Rob Laird (ice hockey)

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Glenn Roberts Laird
Born (1954-12-29) December 29, 1954 (age 62)
Regina, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
NHL Draft 116th overall, 1974
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 29th overall, 1974
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Playing career 1974–1986

"Robbie" Laird (born December 29, 1954) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played in one National Hockey League game for the Minnesota North Stars during the 1979–80 NHL season. Laird was drafted 116th overall in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins and 29th overall in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Fighting Saints.

Laird played 8 seasons with the Fort Wayne Komets and on March 6, 2002, he was inducted into the Komet Hall of Fame[1] in which he was honored with his jersey number #18 retired.[2]

He also coached the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks and Moncton Hawks as well as the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets and Phoenix Roadrunners. He served as an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals in the 1989–90 season.

Laird is currently a senior pro scout of the Los Angeles Kings having joined the club in the 1997–98 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Regina Pats WCHL 1 1 0 1 0
1972–73 Regina Pats WCHL 68 14 18 32 102 4 0 0 0 0
1973–74 Regina Pats WCHL 68 39 45 84 243 16 11 15 26 69
1974–75 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 62 15 28 43 115
1975–76 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 78 30 38 68 127 9 8 4 12 15
1976–77 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 78 43 46 89 151 9 3 3 6 10
1977–78 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 64 20 22 42 202 11 3 6 9 46
1978–79 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 80 45 62 107 296 13 7 10 17 80
1979–80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 61 26 19 45 160
1979–80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 55 24 23 47 137 3 1 1 2 8
1981–82 Nashville South Stars CHL 35 5 13 18 55 3 0 1 1 15
1983–84 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 77 37 46 83 137 4 0 1 1 17
1984–85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 79 33 34 67 157 13 7 5 12 25
1985–86 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 2 0 0 0 15
IHL totals 520 223 276 499 1200 59 28 29 57 193
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
IHL
First All-Star Team 1979 [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Komets Hall of Fame". Fort Wayne Komets. 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Komets' jersey retirement means different things to honorees". News-Sentinel. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Rob Laird player profile". legendsofhockey.net. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 

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