*video & photo courtesy of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association*
His number 12 forever hangs in the rafters at SaskTel Centre and now Bob Bourne’s legacy will officially live on in his home province. The 4-time Stanley Cup Champion was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame on Saturday. The induction banquet was held in North Battleford and the Blades’ legend was on hand to receive the honour.
Bob Bourne spent three full seasons with the Saskatoon Blades from 1971-1974. Bourne tallied 97 goals and 224 points in just 192 games during his time in the Bridge City. Bourne then added 32 points in 30 post season games with Saskatoon.
In 2005 the Blades retired Bourne’s jersey #12, making him one of six Blades to earn the prestigious honour alongside the likes of Bernie Federko’s #15 and Wendel Clark’s #22.
Bourne went on to a successful career in the NHL winning 4 Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders. From 1974-1988 Bourne hit the ice for 964 career NHL regular season games putting up a total of 582 points. Bourne also donned the maple leaf winning a Canada Cup in 1984.
The Saskatoon Blades are proud of Bob and his accomplishments throughout his career, as well as his contributions to our organization and the city of Saskatoon.
To view the full article from the Saskatchewan Hockey Association click here.