Robert James Schmautz (born March 28, 1945) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward.

Bobby Schmautz
Born (1945-03-28) March 28, 1945 (age 74)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1967–1981

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.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962–63 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL 54 28 31 59 42
1962–63 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 7 1 1 2 0
1963–64 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL 60 55 43 98 114 12 12 12 24 20
1964–65 Saskatoon Blades SJHL 44 45 34 79 113 5 4 4 8 10
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
1969–70 Seattle Totems WHL 66 32 27 59 89 3 0 2 2 5
1970–71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 5 5 10 14
1971–72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 60 12 13 25 82
1971–72 Rochester Americans AHL 7 7 8 15 8
1972–73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 38 33 71 137
1973–74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 49 26 19 45 58
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 27 7 13 20 31 16 3 6 9 44
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 56 21 30 51 63 3 1 5 6 6
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 75 28 34 62 116 11 2 8 10 13
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 57 23 29 52 62 14 11 1 12 10
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 54 27 27 54 87 15 7 8 15 11
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 65 20 22 42 77 11 2 2 4 6
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 20 8 6 14 8
1979–80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 29 8 8 16 20
1979–80 Colorado Rockies NHL 20 9 4 13 53
1980–81 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 27 34 61 137 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 764 271 286 557 988 84 28 33 61 92

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