Left-winger Bob Sullivan played the 1982-83 season with the Hartford Whalers. He was a fine scorer in the minors who also attained success in Europe.
Born in Noranda, Quebec, Sullivan starred with the St. Jerome Alouettes before moving up to the QMJHL"s Chicoutimi Sagueneens. He was chosen 116th overall by the New York Rangers in 1977 after scoring 45 goals for Chicoutimi. After dressing for a few games with Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Sullivan wasa 27-goal scorer as a rookie pro with the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL. The crafty forward spent most of the next three years in the "I" before joining the AHL's Binghamton Whalers.
After scoring 47 times for Binghamton in 1981-82, Sullivan was presented the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the league's top rookie and placed on the AHL first all-star team. The next year he earned a spot with Hartford and notched 18 goals while forming a solid troika with Mark Johnson and Ray Neufeld.
Sullivan returned to the AHL in 1983-84 and produced 33 goals before heading over seasons. He spent his last four years as a pro in Italy and Switzerland before retiring in 1988. His best year was 1984-85 when he led the Swiss League with 47 goals in 26 games while competing for HC Bolzano.