Bob McCammon

Robert McCammon (April 14, 1941 – December 23, 2021) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and a National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) head coach and general manager. He was a pro scout with the Detroit Red Wings.

Bob McCammon
Born (1941-04-14)April 14, 1941
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Died December 23, 2021(2021-12-23) (aged 80)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Port Huron Flags
Port Huron Wings
Coached for Philadelphia Flyers
Edmonton Oilers (assistant)
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1961–1973
Coaching career 1973–1998

Hockey careerEdit

McCammon never played in the NHL, spending his entire career in the minor leagues, playing centre with the Port Huron Flags/Wings (International Hockey League) for nine years, and then beginning his coaching career with the same team (1973-74). He later became head coach of the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League and won the Calder Cup in 1977-78 and 1978–79, the first two years of the team's existence. McCammon had two stints as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, also serving as the team's general manager during the latter. He was also the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks and an assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers on two occasions. Interestingly, in the two times he was fired as coach (Philadelphia and Vancouver), he was replaced by Pat Quinn. With Vancouver in 1988–89, he was runner-up to Pat Burns of the Montreal Canadiens for the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL Coach of the Year. He won the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1987 as director of player development, and in 2002 and 2008 as a scout with Detroit. McCammon's name was added to the Stanley Cup in 2002 with Detroit.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2007, McCammon - along with former Canucks goaltender Kirk McLean - was a co-owner of the Gastown restaurant So.cial in Vancouver.[1] By 2010, McLean had taken over the restaurant and rebranded it as McLean's.[2] McCammon died on December 23, 2021, at the age of 80.[3][4]

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
Philadelphia Flyers 1978-79 50 22 17 11 (95) 2nd in Patrick (fired)
Philadelphia Flyers 1981-82 8 4 2 2 (87) 3rd in Patrick Lost in Division Semi-Finals
Philadelphia Flyers 1982-83 80 49 23 8 106 1st in Patrick Lost in Division Semi-Finals
Philadelphia Flyers 1983-84 80 44 26 10 98 3rd in Patrick Lost in Division Semi-Finals
Vancouver Canucks 1987-88 80 25 46 9 59 5th in Smythe Missed playoffs
Vancouver Canucks 1988-89 80 33 39 8 74 4th in Smythe Lost in Division Semi-Finals
Vancouver Canucks 1989-90 80 25 41 14 64 5th in Smythe Missed playoffs
Vancouver Canucks 1990-91 54 19 30 5 (65) 4th in Smythe (fired)
Total 512 221 224 67

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gill, Alexandra (2 May 2007). "Vancouver's So.cial". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Gill, Alexandra (1 October 2010). "Restaurant review: McLean's". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ Godin, Cooper (23 December 2021). "Former Flyers, Canucks Coach Passes Away". Marker Zone. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  4. ^ "McCammon dies at 80, former Flyers, Canucks coach". NHL.com. Retrieved 25 December 2021.

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Preceded by Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
1978-79
Succeeded by
Preceded by Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
198284
Succeeded by
Preceded by General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers
1983–84
Succeeded by
Preceded by Head coach of the Vancouver Canucks
198791
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