Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Goldham
Defenceman Bob Goldham played 650 NHL games for three different clubs in the 40s and 50s. He was known for playing the man well in his own zone and contributing the occasional burst of offense.

Born in Georgetown, Ontario Goldham was a junior standout with the Toronto Marlboros for two years. During his first pro season in 1941-42 he played well for the AHL's Hershey Bears before he was recalled to the NHL. The young rearguard scored 11 points in the last 19 games of the season then contributed to the Leafs' unprecedented comeback from a 3 games to 0 deficit in the finals to beat the Detroit Red Wings for the Cup. Following the season Goldham received the additional honour of placement on the AHL second all-star team for his earlier work.

Following the Cup win, Goldham spent three years in the Canadian navy and played with three different squads. He returned to Toronto and scored seven goals in 1945-46 but the club missed the playoffs. Injuries limited him to 11 games the next season then he was part of the package sent to the Chicago Black Hawks for Max Bentley in October, 1947.

Goldham was a solid addition to the Hawks' defence for 2 1/2 seasons. He then joined the Detroit Red Wings in a multi-player deal prior to the 1950-51 season that involved such big names as Gaye Stewart, Harry Lumley and Jack Stewart. Goldham's steady play contributed to Detroit Stanley Cup wins in 1952, 1954 and 1955. He retired in 1956 after the Wings lost the Stanley Cup final to the Montreal Canadiens. During the 1970s Goldham remained visible on Hockey Night In Canada television broadcasts in Toronto as an analysts during the first and second intermissions.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1938-39 Toronto Ostrander Jewels TMHL 1 0 0 0 0
1939-40 Northern Vocational OHA-B 9 8 8 16 12 4 2 2 4 11
1939-40 Toronto Ostrander Jewels TMHL 1 0 0 0 5
1939-40 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 19 11 11 22 9 8 3 4 7 30
1940-41 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 14 13 9 22 55 12 11 13 24 22
1941-42 Washington Lions AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1941-42 Hershey Bears AHL 34 7 10 17 44
1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 4 7 11 25 13 2 2 4 31
1942-43 Toronto Navy OHA-Sr. 12 1 6 7 29
1942-43 Victoria Navy BCDHL 3 0 3 3 2
1943-44 Cornwallis Navy NSDHL 8 6 9 15 9
1943-44 Toronto Ostrander Jewels TMHL 1 0 0 0 5
1943-44 Cornwallis Navy Al-Cup 11 4 7 11 12
1944-45 Cornwallis Navy NSSHL 12 2 9 11 4 2 0 1 1 4
1945-46 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 49 7 14 21 44
1946-47 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 1 1 2 10
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 7 0 5 5 16
1947-48 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 38 2 9 11 38
1948-49 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 60 1 10 11 43
1949-50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 67 2 10 12 57
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 5 18 23 31 6 0 1 1 2
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 0 14 14 24 8 0 1 1 8
1952-53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 1 13 14 32 6 1 1 2 2
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 1 15 16 50 12 0 2 2 2
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 1 16 17 14 11 0 4 4 4
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 3 16 19 32 10 0 3 3 4
NHL Totals 650 28 143 171 400 66 3 14 17 53


AHL Second All-Star Team (1942)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1955) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955)
Transferred to Victoria Navy (BCDHL) from Toronto Navy (OHA-Sr.), February 1, 1943.
Missed remainder of 1946-47 due to arm injury vs. Boston, December 4, 1946. Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart and Ernie Dickens for Max Bentley and Cy Thomas, November 2, 1947. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Jim Henry, Gaye Stewart and Metro Prystai for Al Dewsbury, Harry Lumley, Jack Stewart, Don Morrison and Pete Babando, July 13, 1950.