Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tim Bothwell
Tim Bothwell was a reliable stay-at-home defenceman who played over 500 NHL games spread out over a decade. His strength was taking out his man and clearing the puck out of his zone when the opposition was forechecking.

The Vancouver native spent four years at Brown University. His finest year was 1976-77 when he scored 34 points in 27 games and was named to the ECAC first all-star team. Following his senior year, Bothwell was signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers. He spent four years going back and forth between the AHL and the parent club before he was picked up on waivers by the St. Louis Blues at the start of the 1982-83 season.

The steady rearguard fit in well with the Blues and was a regular for three seasons until he was traded to the Hartford Whalers in October 1985. He played solidly for his new club and helped them come within in an overtime goal of reaching the semi-finals. Early the next season Bothwell was re-acquired by St. Louis where he remained a stable influence on the blueline until 1988-89. The solid veteran retired in 1990 after playing a year with the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Burlington Mohawks ON-Jr.B 42 22 41 63 59
1974-75 Brown University Bears ECAC 9 6 9 15 14
1975-76 Brown University Bears ECAC 29 12 22 34 30
1976-77 Brown University Bears ECAC 27 7 27 34 40
1977-78 Brown University Bears ECAC 29 9 26 35 48
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 66 15 33 48 44 10 4 6 10 8
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL 45 4 6 10 20 -3 9 0 0 0 8
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 22 6 7 13 25
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 1 1 0 0
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 73 10 53 63 98 4 1 2 3 6
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 13 0 3 3 10 -5
1981-82 Springfield Indians AHL 10 0 4 4 7
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 4 11 15 34 -8
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 62 2 13 15 65 +22 11 0 2 2 14
1983-84 Montana Magic CHL 4 0 3 3 0
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 4 22 26 62 +27 3 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 62 2 8 10 53 +13 10 0 0 0 8
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 4 1 0 1 0 -5
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 5 16 21 46 -14 6 0 0 0 6
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 6 13 19 76 +6 10 0 1 1 18
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 22 0 0 0 14 +4
1988-89 Peoria Rivermen IHL 14 0 7 7 14
1989-90 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 75 3 26 29 56
NHL Totals 502 28 93 121 382 49 0 3 3 56


ECAC First All-Star Team (1977) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, June 8, 1978. Claimed by St. Louis from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982. Rights traded to Hartford by St. Louis for cash, October 4, 1985. Traded to St. Louis by Hartford for Dave Barr, October 21, 1986.
Named Assistant Coach of Atlanta, June 26, 2001.