Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Dillabough
Bob Dillabough broke in to the NHL back in 1961 when he took to the ice for five games with the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings retained his rights for the 1962-63 season but his entire year was spent in Pittsburgh, playing with the Hornets of the AHL. In fact he played three years in Pittsburgh, only getting in to the Detroit lineup on four occasions.

In 1965-66, he was off to the Boston Bruins where he played 53 games, scoring seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points. He followed that up with a 60-game season, but his points production dropped slightly to 18.

The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed him in the 1967 Expansion Draft and he wore the blue and white Pens uniform for 47 games, scoring seven goals and 12 assists. After beginning the 1968-69 season in Pittsburgh, Dillabough was shipped off to the Oakland Seals, one of the other new teams in the league where he played in 48 and 52 games, respectively. That would be his final NHL destination, although he did remain in pro hockey for another four years, playing with the Rochester Americans and the Tidewater Wings of the AHL before playing a full 72-games with the Cleveland Crusaders of the brand new rival World Hockey Association. Dillabough had eight goals and eight assists that year playing on a team that had Gerry Cheevers tending goal.

Dillabough's final professional season was in 1973-74, when he played in 51 games for the Toledo Hornets of the IHL. He had 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1957-58 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 2 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 0
1958-59 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 54 11 20 31 58
1959-60 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 48 14 20 34 22
1960-61 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 27 20 47 28 12 8 8 16 2
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1961-62 Hershey Bears AHL 5 2 1 3 2
1961-62 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 34 17 16 33 12 5 0 1 1 14
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 10 2 0 2 4
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 52 15 19 34 32
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 72 9 19 28 18 5 2 2 4 6
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 52 13 25 38 18 4 0 3 3 2
1965-66 Boston Bruins NHL 53 7 13 20 18
1966-67 Boston Bruins NHL 60 6 12 18 14
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 7 12 19 18 -7
1967-68 Baltimore Clippers AHL 6 1 0 1 2
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 0 0 0 2 -6
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 48 7 12 19 4 -4 7 3 0 3 0
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 52 5 5 10 16 -18 4 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 0 0 2
1970-71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 45 3 12 15 14 7 1 1 2 0
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 15 0 0 0 4
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 72 8 8 16 8 9 1 0 1 0
1973-74 Toledo Hornets IHL 51 14 23 37 20 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 283 32 54 86 76 17 3 0 3 0


Traded to Boston by Detroit with Albert Langlois, Ron Harris and Parker MacDonald for Ab McDonald, Bob McCord and Ken Stephanson, May 31, 1965. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Oakland by Pittsburgh for Billy Harris, November 29, 1968. Claimed by Vancouver from Oakland in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Loaned to Phoenix (WHL) by Vancouver (Rochester-AHL) for cash, November 11, 1970. Traded to Detroit by Vancouver with Irv Spencer for John Cunniff and Gary Bredin, June 8, 1971. Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (WHA), August, 1972.