Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rob Whistle
Rob Whistle played two seasons of Junior with the Kitchener Rangers then he mixed hockey with education by enrolling at Sir Wilfred Laurier University. After four seasons of collegiate hockey, Whistle signed a free agent deal with the New York Rangers and began his professional career.

During his rookie season Whistle split his time between the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League and the NHL. Whistle played 32 games on the Rangers blue line and was able to contribute four goals and six points. That spring he suited up for his first NHL playoff games as well, but was held scoreless in three matches. After spending all of the 1986-87 season with the Nighthawks, Whistle was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Bruce Bell and future considerations.

With the Blues he played just 19 games, but matched his previous output of six points and appeared in a single playoff game that spring. Whistle spent the majority of that season with the Blues farm club in Peoria and that was where he began the following year as well but just four games into the schedule, he was on the move again. This time his destination was Washington, but he spent all of that campaign with their farm club and retired at season's end.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Thunder Bay Flyers TBJHL 28 10 21 31
1977-78 Thunder Bay Flyers TBJHL 28 28 30 58
1978-79 Thunder Bay Flyers TBJHL 18 10 12 22 22
1979-80 Kitchener Ranger B's ON-Jr.B 10 5 5 10 8
1979-80 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 55 2 5 7 68
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 33 4 0 4 47
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 0 1 1 0
1981-82 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA
1982-83 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 24 6 14 20 12
1983-84 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 24 9 15 24 42
1984-85 Wilfrid Laurier University OUAA 24 5 22 27 31
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 32 4 2 6 10 -1 3 0 0 0 2
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 20 1 4 5 5
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 55 4 12 16 30 7 1 1 2 7
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 3 3 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Peoria Rivermen IHL 39 5 21 26 21
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 61 2 24 26 30
1988-89 Peoria Rivermen IHL 4 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 51 7 5 12 16 4 0 0 0 2


OUAA First All-Star Team (1985) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 13, 1985. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Tony McKegney for Bruce Bell and future considerations, May 28, 1987. Traded to Washington by St. Louis for Washington's 6th round choice (Derek Frenette) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 19, 1988.