Bob Bourne
Bourne in 1981
Born (1954-06-21) June 21, 1954
Netherhill, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left-wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 38th overall, 1974
Kansas City Scouts
WHA Draft 17th overall, 1974
Indianapolis Racers
Playing career 1974–1988

Robert Glen Bourne (born June 21, 1954) is a retired professional ice hockey centre (ice hockey) who played for the New York Islanders and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL between 1974 and 1988. He was inducted into the Islanders hall of fame.

Playing career

Bourne was drafted 38th overall by the Bart Crashley and the rights to Larry Hornung.

Bourne spent the entire 1974–75 season with the Islanders but found himself in the minor leagues the following year. He returned to the Islanders for the 1976–77 season, and spent the next ten seasons on Long Island, recording at least thirty goals three times and between twenty and thirty goals three others. He won the Stanley Cup 4 times — 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983. He led the Islanders in playoff scoring en route to their fourth Stanley Cup in 1983.

Bourne's career ended on a high note. He was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings on waivers in October 1986 and played 2 seasons with the Kings. In his final year in the NHL he was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance. He was also honored by Sports Illustrated as one of several Sportsmen of the Year in 1987, as one of eight "Athletes Who Care" for their work in humanitarian causes. Bourne was singled out for his work with a school for disabled children.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Bourne served as a coach for several minor league teams, including the Central Texas Stampede, Las Vegas Thunder and Utah Grizzlies. He now hosts the Hockey Greats Fantasy Camp in Kelowna, British Columbia.


Bourne was honored as the ninth member of the Islanders' Hall of Fame on November 25, 2006. While Bourne's number fourteen was not retired (it was most recently worn by Trevor Gillies), he joined the eight team members [six players, one coach and one general manager] whose numbers have been retired