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Robert John Rouse (born June 18, 1964) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player.

Bob Rouse
Born (1964-06-18) June 18, 1964 (age 55)
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Washington Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 80th overall, 1982
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1983–2000

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Playing careerEdit

A prototypical stay-at-home defenceman, Rouse was drafted in 1982 by the Minnesota North Stars. After playing parts of six season with the North Stars, Rouse was traded to the Washington Capitals at the trade deadline of the 1988–89 NHL season in the deal that also sent Dino Ciccarelli to the Capitals. His steady and tough style of defensive play helped guide the Capitals to their first semifinals appearance, in 1990.

During the middle of the 1990–91 NHL season he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with Peter Zezel, in exchange for Al Iafrate. Rouse joined the Detroit Red Wings in 1994 as a free agent, and helped the Red Wings in two of their Stanley Cup wins (1997 and 1998), one of which involved topping one of his former clubs, the Capitals. Rouse moved on to play with the San Jose Sharks in 1998–99 and retired during the 1999–2000 season after the Sharks released him.

In 1,061 NHL games, Rouse had 37 goals, 181 assists, and 1,559 penalty minutes. Rouse served as a full-time alternate captain with the Maple Leafs, and as part-time alternate captain with the Capitals and Red Wings.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 Billings Bighorns WHL 70 0 13 13 116 5 0 0 0 2
1981–82 Billings Bighorns WHL 71 7 22 29 209 5 0 2 2 10
1982–83 Nanaimo Islanders WHL 29 7 20 27 86
1982–83 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 42 8 30 38 82 20 2 13 15 55
1982–83 Lethbridge Broncos M-Cup 3 1 2 3 10
1983–84 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 71 18 42 60 101 5 0 1 1 28
1983–84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 63 2 9 11 113
1984–85 Springfield Indians AHL 8 0 3 3 6
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 75 1 14 15 151 3 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 72 2 10 12 179
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 74 0 12 12 168
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 66 4 13 17 124
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 13 0 2 2 36 6 2 0 2 4
1989–90 Washington Capitals NHL 70 4 16 20 123 15 2 3 5 47
1990–91 Washington Capitals NHL 47 5 15 20 65
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 2 4 6 10
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 3 19 22 97
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 3 11 14 130 21 3 8 11 29
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 5 11 16 101 18 0 3 3 29
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 1 7 8 36 18 0 3 3 8
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 0 6 6 48 7 0 1 1 4
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 4 9 13 58 20 0 0 0 55
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 1 11 12 57 22 0 3 3 16
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 0 11 11 44 6 0 0 0 6
1999–2000 San Jose Sharks NHL 26 0 1 1 19
NHL totals 1061 37 181 218 1559 136 7 21 28 198

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Canada WC 4 0 0 0 4

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