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March 28, 1945|
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
Chicago Black Hawks|
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Schmautz started his National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1968. Schmautz played the majority of his NHL career with the Boston Bruins, and also played for the Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Rockies, and Edmonton Oilers.
Bobby is the brother of Cliff Schmautz.
Schmautz scored the overtime goal for Boston in Game Four of the 1978 Stanley Cup final versus Montreal to level the series at two games apiece. A photograph of Schmautz celebrating his goal was used as the cover photo for the Bruins' 1978-79 media guide. In his years with the Bruins, Schmautz proved to be a valuable and consistent offensive threat at critical times. Overall, Schmautz scored 26 playoff goals for Boston--the same total as Bobby Orr.
A fan favorite in Boston, Schmautz was known for his fearsome slapshot and perhaps just as fearsome wrist shot. With both, he scored an unusual percentage of his goals in the top corners, and when he missed he tended to miss high, creating a thunderous strike on the boards behind the goaltender's head. He also seemed to have a knack for hitting crossbars.
Playing under Bruin coach Don Cherry, Schmautz developed fairly late in his career into an accomplished forechecker and backchecker. For the Bruins he usually played right wing on a line with hall-of-famer Johnny Bucyk and versatile center Gregg Sheppard.
|1964–65||Los Angeles Blades||WHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1965–66||Los Angeles Blades||WHL||70||7||16||23||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1966–67||Los Angeles Blades||WHL||37||3||7||10||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||13||3||2||5||6||11||2||3||5||2|
|1967–68||Dallas Black Hawks||CPHL||54||23||23||46||83||—||—||—||—||—|
|1968–69||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||63||9||7||16||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|1969–70||Salt Lake Golden Eagles||WHL||12||5||7||12||17||—||—||—||—||—|
- Bobby Schmautz player profile at NHL.com
- Bobby Schmautz career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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