Bob Kelly (ice hockey, born 1950)
- Not to be confused with Bob Kelly (ice hockey, born 1946)
November 25, 1950 |
Oakville, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 1970
Robert James "Houndog" Kelly (born November 25, 1950) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals.
Selected in 1970 by the Philadelphia Flyers, Kelly was an aggressive left-winger who would become a member of the famous "Broad Street Bullies" and helped guide the Flyers to their two consecutive Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. Along with teammate Dave Schultz, Kelly was one of the team's top enforcers.
Kelly scored the 1975 cup winning goal at 11 seconds into the 3rd period of game 6. On tremendous individual effort he stole the puck behind the Sabres' net, and was able to slide the puck under goalie Roger Crozier.
Kelly played with the Flyers until the 1979–80 NHL season when he was traded to the Washington Capitals. He had a career year offensively in his first season with the Capitals, but his second season with the team was his last in the NHL, playing with the Capitals until the middle of the 1981–82 season.
He is now the Flyers' Ambassador of Hockey, visiting schools and teaching kids about the importance of teamwork. He also can be seen on the concourse of the Flyers arena, the Wells Fargo Center, interacting with fans, and presenting awards to military guests during Flyers home games.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
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