BOURNE was one of the core New York Islander squad which won four straight Stanley Cups at the beginning of the 1980s. Although drafted by the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, BOB was traded to the Islanders in September 1974, joining New York that season. He played 12 seasons at centre on Long Island, but was left unprotected and was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings in the waiver draft of October 1986. BOURNE played two seasons with the Kings. In 1987-88, his final season in the NHL, BOURNE scored seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points, acting as a checking forward for L.A. At the conclusion of the season, BOB BOURNE retired, but not before accepting the MASTERTON TROPHY for his dedication to hockey.