Bruce Driver
Bruce Douglas Driver
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 4.29.62 Toronto, Ontario
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent, 9.28.95
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
SHG
SHA
GWG
1983-84
NJ
4
0
2
2
-2
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
1984-85
NJ
67
9
23
32
-22
36
143
3
12
1
1
0
1985-86
NJ
40
3
15
18
9
32
64
1
6
0
0
1
1986-87
NJ
74
6
28
34
-26
36
132
0
12
0
1
0
1987-88
NJ
74
15
40
55
7
68
190
7
27
0
0
0
1988-89
NJ
27
1
15
16
0
24
69
1
10
0
0
0
1989-90
NJ
75
7
46
53
6
63
185
1
18
0
1
0
1990-91
NJ
73
9
36
45
11
62
195
7
15
0
1
2
1991-92
NJ
78
7
35
42
5
66
205
3
13
1
4
1
1992-93
NJ
83
14
40
54
-10
66
177
6
18
0
1
0
1993-94
NJ
66
8
24
32
29
63
109
3
14
1
1
0
1994-95
NJ
41
4
12
16
-1
18
62
1
8
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
702
83
316
399
7
534
1536
33
153
3
10
5
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
By the time I started following the game, Driver had already established himself as a capable offensive defenseman and
quarterback on the Devils' power play. It showed that year, too, having a career best in points with 55, and PPGs with 7.

It's not to take away from his defensive responsibilities, though. He knew how to play positional defense, and he was an

excellent pokechecker.

So when it came time to choose a new captain due to Kirk Muller's trade to the Canadiens, Driver would win out due to

the leadership capabilities he exhibited. And I'm sure it wasn't an easy choice, considering who was on the 1991-92
team. There were plenty of capable leaders even back then.

He would leave the Devils to go to a rival team (a trend that
was getting all too common), but he would get that elusive
trophy in New Jersey. YOU know which one I'm talking about. lol

To this day, he's living in New Jersey, coaching girls' hockey at Morristown-Beard School. He was recognized for his

achievement on the amateur level as the recipient of the John McMullen Award in 2010.
Entry Draft: 1981 Sixth Round Pick (108th overall) by the
Colorado Rockies
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
SHG
SHA
GWG
1987-88
NJ
20
3
7
10
-1
14
39
3
5
0
0
0
1989-90
NJ
6
1
5
6
3
6
21
0
3
0
0
0
1990-91
NJ
7
1
2
3
1
12
21
1
2
0
0
0
1991-92
NJ
7
0
4
4
-2
2
23
0
2
0
0
0
1992-93
NJ
5
1
3
4
-2
4
19
0
2
1
0
0
1993-94
NJ
20
3
5
8
4
12
33
2
3
0
0
0
1994-95
NJ
17
1
6
7
13
8
19
1
2
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
82
10
32
42
16
58
175
7
19
1
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise