Although Bob Bourne was drafted to by the Kansas City Scouts, he was traded to the New York Islanders before his NHL career began. Debuting for the Islanders in 1974, Bourne played 14 years in the NHL. He was on all four of the Islanders championship team and led the Islanders in playoff scoring en route to their fourth cup in 1983. In 1986, the Islanders put Bourne on waivers. He would be claimed by the Los Angeles Kings, where he would spend the final two seasons of his career. Bourne won the Bill Masterson Trophy following his final NHL season. After retirement, Bourne would go on to coach several minor league teams and now runs a hockey camp in Kelowna, British Columbia.