As I continue to recall some of the Penguins 1st round Picks, some may not realize that the Penguins current Color TV Analyst Bob Errey was a first round pick in 1983. He was a LW prospect that had a scoring touch but could play both ways very well.
Bob Errey played in the NHL for nearly 15 seasons, and played the bulk of those seasons for Pittsburgh. He played nearly 9 of those seasons with the Pens before being traded to Buffalo for Mike Ramsey. Bob Errey was a good penalty killer, but also spent a good bit of time in the sin bin himself. During a stretch in the late 80′s and early 90′s for the Penguins, he averaged about 120 penalty minutes a season. To compare that to someone of today, that would be the equivalent of Matt Cooke before he changed his ways. I am not saying that Errey played like him, just drawing a comparison in penalty minutes.
Errey’s top points season happened in 1998-99 when he netted 58 points along with 26 goals which also was a career high for Bob. He finished his Hockey Playing Career with a total of 382 points and 170 goals. His Career did not end in Pittsburgh in 93′ though.
Bob Errey came back to Pittsburgh to become their TV Color Analyst alongside Paul Steigarwald. He also has been an Analyst on the NHL Networks “NHL on the Fly”, and also on TSN as an in-studio Analyst.
Among Errey’s career achievements, he was on Team Canada’s Gold Medal team in 1997 at the World Championships. He served as team captain on the San Jose Shark’s team from 1993-1995. And finally he won 2 Stanely Cups while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 91′ and 92′.