Bob Bourne

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CanadaCanada  Bob Bourne Ice hockey player
Date of birth June 21, 1954
place of birth Netherhill , Saskatchewan , Canada
size 190 cm
Weight 91 kg
position center
Shot hand Left
WHA Secret
Amateur Draft
1974 , 2nd lap, 17th position
Indianapolis Racers
NHL Amateur Draft 1974 , 3rd round, 38th position
Kansas City Scouts
Career stations
1971-1974 Saskatoon Blades
1974-1986 New York Islanders
1986-1988 Los Angeles Kings

Hubert Jacques "Bob" Bourne (born June 21, 1954 in Netherhill , Saskatchewan ) is a former Canadian ice hockey player (center) and coach who played for the New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League from 1974 to 1988 .


Bourne played with Pat Price and Bernie Federko on the Saskatoon Blades team in the Western Canada Hockey League during his junior years . In the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft , the Kansas City Scouts selected him in the third round as 38th. Also at WHA Amateur Draft Secret 1974 one was interested in him. The Indianapolis Racers picked him 17th in the second round.

He chose the NHL, where the New York Islanders had brought him from the Scouts shortly after the draft . The general manager of the Islanders, Bill Torrey , tried to successfully build a top team in the NHL. After a decent rookie season in 1974/75 , he spent his sophomore year with the Fort Worth Texans in the Central Hockey League . In the 1976/77 season he managed to establish himself in the NHL. Bourne had everything an attacking player needed, only his lack of confidence stood in his way. Even in a storm series with Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy , he didn't believe in being able to score 30 to 40 goals.

His son was born open-back . As a result, he was very much challenged in his private life, he was also very responsible in the team and was a very valuable part of the team. He helped with his leadership skills when the Islanders won the Stanley Cup four times in a row from 1980 to 1983. In 1981 he was nominated for the Canada Cup for the squad of Team Canada. Fearing injury, he left the training camp after a few days, as he was in contract negotiations with the Islanders as a free agent .

For the 1986/87 season he moved to the Los Angeles Kings . He was committed to the organization “Athletes Who Care” and was elected athlete of the year with some colleagues . After two years with the Kings, he ended his career and became an assistant coach for the Las Vegas Thunder in the International Hockey League . He became the head coach of the Thunder and moved in 1999 within the IHL to the Utah Grizzlies . Here he stayed for two seasons.

Today he works in the real estate industry.

NHL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular season 14th 964 258 324 582 605
Playoffs 13 139 40 56 96 108

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