|First contract:||June 15, 1972|
|Debut:||April 7, 1974
(Boston vs. Toronto)
|Final NHL game:||January 24, 1976
(Washington at Pittsburgh)
|Stanley Cup:||Never won|
|Numbers worn:||28 (Boston);
12, 19 (Washington)
Years: 1974-1976. Playoffs: None
|Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Complete statistics available at NHL.com|
Won NCAA championship with Boston University in 1971. ... Tied for Boston University assists lead with 36 in 1971-72. ... Won NCAA championship with Boston University in 1972. ... Became first former Boston University player to play for Boston Bruins when he made NHL debut at end of 1973-74 season. ... Played on first Washington Capitals team during inaugural 1974-75 season, although he did not join team until February 1975.
June 8, 1972 -- Claimed by Boston from Tulsa (CHL, Toronto affiliate) in Reverse Draft. June 12, 1974 -- Claimed by Washington from Boston in NHL Expansion Draft. Feb. 23, 1976 -- Traded by Richmond (AHL, Washington affiliate) with Ron Anderson to New Haven (AHL, Minnesota affiliate) in exchange for Rich Nantais and Alain Langlais.
Full Name: Robert
Other Post-Draft Teams: Boston University (ECAC); Boston, Richmond (AHL); New Haven (AHL); Johnstown (NAHL); Long Beach (PHL)
Education: Graduated from Boston University in 1972.
Career Beyond Hockey: Returned to Boston area after retirement and became one of top golfers at the Lexington Golf Club in Lexington, Mass.
Family: Father of former women's college hockey player Emily Gryp, who played at Providence. ... Older brother of former college player Jerry Gryp.
Suffered broken thumb during Washington's Sept. 25, 1974, preseason game vs. Buffalo but did not miss any regular-season games due to the injury.
|Selected by New England Whalers in 1972 WHA Draft, the first WHA Draft, February 1972.||Selected by Minnesota Fighting Saints in 1973 WHA draft of established pro players.||Played on line with Steve Stirling and Craig Sarner for Boston (AHL) in 1972-73.||Was sixth player taken by Washington and 12th overall in 1974 NHL Expansion Draft.|
|Won Stanley Cup:||12|
|Hall of Fame:||3|
|1970 PICKS BY TEAM|
OTHERS DRAFTED IN 1970