Jim Dobson (ice hockey)
James Herold Dobson (born February 29, 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a retired NHL forward. He played in 12 NHL games with the Minnesota North Stars, Colorado Rockies, and Quebec Nordiques. Right-winger Jim Dobson played briefly for three teams in the 70s and 80s. He was best known in junior and the minors where he was a lethal goal scorer. Born in Winnipeg, Dobson was drafted 90th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1979 after scoring 38 goals for the Portland Winter Hawks. He returned to junior and fired 66 goals in 1979-80 and was named to the WHL first all-star team before spending his first pro season with the Oklahoma City Stars of the CHL. Over this time he was recalled for a few games in Minnesota but did not fit into the team's long terms plans.
February 29, 1960|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Minnesota North Stars (1979–1982)|
Colorado Rockies (1981–1982)
Quebec Nordiques (1983–1984)
90th overall, 1979|
Minnesota North Stars
Dobson played a handful of games for the Colorado Rockies in 1981-82 and dressed for one contest with the Quebec Nordiques two year later. His best performance was a 36-goal effort for the Birmingham South Stars of the CHL in 1982-83. Dobson retired in 1986 after playing 29 games for the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks.