Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Beers
Defenceman Bob Beers added offense and depth to the blueline corps of four different teams during the 1990s. He was adept at moving the puck up ice and was a confident point man on the power play.

Beers spent a year each with the Buffalo Junior Sabres and Northern Arizona University before transferring to the University of Maine. In 1985 the clever rearguard was chosen 210th overall by the Boston Bruins at the NHL Entry Draft. He enjoyed three excellent years with the Black Bears and in 1989 was chosen to the Hockey East second all-star team and the NCAA East second all-American team.

Beers spent most of his time with the Bruins as a member of the club's Maine farm team in the AHL. Following a trade to the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning, he was given more ice time and plenty of chances to work with the extra man. Beers scored 36 points and potted seven goals on the power play. Following the season the mobile backliner was added to the U.S. entry at the World Championships.

Beers started the 1993-94 season in Tampa but was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Chris Joseph. Initially, Beers fit in well with the fast-skating club with 37 points in 66 games and played for his country at the World Championships for the second straight year.

In August 1994 he was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders but saw less ice time with his new club. Beers played most of the 1996 and 1997 seasons in the minors before retiring. He also played briefly with the Boston Bruins and suited up for his country at the World Championships for the third time.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Buffalo Jr. Sabres NYJHL 47 11 39 50 96
1986-87 University of Maine H-East 28 0 13 13 46
1987-88 University of Maine H-East 41 3 11 14 72
1988-89 University of Maine H-East 44 10 27 37 53
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 6 +2 14 1 1 2 18
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 74 7 36 43 63
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 16 0 1 1 10 -8 6 0 0 0 4
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 36 2 16 18 21
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 31 0 5 5 29 -13 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 33 6 23 29 24
1992-93 Providence Bruins AHL 6 1 2 3 10
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 12 24 36 70 -25
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 United States WC-A 6 1 2 3 2
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 1 5 6 12 -11
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 10 27 37 74 -11
1993-94 United States WC-A 8 2 0 2 4
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 22 2 7 9 6 -8
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 13 0 5 5 10 -2
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 65 6 36 42 54 22 1 12 13 16
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 27 3 4 7 8 0
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 45 10 12 22 18
1996-97 United States WC-A 8 1 0 1 8
1997-98
1998-99 Providence Bruins AHL 10 1 2 3 4 -2 5 0 1 1 2
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 13 0 4 4 14 -6 14 1 5 6 9
NHL Totals 258 28 79 107 225 21 1 1 2 22


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1989)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1989)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Boston for Stephane Richer, October 28, 1992. Traded to Edmonton by Tampa Bay for Chris Joseph, November 11, 1993. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 29, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 5, 1996.
Spent 1997-98 season working as the colour analyst on Providence Bruins (AHL) television broadcasts. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), March 12, 1999.