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Bobby Carpenter to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Bobby Carpenter, who played in Washington from 1981-1986 and again during the 1992-93 season, will be enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in October. Joining Carpenter in the 2007 class is Aaron Broten, John MacInnes and John Vanbiesbrouck, USA Hockey announced a short while ago.

Carpenter played for five organizations, winning a Stanley Cup in New Jersey. But the forward put up his best stats while a member of the Caps.

From USA Hockey:

Carpenter was the first player to make the jump from high school straight to the NHL in 1981. During his professional career, he played for the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, L.A. Kings, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. During his 19 seasons in the NHL, Carpenter amassed 728 points (320-408) in 1,178 games. He was the first American to score more than 50 goals in a season when he tallied 53 during the 1984-85 campaign with the Capitals.
Carpenter played in the 1985 NHL All-Star Game, was a member of the 1989-90 Bruins that won the President's Trophy before falling in the Stanley Cup finals and won the Stanley Cup with the 1994-95 Devils. During his playing career, he also represented the United States at one world championship, a pair of Canada Cups and one world junior championship. Following his retirement in 1999, he served as both an assistant and head coach in the American Hockey League with the Albany River Rats and won Stanley Cup rings in 2000 and 2003 as an assistant coach with the Devils.

Read the whole release here.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 15, 2007; 1:06 PM ET
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Congrats, Bobby!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I heartily second the congratuatlations. I always felt he was somewhat mishandled by the Caps and should have been spent his career with them.

Posted by: A Hardwick | August 15, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I hated to see him go in 87, but we got Mike Ridley and Kelly Miller for him.

Posted by: Dave | August 16, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

One of the good guys that this organization
has had. Congrats Carp!

Posted by: caphcky | August 16, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

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