Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bobby Gould
Right-winger Bobby Gould played nearly 700 NHL games between 1979-80 and 1989-90. He was an excellent two-way worker who could create scoring chances with diligent fore checking while embracing defensive responsibilities.

Born in Petrolia, Ontario Gould played four years at the University of New Hampshire and was an ECAC second team all-star in 1979. The hard working forward was chosen 118th overall by the Atlanta Flames in 1977 and spent most of his first two pro years in the CHL. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Calgary in 1980 then joined the Washington Capitals after a trade in November, 1981.

Gould scored 18 goals for the Caps in the last 60 games of the 1981-82 season and remained with the club the rest of the decade. He topped the 20-goal mark three times and was a key forward on the club as it shed its laughing stock image and became one of the top clubs in the NHL. Prior to the 1989-90 season he was traded to the Boston Bruins for Alain Cote. He was a solid worker on his new club and helped them reach the Stanley Cup finals that year. Ironically, the Bruins disposed of the Caps in a hard-fought semifinal series before facing the Edmonton Oilers in the championship round. Gould retired in 1991 after playing a year with the AHL's Maine Mariners.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Petrolia Jets ON-Jr.B
1975-76 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 31 13 14 27 16
1976-77 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 39 24 25 49 36
1977-78 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 30 23 34 57 40
1978-79 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 35 31 28 59 46
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 5 2 0 2 4
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 79 27 33 60 73 4 2 4 6 0
1980-81 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 1 4 4
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 58 25 25 50 43
1980-81 Fort Worth Texans CHL 18 8 6 14 6 5 5 2 7 10
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 16 3 0 3 4 -2
1981-82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 1 0 1 1 0
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 60 18 13 31 69 -3
1982-83 Washington Capitals NHL 80 22 18 40 43 +16 4 5 0 5 4
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 78 21 19 40 74 -2 5 0 2 2 4
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 78 14 19 33 69 +10 5 0 1 1 2
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 79 19 19 38 26 +7 9 4 3 7 11
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 78 23 27 50 74 +18 7 0 3 3 8
1987-88 Washington Capitals NHL 72 12 14 26 56 -1 14 3 1 4 21
1988-89 Washington Capitals NHL 75 5 13 18 65 -2 6 0 2 2 0
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 77 8 17 25 92 -3 17 0 0 0 4
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 71 10 15 25 30 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 697 145 159 304 572 78 15 13 28 58


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1979) Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Washington by Calgary with Randy Holt for Pat Ribble and Washington's 2nd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Todd Francis) in 1983 Entry Draft, November 25, 1981. Traded to Boston by Washington for Alain Cote, September 28, 1989.