Bob Collyard was born in Hitting, Minnesota on October 6th, 1949 and was drafted by the St. Louis Blues following his first season with Colorado College. Collyard played two more years in Colorado, then turned professional with the Kansas City Blues.
By 1973, Collyard was in the NHL, suiting up for 10 games with St. Louis. Collyard scored one goal and 4 points in that time, but the bulk of his season was spent in the minors with the Denver Spurs. It would prove to be his only time at the National Hockey League level.
In 1974, with his NHL rights now owned by Washington who had claimed him in the Expansion Draft that year, Collyard joined the Philadelphia Firebirds where he spent five seasons. During the 1977-78 campaign Collyard represented his country in the World Championships, a feat he repeated the next year as well.
Collyard headed to Europe in 1979 and spent the next two years playing in Germany. He returned to North America in 1981 to play in the International Hockey League. Collyard spent parts of two years with the Milwaukee Admirals and retired in 1983, a year he split between Milwaukee and Kalamazoo.