Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Sullivan
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 St-Jerome Alouettes QJHL 56 29 47 76 31
1974-75 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 2 1 1 2 0
1975-76 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 37 6 6 12 15
1975-76 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 31 14 16 30 17 5 4 2 6 0
1976-77 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 71 45 65 110 80 8 3 7 10 13
1977-78 Dalhousie University Tigers AUAA 5 5 1 6
1977-78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 65 27 27 54 60 17 3 9 12 16
1978-79 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 1 0 1 1 0
1978-79 Los Angeles Blades PHL 21 7 14 21 42
1979-80 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 56 30 26 56 68 4 0 4 4 6
1980-81 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 79 32 52 84 69
1981-82 Binghamton Whalers AHL 74 47 43 90 44
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 62 18 19 37 18 -17
1982-83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 18 18 14 32 2
1983-84 Binghamton Whalers AHL 76 33 47 80 48
1984-85 HC Bolzano Italy 26 47 40 87 28 9 17 6 23 6
1985-86 HC Bolzano Italy 36 54 53 107 76 7 8 11 19 6
1986-87 Berliner SC Preussen W.Ger-2
1987-88 HC Asiago Italy 21 25 21 46 29 7 5 12 17 9
1987-88 EHC Lustenau Austria 11 13 4 17 12
1988-89 SIJ Rotterdam Holland
NHL Totals 62 18 19 37 18


AHL First All-Star Team (1982)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1982)
Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 24, 1982.