Bill Inglis (ice hockey)

William John Inglis (born May 11, 1943) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He played 36 games in the National Hockey League: 22 games with the Los Angeles Kings and 14 with the Buffalo Sabres. On both teams, he was on the rosters for their inaugural seasons.

Bill Inglis
Born (1943-05-11) May 11, 1943 (age 77)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 157 lb (71 kg; 11 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1963–1978

Inglis's professional hockey career outside the NHL was far more extensive, playing for several teams in the American Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Central Professional Hockey League over a 15-year career. He served as the head coach of the Sabres for the final 56 games of the 1978–79 season, as well for the team's first-round playoff loss that season to the Pittsburgh Penguins.[1]

Inglis also served as head coach for the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans, the International Hockey League's Toledo Goaldiggers[2] and Kalamazoo Wings,[3] and the Central Hockey League's Fort Worth Brahmas until 2004.[4]

In his NHL playing career, Inglis recorded one goal and three assists. As the Sabres' head coach, his records were 28–18–10 (regular season) and 1–2 (playoffs).

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish W L Win % Result
BUF 1978-79 56 28 18 10 (66) 2nd in Adams 1 2 .333 Lost in Prelim. Round


  1. ^ "Excuse Inglis For Being A Little Nervous ". Lakeland Ledger. 8 December 1978. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ Gugger, John (May 16, 1983). "Soft-spoken Inglis Has Large Role In Diggers' Success". Toledo Blade. Archived from the original on 20 January 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Once more, Admirals fall to Wings ". The Milwaukee Journal. March 9, 1985. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Sims to return as Brahmas head coach in 2004-2005". OurSports Central. March 14, 2004. Retrieved 10 February 2010.

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Preceded by
Marcel Pronovost
Head coach of the Buffalo Sabres
Succeeded by
Scotty Bowman