  • played in IIHF World Championship for Italy (1981 & 1982)
  • IIHF World Championship B Group All-Star Team (1981)

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