Bob Sabourin

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Bob Sabourin
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Sabourin c. 1952 at St. Michaels
Born (1933-03-17) March 17, 1933 (age 84)
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1952–1968

Robert Patrick Sabourin (born March 17, 1933) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player, coach, and general manager. A left winger, he played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL), for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1951–52 NHL season.[1] He later played in the minor leagues, eventually joining the Jacksonville Rockets of the Eastern Hockey League in the 1960s. He subsequently became their head coach and general manager, serving with the team until they folded in 1971.[1] Afterward he remained in Jacksonville, where he formed an advertising company with partner Jimmy Murdock to promote concerts, professional wrestling, and other events.[2] He later owned the skating rink Skate World (now Jacksonville Ice) and owned another hockey team, the Jacksonville Bullets, which folded in 1996.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Basch, Mark (November 8, 2004). "Hockey's future a lot brighter in Jacksonville". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Dan (June 22, 2003). "Bringing Down the House". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 

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