Forward Bob Gracie played nearly 400 NHL games for six different clubs in the 30s. He was a fine playmaker and scorer who also played responsible defence.
Born in North Bay, Ontario, Gracie began his amateur hockey career in the NOHA with the local Trappers and the Kirkland Lake Lakers. He then moved on to the West Toronto Nationals and the Toronto Marlboros. Late in the 1930-31 season, Gracie impressed with four goals during an eight game NHL trial with the Maple Leafs. The next year he scored 13 goals while playing on a line with Frank Finnigan and Harold Darragh. That spring he scored three post-season markers while helping the franchise win its first Stanley Cup as the Maple Leafs.
Gracie played a couple of more years in Toronto then joined the Boston Bruins and New York Americans. In December 1934 he was traded by the Amerks to the Montreal Maroons where he played on a line with Gus Marker and Herb Cain,they contributed to a Stanley Cup championship. The hard working forward was a regular on Montreal until early in the 1938-39 season when he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks. Gracie then spent several years in the minors before retiring in 1948. His best year was 1944-45 when he scored an AHL-high 95 points for the Pittsburgh Hornets.