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Jim Wiley (born April 28, 1950 in Sault Ste.marker Mariemarker, Ontariomarker) is a professional ice hockey center who spent parts of four seasons in the National Hockey League between 1972 and 1977. He would later serve as head coach of the San Jose Sharks during the 1995–96 NHL season.

Playing career

Wiley signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1972 following a fine collegiate career at Lake Superior State University. He would spend the majority of the next two seasons with the Hershey Bears, Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate, although he did appear in 26 games for the Penguins over that stretch, recording 4 assists.

Wiley was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1974 intra-league draft, but continued to find himself toiling in minor pro. He would earn a 2-game callup in 1975–76, and would have his longest NHL stint in 1976–77, when he recorded 4 goals and 10 points in 34 games for the Canucks. He would retire in 1980 without seeing any further NHL action.

Wiley appeared in 62 NHL games, recording 4 goals and 10 assists for 14 points along with 8 penalty minutes.

Coaching career

Following his retirement, Wiley would move into coaching. He was the long-time coach of the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL before breaking into the pro ranks in 1993 as head coach of the Kansas City Blades, the top affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.

When the Sharks fired head coach Kevin Constantine after a dismal 3–18–4 start, Wiley was promoted to the head coaching position with the NHL club. While his 17–37–3 record was something of an improvement over their start, it wasn't enough for Wiley to keep his job. Following the season, he was re-assigned back to the Sharks' top farm team, now the Kentucky Thoroughblades, where he served until 1998.

Since leaving the Sharks organization, Wiley has made several stops in the ECHL and CHL. He formerly serves as head coach of the Amarillo Gorillas of the CHL.

Team           Season      W  L OT/TKansas City    1993-94 IHL 40 31 10Kansas City    1994-95 IHL 35 40  6Kansas         1995-96 IHL  2  1  0San Jose       1995-96 NHL 17 37  3Kentucky       1996-97 AHL 36 35  9Kentucky       1997-98 AHL 29 39 12Lexington      2002-03 CHL 34 31  7Memphis        2003-04 CHL 17 14  0Amarillo       2006-07 CHL 32 28  4Amarillo       2007-08 CHL 22 32 10

NHL Coaching Record - 17 37 3

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