Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Bailey
Bashin (Bob) Bailey was traded for Bill Dineen three times, once in 1951 with his brother John and again in 1957 and 1959. Bailey played for nineteen teams in his professional career and was included in trades involving over twenty players.

Bob was not a boy scout, as his nickname would attest, and his suspensions for various altercations made more news than his short appearances in the NHL. In 1955 he was suspended by the AHL for punching a referee during a Calder Cup playoff game between his Pittsburgh team and Buffalo. He was fined $575 and was banned from the remainder of the playoffs.

His NHL tour of duty included Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago, never for a full season, between 1953 and 1958. Although he proved a decent scorer elsewhere, he managed just a few goals in the Original Six, and spent most of his years in the minors waiting to be called up as a fill-in or replacement for an injured regular.

Incredibly, after almost 19 years of tough, grinding hockey, Bailey had his best offensive season when he was 34, scoring 132 points for the Dayton Gems in the IHL in 1965-66.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1947-48 Detroit<196>Windsor IHL 22 2 7 9 14 8 0 0 0 10
1948-49 Kenora Thistles NOJHA 14 5 10 15 51 5 2 3 5 8
1949-50 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 48 10 17 27 66 11 1 5 6 20
1950-51 Stratford Kroehlers OHA-Jr. 53 21 45 66 109 3 1 0 1 2
1951-52 Stratford Kroehlers OHA-Jr.
1951-52 Toledo Mercurys IHL 2 0 3 3 0
1952-53 Cleveland Barons AHL 54 11 35 46 115 10 2 2 4 33
1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 2 7 9 70 5 0 2 2 4
1953-54 Ottawa Senators QHL 2 0 0 0 12
1953-54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 7 2 3 5 19
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 32 4 2 6 52 1 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 26 9 19 28 23 5 0 8 8 24
1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 0 0 6
1955-56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 48 6 30 36 98 4 2 1 3 4
1956-57 Springfield Indians AHL 40 11 33 44 83
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 2 2 2
1957-58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 28 3 6 9 38
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 6 6 12 41 4 0 0 0 16
1958-59 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 28 41 69 153 7 4 3 7 16
1959-60 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 0 3 3 13
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 29 6 24 30 54
1960-61 Quebec Aces AHL 38 6 11 17 91
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 27 3 17 20 91
1961-62 San Francisco Seals WHL 12 2 6 8 12 2 0 0 0 16
1962-63 San Francisco Seals WHL 11 0 6 6 14
1962-63 Philadelphia Ramblers EHL 50 26 65 91 64 3 0 3 3 10
1963-64 Philadelphia Ramblers EHL 7 2 4 6 67
1963-64 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 22 12 19 31 64
1964-65 Dayton Gems IHL 54 31 56 87 102
1965-66 Dayton Gems IHL 61 45 87 132 127 10 9 8 17 53
1966-67 Dayton Gems IHL 35 13 36 49 59 4 3 1 4 8
1967-68 Dayton Gems IHL 24 15 36 51 93
NHL Totals 150 15 21 36 207 15 0 4 4 22


Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Detroit with John Bailey for the rights to Lou Jankowski and Bill Dineen, June, 1951.
Missed majority of 1951-52 due to knee injury in training camp, September, 1951. Traded to Toronto by Cleveland (AHL) with Gerry Foley for Chuck Blair and $30,000, May 30, 1953.
Suspended by AHL for remainder of 1955 AHL playoffs for assaulting referee Jerry Olinski, April 2, 1956. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Toronto (Pittsburgh-AHL) with Bob Sabourin for $11,000, May 28, 1956. Traded to Detroit by Springfield (AHL) for cash, September 22, 1956. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Detroit for 1956-57 season, September, 1956. Claimed by Chicago from Detroit in Intra-League Draft, June 5, 1957. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Jack McIntyre, Nick Mickoski and Hec Lalande for Earl Reibel, Billy Dea, Lorne Ferguson and Bill Dineen, December 17, 1957. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Detroit for cash, July 31, 1958. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for Bill Dineen, October 20, 1959. Traded to Montreal by Chicago (Buffalo-AHL) with Glen Skov, Terry Gray, Lorne Ferguson and the rights to Danny Lewicki for Ab McDonald, Reggie Fleming, Bob Courcy and Cec Hoekstra, June 7, 1960. Traded to San Francisco (WHL) by Pittsburgh (AHL) for Gord Redahl, February 27, 1962. Traded to Dayton (IHL) by Fort Wayne (IHL) for Roger Maisonneuve, November, 1964.
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