Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bruce Boudreau
Bruce Boudreau was a talented offensive centre whose size worked against him getting the ice time he wanted in the NHL. He was a force in junior and the minors and managed to suit up for 141 big league games over eight seasons.

The Toronto native amassed 365 points in three outstanding years with the Toronto Marlboros. He was chosen 42nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1975 after captaining the Marlies to the Memorial Cup and leading the OHA with 68 goals and 165 points. Initially, he couldn't agree on a contract with Toronto and joined the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA for a year.

The diminutive pivot signed on with the Leafs in 1976-77 and scored seven points in 15 games. He played most of his hockey that year with the Dallas Black Hawks and led the CHL with 37 goals. He played 40 games for Toronto as an injury replacement in 1977-78 but remained a farmhand through the 1982-83 playoffs. His best performance in the minors during this time came in 1981-82 when he scored 103 points in 63 games for the Cincinnati Tigers and was placed on the CHL second all-star team.

Boudreau played seven games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1985-86 after signing as a free agent but was chiefly a minor league stalwart until retiring in 1992. In 1987-88, he led the AHL with 116 points while playing for the Springfield Indians. That year he was placed on the league's first all-star team and was the recipient of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Trophy as the league's most sportsmanlike player.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 61 38 49 87 22
1972-73 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0
1973-74 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 53 46 67 113 51
1974-75 Toronto Marlboros OMJHL 69 68 97 165 52 22 12 28 40 26
1974-75 Toronto Marlboros M-Cup 5 2 2 4 15
1975-76 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 30 3 6 9 4
1975-76 Johnstown Jets NAPro 34 25 35 60 14 9 6 5 11 7
1976-77 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 2 5 7 4 +2 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 58 37 34 71 40 1 1 1 2 0
1977-78 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 11 18 29 12 +8
1977-78 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 22 13 9 22 11
1978-79 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 26 4 3 7 2 -3
1978-79 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 49 20 38 58 20 5 1 1 2 8
1979-80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1979-80 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 75 36 54 90 47 17 6 7 13 23
1980-81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 10 14 24 18 -7 2 1 0 1 0
1980-81 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 40 17 41 58 22 8 6 5 11 14
1981-82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 0 2 2 6 -6
1981-82 Cincinnati Tigers CHL 65 42 61 103 42 4 3 1 4 8
1982-83 St. Catharines Saints AHL 80 50 72 122 65
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 1 0 1 0
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 80 47 62 109 44 7 0 5 5 11
1984-85 ECD Iserlohn W.German 30 20 28 48 41 3 2 1 3 4
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 17 4 7 11 4 15 3 9 12 4
1985-86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 7 1 0 1 2 +1
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 65 30 36 66 36
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 78 35 47 82 40 5 3 3 6 4
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 80 42 74 116 84
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 50 28 36 64 42
1988-89 Newmarket Saints AHL 20 7 16 23 12 4 0 1 1 6
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 82 41 68 109 89
1990-91 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 81 40 80 120 111 19 11 7 18 30
1991-92 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 77 34 50 84 100 7 3 4 7 10
1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 141 28 42 70 46 9 2 0 2 0


OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1974)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
AHL First All-Star Team (1988)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (1988)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1988)
Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1974. Claimed by Toronto as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (AHL), March 5, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 10, 1985.