Bob Nevin

Robert Frank Nevin (born March 18, 1938) is a former professional ice hockey right wing who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1957–58 and 1975–76.

Bob Nevin
Born (1938-03-18) March 18, 1938
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers (WHA)
Playing career 19571976


Nevin scored 21 goals as a rookie with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1960–61, and finished second in the Calder Memorial Trophy voting to teammate Dave Keon. He formed a line with Red Kelly and Frank Mahovlich, helping the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1962 and 1963. In 1964, Nevin was traded to the New York Rangers, along with four other players, in exchange for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenney. He served the Rangers for seven years until being traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Bobby Rousseau. Nevin also played for the Los Angeles Kings, where he recorded a personal best 72 point season and led the Kings to a franchise record 105 points. Following his time with the Kings, Nevin would head to the Edmonton Oilers of the WHA. He retired following thirteen games with the Oilers after breaking his collarbone. Nevin played 1128 career NHL games, recording 307 goals and 419 assists for 726 points.[1] Nevin was one of the first players in the National Hockey League to wear contact lenses, beginning in the early 1960s. During a 1962 game against the Blackhawks, Nevin lost his lens and play was stopped to find it.[2]


  • In 2009, Nevin was ranked No. 51 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1953–54Weston DukesMetJHL
1954–55Toronto MarlborosOHA-Jr.30000
1955–56Toronto MarlborosOHA-Jr.48343165341174117
1955–56Toronto MarlborosM-Cup65056
1956–57Toronto MarlborosOHA-Jr.51452974529561113
1956–57Rochester AmericansAHL10000
1957–58Toronto MarlborosOHA-Jr.50323971291313102315
1957–58Toronto Maple LeafsNHL40000
1957–58Rochester AmericansAHL10222
1957–58Toronto MarlborosM-Cup421316
1958–59Toronto Maple LeafsNHL20002
1958–59Chicoutimi SaguenéensQHL351682412
1958–59Rochester AmericansAHL213366
1959–60Rochester AmericansAHL71324274101264104
1960–61Toronto Maple LeafsNHL682137581351012
1961–62Toronto Maple LeafsNHL6915304510122466
1962–63Toronto Maple LeafsNHL581221334103032
1963–64Toronto Maple LeafsNHL497121926
1963–64New York RangersNHL145499
1964–65New York RangersNHL6416143028
1965–66New York RangersNHL6929336210
1966–67New York RangersNHL67202444640332
1967–68New York RangersNHL742830582060334
1968–69New York RangersNHL713125561440220
1969–70New York RangersNHL68181937861122
1970–71New York RangersNHL7821254610135380
1971–72Minnesota North StarsNHL72151934671120
1972–73Minnesota North StarsNHL66513180
1973–74Los Angeles KingsNHL782030501251012
1974–75Los Angeles KingsNHL803141721930000
1975–76Los Angeles KingsNHL771342551492134
1976–77Edmonton OilersWHA133250
NHL totals 1128 307 419 726 211 84 16 18 34 24
WHA totals 13 3 2 5 0

See also

  • List of NHL players with 1000 games played


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Camille Henry
New York Rangers captain
Succeeded by
Vic Hadfield
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