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.