Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Collyard
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Colorado College WCHA 25 31 17 48 46
1969-70 Colorado College WCHA 30 18 39 57 36
1970-71 Colorado College WCHA 30 20 37 57 6
1970-71 Kansas City Blues CHL 2 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Kansas City Blues CHL 59 13 22 35 14
1972-73 Fort Worth Wings CHL 67 17 50 67 53 4 2 3 5 2
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 1 3 4 4 +1
1973-74 Denver Spurs WHL 65 27 47 74 22
1974-75 Philadelphia Firebirds NAPro 72 42 61 103 78 4 3 3 6 12
1975-76 Philadelphia Firebirds NAPro 73 45 84 129 82 16 12 25 37 10
1976-77 Philadelphia Firebirds NAPro 71 31 85 116 76 4 3 2 5 7
1977-78 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 79 28 62 90 42 4 0 1 1 0
1977-78 United States WEC-A 10 1 5 6 2
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 69 21 35 56 32
1978-79 United States WEC-A 8 2 0 2 8
1979-80 VfL Bad Nauheim W.German 37 19 34 53 58
1980-81 VfL Bad Nauheim W.German 44 29 25 54 23 5 2 2 4 28
1981-82 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 77 24 46 70 32 5 2 2 4 9
1982-83 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 10 0 4 4 0
1982-83 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 5 0 6 6 0
NHL Totals 10 1 3 4 4


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1969)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1969, 1970)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1970, 1971)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
NAHL Second All-Star Team (1975, 1976, 1977)
Claimed by Washington from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974.