Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Robert Dirk
Robert Dirk was a third-round selection, 53rd overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 1984 Entry Draft from the Regina Pat of the WHL.

In three seasons with the Pats, Dirk was by far the team's most aggressive defender and also showed signs of strong playmaking skills. During his final junior year, in 1985-86, he scored 19 goals and 60 assists for 79 points and 140 minutes in penalties.

Dirk spent an entire season in the minors, honing his skills in preparation of getting the chance to play for the Blues. In 76 games with the Peoria Rivermen, Dirk had five goals and 17 assists and 155 minutes in penalties. He spent the bulk of his 1987-88 season in Peoria, but he was inserted into seven Blues games.

After a couple of years in the mainly in the minors, Dirk was sent to the Vancouver Canucks in 1991. It was not until that 1991-92 season that he got to play his first full NHL season, starting 72 games for the Canucks. He had two goals and seven assists to go along with 126 minutes in penalties.

At the end of the 1993-94 season, Dirk had an uneventful six-game stay with the Chicago Blackhawks before moving on to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1994-95. He played another year there before going to the Montreal Canadiens for three games, where his NHL career came to an end in 1996.

Dirk played with the Detroit Vipers and Chicago Wolves in 1996-97 before retiring from professional hockey. He left the NHL having played 402 games with 13 goals and 29 assists for 42 points and 786 minutes in penalties.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL 23 1 6 7 8
1982-83 Kamloops Blazers BCJHL 27 3 7 10 43 13 5 16 21 34
1982-83 Regina Pats WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Regina Pats WHL 62 2 10 12 64 23 1 12 13 24
1984-85 Regina Pats WHL 69 10 34 44 97 8 0 0 0 4
1985-86 Regina Pats WHL 72 19 60 79 140 10 3 5 8 8
1986-87 Peoria Rivermen IHL 76 5 17 22 155
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 1 1 16 0 6 0 1 1 2
1987-88 Peoria Rivermen IHL 54 4 21 25 126
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 0 1 1 11 -3
1988-89 Peoria Rivermen IHL 22 0 2 2 54
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 37 1 1 2 128 +9 3 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 24 1 2 3 79
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 41 1 3 4 100 +2
1990-91 Peoria Rivermen IHL 3 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 1 0 1 20 -7 6 0 0 0 13
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 72 2 7 9 126 +6 13 0 0 0 20
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 4 8 12 150 +25 9 0 0 0 6
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 2 3 5 105 +18
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 0 0 0 26 0 2 0 0 0 15
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 38 1 3 4 56 -3
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 44 1 2 3 42 +8
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 6 0
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 48 2 8 10 36
1996-97 Chicago Wolves IHL 31 1 5 6 26 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 402 13 29 42 786 39 0 1 1 56


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1986) Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis with Geoff Courtnall, Sergio Momesso, Cliff Ronning and St. Louis' 5th round pick (Brian Loney) in 1992 NHL Draft for Dan Quinn and Garth Butcher, March 5, 1991. Traded to Chicago by Vancouver for Chicago's 4th round pick (Mike Dubinsky) in 1994 NHL Draft, March 21, 1994. Traded to Anaheim by Chicago for Tampa Bay's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Chicago selected Chris Van Dyk) in 1995 NHL Draft, July 12, 1994. Traded to Montreal by Anaheim for Jim Campbell, January 21, 1996.
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