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Bob Beers
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Born May 20, 1967 (1967-05-20) (age 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 02 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 210th overall, 1985
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1989–2000

Bob Beers (born Robert Charles Beers on May 20, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; raised near Buffalo, New York) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who currently serves as a radio commentator on Boston Bruins broadcasts on the WBZ Bruins radio network and is an occasional contributor to NESN Bruins and College Hockey broadcasts.

Playing CareerEdit

Bob was drafted in the 10th round (210th overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

He played hockey with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, Northern Arizona University and the University of Maine before reaching the NHL level.

His career was split between the NHL, AHL and IHL. Bob represented the United States in 1993, 1994 and 1997 at the World Championships.

On October 28, 1992, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Stephane Richer.

On November 11, 1993, Bob was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Chris Joseph.

On August 29, 1994, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders. On August 5, 1996, Bob was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.

After retiring from the NHL, the Bruins organization brought Bob back to play on their minor league affiliate the Providence Bruins by signing him as a free agent on March 12, 1999.

He played mainly in home games through parts of the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 season, and was on the ice when Providence captured the 1999 Calder Cup.

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • All-Hockey East Second Team (1988–1989)
  • NCAA East Second All-American Team (1989)