Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kirk Bowman
As a free agent heading into professional hockey, Kirk Bowman began his trek to the NHL via Greensboro, North Carolina where he suited up for 46 games with the Greensboro Generals of the EHL. He collected 15 goals and 30 points. He also appeared in 19 games for the IHL's Columbus Golden Seals. The following year he played a full 70-game season with the Generals, potting 27 goals and 78 points.

Bowman spent most of the 1973-74 season in Greensboro but he also played in ten games with the Los Angeles Sharks of the WHA, where he had two points. As a member of the Flint Generals in 1975-76, Bowman scored 44 goals and 107 points in 78 games. That production drew the attention of the Chicago Blackhawks. A strong training camp provided Bowman with a spot in their starting lineup, and as a rookie, he played in 55 NHL games, scoring ten goals and 23 points.

The following year was divided between Chicago and the team's CHL affiliate in Dallas. Bowman last played in the NHL for Chicago in two post-season games in 1978-79.

Bowman continued to play at the professional level for another three years in the German Elite League, retiring after the 1983-84 campaign as a member of the Schwenningen franchise.

In 88 NHL games, Bowman tallied eleven goals and 28 points. He now devotes much of his time to the development of youth hockey and runs the Can/Am Adult Hockey School in Guelph, Ontario.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Guelph CMCs ON-Jr.A 44 42 29 71
1971-72 Columbus Seals IHL 19 10 8 18 9
1971-72 Greensboro Generals EHL 46 15 15 30 19 11 4 5 9 6
1972-73 Greensboro Generals EHL 70 27 51 78 23 7 1 8 9 0
1972-73 Flint Generals IHL 1 1 2 3 0
1973-74 Los Angeles Sharks WHA 10 0 2 2 0
1973-74 Greensboro Generals SHL 58 23 55 78 20 6 1 8 9 0
1974-75 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 4 0 3 3 0
1974-75 Flint Generals IHL 75 29 79 108 62 5 2 5 7 2
1975-76 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 10 3 8 11 4
1975-76 Flint Generals IHL 78 44 63 107 12 4 2 3 5 5
1976-77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 55 10 13 23 6 -7 2 1 0 1 0
1976-77 Flint Generals IHL 11 5 14 19 2
1977-78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 33 1 4 5 13 0 3 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 39 10 23 33 6
1978-79 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 80 26 56 82 44 5 2 3 5 2
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Schwenninger ERC W.Ger-2 44 48 46 94
1980-81 Krefelder EV W.Ger-2
1981-82 Schwenninger ERC W.German 44 35 36 71 33
1982-83 Schwenninger ERC W.German 36 21 16 37 14
1983-84 Schwenninger ERC W.German 45 28 33 61 34
1984-85 SC Bern Swiss 36 31 18 49 14 14 8 22
1985-86 SC Bern Swiss-2 36 38 40 78 5 3 2 5
1986-87 SC Bern Swiss 36 30 45 75
1987-88 SC Bern Swiss 36 12 27 39
NHL Totals 88 11 17 28 19 7 1 0 1 0


IHL Second All-Star Team (1976) Signed as a free agent by Columbus (IHL), September, 1971. Claimed on waivers by Greensboro (SHL) from Columbus (IHL), December, 1971. Rights transferred to LA Sharks (WHA) after WHA club signed Greensboro (SHL) as a minor league affiliate, June, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September, 1974.