Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 6.18.66 Chemainus, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Traded from the San Jose Sharks with Dody Wood for John MacLean and Ken
How he left: Traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Bruins' 4th round pick in the 1998 E.D., 6.18.98
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Back in his days as a Penguin and a Buffalo Sabre, Bodger was the playmaker on the backline. Playing with Lemieux,
you can rack up your fair share of assists like he did, but would have 2 40-assist seasons while with the Sabres,
something he never did with the Pens.
Things were on the decline even while with the Sharks. Johnny Mac's situation was unavoidable, but this trade ended up
being one of the worst the Devils have ever made, because Dody Wood would never play for the team, and Bodger
just didn't pan out; only 10 points in 49 games. The upside being that 3 of his 5 goals being on the power play. The
downside, aside from the point total, was doing dick in the playoffs.
He played a season with the Kings before finishing his career in his home province with the Canucks. He only played
13 games in 99-00 and was assigned to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch before announcing his retirement. At the time, he
was the highest scoring defenseman ever from British Columbia. Good enough for induction into the BC Hockey Hall
He was an assistant coach for the BCHL's Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2 seasons in the mid-00s. He would later join
the Shawingan Lake Bantam Prep Team, a precursor to being named an assistant for the Victoria Royals for the 16-17
He also owns a hockey shop in Duncan called Eddy's Hockey Shop.
|Entry Draft: 1984 First Round Pick (9th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise