Bob Fillion

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Bob Fillion
Bob Fillion MTL.jpg
Born (1920-07-12) July 12, 1920 (age 94)
Thetford Mines, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1943–1951

Joseph Louis Robert Edgar Fillion (born July 12, 1920) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played 7 years for the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. He won 2 Stanley Cups in his Career with Montreal in 1944 and 1946. He also spent time with the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL and the Sherbrooke Saints of the QSHL. SIHR documents his birth year as 1920

The Fillion hockey playing family[edit]

Born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Fillion is the most famous of Thetford Mines and one of Quebec's most famous hockey family,[citation needed] being one of seven hockey playing siblings.

Right Winger Marcel "Paddy" Fillion also reached the NHL, playing one game for the Boston Bruins in 1944–1945 and playing in the Eastern Hockey League, the American Hockey League and the Quebec Senior Hockey League from 1944 to 1952.

Right Winger Dennis Fillion played in the United States Hockey League, the Pacific Coast Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Maritime Major Hockey League, the Quebec Senior Hockey League and the Atlantic Coast Senior League from 1948 to 1956.

Defenceman Georges Fillion was invited to the Montreal Canadiens training camp at the same time as Bob but decided to return home in Thetford Mines because he did not speak English very well. He played in the Quebec Senior Hockey League.

Nelson, Fernand and Jean-Marie Fillion also played in the Quebec Senior Hockey League and various Senior Hockey leagues throughout the years.

All seven Fillion brothers played on the same team, the Thetford Chappies of the Ligue Intermédiaire de Hockey du Québec during the 1940s. This was where Bob and Georges were spotted by a Montreal Canadiens scout.

No building or street is named after them while the arena has been renamed Centre Mario Gosselin after Thetford Mines native goalie Mario Gosselin helped Team Canada finish in fourth place at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

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