Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Kelly
Born November 25, 1950 in Oakville, Ontario, Bob 'Houndog' Kelly became an integral piece in the Philadelphia Flyers' Stanley Cup championships of 1974 and 1975. Kelly played his junior with the Oshawa Generals, establishing himself as an aggressive winger with good hands. He was drafted by the Flyers in the 1970 Amateur Draft, and joined the NHL club that fall. As part of the Broad Street Bullies, Kelly was an added fear factor beside players like Dave Schultz, Andre Dupont, Don Saleski, Bobby Clarke and Gary Dornhoefer - all guys who could scrap as well as score. Kelly and the Flyers bulldozed their way to consecutive Stanley Cup celebrations in '74 and '75, the first two chamionships in the history of the Philadelphia Flyer franchise. Kelly played ten seasons in orange and black, but was traded to the Washington Capitals for a draft choice during the summer of 1980. Houndog actually recorded his finest offensive season in Washington, scoring 26 goals, 36 assists and 62 points for a Capitals team that also boasted the firepower of Dennis Maruk and Mike Gartner. But the 1981-82 season was not as positive, and Kelly played just 16 games, registering 4 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 54 21 23 44 128
1969-70 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 53 21 31 52 117 6 2 1 3 7
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 14 18 32 70 +7 4 1 0 1 2
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 14 15 29 157 +16
1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 10 11 21 238 +1 11 0 1 1 8
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 65 4 10 14 130 +10 5 0 0 0 11
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 11 18 29 99 +21 16 3 3 6 15
1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 12 8 20 125 +3 16 0 2 2 44
1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 22 24 46 117 +27 10 0 1 1 18
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 19 13 32 95 +15 12 3 5 8 26
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 7 31 38 132 +15 8 1 1 2 10
1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 15 20 35 122 +19 19 1 1 2 38
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 80 26 36 62 157 -13
1981-82 Washington Capitals DN-Cup 4 1 0 1
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 16 0 4 4 12 -12
NHL Totals 837 154 208 362 1454 101 9 14 23 172


Traded to Washington by Philadelphia for Washington's 3rd round choice (Bill Campbell) in 1982 Entry Draft, August 21, 1980.