Wayne Muloin

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Born December 24, 1941 in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5’ 8” Weight: 175 lbs

Wayne Muloin, another great supporter of the Reds Heritage Society, holds the distinction of being the first player from his hometown to successfully graduate to the ranks of the NHL. Wayne's precision hip checking and endurance was the hallmark of his 19-season professional hockey career. He was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1996  

Starting in 1959 with the Edmonton Oil Kings in Junior A, Wayne played in three successive Memorial Cup championships. He first played in the NHL during the 1963-64 season when he was called up to the Detroit Red Wings.

Wayne joined the Reds in 1965. Except for a short stint with the Vancouver Canucks of the WHL that season, he would anchor the Reds blueline for the next three years and would be voted the team MVP for two of those campaigns.

Muloin got his first prolonged opportunity at the NHL when he suited up for 71 games with the Oakland Seals in 1969-70. He was back with the club the following year, appearing in 66 games before moving to the Minnesota North Stars near the end of the season.

When the WHA started operations in 1972, Wayne signed with the Cleveland Crusaders, where he played for almost four years. With his career noticeably winding down, the Crusaders traded Muloin to the Edmonton Oilers where he played ten games in 1975-76. He ended his pro career in 1976-77 with the Reds.


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