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.