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Born June 18, 1964 (1964-06-18) (age 45),
Surrey, BC, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Pro clubs NHL
Minnesota North Stars
Washington Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
Springfield Indians
NHL Draft 80th overall, 1982
Minnesota North Stars
Career 1983 – 2000

Robert John "Bob" Rouse (born June 18, 1964 in Surrey, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.

Playing career

A prototypical stay-at-home defenceman, Rouse was drafted in 1982 by the Minnesota North Stars. After playing parts of six season with the North Stars, Rouse was traded to the Washington Capitals at the trade deadline of the 1988–89 NHL season in the deal that also sent Dino Ciccarelli to the Capitals. His steady and tough style of defensive play would help guide the Capitals to their first semifinals appearance in 1990.

During the middle of the 1990–91 NHL season he would be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Peter Zezel in exchange for Al Iafrate. He would join the Detroit Red Wings in 1994 as a free agent, and would help the Red Wings in two of their Stanley Cup winning teams (1997 and 1998), one of which would involve topping one of his former clubs the Capitals. Rouse would move on to playing with the San Jose Sharks in 1998–99, and retired during the 1999–2000 season after the Sharks released him.

In 1,061 NHL games, Rouse had 37 goals, 181 assists, and 1,559 penalty minutes.

Bob Rouse is currently (2007–2008) an assistant coach with the Chilliwack Bruins of the WHL.

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