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Wayne Bianchin

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Role  Ice hockey player
Career end  1980
Name  Wayne Bianchin
Career start  1973

Playing career  1973–1980
Weight  82 kg
National team  Italy
Height  1.78 m
Position  Winger
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Born  September 6, 1953 (age 62) Nanaimo, BC, CAN (1953-09-06)
NHL Draft  23rd overall, 1973 Pittsburgh Penguins
Played for  National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers

Wayne Richard Bianchin (born September 6, 1953) is a retired Canadian-Italian professional ice hockey Left Winger.



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 season split between the AHL and NHL while recovering. He suffered his 2nd back surgery and was left unprotected on the NHL Intra League Draft .The Edmonton Oilers acquired Bianchin in 1979–80 but he would serve just eleven games with them due to a nagging back. He chose to play a reduced schedule and played two seasons in Italy with HC Asiago and AS Mastini Varese. He was a member of the Italian national team at the Group B World Championships in 1981 and lead the tournament with scoring and was selected to the First Line All-Star Team.


His son, Jordan Bianchin, played professional hockey in the Central Hockey League and in Italy.

Awards and achievements

  • WEC-B All-Star Team (1981)
  • References

    Wayne Bianchin Wikipedia

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