Center Harvey Bennett stood 6'4" and used his size and reach to good effect during his five year in the NHL. His large frame made him a difficult person to beat on faceoffs and move out from the slot.
Bennett spent the 1972-73 season at Boston College before turning pro. After scoring 31 goals for the IHL's Des Moines Capitols in 1973-74, the young pivot was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He spent most of the 1974-75 season in the AHL with the Hershey Bears but made the Pens out of training camp in 1975.
Part way through the 1975-76 schedule Bennett was traded to the dreadful Washington Capitals for veteran left-winger Stan Gilbertson. He contributed solid two-way play for his new club and was picked to join Team USA at the inaugural Canada Cup in 1976. Two months after the tournament ended, Bennett joined his first good team when he was picked up to add depth down the middle on the Philadelphia Flyers.
Early in 1977-78, Bennett was shipped to the Minnesota North Stars where he scored eleven goals and played on a line with Alex Pirus and Tom Younghans. When the Stars failed to make the post-season, the big centre represented the USA at the World Championships. In 1978-79, he was a role player on the St. Louis Blues then spent the following year with the CHL's Birmingham Bulls. Bennett retired in 1982 after playing two years in Japan with the Furukawa Denko club.