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Hank Nowak
Hank Nowak
Left Wing
Number: 11
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 24, 1950
Birthplace: Oshawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh with Penguins' third-round choice (Dan Mandryk) in 1974 amateur draft for Nelson Debenedet on May 27, 1974.
Drafted: PHI / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 7th (87th overall)
Left winger Hank Nowak was a utility player for three different teams in the 1970s. A disciplined checker, he was capable of creating scoring chances and finding the net himself on occasion.

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Nowak played two years with the hometown Generals of the OHA. He was chosen 87th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970 amateur draft then assigned to the AHL's Quebec Aces in the Fall. The young forward never established himself in the Philly organization. After spending a year each with the Richmond Robins and Hershey Bears, Nowak was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Nowak played 13 games for the Pens in 1973-74 but spent most of the season in Hershey where he enjoyed a fine season with 32 goals in 56 games. In May, 1974, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Nelson Debenedet. Nowak scored 22 points in 56 games for the struggling Wings before he was traded to the Boston Bruins along with Earl Anderson for Walt McKechnie. During the 1975 postseason, Nowak scored a goal and was a solid performer for the team when it was knocked out in the first round by Chicago.

In 1975-76 Nowak was a useful grinder and defensive forward on a line with ... That spring he played ten games for Boston when they reached the semifinals. Nowak split the 1976-77 season between the minors and Beantown. He played three full seasons in the minors toiling in the AHL, Northeastern league and the "I" before retiring in 1980.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89