November 19, 1946 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (IHL)
Robert Richard Irons (born November 19, 1946) is a former National Hockey League and International Hockey League goaltender. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He played in three minutes and one second of one game in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues during the 1968–69 season. This occurred only because the Blues' starting goaltender, Glenn Hall, was ejected from a game before his replacement, Jacques Plante, was prepared to enter. Irons tended the net until Plante was able to take over.
After he retired as an active player, Irons went on to a long-time career as an analyst with the Komets' legendary play-by-play announcer, Bob Chase. Chase and Irons were a team that stayed together for 33 years before Chase's death in 2016.
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