Height 1.78 m
Role Ice hockey player
|Name Bobby Farnham|
Salary 575,000 USD (2015)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Weight 85 kg
|Born January 21, 1989 (age 26)
North Andover, MA, USA (1989-01-21) |
NHL team Former teams New Jersey Devils Pittsburgh Penguins
Similar People John Hynes, Mike Johnston, Sidney Crosby, Jake Virtanen, Ray Shero
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Robert T. Farnham (born January 21, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey left winger currently signed to a professional try-out with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.
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- Early life
- High school
- Brown University
- Awards and honors
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Farnham was born on January 21, 1989, to Bob and Glorianne Farnham. His father played for the Brown Bears football team as well as in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts. His mother is a member of the Demoulas family, which owns the Market Basket chain of supermarkets. Two of his uncles also played football at Brown and one of his cousins, Buddy Farnham, briefly played for the New England Patriots.
Farnham played his first two high school seasons at Brooks School in his hometown of North Andover, Massachusetts. He helped lead Brooks to back to back ISL Division II Championships. During his sophomore season he was named Hockey Night in Boston Sophomore MVP, Eagle-Tribune Player of the Year, ISL Division II MVP, and was named to The Boston Globe All-Scholastic and All-New England Prep Division II teams. He transferred to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for his final two seasons. During the 2007–08 season, he served as the team's co-captain and finished with 21 goals and 30 assists. While at Phillips Academy, Farnham was also the starting third baseman for the baseball team, batting .364 as a junior and .433 as a senior and helping the team to back-to-back NE Prep Championships.
Prior to turning professional, Farnham attended Brown University where he played four seasons (2008–12) of NCAA Division I hockey with the Brown Bears, registering 23 goals, 31 assists, 54 points, and 128 penalty minutes in 129 games. Farnham was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and he served as the team's alternate captain during his final season. He earned a degree in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship.
On March 7, 2012, Farnham signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. On April 12, 2012, he signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Worcester Sharks.
Farnham began the 2012-13 season with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. In nine games he recorded three goals, one assist and 46 penalty minutes. On November 11, 2012, he signed a professional tryout agreement with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. After eleven games he had two assists and 51 penalty minutes and was signed to an American Hockey League contract. Farnham finished the season with 11 points and led all AHL rookies with 274 penalty minutes in 65 regular-season games.
On July 5, 2013, the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Farnham to a one-year two-way contract.
Farnham made his NHL debut on December 11, 2014, for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He appeared in a total of 11 games for Pittsburgh that season. In 64 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, he tied his AHL career highs in goals (7), assists (7) and points (14).
On July 13, 2015, the Penguins announced that they had re-signed Farnham to a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000. He made the Penguins opening night roster to begin the 2015–16 season. Farnham was waived by Penguins after appearing in 3 games. He was claimed by New Jersey Devils on October 26, 2015, and recorded a goal and an assist in his Devils debut.
On January 14, 2016, Farnham was suspended for four games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for an illegal hit on St. Louis Blues' forward Dmitrij Jaskin. Farnham was assessed a major for interference and a game misconduct on the play. The hit was seen as being in retaliation for a legal hit delivered to Farnham seconds earlier by Blues' player Kevin Shattenkirk. As a direct result of the hit, four Blues' players chased Farnham while St. Louis forward Ryan Reaves knocked Devils' forward Jordin Tootoo out in a fight.
As a free agent in the off-season, on July 22, 2016, Farnham signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Montreal Canadiens.
On August 22, 2017, Farnham signed a professional try-out with the New York Rangers.