Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Dawes
Bobby Dawes, who was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on November 29th, 1924, played both defense and centre during his lengthy hockey career. Dawes played his first year of professional hockey in the American Hockey League then made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1946-47 season.

Dawes played one game that year then after spending the next season entirely in the minors returned to the Maple Leafs for five more games in the 1948-49 campaign. Dawes played 11 games with Toronto the following year and was able to score a goal and three points. That would be the end of his time with the Maple Leafs organization, but Dawes did have one more NHL opportunity and that came in 1951 with the Montreal Canadiens.

Dawes played 15 games with Les Habitants after they acquired him and he enjoyed his most productive run putting up five points in that time. Though this signaled the end of his NHL career Dawes would play 14 more seasons of hockey in the minors and the Senior loop.

After a year in minor pro Bobby Dawes missed the entire 1952-53 campaign due to injury and when he returned to the game the next year, he did so as a coach, stepping behind the bench of the Galt Black Hawks. His coaching stint didn't last long and he was soon back on the ice. Dawes bounced between Senior clubs and minor pro organizations with his longest run coming with the Johnstown Jets. In 1962, after four seasons with the Jets, Dawes left pro hockey for good and returned to Saskatchewan and played three years of Senior hockey then retired to once again serve as a coach.

Dawes coached the Yorkton Terrier of the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League, the last team he played for, but after one year behind the bench elected to return to the ice for a final campaign.

Dawes last season came in 1966-67 and after producing 13 points in 16 games he retired for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1942-43 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers N-SJHL 7 7 6 13 20 3 3 1 4 0
1942-43 Saskatoon Jr. Quakers M-Cup 8 4 8 12 4
1943-44 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 26 8 19 27 32 10 2 4 6 4
1943-44 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 9 5 7 12 14
1944-45 Saskatoon Falcons N-SJHL 2 2 3 5 0
1945-46 New Haven Ramblers AHL 57 9 18 27 33
1946-47 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1946-47 Springfield Indians AHL 42 4 17 21 27 2 0 2 2 0
1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 13 31 44 35 2 1 1 2 5
1948-49 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 2
1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 55 16 35 51 31
1949-50 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 1 2 3 2
1949-50 Cleveland Barons AHL 47 3 19 22 41 9 1 3 4 10
1950-51 Buffalo Bisons AHL 10 2 3 5 6
1950-51 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 15 4 3 7 4
1950-51 Seattle Ironmen PCHL 20 2 11 13 10
1950-51 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 0 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0
1951-52 Montreal Royals QMHL 5 0 0 0 2
1951-52 Buffalo Bisons AHL 2 0 3 3 0
1952-53 Montreal Royals QMHL
1953-54 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr.
1953-54 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 19 2 10 12 4 10 0 5 5 4
1954-55 New Westminster Royals WHL 12 3 3 6 2
1954-55 Kelowna Packers OSHL 51 12 23 35 34 4 1 3 4 0
1955-56 New Westminster Royals WHL 56 8 25 33 47 4 2 1 3 0
1956-57 Kamloops Chiefs OSHL 54 4 42 46 52 12 5 6 11 15
1957-58 Kamloops Chiefs OSHL 48 11 35 46 36 15 0 5 5 2
1958-59 Johnstown Jets EHL 37 14 23 37 24 12 4 6 10 8
1959-60 Johnstown Jets EHL 50 19 40 59 8 13 0 12 12 9
1960-61 Johnstown Jets EHL 56 12 26 38 12 11 4 7 11 2
1961-62 Johnstown Jets EHL 68 16 30 46 24 13 6 8 14 2
1962-63 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 27 12 23 35 14 6 2 7 9 2
1963-64 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 8 8 12 20 0 11 4 4 8 4
1963-64 Saskatoon Quakers Al-Cup 6 0 1 1 4
1964-65 Yorkton Terriers SSHL 2 0 2 2 2 11 0 3 3 12
1965-66 Yorkton Terriers SSHL
1966-67 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 16 2 11 13 4 14 1 9 10 2
NHL Totals 32 2 7 9 6 10 0 0 0 2


OSHL First All-Star Team (1955)
OSHL Second All-Star Team (1957, 1958) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949)
Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Toronto with $40,000 and future considerations (Phil Samis, Eric Pogue and the rights to Bob Shropshire, April 6, 1950) for Al Rollins, November 29, 1949. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for Joe McArthur, September 6, 1950. Traded to Cincinnati (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, January 12, 1951. Traded to Montreal by Cincinnati (AHL) for Paul Masnick, February 13, 1951.
Missed majority of 1951-52 due to leg injury vs. Toronto, April 21, 1951.
Sat out entire 1952-53 season to rehabilitate broken leg vs. Toronto, April 21, 1951.
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