Brent Bobyck

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Brent Bobyck
Born (1968-04-26) April 26, 1968 (age 46)
Regina, SK, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Winston-Salem Thunderbirds
Albany Choppers
Fredericton Canadiens
Detroit Falcons
Charlotte Checkers
Peterborough Pirates
Daytona Beach Breakers
Nottingham Panthers
Bracknell Bees
Sheffield Steelers
Manchester Storm
NHL Draft 78th, 1986
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1990–2005

Brent Bobyck (born (1968-04-26)April 26, 1968 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He was selected 78th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. Although he never played in the National Hockey League, he has played fourteen professional seasons for various teams in North America and the United Kingdom. He has also played for both the Canadian and the Great Britain national ice hockey teams.

Bobyck currently runs his own power skating school in the Regina area and in the United Kingdom. Brent is commonly known as one of the best power skating instructors in the world.

Playing career[edit]

While playing for the University of North Dakota, with whom he won the NCAA Division 1 championship, Bobyck was selected 78th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He played for their American Hockey League (AHL) farm team in 1990–91 as well as playing for the Albany Choppers in the International Hockey League (IHL) and the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). The following season, 1991–92, he played for the Detroit Falcons in the Colonial Hockey League. In 1992–93, he signed with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL as well as playing for the Canada national men's ice hockey team.

In 1994 Bobyck signed for the Peterborough Pirates in the United Kingdom for whom he played for the next two seasons, finishing the 1995–96 season back in North America with the Daytona Beach Breakers in the Souther Hockey League.

Bobyck returned to the United Kingdom in 1996 to join the Nottingham Panthers for the inaugural season of the Ice Hockey Superleague (ISL). Playing for Nottingham for the next four seasons, he helped them to win the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1996 and 1998. After Nottingham failed to re-sign him for the 2000–01 season, Bobyck joined the Bracknell Bees, also in the ISL, as injury cover.[1] After a few weeks Bobyck moved to the Sheffield Steelers, also as injury cover,[1] before he finished the season with the Manchester Storm.

In 2001–02, Bobyck re-signed for Sheffield and remained with them for four seasons until he retired from ice hockey at the end of the 2004–05 season. During this time he helped Sheffield to win the playoffs in 2001–02, the league championship and the Challenge Cup in 2002–03, and the league championship and the playoffs in the Elite Ice Hockey League's inaugural season, 2003–04.

Having initially announced his retirement at the end of the 2003–04 season he was re-signed by Sheffield for the 2004–05 season after being offered a testimonial season.[2] Having suffered an elbow injury, he only managed a handful of games the following season before he retired from playing in January 2005.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 University of North Dakota NCAA 46 8 11 19 16
1987–88 University of North Dakota NCAA 41 10 20 30 43
1988–89 University of North Dakota NCAA 28 11 8 19 16
1989–90 University of North Dakota NCAA 44 16 21 37 47
1990–91 Winston-Salem Thunderbirds ECHL 18 3 17 20 9
1990–91 Albany Choppers IHL 18 0 3 3 10
1990–91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 4 0 0 0 4
1991–92 Detroit Falcons CoHL 55 15 39 54 21 6 1 1 2 0
1993–94 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 44 2 11 13 14
1994–95 Peterborough Pirates BHL Prem 25 16 33 49 36
1995–96 Peterborough Pirates BHL 1 48 71 69 140
1995–96 Daytona Beach Breakers SHL 11 5 9 14 7 4 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Nottingham Panthers ISL 37 6 4 10 18 8 0 2 2 0
1997–98 Nottingham Panthers ISL 25 4 13 17 14 6 3 1 4 0
1998–99 Nottingham Panthers ISL 31 3 9 12 12 8 1 2 3 6
1999–00 Nottingham Panthers ISL 37 6 23 29 32 3 1 1 2 0
2000–01 Bracknell Bees ISL 5 1 1 2 2
2000–01 Sheffield Steelers ISL 15 0 3 3 10
2000–01 Manchester Storm ISL 26 3 4 7 4 6 1 2 3 6
2001–02 Sheffield Steelers ISL 47 6 14 20 16 8 1 4 5 2
2002–03 Sheffield Steelers ISL 27 1 6 7 20 17 3 1 4 4
2003–04 Sheffield Steelers EIHL 53 16 35 51 60 5 2 2 4 0
2004–05 Sheffield Steelers EIHL 3 0 0 0 2

International play[edit]

Played for Canada in:

  • 1989–90 touring team
  • 1993–94 touring team

Played for Great Britain in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Canada Int'l 3 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Canada Int'l 6 2 1 3 2
1999 Great Britain WCQ 3 0 0 0 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stuart Hughes (2000-10-10). "Steelers line-up Bobyck". BBC Sport Online. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Steelers 'test' out Bobyck's desire to retire" (– Scholar search), Sheffield Star, 17 June 2004, retrieved 2007-12-27 [dead link][dead link]
  3. ^ "Bobyck bows out on night brimful of stars" (– Scholar search), Sheffield Star, 11 January 2005, retrieved 2007-12-27 [dead link][dead link]

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