Bruce Driver

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Bruce Driver
Born (1962-04-29) April 29, 1962 (age 52)
Etobicoke, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Maine Mariners
NHL
New Jersey Devils (1983–1995)
New York Rangers (1995–1998)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 108th overall, 1981
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1983–1998

Bruce Douglas Driver (born April 29, 1962) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1983–84 until 1997–98. Driver possessed a strong point shot, heady offensive instincts, smart positional defensive play, and a good stick with which he was adept at poke checking. A natural leader, Driver served as Devils' captain and also became a power play quarterback as his career blossomed, registering many of his goals and points with the man advantage. He won the 1995 Stanley Cup as a member of the Devils, before moving on to the New York Rangers the following season.

Driver was drafted in the 6th round (108th overall) by the then Colorado Rockies in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.

Driver has been a resident of Montville, New Jersey.[1] He plays hockey as a goalie in an adult recreational league in New Jersey and coaches a girls high school hockey team at Morristown-Beard School[2] that won states in the 2006–07 season. He was also the girls high school hockey coach of the year in New Jersey in 2006–07.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1981–82
AHCA West All-American 1981–82
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1982 [3]
All-WCHA Second Team 1982–83

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Royal York Royals OPJHL 43 13 57 70 102  —  —  —  —  —
1980–81 University of Wisconsin NCAA 42 5 15 20 42  —  —  —  —  —
1981–82 University of Wisconsin NCAA 46 7 37 44 84  —  —  —  —  —
1982–83 University of Wisconsin NCAA 39 16 34 50 50  —  —  —  —  —
1983–84 Maine Mariners AHL 12 2 6 8 15 16 0 10 10 8
1983–84 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 0 2 2 0  —  —  —  —  —
1983–84 Canadian National Team Intl 68 14 18 32 54  —  —  —  —  —
1984–85 New Jersey Devils NHL 67 9 23 32 36  —  —  —  —  —
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 40 3 15 18 32  —  —  —  —  —
1985–86 Maine Mariners AHL 15 4 7 11 16  —  —  —  —  —
1986–87 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 6 28 34 36  —  —  —  —  —
1987–88 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 15 40 55 68 20 3 7 10 14
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 27 1 15 16 24  —  —  —  —  —
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 7 46 53 63 6 1 5 6 6
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 9 36 45 62 7 1 2 3 12
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 7 35 42 66 7 0 4 4 2
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 83 14 40 54 66 5 1 3 4 4
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 8 24 32 63 20 3 5 8 12
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 4 12 16 18 17 1 6 7 8
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 66 3 34 37 42 11 0 7 7 4
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 79 5 25 30 48 15 0 1 1 2
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 75 5 15 20 46  —  —  —  —  —
NHL totals 922 96 390 486 670 108 10 40 50 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capuzzo, Jill P. "Living in Montville Township, N.J.", The New York Times, July 2, 2010. Accessed February 23, 2011. "IF you moved to Montville Township, it wouldn’t be out of the question to find yourself neighbor to a current or former New Jersey Devil (Bruce Driver is one example), or a member emeritus of the paparazzi (Ron Galella), or a Real Housewife of New Jersey (Teresa Giudice)."
  2. ^ a b "Ruff always at home on the ice". Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kirk Muller
New Jersey Devils captain
1991–92
Succeeded by
Scott Stevens