Robert C. Devaney
Robert C. Devaney
Hometown: North Andover, MA
Team: Ice Hockey

Robert C. Devaney '69
Hometown: North Andover, MA
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1988

Only fourteen players in the history of Brown Ice Hockey have scored over 100 points in their careers and Bob Devaney is one of the select few. With 56 goals and 48 assists for 104 points, he ranks 12th on the all-time list. The Edmonton, Alba. Native was sometimes overlooked because of players he skated with in his college career. However, that oversight is being lifted tonight. He excelled in the finesse game and played on some of the same lines as fellow Hall of Famers Wayne Small, Bruce Darling and Dennis Macks, who were premier players of the era. He possessed good skills as a shooter, a sniper around the net and playmaker. He also was a tremendous leader, serving as captain of both the freshman and varsity teams while at Brown. Recognizing Devaney's outstanding leadership skills, head coach Jim Fullerton stated that "the key to the success of the (1968-69 hockey) team will be its great spirit and this is due in large measure to the character and leadership of our captain Bob Devaney." As a senior, he earned second team All-Ivy honors and was the recipient of the Class of 1936 Most Valuable Player Award. After graduating from Brown, Devaney played one season with the University of Alberta Golden Bears and led the team to the Canadian National Finals. From there, he played a season in Bern, Switzerland and also a year with the Concord (NH) Eastern Olympics team. Currently, Bob serves as the Director of Operations - Installation and Maintenance for New England Telephone. He and his wife Betsey reside in North Andover, Massachusetts, with their three sons - Bryan (13), Jeff (11) and Kevin (7).