Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill O'Dwyer
Bill O'Dwyer was born January 25, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. The 10th choice, 157th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, O'Dwyer is a graduate of the Metropolitan Boston Amateur Hockey League and a graduate of Hockey East's Boston College Eagles.

The Boston, Mass. native spent four years with the BC Eagles earning Hockey East Second Team All-Star honors in 1980, 1981 and 1982 before joining the American Hockey League's New Haven Nighthawks in 1982-83.

After recording 47 points in his first season of professional hockey with New Haven, O'Dwyer returned the following year and spent the majority of the season with the Nighthawks before making his NHL debut with the Kings later that season. O'Dwyer played in a handful of games with the Kings in 1983-84 before returning to New Haven in 1984-85.

Even though for the second consecutive season O'Dwyer spent the majority of the season with New Haven, he increased his number of games played with the Kings to 13. After being held pointless in his first stint with the Kings, O'Dwyer managed to score his first career NHL goal in 1984-85 before signing as a free agent with the New York Rangers in the summer of 1985. Upon signing with the Rangers, O'Dwyer went on to spend two more seasons with New Haven before signing as a free agent with the Boston Bruins in the summer of 1987.

O'Dwyer spent two full seasons with the Bruins while splitting his third with the team's AHL affiliate in Maine. During the 1987-88 season in Boston, O'Dwyer set a career high in goals (7) assists (10) and points (17) before missing the majority of the 1988-89 season due to a knee injury.

Following the 1989-90 season, O'Dwyer signed as a free agent with the team that originally drafted him back in 1980 the Los Angeles Kings. Upon signing with the Kings, O'Dwyer went on to split his 1990-91 season with New Haven and the International Hockey League's Phoenix Roadrunners.

After returning to Phoenix for the 1991-92, O'Dwyer decided to call it a career once the season was over.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Don Bosco Boston MBAHL
1978-79 Boston College Eagles ECAC 30 9 30 39 14
1979-80 Boston College Eagles ECAC 33 20 22 42 22
1980-81 Boston College Eagles ECAC 31 20 20 40 6
1981-82 Boston College Eagles ECAC 30 15 26 41 10
1982-83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 77 24 23 47 29 11 3 4 7 9
1983-84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 0 +1
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 58 15 42 57 39
1984-85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 13 1 0 1 15 0
1984-85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 46 19 24 43 27
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 41 10 15 25 41 5 0 1 1 2
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 65 22 42 64 74 3 0 0 0 14
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 77 7 10 17 83 -3 9 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 2 3 8 -4
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 1 1 2 -2 1 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 71 26 45 71 56
1990-91 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 6 2 1 3 2
1990-91 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 25 3 9 12 12 11 7 6 13 0
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 39 9 17 26 12
NHL Totals 120 9 13 22 108 10 0 0 0 2


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1980, 1981, 1982) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 13, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 13, 1987.
Missed majority of the 1988-89 season due to a knee injury. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 11, 1990.
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