February 6, 1956 |
Sicamous, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota North Stars
|NHL Draft||44th overall, 1976
|WHA Draft||63rd overall, 1976
Robert Walter Flockhart (born February 6, 1956 in Sicamous, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who spent parts of five seasons in the National Hockey League. He is the older brother of former NHL player Ron Flockhart.
After playing his junior hockey with the Kamloops Chiefs, Flockhart was selected 44th overall in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. He had a solid first professional season in 1976–77, scoring 54 points in the minors for the Tulsa Oilers, and earning a five-game stint in Vancouver. He would spend three seasons in Vancouver's organization, scoring well in minor-pro but struggling to produce when called up to the parent club. His longest NHL stint came in 1977–78, when he appeared in 24 games, recording a single assist. He appeared in 14 games in 1978–79, scoring his first NHL goal and adding an assist.
Flockhart was released by the Canucks in 1979 and signed with the Minnesota North Stars. He led the Oklahoma City Stars in scoring in 1979–80, and scored a goal and 4 points in 10 games with the North Stars. He also scored a goal in his NHL playoff debut. He spent two more seasons in Minnesota's system, appearing in two more NHL games in 1980–81, but failed to establish himself as a full-time NHL player. He signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1982, but never appeared in the NHL with the Hawks, retiring from the sport in 1985.
Flockhart finished his career with 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points, along with 14 penalty minutes, in 55 NHL games.