|Defenceman Bob Beers added offense
and depth to the blueline corps of four different teams during the 1990s.
He was adept at moving the puck up ice and was a confident point man on
the power play.
|Beers spent a year each with the
Buffalo Junior Sabres and Northern Arizona University before transferring
to the University of Maine. In 1985 the clever rearguard was chosen
210th overall by the Boston Bruins at the NHL Entry Draft. He enjoyed
three excellent years with the Black Bears and in 1989 was chosen to the
Hockey East second all-star team and the NCAA East second all-American
|Beers spent most of his time with
the Bruins as a member of the club's Maine farm team in the AHL.
Following a trade to the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning, he was given more
ice time and plenty of chances to work with the extra man. Beers
scored 36 points and potted seven goals on the power play. Following
the season the mobile backliner was added to the U.S. entry at the World
|Beers started the 1993-94 season
in Tampa but was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Chris Joseph.
Initially, Beers fit in well with the fast-skating club with 37 points
in 66 games and played for his country at the World Championships for the
second straight year.
|In August 1994 he was signed as
a free agent by the New York Islanders but saw less ice time with his new
club. Beers played most of the 1996 and 1997 seasons in the minors
before retiring. He also played briefly with the Boston Bruins and
suited up for his country at the World Championships for the third time.