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#30 - Ernie Wakely

Ernest Alfred Linton Wakely
Position: Goaltender
Born November 27, 1940 in Flin Flon, Manitoba
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 160
Selected in General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to San Diego Mariners for cash and future considerations, January, 1975.
Ernie Wakely was the first Jets' first publicly announced signing and he teamed with Joe Daley in the Jets' first two seasons to form one of pro hockey's best tandems between the pipes. With three goaltenders under contract in 1974-1975, the Jets traded Wakely to the San Diego Mariners in January 1975 and he went on to play for three more WHA teams before bringing his distinguished playing career to an end following the 1978-1979 season.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1972-1973490000 00 
1973-1974370009 00 
1974-197560000 000
Totals:920009 000
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1972-197370000 00 
Totals:70000 000

Goaltending Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWLT
1972-19734928891522212593.1426193
1973-19743722541232310613.2715184
1974-1975635516011972.70330
Totals:925498291462517 44407
Playoffs
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWL
1972-197374202202 3.1443
Totals:742022020 43