Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Kabel
Centre Bob Kabel was a capable playmaker and face-off man who spent parts of two seasons with the New York Rangers. He was best known as a consistent performer for over a decade-and-a-half in the AHL and WHL.

Kabel scored 49 goals in two seasons with the Flin Flon Bombers of the SJHL before switching over to the Saskatoon Wesleys the next year. Late in the 1954-55 schedule, he played the first of many games in the WHL when he laced up his skates for the Saskatoon Quakers.

Kabel played his first full minor pro season with the Vancouver Canucks of the WHL in 1954-55. In 1956-57, he skated for the Trois Rivieres Lions of the QHL and the AHL's Providence Reds before returning to the WHL the following year.

In 1959-60, he scored 16 points in 44 games for the New York Rangers and skated occasionally at right wing with Andy Bathgate and Dean Prentice. Eventually he was relegated to farmhand status in 1960-61. After his NHL dream died, Kabel went on to have nine excellent minor pro seasons, hitting the 20-goal mark three times and winning consecutive Calder Cups with the Springfield Indians in 1961 and 1962.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 47 26 12 38 54 11 5 2 7 4
1952-53 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 2 1 0 1 2
1953-54 Flin Flon Bombers SJHL 46 23 34 57 50 17 3 14 17 37
1953-54 Flin Flon Bombers M-Cup 4 0 3 3 4
1954-55 Saskatoon Wesleys SJHL 46 19 21 40 62 5 1 1 2 17
1954-55 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 1 0 0 0 2
1955-56 Vancouver Canucks WHL 60 14 12 26 60 15 2 4 6 14
1956-57 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 57 9 16 25 49 4 0 0 0 14
1956-57 Providence Reds AHL 7 0 2 2 6
1957-58 Saskatoon/St. Paul Saints WHL 69 23 43 66 82
1958-59 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 63 28 27 55 29
1959-60 New York Rangers NHL 44 5 11 16 32
1959-60 Vancouver Canucks WHL 25 9 4 13 22
1960-61 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 2 2 2
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 53 27 25 52 45 6 0 4 4 6
1961-62 Springfield Indians AHL 50 8 28 36 26 11 1 5 6 12
1962-63 Vancouver Canucks WHL 63 20 51 71 32 7 5 4 9 2
1962-63 Baltimore Clippers AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 17 50 67 52
1963-64 St. Paul Rangers CPHL 4 1 3 4 0
1964-65 Vancouver Canucks WHL 70 20 40 60 62 5 0 1 1 4
1965-66 Providence Reds AHL 27 8 6 14 6
1965-66 Vancouver Canucks WHL 42 9 9 18 14
1966-67 California Seals WHL 47 9 9 18 20 4 0 0 0 2
1967-68 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 70 16 32 48 12 4 0 3 3 2
1968-69 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 68 14 33 47 20
1969-70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 3 0 2 2 7
NHL Totals 48 5 13 18 34


Traded to Calfornia (WHL) by NY Rangers for Gerry Brisson with NY Rangers holding right of recall, October, 1966. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September, 1967. Traded to Salt Lake (WHL) by Phoenix (WHL) for cash, May, 1969.