Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Kudelski
Bob Kudelski was a right-winger with a fine scoring touch who played 442 games for three NHL teams. Although he was never a star his offensive prowess became well known when he scored at least 20 goals for five straight years.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Kudelski played four years at Yale University. He was the Los Angeles Kings' first choice, 2nd overall, in the 1986 supplemental draft. After scoring 25 goals in 30 games as a senior in 1996-97, he was named to the ECAC first all-star team.

Kudelski split his first two pro seasons between L.A. and the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL. He joined the NHL on a full-time basis in 1989-90 and recorded three straight 20-goal seasons in L.A. before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators in December 1992. He scored scored 21 goals in 48 games for the weak Sens who struggled in their inaugural season.

The slick forward was off to a blazing start in 1993-94 with 26 goals in 42 games then was traded to Florida. He scored 14 goals for the expansion Panthers to reach the 40-goal mark. That year he also played in the NHL All-Star Game. During the lockout-shortened season, his production dropped off with the defence-oriented Panthers. He retired after playing 13 games with Florida in 1996.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Feeding Hills High School High-MA
1982-83 Springfield Olympics NEJHL
1983-84 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 21 14 12 26 12
1984-85 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 32 21 23 44 38
1985-86 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 31 18 23 41 48
1986-87 Yale University Bulldogs ECAC 30 25 22 47 34
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 0 1 1 8 -10
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 50 15 19 34 41
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 14 1 3 4 17 -5
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 60 32 19 51 43 17 8 5 13 12
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 23 13 36 49 -7 8 1 2 3 2
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 23 13 36 46 +9 8 3 2 5 2
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 22 21 43 42 -15 6 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 15 3 3 6 8 -3
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 21 14 35 22 -22
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 42 26 15 41 14 -25
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 44 14 15 29 10 -8
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 26 6 3 9 2 +2
1995-96 Florida Panthers NHL 13 0 1 1 0 +1
1995-96 Carolina Panthers AHL 4 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 442 139 102 241 218 22 4 4 8 4


ECAC First All-Star Team (1987) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994) Traded to Ottawa by Los Angeles with Shawn McCosh for Marc Fortier and Jim Thomson, December 19, 1992. Traded to Florida by Ottawa for Evgeny Davydov, Scott Levins, Florida's 6th round choice (Mike Gaffney) in 1994 Entry Draft and Dallas' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Kevin Bolibruck) in 1995 Entry Draft, January 6, 1994.