Bobby Rivard
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Position Centre
Shot Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
150 lb (68 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1939-08-01)August 1, 1939,
Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
Pro Career 1960 – 1976

Bobby Rivard (born August 1, 1939 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played in 27 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1967–68 NHL season, scoring 5 goals and 12 assists.

He played junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes from 1958 to 1960 and made his pro debut in the 1959-60 Eastern Professional Hockey League playoffs with the Montreal Royals. HIs NHL rights were owned by the Montreal Canadiens.

Rivard spent the next six seasons in the International Hockey League, winning two Turner Cups and the leading scorer award in 1965-66. In 1966-67 he movde to the Quebec Aces and won the leading rookie award.

The Pittsburgh Penguins chose him from the Canadiens in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft. He played his 27 games for the Penguins in 1967-68.

After that brief exposure to the NHL Rivard returned to the American Hockey League where he played until 1974-75, primarily with the Baltimore Clippers. In 1974-75 he finished the season with the Fort Wayne Komets. The next season was his last and he played with the Ontario Hockey Association's senior team the Lindsay Lancers.

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