BIRTHPLACE: Beverly, MA.
BORN: July 13, 1963
TEAMS/ASSOCIATIONS: Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, L.A. Kings, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Albany River Rats
Bobby Carpenter was the first player to make the jump from high school straight to the NHL in 1981. During his professional career, he played for the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, L.A. Kings, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. During his 19 seasons in the NHL, Carpenter amassed 728 points (320-408) in 1,178 games. He was the first American to score more than 50 goals in a season when he tallied 53 during the 1984-85 campaign with the Capitals.
Carpenter played in the 1985 NHL All-Star Game, was a member of the 1989-90 Bruins that won the President’s Trophy before falling in the Stanley Cup finals and won the Stanley Cup with the 1994-95 Devils. During his playing career, he also represented the United States at one world championship, a pair of Canada Cups and one world junior championship. Following his retirement in 1999, he served as both an assistant and head coach in the American Hockey League with the Albany River Rats and won Stanley Cup rings in 2000 and 2003 as an assistant coach with the Devils.