Published on July 10, 2012 by Casey
Wayne King was a decent offensive centre who played briefly with the California Golden Seals in the mid-1970s. He also excelled in junior, the minors and the senior level of competition. He was also one of the few indigenous Canadians to play in the NHL during this time.
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Born in Midland, Ontario, an hour north of Toronto, King played junior with the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA. The Seals following his third year of junior in 1971 signed him as a free agent. King excelled in his first three pro seasons spent in the IHL and WHL. He scored 34 goals for the WHL’s Salt Lake Golden Eagles in 1973-74 and was voted to the league’s second all-star team. King was also recalled for two games by California then suited up for 71 games between the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons.
After spending the 1976-77 season back in Salt Lake City, King joined the OHA senior Barrie Flyers, not far from his hometown. He averaged a point per game in 1977-78 for the Flyers then announced his retirement. King is of Ojibway.