Saturday, April 11, 2020

Bob Vroman

8 NHL Games

December 22, 1973 Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota North Stars. 5-2 win.
December 26, 1973 Los Angeles Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks. 3-3 tie.
December 27, 1973 Los Angeles Kings vs Atlanta Flames. 4-6 loss.
December 29, 1973 Los Angeles Kings vs Boston Bruins. 4-1 win.
January 2, 1974 Los Angeles Kings vs California Golden Seals. 2-5 loss.
January 5, 1974 Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs. 5-3 win.
January 8, 1974 Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders. 3-1 win.
January 9, 1974 Los Angeles  Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks 4-4 tie.

   Bob Vroman had a wild ride December, 1973. Property of the LA Kings, he started the month with the CHL's Albuquerque Six-Guns. Mid-December, he was reassigned to the WHL's Portland Buckaroos. After just a week in Portland, he was sent back to New Mexico. Then just a few days later, he was summoned to the NHL.
   December 20, 1973 Los Angeles Kings goalie Gary Edwards broke his finger during practice, sidelining him for an extended period of time. Rogie Vachon took over in net and the Los Angeles Kings recalled Bob Vroman to dress as his backup goalie. Vroman spent a couple weeks with the NHL club until Steve Rexe, another Los Angeles minor league goalie, was recalled to take his place as LA's backup and Vroman was sent back to Portland.
   April, 2004 the Portland Tribune interviewed former Buckaroos players, Vroman being one of them. In the article, Vroman mentions having reached the NHL. "I played in the Eastern, Central and American leagues, and I got to the NHL," Vroman said. (1)

Career stats from
Born Aug 5 1948 -- Omaha, NE
eight 5.11 -- Weight 180 

RS Scoring
RS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1969-70U. of WisconsinWCHA000
1970-71Johnstown JetsEHL3900---
1971-72Springfield KingsAHL70242029004.14---
1971-72Johnstown JetsEHL6600224033.381100
1972-73Springfield KingsAHL30081521122204.81---
1973-74Albuquerque Six-GunsCHL100---
1973-74Portland BuckaroosWHL110048335104.352502180.862500
1975-76Portland BuckaroosNWHL000
Dec. 22, 1973

Jan. 8, 1974 LA newspaper with Vroman on NHL roster
(1)Jason Vondersmith. Fairy Tale on Ice. Portland Tribune - Sports. April 27, 2004.

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