Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Butch Goring

54,204pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


Butch Goring I

Robert Thomas "Butch" Goring

Selected by Los Angeles Kings 5th round (#51) in 1969 NHL Amateur Draft

Played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, winning 4 Stanley Cups

as a 12-year-old, scored 150 goals in 40 minor-hockey games with the Glenwood Bears. ... played on Canadian National B Team in 1967-68 and competed in Russia's Izvestia Tournament. ... finished the season playing with St. Boniface in the Allan Cup playoffs. ... in 1968-69, left Winnipeg (WCHL) after 39 games while leading the league in goals. ... joined Dauphin (MJHL) for a run at the Memorial Cup. ... Dauphin's run was stopped in game seven of the western final with Goring on the sidelines. ... suffered a separated shoulder late in game six. ... after obtaining a shoulder brace, joined Regina for Memorial Cup final. ... drafted by Los Angeles in 1969. ... promoted from Springfield to the Kings during his first pro season. ...
Butch Goring III
made NHL debut November 26, 1969 at Chicago. ... Los Angeles Rookie of Year in 1969-70. ... a serious case of mononucleosis forced him to miss much of the next season. ... spent the rest of the year in Springfield getting his health and his timing back. ... was very successful in the playoffs, leading the league in goals, assists and points. ... Springfield won the Calder Cup. ... spent most of the next nine seasons with the Kings. ... developed into one of the most complete players in the NHL. ... averaging 30 goals a season. ... an excellent penalty killer, who could also score goals with the best of them. ... good on faceoffs and a team leader in the dressing room. ... his passing was first rate and had a reputation for being one of the best shooters on breakaways. ... first Los Angeles player to score four goals in a home game on March 1, 1975. ... named Los Angeles' Most Popular Player in 1972-73, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 and 1977-78. ... Los Angeles Most Inspirational Player in 1976-77 & 1977-78. ... Los Angeles' MVP & First-Star Leader in 1977-78. ... won both the Bill Masterton Trophy and the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1978. ... first player to win both in same season. ... prior to the 1978-79 season, offered a huge five-year, $1-million contract by the Edmonton Oilers. ... although he turned the offer down, he realized he wasn't under appreciated around the league. ...
Butch Goring II
played in NHL All-Star Game. ... acquired by the Islanders at the trade deadline during the 1979-80 season. ... widely regarded as being one of the key elements that pushed the Islanders over the top to become Stanley Cup champions. ... the next year awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, as the Islanders repeated as Stanley Cup champs. ... named the team's player assistant coach. ... played for Team Canada at the Canada Cup in 1981. ... Manitoba's Athlete of the Year in 1981. ... in all, the Islanders made five straight Cup Final appearances and four straight Stanley Cup wins. ... with Goring filling just about every role imaginable on the team. ... claimed on waivers by Boston, January 8, 1985. ... retired at seasons end to become Boston's head coach on May 6, 1985. ... dismissed November 5, 1986, moments after the lowly Buffalo Sabres trounced the Bruins, 8-3. ... signed 25-game tryout contract with Edmonton. ... sent to Nova Scotia (AHL). ... after just 10 uneventful games, retired from playing. ... spent a little over a year behing the bench with Spokane (WHL). ... rejoined the Islanders as an assistant coach in 1989-90. ... then coached their AHL affiliate in Capital District for three seasons. ... Las Vegas (IHL) GM Bob Strumm hired him to coached the expansion Thunder in 1993-94. ... Strumm was the person who hired and fired him in Spokane. ... once again, rejoined the Islanders, coaching their IHL affiliate for five seasons. ... in his first year, the Grizzlies captured the league championship. ... the following season, 1995-96, the team relocated from Denver to Salt Lake City. ...
Butch Goring IV
and the success followed them, as their repeated as league champs. ... named coach of the year in both seasons. ... inducted into Los Angeles Kings Hall of Fame in 1997. ... reluctantly accepted the Islanders head coaching position on April 30, 1999. ... demanded a three year guaranteed contract. ... fired March 4, 2001, after a 6-0 drubbing by the NHL's worst team Tampa Bay. ... coached parts of four seasons in Germany’s Elite league. ... winning the championship in 2003. ... joined MSG Networks in 2007 as a hockey analyst on the popular weekly hockey roundup show “HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE”. ... in 2010, named Islanders TV color commentator alongside long-time announcer Howie Rose. ... elected to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. ... and in 1992 to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. ... famous for a helmet that he was given when he was 12 years old and continued to wear his entire professional career.
ButchGoring

