First Name: Wayne
Last Name: Maxner
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1992
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Wayne Maxner of Halifax, Nova Scotia, worked his way through the minor hockey system, continuously improving to become one of the most dominant players of his time. It didn’t take long before he was off to the junior ranks in Ontario where he played Junior C, Junior B, and Junior A.

In Junior A with the Niagara Falls Flyers he scored 32 goals and 62 assists winning the league scoring title. He was selected as the all-star left-winger and voted the most outstanding player in the league. In 1963-64 he turned professional with the Minneapolis Bruins of the Central Professional League, scoring 27 goals and 27 assists.

The next season, 1964-65 he was promoted to the Boston Bruins where he played 54 games, scoring seven goals and six assists. He was sent to California of the Western Hockey League for more conditioning in the following two years. Maxner then went to Hershey of the AHL and was recalled to Boston but unfortunately suffered an injury the night before he was to report to Boston.

Maxner then fractured his leg the following off-season and could not return to his top form. He decided to turn to coaching where he guided teams in the junior ranks, the AHL and the NHL with Detroit. Wayne Maxner was inducted in to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1992.


• 1964 NHL Debut with the Boston Bruins
• Won League Scoring Title Niagara Falls Flyers
• Selected All-Star Left Winger
• Voted Most Outstanding Player in the League
• Won the Red Tilson Memorial Trophy
• Central Pro League 1963-64 Minneapolis Bruins
• Coached Junior, College and Pro Levels
• Coached Detroit Red Wings for Parts of 2 Seasons
• Coach and GM Windsor Spitfires, ON Major Jr League