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Ron Busniuk Ronald Edward Busniuk "Buzzy"

Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Shoot: R
Born: 22 Sep 1947, Fort William ON

 

Regular Season & Playoff Scoring Record (key)

year team
gp
g
a
pts
pim
gp
g
a
pts
pim
1974-75 Minnesota
73
2
21
23
176
12
2
1
3
63
1975-76 Minnesota
59
2
11
13
150
New England
11
0
3
3
55
17
0
2
2
14
Totals (2 teams)
70
2
13
15
205
1976-77 New England
59
1
9
10
141
Edmonton
22
2
2
4
83
5
0
2
2
37
Totals (2 teams)
81
3
11
14
224
1977-78 Edmonton
59
2
18
20
157
5
0
0
0
18
Totals:
283
9
64
73
762
39
2
5
7
132

 

Excerpts from Pro Hockey, WHA 1976-77 (by Dan Proudfoot)

The winter of 1976 was a bad time for Ron Busniuk, who was 28, out of work, with limited skills and a family to support. His team, the Minnesota Fighting Saints, had collapsed. It marked the end of a long dream that had taken him from the Canadian Lakehead to the University of Minnesota at Duluth and finally to the WHA, not so much for his skills as for toughness and diligence.

Then the Whalers called and suddenly Busniuk, who hadn't received a paycheck in six weeks, was signed for the rest of the season and for 1976-77 too. "He's mean, nasty, tough," says coach Harry Neale, who was his boss at St. Paul, too. "This is very important to the team because we haven't all that much size up front."

 

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