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Canada Mike Nykoluk

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2. Anrei Hakulinen 8 5 5 10
3. Jerry Turkulainen 10 2 8 10
4. Jori Lehterä 9 1 9 10
5. Axel Holmström 10 5 4 9
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
209 lbs / 95 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
-
Highlights
2-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 2
1-time AHL First All-Star Team 1
1-time AHL Most Valuable Player (Les Cunningham Award) 1
1-time AHL Second All-Star Team 1
1-time CHL Memorial Cup Champion 1

Nykoluk, 87, died on January 31, 2022.

Team Staff profile of Mike Nykoluk also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1952-53 Weston Dukes MetJBHL - - - - - - |
1953-54 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 59 19 28 47 12 - | Playoffs 15 2 4 6 4 -
1954-55 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 47 14 25 39 23 - | Playoffs 13 3 7 10 17 -
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors WHL-Sr. 70 10 25 35 18 - | Playoffs 14 10 12 22 7 -
1956-57 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 32 3 1 4 20 - |
Rochester Americans AHL 28 9 13 22 30 - | Playoffs 9 3 2 5 4 -
1957-58 Rochester Americans AHL 69 14 37 51 45 - |
1958-59 Hershey Bears AHL 66 15 38 53 60 - | Playoffs 13 5 4 9 15 -
1959-60 Hershey Bears AHL 71 13 32 45 55 - |
1960-61 Hershey Bears AHL 71 10 24 34 14 - | Playoffs 8 1 5 6 0 -
1961-62 Hershey Bears AHL 59 4 20 24 13 - | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 12 -
1962-63 Hershey Bears AHL 72 7 36 43 21 - | Playoffs 15 1 9 10 2 -
1963-64 Hershey Bears AHL 72 9 63 72 39 - | Playoffs 6 1 3 4 0 -
1964-65 Hershey Bears AHL 71 11 55 66 29 - | Playoffs 15 2 11 13 6 -
1965-66 Hershey Bears AHL 67 10 53 63 14 - | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 -
1966-67 Hershey Bears AHL 72 16 68 84 26 - | Playoffs 5 0 4 4 4 -
1967-68 Hershey Bears AHL 72 19 66 85 30 - | Playoffs 5 2 6 8 0 -
1968-69 Hershey Bears AHL 74 15 55 70 14 - | Playoffs 11 0 8 8 0 -
1969-70 Hershey Bears AHL 72 16 57 73 12 - | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 2 -
1970-71 Hershey Bears AHL 71 14 39 53 33 - | Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0 -
1971-72 Hershey Bears AHL 62 13 30 43 20 - | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 4 -
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1954-55 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 10 4 9 13 4 - |
1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors Ed-Cup 6 3 3 6 0 - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Asst. Coach
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Asst. Coach
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Asst. Coach
1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Asst. Coach
1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Asst. Coach
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Dir. of Player Development
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL Asst. Coach
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL Asst. Coach
1980-81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Head Coach Replaced Joe Crozier midseason
1981-82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Head Coach
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Head Coach
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Head Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 16 1 069 195 686 881 0.82 455 - | 14 112 16 62 78 0.70 49 -
Ed-Cup 1 6 3 3 6 1.00 0 - | 0
M-Cup 1 10 4 9 13 1.30 4 - | 0
MetJBHL 1 - - - - - - - | 0
NHL 1 32 3 1 4 0.13 20 - | 0
OHA-Jr. 2 106 33 53 86 0.81 35 - | 2 28 5 11 16 0.57 21 -
WHL-Sr. 1 70 10 25 35 0.50 18 - | 1 14 10 12 22 1.57 7 -
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mike Mahoney (D) 1961-1971 10 Hershey Bears
Andre Gill (G) 1962-1972 10 Hershey Bears
Howie Yanosik (D) 1958-1967 9 Hershey Bears
Ralph Keller (D) 1963-1972 9 Hershey Bears

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Player Biography and Trivia

Number 8 retired by Hershey Bears

Cult/Star player for Hershey Bears

Nykoluk was inducted into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame in 2007.

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