Bob Barlow

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Bob Barlow
Born (1935-06-17) June 17, 1935 (age 81)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA)
Playing career 1955–1976

Robert George Barlow (born June 17, 1935 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

He was the captain of the Vancouver Canucks of the Western Hockey League during the 1968-69 season. He played in 77 NHL games with the Minnesota North Stars over parts of two seasons and 51 WHA games with the Phoenix Roadrunners during the 1974–75 season. He retired after that season and became the coach of the Tucson Mavericks in 1975-76. He played 2 games for the team, which marked the end of his playing career.

On Oct. 12, 1969, at the age of 34, Barlow made his NHL debut as a member of the Minnesota North Stars; becoming the oldest rookie to play a game in NHL history (to be eclipsed three years later, by 38-year-old Connie Madigan). He scored on his first shift, beating Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers.[1] Bob scored his first NHL goal, on the first shot of his first shift after six seconds on the ice. This record fastest first goal remains the NHL record.


Barlow's daughter, Wendy Barlow, was an All-American tennis player at Brigham Young University. In addition, she played six years of professional tennis and was inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.[2] His granddaughter, Hillary Pattenden,[3] is currently an ice hockey goaltender for the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey program.[4]


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