Bob Essensa is a former National Hockey League goaltender who played 12 seasons in the NHL. Drafted 69th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1983 NHL Draft, Essensa went on to have a long NHL career with not only the Jets but also the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins. After retiring from the NHL, Essensa has been the goaltending coach with the Boston Bruins since 2003.
Since 1981, creator Mike Vaughn had a vision of making Vaughn Custom Sports a name that goaltenders all over the world knew, trusted and used throughout their playing careers. Located in Oxford, Michigan and London, Ontario, Vaughn Custom Sports has grown from making standard chest protectors in the early 80’s to becoming a world leader in the hockey industry. Some of the top NHL goaltenders have used and trusted Vaughn for years. Stanley Cup champion goaltenders such as Jonathan Quick and Matt Murray have trusted Vaughn goalie equipment for many years and continue to this day. Vaughn has been used by many iconic goaltenders throughout the years such as Carey Price, Ed Belfour, Chris Osgood, Bill Ranford and Andy Moog.