Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Dobson
Right-winger Jim Dobson played briefly for three teams in the 70s and 80s. He was best known in junior and the minors where he was a lethal goal scorer.

Born in Winnipeg, Dobson was drafted 90th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1979 after scoring 38 goals for the Portland Winter Hawks. He returned to junior and fired 66 goals in 1979-80 and was named to the WHL first all-star team before spending his first pro season with the Oklahoma City Stars of the CHL. Over this time he was recalled for a few games in Minnesota but did not fit into the team's long terms plans.

Dobson played a handful of games for the Colorado Rockies in 1981-82 and dressed for one contest with the Quebec Nordiques two year later. His best performance was a 36-goal effort for the Birmingham South Stars of the CHL in 1982-83. Dobson retired in 1986 after playing 19 games for the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Langley Thunder BCJHL
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 12 4 2 6 121 11 5 3 8 2
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 5 0 1 1 4
1978-79 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 38 39 77 143
1979-80 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 66 68 134 181
1979-80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 35 23 16 39 46
1981-82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 6 0 0 0 4 0
1981-82 Nashville South Stars CHL 29 19 13 32 29
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1981-82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 34 15 12 27 65
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 80 36 37 73 100 13 8 4 12 4
1983-84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 75 33 44 77 74 7 3 2 5 2
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 21 8 10 18 52 5 3 0 3 5
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 29 5 6 11 12 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 12 0 0 0 6


WHL First All-Star Team (1980) Rights traded to Colorado by Minnesota with Kevin Maxwell for cash, December 31, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 20, 1982. Traded to Quebec by Minnesota for Jay Miller, June 29, 1983.
Missed majority of 1984-85 due to knee injury in training camp, October, 1984. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, December 13, 1985.
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