Bob Beers (ice hockey)

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Bob Beers
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Born (1967-05-20) May 20, 1967 (age 50)
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
National team  United States
NHL Draft 210th overall, 1985
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1989–2000

Robert Charles Beers, (born May 20, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but raised near Buffalo, New York) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He currently serves as a radio commentator on Boston Bruins broadcasts on the WBZ Bruins radio network and is an occasional contributor to NESN Bruins and College Hockey broadcasts. Beers played Division 1 College Hockey at the University of Maine, in Orono, Maine. He is one of many former Black Bear players who went on to play in the NHL.

Career[edit]

Beers was drafted in the 10th round, 210th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played hockey with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, Northern Arizona University and the University of Maine before reaching the NHL level. His career was split between the NHL, AHL and IHL. Beers represented the United States in 1993, 1994 and 1997 at the World Championships. After retiring from the NHL, the Bruins organization brought him back to play on their minor league affiliate the Providence Bruins. He played mainly in home games through parts of the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 season, and was on the ice when Providence captured the 1999 Calder Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Northern Arizona NCAA 28 2 22 24 58
1986–87 Maine H-East 38 0 13 13 45
1987–88 Maine H-East 41 3 11 14 72
1988–89 Maine H-East 44 10 27 37 53
1989–90 Maine Mariners AHL 74 7 36 43 63
1989–90 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 6 14 1 1 2 18
1990–91 Maine Mariners AHL 36 2 16 18 21
1990–91 Boston Bruins NHL 16 0 1 1 10 6 0 0 0 4
1991–92 Maine Mariners AHL 33 6 23 29 24
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 33 0 5 5 29 1 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Providence Bruins AHL 6 1 2 3 10
1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 12 24 36 70
1992–93 Atlanta Knights IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 1 5 6 12
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 10 27 37 74
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 22 2 7 9 6
1995–96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 65 6 36 42 54 22 1 12 13 16
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 13 0 5 5 10
1996–97 Providence Bruins AHL 45 10 12 22 19
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 27 3 4 7 8
1998–99 Providence Bruins AHL 10 1 2 3 4
1999–00 Providence Bruins AHL 13 0 4 4 14
NHL totals 258 28 79 107 225 21 1 1 2 122

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Second Team 1988–89 [1]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1988–89 [2]
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1989 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bruce Racine
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player
1989
Succeeded by
Scott LaGrand