Bob Neely

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Bob Neely
Born (1953-11-09) November 9, 1953 (age 63)
Sarnia, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Colorado Rockies
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1973
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft 1st overall, 1973
Chicago Cougars
Playing career 1973–1980

Robert Barry Neely (born November 9, 1953 in Sarnia, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 283 NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Rockies.[1] He was drafted number one overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft by the Chicago Cougars,[2] and 10th overall by the Maple Leafs in the NHL Amateur Draft.[1] Neely opted to sign with the Maple Leafs.[3] In his five-season career, Neely scored 39 goals and 59 assists, with five goals and seven assists in 26 playoff games.[1] Bob also won a bronze medal for Team Canada 1978 in Moscow at the Izvestia Cup.


  1. ^ a b c "Bob Neely". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Sports Briefs". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. 1973-05-19. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ Gilbert, Doug (1973-05-30). "Murdoch, Arnason among six who go". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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Preceded by
Lanny McDonald
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Ian Turnbull