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Height  6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Role  Ice hockey player
Position  Left wing, Centerman
Name  Bob Bourne
Career end  1988
Playing career  1974–1988
Career start  1974
Shot  Left
Weight  91 kg

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Born  June 21, 1954 (age 61)Netherhill, SK, CAN (1954-06-21)
Played for  New York IslandersLos Angeles Kings
NHL Draft  38th overall, 1974Kansas City Scouts
WHA Draft  17th overall, 1974Indianapolis Racers
Awards  Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
Similar People  Clark Gillies, Billy Smith, Denis Potvin, Justin Bourne, Butch Goring

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Robert Glen Bourne (born June 21, 1954) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played for the New York Islanders and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL between 1974 and 1988. He was inducted into the Islanders hall of fame.


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Playing career

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Bourne was drafted 38th overall by the Kansas City Scouts in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, though he would never play for the organization. On September 13, 1974, he was traded to the Islanders for Bart Crashley and the rights to Larry Hornung.

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Bourne spent the entire 1974–75 season with the Islanders but found himself in the minor leagues the following year. He returned to the Islanders for the 1976–77 season, and spent the next ten seasons on Long Island, recording at least thirty goals three times and between twenty and thirty goals three others. Known as one of the fastest skaters in the league, he won the Stanley Cup 4 times — 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983. He led the Islanders in playoff scoring en route to their fourth Stanley Cup in 1983.

Bourne's career ended on a high note. He was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings on waivers in October 1986 and played 2 seasons with the Kings. In his final year in the NHL he was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance. He was also honored by Sports Illustrated as one of several Sportsmen of the Year in 1987, as one of eight "Athletes Who Care" for their work in humanitarian causes. Bourne was singled out for his work with a school for disabled children.

Coaching career

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After retiring as a player, Bourne served as a coach for several minor league teams, including the Central Texas Stampede, Las Vegas Thunder and Utah Grizzlies. He now hosts the Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp in Kelowna, British Columbia.


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Bourne was honored as the ninth member of the Islanders' Hall of Fame on November 25, 2006. While Bourne's number fourteen was not retired (it was most recently worn by Trevor Gillies), he joined the eight team members [six players, one coach and one general manager] whose numbers have been retired in the Islanders Hall. The other members are Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy, Billy Smith, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, Bob Nystrom, Bill Torrey and Al Arbour. A banner commemorating Bourne's induction hangs in the Nassau Coliseum.

Personal life

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His son Justin Bourne is also a former professional hockey player who played 16 games in the American Hockey League. Justin is now an assistant coach with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and is married to the daughter of Bob's former teammate Clark Gillies, Brianna.


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