Timothy J. Bothwell
Timothy J. Bothwell
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Team: Ice Hockey

Timothy J. Bothwell '78
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1984

Timothy Bothwell '78 was one of Brown's outstanding defensemen. And he didn't do badly on offense either: The tall skater from Hamilton, Ontario, ranks thirteenth on Brown's all-time scoring list - the highest ranking defenseman in that group. Bothwell made headlines as one of only three Brown hockey players ever to be named to the All-Ivy first team in three consecutive years. He helped his team make headlines when it finished in third place in the nation in the 1976 NCAA tournament held in Denver. In addition, Bothwell was second team All-East his junior year, and captain of the Brown squad his senior year. After graduating, Bothwell turned pro. He is still making headlines. Those headlines tell a story of continued success for the 6'3", 190-pound skater. "Adjustment Easy for Nighthawk Bothwell," wrote a New Haven scribe shortly after Bothwell's debut with the New York Rangers' farm team there. "Bothwell's 'Trick' Sparks Nighthawks," reads a later headline. Then Bothwell moved onto bigger arenas and headlines in the New York Times: "Bothwell Signs with Rangers." "Unnoticed Ranger Is Improving." Three year ago Bothwell was signed by the St Louis Blues, where he has seen relatively steady play. And the good press reviews continue: "Future (Is) Now for Bothwell," wrote Ron Cobb of the St Louis Post-Dispatch last March. He described the former Brown star as "a steady, defense-oriented defenseman." A magna cum laude graduate in political science, Bothwell remembers his time at Brown as "the best years of my life." His successful career in pro hockey will prevent him attending the Hall of Fame induction banquet; the Blues have a game in Philadelphia.