Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Connors
Bobby Connors, a versatile player that was adept at playing both left wing and defense was born in Scotland on October 19th, 1904 and died at the tender age of just 26. Connors played two years in Port Arthur, Ontario, then another reason in Niagara Falls before joining the NHL in 1926.

Connors spent part of the 1926-27 season with the New York Americans playing six games and scoring one goal. The next season Connors was out of the NHL plying his trade in the minors, but a trade in September of 1928 brought him back to the National Hockey League.

Connors was dealt to the Detroit Cougars for Frank Sheppard and he played a career-high 41 games that season. Connors scored 13 goals and 16 points that year. The next season he played 31 more games in Motown, but his production dropped to just 3 goals and 10 points.

In 1930, Connors was out of the NHL again, spending the year with the Seattle Eskimos of the Pacific Coast Hockey League. During the off-season Connors tragically drown near Port Arthur, Ontario, the town where he began his hockey career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1921-22 Grand'Mere Maroons QPHL 3 0 0 0 0
1922-23 Iroquois Falls Papermakers NOJHA
1923-24 Port Arthur Seniors TBSHL 16 4 1 5 5 2 0 0 0 0
1924-25 Port Arthur Seniors TBSHL 15 3 0 3
1924-25 Port Arthur Seniors Al-Cup 9 1 0 1 2
1925-26 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Sr. 18 12 6 18 26
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 17 6 2 8 31
1926-27 New York Americans NHL 6 1 0 1 0
1927-28 Detroit Olympics Can-Pro 38 14 10 24 131 2 0 0 0 6
1928-29 Detroit Cougars NHL 41 13 3 16 68 2 0 0 0 10
1929-30 Detroit Cougars NHL 31 3 7 10 42
1929-30 Detroit Olympics IHL 15 9 5 14 29 3 1 0 1 13
1930-31 Seattle Eskimos PCHL 27 9 1 10 88
NHL Totals 78 17 10 27 110 2 0 0 0 10


Signed as a free agent by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro), November 1, 1926. Traded to NY Americans by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro) for cash, February 1, 1927. Traded to Detroit by NY Americans for cash, September, 1928. Traded to Seattle (PCHL) by Detroit with Pete Bellefeuille for cash, September 12, 1930.
Suspended for remainder of 1930-31 season by PCHL for stick assault on Doug Brennan, March 10, 1931.
Died in a diving accident near Port Arthur, Ontario, July 27, 1931.