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 team.

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 Championships.

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.

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