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Bobby Bauer

Born:February 16, 1915Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Waterloo, OntarioPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Right
National Team:N/ACurrent Team:

Robert Theodore Bauer (February 16, 1915 – September 16, 1964) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins. He was a member of the famed “Kraut Line” with teammates Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart. The trio led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup championships and became the first line to finish first, second and third in NHL scoring, in 1939–40. Bauer was named to the All-Star Team four times and was a three-time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded for gentlemanly conduct combined with a high caliber of play. He recorded only 36 penalties in minutes in 327 games.

Bauer turned to coaching following his NHL career and guided the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen to two Allan Cup championships. The Dutchmen were sent to represent Canada at the 1956 Winter Olympics where Bauer coached the team to a bronze medal. He also coached the Canadian entry at the 1960 Winter Olympics that won a silver medal. Bauer assisted his brother David in creating the Canadian national hockey team in the 1960s. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

The Kraut Line during WWII. From left to right, Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer, Woody Dumart.

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Achievements

  • NHL Second Team All-Star (1939, 1940, 1941, 1947)
  • Lady Byng Trophy Winner (1940, 1941, 1947)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1939, 1941)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1947)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (1996)

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