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Wayne Rivers

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-9 (175 cm) ▪ Weight: 177 lbs. (80 kg)

Born: February 1, 1942 in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1961-62 19 DET NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1963-64 21 BOS NHL 12 2 7 9 3 6 2 0 0 0
1964-65 22 BOS NHL 58 6 17 23 8 72 6 0 0 0
1965-66 23 BOS NHL 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 1
1966-67 24 BOS NHL 8 2 1 3 1 6 2 0 0 0
1967-68 25 STL NHL 22 4 4 8 3 -2 8 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 53 7.5
1968-69 26 NYR NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1972-73 30 NYW WHA 75 37 40 77 31 47 33 4 0 4
1973-74 31 NYJ WHA 73 30 27 57 24 20 25 5 0 1
1974-75 32 SDM WHA 78 54 53 107 44 29 52 41 13 0 323 16.7
1975-76 33 SDM WHA 71 19 25 44 17 -18 24 9 10 0 5 188 10.1
1976-77 34 SDM WHA 60 18 31 49 18 5 40 11 7 0 168 10.7
5 yrs SDM WHA 357 158 176 334 134 16 183 119 39 0 10 679 13.4
4 yrs BOS NHL 80 11 26 37 13 86 11 0 0 1
1 yr DET NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 yr STL NHL 22 4 4 8 3 -2 8 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 53 7.5
1 yr NYR NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Career NHL 108 15 30 45 17 -3 94 14 1 0 1 3 1 0 54 7.4
Career WHA 357 158 176 334 134 16 183 119 39 0 10 679 13.4

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1961-62 19 DET NHL 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1963-64 21 BOS NHL 12 0.17 0.58 0.75 0.25 0.50 2 8 10 3 0.5 0.1 0.7
1964-65 22 BOS NHL 58 0.10 0.29 0.40 0.14 1.24 7 19 26 9 0.2 0.5 0.7
1965-66 23 BOS NHL 2 0.50 0.50 1.00 0.41 1.00 1 1 2 1 0.2 0.0 0.2
1966-67 24 BOS NHL 8 0.25 0.13 0.38 0.17 0.75 2 1 3 1 0.1 0.1 0.2
1967-68 25 STL NHL 22 0.18 0.18 0.36 0.15 0.36 2.41 4 4 8 3 16 4 15 1 -2 0.2 0.3 0.5
1968-69 26 NYR NHL 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1972-73 30 NYW WHA 75 0.49 0.53 1.03 0.42 0.63
1973-74 31 NYJ WHA 73 0.41 0.37 0.78 0.32 0.27
1974-75 32 SDM WHA 78 0.69 0.68 1.37 0.56 0.67 4.14 29
1975-76 33 SDM WHA 71 0.27 0.35 0.62 0.24 0.34 2.65 -18
1976-77 34 SDM WHA 60 0.30 0.52 0.82 0.31 0.67 2.80 5
5 yrs SDM WHA 357 0.44 0.49 0.94 0.38 0.51 3.25 16
4 yrs BOS NHL 80 0.14 0.33 0.46 0.17 1.08 12 29 41 14 1.0 0.7 1.7
1 yr DET NHL 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1 yr STL NHL 22 0.18 0.18 0.36 0.15 0.36 2.41 4 4 8 3 16 4 15 1 -2 0.2 0.3 0.5
1 yr NYR NHL 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
Career NHL 108 0.14 0.28 0.42 0.15 0.87 2.08 16 33 49 18 16 4 16 1 -3 0.9 1.1 2.0
Career WHA 357 0.44 0.49 0.94 0.38 0.51 3.25 16

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1974-75 32 SDM WHA 6 3 1 4 8 2
1975-76 33 SDM WHA 11 4 4 8 -2 4
1976-77 34 SDM WHA 7 1 1 2 -4 2 0
Career WHA 24 8 6 14 -6 14 2

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1959-60 17 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 2
1960-61 18 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 41 13 18 31 38
1961-62 19 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 14 15 29 55
1961-62 19 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1962-63 20 Hershey Bears AHL 52 15 31 46 42
1963-64 21 Hershey Bears AHL 36 20 6 26 24
1964-65 22 Hershey Bears AHL 14 6 8 14 0
1965-66 23 Hershey Bears AHL 65 37 30 67 81
1966-67 24 Hershey Bears AHL 54 30 37 67 59
1967-68 25 Kansas City Blues CPHL 50 25 37 62 41
1968-69 26 Buffalo Bisons AHL 67 30 37 67 35
1969-70 27 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 27 34 61 58
1970-71 28 Baltimore Clippers AHL 65 38 37 75 66
1971-72 29 Springfield Kings AHL 68 48 33 81 67
1977-78 35 San Francisco Shamrocks PHL 32 11 22 33 7
1978-79 36 San Francisco Shamrocks PHL 15 4 5 9 25
Career 10 Seasons AHL 490 251 253 504 432
Career 1 Season CPHL 50 25 37 62 41
Career 3 Seasons OHA-Jr. 91 27 33 60 95
Career 2 Seasons PHL 47 15 27 42 32

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1960-61 18 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 4 0 0 0 21
1961-62 19 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 10 2 1 3 20
1961-62 19 Hamilton Red Wings M-Cup 14 10 5 15 43
1962-63 20 Hershey Bears AHL 12 0 0 0 13
1965-66 23 Hershey Bears AHL 3 1 0 1 2
1966-67 24 Hershey Bears AHL 5 0 2 2 4
1967-68 25 Kansas City Blues CPHL 7 6 1 7 9
1968-69 26 Buffalo Bisons AHL 6 3 5 8 0
1969-70 27 Buffalo Bisons AHL 14 3 9 12 6
1969-70 27 Omaha Knights CHL 6 3 4 7 7
1970-71 28 Baltimore Clippers AHL 6 3 2 5 6
1971-72 29 Springfield Kings AHL 5 0 3 3 4
Career 7 Seasons AHL 51 10 21 31 35
Career 1 Season CHL 6 3 4 7 7
Career 1 Season CPHL 7 6 1 7 9
Career 1 Season M-Cup 14 10 5 15 43
Career 2 Seasons OHA-Jr. 14 2 1 3 41

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Wayne Rivers 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2
Brad Larsen 76.6 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Eric Boulton 72.2 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0
Jarkko Ruutu 71.4 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2
Mark Greig 69.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Ted Drury 68.7 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.4
Andrew Murray 68.5 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0
Chris Kontos 68.0 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1
Brad Jones 67.0 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1
Ryan Carter 66.5 1.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.2 -0.3
John LeBlanc 65.8 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Wayne Rivers 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2
Andrew Murray 68.5 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0
Brad Jones 67.0 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1
Ryan Carter 66.5 1.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.2 -0.3
John LeBlanc 65.8 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Jesse Winchester 65.2 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.0
Dane Jackson 64.2 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.1
Ted Drury 63.3 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.4
Phil Stevens 61.7 0.6 0.4 0.2
Jaroslav Svoboda 59.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
Ken Yaremchuk 58.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 4, 1963: Claimed by Boston from Detroit (Hershey-AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1963.

June 6, 1967: Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967.

June 13, 1968: Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Don Caley for Camille Henry, Bill Plager and Robbie Irons, June 13, 1968.

October, 1971: Traded to Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL) by NY Rangers (Baltimore-AHL) for Mike McMahon, October 1971.

February 12, 1972: Selected by Ontario-Ottawa (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.

July, 1972: Traded to NY Raiders (WHA) by Ottawa (WHA) for future considerations, July 1972.

April 30, 1974: Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974.

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