Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Gryp
Left-winger Bob Gryp played parts of three NHL seasons in the mid-70s. He was a top scorer in college and the minors but suffered from the fact that most of his big league time was spent with the dreadful Washington Capitals.

Born in Chatham, Ontario, Gryp spent four years at Boston University and was claimed 50th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1970 Amateur Draft. In June, 1972, he was picked by the Boston Bruins off the roster of the CHL's Tulsa Oilers in the Reverse Draft.

Gryp had little hope of gaining ice time with the powerful Bruins. He made one appearance in 1973-74 but otherwise scored 68 goals in two seasons for the AHL's Boston Braves. His life changed dramatically after the Washington Capitals picked him in the Expansion Draft. Gryp was a part time player on the Caps and notched 11 goals in 73 games over two seasons. He was eventually relegated to the minors on a permanent basis and toiled with the NAHL's Johnstown Jets and Long Beach Sharks of the Pacific League before retiring in 1978.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.B
1968-69 Boston University Terriers ECAC 17 9 17 26 18
1969-70 Boston University Terriers ECAC 27 12 17 29 20
1970-71 Boston University Terriers ECAC 30 20 19 39 51
1971-72 Boston University Terriers ECAC 31 9 36 45 14
1972-73 Boston Braves AHL 76 38 28 66 99 7 3 1 4 4
1973-74 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1973-74 Boston Braves AHL 66 30 18 48 62
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 27 5 8 13 21 -24
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 49 10 11 21 94
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 46 6 5 11 12 -18
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 9 2 2 4 10
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 22 10 9 19 28 3 0 0 0 14
1976-77 Johnstown Jets NAPro 2 1 0 1 0
1977-78 Long Beach Sharks-Rockets PHL 5 1 0 1 14
NHL Totals 74 11 13 24 33


Claimed by Boston from Tulsa (CHL) in Reverse Draft, June, 1972. Claimed by Washington from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to New Haven (AHL) by Washington with Ron Anderson for Rich Nantais and Alain Langlais, February 23, 1976.