Tim Bothwell

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Tim Bothwell
Born (1955-05-06) May 6, 1955 (age 68)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for
Coached for
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 19781990
Coaching career 1989present

Timothy John Bothwell (born May 6, 1955) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 502 games in the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Bothwell played for the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Hartford Whalers, and several AHL teams. Before his professional career, he played at Brown, where he was a three-time All-Ivy League defenceman, member of the Bruins' 1975-76 NCAA semi-finalists, and captain of the team the next two seasons. Tim was inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. He retired from playing hockey in 1990. [1]

Coaching career

Bothwell's first foray into coaching was as a player-coach with the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL in the 1989–90 season, his final as a player. Following his retirement from play, he accepted the head coaching position with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and lead the team during the 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons. Ahead of the 1992–93 season, he became head coach of the Phoenix Roadrunners in the International Hockey League(IHL) and remained with the team through the 1993–94 season, before moving on to the Calgary Dinos men's ice hockey team of the University of Calgary. Bothwell spent seven seasons as head coach in Calgary, 1994 to 2001, the longest period with any team of his coaching career. During his time with Calgary, he was an assistant coach to the Canadian men's ice hockey team that participated in the ice hockey tournament at the 1997 Winter Universiade. In the same year, he was honored with the Father George Kehoe Memorial Award as Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (CIAU) Coach of the Year. He ultimately left Calgary to take on the role of assistant coach with the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers, which he held for two seasons, 2001–02 and 2002–03.

In 2003, he assumed an associate coach position with the Calgary Oval X-Treme of the National Women's Hockey League, his first role in women's ice hockey. [2] [3] He was assistant coach to the Canadian women’s national team that won gold in the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2006 Winter Olympics and to the silver medal squads at the IIHF Women's World Championship in 2005 and 2015. He served as head coach of the Vermont Catamounts women's ice hockey team during 2006 to 2012. [4] In 2013, Bothwell became coach for the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). [3]

Bothwell was the head coach of the 2014–15 Midget AAA boys team at Edge School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. [5]

Personal life

Bothwell is the son of the late John Bothwell, the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Niagara. [6]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1973–74 Burlington Mohawks CJBHL 4222416359
1974–75 Brown University ECAC 9691514
1975–76 Brown UniversityECAC2912223430
1976–77 Brown UniversityECAC277273440
1977–78 Brown UniversityECAC299263548
1978–79 New York Rangers NHL 10002
1978–79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 66153348441046108
1979–80 New York RangersNHL4546102090008
1979–80 New Haven NighthawksAHL22671325
1980–81 New York RangersNHL30110
1980–81 New Haven NighthawksAHL731053639841236
1981–82 New York RangersNHL1303310
1981–82 Springfield Indians AHL100447
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL614111534
1983–84 St. Louis BluesNHL6221315651102214
1983–84 Montana Magic CHL 40330
1984–85 St. Louis BluesNHL79422266230002
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL62281053100008
1986–87 Hartford WhalersNHL41010
1986–87St. Louis BluesNHL72516214660006
1987–88 St. Louis BluesNHL7861319761001118
1988–89 St. Louis BluesNHL2200014
1988–89 Peoria Rivermen IHL 1407714
1989–90 New Haven NighthawksAHL753262956
NHL totals50228931213824903356

Awards and honors

AwardYear
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1976–77 [7]

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