June 30, 1956 |
Cupar, SK, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||98th Overall, 1976
Robert Alan Tudor (born June 30, 1956 in Cupar, Saskatchewan and raised in Dysart, Saskatchewan) is a retired former professional ice hockey centre who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League.
A scrappy but somewhat undersized center, Tudor was selected 98th overall in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft by the Vancouver Canucks following a 106-point season for the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. He would spend six seasons in the Canucks' system, consistently finishing as one of the highest scorers on their minor-league affiliates, but was unable to make the jump to the NHL full-time. His longest taste of NHL action came in the 1978–79 season, as he registered 4 goals and 8 points in a 24-game stint in Vancouver. He spent both the 1979 and 1980 playoffs on the Canucks' roster, appearing in 3 postseason games without scoring a point.
Released by the Canucks in 1982, Tudor signed on with the St. Louis Blues. He scored 37 goals in minor-pro, and earned another brief NHL callup, playing 2 games for the Blues in 1982–83. He would have a brief stint in Germany the following season, and a few more minor-league stops back in North America before retiring in 1986.
Altogether, Tudor appeared in 28 NHL games, recording 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points, and added 19 penalty minutes. Tudor and his friend and junior teammate Drew Callander would have almost parallel careers - teammates for 3 seasons in Regina, they would play together for four seasons in the Canucks' system for the Dallas Black Hawks, and later also teamed up in Germany. Tudor finished his career with 8 points in 28 NHL games, Callander with 8 points in 39 NHL games.
Rob currently coaches minor hockey in Okotoks, Alberta, where his son Connor also plays Junior Hockey.
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