Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Bullard
Mike Bullard spent three seasons with the Brantford Alexanders of the OHA from 1978-1980. During that time, he collected 356 points in only 174 games?an impressive result that would have kept a few scouts awake at night, fearing the thought of missing him in the NHL draft. When the big day came in 1980, the Pittsburgh Penguins used their first choice to secure his rights.

Bullard made his NHL debut with the Pens at the end of the 1980-81 season. His return the following year marked the start of a very solid five plus seasons in Pittsburgh highlighted by exceeding the 30-goal plateau three times, including a career-high 51 markers in 1983-84.

Bullard was traded to the Calgary Flames midway through the 1986-87 season. The following year, he put up the best numbers of his career?108 points in one season. But the Flames saw a chance to pry Doug Gilmour away from the Blues, so they used Bullard as collateral.

But he lasted only 20 games in St. Louis before being dispatched to the Flyers where he continued to put up solid numbers. In 1990, however, he decided to try his hand at playing hockey in Switzerland. He liked the experience although the NHL always remained his top priority. So when an opening surfaced with the Leafs, he was quick to traverse the Atlantic for one final season in the big leagues.

After a flat campaign in Toronto, though, Bullard left the NHL for good to pursue a lengthy career in Switzerland and Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 East Ottawa Voyageurs Minor-ON 90 89 114 203
1978-79 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 66 43 56 99 66
1979-80 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 66 66 84 150 86 11 10 6 16 29
1980-81 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 42 47 60 107 55 6 4 5 9 10
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 2 3 19 -1 4 3 3 6 0
1981-82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 36 27 63 91 -1 5 1 1 2 4
1982-83 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 22 22 44 60 -21
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 51 41 92 57 -33
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 68 32 31 63 75 -43
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 41 42 83 69 -16
1985-86 Canada WEC-A 10 2 1 3 2
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 2 10 12 17 -6
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 57 28 26 54 34 +10 6 4 3 7 2
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 79 48 55 103 68 +25 6 0 2 2 6
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 20 4 12 16 46 +1
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 54 23 26 49 60 +1 19 3 9 12 32
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 27 37 64 67 0
1990-91 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 36 36 33 69 39 5 6 4 10
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 14 14 28 40 -19
1992-93 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss-2 36 51 32 83 39 7 6 7 13 4
1993-94 EV Landshut Germany 44 37 26 63 45
1994-95 EV Landshut Germany 38 22 43 65 83 18 17 10 27 28
1995-96 EV Landshut Germany 50 29 41 70 56 11 6 11 17 20
1996-97 EV Landshut Germany 47 19 51 70 69 7 6 4 10 40
1997-98 EV Landshut Germany 45 12 24 36 63 6 5 5 10 8
1998-99 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 50 21 29 50 58 8 1 4 5 6
1998-99 EHC Eisbaren Berlin EuroHL 6 0 2 2 6 6 4 1 5 6
1999-00 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 65 28 31 59 95
2000-01 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 44 20 20 40 32
2001-02 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 48 19 14 33 32
2002-03 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 10 5 5 10 6 6 4 7 11 2
NHL Totals 727 329 345 674 703 40 11 18 29 44


OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1980) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984) Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh for Dan Quinn, November 12, 1986. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Craig Coxe and Tim Corkery for Mark Hunter, Doug Gilmour, Steve Bozek and Michael Dark, September 6, 1988. Traded to Philadelphia by St. Louis for Peter Zezel, November 29, 1988. Rights traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Toronto's 3rd round choice (Vaclav Prospal) in 1993 Entry Draft, July 29, 1991.