Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Blake Dunlop
Although born in Hamilton, Blake Dunlop grew up in Ottawa where he played four standout seasons for the Ottawa 67's of the OHA. During his final two campaigns, he also attended Carleton University, taking courses in psychology and sociology. But having led the OHA in scoring during his final year of junior, Dunlop became a hot commodity in pro hockey circles.

He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in 1973. But during his four seasons within the club's organization, he was never able to recapture the scoring touch that had blessed his junior career. During that time, he bounced regularly between the Stars and the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL.

In 1977, Dunlop was traded to the Flyers' organization where he continued as a minor-leaguer, for the most part, until his second year in the chain. After starting the season with the Maine Mariners of the AHL, he finally got a boost back to the top with the Flyers where he found some of the old scoring touch that he'd once known so well.

At the close of the season, however, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he settled into the most stable and productive phase of his career. In 1981, he scored a personal-best 87 points in 80 games and capped the campaign with a Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship.

He remained with the Blues until his release early in the 1983-84 campaign. He then signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings where he retired at the end of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Ottawa M&W Rangers ON-Jr.A
1969-70 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 45 17 15 32 10 11 3 5 8 6
1970-71 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 62 44 46 90 39 11 3 6 9 9
1971-72 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 62 32 52 84 41 18 9 12 21 2
1972-73 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 62 60 99 159 50 9 10 16 26 6
1973-74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 12 0 0 0 2 -3
1973-74 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 59 37 41 78 25 10 7 7 14 4
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 52 9 18 27 8 -7
1975-76 Minnesota North Stars NHL 33 9 11 20 8 -9
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 10 2 10 12 8
1976-77 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -2
1976-77 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 76 33 60 93 16 6 2 4 6 14
1977-78 Fort Worth Texans CHL 6 4 2 6 11
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 1 1 0 +1
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 62 29 53 82 24 10 5 4 9 12
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 20 28 48 16 +27 8 1 1 2 4
1978-79 Maine Mariners AHL 12 9 5 14 6
1979-80 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 18 27 45 28 -6 3 0 2 2 2
1980-81 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 20 67 87 40 +16 11 0 3 3 4
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 25 53 78 32 -9 10 2 2 4 4
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 22 44 66 14 -6 4 1 1 2 0
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 17 1 10 11 4 -1
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 6 14 20 20 -13 4 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 550 130 274 404 172 40 4 10 14 18


OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
AHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (1978)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1978)
Bill Masterton Trophy (1981)
Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota with Minnesota's 3rd round pick (Gord Salt) in 1978 Amateur Draft for Harvey Bennett Jr., October 28, 1977. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Rick Lapointe for Phil Myre, June 7, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 2, 1983.
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