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Butch Goring
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Born October 22, 1949 (1949-10-22) (age 70)
Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 51st overall, 1969
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1969–1987

Robert Thomas "Butch" Goring (born October 22, 1949) is a Canadian retired ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings, New 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 TV color commentator alongside Islanders play by play announcer Brendan Burke.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1965–66 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0
1966–67 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 51 35 31 66 2 8 2 6 8 0
1967–68 Hull Nationals Que-Sr. 40 16 41 57 4
1967–68 Winnipeg Jets MJHL 1 2 1 3 0
1967–68 St. Boniface Mohawks AC 12 5 6 11 2
1968–69 Winnipeg Jets WCHL 39 42 33 75 0
1968–69 Dauphin Kings MC 12 8 8 16 5
1968–69 Regina Pats MC 2 2 3 5 0
1969–70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 59 13 23 36 8
1969–70 Springfield Kings AHL 19 13 7 20 0
1970–71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 2 5 7 2
1970–71 Springfield Kings AHL 40 23 32 55 4 12 11 14 25 0
1971–72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 21 29 50 2
1972–73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 28 31 59 2
1973–74 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 28 33 61 2 5 0 1 1 0
1974–75 Los Angeles Kings NHL 60 27 33 60 6 3 0 0 0 0
1975–76 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 33 40 73 8 9 2 3 5 4
1976–77 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 30 55 85 6 9 7 5 12 0
1977–78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 37 36 73 2 2 0 0 0 2
1978–79 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 36 51 87 16 2 0 0 0 0
1979–80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 69 20 48 68 12
1979–80 New York Islanders* NHL 12 6 5 11 2 21 7 12 19 2
1980–81 New York Islanders* NHL 78 23 37 60 0 18 10 10 20 6
1981–82 New York Islanders* NHL 67 15 17 32 10 19 6 5 11 12
1982–83 New York Islanders* NHL 75 19 20 39 8 20 4 8 12 4
1983–84 New York Islanders NHL 71 22 24 46 8 21 1 5 6 2
1984–85 New York Islanders NHL 29 2 5 7 2
1984–85 Boston Bruins NHL 39 13 21 34 6 5 1 1 2 0
1986–87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 10 3 5 8 2
NHL totals 1107 375 513 888 102 134 38 50 88 32

* Stanley Cup champion

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Canada CC 7 3 2 5 4

Coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
BOS 1985–86 80 37 31 12 86 3rd in Adams Lost in first round
BOS 1986–87 13 5 7 1 (85) 3rd in Adams (fired)
NYI 1999–2000 82 24 48 9 1 58 5th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
NYI 2000–01 65 17 40 5 3 (52) 5th in Atlantic (fired)
Total 240 83 126 27 4

Career achievements and facts

  • MJHL Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award winner (1967)
  • Turnbull Cup (MJHL championship) (1969)
  • Calder Cup (AHL championship) (1971)
  • Bill Masterton Trophy winner (1978)
  • Lady Byng Trophy winner (1978)
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy winner (1981)
  • Stanley Cup Champions (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Played in the Canada Cup Tournament for Team Canada (1981)
  • Named Manitoba's Athlete of the Year (1981)
  • IHL Coach of Year (1995 and 1996)
  • Turner Cup (IHL) Championships (1995 and 1996)
  • One of the first players in the league to wear a helmet regularly.
  • The very last active player that had played during the 1960s
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1992
  • "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
Preceded by
Marcel Dionne
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1978
Succeeded by
Bob MacMillan
Preceded by
Ed Westfall
Winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy
1978
Succeeded by
Serge Savard
Preceded by
Bryan Trottier
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1981
Succeeded by
Mike Bossy
Preceded by
Harry Sinden
Head coach of the Boston Bruins
198586
Succeeded by
Terry O'Reilly
Preceded by
Bill Stewart
Head coach of the New York Islanders
19992001
Succeeded by
Lorne Henning
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