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Bob Essensa

Born:January 14, 1965Draft:1983 Jets #69 Overall
Hometown:Toronto, ONPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Boston Bruins
(Goaltending Coach)

Robert Earle Essensa (born January 14, 1965) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former goaltender who played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Since 2003, he has served as the goaltending coach for the Boston Bruins.

Bob Essensa Winnipeg Jets
Bob Essensa, Winnipeg Jets, February 15, 1992 (Photo by Graig Abel Collection/Getty Images)

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Coaching History


  • NHL Most Shutouts (1992)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1990)
  • 3x NCAA (CCHA) All-Academic Team (G) (1985, 1986, 1987)
  • NCAA (CCHA) All-Star Honorable Mention (1987)
  • NCAA (CCHA) Second All-Star Team (G) (1986)
  • NCAA (Championship) Winner (1986)
  • NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team (G) (1985)
  • OHA Sutherland Cup Champion (1985)
  • MetJBHL Champion (1983)