Bob Wren Scored 57 goals and 88 assists for 145 points during the 1992-93 Ontario Hockey League season. These astounding numbers were overshadowed in the high-flying early 1990’s. Wren’s 145 points were 17 behind Andrew Brunette of the Owen Sound Platers and three others had more goals that season. Teammate Pat Peake beat out Wren for the Red Tilson Trophy as Ontario Hockey League MVP.
Wren played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1991-92 to 1993-94. He played all three seasons for the franchise that would eventually become the Plymouth Whalers. In his first season, the team was know as the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors and in his final two it was the Detroit Junior Red Wings.
In Bob Wren’s final season in the Ontario Hockey League, his 109 regular season points weren’t even good enough for the league’s top 10. He produced another 30 points in 17 playoff games as the Junior Red Wings made it to the Robertson Cup finals before being ousted by the North Bay Centennials.
Wren was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 1993 NHL draft, 94th overall. His National Hockey League career would only amount to five regular seasons games, four with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and one with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wren would also appear in one playoff game with the Maple Leafs in 2001-02.
After nearly 600 games in the North American minors, Bob left for Europe for the 2003-04 season. Since, he has spent his time in Austria’s Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) and Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). In his seven seasons in Europe’s elite leagues, Wren has consistantly been over a point per game player. He led the Austrian league in assists in the 2004-05 season as a member of the Vienna Capitals.
Last season, Bob Wren played for ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL and is under contract to play for the team again this upcoming season. Check out Bob Wren’s profile page on the ERC Ingolstadt official website.