Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Barlow
Bob Barlow was 34 years old when he made his NHL debut, at the time the oldest rookie in the league's history. He had quietly played for independent teams in the AHL and WHL for 14 years, earning a reputation as a goal scorer. He had a 47-goal season with the Seattle Totems in 1962-63 to lead the league, and more often than not reached the 30-goal plateau in minor pro.

Just when he seemed destined to quit playing, the Minnesota North Stars signed him in 1969, hoping he'd be an example to their stable of young left wingers. Barlow lasted one full season with Minnesota before he was sent down to the Phoenix Roadrunners in the WHL a few games into the 1970-71 season.

He finally ended his playing career in 1976 after 24 years and 522 goals in professional hockey. He was soon coaching some of the teams he had scored for and against over the years, beginning with the Tucson Mavericks in the CHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1953-54 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 29 5 7 12 4
1954-55 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 46 33 27 60 41
1954-55 Cleveland Barons AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1955-56 Cleveland Barons AHL 2 1 0 1 0
1955-56 North Bay Trappers NOHA 56 20 18 38 56 10 2 2 4 4
1956-57 Cleveland Barons AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1956-57 North Bay Trappers NOHA 56 21 20 41 27 13 7 5 12 8
1957-58 Cleveland Barons AHL 6 4 0 4 2 7 2 2 4 4
1957-58 North Bay Trappers NOHA 60 27 36 63 39
1958-59 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 27 27 54 39 7 1 2 3 20
1959-60 Quebec Aces AHL 72 28 32 60 50
1960-61 Quebec Aces AHL 67 12 17 29 41
1961-62 Quebec Aces AHL 61 11 12 23 25
1962-63 Seattle Totems WHL 70 47 30 77 17 17 8 9 17 10
1963-64 Seattle Totems WHL 66 35 20 55 18
1964-65 Seattle Totems WHL 70 30 17 47 50 7 3 2 5 10
1965-66 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 71 42 39 81 20 14 10 9 19 21
1966-67 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 70 21 38 59 44
1967-68 Rochester Americans AHL 72 43 52 95 72 11 9 3 12 25
1968-69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 74 36 48 84 50 8 4 6 10 11
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 70 16 17 33 10 -3 6 2 2 4 6
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 7 0 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 44 19 26 45 21 10 3 3 6 26
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 64 16 21 37 24 5 0 1 1 2
1972-73 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 51 26 42 68 41 10 4 7 11 28
1973-74 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 48 19 30 49 12 9 6 5 11 6
1974-75 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 51 6 20 26 8
1974-75 Tulsa Oilers CHL 25 7 12 19 10 2 0 1 1 2
1975-76 Tucson Mavericks CHL 2 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 77 16 17 33 10 6 2 2 4 6


WHL Second All-Star Team (1963, 1969)
WHL First All-Star Team (1966)
AHL First All-Star Team (1968)
Loaned to Quebec (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for 1959-60 season for cash, July, 1959. Traded to Quebec (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for cash with Montreal retaining his NHL rights, May 6, 1960. Claimed by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) from Montreal in Reverse Draft, June 9, 1965. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. Claimed by Philadelphia from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 10, 1969. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for cash, June 10, 1969. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Minnesota for cash, September, 1971. WHA rights transferred to Phoenix (WHA) after owners of Phoenix (WHL) franchise awarded WHA expansion team, September 14, 1973.