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Bob Barlow
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
167 lb (76 kg)
Teams Minnesota North Stars
Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA)
Born June 17 1935 (1935-06-17) (age 81),
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1955 – 1976

Bob George Barlow (born June 17, 1935 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played in 77 NHL games with the Minnesota North Stars over parts of two seasons and 51 WHA games with the Phoenix Roadrunners during the 1974–75 season.

He played junior hockey for the Barrie Flyers in 1953-54 and 1954-55. In the next three seasons Barlow split his seasons between the senior North Bay Trappers and the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League. In 1958-59 he played a full season for the Barons and then was traded to the Quebec Aces. In 1962-63 he was sent to the Seattle Totems and played mostly in the Western League until 1969.

In the summer of 1969 his NHL rights were accquired by the Minnesota North Stars. They brought him up, a 34 year old rookie and the oldest one in the league to date, to play the full 1969-70 season. He scored 16 goals and 17 assists in 70 games.

Barlow only played 7 games the next season and then was sent down to the Phoenix Roadrunners of the Western League. He stayed with the team until 1974-75, when the team transferred to the World Hockey Association. Barlow played in 51 games in that league, scoring 6 goals and 20 assists. He retired after that season and became the coach of the Tucson Mavericks in 1975-76. He played 2 games for the team, which marked the end of his playing career.


Barlow's daughter, Wendy, was an All-American tennis player at Brigham Young University. In addition, she played six years of professional tennis and was inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.[1] His granddaughter is Hillary Pattenden.[2] She is currently an ice hockey goaltender for the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey program.


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