Merlin Malinowski

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Merlin Malinowski
Born(1958-09-27) September 27, 1958 (age 55)
North Battleford, SK, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
PositionForward
ShotLeft
Played forColorado Rockies
New Jersey Devils
Hartford Whalers
National team Canada
NHL Draft27th overall, 1978
Colorado Rockies
Playing career1978–1991
 
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Merlin Malinowski
Born(1958-09-27) September 27, 1958 (age 55)
North Battleford, SK, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
PositionForward
ShotLeft
Played forColorado Rockies
New Jersey Devils
Hartford Whalers
National team Canada
NHL Draft27th overall, 1978
Colorado Rockies
Playing career1978–1991

Merlin "The Magician" Malinowski (born September 27, 1958) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is the current head coach of the Western Junior B Hockey League's St. Marys Lincolns. Malinowski was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

Playing career[edit]

Malinowski was drafted in the 2nd Round, 27th overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He played 5 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Rockies, the New Jersey Devils and the Hartford Whalers. He then had a long spell in Switzerland, playing for the EHC Arosa and later the SCL Tigers from 1983 until his retirement in 1991. He also played for the Canadian Olympic Team that finished 4th in the 1988 Olympics[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM
1974-75Drumheller FalconsAJHL5923446758
1975-76Drumheller FalconsAJHL59608614679
1976-77Medicine Hat TigersWCHL702248704041564
1977-78Medicine Hat TigersWCHL724878126131119112016
1978-79Colorado RockiesNHL546172310-17----------
1978-79Philadelphia FirebirdsAHL25391212----------
1979-80Fort Worth TexansCHL6634427658158162434
1979-80Colorado RockiesNHL102462-1----------
1980-81Colorado RockiesNHL6925376261-24----------
1981-82Colorado RockiesNHL6913284132-22----------
1982-83New Jersey DevilsNHL53250-1----------
1982-83Hartford WhalersNHL755232816-41----------
1983-84ArosaSwiss-A--3726630
1984-85ArosaSwiss-A--4836840
1985-86ArosaSwiss-A322529540
1987-88Canadian National TeamOly103250
NHL Totals28254111165121

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