Bill Plager 1973
July 6, 1945|
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
January 3, 2016 (aged 70)|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)|
Minnesota North Stars|
St. Louis Blues
Before playing in the National Hockey League, Plager played for the Peterborough Petes in Peterborough, Ontario, where he met his wife Donna Hickey. After retiring from the NHL, Plager returned to Peterborough with Donna, sons William Jr., Brett and daughter Dara. Plager is the brother of former NHL players/coaches Bob Plager and Barclay Plager. All three played together for four seasons with the St. Louis Blues.
Plager retired from hockey and became a manager at Quaker Oats Peterborough plant and was head coach of Atom B/C IceKats, girls hockey teams in the Peterborough Girls Hockey Association. He died on January 3, 2016.
- Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with the rights to Barrie Meissner and Leo Thiffault for Bryan Watson, June 6, 1967.
- Claimed by NY Rangers from Minnesota in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1968.
- Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Camille Henry and Robbie Irons for Don Caley and Wayne Rivers, June 13, 1968.
- Claimed by Atlanta from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972.
- Claimed by Minnesota from Atlanta in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1973.
Awards and achievements
- AHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
- nurun.com. "Former NHLer Plager dead at 70". Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
- SIHR. "Player Death Index - 2016". Sihrhockey.org. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
- "Bill Plager, former St. Louis Blues defenseman, dies". NHL.com. January 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
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