Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bobby Sheehan
Bobby Sheehan was known in hockey circles as a small individual that made up for his lack of size by his quick wit. The much traveled American-born centre began his minor career with the Halifax Canadiens in the NSJHL where in his first season, 1966-67, he led the league in goals with 64 and amassed 115 points in only 50 games. After two seasons in Halifax, Sheehan moved to the OHA to play for the St. Catharines Black Hawks in 1968-69. He collected 85 points in 44 games and was selected by the Montreal Canadiens 32nd overall in that year's Amateur Draft.

The Montreal Canadiens called him up to the NHL for 16 games but spent the majority of the 1969-70 season in the AHL with the Montreal Voyageurs. Sheehan had the same experience the next season and then was traded to the California Golden Seals, where he played his first full NHL season.

His next stop was the newly formed WHA and the New York Raiders where he had a very productive season, scoring 88 points in 75 games. From New York, Sheehan was traded to the Edmonton Oilers where he stayed until 1975. Although he was playing in the WHA, the Chicago Blackhawks, who owned his NHL rights, lured him back to the NHL for the 1975-76 season.

But soon Sheehan was on the move once again, this time landing in Detroit with the Red Wings. Over the next few seasons he spent most of his time in the NHL--with the New York Rangers, Colorado Rockies, and Los Angeles Kings--as well as numerous teams in the AHL, WHA, and CHL, before hanging up his skates after the 1982-83 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Halifax Jr. Canadiens MJrHL 50 64 51 115 21 17 24 28 52 19
1967-68 Halifax Jr. Canadiens MJrHL 44 51 47 98 25 4 6 5 11 0
1968-69 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 44 44 41 85 6 18 10 13 23 2
1969-70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 2 1 3 2 0
1969-70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 46 16 27 43 8 8 2 2 4 4
1970-71 Montreal Canadiens NHL 29 6 5 11 2 +4 6 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 35 24 21 45 14
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 78 20 26 46 12 -17
1972-73 New York Raiders WHA 75 35 53 88 17
1973-74 New York/New Jersey Knights WHA 50 12 8 20 8
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 10 1 3 4 6
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 77 19 39 58 8
1975-76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 78 11 20 31 8 -4 4 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 5 4 9 2 -10
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 36 28 26 54 18
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 29 8 7 15 6
1977-78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 43 13 26 39 14 15 7 5 12 4
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 70 33 48 81 26
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 0 15 4 3 7 8
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 13 8 7 15 2
1979-80 Colorado Rockies NHL 30 3 4 7 2 -7
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 31 18 20 38 14
1980-81 Colorado Rockies NHL 41 1 3 4 10 -5
1980-81 United States WEC-A 8 1 1 2 0
1981-82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -2
1981-82 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 74 21 17 38 32 4 0 2 2 0
1982-83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 48 7 18 25 6 5 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 310 48 63 111 40 25 4 3 7 8


AHL Second All-Star Team (1979) Traded to California by Montreal for cash, May 25, 1971. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Rights traded to Chicago by California with the trade of Dick Redmond for Darryl Maggs, December 5, 1972. WHA rights traded to NY Raiders (WHA) by New England (WHA) for NY Raiders' 1st (Glenn Goldup) and 4th (Tom Colley) round choices in 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, August, 1972. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by New York-Jersey (WHA) for future considerations (Bob Falkenberg, May, 1974), March, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 8, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), July, 1977. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 1, 1978. Traded to Colorado by New Haven (AHL) (NY Rangers) for Dennis Owchar and Larry Skinner, May 12, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 8, 1981.