Robbie Irons

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Robbie Irons
Born (1946-11-19) November 19, 1946 (age 68)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (IHL)
Playing career 1967–1981

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.[1]

Irons shares with Christian Soucy the NHL record for the fewest career minutes by a goaltender.[2]

Irons played 11 seasons in the IHL with the Fort Wayne Komets, earning six selections to the All-Star team. His jersey number 30 is retired by the team.[1]


  1. ^ a b Robbie Irons @
  2. ^ Weekes, Don (2003). The Unofficial Guide to Hockey's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Publishing. p. 240. ISBN 9781550549423. 

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