Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Bowler
Bill Bowler was a high-scoring centre for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, topping the 100-point total in the last three of his four seasons with the Spits. Undrafted, the Toronto, Ontario native joined Las Vegas of the IHL in 1995, later becoming part of IHL teams in Houston and Manitoba. As a Moose, Bowler continued to contribute offensively, and was noted by the Columbus Blue Jackets, who signed Bowler as a free agent during the summer of 2000. That fall, the 26-year old Bowler, who was born September 25, 1974, finally got to step onto NHL ice, playing 9 games with Columbus and collecting 2 assists. He spent most of the 2000-2001 season, however, in the AHL. In June 2001, the Nashville Predators claimed Bill on waivers, but kept him in the AHL. The summer of 2002 saw Bill signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins. That fall, he played for Krefeld Penguins of the German Elite League.
REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Toronto Red Wings MTHL 69 58 99 157
1991-92 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 25 63 88 28 7 2 3 5 13
1992-93 Windsor Spitfires OHL 57 44 77 121 41
1993-94 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 47 76 123 39
1994-95 Windsor Spitfires OHL 61 33 102 135 63 10 7 15 22 13
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 75 31 55 86 26 14 3 5 8 22
1996-97 Houston Aeros IHL 78 22 43 65 79 13 2 5 7 6
1997-98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 46 7 24 31 22
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 30 9 26 34 30 3 0 2 2 4
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 82 26 67 93 59 5 6 5 11 6
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 75 20 42 62 59 2 1 2 3 6
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 0 2 2 8 -3
2000-01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 21 58 79 50 -8 4 1 3 4 2
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 17 2 5 7 6 -10
2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 28 3 16 19 35 -11
2002-03 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 7 1 2 3 4 14 1 1 2 12
NHL Totals 9 0 2 2 8


IHL Second All-Star Team (1999) Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (IHL), August 28, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 3, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from Columbus, June 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 18, 2002.
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