Bob Girard was a speedy left-winger who put up decent numbers despite playing for weak teams throughout his career. He was an excellent passer whose work ethic earned him the respect of his teammates.
The Montreal native played senior hockey with the Amqui Aces before he signed as a free agent by the California Golden Seals in September, 1973. After two years in the minors, he was promoted to the woeful Seals and scored 16 goals as a rookie while playing on a line with Gary Sabourin and Wayne Merrick. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Cleveland the next year and was often used as a checker.
Part way through the 1977-78 season Girard was traded to the Washington Capitals. He was a solid two way worker on the woeful Caps but was checked closely since the club had few skilled players for the opposition to handle. He retired in 1980 after scoring 41 points for the Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears.