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Bob Sweeney
Position Centre
Shot Right
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders
Calgary Flames
Born (1964-01-25)January 25, 1964,
Boxborough, MA, USA
NHL Draft Rnd 6, 123rd overall, 1982
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 19862001

Robert Emmett Sweeney (born January 25, 1964 in Boxborough, Massachusetts) is a retired American professional ice hockey center.


Drafted out of high school by the Boston Bruins in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Sweeney went on to play four years at Boston College. He made his NHL debut in the 1986–87 season, but spent most of the year with the Bruins AHL affiliate the Moncton Golden Flames. The 1987–88 season was Sweeney's first full year, a season where Boston traveled to the Stanley Cup Finals only to be swept by the Edmonton Oilers.

Following six seasons with Boston, Sweeney was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Sabres in 1992 and then by the New York Islanders in 1995. After being traded to the Calgary Flames during the 1995–96 season Sweeney retired from the NHL. He spent the next season in the IHL before traveling across the Atlantic to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga from 1997 until 2001.

Awards & Achievements

  • Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1985)
  • Bob Sweeney Named Director of Development for the Boston Bruins Foundation - 2007

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