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Butch Goring

Born:October 22, 1949Draft:1969 Kings 51st Overall
Hometown:St. Boniface, ManitobaPosition:C
Known For:Four Stanley CupsShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Robert Thomas “Butch” Goring (born October 22, 1949) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles KingsNew York Islanders and Boston Bruins. He is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Islanders. Since retiring as a player he has served as head coach of both the Bruins and Islanders. He currently serves as the Islanders’ television color commentator on MSG Network alongside Islanders play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke.

Butch Goring
Canadian professional ice hockey player Butch Goring #19 of the Los Angeles Kings skates on the ice during a road game against the New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, December 1978. Goring played for the Kings from 1969 to 1980. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Stucios/Getty Images)

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Deeper Dive


  • MJHL Championship — 1969
  • AHL Calder Cup — 1971
  • Bill Masterson Trophy — 1978
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 1978
  • Conn Smythe Trophy — 1980
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1980
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Inducted into Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame — 1992
  • No. 91 Retired by Islanders — 2020