Left winger Bill Bennett comes from one the top hockey families in the United States. His father, Harvey, was an NHL goaltender with the Boston Bruins, and all five of his sons went on to play professional hockey themselves.
Bennett began his NHL career with the Bruins who gave him his shot during the 1978-79 campaign, suiting him up for seven games. Bennett concluded the season with the AHL Rochester Americans, scoring 33 goals and 71 points in 72 games .
In 1979-80, Bennett was signed by the NHL Hartford Whalers and played a career-high 24 games scoring three goals and three assists. He often was paired with hockey immortal Gordie Howe while with the Whalers.