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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame - Builders Category


Bobby Kirk
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Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Born August 8, 1910(1910-08-08),
Dough Grange, Ireland
Died July 11 1970 (aged 59),
Pro Career 1930 – 1942

Bobby "Cagey" Kirk (August 8, 1910 – July 11, 1970) was a professional ice hockey player.

Born in Dough Grange, Ireland, Kirk played 39 games in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers. He grew up and played his junior hockey in Manitoba.

He played junior for the Elmwood Millionaires from 1927 to 1930 and then turned pro for the St. Louis Flyers in 1930-31. He played minor pro hockey in western Canada until the New York Rangers claimed him in 1935.

Kirk joined the Rangers' farm team the Philadelphia Ramblers in 1935-36. In 1937-38 he finally got his NHL chance, scoring 4 goals and 8 assists in 39 games for the Rangers. Unfortunately, he never played another NHL game.

He played for the Ramblers and the Hershey Bears until 1942-43 when he played for the senior Vancouver RCAF team. He then retired.

Kirk then became a coach with the junior Winnipeg Canadiens in 1948-49. Later he coached the junior Flin Flon Bombers from 1954 to 1956 and from 1959 to 1963. He also was the coach of the Buffalo Bisons in 1958-59 and the Regina Pats in 1964-65.

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    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L T Results
1948-49 Winnipeg Canadiens MJHL 30 12 17 1 25 2nd 10 5 4 1 Lost Final
1949-50 Winnipeg Canadiens MJHL 36 13 22 1 27 4th Statistics Unavailable

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