|Robert (Bob) Perani|
August 7, 1942|
|Died||April 15, 2012
in flight/en route from Detroit to Tokyo
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|IHL team||Flint Generals|
Children: Robert Perani (Jr.) Robert "Bob" F. Perani (August 7, 1942 – April 15, 2012) was a professional ice hockey goaltender for the Flint Generals in the International Hockey League. He was also the founder of Perani's Hockey World sports retail chain in 1976, and owned the naming rights for the Perani Arena and Event Center. Perani died on April 15, 2012 while traveling on an international flight from Detroit to Tokyo.
Perani was born in Italy in 1942 and moved to Canada with his family in 1953, settling near Toronto. He attended St. Lawrence University where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He played for a number of leagues in Michigan and Ontario. He and his wife Kris moved to Flint in the late 1960s and never left. Kris died from cancer in 2006.The following year, as part of the 'Perani Group', he bought the Flint Generals. He retired as a player after the 1974 season and went into the pizza business and in 1976 started "Bob Perani's Sports Shop".
- Hamilton Tiger Cubs 1959-1960 - 1 game
- Toronto Marlboros 1960-1961 - 3 games
- Whitby Mohawks 1961-1962 - 30 games
- Springfield Kings 1967-1968, 1968-1969 7 games
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1963–64|
|AHCA East All-American||1963–64|
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team||1964|
- Flint hockey legend and businessman Bob Perani dies NBC 25, April 15, 2012
- Former businessman and Generals hockey player dies WNEM, April 16, 2012
- Ham, Thomas E. (Spring 1964). "Orchids To:" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 51 no. 1. p. 19.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament