Bob Champoux

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Bob Champoux
Born (1942-12-02) December 2, 1942 (age 72)
Saint-Hilaire, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
California Golden Seals
Playing career 1963–1977

Robert Joseph Champoux (born December 2, 1942) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Detroit Red Wings on March 29, 1964 when he replaced an injured Terry Sawchuk in a 5–4 victory at Chicago Stadium that evened the semifinal series against the Blackhawks at one game apiece. After Sawchuk returned to play all the remaining matches in the Red Wings' Stanley Cup playoff run, Champoux did not play in another NHL contest until nine years later when he registered a 2–11–3 record with the California Golden Seals, the worst team in the league during the 1973–74 season.[1] He spent the remainder of his professional hockey career in the minor leagues.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1961–62 Montreal Junior Canadiens OHA 8 480 25 0 3.13
1962–63 Saint-Jérôme Alouettes QJHL
1963–64 Cincinnati Wings CHL 60 10 44 5 3610 337 1 5.60
1963–64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1964–65 Memphis Wings CHL 4 1 3 0 240 16 0 4.00
1964–65 Minneapolis Bruins CHL 1 1 0 0 60 0 1 0.00
1964–65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 13 4 8 0 740 50 1 4.05
1965–66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 8 4 3 0 412 21 1 3.06
1965–66 Memphis Wings CHL 1 0 1 0 60 6 0 6.00
1966–67 San Diego Gulls WHL 20 7 11 1 1140 72 0 3.86
1967–68 San Diego Gulls WHL 33 15 16 2 1957 111 0 3.40
1968–69 San Diego Gulls WHL 37 13 15 6 2048 123 3 3.60
1969–70 San Diego Gulls WHL 1 0 1 0 60 4 0 4.00
1969–70 Kansas City Blues CHL 2 2 0 0 120 6 0 3.00
1969–70 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 25 8 16 1 1460 89 2 3.66
1970–71 San Diego Gulls WHL 2 0 1 1 120 6 0 3.00
1970–71 Jacksonville Rockets EHL 21 1260 112 0 5.33
1972–73 San Diego Gulls WHL 24 8 9 5 1339 74 1 3.31
1973–74 San Diego Gulls WHL 2 0 2 0 120 8 0 4.00
1973–74 California Golden Seals NHL 17 2 11 3 923 80 0 5.20
1973–74 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 44 23 16 3 2586 139 2 3.23
1974–75 Syracuse Blazers NAHL 3 2 1 0 171 8 1 2.80
1974–75 Winston-Salem Polar Twins SHL 22 1287 91 0 4.24
1975–76 Winston-Salem Polar Twins SHL 47 18 20 9 2770 161 0 3.49
1976–77 Winston-Salem Polar Twins SHL 23 1269 78 1 3.69
NHL totals 17 2 11 3 923 80 0 5.20

Playoffs[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1963–64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 1 0 0 55 4 0 4.36
1967–68 San Diego Gulls WHL 5 3 2 0 306 12 0 2.35
1968–69 San Diego Gulls WHL 7 3 4 0 399 21 0 3.16
1972–73 San Diego Gulls WHL 4 2 1 0 214 10 1 2.80
1973–74 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 3 1 1 0 140 10 0 4.29
1974–75 Winston-Salem Polar Twins SHL 7 3 4 0 422 30 0 4.27
1975–76 Winston-Salem Polar Twins SHL 4 0 4 0 214 18 0 5.05
NHL Totals 1 1 0 0 55 4 0 4.36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bak, Richard. Detroit Red Wings: The Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1998.

External links[edit]

Bob Champoux's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
Bob Champoux's biography at Legends of Hockey