Goldham started his National Hockey League career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1941 after playing for the Hershey Bears in the AHL. He would return to the AHL after the 1942 Stanley Cup win to play on the AHL 2nd All–Star Team.
Goldham served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 through 1945. After the Second World War he returned to the Toronto Maple Leafs until 1947 when he was traded with four other Leafs to the Chicago Black Hawks for Max Bentley and Cy Thomas.
In 1950, Goldham was traded to the Detroit Red Wings earning their Assistant Captain position in 1952 and would retire after the 1956 season. In 1955, he was a member of the NHL 2nd All-Star Team and won five Stanley Cups in his career in 1942, and 1947 with Toronto and 1952, 1954, and 1955 with Detroit.
Goldham played in the following NHL All-Star Games: 1942, 2nd All Star Team AHL. NHL 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954 and 2nd All Star Team 1955.
After retiring, he worked for several years as a television analyst on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada and on the local midweek Toronto Maple Leaf broadcasts on Hamilton's CHCH-TV channel 11.
Goldham was known as the First Little NHLer founded by Gordon Alcott in 1936, to make the NHL.
Goldham was married to Eleanor, and they had three daughters: Patricia, Susan and Barbara.
In 2015, he was posthumously inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
-I’m pretty sure he owned a business in Gtown, called Goldup plastics. I worked there for a few weeks one summer in the 60,s ...made plastic forks, knives etc.
- His father owned the butcher shop downtown
- I believe Normie Lockhurst also worked there in the Butcher shop. I was in there a few times . Loved the smell of the sawdust on the floor.
-Norm did so Sandy your right!!!
- Norm, always gave our dog a weinner, our dog knew the way...
-Great hockey player, he was Terry Sawchuck’s second goal keeper stopping a lot of shots at the blue line!! R.I.P. Bob Goldman!🌹🌹🌹
- Remember him well as a hockey player and in the butcher shop always got a free winner. My father always spoke highly of him as a hockey player.
-Goldham and Gatsby Detroit's best defense pair.
- Dad tells the story of being put in charge of him when his family visited my grandparents farm. He fell off the stone fence and Dad felt very guilty he hadn't been more vigilant, as he was 4 years older.
-Very good player
- my Mom ,went to school with him chaple street..R.I. P.
-My mother told me he would not have likely made it to the NHL if he had not used her and her sisters as goalies on John Street :). Nice to know that a guy that had a great NHL run came from our town, as GEORGETOWN is a real Hockey Town :)
- We lived down the street from his parents, very nice people.
-Met him once at memorial arena when some NHL stars were playing the intermediate Raiders back in the 50's.I was only 7 or 8 & my dad & I got to talk with him in dressing room.
- He went to school with my Mom.
- my parents bought his house across from the arena mid fifties