Bobby Carpenter enjoyed a highly successful 18-year NHL career, spending time with the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, LA Kings, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. In 1,178 NHL regular-season games, Carpenter compiled 728 points (320-408). He ranks third all-time among American-developed players in NHL games played.
Carpenter became the first American-born player to record 50 goals in a season in 1984-85. That year, he led Washington with 53 goals and added 42 assists for 95 points and played in the 1985 NHL All-Star game.
Carpenter helped the Bruins win the President's Trophy in 1989-90 and notched four goals and six assists on Boston's run to the Stanley Cup finals.