Bobby Sheehan (ice hockey)

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Bobby Sheehan
Born (1949-01-11) January 11, 1949 (age 68)
Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
California Golden Seals
New York Golden Blades
New York Raiders
New Jersey Knights
Edmonton Oilers
Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Indianapolis Racers
New York Rangers
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 1969
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1969–1983

Robert Richard Sheehan (born January 11, 1949 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a retired National Hockey League center.

Career[edit]

A small player by hockey standards, Sheehan made up for his physical deficits by leading the NSJHL minor league with 64 goals his rookie year. He was drafted in the third round, 32nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens and went on to play parts of three seasons in the NHL. He was a reserve on the Canadiens Stanley Cup champion team in 1971 and then joined the lowly California Golden Seals where he quickly became a regular and one of the top forwards for his new club. In 1972 Sheehan joined the New York Raiders of the WHA, who obtained his WHA rights from the New England Whalers. In 1975–76 he returned to the NHL with the Chicago Black Hawks and would transfer between the NHL and AHL several times until his retirement in 1983.

Sheehan was a big part of the Rangers run to the Stanley Cup Final in which they lost to the Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1. They had previously defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 1 and had upset the favorite, the New York Islanders, 4 games to 2. Overall, in 15 games, he had 4 goals and 3 assists. He also incurred 8 penalty minutes.

Following 310 NHL games, Sheehan recorded 48 goals and 63 assists for 111 points.

Sheehan represented the United States at the 1981 Ice Hockey World Championship tournament.

Achievements & Awards[edit]

  • MJrHL Scoring Champion (1966–67)
  • Played in WHA All-Star Game (1973, 1974)
  • AHL Second All-Star Team (1979)

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