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1965-66 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0
1966-67 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 51 35 31 66 2 8 4 5 9 0
1967-68 Canada Nationals - Statistics Unavailable -- -- -- -- --
Hull Nationals CJAHL 40 16 41 57 4 -- -- -- -- --
Winnipeg Jets WCJHL -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 1 3 0
St. Boniface Mohawks MSHL -- -- -- -- -- Statistics Unavailable
Allan Cup -- -- -- -- -- 12 5 6 11 2
1968-69 Winnipeg Jets WCHL 39 42 33 75 0 -- -- -- -- --
Dauphin Kings MJHL 1 3
Memorial Cup -- -- -- -- -- 12 8 8 16 5
Regina Pats Memorial Cup -- -- -- -- -- 2 2 3 5 0
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 19 13 7 20 0 -- -- -- -- --
Los Angeles Kings NHL 59 13 23 36 8 -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 2 5 7 2 -- -- -- -- --
Springfield Kings AHL 40 23 32 55 4 12 11 14 25 0
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 21 29 50 2 -- -- -- -- --
1972-73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 28 31 59 2 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 28 33 61 2 5 0 1 1 0
1974-75 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 27 33 60 6 3 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 33 40 73 8 9 2 3 5 4
1976-77 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 30 55 85 6 9 7 5 12 0
1977-78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 37 36 73 2 2 0 0 0 2
1978-79 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 36 51 87 16 2 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 69 20 48 68 12 -- -- -- -- --
New York Islanders NHL 12 6 5 11 2 21 7 12 19 2
1980-81 New York Islanders NHL 78 23 37 60 0 18 10 10 20 6
1981-82 Team Canada Canada Cup 7 3 2 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
New York Islanders NHL 67 15 17 32 10 19 6 5 11 12
1982-83 New York Islanders NHL 75 19 20 39 8 20 4 8 12 4
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 71 22 24 46 8 21 1 5 6 2
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 29 2 5 7 2 -- -- -- -- --
Boston Bruins NHL 39 13 21 34 6 5 1 1 2 0
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 10 3 5 8 2 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 1107 375 513 888 102 134 38 50 88 32

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
1985-86 Boston Bruins NHL Head 80 37 31 12 - 86 3rd Adams 3 0 3 Lost Div Semi
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL Head 13 7 5 1 - 15 - -
1987-88 Spokane Chiefs WHL Head 72 37 32 3 - 77 2nd West 17 7 8 Lost Div Final
1988-89 Spokane Chiefs WHL Head 11 2 9 0 - 4 - -
1989-90 New York Islanders NHL Assist 80 31 38 11 - 73 4th 5 1 4 Lost Div Seni
1990-91 Capital District
Islanders
AHL Head 80 28 43 9 - 65 7th South DNQ
1991-92 Capital District
Islanders
AHL Head 80 32 37 11 - 75 4th North 7 3 4 Lost Div Semi
1992-93 Capital District
Islanders
AHL Head 80 34 34 12 - 80 3rd North 4 0 4 Lost Div Semi
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL Head 81 52 18 - 11 115 1st Pac 5 1 4 Lost Qtr Final
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL Head 81 57 18 - 6 120 1st SW 17 15 2 Won League
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL Head 82 49 29 - 4 102 2nd South 22 15 7 Won League
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL Head 82 43 33 - 6 92 3rd South 7 3 4 Lost Qtr Final
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL Head 82 47 27 - 8 102 3rd SW 4 1 3 Lost Conf Qtr Final
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL Head 82 35 39 - 8 78 4th SW DNQ
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL Head 82 24 48 9 1 58 5th Atlantic DNQ
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL Head 65 17 40 5 3 42 - -
2001-02 Anchorage Aces WCHL Head 32 10 18 - 4 24 - -
Frankfurt Lions DEL Head 11th DNQ
2002-03 Krefeld Pinguine DEL Head 6th 14 10 4 Won League
2003-04 Krefeld Pinguine DEL Head 28 13 15 - 0 26 - -
2004-05 DEG Metro Stars DEL Head 10th DNQ
NHL Totals 240 85 124 27 4 201 - 3 0 3 -

ManagingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 81 57 18 6 120 1st SW 17 15 2 Won League
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 49 29 4 102 2nd South 22 15 7 Won League
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 43 33 6 92 3rd South 7 3 4 Lost Qtr Final
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 47 27 8 102 3rd SW 4 1 3 Lost Conf Qtr Final
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 35 39 8 78 4th SW DNQ

Awards & Achievements Edit

Career MovesEdit

  • Traded by Los Angeles to New York for Billy Harris and Dave Lewis, March 10, 1980.
  • Claimed on waivers by Boston, January 8, 1985.
61ButchGoring

The 1960-61 Glenwood Bears in Winnipeg. Butch Goring is fourth from the left in the front row.

External linksEdit


Boston Bruins head coaches
Ross | F. Patrick | Weiland | Clapper | Boucher | L. Patrick | Schmidt | Watson | Schmidt | Sinden | Johnson | Guidolin | Cherry | Creighton | Sinden | Cheevers | Sinden |Goring | O'Reilly | Milbury | Bowness | Sutter | Kasper | Burns | Keenan | Ftorek | O'Connell | Sullivan | Lewis | Julien
An asterisk (*) denotes interim coach

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki