Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Sweeney
The Bruins drafted Bob Sweeney out of high school in the U.S. in 1982. He went on to play at Boston College for the next four years before making his NHL debut with Boston in the 1986-87 season but spent the majority of the year with the teams AHL affiliate in Moncton.

The 1987-88 season was Sweeney's first full year in the NHL, a year that saw the Bruins go all the way to the Stanley Cup finals only to be swept by the Oilers. Two seasons later, they were back in the finals against Edmonton, this time winning one game but giving Lord Stanley to the Oilers once again.

After six seasons as a Bruins forward, Sweeney was claimed off waivers by the Sabres in 1992 and remained with the team for three seasons. The Islanders claimed him once again in the 1995 Waiver Draft, but during the 1995-96 season Sweeney was dealt to the Flames, where he finished his NHL career.

He spent the next season in the IHL before heading overseas to play in Germany in 1997 where he played in the German Elite League until 2001.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Acton-Boxborough High High-MA
1982-83 Boston College Eagles ECAC 30 17 11 28 10
1983-84 Boston College Eagles ECAC 23 14 7 21 10
1984-85 Boston College Eagles H-East 44 32 32 64 43
1985-86 Boston College Eagles H-East 41 15 24 39 52
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL 14 2 4 6 21 -5 3 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 58 29 26 55 81 4 0 2 2 13
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 80 22 23 45 73 +11 23 6 8 14 66
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 75 14 14 28 99 -19 10 2 4 6 19
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 70 22 24 46 93 +2 20 0 2 2 30
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 80 15 33 48 115 +12 17 4 2 6 45
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 63 6 14 20 103 -9 14 1 0 1 25
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 1 1 0 1 0
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 21 26 47 118 +2 8 2 2 4 8
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 11 14 25 94 +3 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 45 5 4 9 18 -6 5 0 0 0 4
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 66 6 6 12 59 -23
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 6 1 1 2 6 +3 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Quebec Rafales IHL 69 10 21 31 120 9 2 0 2 8
1997-98 Revier Lowen Oberhausen Germany 27 9 4 13 77
1997-98 Frankfurt Lions Germany 20 7 8 15 32 7 1 3 4 6
1998-99 Frankfurt Lions Germany 46 6 21 27 30 1 0 1 1 8
1998-99 Frankfurt Lions EuroHL 5 1 0 1 4
1998-99 United States WC-Q 3 1 1 2 0
1999-00 Munchen Barons Germany 37 9 21 30 63 12 3 5 8 20
2000-01 Munchen Barons Germany 33 3 11 14 50 11 1 0 1 8
2000-01 Munchen Barons Con-Cup 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 639 125 163 288 799 103 15 18 33 197


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1985) Claimed on waivers by Buffalo from Boston, October 9, 1992. Claimed by NY Islanders from Buffalo in NHL Waiver Draft, October 2, 1995. Traded to Calgary by NY Islanders for Pat Conacher and Calgary's 6th round choice (later traded back to Calgary - Calgary selected Ilja Demidov) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 20, 1996.