Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Bodak
Bob Bodak played in the Thunder Bay minor hockey system right up through Junior B before enrolling at Lakehead University in northern Ontario. In 1983-84 he scored 23 goals and 24 points in 22 games.

Bodak turned pro in 1984-85 with the Springfield Indians of the AHL. He was considered a long-shot to make the team heading into training camp but his strong work ethic impressed the coaching staff and he earned a spot on the roster. He played 79 games that year and scored 20 goals and 45 points.

The Calgary Flames liked what they saw in Bodak's enthusiasm and signed him to a contract in 1986. He spent the first couple of years in the minors with Moncton but got the call to join Calgary for three games in 1987-88. But as with most call-ups, used primarily to fill in for injured players, Bodak saw limited ice time and was unable to establish a name for himself with the club in such a short period of time.

In 1989 Bodak signed a free-agent contract with the Hartford Whalers but he was only able to crack the lineup on one occasion. He continued to play hockey in the minors for another three years, retiring after the 1991-92 season at the age of 30.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Thunder Bay North Stars TBJHL 34 20 19 39 25
1980-81 Belleville Bobcats ON-Jr.B 2 1 0 1 4
1981-82 Lakehead University GPAC
1982-83 Lakehead University GPAC
1983-84 Lakehead University GPAC 22 23 24 47 18
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 79 20 25 45 52 4 1 0 1 2
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 4 0 0 0 4
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 58 27 15 42 114 10 3 3 6 0
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 48 11 20 31 75 6 1 1 2 18
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 22 -2
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 44 12 10 22 117 18 1 3 4 74
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 4 0 0 0 2
1988-89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 44 15 25 40 135
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 0 0 0 7 0
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 79 32 25 57 59
1990-91 Binghamton Rangers AHL 27 2 11 13 36
1990-91 San Diego Gulls IHL 17 1 5 6 18
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 5 1 1 2 13
1991-92 Erie Panthers ECHL 28 9 11 20 48
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 29


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, January 28, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, May 10, 1989.