Friday, November 27, 2015

Marty Wakelyn

2 NHL Games

November 10, 1987 New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals. 4-3 win.
November 14, 1987 New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets. 7-3 win.

   After four years at Colorado College Marty Wakelyn was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders in 1986. 

   Early November, 1987 New York Islanders goalie Billy Smith sprained his ankle and was unable to dress. The Islanders recalled Marty Wakelyn to dress as Kelly Hrudey's backup for a home game against the Washington Capitals. November 11, Wakelyn was sent back to Springfield and another Islanders goalie, Roydon Gunn, was recalled to serve as Hrudey's backup on a road trip to St. Louis. The Islanders shuffled backups again a couple days later when Gunn was return to the AHL and Wakelyn was recalled for his second stint as an NHL backup. He dressed as Hrudey's backup in a big home win against the Jets. Wakelyn was then sent back to the minors in favor of young prospect Jeff Hackett. Hackett, who had been playing for the OHL's Oshawa Generals, replaced Wakelyn as the Islanders backup goalie.

  Wakelyn was recalled to the Islanders to be their 3rd string goalie for the 1987 Stanley Cup playoffs. He practised with the team until the Islanders lost in the second round. 

Born Jul 18 1962 -- Victoria, BC 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 180
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1980-81Cowichan Valley CapitalsBCJHL000
1981-82Kelowna BuckaroosBCJHL000
1982-83Colorado CollegeWCHA160294489005.6431100.881
1983-84Colorado CollegeWCHA3010
1984-85Colorado CollegeWCHA3510
1985-86Colorado CollegeWCHA23121380100004.3481417180.878
1986-87Springfield IndiansAHL2116114475103.939725690.884---
1986-87Erie Golden BladesACHL810---
1987-88Springfield IndiansAHL44392278154304.061422311450.881---

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